The Wawona Hotel is an amazing historic structure for which the Park Service deserves much credit for maintaining so beautifully and in the spirit of its original builders in the 1870s. The broad verandah at the front of the hotel is filled with wicker chairs that creak pleasantly when sitting down with a glass of wine or iced tea. There are puzzles to put together by the fireplace in the evening. There are no televisions or telephones in the rooms, and wifi connectivity is minimal, which is a plus when you are a low-key low-tech sort of a person. My only caution is that the lighting in the room where we stayed was extremely dim...too dim to read a book in the evening. We had to take the shades off the bedside lamps in order to read in bed, and the general lighting in the room was provided by a single candle bulb. Lighting is something we don't usually pay much attention to...until it isn't there. So if you go to the Wawona and reading is important to you, then pack a reading lamp of your own and you will have a very satisfying and peaceful stay and at the same time a fine taste of old Sierra history.
Great place to go! Especially with kids!
However, I found this place on Expedia and the actual name of the hotel is Wyndam Something. MY GPS couldn't get me there, and this was a problem when trying to get there!
The Towels for the Pool are in your room! Under the bathroom sinks!
They were very kid friendly with basketball and tennis courts, inside game tables, a small gym and an arcade.
This hotel is off Highway 4, a little over a mile from downtown Angels Camp, five miles from Lake Melones, and 83 miles from …More
We made the booking for the hotel just a day before our trip through Expedia. When we got there the hotel manager apparently did not have a record of our booking. He realized later that somehow he had missed the info. It turned out that we had booked a room with two queen beds but when we got there they had all been taken. The person in charge did his best to find us a room with a single queen and he got us a roll-in bed that we somehow managed with. Apart from this experience, we found that this hotel is well maintained and the staff is very responsive.
Quaint historic building furnished with lots of cool antiques. Great library / breakfast room. Staff were all friendly and professional. This is an historic building surrounded by shops and restaurants in the little town of Jamestown. The facility was very quiet and clean and our bed (queen) was comfortable with a nice comforter. We make occasional visits to the Sonora area and plan to stay here again...
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