Yosemite View Lodge

11136 Highway 140, El Portal, California, 95318, United States | 1 star motel
Prices starting from $227.00

Travel Blogs from El Portal

Smarter than the Average Bear Booboo!

A travel blog entry by barrowtours2014 on Aug 05, 2014

Pre-trip info: collect cars at SF airport at 09.00

Day 5 - Yosemite has water!

A travel blog entry by chrislucyrich on May 07, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

Hi Guys, Rich here blogging from the Yosemite View Lodge, more about that later

We were all quite tired this morning after a late night yesterday, so we lazily got sorted and packed up and headed over to the main Tenaya Lodge building, to check out, then we headed over to the restaurant for what I can only say was the best hotel breakfast …

Yosemite Park - Nic's birthday!!

A travel blog entry by jon-and-nic on Feb 02, 2014

4 comments, 46 photos

105 miles later we have arrived at Yosemite National Park. It took us 3 hours which would have easily been halved had it not been for the winding mountain roads. Checked in to our room to find we had another Jacuzzi!! (meaning Jon could relax in here watching the Super bowl) The location of the lodge is very picturesque with a lovely river view …


A mere day later, my perception of Yosemite has totally changed. Of all the many parks we have been to thus far, I am most disappointed with this one.

First of all, the facilities at Tuolomne Meadows campground were inadequate. 2 womens toilet cubicles were to serve approximately 50 campsites, i.e. approximately 100 people. The queues i...

Yosemite National Park, California, United States zwergliazrael
Hiking sucks!

Yosemite National Park

Since last night was a late one I wanted to sleep in but no luck, the elk and dear are coming around the campsite and starting to nose around the tent. They seem genuinely disappointed when I pop out my head, maybe I still have some elk musk on me from the redwoods.

I’ve made a decision to change c...

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This 1 star motel, located on 11136 Highway 140, El Portal, is near The Ahwahnee, Yosemite Mule & Horseback Rides, Yosemite Mountaineering School, and Wawona Golf Course.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsYosemite View Lodge El Portal

    Reviewed by monkey99

    The Hotel

    Reviewed Oct 2, 2012
    by (5 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    This hotel is very nice and the view is pretty. The pool was ok but I don't like all the wild animals running around the place. (squirrels, raccoons etc)

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by kjer_rasmussen

    God overnatning uden for Yosemite

    Reviewed Jun 29, 2012
    by (13 reviews) Copenhagen Region , Denmark Flag of Denmark

    Hvis man ikke er tidlig nok ude og kan nå at få hotellerovernatning i selve parken, er View Lodge et ganske udemærket alternativt, da det, som de selv skriver, ligger så tæt på parken, at hvis man boede tættere, ville man bo i selve parken. Værelserne kommer med et mindre køkken og de var så flinke at ta' vores opvask (var skyllet af), selvom vi ikke havde nogen forventning herom.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Yosemite View Lodge El Portal

    Too Expensive, good location but average rooms


    Let's start with the positive: You cant get any closer to the park unless you stay in the park. However they make you pay for it as you have to pay 150+ USD for an average room. It is spacious and has a kitchenette but another 30 miles away from the park you would pay 75 USD for the same.

    Great Stay!


    Stayed at the YVL for 2 nights Sept '03 and was very pleased with the lodge, room and service. Proximity to Arch Rock entrance..awesome. 2 restaurants within...ok. Kitchenette very useful as we brought some snacks and drinks for our 3 day tour/hiking at Yosemite...awesome! 2nd time in Yosemite, 1st time at this lodge. Why I missed it the 1st time, escapes me. Enjoy! Will return for sure as long as I get the same room :)

    Great Base for visiting Yosemite


    Just back from a week in California, including 2 nights at the Yosemite View Lodge. The hotel deserves its ratings. Staff were friendly, the restaurant is excellent value (even though it could charge a premium because of the lack of others in close proximity), the rooms spacious and clean. The best part, however, must be the fact that it is only a short drive into Yosemite Valley, so you're not wasting time on getting in and out of the Park each day. ....and a special mention for the humming birds that feed on the patio of the restaurant - just beautiful.




    Truly fantastic. We upgraded to a river view room with king size bed and jacuzzi for two. It was just superb - well worth the extra money!

    Room was spacious with kitchen facilities and very clean. We didn't find the shop expensive for drinks, food etc and fund all staff really friendly and helpful. Fantastic location near the entrance to the park and also had a great restaurant. I had the 'Catch of the Day' twice - trout and seabass - absolutely fantastic (better than my husband's meat dishes but these were still okay.) Our eveing meals included as much as we liked from the soup and salad bar and was well within a good price range. Yosemite is a MUST and this hotel just made the whole experience unforgettable!

    We loved the Yosemite View Lodge


    We originally booked the Cedar Pines Lodge in El Portal. When we arrived the room was not what we had reserved, i.e.; no microwave, no view. They were quick to tellus the reservation went to the wrong property. They gave us the option to transfer to the Yosemite Vie Lodge and we thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The room was right on the river, next to the restaraunt which had great food. The room had a full kitchenette and the big jacuzzi tub was great on the body after a day of hiking in Yosemite. I will stay at the Yosemite View Lodge again.

    Wonderful, . . . BUT


    Rooms are excellent, especially the River View Rooms. Cannot remember staying at a more desireable hotel. However, be sure your account is straight before you leave. I was charged an extra night's lodging. When I called about it, I was promised it was a change in the Computer system and I'd receive a credit on the next credit card statement. Two months later I'm still waiting for the credit.



    Can't rate this highly enough. It was our last stay of our fly-drive to California and it was, by far, the nicest hotel room. Check-in easy, beautiful location, room clean, furniture new and kitchenette very useful. Our only problem was that we only stayed 2 nights - could have stayed longer. Excellent place and located right on the road back to San Francisco. Would visit again.



    great hotel, doesnt look nice from off in the distance but when you get close and stay and hang out..its great. had a small museum on site, very clean -the whole place looks new. the merced river rushing by is beautiful..very tucked away... great place to stay outside the park...would NOT want to drive that awfully windy road back down to fish camp area........no sway...this was great..2 restaurants there..indoor pool, my children adored that part. would go again

    Well worth a visit


    An excellent property, slightly wasted on me because it was a quick overnight stay. It may look like a normal 2-storey motel, but the rooms are lovely - gas fires, smart kitchen units, spa baths, good quality bedding, decent upmarket decor, good balconies and a great view overlooking the river. There are three pools, one indoor, and three jacuzzis, again one indoor. General store also available, along with an ATM, a bar / restaurant and a pizza takeaway. $169 for a Friday night in May. Its very close to the park entrance. Would come again.

    Awesome, luxury property at great rates


    My husband and I enjoyed a weekend trip to Yosemite and we stayed at the Yosemite View Lodge, which is right outside the park. The main benefit of staying there is that the prices are incredible for the service and amenities you get - especially when compared to what is available inside the park. The rooms have a view of the Merced River and they light it up at night, so it's breathtaking. They also have kitchenettes so we brought breakfast and snack foods. I call it luxury because they have these fabulous large spa tubs that even have double shower heads, a fireplace, and a balcony. On the property they have several pools (indoor and out) and spas, as well as 2 restaurants. Very convenient!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Yosemite View Lodge El Portal

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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