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If you have visited YNP previously which hotel would you choose?

Tenaya or Wawona.

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1. Re: need help deciding


It's still personal preference.

I would not be happy in a full service resort outside of the Park boundaries; that doesn't feel like an authentic Yosemite experience to me. But some folks would not care for the rustic qualities of the Wawona Hotel.

What do YOU want? What kind of experience is important to you?

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There should be a price consideration between the two and distance to things you want to see and do, along with the huge diffence in amenities. Weigh these factors for your travel style/budget/preferences.

If you are just taking a poll, for me I would choose the classic Wawona.

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We stayed at Tenaya last year. It's a very nice, beautiful hotel, but driving back and forth, an hour or so each way, to the Valley every day ate into our time in the park and it was an exhausting drive. The road requires full attention with all the twists and turns.

Wawona is closer and cheaper. Haven't seen it myself outside of pictures, but seems like it's more of a place just to lay your head at night, whereas Tenaya is more of a resort feeling.

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