See why so many travellers make Tioga Lodge at Mono Lake their bed and breakfast of choice when visiting Lee Vining. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a quaint setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.
Tioga Lodge at Mono Lake features a picnic area, outdoor furniture, and express check-in and check-out. Plus, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Lee Vining. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.
During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Lee Vining shrimp restaurant such as The Mono Inn, which is a short distance from Tioga Lodge at Mono Lake.
If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Mono Mills Historic Sit, which is a popular historic site amongst tourists.
At Tioga Lodge at Mono Lake, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Lee Vining.
We stayed on the last day of the season, which is October 31st. The restaurant was already closed, so we can't review that. We ate at Nicely's Restaurant, which was like stepping back in time. 1960s venue with good food and friendly atmosphere. We stayed in the Log Cabin Mine room and it was adorable. Clean, comfortable, directly across from Mono lake. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset over Mono lake in the evening! You do hear the highway traffic at night, because it runs right in front of the hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful. We arrived with the first snow fall of the season and the room was cozy and warm.
This is one of the lowest reviews that I've ever given. No TV, no microwave and no A/C. Leave the window open all night to try to get some cooler air and had to listen to the trucks on Hwy 395 right outside our windows. Then a couple came in, in the middle of the night in the room above us, Room # 9 and made a lot of noise (squeeky hardwood floors) until 4:40 a.m. this morning. That's when they decided to do the wild thing and their windows were open so we had no choice but to hear it all. Just a really miserable night....we were expecting so much more for $169 for the night! It's now 4:30 a.m. and can't go back to sleep.....might as well get up and hit the road.
Quaint lodge. Clean and comfortable. Very friendly service - we were there for PG&E's first power outage due to high winds and the staff did their best to make us comfortable. Lovely view from the porch. Watched the full moon rise over the lake which was even more impressive because everything was dark. Would stay here again.
If you are looking for amenities, palatial rooms, pampering...go some where else. This is a quaint older property. It is only open in the late spring, summer, and early fall. Why, you ask. Because there is no insulation. Yes, all the cabins sit along Hwy 395, a two lane, 50 MPH road. The buildings are historic, which translates to old. But, the view is fabulous. The easy access to hiking is fantastic. Woohoo, no phone or TV. And the internet works and has fast download speeds. So put your headphones on, listen to some tunes, enjoy the view from the porch. If you need Four Season, you’ll find one in San Francisco. We love it here and we will be back. I love seeing the full moon rise over Mono Lake.
The lodge is located near Mono Lake but on a busy road. Although the menu of the restaurant is rather small, they have an excellent chef in the open kitchen. Really delicious meals! No need to go to the village for your dinner . Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Great experience!
If all you want is a place to crash for one night and you don't care about amenities or service then by all means book it, otherwise read on. Checked in to my room pretty late in the evening and it was hot 84 degrees, they had window open and fans running. Adjusted thermostat and nothing happened. I went back to talk to the checkin clerk and they explained it was normally not that hot and they don't have air conditioning, not even portable units and she was unable to do anything since the owner was out of town. I called my booking agency and they said they would attempt contact with the owner and try to locate me another place to stay. So I went to the room and tried to get some sleep which would not come, the temperature never got below 77 deg in the room all night. The hotel is also located on a busy major highway so I got to listen to traffic all night long. The beds and pillows are also substandard and difficult to use. The room had no refrigerator, no tv, the wifi internet was spotty. The next morning the booking agency said they had found another place for me to stay the next night but had been unable to contact the owner and I would still be liable for another night here, so I went back to the front desk and talked to the same clerk. She could not contact the owner, nor could she contact the manager on duty but she did switch rooms for me to one she said would be better. The next night was only marginally better. I am frequently booking all around the Yosemite area throughout the year and this is by far the worst property I have ever encountered in my travels. I will never stay at this place again. The place is in a great location and that is the only reason it has likely survived since it is very old and it is obvious that they are not putting any money back into the property to better serve the guests. Make no joke about it this place is what many would refer to as a dump. The advertised free continental breakfast that some have raved about is a choice between (choose only 1) bagel or wheat bread 2) muesli or granola 3) yogurt or hard boiled egg or 4) fruit or orange juice...thats it. The best way to put this place in perspective is that if it were located somewhere else it would be $30-40 a night! The young lady that was working the desk was courteous and as helpful as she could be but powerless to help resolve the situation. The rooms were not filthy by any means, but with a property this old you will never get it fully clean.…
Area: on the lake but just in front of a busy road with of hundred of cars and heavy vehicles, the view is excellent but it's like being on a highway, free parking. Premises: is a lodge, small rooms, moquette, wooden cladding that is well suited to host spiders or other insects. You will be disturbed by the traffic, in fact between you the road there is a thin wooden door. There is no air conditioning, it would also serve for the strong humidity present. Hot water is there, but not immediately, at least 5 minutes of running water to get it. Breakfast room in a nice but very small place. Staff: in the kitchen they are busy, but we understand that everything is geared towards saving: low quantities and basic quality. Breakfast: sad, I received an iced boiled egg, good only as rubbish. You have to order what you want the night before by filling out a form (!). The cost of the structure allows you to look for something else, easily better.…
Took the kids on an impromptu road trip to Yosemite. Decided to take Hwy. 395 up the east side of the Sierras to Mono Lake and then into Yosemite. That was fine, however, we didn’t have much choice for accommodation with only a few days’ advance before booking during the peak July season. The Tioga Lodge Mono Lake looked nice online and the price was right, but really isn’t worth it. A throwback to the days of old with terrible motels. Basically, stay anywhere else and here only as a last resort. (It COULD actually be a cool place AND they could charge $100 more per night if they: refurbished all the rooms, got TVs, added a pool or at least hot tub/hot tubs with views of lake, started breakfast earlier – like at 6, bought new mattresses.) Cons: No Air Con No TV Bad food (breakfast, while free, was terrible and starts late at 7 or 7:30) Dark rooms Dingy shower Uncomfortable beds (VERY uncomfortable) Just off the main highway so traffic noise Not walkable to town … I could go on Pros: Great location across from Mono Lake or to get to Bodie Ghost Town WiFi did work Didn’t get murdered…
The rooms are so cute and we had a great view over Mono Lake, watched the sunrise from our porch. The food in the restaurant was really good and the staff so friendly and helpful! Felt right at home here and we felt that everything here comes from the heart. Would definitely come again!
The folks were really nice, the dinner we had was tasty, and sunrise over Mono Lake was stunning. All that said, the primary reason for a hotel stay (for us) is a good night's sleep. The cabin we were in was an easy stone's throw from Hwy 395 which has lots of traffic. At night, the traffic seemed to include a lot of semi trucks, which are even louder and threw more headlights on the walls. Because the cabin didn't have air conditioning, the choice between leaving the window open (which was loud) and keeping them closed (which was quieter although with single pane windows, not THAT much quieter, and made it hot) all wrapped up to make a pretty miserable sleep.