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/.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Location, location, location.

Jul 10, 2021 Bet543210

Such a great place to stay if you’re visiting Yosemite. Stayed for three nights as a family of four. Room was clean and comfortable with plenty of space for us. Rooms have fridge but no microwave, although you can use the one in the lobby. Kids loved the huge outdoor pool and fishing/swimming in the river across the street. Cute gift shop, great… Read more
Such a great place to stay if you’re visiting Yosemite. Stayed for three nights as a family of four. Room was clean and comfortable with plenty of space for us. Rooms have fridge but no microwave, although you can use the one in the lobby. Kids loved the huge outdoor pool and fishing/swimming in the river across the street. Cute gift shop, great bar/restaurant. Would recommend to friends and family visiting the area. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Yuck

Jun 30, 2021 melissagR5399MZ

The only good thing about this hotel is the location to Yosemite. It was dingy, dirty, and just kinda seedy. They clearly do not put any of the extremely high rates they charge back into the rooms. The a/c units were old and very loud and nothing really seemed clean. Before you assume I'm a snob when it comes to hotels - I really am not. I've… Read more
The only good thing about this hotel is the location to Yosemite. It was dingy, dirty, and just kinda seedy. They clearly do not put any of the extremely high rates they charge back into the rooms. The a/c units were old and very loud and nothing really seemed clean. Before you assume I'm a snob when it comes to hotels - I really am not. I've stayed in multiple National Parks where the facilities were lacking and I don't expect a 5 star stay everywhere I go. But my bare minimums of cleanliness were not met at all. I would never stay here again, and I highly recommend no one else does either. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Older Style But It Fits the Location.

Jun 30, 2021 Dwayne G Imperial, Missouri

This is a charming older motel, but it feels right at home in this rustic location. It is nestled in the hills right on Hwy 140 just a short drive from the Yosemite Park gate. The bedding was fine, rooms were clean. There are two pools, both pretty nice. And just across the road is a beach on the river. There are carved bears all over the… Read more
This is a charming older motel, but it feels right at home in this rustic location. It is nestled in the hills right on Hwy 140 just a short drive from the Yosemite Park gate. The bedding was fine, rooms were clean. There are two pools, both pretty nice. And just across the road is a beach on the river. There are carved bears all over the property, a friendly touch. We thought the price was pretty good for such a close location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating reasonable hotel option for visiting Yosemite

Jun 26, 2021 ScubaDave16 Highland, Indiana

Check in was quick and the staff was pleasant This was an older hotel, but it was clean The room was decent sized. The room had a few outlets, but they were quite old and wouldn’t hold most plugs without them falling out. Charging phones was difficult. It was a moot point because there is no cell service at all. Wifi was $10 per day and… Read more
Check in was quick and the staff was pleasant This was an older hotel, but it was clean The room was decent sized. The room had a few outlets, but they were quite old and wouldn’t hold most plugs without them falling out. Charging phones was difficult. It was a moot point because there is no cell service at all. Wifi was $10 per day and worked OK, but not super fast. The air conditioner worked well. They had a big TV, but not very many channels They only had one working ice machine for over 100 rooms. It was quickly emptied with people filling big coolers. They had a very nice pool, but it was very popular since it was over 100 F that day. We ended up going to the river across the street which was also popular. Very refreshing. The main restaurant was closed, but the grill was open. It had a quite limited menu, but the items were good and service was pretty quick. The hotel was reasonably quiet There were a few annoying issues, but overall the hotel was satisfactory for our needs when visiting Yosemite. Read less
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Jun 20, 2021 djulio Saegertown, Pennsylvania

My husband, granddaughter and I spent 3 days in this hotel. The only redeeming qualities were that it is close to Yosemite and it has a big, warm indoor pool, (the spa that they advertise was roped off and closed). The negatives, however, definitely outweigh the perks. Considering the price of this stay, paying $29.99 for spotty internet on 2… Read more
My husband, granddaughter and I spent 3 days in this hotel. The only redeeming qualities were that it is close to Yosemite and it has a big, warm indoor pool, (the spa that they advertise was roped off and closed). The negatives, however, definitely outweigh the perks. Considering the price of this stay, paying $29.99 for spotty internet on 2 devices for 72 hours is ridiculous. The room was dark, drab, musty smelling, and not particularly clean (pubic hair on the bathroom wall). There are very few stations available on the small, old television. Our refrigerator froze everything, even in the door. There is no microwave, and even more unreal, there are NO towel racks in the bathroom. On the evening of our 2nd night we called the front desk to request new towels (since ours were wet and there was no place to hang them). When a man brought the fresh towels, he said he didn't want take the wet, dirty ones. That certainly didn't help with the musty smell. The main restaurant is closed, leaving you with the pub which offers only burgers and fried foods. We had a wonderful time in Yosemite, but honestly we couldn't wait to leave the area because of this very disappointing lodge. Read less