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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the premier hotel in Yosemite. The building is beautiful the service is exceptional and the food was amazing. I view this as a hotel that is not for young families. There is a heated pool and large lawn, however, it is not close to all of the kid friendly activities. The Ahwahnee is very expensive and should be... More

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Augusta, GA
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312 reviews 312 reviews
68 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All we heard was what a great place this was before we arrived at Yosemite. The drive to Yosemite from Lake Tahoe was very long, especially after we found out we had driven a few hours toward 120W just to find out that it was closed. (Do NOT trust the Yosemite travel hotline, a number that was provided to me... More

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GnrlMgr, General Manager at The Ahwahnee, responded to this review

Dear Kay M, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did during your visit. I am so very sorry that we failed you. I am disapponted that you found your room to be similar to a Double Tree. You are correct, our rooms are not outfitted with desks. However, there are many desks and tables... More

Shute, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is living off it's past reputation and totally ignores the constructive criticism listed by the dozen in these reviews. My husband and I paid $7.56 for 'tea'. We were presented with two 'cafe latte' mugs filled with tepid water; offered a tea bag each to dunk into it and a small jug of milk. It was the most... More

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GnrlMgr, General Manager at The Ahwahnee, responded to this review

Dear mafalda604 Thank you for your very frank review and feedback. It is obvious that we failed miserably in meeting your expectations. I am sorry to read that you feel that we are living off it's past reputation and ignoring the constructive feedback we receive. It sounds like you ordered tea in The Ahwahnee Bar, our quick casual dining venue... More

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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clear is that the location and the setting from this hotel building is stunning. It shows a grandeur and castle feeling. At the same time it is a hotel which is assured of a constant inflow of new tourists arriving in this hotel. This hotel is kind of generating a personnel attitude which makes them untouchable. And this attitide degrades... More

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GnrlMgr, General Manager at The Ahwahnee, responded to this review

Good afternoon Lialis, While The Ahwahnee is very grand and our location stunning, if the people who are responsible for taking care of it's guests do not provide the service that rivals this magnificence, then we have not done our job. For that, I am truly sorry. I am pleased to report that we have just begun to roll out... More

Crown Point, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I, and our two teenaged sons just got back from a stay at the Ahwahnee. I recommend the Ahwahnee with the caveat that you must adjust your expectations. First of all,I want to say that we fell in love with this (built in 1927), historic hotel. It is grand, the setting in awesome, surrounded by natural beauty... More

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GnrlMgr, General Manager at The Ahwahnee, responded to this review

Greetings hoosierrph, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your very detailed review. I am glad to hear that you had an overall good visit. I am very sorry that we failed to mention that we changed your two sons listed on the reservation to two adults with out informing you. I am sharing your comments with... More

Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after a long trip in CA staff very kind but totally untrained , came for one night took a look wished I could check out canceled the following night . Very very expensive and perfectly revolting , how they say they have a four diamond award beats me ? Well i guess there is no choice if you... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Ahwahnee as a family of four on a 3 week trip across California. We struggled to find accommodation that fitted our exacting standard and ended up booking into the Ahwahnee based on a family recommendation. The room we got was far too small for the four of us, we have two 9 year olds. It has... More

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GnrlMgr, General Manager at The Ahwahnee, responded to this review

Janine M I can appreciate your perception of us. Dirty rooms, stodgy food and arrogant and unhelpful staff, are certainly not for what we want to be known. Know that my team and I are committed to ensuring our guests have a great experience. I see we have a long way to go in your eyes. Thank you for taking... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a California couple that frequently travels to Yosemite in spite of the lack of healthy, clean lodging because we are in awe of the park's beauty. We have stayed at least 10 times at the magnificent and moldy Ahwahnee . Here my hints to help you receive the least offensive room: Call the front desk a day before... More

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Fresno, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding reception here in the solarium, 32 years ago come this October. We come back to this property almost annually with our wine group for the Vitner's Holidays. It is the "Grand Dame" of any west coast hotel! We never tire of coming back!

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is great but the hotel is run down and the service is poor. We had booked months in advance but nevertheless got a room without any kind of view (under an entrance roof). I realize that the the hotel is old, but that is not an excuse for poor maintenance and lack of cleanliness (dust everywhere). The restaurant... More

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Additional Information about The Ahwahnee

Address: 9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Yosemite National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ahwahnee 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tuesday August 27, 2013 - With the exception of White Wolf Lodge, all lodging and services are available in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Valley and Wawona are largely unaffected by the Rim Fire and air quality is good. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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