The Ahwahnee is a beautiful hotel in an ideal location of Yosemite National Park. Rooms were beautiful, roomy, and clean. Hotel is breathtaking and we enjoyed drinks on the outside patio each evening. Free shuttle picks up directly outside hotel doors. Stunning location and gorgeous hotel. Wonderful hiking trails can be picked up on property - no need to get on shuttle for a nice hike. For the cons - the "feel" of the hotel - a bit too fancy for a hotel in a national park. We were asked to change our attire for dinner in the main dining room - no shorts, sneakers, or jeans - although we were dressed very nicely (polo shirts, khaki shorts, sandles) we needed to go back to our room and change into long pants - we were very surprised to see dresses, dress pants, etc in the dining
room. The other negative was the menu selection in the bar - instead of dressing for dinner the following evening, we decided to get a light fare in the bar (burger, chicken sandwich, etc.) - no such luck - menu was unusual and didn't really offer any casual items a family would be interested in. We ended up getting on the shuttle and going to Yosemite Lodge. Front desk staff was very nice and accommodating - however, we also felt they were a bit "stuffy." Overall I'd come back to this hotel and enjoyed the ammenities very much.
- 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:
- The Ahwahnee Hotel Yosemite National Park
- Ahwahnee Yosemite National Park
- Ahwahnee Hotel Yosemite National Park