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Ahwahnee Hotel

Ahwahnee Hotel

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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Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
star-4.5
USD250.00 per adult
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The guide was so knowageable and sites extraordinary.
All was fantastic-able to go at our own pace. all age groups great guide and wonderful sites ...would highly recommend.
Barbara_G, Jul. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Yosemite National Park

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Phenomenal Day Tour of Yosemite!!!
Dave_F, Aug. 2022
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Everything was absolutely perfect for our day tour of Yosemite! Daniel was kind, informative and felt like we met an old friend walking through all kinds of history! He was incredible with the kiddo’s! Highly recommended this tour and Daniel. We will be back. Exceptional service. 💜💜💜
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Personalised service
Karthika_S, Jul. 2022
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
We had a jeep and the guide Mike S was knowledgeable and we had a lovely day out with my Family . We personalised our trip to suit us having discussed what we wanted to do
star-5
Excellent trip, our tour...
Magda_S, Jul. 2022
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Excellent trip, our tour guide was great, everything was well organized , We had amazing experience, short hiking to waterfall was awesome
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Day at Yosemite
Michael_S, Jun. 2022
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
We had a great group of people with us, Our tour guide Mike was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Gods beauty was on full display verywhere we looked. Thank you so much for a wonderful day!
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Amazing tour with a wonderful guide!
Lindsay_C, Jul. 2022
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
We had a wonderful tour. Our tour guide, Daniel, was so knowledgeable and made this trip a truly enjoyable experience. He taught us so much, not just about Yosemite but also the state of California. Can’t say enough great things about the tour and Daniel.
star-5
Fantastic way to view Yosemite
Dagmar_C, Jun. 2022
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Absolutely fantastic way to view yosemite all in one day. Daniel our driver made this experience. He was very knowledgable and extremely friendly. We felt very safe driving around in a luxurious ford expedition with all round viewing through large windows and open top roof. Couldn’t have asked for a better guide.
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mountain history coming alive
peter_j, Jun. 2022
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
super knowledgable guide, all places identified up front visited in 1 day. with photo opportunities from various angles
star-5
Cannot Imagine a Better Single-Day Tour of Yosemite!
Toni_W, Jun. 2022
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
So many memories made in one day! James, our excellent tour guide, was determined to show us as many of Yosemite’s wonders as possible in one day, and he succeeded beautifully. Thanks, James, for a day we’ll never forget!
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Terri_O, Jun. 2022
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
I don't care for forced reviews in order to submit my rating only. The experience and our guide Laura were great and I would do it again but you should allow me to rate without further comment.
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Best way to see Yosemite in a day
Paul_E, Jun. 2022
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Robert was very personable, friendly and kind. His knowledge of the park educational, interesting and just what we were looking for. Robert gave us the flexibly to explore the waterfalls and hoke a bit. He spent the whole day with us and we never felt rushed. At the end he even suggested a place to eat.. it was a good choice! Thank you Robert and Crossroads for a great day!
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Our guide, David, was...
Wesley_M, May 2022
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Our guide, David, was fantastic. We had a great time! Lunch was okay. We feel the tour was a little overpriced. We loved that David had drinks and candy! Overall a great tour!
star-5
Perfect day in Yosemite!
Lorri_H, May 2022
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Request Laura! She was extremely knowledgeable about local history and all things Yosemite. Super friendly, flexible and all about making it the trip you want it to be. The money is well worth it for getting a strong understanding of the area and a fun experience.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Ahwahnee Hotel?
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Attractions near Ahwahnee Hotel:
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What else should I know about attractions in Yosemite National Park?
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As well as visiting the Ahwahnee Hotel, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: