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The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
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Perfect! Best place to stay in Yosemite!
User: melaniesH4485YY from: Chicago, Illinois
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 22, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Wish I would have stayed here my entire trip. Friendly, helpful staff, comfortable room and the perfect location. Beautiful, historical place. I had reserved cottage room but it was very cold and heat had been switched off for season. The hotel switched us to a room in the hotel. The restaurant was lovely. Overall best place in Yosemite.

Note that guests do not control air conditioning vs. heat
User: Karen R from: Greenville, South Carolina
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 20, 2019
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
I took away a star because the hotel doesn't explain that though it advertises it has air conditioning, in actuality, the hotel controls whether heat or air is running - guests can control how much of either one but only one at a time can run and the hotel decides which. So if you are like us and must have a cold room to sleep, you will be disappointed. We paid a lot of money for zero sleep. We liked the hotel overall, the room, the cute bathroom, and Yosemite valley is incomparable - so it seems hard to complain. The restaurant was very high priced for philly sandwiches, but we had the best table with the best view, so again, it seems hard to complain. If you can live without air, then I would highly recommend - if you are like us and just can't sleep without it, you are better off in a chain hotel outside the park (where you can stay for a third of the price).
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Old and grand but expensive
User: Bridgeplayer992 from: London, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 20, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
The whole trip up and down the mountain and the valley had the most wonderful views, including the spectacular view from our bedroom window. It snowed the night before we left and so we had an even more spectacular drive down the very steep and bendy road! Even though it is hair raising going up and down, it is so worth going. The room was comfortable but had no safe. Reception staff on autopilot. When asked if we enjoyed our stay, the receptionist asked and responded to my answer with no eye contact whatsoever. The restaurant staff, apart from our server at dinner were indifferent. At breakfast I asked for fresh coffee as mine tasted bitter. I was offered a latte; not what I wanted. For the cost of the breakfast,surely I should have expected a fresh brew.
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Faded Glory
User: 380michaelt380 from: San Diego
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 14, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
We recently spent one night in cottage 717 of this grand, historic hotel. The location is unparalleled in Yosemite Valley. The views are indeed majestic. The facility and design of the hotel structure are of a type and style seeking to emulate the majesty of the natural surroundings. The staff were generally friendly and accommodating. All that said, we were frankly disappointed at the lack of cleanliness of our cottage. Particularly the bathroom which had several areas of black growth around the sink and bath tub.The toilet required cleaning and the bathroom door also required some elbow grease and scrubbing. The bedspread was clearly in need of washing and quickly rolled up and put aside. At well over $600 per night, one would expect a high degree of cleanliness to go along with the grand views, lovely grounds and impressive architecture. We spent two nights in a room at the Majestic Hotel about 18 months ago without any similar complaints. Hopefully, our recent experience was an anomaly or the result of some other unfortunate oversight. It would be a great loss to see such a wonderful facility not receive the care and attention to detail that it and its clientele deserve.
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Great hotel-VERY Smelly room
User: KenTammyTravel from: Lexington, Kentucky
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 13, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
Having a room that smells a like sewer is not good. We complained several times and they used some spray. Still terrible! Finally, after complaining to the manager, she offer free desert! This is over $500.00 per night on a Anniversary trip and she offers a free dinner or desert! The property is amazing. We enjoyed the ambiance. If your room smells, ask to move. The new owner/managers need to show greater concern for guest than some free food. This in not motel 6.

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