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Ahwahnee Hotel
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
mountain history coming alive
super knowledgable guide, all places identified up front visited in 1 day. with photo opportunities from various angles
peter_j, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Yosemite National Park

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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!!
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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!
star-5
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!
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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.
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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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!
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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.
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Yosemite eith Super Guide Mick.
Marjorie_S, Mar 2022
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
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.
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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!
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The perfect day trip around Yosemite!
Becky_L, May 2022
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !
Well what an amazing day we had! Daniel, our tour guide, was exceptional & is honestly like a walking encyclopaedia he had so much knowledge!! He picked us up from Tenaya Lodge, where we were staying, and took us along with another couple to the park. From start to finish everything was fantastic! Daniel took us to so many beautiful view points & waterfalls, and so much more. He detoured off the route and showed us hidden treasures too! Car was super comfortable and along the way Daniel told us so many incredible stories of his life on the ranch, and the Yosemite park, it was so interesting and kept the short journeys so entertaining! We enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch which was delicious and plenty for our day exploring. I would 100% recommend this tour & to make your visit even more special, make a special request to have Daniel!!! You will not be disappointed!
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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!
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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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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: