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“Amazing service and location but the food was not quite up to snuff.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

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The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
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Livermore, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing service and location but the food was not quite up to snuff.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Ahwahnee is amazing and we plan to return. As foodies, we were disappointed in the food both at the Dining Room and the Bar. This doesn't mean the food was bad. It was good but it wasn't excellent.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Price aside, the Ahwahnee offers a great Yosemite experience. In fact, it has everything you need to make your trip to Yosemite the best it can be! The guest rooms are small (as are their bathrooms), but they are clean and well maintained. Don't be put off by this as the hotel is from an era where these proportions were considered luxurious. The common areas are spectacular, as are the grounds. Atmosphere, location, easy access to all the sights... Need I say more? Ahwahnee, I'll be back!

Room Tip: Ask for an upper room as they have the best view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Carlos CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been coming to Yosemite for over 15 years and have only stayed at one hotel--the grand Ahwahnee. It is such a majestic place. When we arrive, we simply park the vehicle in the parking lot for the duration of our stay and then get around by walking, biking or by the Valley Shuttle.

The Ahwahnee/Delaware North allows you to book rooms a year in advance so in the past we have planned the next year's trip a year ahead of time. The cabins at the back of the property are spectacular, private and great for families.

The Dining Room is a must-do for dinners. It is very "old school". After dinner, we generally retire to the Great Room with a roaring fireplace going and we play cards or board games or just sip wine and chat.

There are hiking trails immediately behind the property where you can head to destinations such as Mirror Lake.

Room Tip: Try to book a cabin ("cottage"). You won't regret it.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful hotel with great indoor and outdoor spaces. In room you can lay on bed and look up and see Yosemite Falls!!! It's awesome place!!! Make reservations and you can always cancel what you don't want once you get here

Room Tip: #338 with a fantastic view
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GnrlMgr, General Manager at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Good afternoon Yura B

Thank you for your five star review of The Ahwahnee. It is pretty cool when one can lie in their bed and look out to Yosemite Falls. It is my favorite view. I hope we get the opportunity to take care of you in the future.

Kindest regards,

Brett Archer, General Manager
The Ahwahnee
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

No better way to experience Yosemite than at the Ahwahnee. Expensive but worth it. I have been to a lot of national parks but this is the best. You can relax in a beautiful environment or climb a mountain, they have it all. Did not want to leave.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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GnrlMgr, General Manager at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Greetings Kevin L

Thank you for posting your review of your recent visit at The Ahwahnee. I am glad to read that you found The Ahwahnee to be the best of the national park lodges you have visited. Don't be a stranger; come up and visit us again.

All the best,

Brett Archer, General Manager
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California Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

Delightful, heart-warming, delicious dining, incredible hospitality in magnificent Yosemite. The staff with smiles in every area goes out of their way to make sure you have the best of times. You'll want to come back year after year.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nancy D
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GnrlMgr, General Manager at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Hello Nancy D,

What a wonderful way to describe The Ahwahnee. Thank you for your five star review. I do hope that we get to see you year after year.

All the best,

Brett Archer, General Manager
The Ahwahnee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've stayed in Natonal Park hotels in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, and Yosemite, and the Awahanee is definitely the best of all. The hotel is updated appropriately and provides very comfortable rooms and bedding. Meals are excellent, although very expensive. A premium hotel in a premium National Park.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Address: 9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (Formerly The Ahwahnee)
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Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Yosemite National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Majestic Yosemite Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Majestic Yosemite Hotel shines as Yosemite National Park's distinctive AAA(R) Four-Diamond hotel. Known for its magnificent façade and architecture, The Majestic Yosemite Hotel was specially designed to highlight its natural surroundings, which include Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Glacier Point. The destination of queens and presidents alike, this distinctive Yosemite hotel offers a perfect balance of history, hospitality, and elegance. ... more   less 
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