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Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark

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Address: 8308 Wawona Rd, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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+1 801-559-5000

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Exciting stay amidst the woods of Yosemite National Park!

Wow, the drive by itself to the Wawona Hotel in the middle of Yosemite forests was so exciting and thrilling! ☺

Reviewed 2 days ago
DrMurugesan R

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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, the drive by itself to the Wawona Hotel in the middle of Yosemite forests was so exciting and thrilling! ☺

Thank DrMurugesan R
Rohnert Park, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went in to check out the hotel for future stays and the staff seemed disinterested and a bit rude. This didn't inspire us to return.

Thank Janet R
Martinez, California
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back to the Wawona Hotel for our annual visit. Yes, I know, the name has been changed to "Big Trees", but, somehow, that just doesn't do it justice. This hotel and the outlying buildings take you back about 100 years. So - if it's peace and quiet that you want, with no TVs in the rooms, and no cell phone/tablet... More 

Thank Judy O
Tallahassee, Florida
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92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased a groupon with skiing for two with a two night stay at Badger Pass. Stayed Dec 22nd and 23rd. The rooms are small, no closet, bathroom is communal around the corner. But it was fun. No computers and no wifi, no TV. But downstairs, fireplace, piano and there is la hotel restaura nt. Its close proximity to Yosemite... More 

Thank Janni57
Corona del Mar, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This hotel has many historic photos and the early days of Yosemite can be reviewed in pictures. There is a golf course and golf shop open in the summer we hope to play next year.

Thank evansrosalie40
Fallbrook, California
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64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

It is a nice experience. The only drawback is that there are not bathroom facilities in the original building. The setting is beautiful. The rooms are very small but are clean and well kept. The dining room has a wide variety of food items at each meal. The cost of the room also has a Continental breakfast that is included,... More 

Thank 633KPD
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Rooms are small, but nice. We had a room with a bathroom (recommended, especially if its cold.) The bathroom was furnished with a clawfoot tub, a small sink, and a toilet and worked fine. I've decided that I won't be combining the shower with a clawfoot tub in my own home as a result, but that's personal preference. The adjoining... More 

Thank MDS77059
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Go back in time to cocktails on the Veranda, cheerful friendly service, small but clean rooms, and a beautiful setting. Now named Big Trees due to the ludricous suit by previous landlords, the Hotel is funky and fun and relaxed plus still in the park. Great for couples, families, and international visitors, it is a little treasure. The staff is... More 

Thank John B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Wawona is a charming Victorian era hotel south of Yosemite Valley -- quite a bit south. But not staying in the Valley was a big plus. Drinks on the veranda, beautiful setting. You do have to accept that you are staying at an historic property and may not have all the modern conveniences. If you must have TV and... More 

Thank Ray R
Smyrna, Georgia
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415 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is a very pretty property with stunning meadow views and a large grounds for exploring. The mule deer come into the meadow in the evenings.

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