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About Cedar Lodge

Friendly and affordable, Yosemite Cedar Lodge is your ideal choice for fine, cozy, and picturesque accommodations just 8 miles from the Yosemite National Park. Our hotel's close location makes your stay even better. Renowned the world over for its generous offerings of topographic beauty, sparkling waterfalls and breathtaking views, the Yosemite National Park is a majestic testament to the indescribable power of nature.

Our wonderful suites and guest rooms in El Portal offer Yosemite lodging you will love. With 211 rooms and suites nestled in El Portal on the edge of the inspirational Merced River in the southern half of the Yosemite National Park, our Yosemite rooms and suites in El Portal offers comfortable accommodations and pleasant amenities for each and every guest.

From our indoor and outdoor swimming pools and spas to picnic tables, a river walk with gazebos and a private sandy beach on the scenic Merced River, the Yosemite Cedar Lodge provides the hotel amenities you require to make the most of your stay at the Yosemite National Park.

At the Cedar House Restaurant and Canyon Bar & Grill, located just steps away from your room, you and your family are sure to enjoy the tasty, all-American favorites served up for breakfast, lunch and dinner at this family-style restaurant and sports bar and grill. Dinner is offered year-round with breakfast and lunch closed based on seasonal demand.


  • Phone, cable TV and HBO
  • Indoor & outdoor pool
  • Handicap accessible rooms
  • Gift shop
  • Sports bar
  • Family-style restaurant with loft
  • Air conditioning
  • Guest lounge
  • YARTS Bus stop

Other Information

Address: PO Box C
El Portal, CA 95318
Notes: Amtrak Station (Merced) is located 61 miles (1 hour 25 minutes by car) from the hotel. Bus Transportation from Amtrak Station to hotel is available. Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is located 95 miles (2 hours by car) from the hotel Yosemite National Park's West Entrance is located 8 miles from the hotel Check In: 4:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM Hotel is 100% non-smoking Handicap Accessible: Yes Pets are allowed (Fee may apply)
Daily Parking: Self Parking: Free
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