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Reviewed July 12, 2014

Already looking forward to our trip next year! I have been coming to Wawona yearly since I was a child and we were so excited to start the tradition with our children. We love coming every year and it is the trip that we start looking forward to the next year as we drive away. The rooms are charming, the staff is amazing (Robin at the front desk is the best!!), we are constantly finding new things to do and places to visit.

Room Tip: Some rooms have baths, others do not, but the community bathrooms are very nice. During the summer a fan in the window at nice helps with cooling down.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay very much. The staff is wonderful and everything is very clean. Wasn't overly impressed with the food for the prices charged, but it's convenient & the staff is very friendly. Close to the Mariposa Grove of giant Sequoias which are a must see & about an hour drive from Glacier Point or the Valley.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank Beth G
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

I got the feeling that this place took advantage of a captive clientele. Miles of winding road from any competition, the Wawona Hotel made their guests pay, whether for a room or a meal. Not bad, just overpriced.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a great hotel, located near the old growth redwood part of Yosemite National Park. We drove the entire historic highway 49 on our way to Yosemite, and this was a perfect ending to our trip. I have never stayed in such a historic hotel before.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank V L
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

We are from the UK and had no idea what Yosemite or the Wawona had to offer. We were in a small queen sized room and after our visit to San Francisco the room seemed tiny. However, the Wawona completely won us over and we ended up loving the place. I can't remember the name of the receptionist at the Wawona (apparently, she's been there for years) but she was so lovely and very helpful. The whole place had a unique charm that we just loved.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Elizabeth P
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