Fodor's Expert Review The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

Ahwahnee Rd., about ¾ mile east of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, Yosemite Village, California, 95389, USA Fodor's Choice

Formerly The Ahwahnee, this National Historic Landmark is constructed of sugar-pine logs and features Native American design motifs; public spaces are enlivened with art-deco flourishes, Persian rugs, and elaborate iron- and woodwork. Luxury hotel amenities, including turndown service and guest bathrobes, are standard here. The impressive dining room is one of the most beautiful rooms in California. The lounge, with its tiered ceiling, has big, comfortable chairs and a quiet, contemplative air. Even if you cannot afford to stay here, take the time to stroll about the public spaces and have a drink on the patio shortly before sunset, when the view of Glacier Point is spectacular.

PROS

  • best lodge in Yosemite
  • helpful concierge
  • in the historic heart of the valley

CONS

  • expensive rates
  • some reports that service has slipped in recent years

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 801-559–4884

HOTEL DETAILS

125 rooms and suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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