Get an overview of this hotelFronting the wild Merced River 2 miles from Yosemite National Park

With a stay at Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal, you'll be on a river and close to El Portal Market and Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance.

This hotel is within the vicinity of Big Oak Flat Information Center and Yosemite Mountaineering School.

Make yourself at home in one of the 336 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces. Kitchenettes are outfitted with refrigerators and microwaves. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an indoor pool and a spa tub. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), gift shops/newsstands, and tour/ticket assistance.

Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. Breakfast is available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Yosemite View Lodge has three pools—one indoor and two outdoor—and five spa tubs, including four outside on the patio. One of the outside pools and several of the spa tubs have views of the wild Merced River rushing alongside the hotel. The hotel also has a snack bar, a restaurant and a pizzeria. The hotel's tour desk can assist with arranging Yosemite National Park adventures.

  • Indoor pool 
  • Spa tub 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 336 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Picnic area 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 6 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Kitchenette  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 9.99 per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 9.99 per night )

Parking

Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Fireplace 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Kitchenette 
  • Microwave 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

The River Restaurant - Serves fine cuisine, cocktails and beverages. Breakfasts and dinners are served daily.

Parkside Pizza - Serves pizza, sandwiches, fresh salads, and refreshing beverages. Closed from November through March.

Nearby Things to Do

The wild and winding Merced River, right behind the lodge, is renowned for white-water rafting. Yosemite National Park, a mountain wonderland, offers hiking, rock-climbing, fishing, birding, wildlife viewing, bicycling, horseback riding, swimming, rafting, skiing, snowshoeing, and strolls through ancient sequoia groves.

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 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Sledding nearby 
  • Snow tubing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests driving to the property should be aware of seasonal road closures. Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass) closes October through late May, restricting east-to-west travel across the park. Yosemite's eastern gate and Tuolumne Meadows are not accessible when Tioga Pass is closed. Guests are advised to check local weather and road conditions/closures with the California Department of Transportation before travel. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD $10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD $10.00 per night.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per day
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 110.23 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9.00 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD $10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD $10.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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