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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
$250.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Yosemite eith Super Guide Mick.
Being able to see so much in one day. Mick was a fabulous guide and paced the day very well. The beauty of the park was spectacular, and we did not feel rushed or pressured. Our tour companions were very friendly and easy to be with. The weather was spectacular and there was water on all the falls. We enjoyed it much more than if we had done it without a guide. Thank you.
Marjorie_S, Mar 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Yosemite National Park

star-5
A great way to see Yosemite
Vincent_L, Jan 2022
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Having Laura as our guide was an amazing way to see Yosemite. The stories and tid bits of details gave another dimension to our experience. We enjoyed every minute and learnt so much. Even though we couldn’t enjoy a sit down lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel because of the Covid restrictions, the packed lunch provided was super delicious and we could sit in the hotel and enjoy the ambience. Laura was a hoot and such enjoyable company! Highly recommended!!
star-5
Perfect day!
Grant_K, May 2022
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Our guide Laura was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable - had a great day with her, seeing loads of sights and certainly some we would probably have missed on our own. Highly recommended!
star-5
Yosemite tour
Robert_W, May 2022
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Ron was an excellent guide. Super knowledgeable and very nice . Highly recommend!! Great experience. Dress warm if you come in May.
star-5
Had an amazing time at Yosemite!
Janice_D, Mar 2022
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Laura is a very wonderful tour guide! Highly satisfying experience i had for my first time to Yosemite, let alone a solo trip. We all met on time, staff was very accurate and made sure the plan to meet accurately and timely, Especially with how the signal could be in the the area. I met another traveler too in our group and had a blast. Went to iconic spots and more, had an amazing lunch (thank you so much for the adorable lunch bag souvenir!), and learned so much more history and how special this national park is. Very friendly and sweet, loved the stories and facts, as well as the sweets. Thank you for offering this tour! I really appreciate how you guys are willing to pick up and drop off at various locations, despite the drive time. The weather was perfect that day. I would definitely come back and do it again!
star-5
Yosemite
Lisa_b, May 2022
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Wonderful! Daniel is such a great guide, even picked us up in our rental home. -highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Awesome sauce
George_D, Nov 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Our guide Richard was knowledgeable, informative and cooperative. He did everything possible to make the experience memorable and was very considerate of my wife’s limited mobility
star-5
Private Yosemite tour
David_S, Oct 2021
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Richard our tour guy was fantastic. So much information. History of Yosemite was on point. Richard is a mountaineer and had such exciting stores of past climbs. The vehicle was a full size Expedition with massive sun roof. Perfect vehicle for this type of tour.
star-5
Yosemite Valley
Diane_G, Oct 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Glacier Point. We were fortunate enough that the road opened by the end of our tour, had been closed due to weather. The vistas from up there were spectacular. And wAtching climbers was very cool
star-4
Yesterday was a beautiful...
Maureen_P, Oct 2021
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Yesterday was a beautiful day in the park for our group of 5 friends. Brian was our guide and was very knowledgeable about Yosemite. We enjoyed learning about the trees, history of the park and all the great vistas. We would recommend this trip however we were concerned that due to the lack of vaccination of our driver we were required to wear our masks and keep our windows open for our trip.
star-5
Our tour guide was very...
Cynthia_W, Sep 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Our tour guide was very informative and very pleasant. He made suggestions for things we could do. We booked 2 tours and they were very similar. He made it different and enjoyable for all of us.
star-5
Great!!
Michael_M, Sep 2021
Private Hummer 4 X 4 Tour of Yosemite Including Hotel Pickup
Our quide and driver, Daniel, made the day into a once in a lifetime experience. The vehicle was perfect and lunch was great
star-5
Great tour
Richmond_H, Sep 2021
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Great relaxing tour! James was a great driver, very needed with the winding roads. Had a great time.

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: