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416 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Parking included
Air Conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationYosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance15 min drive
Popular LocationTunnel View29 min drive
AirportMariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite)35 min drive
Popular LocationYosemite Big Oak Flat Entrance54 min drive

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  • Classic Cabin, 2 Queen Beds

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 452 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsClassic Cabin, 2 Queen Beds
  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsSingle Room

About this area

El Portal

Red Bud Lodge is located in El Portal. Merced River Recreation Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Yosemite Valley and Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance - 15 min drive
  • Bridalveil Fall - 26 min drive
  • Tunnel View - 29 min drive
  • Lake McClure Bagby Recreation Area - 52 min drive
  • Yosemite Big Oak Flat Entrance - 54 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportMariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite) - 35 min drive


  • Canyon Bar & Grill — 3 min drive
  • Cedar House Restaurant — 3 min drive
  • Little Bear Pizza — 4 min drive

About this property

Red Bud Lodge

Motel in El Portal with free parking
Barbecue grills and free self parking are available at this smoke-free motel. All 10 rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, plus coffee makers and satellite TV. Guests will also find ceiling fans and free toiletries.
Red Bud Lodge offers 10 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Kitchenettes offer refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Premium satellite television is provided. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator



Check-in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Cedar Lodge 9966 Highway 140, El Portal, CA 95318
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Cellular phone service, Internet service, and guestroom phones are not available at this property.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Red Bud Lodge El Portal
Red Bud El Portal
Red Bud Lodge Motel
Red Bud Lodge El Portal
Red Bud Lodge Motel El Portal

Frequently asked questions

Is Red Bud Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much does it cost to stay at Red Bud Lodge?
As of Oct 20, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Red Bud Lodge on Nov 3, 2020 start from $79, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
How much is parking at Red Bud Lodge?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Red Bud Lodge?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM–6:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Red Bud Lodge?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Red Bud Lodge located?
Situated in a national park, this motel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance, and Merced River Recreation Area. Briceburg Information Center is 9.4 mi (15.2 km) away.
416 reviews
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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was cozy and clean, right on the Merced river which is a huge plus if you're into fishing.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Never Again
It started off getting a room that was turned upside down and had not been cleaned. They apologized and gave us a different room that was cleaned. The premises are completely unkept falling apart. They helpers (2 miles away) were very friendly, but definitely distanced themselves from the Red Bud site.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020