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El PortalUnited States of America

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
¥11,450
per night
Mar 30 - Mar 31

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! (7,117 reviews)

"The location couldn't be better. A short drive to the entrance of Yosemite Park is a plus. The facility is nice, has a great gift shop and grocery store. The only negative was the restaurant. Prices were too high for my liking and the food wasn't that great. Otherwise we will definitely stay again ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Yosemite View Lodge
Cedar Lodge
Cedar Lodge
2 out of 5
9966 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
¥20,401
per night
Apr 1 - Apr 2

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! (4,572 reviews)

"Room was clean, staff friendly and had a good nights rest"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 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
¥7,448
per night
Mar 30 - Mar 31

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! (800 reviews)

"Let me start with saying that I’ve never camped before so I was looking for a camping experience. And I definitely received one. It was great! The tent we stay in was the cutest thing ever. Everything was perfect. It was only a couple miles away from Yosemite. Honestly, I was already planning my ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 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(1,196 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(987 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(584 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(727 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(896 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(395 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
¥17,649
Per adult
Yosemite National Park Valley Highlights Tour
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Yosemite National Park Valley Highlights Tour

88% of travellers recommend
¥17,468
Per adult
Private Giant Sequoia Jeep Tour & Hike
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Private Giant Sequoia Jeep Tour & Hike

¥6,207
Per adult
Total Yosemite Experience from San Jose
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Total Yosemite Experience from San Jose

90% of travellers recommend
¥22,961
Per adult
2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour with Hotel
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour with Hotel

¥39,439
Per adult
Devil Peak Off-Roading Sunset Jeep Tour
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Devil Peak Off-Roading Sunset Jeep Tour

¥10,235
Per adult

Reviews of El Portal

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
111
5 - Excellent 31.00558659217877%
4 - Good
155
4 - Good 43.29608938547486%
3 - Okay
74
3 - Okay 20.670391061452513%
2 - Disappointing
14
2 - Disappointing 3.910614525139665%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 1.1173184357541899%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 22, 2020

There is not much in this town but a spot to get gas before you go into the park.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 22, 2020

The park across Cedar Lodge was lovely with the stream flowing. We enjoyed our walk in the morning before we left for home.

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.