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51285 Highway 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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#2 of 4 hotels in Lee Vining
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Welcome to Lake View Lodge, your Lee Vining “home away from home.” Lake View Lodge aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out Mono Mills Historic Sit (2.7 mi) while visiting Lee Vining, Lake View Lodge is a short distance away.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Lee Vining be sure to experience nearby diners such as Tioga Gas Mart & Whoa Nellie Deli or Nicely's.

If you are interested in exploring Lee Vining, check out a state park, such as Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve.

Lake View Lodge puts the best of Lee Vining at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Mtngran wrote a review Jun 2022
California75 contributions118 helpful votes
They have tried to do some updating, but it needs a lot more in the furnishings. There was a small table and 2 chairs in the room, which would have been great, but they look and feel like they were for children. I am only 5ft tall and the thing rocked all over the place. The refrigerator needed defrosting because of the ice build up. The hook on the bathroom door fell off when I tried to hang my towel on it. The toilet is so small and low that it would work great for a kindergartener. The bathroom sink is mounted on top of a tall cabinet and was about chin height for me. Room was very dark and the one of the lamps did not work. Cotton sheets on the bed barely fit the mattress and the foam style blanket had burn holes in it. The advertised new bistro on the property has a very limited menu and hours. The place looked like a worn out small town dump!! Nothing special there and especially not the decor. Everything in this town is very over priced and has always been so because of its remoteness. Best deal in town is a meal at Nicely's Cafe for eating and it is close to most of the motels.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Shams wrote a review Jun 2022
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I've stayed in various accommodations at this place and always found them clean, comfortable and functional. But I'm mainly writing to commend the managers, who recently helped me out in a difficult situation when they didn't have to. Thank you for your understanding, kindness and good will.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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EvanL wrote a review Jun 2022
Menlo Park, California469 contributions301 helpful votes
We stayed in a room with single Queen bed in late May on a trip to see Mono Lake. It wasn't our first choice, the hotel across the street had much better reviews but it was full. Hotel counter staff was informative and friendly. The room was small (much smaller than normal), clean, with country-style decor. Walk-in room rate was pricey (they said it was the start of tourist season).
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Yvonne Lynn wrote a review Feb 2022
West Windsor Township, New Jersey32 contributions8 helpful votes
Simple but functional room for 2 including good heating, microwave, table w 2 chairs. I loved that they sold TV dinners in the ice cream fridge downstairs so we could have a hearty breakfast before going to (June) mountain which was less than 20 min away.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Linda A wrote a review Sep 2021
Silver Spring, Maryland1 contribution
Outrageously overpriced for a room lacking in basics. No tissues, one working socket, pitiful shower. Was clean and would have been “okay” if it was half the price they charged. And lake view was somewhat of a stretch—could see a small bit of the lake if you stood in one spot on balcony
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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peakrat wrote a review Jul 2021
Thornton, Colorado11 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed in Cabin 19 - June 22-30, 2021. Cabin is behind hotel area, away from road and associated noise. Pleasant location. Cabin with full kitchen, separate bedroom and bath. Lots of hot water and good water pressure. We had a problem with the refrigerator the first couple of days and it was immediately replaced with a brand new unit. Cabin was very clean. We were there an entire week and enjoyed every day. Tioga entrance to Yosemite was 12 miles away, the Bodie Hills a short jaunt north on US-395. This was a great base for hiking in both locales. Highly recommended., and would re-book if visiting area again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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rjuricich wrote a review Jul 2021
Pasadena, California87 contributions74 helpful votes
The Lake View Lodge turned out to be a great place to stay after our extended Yosemite trip. Lee Vining is a tiny town outside the east entrance to the park, and you never know what you will get in the gateway communities. The rooms were a decent size and clean, although could use additional inside lighting. It is clear that the proprietor invested a lot on outside landscaping. There are some nice areas on the property with tables and chairs to enjoy the high desert evenings. The onsite restaurant had a good menu with tables set up outside in a grassy area with tall trees. While it was probably set up for the pandemic I hope they keep the outside seating available. They are strict about their 4pm check-in time. We showed up a couple of hours early and had to come back later, which was a bummer because it was too hot outside to do much. We ended up driving the June Lake Loop a few miles down the road and found a nice brew pub to enjoy the time.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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pglejm wrote a review Jun 2021
Santa Cruz, California4107 contributions273 helpful votes
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Needed a place that was convenient to both Tenaya Lake & Mammoth so this town fit the bill. Room had everything you need….microwave, little refrigerator, hair dryer, steamer, ice, WiFi, basic toiletries, etc. Mattresses were comfortable, didn’t hear the neighbors, kept windows shut and didn’t hear any traffic of which you are very close to & slightly above 395. There is a new restaurant, The Basin, on the grounds that has very good food. Lots of outdoor sitting areas under the trees in the afternoon was pleasant. Right next door is a small grocery store. Several restaurants and coffee shops are a 5-10 minute walk. Walk 10-15 minutes to Mono Cone and get a soft serve swirl ice cream! 10 minute drive to Whoa Nellie Cafe which is attached to the Mobil gas station. Many people told us to stop there so we did. BIG and delicious burgers. Seared tuna sashimi was good not great as it was cooked a little too long. Lots of other choices. But you sure surprise people when you tell them you are at the Mobil station! Ha! Lake views were a little limited from our room. We were on the 2nd floor of the last building. We walked to the end of the building and could see some of the lake. Just a quick note. If you’re checking out motels in the area, the Lee Vining Motel, located very close by, was a victim of arson and won’t be operating for quite a while. So sad as it’s a historic building, tourist season was just starting after our crazy pandemic too. If you have time, walk around the area and check out some cute homes, churches, etc behind the motel. I needed some help from the front desk and each time I went they were friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nannyambt wrote a review May 2021
Bakersfield, California204 contributions33 helpful votes
We knew going in that this was a dated motel and that was ok. I like to give pros and cons on a stay. Cons: Very very poor lighting in the room- husband had to use flashlight sitting and working at the table. Sink in the bathroom was ridiculously to hi. No extra bedding - only the sheet and one blanket. Pros: It looked pretty clean. The grounds was nice.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul S wrote a review Dec 2020
Costa Mesa, California1661 contributions363 helpful votes
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We stayed here for a long weekend of fishing, sightseeing and hiking over Summer 2020. This was our second stay in the last few years and have always been pleased with the rooms, staff and grounds. We had reserved room 50, the "Family Unit", for our most recent stay. At some point, the hotel combined two rooms to make one large unit that includes room for three queen-sized beds, two full baths, a kitchen and dining room. Plenty of room for six to eight people and more than enough for our family of four. We made good use of the kitchen and dining room and the room size gave us plenty of space to spread out and relax. The mattresses were great - I like them on the firm side - and there were plenty of pillows and blankets. Mattresses are very subjective so your results will vary. Housekeeping was only between guests rentals, not every day, but that wasn't a problem as a.) we knew about the policy and preferred less contact, and b.) we brought our own cleaning supplies. Lee Vining is a small town so be prepared for very few services. Using a room such as this or room 48-T (3-bed, 2-bath, modular home) is a good way to good. We bring our own groceries and kitchen supplies. I might recommend rooms away from the Office/Northside of the property as the north side has a common driveway with Mono Market and you will get a lot of vehicle noise.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake View Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lake View Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mono Lake (4.0 km), Mono Basin Historical Society (0.5 km), and 20 Lakes Basin Loop (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake View Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and a picnic area.
Which room amenities are available at Lake View Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Lake View Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake View Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Latte Da Coffee Cafe, Tioga Gas Mart & Whoa Nellie Deli, and Mono Cone.
Is Lake View Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Lee Vining.
Are there any historical sites close to Lake View Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mono Mills Historic Sit (4.3 km).
Does Lake View Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Lake View Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.