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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8308 Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Wawona Hotel

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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sojourner_mom Concord, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Concord, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After all our kids made other plans for Thanksgiving, we decided to splurge on a special trip. All other hotels in Yosemite were full, and we felt lucky to get a room in the Wawona. What a classic beauty....from the quaint decorations in the main lodge to the comforts of our room, we felt like we had stepped back to... More

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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Excellent location! Obviously is an old place, so it's going to have some issues, some of the front desk staff just need to go and find another job, they are burnt out, long time Yosemite employees that are meaner than a rattlesnake. No smiles, bad attitude, and just plain miserable. If you want to deal with these people stay there,... More

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Hertfordshire, England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We booked the Wawona Hotel because we wanted a hotel which was in Yosemite Park, thinking that it would be closer to the main lodge area. In reality we could have actually stayed outside as the Wawona is still about a 45 min drive from the lodge. As we booked late, we could only get rooms in the “historic” main... More

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Epsom, Surrey, England
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200 reviews 200 reviews
79 hotel reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We arrived at the West Entrance to Yosemite NP, late one afternoon in mid-May, to be greeted with loads of signs advising us that the Park was 'FULL' - No rooms at the Hotels, Motel, Campgrounds, RV Parks or anywhere. A positively Bethlehem-esk moment, but being a disbeliever we pressed on. Ringing round, we were rather surprised to find that... More

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SW Wales. UK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Very old fashioned property near the entrance of Yosemite. The property has a feel of old colonial. We loved the charm and old fashioned fixture and fittings. The night’s stay was expensive but a lovely start to our Yosemite trip; I wish could have stayed longer rather than staying at Housekeeping Camp! (See my other review). It was a bonus... More

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Mill Valley, California
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The location amazing, the scenery spectacular and history obviously very impressive. The rooms are naturally much smaller by modern day standards, but with character. If you're looking for a good night sleep you're extremely unlikely to get it, the beds/mattresses are as old as the hotel, and the experience feels a bit more like camping than staying in a nice... More

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Oceanside, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The Wawona is an old historical hotel with a lot of style and character. It is in the unique setting of Yosemite National Park, about an hour away from the famous Yosemite Valley. The hotel is maintained in a historical fashion, without TV or phones. Your cell phone may very likely not work, or be unreliable. There is one lounge... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

When I walked up to this hotel I was instantly in love. The property was adorable, our room was fantastic and the overall hotel and staff amazing. HOWEVER: Please note, our room was affordable (off season $80-included breakfast) because it did not have a private bath, the bathroom was instead a communal bath outside down the veranda, the room also... More

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Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Stayed here on a whim after spending the day in Yosemite. Planned on going out of the park to one of the towns on the outskirts, but ended up leaving Glacier Point late. While en route to Oakhurst, stumbled upon the Wawona. It looked pricey, but we decided to check just in case. The woman at the front desk was... More

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Erskine, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

My sister and I ended up needing a night's accommodation (after sharing an RV in Yosemite with our other sister and her hubby)..we had to share a wee bed and never got any sleep..so both woke up in the am saying ''Wawona'!! lol...(though it was the most perfect spot near the river :) anyway, it is expensive but very beautiful... More

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Also Known As:
Wawona Hotel Yosemite National Park
Wawona Hotel Yosemite
Wawona Yosemite
Wawona Yosemite National Park
Address: 8308 Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Yosemite National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Wawona Hotel 2*
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