Hotel Review – The Majestic Hotel

During our visit to Yosemite National Park, we were fortunate to be guests at The Majestic Hotel.The Majestic is a four diamond property that is a National Landmark and is on the Registry of Historic Places.  Needless to say, it is considered quite the gem.

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Location – The hotel is located in Yosemite Valley and, depending on traffic, is usually a 4-5 hour drive from San Francisco. The hotel is nestled within the Park and is conveniently located within walking distance to many trail heads, Park attractions, a medical clinic and stores. The hotel also features stunning views of the natural landscape.

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Customer Service – The service at the hotel was hit or miss. Some folks were helpful and friendly, and others simply couldn’t be bothered. I’m not sure if people would chose this hotel based on the customer service level, but since you can’t beat the proximity and historical relevance, I am sure folks generally overlook shortcomings in this area.

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Accommodations – We stayed at the hotel for four nights in the Mary Curry Tresidder Suite on the sixth floor. Our large room had a very comfortable king bed and plenty of room to accommodate George’s inflatable toddler bed. The bathroom was very large and had a huge bathtub and lots of space and shelving for storing clothes and other items. There was also ample closet space for our luggage, coats, stroller, etc.

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Amenities – The hotel offers far more amenities than we could use during our stay. In addition to a very large dining hall, the hotel offers many lounging areas, fireplaces and gathering rooms. The hotel also has two shops for souvenirs, food/drinks, a pool, a large bar (with restaurant) and a lot of complimentary Park and hotel tours. The hotel also offered complimentary tea, hot chocolate, and coffee in the morning (on the hotel’s mezzanine level) – which was a great way to start the day. The hotel was also beautifully decorated for the holidays.

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Member Recognition – There is no recognition program for the hotel, but clearly a lot of guests were “regulars.”

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We would love to return to The Majestic in the future, most likely on a family vacation.

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