The Ahwahnee

Elegance in Yosemite National Park

Set at the base of the mountains and just a few miles from Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and El Capitan, The Ahwahnee Hotel is one of the world’s most famous National Park hotels, offering unsurpassed history, comfort and location for your Yosemite adventure.

Designed in the 1920’s, the hotel is considered a masterpiece in its own right, and has welcomed many notable figures including Queen Elizabeth II and Walt Disney. Experience invitingly rustic surroundings and plenty of amenities including an outdoor pool, 77-foot long Grand Lounge and exquisite dining at The Ahwahneel Dining Room. This is the perfect choice for a luxurious National Park getaway.

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Guide Price

 £2,319  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 3061 Reviews
Yosemite National Park

Hotel highlights

  • Experience a location close to many top attractions
  • A masterpiece of ‘Parkitecture’
  • Cool off in the outdoor swimming pool
  • Iconic lodge dating from 1927
  • Dine at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Dining Room

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 123 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Ahwahnee

3061 Reviews 74% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1398
  • Very Good 896
  • Average 413
  • Poor 225
  • Terrible 129

What to Expect

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Jan 12, 2020

Grand Dame No More........

Pleasanton, California

We have been staying at the Awahnee Lodge in Yosemite for many years. We are avid hikers and love the valley, but only splurge on the Ahwahnee once a year. What a disappointment this year. From the scratchy "Holiday Inn Express" towels, to the lack of hot water, to the space heaters in the room (main heat not working) Aramark just seems to have no clue as to how to run a 5 star iconic hotel (former, recently downgraded...surprise!) property. The clients who shell out $400-$600 night for a hotel room have high expectations. Yesterday, despite the beautiful setting and legendary hotel history.... the management has penny pinched this gem of a property and destroyed the reputation by delivering bad food, demotivated staff, and sub-standard services. I could list ten things from lousy WiFi to bathroom scales that don't work and on and on. Probably blame the Feds and Park Service for taking low bid and not holding Aramark accountable for doing a poor job. Find an operator who can provide the type of food, service and hospitality the beautiful Ahwahnee deserves!! Sorry, but will backpack and sleep in my tent in the future and skip the Ahwahnee....Shame
Jan 09, 2020

historical, but standard rooms overpriced

Orange, United States

This is a beautiful historical place, and I visit Yosemite every year. But I feel the standard rooms are overpriced, simply due to the location and majesty of this hotel It's nice to be able to roam around the entire property and enjoy the views and wildlife
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