Book your room at Cedar Lodge
Wilderness setting, private river beach near Yosemite
Located in El Portal, Cedar Lodge is on a river and within the region of Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance and Yosemite Big Oak Flat Entrance.
This hotel is within the region of Badger Pass and Tunnel View.
Make yourself at home in one of the 211 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains, as well as phones with free local calls.
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and ski storage. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Cedar Lodge. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in El Portal? This hotel has 900 square feet (84 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
At your hotel
Set on the western footsteps of Yosemite National Park, the Cedar Lodge offers a wilderness setting with a private beach with direct access from the lodge along the Merced River.
Guests can enjoy four fresh air gazebos, barbecue and picnic areas, a heated indoor pool, and spa tub, as well as a seasonal outdoor swimming pool.
The lodge, which is air-conditioned in public areas, also provides the following business amenities: an Internet point, two meeting facilities with 900 square feet meeting space, audio-visual equipment, and event catering.
Accessibility features such as handicapped parking and in-room accessibility are available.
Cedar Lodge offers a 24-hour front desk and concierge services for its guests.
- Indoor pool
- Spa tub
- Outdoor seasonal pool
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff
- Picnic area
- Barbecue grill(s)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Ski storage
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Conference space
- Laundry facilities
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Meeting rooms
- Total number of rooms - 211
- Number of floors - 2
- Concierge services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Wireless Internet access - surcharge
- Year Built 1978
- Area shuttle (complimentary)
- Conference space size (feet) - 900
- Free self parking
- Pool sun loungers
- Conference space size (meters) - 84
- Number of meeting rooms - 2
- Number of buildings/towers - 5
Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge
Park your car
Free self parking
In your room
- Complimentary toiletries
- Air conditioning
- Climate control
- Access via exterior corridors
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Free local calls
- Coffee/tea maker
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Hair dryer (on request)
- Shower/tub combination
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Satellite TV service
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
Eat and drink
The Emerald Room - Exposed wood beams; photography of Yosemite's natural wonders. Trout, steak, and pasta served. Hours vary seasonally.
The 50s Diner - Classic American burgers and salads. Hours vary seasonally.
Cocktail Lounge - Located inside The 50s Diner. Open daily from late afternoon until late evening.
Cedar House Restaurant - Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and has a bar.
Guests can enjoy swimming in either the indoor pool or seasonal outdoor pool, or splashing in the river along the hotel's private pebble beach, with direct access from the hotel. A spa tub is also on site. Four gazebos as well as barbecue pits and picnic areas offer areas for relaxation and family get-togethers.
A variety of outdoor activities are offered in the area around the hotel, including hiking, camping, and river rafting. Ahwahnee Golf Course, 60 miles away, is open to the public.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Downhill skiing nearby
- Cross-country skiing nearby
- Snowboarding nearby
- Snowshoeing nearby
- Rafting nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Fishing on site
- Hiking/biking trails on site
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- Accessible path of travel
- Braille or raised signage
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
The fine print for Cedar Lodge
When you arrive
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Special check-in instructions:
This hotel will place an authorization for the amount of the first night stay for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
When you leave
Check-out time is 11 AM
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
- Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 5 per night
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
We should mention
Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.