Hotel Wawona

Yosemite ValleyYosemite National Park95389USA
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About Hotel Wawona

Hotel Wawona in Yosemite National Park is a picturesque Victorian-era hotel with beautiful views of the surrounding area, and was named a historical landmark in 1987.

Each room in Hotel Wawona is decorated simply and free internet access is provided for guest convenience. Most of the rooms in the hotel open up onto verandas with quaint seating areas so there’s a place to unwind at the end of the day.

The hotel has its own stables and 9-hole golf course, a swimming pool and live music every evening.

The hotel provides a free breakfast buffet that is prepared fresh each morning. Guests can then enjoy lunch and dinner on the terrace or in the main dining room, and during the summer, there’s a barbecue dinner on Saturday nights.

The Pioneer Yosemite History Center is only a 4-minute walk from the hotel, and also nearby is the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.


Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA, 95389, USA
Telephone: +1(877)4446777 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Parking garage

Positive Reviews

Beautiful, natural setting

With the stunning views of Yosemite National Park and the quaint, historic buildings and grounds the hotel is laid out on, there is a truly old-world, stepped-back-in-time feel to the Wawona that is hard to replicate. In fact, many guests say it is unforgettable and exactly what makes them come back.

Great food

The onsite restaurant provides wonderful, tasty meals for even the pickiest of eaters, and guests have commented that all their dietary restrictions were catered for, which is rare in a hotel setting.

Perfect for unwinding

With the lack of televisions in the rooms guests find that they can truly "switch off" and not feel distracted by real life, so they can truly appreciate the beautiful surroundings and activities on offer. Even though Wi-Fi is available, many don't feel the need to use it because they're happy for the peace and quiet.

Negative Reviews

Tired décor

While many think that the hotel's historic status is a good thing, several guests feel like the furnishings should be updated to something more modern.

Treacherous at night

Guests staying at the hotel in the winter need to be careful when wandering around on the grounds at night, as things can get slippery. Many guests feel that more maintenance is needed when it comes to railings and pathways so that they are safer for use.

Shared bathrooms

Guests who are used to more modern facilities say that the shared bathrooms - while keeping with the traditional feel of the hotel - can be an inconvenience when the hotel is busy. Those looking for more privacy and less wait times might want to consider booking one of the private cottages available at the hotel.

Rating Overview

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7.9 out of 10 based on 2865 reviews