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Frequently asked questions
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 Yosemite National Park, this destination is home to Sierra National Forest and Merced River, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
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. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Yosemite View Lodge and Red Bud Lodge.
Expedia has 6 hotels in El Portal that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to El Portal, and keep in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. 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 precipitation for El Portal is 30 inches.
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 National Park, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Take in the local culture at Ansel Adams Gallery and Pioneer Yosemite History Center, or enjoy the area’s natural beauty at Sierra National Forest.
Scoping out the transportation options in El Portal is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. 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.
Recent reviews of El Portal hotels
Expedia Verified Review
5 / 5 Excellent
Close to Yosemite with great services friendly staff and more reasonably priced than other options.