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Yosemite Cedar Lodge
Jean R from: Myerstown Pa
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
It was a place to stay....
There were limited options to stay close to the entrance of Yosemite National Park, so we booked 2 nights here. There is no wifi in the rooms, and even in the lobby you need to PAY for the wifi! (ONLY place we have ever encountered this.) Even the coffee in the lobby was $1.61 a cup! (Also the only place we encountered this!) There was a frig in our room, but no microwave. We had to use the one in the lobby - at least there was not a charge for this "convenience". One more issue here: check in was 4pm, and we arrived hot and tired a little after 2. Our room was "not ready, housekeeping reports in to the front desk at 3". So at 2:45 I checked back w/ the desk, "No, still didn't hear from housekeeping." I said that SOME of the rooms HAD to be cleaned by this time, would you please check! Then I got a room. This was also the only place on our 3 week travels that our room was not ready by 2pm. On the other hand, the room was clean and comfortable, the shower was hot, and the location was good for Yosemite. So all was not lost. But for $210 a night, I expected a lot more!
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 2
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 17, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
book it only if you have no other choice
We did not have much choice but choosing this place because all other places were booked for our dates. We were kind of OK with the place, its somewhat unfresh bedsheets and towels, until my face wash gone missing. Not a big deal, basically just a soap, but apparently whoever took it may have needed more than I did. So, you may want to keep your toiletries and other belongings locked in your suitcase.
- Value: 1
- Cleanliness: 2
- Service: 1
dnaeye from: Fullerton, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 12, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Doesn’t do Yosemite justice
If I owned a lodge this close to Yosemite, one of the greatest nature parks in the US, I’d put in a little effort to make it deserving of such a privilege. Instead, what you get here is a motel that can’t escape the 1960s or whenever it was built and tries to compensate for its appearance with bear statues (some lack faces or have creepy cracked-out eyes) littered throughout the property. If you get a room on a 2nd floor, it’ll be a pain dragging your luggage up the stairs, as there are no elevators. Despite confirming ahead of our trip about a microwave in our room, there was none when we got there and had to use the one in the lobby. Our hair dryer was broken, which they didn’t replace when we first called the front desk, who by the way are a bunch of high school kids who don’t seem to have learned the basics of hospitality - smiling. Also on the list of broken things we’re the lodge’s entire WiFi service and ice maker. I guess we were lucky the air conditioning worked?
Traveling A from: Villa Rica, Georgia
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 7, 2019 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Close to Yosemite Check out some of those risque bear statues!
We visited this hotel as a last minute decision to go to Yosemite on our trip to CA. It is an older property and we had a family suite that could have used some updating (it had an old pull down type Murphy Bed in the LR) however, for just one nite, it suited our purposes. We would up going up the street to Yosemite Lodge to eat dinner which was probably the best dinner we had on our entire trip. It was pricey (as is everything near and in Yosemite!) but very good. The Yosemite Lodge is actually closer to the entrance to Yosemite (and less expensive) but they were booked up for the nite we needed. Actually Cedar Lodge and Yosemite are owned/managed by the same group-Cedar Lodge was actually the one who gave us the tip to go to Yosemite to eat. The front desk personnel do not seem to be in any hurry to help customers, I sensed a "not my job" kind of attitude (someone sitting at a desk further behind the front counter) from the person who finally checked us in. We got an early start the next am and went to drop off the key and get a receipt but there was no one there. As previous posters have stated..there is no internet or cell service and very limited channels on the TV, not a big deal for our one nite stay, but may have been an issue had we been staying longer. Probably given the choice of here or Yosemite Lodge, I would pick Yosemite just because of the great onsite restaurant and closeness to Yosemite.Just remember something as I was answering the questions below..Not a slam on the hotel as I know things can get missed, but just as advice so that cleaning crew checks--Our trash cans in the bathroom/bedroom were clean, however, we had a family room that had a full kitchen. The trash can was located in a cabinet below the stove and it was still full of the previous renter's trash. Very pricey($250) room to have to deal with that!
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Cleanliness: 1
- Service: 2
Published Date: Jun, 6, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Decent room but way overpriced
The rooms are clean and quiet, and the beds comfortable but that is about it. It is way overpriced for what you get and feels like price gouging, taking advantage of demand for lodging at the park. Rooms are old and have no microwave, limited outlets for charging and it took us all evening to get the AC set properly. The room was either too hot or too cold. We came back from the park to watch the basketball finals and the picture was terrible. No cell service and a charge for wifi. It is a 30 min drive to get to the park so not close.