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

  • Excellent (167)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Roses and thorns

Jul 20, 2019 ditzymudgirl High Point, North Carolina

For the roses, the hotel had 2 working pools heated, 6 foot indoor with hot tub and 8 foot outdoor. Bathrooms at indoor pool. There is a small store with milk and essentials for decent prices for CA. It is very close to Yosimite. There is a river walk with small beach. We had a queen deluxe and the beds were comfortable, large bathroom. For… Read more
For the roses, the hotel had 2 working pools heated, 6 foot indoor with hot tub and 8 foot outdoor. Bathrooms at indoor pool. There is a small store with milk and essentials for decent prices for CA. It is very close to Yosimite. There is a river walk with small beach. We had a queen deluxe and the beds were comfortable, large bathroom. For the thorns: 1. We had to pay $9 for wifi. No streaming, no downloading big files, and no business center where you could check email, make reservations, etc. You only get 12 hrs wifi access for the $9. We missed out on 2 things because of this. They also charge for local calls. Since there is almost no cell signal with Verizon in this area, this really was a big problem. Secondly, this is an old place and our charging cords kept falling out of the wall. The room did have a coffee pot but the coffee tastes like feet. Bring your own. It was very clean, very quiet and since it was so close to Yosimite, convenient. If you do use the bus to get to Yosimite, be aware it is notoriously late. Read less
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Jul 19, 2019 krhayden Chicago, Illinois

It was a decent place to stay, especially since it was so close to Yosemite. The room was your typical motel, the bathroom was tiny but worked and the tv had 4-5 English channels, but they were so fuzzy you could barely see them. The outdoor pool and restaurant were nice.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasantly Surprised - mini suite was perfect

Jul 17, 2019 Pam G Graham, Washington

I read all these horrible reviews before our stay and had incredibly low expectations. We traveled with our two teens (16 & 17) and booked the mini suite with kitchen. We brought a travel cooker, stocked up on all groceries in Sacramento, knowing options would be limited and expensive near Yosemite. Our room was surprisingly huge and well… Read more
I read all these horrible reviews before our stay and had incredibly low expectations. We traveled with our two teens (16 & 17) and booked the mini suite with kitchen. We brought a travel cooker, stocked up on all groceries in Sacramento, knowing options would be limited and expensive near Yosemite. Our room was surprisingly huge and well appointed for our needs. 2 comfy queen beds in the bedroom and my son slept on the couch in the living room. More than enough space to spread out. Decent size fridge, coffee, plug in hot burners, pots, pans, dishes etc. Staff was friendly enough. Immediately realized the bedroom air conditioner was broken and someone came within 10 minutes (it was after 9pm) and replaced it with a brand new one. Ya, the room was outdated and smelled musty. But you don’t even notice it after a while with AC on. Our room got cleaned daily. Really appreciated the ice machines for our day trips. There is no cell service and WiFi will cost, as it is at the other hotels in the valley. WiFi is off satellite so they can’t just open it up for everyone or no one would be able to use it. Bring a book, download some movies, talk to your family and enjoy your vacation. We were gone hiking all day every day. Made our own breakfast in the room, brought lunches for hiking and didn’t eat at the hotel restaurant. But we had amazing pizza at a fair price up the road at Yosemite View Lodge. Would totally stay here again without question. It would have to be a room with a kitchen- that made all the difference. If you come here, be prepared and don’t be a diva and you’ll have a beautiful vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst service ever experienced

Jul 11, 2019 PowPow2601

So first off got shafted to this lodge because they over booked the place we originally wanted to stay - complained and my email was ignored The receptionist charged my card without me saying ok The buffet is cold, does not taste nice, and we were not given drinks until we’d already finished our meals - whilst everyone else who had been seated… Read more
So first off got shafted to this lodge because they over booked the place we originally wanted to stay - complained and my email was ignored The receptionist charged my card without me saying ok The buffet is cold, does not taste nice, and we were not given drinks until we’d already finished our meals - whilst everyone else who had been seated after us was served Had staff knocking on our doors, for problems that we did not have - even though we had the privacy card on our door handle Essentially the place is being run by school children - besides the great bar man and one lovely waitress WiFi is expensive and if you do pay for it, it barely works So if you love rooms that are over priced, smell of damp dog and mould, and school children who charge your card over $200 without you saying ok go for it 👍🏼 Oh yeah and there’s a crazy mad man who runs around at night with a torch telling you to “f*** off” and comes up to the windows and shouts at you which no staff seemed to be phased by?! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A la cart everything

Jul 10, 2019 Summerlover206

First, the location of this hotel is great if you plan on entering the park at the Arch Rock entrance. Driving time from hotel to this entrance was about 15 min. The drawback is that there really is nothing else around with the exception of another hotel and a small, overpriced gas station/grocery. In addition, the hotel is very out of date and… Read more
First, the location of this hotel is great if you plan on entering the park at the Arch Rock entrance. Driving time from hotel to this entrance was about 15 min. The drawback is that there really is nothing else around with the exception of another hotel and a small, overpriced gas station/grocery. In addition, the hotel is very out of date and charges for WiFi and even for a crappy cup of coffee from the lobby’s drip machine. While I appreciate the location, I’m not sure I’ll go back to this hotel or even this area again. Perhaps there is more lodging near the south entrance of Yosemite. Read less