inexpensive stay close to yosemite
I liked the overall comfort of all amenities hotel offers. And how inexpensive the hotel costs.
I did not like how staff did not inform me of restaurant hours and not very welcoming . Needs better staff attitude and more ways to inform public of their hotel amenities. Also there is no wifi and no cell phone coverage.
Old and dated
You could tell that the room was cleaned regularly, but everything (bed, chairs, shower, etc) was well traveled.
Quiet location with close proximity to the valley. Onsite dining isn't great, but the convenience is nice.
Nice retreat but poor WiFi and cellular service
Spacious and clean room
No cellular service and wifi is not free after you pay $200 per night or more. After paying $10 for 24hrs wifi still it doesn't work well.
$1.80 for a cup of crappy coffee in the lobby. Why not complimentary?
Food at restaurant was so so
Had everything we needed in one place
Great location close to Yosemite park entrance. Nicely located across from the river. Pleasant outdoor areas, including the area on the river.
The restaurant was just 'okay'. Our delux room with 2 queen beds and a sofa had only one chair. We would have liked an option with one queen or king bed, a sofa , and a table with 2 chairs. We are a mature couple no children traveling with us. Also, the refrigerator was nice to have but very noisy. We ended up unplugging it.
Cheap price compared to the other accommodation. Pretty close to Yosemite. Easy check in /check out .
No phone reception . No wifi . The room is pretty old , but everything is working . The fans and the heaters are really loud . Even if your neighbors turn them on . But I would stay there again anyways .
The service at the front desk, store, bar, restaurant was all around excellent. Everyone was very friendly and super accommodating. The room was clean and quiet. Not too far from Yosemite Nat'l Park. We go to Yosemite every year and I'll definitely stay at Cedar Lodge again.
I like the fact that it was close to Yosemite National Park and that it was about a 15 minute drive there. I enjoyed the look of the whole place especially with all the bears around. I enjoyed all of the surroundings view. The food there was GREAT!!! From the buffet to the bar and grill. Fast service and well worth the costs. The staff was great and gave out great information and did not sugar coat anything. Very helpful when it came to information. My wife and I really enjoyed the picnic are across the street we really enjoyed the river and the picnic table there. Very romantic and very quiet area.
I did not like the fact of paying for a king size room and getting a room with 2 queen beds and over the top of the banquet area where my wife and I had to hear the music and the actual party. They should have taken that in consideration when they gave us the room. i did like the fact of no cell phone signal let alone wifi that is as slow as dial up, but that has nothing to do with the lodge, that's just the location. I did not like that they did not have Coke to drink. A little more variety to drink would have been nice.
Room was clean and confortable
There was an extra charge for WiFi which was not disclosed until after you booked the reservation. The restaurant did not open for breakfast until 7:30 and lacked variety in the choices.
With a stay at Cedar Lodge in El Portal, you'll be 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from Sierra National Forest and 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Planning an event in El Portal? This hotel has facilities measuring 900 square feet (84 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.
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