Get an overview of this hotelWilderness setting, private river beach near Yosemite

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Grocery/convenience store
24-hour front desk

Location

8 miles from the Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite National Park, this lodge offers a "base" for adventures in the surrounding area.

Property Amenities

Set on the banks of the Merced River, the cedar-wood lodge offers a private beach, plus indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Guestrooms

Cedar Lodge guestrooms feature views of mountains and trees; amenities include cable TV with premium channels, and air conditioned rooms with climate control.

 Guest Highlights

  • Comfortable rooms
  • Good, quiet location
  • Pool
  • Clean guestrooms
  • Guestroom size
  • WiFi could've been better

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Set on the western footsteps of Yosemite National Park, the Cedar Lodge offers a wilderness setting with a private beach with direct access from the lodge along the Merced River.

Guests can enjoy four fresh air gazebos, barbecue and picnic areas, a playground, a heated indoor pool, and spa tub, as well as a seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

The lodge, which is air-conditioned in public areas, also provides the following business amenities: an Internet point, conference facilities with 900 square feet, audio-visual equipment, and event catering.

Accessibility features such as handicapped parking and in-room accessibility are available. Please note no elevators are in this hotel.

Cedar Lodge offers a 24-hour front desk.

  • Spa tub 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Picnic area 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Lazy river 
  • Year Built 1978 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 900 
  • Free self parking 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 84 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 6 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Lazy river  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 10.00 per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 10.00 per day )

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free toiletries 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Television 
  • Limited WiFi (surcharge) device count 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Cedar House Restaurant - This sports bar and grill has all-American cuisine for breakfast and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests can enjoy swimming in either the indoor pool or seasonal outdoor pool, or splashing in the river along the hotel's private pebble beach, with direct access from the hotel. A spa tub is also on site. Four gazebos as well as barbecue pits and picnic areas offer areas for relaxation and family get-togethers.

A variety of outdoor activities are offered in the area around the hotel, including hiking, camping, and river rafting. Ahwahnee Golf Course, 60 miles away, is open to the public.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Playground on site 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 7 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.
Guests driving to the property should be aware of seasonal road closures. Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass) closes October through late June, restricting east-to-west travel across the park. Yosemite's eastern gate and Tuolumne Meadows are not accessible when Tioga Pass is closed. Guests are advised to check local weather and road conditions/closures with the California Department of Transportation before travel. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 5 per night.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

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 are 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No elevators
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12.00 and USD 16.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10.00 per 24-hour period (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 10.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 5 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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