The Ahwahnee

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
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Overview of The Ahwahnee

The Ahwahnee

4.0 star property
4-star ski hotel with ski passes, near Yosemite Visitor Center

8.6/10 Fabulous

201 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA, 93727
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Ski passes
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Yosemite Visitor Center - 17 min walk
  • Merced River - 1 min drive
  • Ahwahnee Meadow - 1 min drive
  • Lower Yosemite Falls - 4 min drive
  • Yosemite Falls - 7 min drive
  • Yosemite Falls - 7 min drive
  • Vernal Falls - 17 min drive
  • Nevada Fall - 17 min drive
  • Half Dome - 18 min drive
  • El Capitan - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite) - 74 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Ski shuttle

About this property

The Ahwahnee

Located within a 10-minute drive of Yosemite Falls, The Ahwahnee puts you near winter activities like downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Skiers will appreciate access to ski passes.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 123 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 5:00 PM - 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests driving to the property should be aware of seasonal road closures. Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass) closes October through late summer, restricting east-to-west travel across the park. Yosemite's eastern gate and Tuolumne Meadows are not accessible when Tioga Pass is closed. Guests are advised to check local weather and road conditions/closures with the California Department of Transportation before travel.
  • Guests arriving November through April must bring snow chains for their vehicles or risk being denied entry to the park by the National Park Service.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Taking the kids

  • Free local shuttle
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Rafting nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1927
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Ski shuttle
  • Ski passes
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Ski lessons nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Ski rental shops
  • Snowshoeing nearby

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Ahwahnee Dining Room - Onsite fine-dining restaurant. Reservations are required.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 13 and USD 20 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Ahwahnee Hotel
Ahwahnee Hotel Yosemite National Park
Ahwahnee Yosemite National Park
The Ahwahnee Hotel Yosemite National Park
The Ahwahnee Hotel
The Ahwahnee Yosemite National Park
The Ahwahnee Hotel Yosemite National Park

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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

It is a lovely hotel with beautiful views, and the dining room is beautiful. However the room was really warm and the thermostat didn’t seem to work. It made for an uncomfortable night.
Victoria, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

No housekeeping and food was very good but no table service (Covid rules) but rules were dated.
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Too many covid restrictions.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Coolest place, even during California's Covidmania, the staff was able to deliver a great meal. This place is so cool, its historic rooms take you back to a simpler time. Great hikes and fabulous views.
1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Awanee hotel stay, NEVER AGAIN !!!
Check in is to late, checkout is to early. Front desk staff not the friendliest as you would expect from a hotel that charges $485.00 a night. The room condition would be great if not for the constant loud noise that come from the ventilation making it very hard to sleep. Will never spend another night at the Awanee
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful location and building! The scenery is outstanding! Great place to relax and enjoy nature at its best!
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nidhi, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

it was a clean place and everyone was friendly it also had a great view
1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

So lovely to stay in such a historic place upon going to see Firefall! 🌈
Ava, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent we really enjoyed our stay the staff was very accommodating
2-night trip
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