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The Ahwahnee

Yosemite National Park, CA
559-253-5635
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Alta Loma, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Ahwahnee is a fantastic place to eat lunch. The service is exceptional and so is the food. It's a classy place, so we dress up even if we are riding bikes.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stayed in a cottage at the Ahwanhnee. It was a short walk through the woods to get there. The setting was lovely, but the room itself was not spectacular. It was clean and comfortable and everything worked properly, but the air conditioner was loud at night. We liked being away from the main building because it felt a little... More

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

First, its always nice to be in Yosemite. Secondly, the number of rooms in Yosemite are very limited - i.e. many people call a year in advance just for the chance of staying in Yosemite Valley. Third, the Ahwahnee is a historic lodge built in the 1920s. As such, it has historic charm. The dining room is awesome place especially... More

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Atlanta, GA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have no idea what all these great reviewers see in this place. I guess it beats camping out but for $600 per night you would expect a bit more than sleeping in a tent!! The rooms are old and dirty. AC sounds like an old tuck engine. The cafe's food is mediocre at best and very expensive($17 for a... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It is the Ahwanhee after all. Best pool ever - forest on one side and mountains on the other. Had a great room in the main hotel with the half dome framed in the window. Staff are all very attentive and helpful. Beautiful building. Nice dinner and excellent breakfast

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Even if you aren't staying at the Ahwahnee because of the cost, you can still step in and enjoy the splendid decorations and beautiful great room. It's wonderful. If you can, eat at the restaurant and enjoy the delicious food.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

beautiful setting, fantasic service, fabulous time. We had hors d'vors on the patio, dined in the solarium, danced in the Winter room and had breakfast in the Grand hall.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If this is your first visit to Yosemite National Park and you want a general overview of the important things to see then this is an excellent general tour of the valley floor. We were staying at The Ahwahnee Hotel and the tour leaves from Yosemite Falls at The Lodge which is at Shuttle stop number 8. The shuttle is... More

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Laguna Beach
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If there is one thing that everyone who comes to Yosemite should see, but might not, it's the Great Room at the Ahwahnee Hotel. This room is filled with artifacts of the Native Americans who lived in this area; has very comfortable furniture for just sitting; and is a joy for people watching. In the afternoon, they serve tea and... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We didn't actually stay at the Ahwahnee (it is WAY expensive) but we had lunch there out on the patio. The food was very good and the staff was very friendly. We walked around the hotel just taking in the sites. It is quite beautiful!!! The dining room is something to see!!!!!! We shopped in their very nice gift shop... More

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