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Cedar Lodge

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Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, open 9 AM to 10 PM, pool umbrellas
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, open 9 AM to 10 PM, pool umbrellas
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, open 9 AM to 10 PM, pool umbrellas
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Cedar Lodge

Cedar Lodge

2.0 star property
Beach hotel with restaurant, near Sierra National Forest

7.8/10 Good

1,514 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Child-friendly activities
The price is €120
Price available on 28/11/2022
9966 Highway 140, El Portal, CA, 95318

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Yosemite National Park - 8 min drive
  • Yosemite Valley - 15 min drive
  • Yosemite Falls - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite) - 38 min drive
  • Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.) - 127 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Little Bear Pizza - 17 min walk
  • Park Side Pizza - 8 min drive
  • The River Restaurant & Lounge - 8 min drive

About this property

Cedar Lodge

Cedar Lodge is a great choice for your beach stay in El Portal, putting you near activities such as kayaking. The indoor pool and lazy river provide plenty of fun, and guests can also take advantage of a hot tub. Cedar House Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a seasonal outdoor pool and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 210 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Lazy river
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Conference space (900 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 6 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1978
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • An indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Lazy river
  • Hot tub


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM
  • The outdoor pool closes for the season in October

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Cedar Lodge El Portal
Cedar Lodge
Cedar El Portal
Cedar Lodge Yosemite
Cedar Hotel El Portal
Cedar Lodge Hotel
Cedar Lodge El Portal
Cedar Lodge Hotel El Portal

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Cedar Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Cedar Lodge?
As of 27 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Cedar Lodge on 28 November 2022 start from €120, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Cedar Lodge?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9 AM to 10 PM.
Are pets allowed at Cedar Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Cedar Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Cedar Lodge?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Cedar Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. Cedar Lodge also has a lazy river and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Cedar Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Cedar House Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Park Side Pizza (6 mi) and The River Restaurant & Lounge (6 mi).
What's the area around Cedar Lodge like?
Cedar Lodge is located by the river, a short 1-minute walk from Sierra National Forest. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Quiet but minimal food options
I asked for a quiet and peaceful room. The super kind front desk lady pointed me to the perfect corner of the complex. No neighbors, no street noise. It exceeded my quiet wishes. It was about half hour to Yosemite valley, so reasonable. My only gripe is the food options. They have a bar/grill and a restaurant. The grill had maybe 5 choices that consisted of fried foods. The restaurant was never open. There were no other options.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Todo bien , gracias
Octavio, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

They are renovating so there is a little construction right now. the rooms where clean ample supplies. The beds could use new mattresses and possibly an extra blanket for the winter months! Rooms have coffee make and fridge so that is helpful. You have to pay extra for the wifi, its not included int the price and it is a separate purchase you have to make on your phone. Its nice to be this close to Yosemite gate. The food is pretty good though basic, and pricy but worth it not to have to travel off the property.
Ryan, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean hotel near El portal entrance
Our stay was awesome. We originally booked a king bed room with a hot tub, but we ended up bringing our daughter. I asked if we could get an extra roll away in the room and instead we were upgraded to a suite. The room had a Murphy bed, and 2 queen beds. The beds and TVs are a bit outdated, but the room was very clean. There is a full kitchen (we didn’t use). The staff was very friendly. We will definitely back there again. Next time we’ll probably bring our own food. Food menus and quality at all local restaurants is just ok.
Gustavo, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Totally Uncomfortable!!
The lodge advertised 2 restaurants on the property, which is important as there are few places to eat. It turns out that the restaurants are only next door, operated by a different company. The desk clerk "knew nothing" about when they would be open. One of them was never open during the 4 days we were there. The other was only open on some evenings. So NO Breakfast or lunch!! The wall paper was peeling in the bathroom. The bed had a saggy mattress and the sheets did not cover the mattress, and were also of a polyester fabric that was extremely uncomfortable. There were no blankets on the bed, only a thin polyester fabric topper. Also, the coffee in the lobby was horrible. It looked like dirty dishwater, . . .really.
Michael, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jennifer, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Conveniently located to Yosemite. On site Restuarant was a plus. The bed was not very comfortable but the room was clean. No room service so we had to hunt down clean towels after getting back late.
Lisa, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Steve, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Debra, 1-night trip
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