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9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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#1 of 3 hotels in Yosemite National Park
The Ahwahnee shines as Yosemite National Park's distinctive upscale hotel. Known for its magnificent façade and architecture, The Ahwahnee 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.
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Free parking
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Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
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Convenience store
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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rogerbowman wrote a review Dec 2020
San Diego, California123 contributions57 helpful votes
You can’t beat staying in the Valley and being able to start hikes just by walking out the front door. Towering cliffs all around. Built as a “grand hotel”, it is, well, grand. The lobbies, dining room and lounge areas are large with splendid architecture and well appointed. The trees around the hotel have grown since the hotel, so the view of Half Dome is mostly blocked. We watched a coyote meander across the hotel’s lawn, clearly more interested in finding morsels of left over lunches than fearful of humans. The room met my wife’s primary criteria: (1) comfortable bed and pillows, (2) a window that opens (we had doors to a small balcony), (3) a makeup mirror. Because it’s an historic hotel, the rooms are modest and not large, but were nicely appointed. The view from the balcony was quite nice. There's a mini-fridge, but no coffee maker. Free coffee is served in the dining room, though. COVID-19 modifications Challenging times, and I give the Ahwanhee a 6 out of 10 for coping. The staff remained courteous behind their masks. Dining was restricted to take-out, which in practice meant placing your order at a counter, waiting for your name to be called to pick up your food in a paper bag, and then looking for a place to eat. Quite a few tables remained in the dining room, so, if available, you could carry your “take out” food 20-50 feet from the pickup point and eat out of cardboard containers using crummy plastic cutlery. You could also take it to your room, but ours, at least, had no table and only one chair, so not so appealing. I did not understand why management thought it was any safer to eat out of disposable containers rather than off of plates. Also, it was odd that hotel staff didn't clean up the food trash people put outside their rooms.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Boraxo wrote a review Sep 2020
Danville, California2,385 contributions128 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
This is a top notch hotel - right up there with Ritz Carlton, St. Regis and other top brands. The service was much better than any other hotel in the state - most of which only provide a bed due to COVID. The Ahwahnee kitchen is open for all meals and the food is tremendous. You can eat at one of the many patio tables or even in the great room. The hotel rooms are very nicely appointed - a bit tight for a family of four but it worked for us. The pool is still open though chairs are limited. Parking is easy and just a few steps from the hotel. Very happy we stayed here as it is the only hotel in the park with air conditioning. The only minus was the broken wifi. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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cmclellan wrote a review Dec 2020
Riviera Maya, Mexico9 contributions2 helpful votes
The dream of visiting this magical place began almost a decade ago. Which is a reminder to everyone not to let your expectations build up over things. When I first arrived in Yosemite I was awestruck with its natural beauty and surroundings. The Ahwahnee lodge looked to be the perfect place to appreciate the spectacle of nature. I was actually tingling with excitement when I walked through the lobby and began the check in process, however that is where the thrill ended. Bubbling with energy we conveyed our reservation information to the front desk clerk who had an attitude similar to that of the finest French restaurant’s employees, impervious to her surroundings and overall looking at us as an undignified sub-species checking into her magnificent resort. She was abrupt, condescending and extremely unhelpful and really took the wind out of our sails upon arrival to this supposed enchanted property. But that didn’t stop us from having a great time, and later when we stopped by the front desk to inquire about the possibility of a one-hour late check out from their 10am time we were met with a gentleman who, using a very similar approach & complete lack of sincerity in conjunction with an almost boastful manner explain that such requests were impossible at this property. We inquired at the front desk for the password for the internet was. We were told abruptly that we had already been given that information with our room key. We explained sheepishly that we were already set up in the bar downstairs with food and drinks and were hoping not to walk all the way back to the room to retrieve. In the end it’s not that we were given communication which was improper or poor but rather the manner in which the staff conveyed their responses which left us feeling as if we were insignificant and extremely transitional. Where you go is important. Who you meet makes the experience much richer. Sadly our takeaway of this great establishment is far from warm and welcoming and having experienced it once, that is enough. For management: (Mold in bathroom, severely aged TV with distorted pictures, large stain on white comforter, and very old musty smell)
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alice wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions6 helpful votes
I have never written a Tripadvisor review before, but I felt I absolutely had to write one to keep others from having the experience I have had. I was so looking forward to a stay at the Ahwanee -- I love these places with a sense of history, and the location is perfect. I have stayed in multiple national parks, and I am not expecting the Four Seasons. I have also seen how many places are handling COVID, and I don't expect things to be the same in the midst of a pandemic. But I expect, if I am staying in a >$1000/night suite (one of a handful in the hotel), that I should be able to (1) use the hotel room phone without it being broken, (2) have the sofa bed made up if I asked for this in advance twice, (3) not be lied to about what clientele were allowed to use the dining room (I was explicitly told that given COVID only hotel guests would be served in the hotel dining room, which I then found out was not the case), (4) be able to obtain linens without having to hunt down a housekeeper, (5) have a coffee maker in the room, as promised in the amenities list and by the hotel staff when I called, and (6) be able to order takeout from the hotel restaurant (which does not offer room service) without waiting in a long, crowded, totally not socially-distanced line (see pic). This last point is the most egregious. There is literally no way that having people line up and place orders, then wait 20-30min in person to pick their orders up, is efficient or safe in the midst of a pandemic. If the hotel thinks that room service and daily housekeeping increase risk and should be suspended, that is fine. But they should then do their best to offer alternative, safe ways to serve their guests. Orders should be placeable by phone or online. This is just poor planning, laziness/cutting corners on the hotel's part, or both. And it is hypocritical. Also, the hotel needs a face-lift stat. The furnishings are on par with Howard Johnson, even in the >$1000 Sunporch Suite. The lamps are rickety and too dark. The electricity outlet covers are falling off. It's like staying in the Shining hotel (yes, I know there's that connection), on the off season, with everything breaking, and dark, with no service. My advice: take photos of the hotel from the outside. That is the best part. Stay elsewhere until this hotel figures itself out. It's such a shame. There is so much potential.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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SurfTwiceDaily wrote a review Oct 2020
Manhattan Beach, California213 contributions29 helpful votes
Booked the hotel a couple weeks after it just reopened from COVID. So there was no restaurant on site, but kitchen was available for room service and take out to their patio. Utilized the bar and complimentary coffee service in the morning. Staff was excellent and very knowledgeable. Had piano player in the great room every night that was nice to enjoy. Can't give it 5 stars due to the condition of our room. It is older furniture and just needs a little freshening up. Carpet in the hallways is lightly strained, other minor, visible maintenance issues everywhere. Paying $600+ a night didn't expect this. Good to go one time and enjoy in the Summer, would like to go back once in the Winter when the three huge fireplaces are roaring. Room Tip: Room 430 is the best non-suite room as its on the top floor and end corner with its own nice small balcony offering majestic views of the granite walls and trees.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Room 430 is the best non-suite room as its on the top floor and end corner with its own nice...
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ahwahnee
Which popular attractions are close to The Ahwahnee?
Nearby attractions include Yosemite Valley (1.2 km), Ahwahnee Historic Building (0.03 km), and Yosemite Village (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ahwahnee?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Ahwahnee?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Ahwahnee?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ahwahnee?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ahwahnee?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Ahwahnee Dining Room, Curry Village Dining Pizza Deck, and Degnan's Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ahwahnee?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ahwahnee?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Ahwahnee offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ahwahnee?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Indian Village of the Ahwahnee (1.3 km).
Does The Ahwahnee have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.