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The Ahwahnee

9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Ahwahnee is magical. We had a beautiful view of half dome from our window, but the whole place is just gorgeous. Staying there really allows you to let the beauty of it sink in. One small gripe - the continental breakfast room service was all muddled ... an American version, I guess (no pastries, just muffins...with jam? and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've tried at first to make a reservation via website, but it was indicating a fully booked hotel. So, trying my odds, we went directly to the front desk, and surprisingly we've got a room. A beautiful room by the way, sided to the mountain. The hotel maintain well preserved its traditional furniture and comfort. The main restaurant offers very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pros: The staff, the food was good. Very clean, cozy and charming. Cons: There was supposed to be a dress code and we are "old school" and appreciated that. During dinner, half the people were in jeans and sloppy tops. Location: Close to all sights in Yosemite. What could be better? When the staff found out our trip was a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped by the Ahwahnee for lunch last Saturday, couldn't find any self parking so we went to valet park our two vehicles. The line was backed up pretty far so we waited in line for someone to help us. The valet finally came over and he asked us if we were checking in, we replied that we were just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really do not understand the 5 star reviews for this hotel. It simply is not that good. Sure, it's a 'classic experience' and 'old world' but there are issues that need addressing as you pay through the nose for it. It needs a proper refurbishment. You cannot simply paint over chipped surfaces and think it looks OK. The hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're looking for the types of amenities that you could normally get for these prices (big flat screen tvs, large rooms with a seating area, push-button drapes), you're not going to be happy here. In fact, you're not going to be happy anywhere in Yosemite Valley, as the type of luxury hotel found in big cities isn't found here,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is old, but don't let that fool you. It is beautiful, interesting, and a treat to stay in. Service was terrific and the food was a great experience...We have already booked a Fall return in a suite....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here 2 nights in mid April and had a terrific time. The hotel is old, but a truly wonderful experience. The service was outstanding, the food for dinner, lunch and breakfast was very enjoyable. We paid a little extra for a room overlooking one of the beautiful falls. The room was rather small, but comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly and helpful, knowledgable about the property and the area. Grand dining room and food! Not a trendy hotel, but truly Regal! its like being transported back in time to the classic 20's Treat yourself you won't regret it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As one of the two hotels right in the Yosemite Valley, the location and views couldn't be better. The common areas of the hotel are equally beautiful and impressive. These factors are what allows them to keep the hotel fully booked even with incredibly high prices. For us, given the high price, the rest of the hotel experience was lacking.... More 

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