We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cedar Lodge

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Cedar Lodge
Cedar Lodge
Panoramas (4)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,902 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,217: English reviews
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location with beautiful views all around. Could be a great place. Problem is its old and run down. I don't think the owners care. The Wi-Fi is $10 per night per device and its very poor quality. No band width and super low speed. They should be ashamed to charge for it. And with no cell coverage you miss... More 

Helpful?
Thank Howard M

Travellers are raving about these El Portal hotels

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I booked this hotel for our 2 day stay in Yosemites. We had seen the reviews were ok but were not expecting anything great. However on arrival we had a very friendly receptionist who welcomed us and booked us in quickly. The decor is quirky but we liked it. Upon arrival at our room we were taken... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alex B
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 10-12 miles from the Yosemite National Park. Nice lodging spread out over multiple small buildings. Breathtaking views all around. The room I stayed was quite spacious with kitchen facilities. The lodge has a couple of restaurants with limited with a good menu. No arrangement in the hotel to move you between buildings when it is raining. This is something... More 

Helpful?
Thank RanjanGoenka
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was slightly anxious about booking this hotel as although it's in a great location, just outside Yosemite National Park, it didn't get very good reviews. In actual fact, I needn't have worried. If you're only needing somewhere to lay your head before launching into the delights of the park the next day, this is quite acceptable. The rooms were... More 

Helpful?
Thank GardenerCook16
Kingman, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dirty, dusty, towel rack hanging from wall. Did not clean room or make beds. Poor customer service. Outrageous price for wi fi, no cell service. Poor tv reception. Indoor pool or hot tub not working. Staff did not seem to care.

Helpful?
Thank sylhalla7
Lubbock, Texas
Level Contributor
108 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel needs updating. The room was large and comfortable but it was so cold in the LARGE bathroom and the very thin towels didn't seem to dry overnight. Amenities included TV, mini-fridge and coffeemaker along with heat and air conditioning. No WiFi unless you pay for it. The prices in the gift shop were reasonable. We ate in the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Sharon G
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed my stay the rooms again were a good size had a pool and lovely wildlife views the hotel a little dated but those things do not bother me no free wi if not good in this day and age free parking and easy access to Yosemite which was the point of our stay

Helpful?
Thank JohnHayes43
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights. It's just a 15 mins drive to Yosemite entrance. The room was spacious, comfortable beds, fridge, tv. The shower didn't have the best pressure but a small con. You do have to pay $10 for 24 hours of wifi and the connection really wasn't great. We had breakfast twice at the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Rachel B
uk
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit dated hotel, but perfect for a few days while exploring Yosemite. Shame you have to pay for Wi-Fi daily but understand have to make a living some how. Only thing is the restaurant/bar opens around 5ish for the evening - We had finished our adventure of Yosemite around 2ish and had to wait around to go for a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank lottiepurvis

610 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (516)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (144)
Viewed
Room/Suite (111)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
View from Room (25)
Viewed
Bathroom (34)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (21)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
Other (171)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (93)
Viewed
Amenities (15)
Viewed
Indoor Pool (1)
Viewed
Outdoor Pool (8)
Viewed
Private Pool (3)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Standard Two Queen (28)
Viewed
The Hotel (31)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near El Portal
24.2 km away
Yosemite Valley Lodge
Yosemite Valley Lodge
#2 of 3 in Yosemite National Park
3,561 reviews
24.0 km away
Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite
26.3 km away
The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
#1 of 3 in Yosemite National Park
2,410 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
22.2 km away
Big Trees Lodge
Big Trees Lodge
#3 of 3 in Yosemite National Park
1,997 reviews
28.0 km away
White Chief Mountain Lodge
8.0 km away
Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite View Lodge
#1 of 2 in El Portal
3,533 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Cedar House Restaurant
Cedar House Restaurant
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Cedar Lodge

Address: 9966 Highway 140, PO Box C, El Portal, CA 95318
Region: United States > California > El Portal
Price Range: €77 - €174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cedar Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 211
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Cedar Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Cedar Hotel El Portal
Cedar Lodge Yosemite
Cedar Lodge El Portal
Cedar El Portal
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Cedar Lodge staff and other travellers.
11 questions
Ask a question
Boulder, Colorado
Leek, United Kingdom
5 months ago
Glendale, California
over a year ago

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Cedar Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“It is scenic all around ... maybe the room facing the heated pool could add more value.”
 of 5 bubbles RanjanGoenka, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a queen room with two large beds for two of us - very spacious and beds were comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles GardenerCook16, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Because of the location I would say all rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Sals1701, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Recommend waiting to visit Yosemite until you can stay in National Park accomodation”
  • trash left outside my door
  • Filthy carpet
  • unclean bed linen
  • unclean bed linen
 of 5 bubbles PJF842, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Donʻt stay at this hotel. Too expensive for the crummy room you will get.”
  • Peeling wall paper in bathroom.
  • Peeling wallpaper in bedroom.
  • Old water damage along one wall in bedroom.
 of 5 bubbles katebE3910AU, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay