Hotel Yosemite View Lodge

3 Stars

  11136 Highway 140, El Portal - 95318 - El Portal (Ca), United States View Map

Nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Yosemite View Lodge is a motel complex located in the Merced River canyon at El Portal, CA. With the west gate to the Yosemite National Park at just a 10-minute drive away, this very affordable hotel is one of the closest accommodations to the Yosemite Valley. Within the many facilities, the lodge boasts 24-hour reception, four swimming pools and a hot tub, two restaurants, a bar, a game room for the younger and a large store. Featuring a convenient kitchenette, the guest rooms all are equipped with cable TV set, tea and coffee-making facilities, bathroom with shower, hairdryer and toiletries. Set next to the hotel lobby, the bar serves a cosy lounge; on the same floor there is a heated indoor pool and a basic Spa room with hot tub. In the lodge there are also vending machines selling snacks and drinks, ATM and laundry facilities. With a terrace overlooking the Merced canyon, the River Restaurant proposes traditional American steak and fish dishes, while, for a casual dining, a pizza and pasta place is set next to the garden, just few steps out from the lodge entrance. In the garden there is also a convenient store, selling food, tools, dressing, souvenirs and gifts. At the Yosemite View Lodge stops the YARTS bus line, which links the Mariposa Valley to the Yosemite National Park.

Hotel Details


Nice accommodation with excellent services.


The lobby is large spacious and comfortable


It is a 2-story accommodation and just renovated in 1994.


This three-floor hotel features 278 guestrooms decorated in a mountain-lodge style. These rooms have views of the Merced river and include fully equipped kitchenettes with refrigerator, microwave, two-burner stovetop, toaster, dishes, and utensils. Other amenities include gas fireplaces and jetted tubs with dual showerheads.


No restaurant.


It is located on merced river, 1.6 km east of El Portal, 3.2 km from west entrance of park.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Lifts 3
  •  Indoor Swimmingpool
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 15:00
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Minibus parking area
  •  Shops
  •  Outdoor Swimmingpool
  •  Voltage 110
  •  Single rooms 76
  •  Twin rooms 171
  •  Double rooms 76
  •  Triple rooms 171
  •  Quadruple rooms 171

The Hotel Yosemite View Lodge is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The accommodation is with air conditioning. The hotel is perfect for swimmers. The Hotel Yosemite View Lodge offers disabled facilities. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel Yosemite View Lodge offers a laundry service. The accommodation is suitable for those who love shopping. The hotel is suitable for sportsmen.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Alarm Clock

The Hotel Yosemite View Lodge offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The hotel offers a wake up service for guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: FAT
  • Time to the Airport: 120 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 160 KM

 Guests' Reviews

Chico, United States

Good: 2.7/5 More Details

Good location, average accommodations in need of update

If unable to stay in the park, this is your next best option, though a pricey one. for 250/nite, we had an average, 90s vintage hotel room with two full beds and a kitchenette with a small fridge and microwave, no view. id say pay a few extra bucks for the river view rooms, the merced is beautiful! there were two decent restaurants, a pizza shop and an all purpose type restaurant that were both pretty good. several pools and hot tubs scattered throughout the property were enjoyable, however, the whole property has the feel of neglect. a make over is due, but if this is your only option, go for the river view and enjoy!



United States

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

Wonderful setting

Yosemite view lodge was a wonderful surprise. our room was right on the merced river, with the sound of the river lulling us to sleep at night. the small kitchenette was well supplied. very pleasant room with great amenities except free wi-fi. nice pool and hot tub, and room tub/shower had jets for whirlpool and 2 shower heads. the prime rib dinner at the restaurant was very good.



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