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Wawona Hotel

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8308 Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pleasanton, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Charming, very comfortable rooms. Lovely setting. It is a bit of a drive to get in and out of Yosemite Valley so don't get caught after dark on twisty mountain road. Very convenient to Mariposa Grove.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is a classic consisting of several buildings each with its own charm. The decor is well done and kept up in excellent condition. The commercial n areas are beautiful and the dining room is well run. Dinner was very enjoyable, however the menu was not as broad as I would have liked. My two choices were quite good.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would recommend Wawona as a place for anyone who wants to just relax, be close enough to Yosemite Valley, but at the same time be away from the crowds...It is about a 25 minute very scenic drive into the Valley. The prices are very good (compared to the other Park accommodations) .The pictures of the place don't do it... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was really beautiful! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and the food was good. The only 2 negative or improvements i would have are the rooms are not well insulated so you can hear EVERYTHING! this really effected myself as im a light sleeper. The other frustrating thing is not all rooms come... More 

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washington state
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129 reviews 129 reviews
24 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Wawona is a national treasure and staying there was a privilege. The grounds were immaculate and sitting in a garden chair in the sun was a joy. The restaurant served a fine fare and the staff were attentive. The front desk staff, especially Robyn, were second to none. She even made hard-to-get dinner reservations for us at the Ahwahnee... More 

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Portsmouth, NH
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the annex, which was built around 1918. Lovely old furnishings, claw foot tub, even old fashioned push button electric lights. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was clean, with plenty of hot water; We had the end room (109) and our porch area with 2 Adirondack chairs was very private and pleasant. Visited in May... More 

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

"Authenticity" and "history" are indeed the two words that come to up to mind about this hotel. When you stay there, you feel there is an heritage that was preserved over the years. The hotel has a lot of charm, its location is perfect to explore the giant Sequoias nearby and the Yosemite park and Merced river. Do not expect... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the Wawona, it's a historic landmark in a Yosemite National Park. How can you find a better location? We always enjoy our stay there. Rooms are comfy. The food is good and the nightly old fashion musical entertainment is always a treat.

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Bothell, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although we were not overnight guests here, we did spend an afternoon walking the beautiful grounds and having a delightful lunch in the dining room. The place just oozes history. A bit rustic by today's standards, it was easy to see how this was the pinnacle of luxury for a mountain lodge 100 years ago. We requested the tomato bisque... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gorgeous hotel and grounds, about an hour's drive into the valley. Be prepared for poor wifi in the one area where it is available. Be prepared for possible very long waits for the restaurant, particularly for breakfast - 40 minutes before even sitting down. (Coffee available but we didn't hang on - there's an awesome park to visit!). It was... More 

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