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Hotel Description

At Cedar Lodge, you'll be 13.3 km (8.3 mi) from Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance and 25.6 km (15.9 mi) from Yosemite Valley. Highlights at this beach hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy TVs with satellite channels, and all 210 rooms feature WiFi, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Fridges, safes and phones are also available.

The restaurant, Cedar House Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the lazy river, spa tub, seasonal outdoor swimming pool and pool loungers. Added amenities include WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk and barbecues. Buffet breakfast is available. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an area shuttle.

With a stay at this El Portal hotel, you'll be 26.2 km (16.3 mi) from Tunnel View and 31.7 km (19.7 mi) from Yosemite Visitor Center.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$119* Per night/room 3 Nov. - 4 Nov.

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom (with kitchenette)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Spa Tub and kitchenette)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds (with sofa sleeper)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Cedar Lodge ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cedar Lodge

Everyone (3)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5

Alternative to staying in the park...

Pros: Quiet and comfortable. Convenient bus access.
Cons: No tea making facilities. Despite having brought my own tea bags, there was no sold out and creamer from room more suitable for coffee.
Location: Location was good. My room had a great outlook, was very quiet and restful, and the river was just across the road.
I only stayed overnight, arriving late and leaving early.

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5

Convenient to the Park.

Pros: Convenient to Yosemite park. Reasonable rates.
Cons: Service was slow in the restaurant at dinner time. Staff were friendly though.
Location: Close to the west gate of Yosemite on the 140
The room was clean enough, though some soap scum on the sink. We were on the second floor of a building behind the reception building. Guests started leaving early one morning (5:30 onwards) and the footsteps were very loud along the balcony.

Posted by , from Berkeley, CA on 3 Jun. 2015

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Property Features

After a day on the snow, relax in the hot tub and take an invigorating swim in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools. At the end of the day, order après-ski drinks at the hotel's bar. There's a restaurant on site. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Free self parking is available. This El Portal hotel is smoke free.

  • 210 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 900 sq ft of conference space
  • 84 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1978
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Corner/local shop
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Lazy river
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.) (150.7 km / 93.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cedar Lodge offers 210 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features a safe and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with satellite channels. This El Portal hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include free toiletries and a ceiling fan. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Cedar House Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Canyon Bar & Grill – This café only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 7 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult aged 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 property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


  • Check-out by 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.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No lifts


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10.00 (for 12 hours, 1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 10.00 (for 12 hours, 1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 5 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cedar Lodge El Portal
  • Cedar Lodge Hotel
  • Cedar Lodge Hotel El Portal
  • Cedar El Portal
  • Cedar Lodge Yosemite
  • Cedar Hotel El Portal
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You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in October.
  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.