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The Ahwahnee
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Beautiful Historic Hotel. Service Sucks!
User: garygI9749PK from: Argyle, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 22, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 1
Love this structure & it’s history. In fact, tried unsuccessfully to book a room for 3 nights. In place of staying overnight, we visited their lounge yesterday & spent over $200 in food & drink. Apparently THAT spend level does not earn you respect or service from the front desk staff. If you’re not lucky enough to score a room reservation, you are treated like a 2nd class citizen. You can’t have a WiFi passcode, you can’t have the best tables. In fact, Ezra at the front desk suggested that we should “Go down the street” to 2 other places” to get WiFi because apparently spending $200 was not good enough to use the hotels internet for 15 mins! How short sighted! Mgt team get it together & train your staff. Not only should we be treated respectfully, but we should be viewed as potential FUTURE guests. Not now. Not for this traveler. Quit taking for granted that you’ll always have customers who are willing & able to spend $600 with substandard service. BTW, the food & drinks were exceptional! Too bad service didn’t come close.

Bucket list hotel!
User: 939marilynw from: Roswell, Georgia
Published Date: Jun, 20, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
I've been wanting to come here for 30 years and finally made it! Made reservations a year ago, and it was worth the wait! This historic hotel has a spectacular view of Half Dome, and is a great base for your Yosemite trip. The rooms have been upgraded and are lovely. We had both breakfast and dinner in the dining room, which is all buffet right now due to Covid, and a nice lunch in the bar. Food was all very good. Dinner is accompanied by a talented pianist providing enjoyable background music on a Steinway. Great views of the mountains from almost all sides.
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We Loved Our Cottage at The Ahwahnee!
User: BOLDMissionHills_KS from: Prairie Village, Kansas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 18, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
We were lucky enough to secure a two night stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel in a cottage, not a hotel room. I have to tell you staying in a cottage made all the difference in the world. The room was clean, large, very nice. You had a sense of staying in Yosemite by yourselves. Please note it was not Four Seasons nice, but it completely surpassed our expectations for Yosemite. We had a double vanity, refrigerator, large closet, and outdoor patio. We were steps from the river and hiking trails. It was truly one of the highlights of my lifetime travels because of the location. I highly recommend making reservations a year in advance, but what I noticed is that if you check the reservation site regularly, you can find a reservation. Just be diligent, meaning look at least once a week. It is well worth your time. Also, make your reservation directly with the hotel. We booked in May to see the waterfalls!

It is the best NPS has to offer but....
User: MAtraveler63 from:
Published Date: Jun, 11, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
This is a beautiful property with the opportunity to create a better experience. I agree the views and location AMAZING!!! The dining room - incredible - no one is building a place like this anywhere! After shelling out the significant nightly sum to stay here - do you really have to charge $59 per person for dinner buffet and $32 per person for breakfast? Since you have to be a hotel guest to eat here due to staffing shortages it seems like there should be some options that meet your guests' needs. While you can eat in the bar for dinner, this is the only option for breakfast. I would like to think that we could enhance the experience by providing more options for dining. The rooms are fine - a significant step up from the Wawana! NPS should be held to similar hotel standards when charging so much for the accommodations.
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Beautiful building, but you have to have a room here in order to eat at the restaurant.
User: mandypantshart from: Plano, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 10, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
We were staying at Yosemite Valley Lodge but decided to check out the Ahwahnee for dinner. Much to our surprise, the restaurant wasn’t even taking a wait list and only seating Ahwanee hotel guests due to staffing shortages. We were able to eat in the bar, but pickings were slim. Drinks were fine and the beer pretzel didn’t disappoint but if you want a nice dinner, then you have to be sleeping here

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