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Yosemite View Lodge
2.5 out of 5
11136 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
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The price is $236 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (2,232 reviews)

"Great location, large clean rooms, staff trying to do their best in difficult circumstances of COVID-19"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Yosemite View Lodge
Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages
1 out of 5
9988 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
The price is $116 per night
3.7/5Good! (840 reviews)

"Public areas such as shared bathrooms could be better maintained."…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages
Cedar Lodge
2 out of 5
9966 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
The price is $183 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,810 reviews)

"air conditioning worked great. plenty of room. nice pool. very close to Yosemite."…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

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Cheap Hotels in El Portal

El Portal offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Sierra National Forest.

When it comes to affordable places to stay in El Portal, the area has hotels that won't break the bank. These options offer competitive rates and get good reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

Yosemite View Lodge - 2.5-star family-friendly hotel. You'll find free parking, 3 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to public transportation and comfortable rooms.

Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages - Customers like this 1-star campground for its comfortable beds. It offers an outdoor pool.

Cedar Lodge - At this 2-star family-friendly hotel, you can take advantage of free parking, an outdoor pool, and 2 restaurants. Reviews mention the proximity to public transportation and comfortable rooms.

Planning Your Trip to El Portal

Still deciding on travel dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can plan around good weather.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 95°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and November, with an average temperature of 38°F
  • Rainiest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 5.11 inches
  • Driest months: September, May, October, and April, with an average rainfall of 1.44 inches

Sightseeing In and Around El Portal

El Portal attracts visitors with its beautiful parks and majestic mountain views, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Glacier Point and Half Dome, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Enjoy the outdoors at Sierra National Forest and El Capitan, or check out the area's cultural spots like Yosemite Visitor Center.

El Portal is also notable for its:
  • Riverfront
  • Restaurants
  • Sightseeing
  • Tours

Getting Around El Portal

The most convenient airport is in Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite), 18.1 mi (29.2 km) away from the city center. El Portal might not have many public transportation choices so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to explore more of the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is El Portal like for travelers on a budget?
El Portal offers a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Sierra National Forest, this destination is home to Yosemite National Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in El Portal?
Based on reviews, Cedar Lodge is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free parking and an indoor pool. Another top option for your budget-friendly stay is Yosemite View Lodge.
What's the weather like in El Portal?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 77°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 50°F. Average annual rainfall for El Portal is 30 inches.
What is there to see and do in El Portal?
El Portal attracts visitors with its beautiful parks and majestic mountain views, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Yosemite Valley and Yosemite Falls, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Take in the local culture at Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Ansel Adams Gallery, or enjoy the area’s natural beauty at Sierra National Forest.
What's the best way to get around El Portal?
The most convenient airport is Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite), 18.1 mi (29.2 km) away. El Portal might not have very many public transit options to choose from so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to see the area.

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