A welcome gem nestled in California’s heartland


A charming historical find in route to Yosemite National Park, Monterey Bay, or the Santa Cruz Mountains. The stylish El Capitan hotel in downtown Merced is your starting point to unleash your wanderlust and relish the off-the-beaten-path discoveries.

Standard King Yosemite Trip Couple
Amenities
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Fitness Center
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Digital Key
  • Digital Check-In
  • In-Room Chromecast
  • Business Services
  • Concierge
  • Meeting Facilities
Safety First, Wellbeing Always

Guided by our purpose of care, we’re committed to enhanced levels of cleanliness in an effort to ensure your safety and wellbeing.
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Rooms + Suites

guestroom
Bathroom
King Bed

Nature meets modern interiors at El Capitan. A luxurious translation of a road trip pit stop our guest rooms and suites are designed with comfort in mind featuring spacious layouts, chic furnishings, modern amenities, and a choice California landscape location.

Our Hotel

24-hour Fitness Center

Fitness Entrance Details

24-hour Fitness Center

Train like a boss in our 24-hour access fitness center outfitted with the gear you need to get the job done, including Peloton bikes and the Fitness on Demand app that’s loaded with premium digital workouts led by renowned experts.

Entertainment

Mainzer Ping Pong Ball

Entertainment

Our entertainment complex The Mainzer features everything you want under one stunning roof. Unapologetic comfort food, craft cocktails, movies, live entertainment, big screen TVs and games aplenty.

Community Impact

Lobby Lifestyle

Community Impact

Deeply rooted in community, El Capitan is committed to ensure we make a meaningful impact in our community through local partnerships, diverse events, and most importantly our inspiring team. Learn more here.
Native Son Drinks
Native Son Tomato Soup

Dining

Three distinct dining experiences all call upon the bounty of the Central Valley, a region famous for producing more than a quarter of the nation’s food. Rainbird’s destination-worthy dining is complemented by light bites in the Courtyard and Native Son’s café-style fare.
Courtyard daytime view

Pet-friendly

El Capitan welcomes pets and their people, encouraging canine wanderlust. Explore the great outdoors with your four-paw companion and then retreat to your room where your pooch will enjoy a comfy bed, snacks, and toys.

Fees

Non-refundable pet fee of $35 per day

Weight Limits

100 pounds per pet, max of two pets.

Special Events

Meetings

Sentinel Classroom

Meetings

Purposefully designed for business and pleasure, and conveniently located downtown, El Capitan offers 5,429 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting spaces.

 

Weddings

Mainzer Sweetheart Table

Weddings

Escape cliché wedding destinations and gather your loved ones together indoors or outdoors on our 3,328-square-foot courtyard framed by succulents, beautiful natural light and nighttime romance.

 

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