Ahwahnee Historic Building

Ahwahnee Historic Building, Yosemite National Park: Address, Phone Number, Ahwahnee Historic Building Reviews: 4.5/5

Ahwahnee Historic Building
4.5
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Kathrine
Pennsylvania354 contributions
Beautiful building
Oct 2021
Beautiful building... wish we could have stayed here. We walked around to admire the beauty of tapestries, windows, woodworking and stunning beauty of the area.

We did end up eating here for dinner outside the tavern area near the pool. Ordered drinks and a few menu items inside and it was delightful. Glad we did eat here because food options are pretty limited in the park during Covid. The food was really good too. You can only get dining room reservations if you stay there. You can show up and be put on a waiting list, but no guarantees you will get in.
Written 28 October 2021
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hinhankola
Albuquerque, NM304 contributions
Worth your time!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Enjoyed learning about some of the history of the buildings. Restoration in fairly good shape , lots to enjoy! Real stain glassed windows, basket ware, old photos, pottery, sunny windows, views, quiet!!!
Written 21 September 2021
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koabug
Honolulu, HI1,428 contributions
beautiful historic building
Jun 2021
beautiful historic building. gift shop and candy store had quality products. we saw a few bridal parties in the hotel.
Written 3 July 2021
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Wendy S
Pittsburgh, PA80 contributions
Breathtaking view and fine dining
Apr 2021
In my opinion, this is a must see. The interior is stunning and full of interesting tapestries, art and just general architectural beauty. We ate in the dining room. You get a great view from every window. Be prepared to spend some money on dinner but consider it a once in a lifetime experience. This has been on my bucket list and it certainly delivered. The food was excellent and the menu had interesting selections. The boysenberry pie is an old recipe from the hotel and very unique. I recommend the seasonal fish and pie for dessert. It was a majestic experience to dine here after a day of a strenuous hike.
Written 6 May 2021
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Gus6
Los Angeles, CA67 contributions
You can visit even when you don't stay at it
Nov 2019
Exactly that, you don't have to stay in it to visit it
You can just visit and enjoy what a beautiful building it is and you can have something at the restaurant that it's not very expensive, just make sure to get there after lunch
Written 12 October 2020
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Leslie Y
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
Beautiful Native American inspired Craftsman Lodge
Aug 2020
The dining room is the highlight of this old historic lodge! Many years ago I was there in winter, and you see the granite mountains covered in snow. Still beautiful in August, even if no dining is now happening inside due to pandemic. Worth the visit if you aren't flush enough to stay here (over $500 night). The grounds are lovely.
Written 9 August 2020
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ELKW
United States8,895 contributions
the exterior part is more beautiful than then interior
Jun 2019
we visited the Majestic Yosemite hotel as a tourist, we toured the ground level, the lobby, and the outdoor part. The hotel is rather old fashion, it's not very elegant or majestic, but just gives you an old fashion feeling for the interior part, it's rather old and dark inside. but the exterior of the building is more attractive, and the lawn outside is good, it would be nice to enjoy the sunshine out there if the weather is fine., I also saw a pool outdoor but it's very small, not sure if it has another pool, but only that one, it's rather below standard, doesn't match with the "hotel" grade.
Written 10 May 2020
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Indiana_Jonesse
San Francisco, CA7,370 contributions
We Stayed in the Lobby
You do not have to be a guest to enjoy the amenities. This hotel was designated a national historic landmark as it possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the country. It first opened on July 1927 and it took two years to build at a cost of $1.25 million. In 1977, it was entered on the national register of historic places in recognition of its architectural significance. When you visit the common areas, you will see beautiful and ancient rugs that were gifted to the hotel. The lobby is very spacious.
Written 7 March 2020
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Mark P
Denver, CO1,115 contributions
See the well to do in there environment
Nov 2019
I can't afford this place but I did go in to rubber neck. Currently the tennis courts and non-indigenous sequoias are being removed and the wetlands restored.

btw - They do NOT have valet parking for those on bikes.
Written 17 November 2019
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Ed Gauhari
Omaha, NE259 contributions
Why not 5 stars? Read on!
Nov 2019 • Family
I would love to give this place a five star rating because the building and the staff deserve it. The spectacular setting deserves it. The history in this place deserves it. The ONLY reason it's not warranted is because of who runs this place. That would be your government! For $600-plus per night, which we willingly paid, had this been a private run facility, I would most likely NOT see cobwebs on the priceless chandeliers. The many spectacular fireplaces would always be lit, and they would NOT be selling the old China; instead you'd be using that China to drink out of and eat on. You simply must not sell the historical pieces of this place.
The hotel is definitely an sight to visit even if you're not staying here. It does not cost you anything to come and look around, take pictures, and sit on the furniture and marvel at the surroundings both inside the place and outside. Simply spectacular!
By the way, hotel does not have a low and high season as far as prices are concerned. They have their less busier time in January and February but the front desk staff told me the prices stay the same and occasionally go up due to taxes. If you're fortunate enough to not worry about the money, just be "understanding" enough to NOT expect the Four-Seasons service and amenities.
Written 16 November 2019
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