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The Grand Mountain-top Retreat, Close to Yosemite
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4.03 mi from city center
3.4/5Good! (18 reviews)
Spectacular!!

"Fabulous home. Our 3 daughters & families stayed 8 days & loved it. Very spacious living areas, well built so even with 6 kids the bedrooms were quiet. 3 teen boys loved their hide out in the loft. I brought air mattresses for them. Family with 2 babies had lower room ( baby monitor worked) so at ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

The Grand Mountain-top Retreat, Close to Yosemite
Great Cabin Near Yosemite!
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3.84 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)
Home away from home

"The house is lovely and is truly home away from home. Was surprised that even cooking oil was provided! The hot tub is a bonus!!!! and a Rose wine is a lovely surprised. As part of the stay, you can enjoy the pool of the Lodge but we didn't bother using it as we enjoyed the house itself. The only ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Great Cabin Near Yosemite!
Relaxation at the River's Edge, Hites Cove Hiking Trail Nearby
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4.03 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (31 reviews)
Great location and comfort

"Smooth check in process and overall healthy condition of the property. Could use some uplifting given the size of the home and premium charges. Overall great place for some quiet time with a large family. Carpets could be replaced with tile given the 2 indoor jacuzzis within the rooms. Awesome location ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Relaxation at the River's Edge, Hites Cove Hiking Trail Nearby
White Chief Mountain Lodge
2 out of 5
7776 White Chief Mountain Rd, Fish Camp, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $143 per night
15.78 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (453 reviews)

"Quiet property. Mindy (attendant) was very helpful and cooperative. Rooms have small microwave and fridge"…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

White Chief Mountain Lodge
Evergreen Lodge Yosemite
3.5 out of 5
33160 Evergreen Rd, 30 miles east of Groveland, Groveland, CA
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14.47 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)

"Great resort with excellent dining options. It's located outside of Yosemite park so you'll have to drive in for an hour to reach Yosemite Village. Their Internet was a bit unreliable as I couldn't get a consistent connection. Other than these points, it's a fine place to stay!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Evergreen Lodge Yosemite
Yosemite Lakes RV Resort
2 out of 5
31191 Hardin Flat Road, Groveland, CA
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13.07 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (299 reviews)

"Clean, cabin we stayed in was very nice. staff was very nice also"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Yosemite Lakes RV Resort
Inn the Woods Suites
3.5 out of 5
44621 Silver Spur Trail, Ahwahnee, CA
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19.12 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (132 reviews)

"Great location, they provided an extensive amount of information about Yosemite and where to go and what to see. The knowledge they provided saved us a great amount of time when in the park."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

Inn the Woods Suites
Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
3.5 out of 5
34001 Highway 120, 23 miles east of Groveland, Groveland, CA
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10.98 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (982 reviews)

"Loved the layout of the villas with separate bedrooms and deck. Would like microwave ovens in the villas as well as Ice machines more convenient to the villas. Wished the menu had more daily updates...not much of a soup selection."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
4 out of 5
1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA
The price is $318 per night
16.04 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (2,207 reviews)

"We had a short but wonderful stay at Tenaya Lodge. We weren't sure what to expect in terms of staying at a hotel in the time of Covid19. However, I was happy to see that the managment take guest and staff safety seriously - the rooms are left empty for 24 hours between guests. Just as importantly, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Miners Inn
2 out of 5
5181 Highway 49 N, Mariposa, CA
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The price is $161 per night
16.38 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"I like the customer service , the place is nice and clean"…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Miners Inn
Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel
2.5 out of 5
4999 Highway 140, Mariposa, CA
The price is $179 per night
16.61 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Phillip at the front desk was awesome. We had several minor issues with the room and he handled them right away. Rooms were VERY clean and the to go bags for breakfast were a nice treat."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel
Cedar Lodge
2 out of 5
9966 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
The price is $180 per night
4.04 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (4,635 reviews)

"Cedar Lodge is a great place for families! It has an awesome pool and beautiful swimming hole across the street. There are grills to use by the river and the lodge has all the necessities you could want. And it’s only 30 mins to the heart of Yosemite Valley!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Cedar Lodge
Red Bud Lodge
2 out of 5
9484 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
The price is $189 per night
6 mi from city center
3.4/5Good! (406 reviews)

"Kindness and understanding in the staff showing interest in our stay all the time"…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Red Bud Lodge
River Rock Inn
2.5 out of 5
4993 7th St, Mariposa, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $143 per night
16.49 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (373 reviews)

"Loved it. Can't wait for this pandemic to be over so we can come back and visit when the whole property is open"…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

River Rock Inn
Yosemite Riverside Inn
2 out of 5
11399 Cherry Lake Road, Groveland, CA
The price is $165 per night
16.22 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (925 reviews)

"Location closed to swimming, hiking, fishing, & many more activities"…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Yosemite Riverside Inn
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Visiting El Portal

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring El Portal, and visitors give high marks for the riverfront, beautiful parks, and top-notch restaurants. Relaxing and welcoming, this city also attracts tourists with its local tours. Around the area, top sights include Glacier Point, Half Dome, and El Capitan.

  • There are 7 hotels and other accommodations in El Portal
  • The closest major airport is in Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite), 18.1 mi (29.2 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in El Portal

The city's riverfront, hiking trails, and parks provide a picturesque setting, and places to visit include Sierra National Forest. In the area, you'll also find Glacier Point and Half Dome.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 7 hotels and other lodging options available to choose from in El Portal. These are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Yosemite View Lodge - This 2.5-star hotel features 3 outdoor pools, 2 restaurants, and an indoor pool. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its bar and proximity to public transit.
  • Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages - Our customers love the dining options and walkable location at this campground. Amenities at this 1-star campground include an outdoor pool and WiFi.
  • Red Bud Lodge - Amenities at this 2-star motel include free parking and an in-room kitchenette. Expedia customers like its breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms.

Outside the city, popular places to see include El Capitan, located 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from the city center, and Yosemite Falls, which is 11.2 mi/18 km away.

Dressing for El Portal

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 66°F and the nighttime average to be 37°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 93°F during the day and 44°F at night
  • July through September averages 97°F during the day and 57°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 85°F during the day and 37°F at night
  • El Portal gets about 29.53 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 95°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 38°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in El Portal?
Yosemite View Lodge is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This hotel offers 3 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Reviews from our site also recommend Cedar Lodge and Red Bud Lodge as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in El Portal, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get the top deals on offer in El Portal.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to El Portal?
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What's the best budget-friendly hotel in El Portal?
Based on reviews, Yosemite View Lodge is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Another top choice for your budget-friendly stay is Cedar Lodge.
What's the best accommodation for a family trip to El Portal?
Yosemite View Lodge is a hotel with a lazy river and 3 outdoor pools, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Cedar Lodge is another good choice for your kid-friendly vacation. Attractions in the area like Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad are also fun for the whole family.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to El Portal?
Yosemite View Lodge is a favorite hotel for couples, and features 2 restaurants and 3 outdoor pools. Another good option for a stay with your sweetheart is Cedar Lodge.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in El Portal?
Yosemite View Lodge is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers 2 restaurants along with in-room kitchenettes for its human guests.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to El Portal Market?
Yosemite View Lodge is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers 3 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. It’s located just a short 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from El Portal Market. Other good options within 5 miles include Cedar Lodge and New Upscale Yosemite West Vacation Home Inside Yosemite National Park Gates.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in El Portal?
Yosemite View Lodge is a top beach hotel with an indoor pool and a restaurant. Spend some quality time by the water at Cathedral Beach.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the slopes in El Portal?
Based on our travel data, Cedar Lodge is a top hotel for hitting the ski slopes, and features a restaurant and an indoor pool. Yosemite View Lodge is another good option to stay near the slopes. Those looking to ski or snowboard can spend their days at Badger Pass Ski Area.
What are some accommodations with pools in El Portal?
Yosemite View Lodge is a top hotel with 3 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a lazy river. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Cedar Lodge and Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages.

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