Hotels in El Portal, CA

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El Portal, CA, United States
18 May — 19 May2
El Portal, CA, United States
Wed 18/5
Thu 19/5

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Low seasonFebruarycheapest month to stay
High seasonMaymost expensive time to stay
45%expected price decrease
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£103 - £302

Highest day of weekTuesdayis the most expensive day of the week to book
Cheapest day of weekSaturdayis the cheapest day of the week to book
£246is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day
£163is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day
Cheapest time to bookThe cheapest time to book hotels in El Portal is: 1-2 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 3 star, on the same day that your stay begins.

1-2 star

£121 - £160

3 star

£191 - £211

El Portal travel tips

Being the gateway to Yosemite Valley, the small city of El Portal is served by the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) from mid-May through late-September. There’s only one highway that runs through El Portal, which is California State Route 140, represented by a blue circle on any YARTS guide. If you want easy access to the bus route, there’s a stop directly outside the Yosemite View Lodge, one of the premier hotels in El Portal. There’s also a stop at the El Portal Post Office, which is closer to (but not within walking distance of) Cedar Lodge on the western edge of town. Highway 140 runs to and from Yosemite National Park, with stops as far west as Merced Airport and as far east as Yosemite Visitor Center and Curry Village.

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Average £168

Most expensive £403

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Where to stay in El Portal

The majority of travelers who stay in El Portal are interested in going to the nearby Yosemite Valley or exploring the outdoor wonders in the Merced River Canyon. If you’re primarily looking to book hotels in El Portal to explore Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite View Lodge has a YARTS shuttle stop directly outside the hotel that connects to Yosemite Visitor Center and deeper into the park. If you’re more interested in kayaking or rafting the Merced River, you might prefer the Yosemite Cedar Lodge for its proximity to the river and boat put-in sites. Both Yosemite View Lodge and Yosemite Cedar Lodge offer business amenities such as large conference rooms, plus large convenience stores for travelers who need to buy some extra goods before exploring the park.

Learn about attractions and sights in El Portal

El Portal serves as the launching point for an unparalleled outdoor experience. With such close proximity to Yosemite, one of the most iconic parks in the world, a stay in El Portal offers the perfect blend of convenience and affordability to travelers looking to immerse themselves in the life of the valley. If you’re looking for amenities within the town itself, El Portal has a post office, community centre, general store, and gas station. Once you’re ready to explore, you’re just a short drive or bus ride away from the most notable spots in Yosemite, such as Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and the John Muir Trail. If you’re not making the trip into Yosemite, El Portal still has something special to offer. It’s located in the Merced River Canyon, home to over fifty varieties of the California poppy. From April to August, this state flower blooms in dazzling colors throughout the canyon.

Some of the best bars and restaurants in town can be found at El Portal hotels. There are two restaurants at Yosemite View Lodge, serving Italian food like pizza and pasta in one restaurant, and high-end American cuisine like steak and fish in the other. You can also find two restaurants and a bar at the Yosemite Cedar Lodge. The bar is themed to reflect 1950s American culture. Both hotels offer gazebos and outdoor seating, where you can relax and unwind after a full day of hiking and sightseeing in the valley and surrounding areas.

The most notable events in El Portal are based on the seasonal fluctuations of the Merced River Canyon and Yosemite National Park. Those looking to find cheap hotels in El Portal from April to August can witness some of the most beautiful blooming periods in the world. The wildflowers of Yosemite bloom along the iconic Hite Cove Trail, following the Merced River to the remains of a gold mining boomtown. This annual bloom is known by many people beyond El Portal for the beautiful colors you can see along the trail, and it’s easily accessible via the shuttle that departs from Yosemite View Lodge. Another notable annual, seasonal event is when the snow melts and fills the rivers and waterfalls. This generally occurs at the end of May around Mother’s Day weekend. Whether you’re looking to raft the Tuolumne River or simply marvel at the full power of Yosemite Falls, this yearly spectacle is just a quick bus ride from either of the stops in El Portal.

Information about staying in El Portal

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A stay of 1 night is most popular when visiting El Portal.

A hotel room in El Portal will generally set you back around £258 per night. This figure is an average and prices will vary according to the facilities, location and room availability at your desired hotel.

In February prices are at their lowest, making it the most cost-effective time to book a hotel room in El Portal. You may find the cost of your room has decreased by 45%.

At the moment the cheapest day to stay in a hotel in El Portal is Friday, with Monday being the most expensive.

On average, a hostel in El Portal will be priced around £175. This price will be per person, per night and was obtained using hostel and 2-star or below hotels. In comparison, this will be £83 lower than your typical El Portal hotel.

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