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Cedar Lodge
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Has potential, but not kept up.
User: tanguero43 from: Atlanta, Georgia
Published Date: Jun, 3, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2023
Rating: 2
negatives- old rooms are worn- they moved us to a better room toilets stopped up first night, man came quickly and plunged it. He said toilets are "old", Samosa brand by Atlas, same problem next morning, a small piece of toilet paper would not go down, I suggested to front desk they use an auger on toilet, during day they just plunged it again, said it was now working, we went toYosemite park, on return that night toilet still clogging and overflowed in bathroom, , at 8 PM maintenance came again used an auger, maintenance man just as he was leaving said "oh wait there looks like 1/2 of plastic fork stuck in the trap, he called another man and showed him the fork, they took the plastic fork out, I had to ask them to take the wet towels out of the bathroom, and asked where the fork was, they said in the bathroom trash can , I asked please take that away too. no microwave ovens "available" Had a limited take out breakfast tasty but limited

Great location, below average facilities. Double charged for the room !!!!!!!
User: waynemE8853GO from:
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: May, 21, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2023
Rating: 3
Excited for this part of the trip and was going well until the hotel staff charged me again for a pre paid room ($350) blowing my budget for my stay in Yosemite. So for that I’m extremely disappointed. The bar staff however were great and welcoming, had a great chat with Mike (local resident) who helped build the trails in Yosemite for over 35 years. The facilities are below basic, poor tv, no ironing facilities etc. Note its an additional $10 for Wi-Fi too limited to two devices.

Would stay again, but I had some complaints.
User: Singindancinlexi from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Feb, 14, 2023
Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
The front desk was friendly/courteous, especially the gentleman that answered the phone, when I called to check on my reservation. But, one thing I didn't like is that the lady that checked me in forgot to hand me my credit card back, and I somehow didn't realize it. We had already been in our room for awhile, before she called on the room telephone, to let us know...Thankfully, I haven't seen any fraudulent charges show up on my account. There was a $10 hotel fee pending, but it has since fallen off. My other major complaint is the blanket (dark green in color) stunk really bad, right where I pulled it up to my shoulder to sleep. It smelled like possibly either really gross saliva from a human, or dog urine or dog vomit. I dealt with that nasty smell for awhile, cuz I was too tired to get up, but finally switched it out with a clean-smelling white comforter, that was thankfully stocked in the dresser drawer. (There was 2 other blankets or comforters, as well.) It makes me mad that hotels don't wash/switch out the top blankets/comforters. (But I have read that it's a common thing, unfortunately. So never assume the top bedding is clean!! Many of the TV channels seemed blurry, but my husband he thinks it's because of the location of being in the mountains. We didn't use the WiFi. If you want to use it, you have to call a separate phone number, and pay $10, which covers two devices. The toilet was slow to flush, but didn't clog, thankfully. Oh a positive note, we got a downstairs room, and nice parking, right in front of our room. We came at a nice time of year, because the parking lot wasn't picked. Probably for multiple reasons: It's mid-February, and it's Super Bowl weekend. But also, Yosemite is requiring reservations on the weekends for this month, because of the firefall. I forgot to check the rules, before I booked my room. Then, after booking, I got a message in my email from the hotel about it. - Cancelling wasn't an option, so I figured we'll still enjoy the surrounding scenery and nature. The Merced River was beautiful and relaxing! We did find a day use area on the way back down, and there's a road listed there, with three campgrounds. I'm not sure if you have to hike to get to them, or if driving is allowed. The road entrance looked quite skinny. - We also saw many ppl parking and hiking up the mountain. There's a bridge that crosses the river to get there. I also did not see any fee signage, so I'm assuming it was free.

Best location, good staff and horrible room
User: Rodrigo V from: Guadalajara, Mexico
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 4, 2023
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
The pros: The quality of service that we received from the ladies at the front desk was just amazing, the place is in the best location to the entrance of Yosemite so that really was a good perk, the indoor pool was very welcomed by my kids (water was properly heated and the place wasn't crowded), on the downside: Being charged for internet service just feels like something from the 90's, the room wasn't that clean (the bathtub looked awful), and the price of the food was kind of ridiculous for the quality of the meal (the restaurant itself was fine, but even the menús were printed on regular pieces of paper that were soaking wet),

Gateway to Yosemite 🏔️
User: helgap from: Perth, Australia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 30, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
We enjoyed our stay at Cedar Lodge for 4 nights in late September, 2022. Staff were friendly and helpful in our few interactions with them. Rooms were spacious with two beds and plenty of space for luggage. The bathroom by comparison was compact. We used the little bar fridge to store our food, as we would bring a picnic lunch into Yosemite each day. Our air-conditioning did not work very well after the first night but we didn’t tell the staff because it didn’t hugely affect our comfort levels (apologies - we didn’t tell the staff on check out). As Australians we were a little nervous to know that there had been a few recent bear sightings on the grounds, but never saw one while we were there 🐻 😮‍💨 We ate at the restaurant on our first night. The food was tasty but the menu was limited so we ate in Yosemite on other nights. We swam in the outdoor pool a couple of times. It was pretty cold in the water but that made it all the more refreshing. Note for international tourists; the BBQs on site are NOT like Australian BBQs where you can press a button and they heat up a BBQ plate by a timed gas bottle. They are an American BYO coal variety - so if you’ve come from overseas like us, or are a foreigner who doesn’t do coal BBQs, don’t think that you’ll be able to have a BBQ dinner at the end of the day.

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