El PortalUnited States of America

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Trip time! Discover the natural setting, riverfront, and sightseeing in relaxing El Portal.

Explore the relaxing area of El Portal—natural beauty, hiking trails, and popular sights like Sierra National Forest.

Top Hotels in El Portal

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite View Lodge
2.5 out of 5
11136 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
¥13,442
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Situated on a river, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance and within 12 mi (20 km) of Yosemite Valley and Tunnel View. Bridalveil ...

3.9/5Good! (6,988 reviews)

"Ten bucks for WiFi that doesn’t even work is pretty annoying."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Yosemite View Lodge
Cedar Lodge
Cedar Lodge
2 out of 5
9966 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
¥9,774
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

Situated in El Portal, this beach hotel is 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from Sierra National Forest and 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance. Yosemite Valley ...

3.6/5Good! (4,509 reviews)

"I wish the whole lodge was a bit more clean, especially the floor and the sofas etc. The warm inside pool is a nice bonus especially in winter time. We have been there on a family vacation to ski in Badger Pass and it worked for us, the location is just great. When no heavy or slow traffic (you have ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Cedar Lodge
Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages
Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages
1 out of 5
9988 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
¥7,578
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Situated near the airport, this campground is within 25 mi (40 km) of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, and Vernal Falls. El Capitan is 22.2 mi (35.8 km) ...

3.7/5Good! (782 reviews)

"The cabin was big, so roomy but stil cozy. The bed was very soft, we liked that A lot! Overall very good stay, we would go back!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages

Popular things to do in El Portal

Yosemite Valley
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Yosemite Valley

5/5(1,164 reviews)

From Yosemite Falls to Half Dome and El Capitan, you can see some of the most stunning scenery in the world from Yosemite National Park’s central valley.

Yosemite Falls
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Yosemite Falls

4.5/5(958 reviews)

You may hear these thundering falls, which are among the top 10 tallest in the world, before you see them in California’s Yosemite National Park.

Glacier Point
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Glacier Point

5/5(573 reviews)

Witness a superb panorama of the Yosemite Valley from this viewing point and spot soaring canyons, plunging falls and granite cliffs along the rugged valley skyline.

Tunnel View
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Tunnel View

5/5(700 reviews)

Experience one of America’s iconic natural sights, a sweeping view of the forests, waterfalls and monolithic granite mountains of the Yosemite Valley.

El Capitan
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El Capitan

5/5(867 reviews)

Experience the enormity of Yosemite Valley’s glacially carved granite peaks when you gaze upon this distinctive formation and rock-climbing landmark.

Yosemite Visitor Center
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Yosemite Visitor Center

4.5/5(380 reviews)

Discover the geological history of the Yosemite Valley, pick up trail maps and shop for souvenirs at this portal to Yosemite National Park.

Top activities in El Portal

Total Yosemite Experience with Giant Sequoias
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Total Yosemite Experience with Giant Sequoias

92% of travellers recommend
¥17,693
Per adult
Yosemite National Park Valley Highlights Tour
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Yosemite National Park Valley Highlights Tour

88% of travellers recommend
¥17,511
Per adult
Private Giant Sequoia Jeep Tour & Hike
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Private Giant Sequoia Jeep Tour & Hike

¥6,223
Per adult

Reviews of El Portal

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
109
5 - Excellent 31.32183908045977%
4 - Good
149
4 - Good 42.81609195402299%
3 - Okay
72
3 - Okay 20.689655172413794%
2 - Disappointing
14
2 - Disappointing 4.022988505747127%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 1.1494252873563218%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

needs a House of Bagels

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Feb 15, 2020

The room looked clean, but I think they have bed bugs. I could not sleep with itching all over my body. I am sorry, but it is about changing all the bed linens not just the fitted sheet and the top sheet.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 14, 2020

Nice place, not too far from the yosemite valley, perfect location for visiting yosemite

4/5 - Good

M.A.

Dec 1, 2019

No choice of the restaurant or convenience stores around this area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 26, 2019

A tiny town with a gas station and small grocery store. You will have no internet or phone service. Don't blink while driving or you might miss downtown.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 25, 2019

Make sure to set aside plenty of time to stop and wander and wonder.