Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal

11136 Highway 140, El Portal, United States, 95318  show map
 3 stars
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Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal

Paid Wi-Fi

USD 10 per day

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Yosemite View Lodge boasts perfect location with a great view of Yosemite National Park and the Merced River. Renovated in 2004, the hotel has welcomed guests since 1976.

Because of Yosemite View Lodge location in the center of a ski area, it is easy to get to Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch, Taft Point and El Capitan. The city center is 2 km away from the hotel.

The hotel allows quick access to a national park and a river.

Yosemite View Lodge can be reached in 80 minutes by car from Merced Municipal Arpt airport.

Rooms

There are 335 individual rooms appointed with a laptop-compatible safe, a refrigerator, a patio, TV and a personal computer. The guestrooms look out on the park. For more comfort a spa bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower are provided.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The restaurant serves American dishes. Offering a variety of dishes, The River Restaurant & Lounge and Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant are just about 100 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers free shuttle service, housekeeping and laundry together with an elevator, a gift shop and a vending machine for guests' comfort.

Relax

Guests are welcome to use a spa lounge and a Jacuzzi. The on-site activities include rafting, hiking and rock climbing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms at USD 10 per day.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   335.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Mountain view
  • River view

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Fireplace in room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal El Portal location
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Hotel Address:

11136 Highway 140, El Portal, United States, 95318

Get directions
City Center
  • El Portal
    1.1 mi
Airports
  • Merced Municipal Arpt (MCE)
    49.3 mi
  • 50.8 mi
Restaurants
  • Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
  • The River Restaurant & Lounge (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    335

Rooms and availability

Yosemite View Lodge photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 1 Super King-size bed
Size: 295 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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    King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 220 sq. feet
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      Queen Room
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Queen-size bed
      Size: 295 sq. feet
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      Standard|River View Two Queen

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        Triple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal El Portal location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          11136 Highway 140, El Portal, United States, 95318

          Get directions
          City Center
          • El Portal
            1.1 mi
          Airports
          • Merced Municipal Arpt (MCE)
            49.3 mi
          • 50.8 mi
          Restaurants
          • Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant (cuisine: American)
            300 ft
          • The River Restaurant & Lounge (cuisine: American)
            300 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            335

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          Local attractions

          • Mirror Lake - 4.0 mi
            Yosemite National Park
          • El Capitan - 5.5 mi
            Yosemite National Park, CA
          • Ribbon Fall - 7.5 mi
            Yosemite National Park, CA
          • Hetch Hetchy Reservoir - 4.0 mi
            Hetch Hetchy Road
          • Bridalveil Falls - 7.2 mi
            Yosemite National Park, CA

          Restaurants nearby

          • Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant - 300 ft

            Address: 11136 California 140
            Phone: (209) 379-2681

            50% likes this, based on 117 reviews
            Cuisine: American

          • Parkside Pizza - 300 ft

            Address: 11136 Hwy 140,

            71% likes this, based on 43 reviews

          • The River Restaurant & Lounge - 300 ft

            Address: 11134 Hwy 140

            Cuisine: American

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            335
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          Yosemite View Lodge Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Yosemite View Lodge

          Average guest rating

          7.6out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 61 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Family with children
            9.6

            Fantastic location only 5 minutes from the park entrance. The only way to be closer is to actually stay within Yosemite Village itself which frequently needs to be booked many months in advance. The drive from the park entrance to the village is another 15-20 minutes, but its picturesque and ever changing. The facilities in the lodge were surprisingly comfortable. The rooms reasonably large and well appointed for a family of four. I wasn't expecting to be as nice as it was after looking at the photos on the website so we were all very happy. The small kitchenette's in the family suites were also really welcome. The kids loved playing in the pool(s)/spa after spending the day in the park and the small games room was a welcome addition. The breakfast was terrific and set us up well for the day and a relative bargain. Service was attentive and courteous. All in all, a terrific stay - particularly since our room had views of the Merced River too.

            Aesthetically, the decor was a little old-fashioned in style and not to the tastes of some. Wi-fi was extra and only available in the building where reception is located. Oh, and don't forget to bring a bottle opener if you plan on drinking some wine which isn't a kelvin top (screw top). Perhaps its just me, but when I asked the restaurant staff if they could open the wine we bought to have with our pizza (from the shop at the Lodge no less), they said corkage would be $10 as per California law. Needless to say, I managed to find an alternative solution - especially since the wine only cost $5 in the first place!

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            The accomadations were perfect. Pools, hot tubs, river view, resturant on site and little store with everything you could need as well as gifts. Yosemite was 2 miles away!

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            especially loved the view, remodled & very clean. We would visit this place again.

            price could be a little more accomidating to the economy crisis.

          • Single
            8.2

            Perfect location for acccess to Yosemite National Park. The dinner salad bar and breakfast buffet were excellent.

            I arrived at night. There were no directions to the lodge office. My mattress was not firm.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Location and scene

            Need for new or acceptable clean bed sheets and towels

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            Fantastic location. The room was noticeably clean. Loved the river behind it.

            Come on-- the facility can have wi-fi for the entire facility, not just the front desk. For goodness sakes, it's 2012. Apple is the richest company one earth. That means everyone has apple products and apple products require web connection. i figure in good months, the lodge grosses nearly 4 million dollars. Come Mr. Republican owner, throw a bone with free wi-fi-- and for the entire faciltiy!!!! Also, there's no night life, dig deeper for more channels on the television!!!!!!

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Every thing we needed was on sit, great staff, great room with a view.

          • Family with children
            7.0

            location , natural view ,

            towels not replaced regularly. calling hotel restaurant from hotel room not free (through receiption).

          • Family with children
            7.8

            |Location is excellent!!! nice kitchenette and View was great!!

            pretty clean- the sheets had a bit of a weird smell.. the garbage outside the door room was full..

          • Family with children
            8.2

            riverside view & location.

            no lunch service at restaurant. dog hairs everywhere at patio area.

          • Single
            8.2

            Great location, ideal for access to the park.

            The wifi wasn't free at all, $9 for your room and it didn't even work with no refunds. No flexibility for check in, 3pm is late seeing as check out is 11am!

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            The roar of the river and view of it from our balcony! It was the best part for me. Slept the best there over the other 12 places we stayed on our vacation. Liked the kitchenette, too! It was a wonderful place, just wish it did not feel so much like a time-share or large crowd place, but it was fine.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            The location, close to Yosemite, was great. The patio overlooking the Merced River was a nice place to enjoy our morning coffee.

            This is probably a better place for a family to stay. The complex was huge, with several pools, etc.; we prefer something more personal. The price was more than what we used the facilities for. We would not stay there again, but in the right circumstances and people, it would likely be a good deal.

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Relaxing in a slice of Heaven!

            The late check-in is not practical with many people traveling from far away. Early check-out makes matter worse, regarding the late check-in. Food for thought!

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            We loved our room's location (River Side). The temperature and comfort of sleeping with the Sliding Door open and hearing the River, all added to our Yosemite Experience. We appreciated being right outside the Park for easy access, yet the added privacy of being away from the activity of the visitors and Campers during dinner & at night. We also enjoyed the selection and setting for our dinner & breakfast at the on site restaurant. The staff was very friendly and were very efficient in servicing us (water, removing plates, dinner & drinks), without being intrusive. Lastly, we enjoyed the convenience of having the on site store for snacks, wine & ammenities.

            Wished we could have gotten a newspaper by check out time for the ride home the next day. Didn't think that there would be no cell phone service. Didn't mind missing it, but just wanted to note it so others are aware & can plan for it accordingly.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal El Portal location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          11136 Highway 140, El Portal, United States, 95318

          Get directions
          City Center
          • El Portal
            1.1 mi
          Airports
          • Merced Municipal Arpt (MCE)
            49.3 mi
          • 50.8 mi
          Restaurants
          • Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant (cuisine: American)
            300 ft
          • The River Restaurant & Lounge (cuisine: American)
            300 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            335