The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

4.4
6977 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
The Majestic Yosemite Hotel conveys a feeling of elegance and refinement while maintaining a comfortable, natural atmosphere. The logs of stripped and polished sugar pine, which support the 34-foot-high beamed ceilings, reinforce the rustic ambiance that is reflective of The Majestic’s mountain surroundings.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:00am
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 7:00am - 2:00pm 
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Phone number
(209) 372-1489
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
None
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Private party facilities
Onsite hotel catering available for up to 200 guests. Please contact our experienced special function managers, Kevin Anderson & Deanna Anderson, for more information.

For regular dining reservations of 15 guests or less, please contact the Dining Room directly at (209) 372-1276.
If your party’s plans change, we ask that AT LEAST 48 hours notice be provided to the dining room if you are altering the reservation.
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Catering
For regular dining reservations of 15 guests or less, please contact The Dining Room at (209) 372-1276.

Onsite hotel catering available for up to 200 guests. Please contact our experienced special function managers, Kevin Anderson & Deanna Anderson, for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Village Drive
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Parking details
Hotel parking lots and complimentary Valet service available. Parking at The Majestic is limited. Day use parking in Yosemite Village is encouraged. Free shuttles run regularly for transportation to and from all lodgings within Yosemite Valley.
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Public transit
Stop #3 on complimentary Yosemite Valley Shuttle route.
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Entertainment
Piano player during dinner service nightly and Sundays during brunch service.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Bring back the coat and tie rule. I think I saw a guy wearing a Big Johnson tee shirt!

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AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire staff was great, but our waiter, Nick, excelled. He really helped us make a special birthday occasion very special!

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LC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A splendid place that offers an excellent experience. Waiters (two per table) were knowledgeable and attentive. Food was very good, but not quite outstanding, still excellent for the price. What really makes the deal is the surroundings, there are very few places of any sort that can bring this kind of experience. It's got history, it's got presence, it's got grandeur. The service has a nice but subtle sense of pomp that suits the setting. I thoroughly enjoyed it as I have every previous time. Recommend. Especially in the winter.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had high expectations based on previous experience. We had two meals here this time--a breakfast and a dinner. The dinner was average. Breakfast was perfect. Dinner plates had little imagination and the service was average. Breakfast had many choices and the service was excellent. Plus the sun was up for breakfast which enhanced the experience of the dining room because of the views.

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PE
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming for years for special occasions and anniversaries and events. This was our first Bracebridge dinner visit. Very special. Always great food and great service.

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n
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Having experienced the Ahwahnee Sunday brunch twenty years ago with its impeccable, professional, and polished serving staff and a vast variety of quality food, our 12/9 brunch was a poor imitation. The food and variety was very good. I liked that the desserts and bagels were mini size. Sparkling wine is no longer included in the cost. Dillon and Guillermo were fairly attentive servers. Dillon managed to score two pancakes for each of us since breakfast foods were not available after 10:30. What a stupid idea for a brunch! No waffles or pancakes after 10:30! Sheesh! Anyway, Dillon was a trooper and Guillermo was good about bringing fresh cups of coffee instead of warming up what was in my cup. It wouldn't stay warm for long after it was poured. There is an omelette station that was unmarked so I learned too late that it was available. Would I go back? Yes. In a hurry, no. At least the pianist was good and played a variety of music (except two Billy Joel songs during our 90 minute visit).

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c
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Very disappointing meal for both my girlfriend and I. Lamb was poorly presented, and tasted like it looked. Steak was tough and flavorless. You really get the feeling that this restaurant is the only game in town, so they'll just whip something together and you will just have to eat it. Hotel rooms come with the same attitude.

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is really top notch here. Worth the money. We'll be back!

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S
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We had three meals for four persons over a 3 day weekend. The food was not as good as previous visits (we go 1 or 2x's per year) and food was often served cold. Not their best effort.

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CD
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Service was terrible, this restaurant was on our bucket list. The prime rib was served cold and dramatically under cooked and the server couldn’t care less. I didn’t pay for it and will never return. I would not recommend dining here they are surviving on there name.

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MB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting in Yosemite Valley. Excellent service, very good food.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We are returning diners every year to this beautiful site. Dinners have always been average but this time the entrees hit a new low - especially for the cost. Appetizers were wonderful and if/ when we return we will stick to ordering only those. Disappointed to say the least.

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JM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way! We’re here every year, and will be back for many more!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Sunday brunch with lots of choices from the buffet! Our server, Nancy, was very friendly and attentive!

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d
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitresses were wonderful. They made our anniversary very special.

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RL
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always have a meal here when in Yosemite, even if we are not staying at the Majestic. It is always a treat. The room is simply stunning and the service is always impeccable. We all loved the beet salad, and I enjoyed my duck and butternut gnocchi. My husband's prime rib was fabulous! We all shared the pumpkin creme brûlée which did not disappoint!

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing experience at this restaurant. Superior service from Malcom and Amanda. Furthermore, the kitchen staff went above and beyond to provide a memorable dessert, creatively making way for several candles to create a unique birthday treat.

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VF
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

We have dined here once a year for over 50 years, (2 breakfasts and 2 diners), but the food and the cost of the food have been dismal for as long as we can remember. Chefs come and go and none of them provide a tasty meal. The price of $43.50 for 3 big rib chunks of tasteless lamb, served over equally tasteless mixed vegetables is simply outrageous. With its proximity to the SF Bay Area and Southern California, there is NO excuse for the grossly overpriced tasteless menu. Let's hope the new chef being groomed can improve this situation...we'll review again next December. We stay in the Hotel, and if we did not like the park so much, we would not come for the dining room at all !!!

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MG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We've been coming to the Ahwahnee Dining Room for many years, eating here at least once during every stay. We've always enjoyed the setting, and while the food was never truly amazing, it was always good and priced reasonably for the fantastic setting. Now called the Majestic Dining Room, it has really lost its appeal. We ate here last week for a birthday celebration. The menu is pretty limited in choice, and the prices are ridiculous ($29 for a simple, small bowl of pasta with tomato sauce [no meat], $42 for a piece of salmon, $21 for ONE crab cake). Wines are very expensive, while the same wine is half the price at other eating establishments in the park. Friends had recently eaten here and were very unimpressed as well. Sadly, even though we already have our reservations to visit Yosemite for 2019, we will not be eating at the Majestic again. Majestic it is not.

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S
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Magnificent room, mediocre food.
An iconic room that fails to live up to its reputation.
Food seems mass produced. Salad over dressed, chicken just blah.
Incredibly over priced wine list.
Much better value at the Mountain Room restaurant

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CT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner after the Great Grape Celebration reception. Excellent options for a lighter dinner while the menu included some spectacular full dining offers nags. The server was quite knowledgeable about the menu as well as local history. We were an adult family group. I would recommend the restaurant.

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DG
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Majestic dining room is absolutely beautiful. Service is exemplary. The food was good though priced rather high. Unfortunately, the night we were there, a very large conference group took up most of the dining space and inevitably made the room very noisy and added a crowded, boisterous element to the dining experience. It was particularly annoying when the group’s meal was complete and its leader used a microphone to thank attendees and, apparently, conference presenters. Though this did not take terribly long, it prevented us from having any sort of conversation until the group was through. I would never eat there again if a conference had booked the space because it ruins what is otherwise a serene and peaceful ambience. It would be nice if the Majestic would advise diners in advance when a conference takes up most of its space so that those not affiliated with the conference can seek out other options.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most things were great until lots of people walked in and talked a lot. I left because they seemed as VIPs. I can understand but it did make a little bad experience.

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful historical dining room with 30 ft. tall beamed ceilings and windows looking out to a meadow surrounded by granite mountains. Lunch is a wonderful time to experience this dining room because of the window views. We were so happy to have been served by Heather who recommended that we have the pumpkin brûlée . We have had many brûlées at various restaurants in the past but this surpassed all in taste and originality. The caramel colored glassy surface was topped with a few candied pumpkin and pomegranate seeds and gooseberries. The dessert’s colors mirrored the outdoor scenery and the entire experience could not have been more lovely...

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DP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, excellent service, beautiful restaurant. Wonderful experience 👍🏽

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BC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rack of lamb was excellent. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Would like to see more fish and seafood entrees, and a few more dessert items.

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NS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel Sunday Grand Buffet is perfect for a special occasion during a stay in Yosemite. What could be better than spending a Saturday tromping away in the great outdoors, followed by a special meal in such a spectacular setting. Everything about this experience is perfect.

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PR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience. The waiters were rude and incompetent. The food was poor quality and overpriced. The staff forgot to prepare a cake we had pre-ordered and confirmed twice, marring a family 70th birthday celebration. They had prepared plenty of excuses, though. I have had many great meals here in the past, but I'm not going back as long as this new management is there. I'm warning my friends, too.

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OT
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration as fully booked for eve meal

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LB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

After years of wanting to eat at this restaurant, disappointment was the only take away. The ambiance is beautiful but when you are eating a meal, it is the food and the service, that are the most important. We had six meals at our table. A raw end cut of prime rib, a well done rack of lamb (with none of the cheesy polenta on the plate), and a tiny piece of salmon were some of the disappointments. The waiter checked with us when our plates arrived but we had not yet discovered the disappointments, then he was gone! We told the waiter's assistant who picked up the plate of prime rib and she stirred around the bloody meat with a fork. We saw her consult with the waiter and their conclusion was they would give us a free dessert. The waiter avoided us and our thoughts about our meal after that. I think a free dessert is a cop out when you are paying $50 for an entree. We ordered two desserts and they brought my husband (who had the bloody end cut) a pink frosted cupcake with a candle on a Happy Birthday plate. OMG we were in hysterics! Maybe this place really is haunted!

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q
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good but the service and atmosphere were great.

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AG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Our reservation at The Majestic Lodge dining room was for the day after Thanksgiving. Reservations highly recommended because otherwise, you will not be able to get a table. Although the dining room website offers breakfast lunch and dinner, only brunch was offered the day after thanksgiving. This was not told to me or stated on the reservation website. If it had I would have skipped eating inside the park and maybe just had tea in the beautiful dining room. Food was okay but very expensive. Customer service was friendly and appreciated being that is was a holiday.

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WE
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment is unmatched . Food is good, but expensive and its a personal evaluation if the expense is worth the experience. I think it is. Breakfast buffet $60.00. Its a grand spread and over priced for a daily haunt. However for a couple times a year, my recommendation is to let go and enjoy.

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J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The experience was good: Great service and live piano music. The food was mediocre. Overall it was not good value for the money. They are getting by on their past reputation.

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d
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A stunning location, wonderful historic lodge. Food delivery was slow, but our wait staff were friendly, they brought complementary soup while we waited.
Great wines by the glass.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast buffet with lots of fresh fruit, eggs that taste like eggs, lox, bagels, many pastries, and many other items - hot and cold. The view is amazing. The service is some of the best I have ever had at a restaurant. Our waiter took some amazing pictures of our group for us. We do breakfast because we have found it is a good value and we can't really afford the other meals. If you have never been, it is highly worth it as the view is AMAZING with floor to ceiling windows that are at least two stories high and beautiful stained glass at the top.

Last year we went Thanksgiving morning and that was a big mistake. They didn't have enough staff, seated us an hour late, and were not refilling the buffet because it was closing time for breakfast. They compensated us for part of the meal when we asked. So I don't recommend going on a major holiday.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were privileged to have Malcolm as our waiter for dinner during our stay. His knowledge of food and wine was very impressive, his friendly nature was wonderful and his service was impeccable.

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BM
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

You don’t have a lot of options in Yosemite Village. The dining room is beautiful but the buffet doesn’t feel as classy.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service outstanding. Venue very nice. Food below average for price.

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space,excellent service, romantic and festive

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