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Yosemite Cedar Lodge
scottsV6960JJ from: Washington DC, District of Columbia
Trip Type: Business
Published Date: Oct, 18, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Exceptional lodge with the best staff!
Cedar Lodge, and the sister property - Yosemite View Lodge - are arguably the best lodges in and around Yosemite National Park. Exceptional staff, guest rooms, facilities and location make these resorts ideal for business functions (group of 50) and family getaways. My company utilized the Lodge for a corporate event and the service and accommodations couldn’t have been better. We will definitely lock in another corporate event given the spectacular guest reviews we received after the event. Highest recommendation.
bluejmagic from: Colchester, Connecticut
Published Date: Sep, 24, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Good location not many other options
Stayed at the lodge for three nights. The location is close to Yosemite but there is only one other closer option. The rooms were dated 50's style but were clean. The grounds are OK and the pool was clean. The restaurant on site is not a restaurant but a bar with 4 options for eating such as (hamburger, chicken strips). The only breakfast option is egg sandwiches. The day I went to get a breakfast sandwich they were out of eggs. The lobby and store is nice and the people working in the lobby were friendly. The wifi cost $10 a night and there is absolutely no Verizon telephone or data reception in the area.
- Value: 3
- Location: 4
- Service: 3
Sashazur from: Salem, Oregon
Published Date: Sep, 16, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Nothing special except for proximity to Yosemite park
We stayed 4 nights as part of a group hiking tour.
Overall this place was just OK - and I probably would say that even without the covid restrictions. The main reason to stay here is proximity to the park entrance which was 15-20 minutes drive.
Staff were friendly though hardly ever wearing masks. The rooms were dated and a bit worn out, though clean and large; the AC worked well but was noisy. They were doing renovations on one of the buildings so hopefully things will be improving. Some outdoor common areas were a bit grungy with bits of trash, sidewalks needing some pressure washing, etc.
Due to covid they were not doing daily housekeeping, though I think it might have been available on request - we just went to the front desk a couple of times to get clean towels and more shampoo etc.
There’s no cell coverage in the area and they charge $10/day for WiFi - and it sometimes got very slow or stuck in the late afternoon and evenings when most guests were online.
We ate dinner at the bar on the property several times, the food (burgers and such) was so-so except for the great fries. To be safer we ate outside at the adjoining pool area picnic tables instead of in the dining room. There’s also a real restaurant in the same building as the bar, but it was temporarily closed, though they were serving takeout breakfast egg muffins etc. (which were good) and coffee.
For more food choices there’s a store in the lobby with drinks, snacks, frozen burritos, premade sandwiches, etc. Although the rooms didn’t have microwaves, there’s one in the lobby and all the rooms have a fridge and coffee maker - the latter worked well to heat water for the instant noodles they sell.
P.S. Originally we planned to drive to Mariposa for more dinner choices a few times, but it was more than 30 minutes away, and after hiking all day we were always too hungry to wait that long.
- Value: 3
- Sleep Quality: 2
- Service: 3
Published Date: Sep, 12, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
Bud Bug Alert
My family and I stayed at this hotel in July. My room had bedbugs. I washed all of my cloths before leaving but still brought them home. It cost me $3,000 to get the out of my home. The hotel is dirty and infested.
- Location: 4
- Cleanliness: 1
- Service: 1
Kaumudi P from: Chicago, Illinois
Published Date: Aug, 17, 2021 Travel Date: May, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Good location, room
We had a nice 2 nights stay here. It is close to Yosemite, and the YARTS shuttle stops right in front of it, so very convenient. The room we had spacious and clean. There's a nice little riverwalk on the other side of the street. Lots of birds all around.