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Lake View Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lee Vining
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We checked-in late in a Saturday after a long drive from Las Vegas. Upon arrival, we were welcomed to the hotel by a comfortable lobby and very friendly staff member. The room we were assigned was #44 and it was HUGE!! There were 5 in our group (Me, my wife and 3 smallish children) and I am not exaggerating when I tell you that we could have comfortably slept 8-10 in that room (in sleeping bags). If you were looking for an easy way to house a group of friends who don't mind sleeping on the floor, this is your place! Very clean, very nice. If I ever find myself in Lee Vining again, I will definitely stay in room #44 of the Lake View Lodge! Fridge and Microwave complete the package.

If I was pressed for con's, I can think of a couple:
1. It was upstairs and a little walk from the car to get to the door of the room.
2. If you are headed for the Yosemite valley, it is about a 2.5 hour winding-road drive from the hotel. However, we hiked around the East side and found it very nice and WAY less crowded that the valley.

Other than that, we were delighted with the Lake View Lodge.

Room Tip: Pick #44 or 45.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

My second stay at this motel outside of.Yosemite proved to me that the owners are committed to.maintaining a good property. The small cafe (open for breakfast only) serves good.drinks. The room was.clean and cool. (It was hot.and smoky outside.) The desk staff was.helpful. And I found a great piece of pottery for sale.in the lobby. Conveniently located to Mono Lake. And the grounds are a delight with lots.of.grass, flowers and shady places to lounge. The only

Room Tip: Top floor.provides.a.view.of.Mono LKe
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank 055LavoniaD
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Staff was friendly, room décor was outdated but fit the old-fashioned look and feel of the rest of the Lodge and Lee Vining in general. Location is great - right across street from Mono Lake, amazing views, and situated in portal town of Lee Vining, just outside Inyo N.F. and eastern entrance to Yosemite. No continental breakfast - there is a coffee and pastry shop just next door. Hotel WiFi is not great due to remote location as well.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

You don't have too many lodging choices in Lee Vining, and after checking Trip Advisor, we chose the Lake View Lodge. We really wanted to stay in one of the cottages, but on a busy weekend, all were booked, and we reserved a king bed room. After semi-camping experiences in and near Yosemite, it was a relief to open the door to a large, clean room with a comfy bed! Yes, the room was a little dated, complete with flowered bedspread and inadequate lighting. Spotty wi-fi, but this town IS a little remote. The motel has beautiful gardens on various levels, with lounge chairs and tables placed so you can relax outside and, on the upper levels, enjoy the view of Mono Lake. You can walk the length of the town from the motel in a couple of minutes, and there are a few shops. We went in the Mono Lake Committee office down the street and enjoyed their interpretive displays of the lake and its history. We reserved a canoe tour through them but it was too windy and it was cancelled. They still gave us a walking tour, which was fascinating. Lee Vining works for exploring Bodie, Mono Lake, and other eastern Sierra attractions, but is a bit pricey; there just aren't that many lodging choices in the region. The Lake View Lodge was perfectly fine for our one-night stay. Tip: Eat at the Mobil!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jeanette1
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Very good Budget hotel. Rooms clean and comfortable with good facilities, Fridge Coffee etc. Well placed in Lee Vining with restaurants close by.
Only criticism is no breakfast, which we got at all other hotels on our trip for same price or less.
But this would not stop me staying again or recommending for a short stay.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Lake View Lodge on our trip to Yosemite. We were pleasantly surprised the rooms were clean, very large with small fridge and mic. Garden areas are very nice for having an evening drink or enjoying ice cream from the market next door. Sunrise over Mono lake is beautiful. The East side of Yosemite is beautiful and much less crowded.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Came upon this place on Trip Advisor and booked a room on our way to Colorado via Yosemite. It is an interesting place, one side of the lodge is on the water side so I am assuming you can see Mono Lake from there. Looked like only 4 rooms in that building. We stayed on the other side of the highway, where there are 3 parking lots with the rooms set back off the highway. Lovely grounds, beautiful gardens. Our room was spacious and clean, but set kind of around a corner of the building so half of our view was of a brick wall. The good part about it was it sheltered us from the highway noise so we were fine with it. All the staff were very nice, skip the coffee place there and go down the street to Latte-ta-Da. Darling!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 51285 Highway 395, Post Office Box 345, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Region: United States > California > Lee Vining
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lee Vining
Price Range: £76 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lake View Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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