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Wawona Hotel

8308 Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here one night while visiting Yosemite and it was a nice stay. I had a room with a private bath and it had a really cool clawfoot tub. The rooms are tiny and the bathroom sink was SO small and very low...people must have been smaller back in the day. Anyway, beautiful grounds, food was decent and the staff... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel is a bit of a trek to Yosemite Valley (About a 1 hour drive), but that's about the only downside. Extremely Friendly and Helpful front-desk and wait staff, and an awesome rustic facility made this stay totally worthwhile.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a long days of hiking in Yosemite it always felt like coming home when we returned to the Wawona Hotel. This grand old Victorian greeted us with a smiling staff and a wonderful lobby - complete with a roaring fireplace and a talented and engaging piano player. Not to be missed.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights in the Wawona Hotel in a bedroom with common bathroom. That was only a minor inconvenience to us because it was quite cold outside after dark, so we had to run to the room, but the bathrooms were very clean and the hotel provided heavy bathrobes to make the trip to and from the showers. The bedroom... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located near the Mariposa Grove, this a good long drive from the valley and therefore much quieter. Built around 1900, it still keeps that character. Rooms don't have much room, or much heat. Most don't have bathrooms but it is a Yosemite experience true to the earlier days. I'll stay here again.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we travel we usually stay in mid-range, semi-budget hotels. But when visiting Yosemite, if you want to be in the park there are not many options, especially if you wait too long to make your reservations. Our reservations ended up at the Wawona Hotel which we knew nothing about. It seemed a bit expensive for a room without a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's "historical" which = OLD, so be prepared. Nice atmosphere, better than a tent. Shared bathroom was nice, clean & warm. Showers were GREAT! Food prices are ridiculous so be prepared. The "continental breakfast" is okay - nothing to write home about. In the summer time when the pool is open, could be a real winner! Unfortunately we visited too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great biking, excellent food, especially the homemade bread, and enjoyed the piano player. A little expensive for the amenities. We enjoyed the 3.5 mile mountain biking Meadow Loop and sitting on the chairs on the beautiful lawn trying to find shooting stars.

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Albany, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming historic hotel in wonderful setting. Compared to staying in Yosemite Valley hotels, the Wawona is quiet, relaxing, and relatively inexpensive. By contributing to the Yosemite Conservancy I received a coupon book with 20% off a Wawona Hotel and other coupons. Well worth it.

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Pacific Grove, California
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year, we stayed in Yosemite Valley, with a furnished cabin in Curry Village. As previously reviewed, it promised much more than it delivered at obnoxious prices -- paper thin walls, black mold in the shower and every venue crowded (even in April). Never again, we vowed and decided to try Wawona this year instead. Boy, did it make a... More 

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