Only eight miles from the park, this lodge offers many room options in a wooded setting. Here visitors will find double rooms, honeymoon suites, ... More
Only eight miles from the park, this lodge offers many room options in a wooded setting. Here visitors will find double rooms, honeymoon suites, three-bedroom townhouses, and even a townhouse with its own pool. Of course, there is also the lodge itself. Not only a great place to hang out, but also it offers a play area for children, and it exhibits some 27 bear carvings scattered around the complex. This lodge is open all year and is located on the Merced River. This lodging is on the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation Service (bus) route. Under fourteens go free.
DON’T WALK, RUN AWAY!
My wife and I called to reserve a room while we were in the valley and were told the room charge was non-refundable, that’s cool but when we arrived the rooms (122) bed (where your head would be) was situated up against the lobby bathrooms. You could hear the toilette paper being pulled from the wall! The air conditioner had a really bad squeal, a large missing picture (hooks still in the wall), very dirty window blinds, a large amount of dead bugs on ALL the window sills, no iron or an ironing board, no small refrigerator although this particular room had a full sized one at some point but had been removed and no one cleaned the floor afterwards AND just outside our room stands a gazebo where everyone and their brother aunts and uncles and their fourteen kids hung out riding skate boards and were otherwise obnoxious.
When asked to change our room, that went over like a lead balloon and sorry, no $$ back. I will NEVER go back again, go up to the Yosemite View Lodge.
The room was dirty-- pee on the toilet seat, dirty ring around the jacuzzi tub, smeared mirrors, dirty floors and countertop. After complaining we got moved to another room that was slightly better-- still dirty but no pee on the toilet or bath ring but had a mess around the coffee maker in addition to overall uncleanliness. When we asked for two more towels we were told to use the same ones for both the jacuzzi that night and then for a shower in the morning.
The restaurant was horrible, both service and quality. The food was tasteless and overcooked and the waitress was rude.
Unfortunately this place is in a good location and they have a corner on the market. The problem is that they know it so they don't care how customers are treated.
The room in general was dirty. The sink was clogged, the bathtub was dirty, the shower curtain was moldy, the bed sheets had some strange particles on them, the towels were very rough, and to make matters worse the upstairs neighbors were very loud (I supposed we got what we paid for). Also, the restaurant serves overcooked food and not at all tasty. I would never wish anyone the experience we had at that hotel.
On our stay at Cedar lodge, we had to deal with surly staff, a poorly cleaned room, noisy fridge, no coffee maker, no hair dryer, and absolutely no early checkins, no exceptions.
For almost the same price, Yosemite View Lodge is up the road closer to the park entrance, bigger, cleaner, with none of these problems. That's where we go now when we can't stay inside the park.
Our family stayed in Rm 220. A three bed family type unit with one bathroom, one sink, refridgerator, two TVs, and easy access.
No in-room coffee maker and the front TV did not have cable access like the bedroom TV did. Sorry kids, no kid-channels on cable for the trip!
About a 1/2 hr leisurely drive from YNP on SR 41. Not bad traffic wise sine SR 41 was closed to Mariposa due to a rock slide.
Not a bad value for the $. I will stay there again due to the indoor and outdoor pools. Restaurant was only so-so. Not much of a menu especially for the kids. Spend the day in YNP and eat there! Watch your fuel (vehicle) since gas in El Portal's only gas station was over $4 p/gallon for regular unleaded.
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