The Ahwahnee

1 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, United States

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Expensive Hotel, Beautiful Architecture

This expensive hotel serves as an ideal place to refresh during an extended outdoor adventure.

This is the boujee, luxury hotel in the heart of the Yosemite Valley. The location can’t be beaten for access to everything the valley has to offer. It’s also on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. The property is beautiful to walk around. They have an outdoor swimming pool as well as regular children's programming.

We didn’t think the price tag was worth it when we spent so much time outside in the park though. We’ve even stayed in their cabins too, but just don’t feel the cost is worth it. However, we DO recommend walking through the hotel and seeing the architecture and sitting by their massive fireplaces to warm up after a long day of hiking or as a luxury overnight to break up a long stretch of camping.

If you're looking for more reasonably priced rooms, try Yosemite Valley Lodge. We're also big fans of Upper Pines Campground, which obviously has fewer amenities, but everything you could need.


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