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The Ahwahnee Hotel - Historic Landmark

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Address: 1 Ahwahnee Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: 559-253-5635
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Lovely calm, gentle, peaceful place

We stopped for a light lunch in the garden - complete with jays, squirrels and deer. A delightful place. Polite, straight forward service. Good gift shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We stopped for a light lunch in the garden - complete with jays, squirrels and deer. A delightful place. Polite, straight forward service. Good gift shops.

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Richmond Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place has so much to offer - its concept, construction, designs, location, you name it, they are all amazing. Spend some time admiring the place and soak up the atmosphere. They do offer a free 1-hour historic tour that you should register over the phone. The guide was informative and enthusiastic, and we had fun following the tour and... More 

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Miramar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Inside is beautiful. Fireplaces are enormous. Would love to be there in winter. Beautiful meadow in back perfect for picnic lunch. Wish I could afford to sleep there.

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I did not stay at this hotel. After seeing a PBS program on Yosemite a few years ago, I have always wanted to stay here. But, accommodations were only available at Camp Curry (which we enjoyed!) However, just for a "quick see", I came into the main entrance and asked to see the great lounge and also the dining hall.... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful and historic place. I would have loved ot have stayed here, but it was too pricy. Many of the national parks boast hotels like the Ahwahnee, which are described as "park-atectur". Amazing places designed to be in harmony with their surroundings and offer "civilized" accomodations in the wilderness. (Hey, I love the great outdoors as much as the... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was there for a wedding and reception I didn't stay there. The hotel itself is beautiful and all accommodations were good.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Ahwahnee takes you back to the time when travel was for those who expected only the best. It is a beautiful building on a pristine meadow. The grounds are lovely(and free) to wander. You can also visit the hotel public areas and read in front of the roaring fire. Drinks at the bar are a good value if you... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The staff are amazing, the dining/breakfast experience in the great hall is not to be missed. Another highlight is the tour of the hotel with Zach, he is a star! The hotel is perfectly placed in the valley with easy access to the shuttle.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

With the exception of the dining room, this place needs some serious upgrading. Carpets dirty in lifts and stairwells.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Really enjoyed our 2 night stay. Dinner was such a wonderful, relaxing experience. Lovely food and delightfully accompanied by a fantastic pianist. Stayed til the end just to enjoy all of his playing. Loved the old, traditional feel of the hotel & its similarities to the hotel in 'The Shining'. Luckily no weird and crazy guests, although there were a... More 

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