Pros: Incredible location so close to Yosemite Falls and we could see half dome from our back deck! The room was rustic, which was perfect for the location, and very clean.
Cons: A little pricey, but so worth the location!
Cons: It's not very sound-proof. Every sound from the rooms around me (top and sides) was heard, making it hard to sleep or relax while in the room. Every morning I was woken up by screaming children at 6am or kept awake by loud, booming voices at night.
Pros: Amazing location, really nice facilities, very cute and quaint
Cons: Nothing, was perfect.
Pros: Our room had been recently updated, and was very comfortable. Decor was nice. Food was nearby. Walking in the park was very convenient. Good location.
Cons: The staff at the front desk was for the most part very helpful. But not always!
Cons: Restaurant: not a good value for money. Food is okay but a bit too expensive for what it is (but for Yosemite I believe it's one of the best options)
Pros: We always enjoy staying at the Wawona Hotel. It takes you back to a time when life was a little simpler. The hotel was built in 1876 and has a rustic charm to it. . It is a nice place to stay while exploring the rest of Yosemite Park. In the evening you can sit in the parlor and listen to Tom Bopp play the piano and tell stories while enjoying a drink or dessert.
Pros: Considering the lack of lodging options both and out of Yosemite in the high tourist season, Yosemite View Lodge fit the bill. We had a Riverview room and the river was indeed spectacular. The room was clean, beds were comfortable,the kitchenette well stocked, and the hotel is as close to Yosemite as you can get without being in the park. (It wasn't the hotel's fault of course, but the June landslide on Highway 140 did force us to take a two-hour detour through the park to get back one day, so that was unfortunate).
Cons: We were there for a family reunion and would have liked to have had our rooms closer together. We also didn't find a convenient place to gather our troops for our potluck dinner, but resolved that by commandeering a couple of tables at poolside one evening and it worked out just fine.
Pros: The river, the coziness of the room with a fireplace and a little kitchenette.
Pros: Pretty locations and easy access to Yosemite. Rooms are well appointed to make food. Liked large sitting room outside bedroom.
Cons: Carpet could use cleaning.
Pros: Location, next to the gate of Yosemite. Staff was friendly and helpful. Upon arrival the rooms were clean.
Cons: Quality of maid service. Dishes were not clean. Did nothing much more than make beds and replace towels. Lock was loose and hard to open. They only provided one key because they were booked full and did not have enough key blanks.
Pros: Located just outside Yosemite entrance. Clean and comfortable, if a bit dated.
Cons: I called to change my reservation from 2 nights to 1 and the person on the phone told me I had to cancel the whole reservation and re-reserve. When she went to re-reserve a room for the one night there were no rooms available. Odd because I just cancelled the resrvation. Too bad the system doesn't update quickly enough to show the available room. Too bad I did not get to stay there at all. Very bummed.
Pros: Great location. Rooms have a small fridge with freezer, two burner stove, toaster, coffee maker, dishes and some pots and pans.
Large rooms and large balcony. We had a "mountain view" which was cheaper and looked towards the river, but with a parking lot and pool in between, but still lots of mountain to be seen!
Cons: Heat pump fan could not be set to stay on all the time so it woke us up over and over again throughout the night. Room became far too warm to sleep if we turned it off.
Carpets, walls, bathroom grout, etc. need scrubbing, but counters, sheets etc seemed clean.
Cons: Very old sheets, old Capet old everything
Pros: river view room was great
Cons: needs a little sprucing up-ice machines inoperative-general room conditions could stand some improvements
Pros: It is a beautiful setting. Our sliding doors opened up to the river. The pizza restauraunt was good. The breakfast buffet at the other restaurant was ok. We did not try more on the menu.
Cons: The place was in bad repair. One of the electric burners in the kitchenette didn't heat, and when I moved the pan, it sent out sparks. The people above us overflowed their tub. When I called to report the water coming through our bathroom ceiling, the said they knew about it, and were dealing with it. They never came by or called back to check the status of our room. I found a clothing article from a previous guest on the floor, making me wonder how thorougly they had cleaned. I found out that the washing of the dishes in the kitchenette was our responsibility, and that there was no professional sanitizing of the dishes between guests. This place looks like it was nice when it was first built, but now it is not properly cared for, and has sunk below the level of a motel 6 stay. The natural setting on the river is the only thing it has going for it.
Cons: We were originally given a room that already had someone in it.
This lodge is in El Portal, California, next to the Merced River and two miles from the west entrance of Yosemite National Park. El Capitan is eight miles away, and the Upper Yosemite Falls are 10.6 miles away.
Yosemite View Lodge offers two outdoor pools and an indoor pool and spa tub. The lodge’s patio has an additional four outdoor spa tubs. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Parking is complimentary, and laundry facilities are on site. Tour assistance is also available.
Guestrooms at Yosemite View Lodge feature balconies with river views and TVs with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include hair dryers. Kitchenettes include two-burner stovetops, refrigerators and microwaves, toasters, cookware, and dishes.
Pros: I liked the overall comfort of all amenities hotel offers. And how inexpensive the hotel costs.
Cons: I did not like how staff did not inform me of restaurant hours and not very welcoming . Needs better staff attitude and more ways to inform public of their hotel amenities. Also there is no wifi and no cell phone coverage.
Pros: You could tell that the room was cleaned regularly, but everything (bed, chairs, shower, etc) was well traveled.
Cons: Quiet location with close proximity to the valley. Onsite dining isn't great, but the convenience is nice.
Pros: Spacious and clean room
Cons: No cellular service and wifi is not free after you pay $200 per night or more. After paying $10 for 24hrs wifi still it doesn't work well.
Cons: $1.80 for a cup of crappy coffee in the lobby. Why not complimentary?
Cons: Food at restaurant was so so
Pros: Had everything we needed in one place
Pros: Great location close to Yosemite park entrance. Nicely located across from the river. Pleasant outdoor areas, including the area on the river.
Cons: The restaurant was just 'okay'. Our delux room with 2 queen beds and a sofa had only one chair. We would have liked an option with one queen or king bed, a sofa , and a table with 2 chairs. We are a mature couple no children traveling with us. Also, the refrigerator was nice to have but very noisy. We ended up unplugging it.
Pros: Cheap price compared to the other accommodation. Pretty close to Yosemite. Easy check in /check out .
Cons: No phone reception . No wifi . The room is pretty old , but everything is working .
The fans and the heaters are really loud . Even if your neighbors turn them on .
But I would stay there again anyways .
Pros: The service at the front desk, store, bar, restaurant was all around excellent. Everyone was very friendly and super accommodating. The room was clean and quiet. Not too far from Yosemite Nat'l Park.
We go to Yosemite every year and I'll definitely stay at Cedar Lodge again.
Pros: I like the fact that it was close to Yosemite National Park and that it was about a 15 minute drive there. I enjoyed the look of the whole place especially with all the bears around. I enjoyed all of the surroundings view. The food there was GREAT!!! From the buffet to the bar and grill. Fast service and well worth the costs. The staff was great and gave out great information and did not sugar coat anything. Very helpful when it came to information. My wife and I really enjoyed the picnic are across the street we really enjoyed the river and the picnic table there. Very romantic and very quiet area.
Cons: I did not like the fact of paying for a king size room and getting a room with 2 queen beds and over the top of the banquet area where my wife and I had to hear the music and the actual party. They should have taken that in consideration when they gave us the room. i did like the fact of no cell phone signal let alone wifi that is as slow as dial up, but that has nothing to do with the lodge, that's just the location. I did not like that they did not have Coke to drink. A little more variety to drink would have been nice.
Pros: Room was clean and confortable
Cons: There was an extra charge for WiFi which was not disclosed until after you booked the reservation. The restaurant did not open for breakfast until 7:30 and lacked variety in the choices.
Enjoy your visit to El Portal with a stay at Cedar Lodge. Guests can hang out at the indoor pool or seasonal outdoor pool, or grab a bite to eat at Cedar House Restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge and a spa tub.
Enjoy your visit to Yosemite National Park with a stay at Yosemite Scenic Wonders - Wawona Area. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails. Cabins feature conveniences like kitchens, along with fireplaces and balconies or patios.