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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location not many other options

Sep 24, 2021 bluejmagic Colchester, Connecticut

Stayed at the lodge for three nights. The location is close to Yosemite but there is only one other closer option. The rooms were dated 50's style but were clean. The grounds are OK and the pool was clean. The restaurant on site is not a restaurant but a bar with 4 options for eating such as (hamburger, chicken strips). The only breakfast… Read more
Stayed at the lodge for three nights. The location is close to Yosemite but there is only one other closer option. The rooms were dated 50's style but were clean. The grounds are OK and the pool was clean. The restaurant on site is not a restaurant but a bar with 4 options for eating such as (hamburger, chicken strips). The only breakfast option is egg sandwiches. The day I went to get a breakfast sandwich they were out of eggs. The lobby and store is nice and the people working in the lobby were friendly. The wifi cost $10 a night and there is absolutely no Verizon telephone or data reception in the area. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nothing special except for proximity to Yosemite park

Sep 16, 2021 Sashazur Salem, Oregon

We stayed 4 nights as part of a group hiking tour. Overall this place was just OK - and I probably would say that even without the covid restrictions. The main reason to stay here is proximity to the park entrance which was 15-20 minutes drive. Staff were friendly though hardly ever wearing masks. The rooms were dated and a bit worn out, though… Read more
We stayed 4 nights as part of a group hiking tour. Overall this place was just OK - and I probably would say that even without the covid restrictions. The main reason to stay here is proximity to the park entrance which was 15-20 minutes drive. Staff were friendly though hardly ever wearing masks. The rooms were dated and a bit worn out, though clean and large; the AC worked well but was noisy. They were doing renovations on one of the buildings so hopefully things will be improving. Some outdoor common areas were a bit grungy with bits of trash, sidewalks needing some pressure washing, etc. Due to covid they were not doing daily housekeeping, though I think it might have been available on request - we just went to the front desk a couple of times to get clean towels and more shampoo etc. There’s no cell coverage in the area and they charge $10/day for WiFi - and it sometimes got very slow or stuck in the late afternoon and evenings when most guests were online. We ate dinner at the bar on the property several times, the food (burgers and such) was so-so except for the great fries. To be safer we ate outside at the adjoining pool area picnic tables instead of in the dining room. There’s also a real restaurant in the same building as the bar, but it was temporarily closed, though they were serving takeout breakfast egg muffins etc. (which were good) and coffee. For more food choices there’s a store in the lobby with drinks, snacks, frozen burritos, premade sandwiches, etc. Although the rooms didn’t have microwaves, there’s one in the lobby and all the rooms have a fridge and coffee maker - the latter worked well to heat water for the instant noodles they sell. P.S. Originally we planned to drive to Mariposa for more dinner choices a few times, but it was more than 30 minutes away, and after hiking all day we were always too hungry to wait that long. Read less
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Sep 12, 2021 SorryIwentthere

My family and I stayed at this hotel in July. My room had bedbugs. I washed all of my cloths before leaving but still brought them home. It cost me $3,000 to get the out of my home. The hotel is dirty and infested.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location, room

Aug 17, 2021 Kaumudi P Chicago, Illinois

We had a nice 2 nights stay here. It is close to Yosemite, and the YARTS shuttle stops right in front of it, so very convenient. The room we had spacious and clean. There's a nice little riverwalk on the other side of the street. Lots of birds all around.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating NICE AND CLOSE TO YOSEMITE.

Aug 12, 2021 aebbrenham Brenham, Texas

We had a great stay here. One of two options in El Portal near Yosemite. An older property, but rooms are fine. Great scenery A very nice outdoor pool and heated indoor pool. Cool Wood carvings of bears around the Property. Smoke Grocery store and Gift Shop Breakfast nook and Bar and restaurant at night. Bar food selections, but the food was… Read more
We had a great stay here. One of two options in El Portal near Yosemite. An older property, but rooms are fine. Great scenery A very nice outdoor pool and heated indoor pool. Cool Wood carvings of bears around the Property. Smoke Grocery store and Gift Shop Breakfast nook and Bar and restaurant at night. Bar food selections, but the food was delicious. Huge Burgers . Gazebos and picnic areas. Friendly staff Read less