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Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages
Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages

9988 Highway 140, El Portal 95318

1.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (140 reviews)

Situated in El Portal, this caravan park/campground is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from El Portal Market and 8.1 mi (13 km) from Yosemite …

£55
Red Bud Lodge
Red Bud Lodge

9484 Highway 140, El Portal 95318

3.4 out of 5 (70 reviews)

Situated in El Portal, this motel is 10.6 mi (17 km) from Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance and within 20 mi (32 km) of …

£67
Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center
Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

19551 Hess Ave, Sonora 95370

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,393 reviews)

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center places guests within a leafy grove of ancient oaks, a 15-minute drive …

£71
Americas Best Value Inn
Americas Best Value Inn

1213 V St, Merced 95340

2.0 out of 5.0
2.9 out of 5 (744 reviews)

Situated in the suburbs, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Applegate Park Zoo, Merced County Fairgrounds, and Merced County …

£39
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Royal Carriage
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Royal Carriage

18239 Main Street, Jamestown 95327

2.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (512 reviews)

Located in the heart of Jamestown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gianelli Vineyards and Railtown 1897 State …

£51
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp 93623

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (2,096 reviews)

Located on 35 acres bordering the Sierra National Forest, the Tenaya Lodge is in Fish Camp, 2 miles from the southern …

£137
The Village Lodge
The Village Lodge

1111 Forest Trail, Mammoth Lakes 93546

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (988 reviews)

The Village Lodge places guests in the center of Mammoth Lakes, just a 15-minute ride on the free hotel shuttle from Mammoth …

£180
Hounds Tooth Inn
Hounds Tooth Inn

42071 Highway 41, Oakhurst 93644

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (450 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Golden Chain Theater and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£105
Comfort Inn Yosemite Area
Comfort Inn Yosemite Area

40489 State Route 41, Oakhurst 93644

2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,398 reviews)

Situated in Oakhurst, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Children's Museum of the Sierra and Sierra Fly Fisher Tours …

£50
Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites
Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites

40644 Hwy 41, Oakhurst 93644

2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,836 reviews)

Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites is a 20-minute drive from the Highway 41 Yosemite National Park entrance. Restaurants, art …

£68

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Stay in El Portal near Yosemite National Park

The tiny village of El Portal on Highway 140 is just under four miles from the western Arch Rock gateway to Yosemite National Park. The range of hotels in El Portal is small, but local properties offer beautiful surroundings and easy access to Yosemite.

Hotels in El Portal

The cabins and lodges of El Portal are ideal accommodation if you’re planning to visit Yosemite National Park. Choose from family-friendly self-catering accommodation with kitchenettes and simple, good-value hotel rooms with quick access to Highway 140. Some hotel rooms overlook the Merced River, and for a bit of extra luxury you can pick a lodge with a pool and spa tub. El Portal hotels tend to be popular with Yosemite visitors, so book well in advance of your trip.

What to do in El Portal

El Portal is a small village and most people who stay here use it as a base for visiting Yosemite National Park. However, El Portal does have a post office, general store, ATM, gift shop and petrol station. If you’re driving, be sure to fill up your car here as there are no petrol stations in the park. There are few independent places to eat in El Portal, so hotel bars and restaurants are your best bet.

Getting to Yosemite National Park from El Portal

If you’re based in a hotel in El Portal, you’re just a stone’s throw from Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Village is just a 9km (15.6 mile) drive along Highway 140. From here you can visit well-known sights such as Tunnel View, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome. If you’re not planning on hiring a car to visit Yosemite National Park, you can get to Yosemite Village on the local YARTS bus service. Once you’re at Yosemite Village, you can hike to most local sights or use the park’s free shuttle bus.

Whatever you’re planning to see and do in Yosemite, a hotel in El Portal makes a great base from which to explore this world-famous national park.

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