Yosemite View Lodge

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Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal, CA, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.7 km
Location rating 9.0
Nearest Airport Fresno Airterminal
Distance to airport 100.4 km



Queen Rooms

C$ 140+

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C$ 140 per night
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C$ 197 per night

Deluxe Rooms

C$ 310+

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C$ 310 per night

Double Rooms

C$ 188+

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Standard Rooms

C$ 148+

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King bed
C$ 234 per night

King Rooms

C$ 192+

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C$ 192 per night
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  • Excellent
    Mar. 2020

    Very clean and comfortable room with a mini-kitchen! Amazing view of the mountains!

  • Okay
    Mar. 2020

    - Location is close to the park - Does have facilities to cook in the room

    - Seal around the door was bad allowing draft and noise through - WiFi not free

  • Okay
    Mar. 2020

    Nice with the outdoor hot tub.

    The restaurant was overpriced and the food wasn’t good at all. No internet or cell reception

  • Excellent
    Mar. 2020

    Loved the location, room and perfect for our Yosemite visit.

  • Poor
    Mar. 2020

    This company is the worst to work with! We could not get to the lodge due to snowstorms in the mountains. They would not work to reschedule our stay. Never again

    THese people need to learn a thing or two about customer service. They wouldn't even attempt to accommodate us. We were treated like we should attempt to travel over the Mt passes that were closed just to get to their establishment.

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The Yosemite View Lodge is a 366-room, three-star lodge conveniently located only two miles from Yosemite National Park’s entrance. It overlooks the Merced River that flows through the southern part of Yosemite Park. The lodge offers guests a modern and luxurious stay and is ideal for those not interested in camping but want quick access to the park.

All guest rooms have free Wi-Fi access, Cable tv, coffee and tea makers, fully stocked kitchenettes, and furnished balconies with river views. Onsite amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, five spa tubs with river views, an ATM, tour and ticket assistance, laundry facilities, free parking on property and a multilingual staff available 24 hours per day.

The Yosemite View Lodge houses three restaurants for guests. The River Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily, the Snack Bar provides quick snacks, and Parkside Pizza offers pizza, salads, and sandwiches. There is also a small grocery store on site, a picnic area for the guests, a gift shop and a game room for the kids.

The 24-hour concierge service can assist in planning your days with trips to nearby attractions including the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Historical Railroad, Mirror Lake, Mariposa Towns historical district, Wawona Golf Course, Yosemite Village and Amphitheatre, the Yosemite Zip Line, and multiple waterfalls. A variety of outdoor adventures await nature lovers as well including hiking, biking, birdwatching, fishing, horseback riding and rock climbing.

With its many amenities, on-site restaurants, and central location to nearby activities, the Yosemite View Lodge has something for everyone.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

7.9 Good

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Things to Know

  • Good kitchenette
  • Spacious rooms

Check in

4:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled Access
ATM on-site
Gift shop
Game room
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
24hr front desk
Free parking
Non-smoking rooms available
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Cable or satellite TV

FAQs when booking at Yosemite View Lodge

Does Yosemite View Lodge provide transportation to and from Yosemite National Park? Is there a shuttle in the park?

To make travel easy and convenient around the Yosemite area, YATS public bus system services many of the local hotels and resorts. It picks up frequently just outside of the Yosemite View Lodge. The bus runs on a regular schedule daily and costs just $5 one way to Yosemite National Park. You can also catch the bus to other tourist destinations such as Tuolumne Meadows, Fresno, and Mammoth Lakes. If you choose to drive to the park, you can still catch a shuttle to take you around the park. Free to guests of the park, it stops at the falls, hiking trails, gift shop, and restaurant.

Can I host a meeting at Yosemite View Lodge?

The hotel has several rooms in which you can host your meeting. This includes a couple of conference rooms and a banquet center. A patio and the outdoor river walk are also available for outdoor events such as weddings or family reunions. The hotel’s event planner can set up your space with a PA system, podium, tables, and chairs. Catering services are also available if needed.

Are there any special hotel packages for guests at Yosemite View Lodge?

Honeymooners or guests celebrating an anniversary can book the romantic package with their stay at Yosemite View Lodge. This package includes rental of a hotel room with a spa tub, fireplace and river views. Complimentary breakfast is also included with your stay.

Are there any outdoor spaces where you can eat or relax at Yosemite View Lodge?

Located in a preserved wilderness area on Merced River, during your visit you’ll enjoy spectacular views of nature. Have a family meal outside on one of its picnic tables to get an up-close look at nature. There are also a couple of tables by the pool. If you want to enjoy views of the river even more, consider booking a room with a private balcony and river view.

What activities can I enjoy on Merced River close to Yosemite View Lodge?

To cool off, you can actually take a swim in Merced River. Boating, hiking, and white-water rafting are also popular activities for tourists. If you enjoy fishing, you’ll find salmon, bass, carp and other species of fish in this area. You might also want to take a nature walk around the river to get a look at birds such as doves, blackbirds, and finches.

Is there any place I can go wine tasting around Yosemite View Lodge?

California makes a variety of delicious wines. Therefore, you’ll find several wineries within an hour of Yosemite View Lodge. Butterfly Creek Winery is about a 45-minute drive. Stop here to take a tour of the winery and learn all about winemaking. There is also a wine tasting room where you can relax while sampling an array of wines. Other wineries close by include Papillon Cellars and Casto Oaks Fine Wine & Art about 40m away. Throughout the year, Yosemite National Park also hosts several wine tasting events. (Prices checked 14/05/19).

Where is Yosemite View Lodge located?

Yosemite View Lodge is located at , 1.7 km from the centre of El Portal. Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance is the closest landmark to Yosemite View Lodge.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Yosemite View Lodge?

Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Yosemite View Lodge.

Does Yosemite View Lodge offer free Wi-Fi?

No, Yosemite View Lodge does not offer free Wi-Fi.

Does Yosemite View Lodge offer free parking?

Yes, Yosemite View Lodge offers free parking.

Does Yosemite View Lodge offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Yosemite View Lodge does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Yosemite View Lodge from the airport?

Yosemite View Lodge is 79.3 km from Merced Municipal. Yosemite View Lodge is 81.6 km from Mammoth Lakes.

Can you bring pets to Yosemite View Lodge?

Yes, Yosemite View Lodge is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does Yosemite View Lodge have a pool?

Yes, Yosemite View Lodge has a pool on-site.


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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance 3.1 km
  • Tunnel View 8.7 km
  • Badger Pass Ski Area 9.1 km
  • Merced Grove Ranger Station 10.2 km
  • Yosemite Big Oak Flat Entrance 16.7 km
  • Pioneer Yosemite History Center 18.1 km

Getting Around

Merced Municipal 79.3 km
Mammoth Lakes 81.6 km
Yosemite Valley Yosemite - Crane Flat 8.8 km
Yosemite Valley Yosemite - Lodge 16.2 km