Wawona Hotel

Image of fountain in foreground and hotel in background
Wawona Hotel and Fountain

Quick Facts

Recycling, Restroom, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Water - Drinking/Potable, Wheelchair Accessible

Immersed in nature, Wawona Hotel is the perfect place to settle in during your Yosemite National Park visit. 

One of California's original mountain resort hotels, the Victorian-era Wawona Hotel was originally established in 1856. Accommodations consist of 50 standard hotel rooms with private bath and 54 standard hotel rooms with shared restrooms. The hotel dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, wind down your fun filled day by gathering around the piano for musical performances in the lounge. Seasonal amenities include a nine-hole golf course, a swimming pool, and a riding stable.

Galen Clark, a former gold prospector, built the first structure on this site. He built the simple log cabin along the original trail. Positioned to ensure a constant flow of foot traffic, it was built along the original trail into Yosemite Valley. Visitors would stop along the way to restock their provisions and rest before continuing their travels. From these humble beginnings, the Wawona Hotel came to be-attracting many famous travelers of the day, including President Theodore Roosevelt.


March to November and several weeks in December
For opening dates see Website .

The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day.
Check-in: 5 pm
Check-out: 10 am

Getting Here

The Wawona Hotel is located 27 miles from Yosemite Valley on the Wawona Road (Highway 41).

Rules & Regulations

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at all accommodations and buildings in Yosemite.
  • There are no pets allowed on property.


All Lodging facilities in the park meet accessibility requirements. Designated accessible parking spaces are located on the north side of the Hotel behind Hill's Studio. The hotel dining room, lobby, and restrooms are accessible. Additionally, there are two accessible guest rooms available.

Yosemite National Park

Last updated: April 5, 2024