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Ahwahnee Hotel
Ahwahnee Hotel

Ahwahnee Hotel

star-4.5
45 Reviews
1 Ahwahnee Dr, Yosemite Natl Pk, CA, 95389

The Basics

Visitors to Yosemite National Park who forego a room at this luxury hotel still have plenty of options for experiencing its grandeur. Perhaps the most popular is a meal in the spectacular dining room, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Some guided tours of the national park include a dining room meal or fireside storytelling in the hotel. Free historic tours take visitors through the rooms, halls, and grounds to learn more about its storied past.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Yosemite National Park

star-5
Great tour
Richmond_H, Sep 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Great relaxing tour! James was a great driver, very needed with the winding roads. Had a great time.
star-4
We had a great time!
Sara_N, Jul 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Glacier Point view was amazing! All the best highlights of the Park ! Our guide James was so knowledgeable and friendly!
star-5
Money Well Spent!
WILLIAM_W, Jun 2021
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Richard was fantastic! He was very friendly, super knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic. It was a wonderful experience!
star-5
Excellent!!!!
Sharon_M, Jul 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Daniel was wonderful and really enjoyed our experience!!!! Would do it again and worth the money! I’m done.
star-5
A Day to Remember
Leen-v, Jul 2020
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
A Day to Remember Sometimes in life you need a place to rest and reflect, Yosemite is one of those enchanted places. Brian our tour guide enhanced our visit with his knowledge and experience as his warm and pleasant demeanor. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour ; it was a day to remember always.
star-5
Our guide made it special.
Don_P, Jul 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Our guide, Daniel, was the highlight of our tour. Yes, the views, the stops, the trees and rivers were fantastic but Daniel gave us a lot of insight about what we were viewing. Great tour.
star-5
Awesome trip to Yosemite
Susan_P, Jun 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Daniel was an awesome guide. He shared so much wonderful information about Yosemite NP and the area in general. We saw the high points, which was so much more than we would have if on our own. Five star rating!
star-5
Yosemite National Park
Scott_S, Jun 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Daniel was outstanding as a driver and he was very knowledgeable about Yosemite and the history of the area, Daniel is with Crossroads Tours and limo A contractor of aviators excellent Product I would highly recommend this tour
star-5
Great trip to Yosemite!
Brenda_M, May 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
I was confused about pickup locations/times but was called by the tour company to sort it out. The bus driver/guide was excellent with his knowledge of the history and geology in detail.
star-5
Fantastic
jim, May 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Our guide David was the best tour guide you could ask for-very knowledgeable, interactive with our family, enjoyab to speak with over lunch, great driver, took us to all the great places, historical perspective was fascinating. GREAT WITH OUR 13 YEAR OLDS!
star-5
Loved our local guide
Douglas_P, Apr 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Experienced local guide knew all the best locations to take photos. He shared many great stories about Yosemite and California history! Jr made our tour memorable.
star-5
Amazing views and tour
Indnkid, Mar 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
This tour was amazing, loved the views and our tour guide Ron was the best. Loved Yosemite. Will come back once it will fully reopen and see glacier point.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Ahwahnee Hotel is a must-see for history buffs and first-time visitors to the park.

  • Tour and dining room reservations fill up early, so be sure to book well in advance.

  • Bring your camera, as the interior and exterior views are shot-worthy.

  • The hotel is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get There

If you’re not part of a guided tour, the easiest way to reach the hotel is to drive or ride your bike. It’s also a stop on the free year-round Yosemite Valley Shuttle System, departing from the Yosemite Village parking area and other spots around the park.

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When to Get There

The Ahwahnee Hotel and dining room are open throughout the year. One of the best times for a meal is during the popular Sunday brunch, though it’s a good idea to book in the offseason to avoid the summer crowds.

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Architecture of theAhwahnee Hotel

In an effort to attract more affluent visitors to the park, this historic hotel was commissioned in the 1920s. Some 5,000 tons (4,536 metric tons) of stone, 30,000 feet (9,144 meters) of lumber, and 1,000 tons (907 metric tons) of steel were brought in for construction. The design takes inspiration from art deco, Native American, and Middle Eastern cultures, with details like stained glass windows, hand-woven tapestries, and hand-stenciled ceiling beams.

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