It takes a special kind of lodging property to garner the "Premier Lodge" classification from National Park Reservations. The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee Hotel) with it's striking granite facade, magnificent log-beamed ceilings, massive stone hearths, richly colored Native American artwork and finely appointed rooms is a shining example of what we consider to be the premier lodge in the Yosemite area.
The Majestic Yosemite Hotel is located in the majestic, jaw-dropping main valley inside Yosemite Park near the base of Half Dome and Glacier Point. This hotel, built in 1927 is a National Historical Landmark and one of the most distinctive resort hotels in North America. You will find the Majestic Yosemite Hotel in the center of the Yosemite Valley, an ideal location to view the Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Glacier Point.
Completed in 1927, The Majestic Yosemite Hotel features a unique blend of design influences including Art Deco, Native American, Middle Eastern and Arts & Crafts Movement. These elements can be seen in every aspect of the hotel including stenciling, woodwork, lighting fixtures and china patterns. Every room is designed for comfort and visual delight and reflects the natural surroundings and Native American influence of Yosemite's past.
Some of the most well loved aspects of The Majestic Yosemite Hotel are its grand public spaces featuring giant stone fireplaces, massive hand-stenciled beams, rich tapestries and elegant stained glass.