Yosemite Cedar Lodge

Yosemite National Park, USA

The hotel

Treat yourself to the fresh, clear air and acres of pure natural wonder of the Yosemite National Forest with a getaway to Yosemite Cedar Lodge. Friendly and affordable, this is an ideal choice for fine, cozy, and picturesque accommodations just 8 miles from the Yosemite National Park.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Free Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Near National Park
  • Restaurant

Where is it

10-minute drive from the Western 'Arch Rock' entrance to Yosemite.

Hotel information

211 rooms on 2 floors in 6 buildings with no lifts. All with TV, coffee maker, telephone and hair dryer. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Diner and restaurant, bar, lounge. Outdoor (open seasonally) and indoor swimming pools, whirlpool spas. Kids' play area. Private sandy beach on the scenic Merced River. Gift shop. WiFi*. River rafting and fishing nearby when in season*. Complimentary self-parking available.

*Denotes local charge.

Tioga pass is subject to closure due to adverse weather conditions, for up to date information please check www.nps.gov/yose/

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ridiculously rude service

Mar 21, 2019 HikerJohn21

Well if you have stayed at this place you will have noticed the lack of "service" for the lack of a better word. I heard about the murder associated with Cary Stayner after I booked the room. Didn't have time to cancel and get anything new. It was 20 years ago but such sketchy people walking around. Bad vibes. Someone etched the word "HELP" on our… Read more
Well if you have stayed at this place you will have noticed the lack of "service" for the lack of a better word. I heard about the murder associated with Cary Stayner after I booked the room. Didn't have time to cancel and get anything new. It was 20 years ago but such sketchy people walking around. Bad vibes. Someone etched the word "HELP" on our bathroom window so when you took a shower it would be highlighted. I tried to wipe it off but it wouldn't clean. Someone found something that permanently etched it in the window... So my girlfriend couldn't sleep..there were too many things for me to list that gave her a creepy feeling and vibe about the hotel. The phone barely worked to call the front desk. No cell service. My girlfriend asked what we would do if there was an emergency..I had no good answer other than I had a knife and pepper spray. This is a prime location and if upgraded and new trained friendly staff it would be an awesome place. I was going to leave at 2 am but we were too wiped out from the trip in the park. Avoid at all costs. Absolutely horrific ownership/management. We will never stay there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good base for Yosemite National Park

Mar 19, 2019 Christopher B Liverpool, United Kingdom

If, like we were, you are unable to obtain accommodation within Yosemite National Park itself, this hotel makes a good base. Yes you wouldn't pay anything near these kind of rates for such an establishment if you were some place else but you're paying a premium to be near one of the most stunningly naturally beautiful places on Earth. While our… Read more
If, like we were, you are unable to obtain accommodation within Yosemite National Park itself, this hotel makes a good base. Yes you wouldn't pay anything near these kind of rates for such an establishment if you were some place else but you're paying a premium to be near one of the most stunningly naturally beautiful places on Earth. While our room was nothing special, it was clean and had good facilities such as a refrigerator. The complex is located about 15 miles from the park but access is easy enough. We stayed for two nights and on the first day we took the bus which was fine and then drove in ourselves on the second day. There's a reasonable grill-style restaurant on site and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Like I say everything is relative in terms of what to expect. Our family of five, including three children, had a great time at Yosemite and staying at this place ensured we weren't far away. Read less
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Mar 3, 2019 horidada Camberley, United Kingdom

Cedar lodge is really in need of some modernisation. The accommodation was adequate!! Room was average size bed was very comfortable shower was over the bath and my 6’4” husband couldn’t fit under it. Although the bathroom was a generous size very odd to have the coffee machine in there. The restaurant was closed so the GRILL was the only option,… Read more
Cedar lodge is really in need of some modernisation. The accommodation was adequate!! Room was average size bed was very comfortable shower was over the bath and my 6’4” husband couldn’t fit under it. Although the bathroom was a generous size very odd to have the coffee machine in there. The restaurant was closed so the GRILL was the only option, nothing grilled!!! On a plus side probably the warmest pool I’ve ever been in and hot tub too, lovely although changing facilities where just the disabled toilet. But for the money you couldn’t really complain, great value but I think I’d pay more for slightly better conditions. Read less
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Feb 6, 2019 Claddaghduff55 Brussels, Belgium

This motel was well located for Yosemite Park and reasonably priced. We did not find the check-in staff particularly helpful. It was a difficult time in USA with the Government shut down and we were trying to get details about the Park. Room was adequate although very dark but the weather did not help.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location

Jan 28, 2019 78gzaff Bloomfield, New York

We stayed here for 4 nights in June 2018. The location was very close to Yosemite park. We are avid hikers and found the rooms to be clean, and having a pool to enjoy after a hot day hiking was a huge plus. Beds were comfortable, and the ac worked really well. There is also a nice lighted path down by the river for evening relaxation. The complex… Read more
We stayed here for 4 nights in June 2018. The location was very close to Yosemite park. We are avid hikers and found the rooms to be clean, and having a pool to enjoy after a hot day hiking was a huge plus. Beds were comfortable, and the ac worked really well. There is also a nice lighted path down by the river for evening relaxation. The complex is quite large but it fit all of our needs quite well. We would stay here again Read less