It takes a special kind of lodging property to garner the "Premier Lodge" classification from National Park Reservations. The Ahwahnee Hotel with its striking granite facade, magnificent log-beamed ceilings, massive stone hearths, richly colored Native American artwork, and finely appointed rooms is a shining example of what we consider to be the premier lodge in the Yosemite area.
The Ahwahnee Hotel is located in the majestic, jaw-dropping main valley inside Yosemite Park near the base of Half Dome and Glacier Point. This hotel, built-in 1927 is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most distinctive resort hotels in North America. You will find the Ahwahnee Hotel in the center of Yosemite Valley, an ideal location to view Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Glacier Point.
Completed in 1927, The Ahwahnee Hotel features a unique blend of design influences including Art Deco, Native American, Middle Eastern, and Arts & Crafts Movements. These elements can be seen in every aspect of the hotel including stenciling, woodwork, lighting fixtures, and china patterns. Every room is designed for comfort and visual delight and reflects the natural surroundings and Native American influence of Yosemite's past.
Some of the most well-loved aspects of The Ahwahnee Hotel are its grand public spaces featuring giant stone fireplaces, massive hand-stenciled beams, rich tapestries, and elegant stained glass.