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 eight miles from Yosemite National Park.

Amenities

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

Where is it

A 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 air-conditioning, TV, WiFi*, tea/coffee-making facilities, telephone and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Diner and restaurant. Bar and lounge. Outdoor (open seasonally) and indoor swimming pools. Whirlpools. 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/.

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May 22, 2019 Shopaholic799

Great place to stay if you are looking to stay within the Yosemite region. However, no wifi in this lodge so if you are someone who cannot live without the internet, this is not the place to stay. Food selection is also limited in this area. You can only choose to dine in at their restaurant. Restaurant is only open from evening time onwards, so… Read more
Great place to stay if you are looking to stay within the Yosemite region. However, no wifi in this lodge so if you are someone who cannot live without the internet, this is not the place to stay. Food selection is also limited in this area. You can only choose to dine in at their restaurant. Restaurant is only open from evening time onwards, so if you wanna have your lunch, better drive in to Yosemite to have your lunch. Read less
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May 21, 2019 Brittany C

This was a great place for our stay in Yosemite. It's about 30 minutes from the park entrance which made it easy to get there for us in our rental car. They also have buses that run up to the park, which was nice. Our only problem during our stay was the lack of internet -- neither of us had cell service at the lodge and their WiFI was apparently… Read more
This was a great place for our stay in Yosemite. It's about 30 minutes from the park entrance which made it easy to get there for us in our rental car. They also have buses that run up to the park, which was nice. Our only problem during our stay was the lack of internet -- neither of us had cell service at the lodge and their WiFI was apparently down. This made it hard for us to check the weather up in the valley, plan our itinerary, etc. Not a huge issue, but it definitely was an inconvenience for us - especially when we got rained in. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Only if you have to.....

May 19, 2019 SG200-2017 San Jose, California

Decent location close to Yosemite, we booked about six weeks out and no doubt prime time in May. Property is well kept up on the outside but our room inside was like a Motel six needing renovations. The mattresses were old and sagged to the middle. The bathroom was sparse with mildew in the shower and not even a toilet paper holder. They… Read more
Decent location close to Yosemite, we booked about six weeks out and no doubt prime time in May. Property is well kept up on the outside but our room inside was like a Motel six needing renovations. The mattresses were old and sagged to the middle. The bathroom was sparse with mildew in the shower and not even a toilet paper holder. They offered breakfast on site but only one option, a buffet for $16.95 per person. For $200/night, it was clearly a money-grab and felt like it. On the positive side, the staff was pleasant. We brought up the mattress issue upon check out and we were told “oh we were told they were all changed out....”. One chance to make it right and a swing and a miss..... Like I said, only if you have to.....Good luck. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Out of Order (and don't eat the food)

May 13, 2019 Evan B Northern California

I have never seen a motel with so many things out of order. For example: 1) WiFi was out the entire stay (there is absolutely no cell service either). 2) Spa - nope 3) coffee and juice machine in lobby - nope 4) ice machine - not the one in our building. The breakfast buffet is expensive and fairly bad. The fruit was worse than unripe. We… Read more
I have never seen a motel with so many things out of order. For example: 1) WiFi was out the entire stay (there is absolutely no cell service either). 2) Spa - nope 3) coffee and juice machine in lobby - nope 4) ice machine - not the one in our building. The breakfast buffet is expensive and fairly bad. The fruit was worse than unripe. We thought the kiwi was frozen at first. The gravy for biscuits was watery. Just as well since they were out of biscuits. The toast was made in advanced and left to harden in a large pan. Inedible. The only positive was that the pool is warm - no need to adjust and the hot top is very hot (but no bubbles). For what we got, the price should have been one third what we paid. I am not coming back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A night to forget

May 12, 2019 bowie1984 Basingstoke, United Kingdom

We booked a single night here so that we could explore Yosemite, and in fairness the location is superb. However, the night we stayed there was a power outage for most of the evening (a planned one, according to staff). We found staff unhelpful and rude about this matter, and there was no contingency planning. The shop had no batteries for the… Read more
We booked a single night here so that we could explore Yosemite, and in fairness the location is superb. However, the night we stayed there was a power outage for most of the evening (a planned one, according to staff). We found staff unhelpful and rude about this matter, and there was no contingency planning. The shop had no batteries for the torches that they sold, no matches, and only expensive scented candles which would afford little light. The accommodation smelt musty and unclean, and the bathroom was dirty with pubic hairs in the shower. There are plenty of other places as close to Yosemite, so we would not recommend this due to our poor experience. Read less