The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

4.2
6639 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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.


Under the culinary leadership of Executive Chef Troy Thompson, The Majestic Dining Room offers traditional California cuisine for breakfast and dinner daily. An array of excellent California wines are also featured on the menu.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Buffet Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm; Brunch Buffet: Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm


For Dinner, we require Gentlemen to wear long pants and a collared shirt. We require Ladies to wear a Dress, Skirt, or Long Pants with a Blouse. For One and All: Please NO Shorts, T-Shirts, or Tank Tops or Hats.


Casual Dress for Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch.



Reservations are strongly recommended for all meal periods. Walk-ins will be accepted based on table availability.
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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
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Troy Thompson
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Book now for our upcoming Grand Grape, Thanksgiving, BraceBridge and Taste of Yosemite events.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6639 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.7
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3.5
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was good, the cost was as one would expect at a venue such as this. The service was excellent! Malcolm was our server and he was assisted by Omar - both were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Excellent service! The waitstaff was knowledgeable, offering suggestions and pairings. Steer clear of the pear brandy on the dessert menu; it was like moonshine and probably 100+ proof.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

What a fantastic experience dining in one of America’s gems.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Love this place, every visit has been terrific! We love both the breakfast buffet and the dinner. Staff is wonderful and of course, cannot beat the atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Stunningly beautiful old room with low lights and soaring windows a must for anyone who is staying in the park.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Everything was just wonderful for an evening of fun and laughter. It was like being in a castle with all of the splendor of a charming European castle. My guests were enchanted by the atmosphere and the French Martinis were to die for. The convenience of having the Majestic Dinning Room right in the hotel did not only save driving time, but was an elegant way to end the day. The hotel is so peaceful and quiet, two things my husband and I were looking for. We enjoyed scouting around in both the gift shop and the sweet shop. So many temptations! The floor tour that we took was informative and educational (even with the smoky air). We enjoyed the scenic areas and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Our waiter Sean was 5 Star. He made the experience even more memorable.

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1.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Service is horrible. Horrible. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Too bad because it is a beautiful and historic place.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel restaurant is a "bucket-list" location to eat at. The dining hall is breath-taking, larger then expected, with beautiful wood beams, decor and numerous gorgeous chandeliers. It is a truly unique dining experience in terms of the ambiance, even for an afternoon lunch. The views out the large windows are fantastic. The food and service was average however. Not bad, but not memorable or special in any way, just basic menu items. The server and waitstaff were friendly, but somewhat unorganized. We had ordered starters and main courses, yet ALL of the food came out at the same time which was awkward and made us feel very rushed. We had to eat our food items out of order to avoid letting our entrees get cold. Not what I would expect or have experienced in a restaurant that considers itself "fine dining". I am willing to try the restaurant again, as the ambiance is what you are really paying for and it was not a let down, however I would instead try a early dinner that offers a different menu and perhaps level of service then we experienced during the lunch hour.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Fabulous location and Grady service

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Choke out takes forever. I could be much quicker.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

We have dined here often when quests visit. The quality of the food has significantly gone downhill the past two times in taste and presentation.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

We were celebrating a 50-year friendship with a roommate who introduced my husband and me to each other. She and her hubby, from Alabama, enjoyed the Ahwahnee and the trip to the valley even though it was very smoky from the Ferguson Fire near El Portal. (It's hard to call it the Majestic Yosemite Hotel after all these years>)
The table was in the window area at the far end of the dining room, very quiet and beautiful, and the service was outstanding. Unfortunately we all ordered the cheese-steak sandwich, and it was disappointing. The bread was too thick and crusty, and the steak was in huge chunks instead of thin slices, with the minimal peppers and cheese all at one end. Would like to suggest that they take it off the menu or take a lesson from the chefs at Dodge Ridge, our ski area above Twain Harte.
It's still a great place to go...

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Hit and miss with the staff - we ate there 3 times during our stay at the hotel. customer service is not at the top of the list - be prepared to wait even though you have a reservation, and the staff act like they can't make any decisions on their own to make guests feel important or special. Don't depend on getting a special table for special occasion - seemed like it was all the luck of the draw. very sad as the room is simply gorgeous.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Wonderful meal. Great ambience. Like having dinner in the great hall of Harry Potter.
We ordered both fish dishes, salmon and swordfish, and each was perfectly cooked and very tasty.
Service amazing. A water, drinks waitress for our table as well as a main waiter. Prosecco came out ice cold - perfect. Food and dessert came out very fast. The best boysenberry pie I've ever had.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We checked in at the reservation desk early. We found four different times for our reservation. The captain was able to seat us earlier than our reservation. We canceled the other times. I'm sure some people were happy to find out there was openings. I only asked for the 6:15 pm time. The evening was memorable, celebrating our 40th anniversary.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

What a wonderful way to end the day after breathtaking hiking to Nevada Falls and a day with the giant sequoias.Thank you for 3 delicious meals. The Majestic Yosemite Hotel dining hall is a very magical and satisfying place to dine. We’ll be back for the boysenberry pie, and so much more!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

You can’t beat this dining room. It’s absolutely fabulous. However, the menu has a fairly limited selection but over all it is well-rounded. Unfortunately, our service was exceptionally slow. We were seated at 5:30, and it took a very long time to get our order taken. I think overall, the dinner took almost 4 hours.!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The view is great and the food was very good. The staff was very friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The service was friendly, observant, and relaxed for lunch. The building and scenery are one of a kind.
The food is expensive, but considering it is Yosemite, that is expected. The menu has variety. I had a salad with chicken which was over cooked, but the salad itself was delicious.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The hostess who greeted us was so friendly and welcoming. The lady who sat us was friendly and very informative, sharing hotel and restaurant facts. The restaurant decor, view and architecture is spectacular. The menu is varied, something for everyone. The lunch service was just OK. I am hoping for a fine dining dinner experience (where there is a dress code) the service would be several steps above the lunch service.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The Ahwahnee Dining Room was awesome as always. The food and the service matched the wonderful ambiance.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

雰囲気がとても良くヨセミテ滞在のとても素敵な思い出になりました。
店員のサービスも丁寧でした。
また次回ヨセミテに行く際もぜひお伺いしたいと思いました。

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Fantastic service from start to finish! Food was yummy too!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We went for lunch. The menu had good choices. The food was above average but the bar drinks were great. Perhaps the best place to dine inside the Yosemite village.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Food was overcooked, service was ok and table was placed in a noisy area when clearly they could have spread people out . The dining room is beautiful and a real experience, but the food was underwhelming at lunch. We have eaten at the Majestic on previous occasions are were very impressed then, but not now.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Despite confirmation by email and when checking in at the hotel, they did not know we were a party of4.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Wonderful meal, great service in a magnificent setting.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The dining room is one of a kind. Simply gorgeous. Very romantic but families there as well. It is very large. The service was very good. The food was very good.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Very friendly and courteous. Seated us right away at a table
with a wonderful view.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Surprisingly excellent food and service! The ambiance is beyond compare.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The wait staff was very friendly, professional and accommodating. The Sunday brunch was excellent. Our grandchildren always enjoy the opportunity to make their own food selection. The pianist enjoys taking your request and a talented waiter with a great Louie Armstrong impression adds to the enjoyment. The staff seated at exactly our reservation time. We arrived at little early and even waiting to be seated was pleasant because you can explore this grand hotel in one of natures most beautiful places on earth.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

It was lovely and we were well taken care of by our servers

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

It’s probably the most beautiful place in the world ! The food is fabulous too of course.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The menu, food and service were very good. The dinning and ambiance definitely exceeded my expectation for a large national park hotel restaurant. The hotel is truly a restful place in a beautiful setting. The hotel is now called the Majestic but it will always be the Ahwahnee to us; long time Yosemite visitors of 55 years.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Prime rib was full of cartilage and looked like a sea slug when served (see attached picture). Broccolini in quinoa tasted like It had been cooked in an ashtray.
We received more attention from a neighboring server than our own. Our server only showed up to take our orders, serve us, and to give us the bill. It appeared that we were a hindrance to his evening.
Woman’s bathroom was filthy, with trash on the floor and no toilet paper in any of the stalls. Have had better food and service at a Sizzler. Will not be back.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food has gone down hill, prime rib was brown, pork chop special hammered level of overdone dry. Such a cool spot to have terrible food is a shame

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The restaurant required dress code, but I don't think it worth it. The food was good but not that great.The service was bad. The server didn't check on us. The food was kinda pricey. I'd recommend you try one time but not the second time. Dining there, it makes me feel bad for the Indian people, who used to have a peaceful life in the valley until the bad people came.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Amazing experience.
The best chicken vegetable soup I’ve ever had. The “cookie” desert was amazing. Toll house type brownie with caramel covered ice cream. Then fresh Strawberries, blueberries, BlackBerries and raspberries. Then chocolate sprinkles on top of that. First class!

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The menu was limited and had very few interesting options to choose from. The restaurant positions itself as fine-dining but falls short. It is decent food but by no means fine-dining. The venue itself is beautiful.

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