Alright, seriously I was extremely worried about our reservations having read the reviews on this site. However, I was very pleasantly surprised and learned not to believe everything I read on the internet. ;)
The hotel lobby, great room, and bar are all amazing. Truly. The hotel has that old, charming feel (reminded me a lot of the Hotel Del Coronado).
We made our reservations 8 months in advance for our weekend. We checked in early, but were told our room was not quite ready. However, we were told our room number so we decided to see where we'd be. We found the room was right by the elevators. Concerned this would be noisy, we returned to the front desk and politely explained. The girl behind the counter was very polite and found another room that was available. This one was much quieter and had a better view.
Our room was gorgeous and very clean. The bathroom, which I had been concerned about after reading here, was spotless and was stocked with everything you might need or have forgotten. The king sized bed was super comfortable.
The walls are paper thin though. Fortunately we had quiet neighbors.
Thinking back on it now, each interaction with a staff member was truly a positive experience. Kudos for their customer service!
In fact, my only complaint with the whole experience is with the other patrons and day-visitors of the hotel letting their rude children run around like it was Disneyland. Seriously, folks, this hotel is not cheap, and it can quickly ruin a vacation for others when your child is out of control.
- 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