Capture the spirit of Yosemite here at the elegant and historical Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Formerly called the Ahwahnee, the facade of the hotel is a spectacle itself, a mighty stone structure; it mirrors the power and the landscape of Yosemite with its mountains and waterfalls. Think striking granite walls, magnificent log-beamed ceilings, and massive stone hearths. Built on a site that was once an Indian village, the Lodge incorporates nature and its unique history creating a fascinating and laid back atmosphere.
The hotel is set in the majestic Yosemite National Park. Built in 1927, it’s a little slice of North American history smack in the center of the Yosemite Valley, an ideal location close to the main access points of the Park and near the main attractions: the Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Glacier Point.
The hotel boasts a range of handsomely appointed guest rooms, including 99 hotel rooms, parlours and suites and 24 cottages. The main hotel rooms are all about connecting the rich warmth of native North American style with the beauty of Yosemite. Appointed in rich fabrics, warm woods and Indian motifs, and with sumptuous beds and log fires you won’t want to leave your room – well until you catch glimpse the views outside of course. The Rooms offer comfort and elegance as a counterpoint to the rugged yet striking landscape of Yosemite. The parlours are luxurious and modern design and have spectacular views of the valley from your private balcony; the perfect place to watch the sun set over the granite landscape.
why we like it
The attention to detail at the hotel makes your stay here a one of a kind experience, surrounded by the breathtaking views of the States dramatic National Park. The hotel’s dining room boasts lofty ceilings with ancient oak wood panelling, the ideal spot for a hearty meal to restore your energy after all that hiking in the great outdoors. There is also a heated outdoor pool overlooking the valley, great for an afternoon dip or simply for relaxing and soaking in the sun.