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Top tips for finding El Portal hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in El Portal, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in El Portal in December and November.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in El Portal if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in El Portal found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $153, while the most expensive was $224.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in El Portal for 1 day.
  • Book in at Yosemite Cub’s Cabin to be close to prominent natural attractions near El Portal, like El Capitan Tunnel View, which is 9 miles away.
  • About a 45-minute drive from El Portal, on El Portal Road, you’ll come across Yosemite Magic ‘A’. It's a great place for a secluded holiday, located in a private community about 20 miles inside Yosemite National Park.
  • Stay at Curry Village and you can stroll for about half a mile to Glacier Point to take in one of the most spectacular views of the national park. It’s only a 10-minute drive to Yosemite Falls from here too.
  • Bearing in mind that this whole area is somewhat remote and rural, for good access to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, you can book at Arrow Lodge. The airport is just over 50 miles from there.
  • For good fishing, Yosemite Gatekeeper’s Lodge is the one to choose in El Portal. It’s also about 10 minutes’ drive from there to the entrance of Yosemite National Park.

FAQs when booking a hotel in El Portal

  • Which is the best hotel in El Portal for affordable budget accommodation?

    A smart and popular choice for value for money is Cedar Lodge. It’s about 4 miles from the central El Portal, and you’ll only have to travel about 8 miles by car to get to the entrance of Yosemite National Park, the main tourist attraction in the area. The Crane Flat Fire Lookout point is about 7 miles away.

  • Where is the best hotel in El Portal for an authentic rustic experience in Yosemite?

    If you want to stay in a traditional log cabin with a stone chimney in the mountains of Yosemite, choose Red Bud Lodge. It’s just under 6 miles from the centre of El Portal, and about 7 miles from the landmark Merced Grove Ranger Station. The Yosemite Arch Rock Gate entrance is roughly 9 miles away.

  • Where can I stay in El Portal for a luxury experience of the Yosemite area?

    Yosemite View Lodge is the pick of the hotels in El Portal. It’s a 5-star lodge on the Merced River, just over a mile from the centre of town. It’s about 2 miles from here to Yosemite Arch Rock Gate entrance, and if you want to go skiing in winter, drive a bit further to Badger Pass Ski Area.

  • Which is a good hotel near El Portal that’s in the Yosemite National Park itself?

    About half an hour from El Portal is Yosemite Valley Lodge. It’s only a 4-minute walk from one of the most important tourist attractions in the whole are, Yosemite Falls. You can also walk from there to Yosemite Visitors Centre; it will only take you about 15min to do so.

  • Where is the best hotel near El Paso for the best mountain views?

    We can highly recommend the Grand Mountain Top Retreat, which is about a 30-minute drive from the centre of El Portal. It affords an excellent view of the surrounding area and is right on the Merced River as well. It’s also only about 30min away by car from the base of Brown Peak.

  • How much does a hotel cost in El Portal?

    In the last 3 days, double rooms in El Portal have been found on KAYAK for as cheap as $90. On average, the price for a double room is $163.

  • How do I find a hotel in central El Portal?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central El Portal districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like El Portal city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there El Portal hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in El Portal that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Cedar Lodge, Curry Village and Yosemite Valley Lodge.

Where to stay in El Portal?

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