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This place was the worst I have ever stayed in, right when you walk in it smelled moldy and old. There were dead bugs everywhere, spider webs, and rat dropping!! So disgusting!! It has an AC unit in the side of the wall that turns off and on every 10 minutes while miking horrible noise! No internet/WiFi access.DO NOT STAY HERE! Awful place!

Clean property with comfortable bedding. No WiFi but was not important given the location :)

The outside of the lodge looked almost abandoned when I stayed there. I was traveling as a single female and felt slightly concerned for my safety. The room was a pleasent surprise compared to the outside, it was very clean, comfortable and spacious. There was even a small kitchenette and fridge. The bed was comfortable and I had great sleep prior to hiking Half Dome.

Room was clean., but it had no isolation. The noise from the street comes right inside, as if you are sleeping on the street. The AC was loud and we had to keep it working because there was only one blanket and it was cold at night.

The beds were comfortable, but the staff was rude about letting us use the WiFi to get directions and had to drive 3 miles to CHECK IN THE ROOM.

A little on the old side but the best option for the price. We knew in advance that the property was a little away from the main lodge and check-in. One of the closest hotels to Yosemite.

There was something wrong with Red Bud Lodge, so we ended up staying at Cedar Lodge. My children loved the indoor pool, and we took advantage of the kitchenette. The property is dated and the cleanliness could have been improved.

There is no on site checkin. We had to travel another 2 miles from the hotel for checkin. But the room is spacious.

What am I missing? This place is SO close to Yosemite, is clean, has standard accommodations and wonderful customer service! I don't understand the low ratings!

Close to Yosemite and it was just what I need for mi trip to Yosemite

We were told that the room we booked online was sold out so we got an upgrade for free. The upgraded room was terrible. The appliances in the room were broken down even the phone was dead. Blanket has stains. There were bugs in the hot tub. We had a rough night. It's not worth the money. Wouldn't recommend to friends. Horrible experience.

The water pressure in this place is extremely low. Don't even think about taking a shower cause you would be in there forever. The problem with this place is that check-in is at the cedar lodge 2 miles down the road. No pool.

1. There is no staff at the Redbud lodge. Check-in is at another hotel 3 miles away. 2. There are no amenities you expect by default for a room that costs $150. Internet is 10 bucks per device per day, coffee is extra, no free breakfast. 3. They did not have my room set up. Imagine a hard day of hike at the park and then having to deal with an unorganized set up which is 3 miles away from your original place.

No wifi, no telephone Tried to cancel one day out of 5 day stay told manager not here and to come back. I came back twice but could not get hold of the manger. Check in is 2 miles away. After I paid $10 for 24hrs of wifi-told the Redbud lodge I am staying at does not support wifi. Has full kitchen with utensil and wine glass

Highway 140 El Portal CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking

Red Bud Lodge places you next to Merced River and within a 15-minute drive of Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance. This 10-room motel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves.


Rooms

The 10 heated rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can expect to find 31-inch TVs with satellite channels. Coffee makers and ceiling fans are also standard.


Property features

At Red Bud Lodge, guests have access to barbecue grills. There's free parking if you drive.

Room options

Traditional Double Room

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Traditional Single Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Red Bud Lodge

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (4)
1
Family with small children

This place was the worst I have ever stayed in, right when you walk in it smelled moldy and old. There were dead bugs everywhere, spider webs, and rat dropping!! So disgusting!! It has an AC unit in the side of the wall that turns off and on every 10 minutes while miking horrible noise! No internet/WiFi access.DO NOT STAY HERE! Awful place!

By , from LA on Aug 8, 2020

4
Partner Couples

Clean property with comfortable bedding. No WiFi but was not important given the location :)

By on Jun 19, 2020

3
Everyone

The outside of the lodge looked almost abandoned when I stayed there. I was traveling as a single female and felt slightly concerned for my safety. The room was a pleasent surprise compared to the outside, it was very clean, comfortable and spacious. There was even a small kitchenette and fridge. The bed was comfortable and I had great sleep prior to hiking Half Dome.

By , from San Francisco on Jun 18, 2020

2
Family

Room was clean., but it had no isolation. The noise from the street comes right inside, as if you are sleeping on the street. The AC was loud and we had to keep it working because there was only one blanket and it was cold at night.

By on Nov 12, 2019

1
Family Family

The beds were comfortable, but the staff was rude about letting us use the WiFi to get directions and had to drive 3 miles to CHECK IN THE ROOM.

By on Aug 12, 2019

4
Family

A little on the old side but the best option for the price. We knew in advance that the property was a little away from the main lodge and check-in. One of the closest hotels to Yosemite.

By on Jun 15, 2019

4
Family with small children

There was something wrong with Red Bud Lodge, so we ended up staying at Cedar Lodge. My children loved the indoor pool, and we took advantage of the kitchenette. The property is dated and the cleanliness could have been improved.

By , from Corinth, MS on Mar 20, 2019

4
Everyone

There is no on site checkin. We had to travel another 2 miles from the hotel for checkin. But the room is spacious.

By on Jan 21, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Dec 4, 2018

5

why are there so few stars???

Everyone

What am I missing? This place is SO close to Yosemite, is clean, has standard accommodations and wonderful customer service! I don't understand the low ratings!

By on Apr 2, 2018

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