Big Trees Lodge - Yosemite National Park

ex. Wawona Hotel

8308 Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, United States, 95389  show map
 2 stars
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Big Trees Lodge - Yosemite National Park


Paid internet access


Paid parking

Luggage storage

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area


Coffee/Tea in lobby


Free shuttle service

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool


Self-service laundry


Big Trees Lodge lies 1450 meters away from Parsons Memorial, offering 104 rooms and featuring free self parking and a golf course. The unique hotel is a good example of traditional architecture in Yosemite National Park.

The venue is 24 km away from Yosemite Valley.

The hotel allows quick access to a valley and parks.

Mammoth Lakes airport can be reached by car.


Big Trees Lodge has individual rooms fitted with complimentary Wi-Fi, climate control, a safe, an iron with ironing board and a work desk. The rooms are furnished with an European interior and Victorian furniture.

Eat & Drink

The premier restaurant serves delicious meals. Guests can eat at Wawona Hotel Dining Room, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.


The facilities as a safe deposit box, an elevator and a souvenir shop are offered for guests.


On-site leisure options feature a veranda, an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. Such activities as horse riding, lawn tennis and golf are also provided.


No internet access available

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   104.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid internet access
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Fireplace
  • Carte blanche
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Horseback riding
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course


  • Free shuttle service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Room toiletries


  • International calls



Check-in from 5 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 1 year
Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

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hotel Big Trees Lodge - Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park location
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Hotel Address:

8308 Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, United States, 95389

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City Center
  • Yosemite National Park
    11.3 mi
  • 45.1 mi
  • Merced Municipal Arpt (MCE)
    50.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  5 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Tradition Room
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    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Local attractions

  • Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias3.5 mi
    Yosemite National Park
  • Hetch Hetchy Reservoir8.1 mi
    Hetch Hetchy Road
  • El Capitan12.4 mi
    Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Mirror Lake8.1 mi
    Yosemite National Park
  • Nelder Grove8.2 mi
    Sky Ranch Road, Oakhurst
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  5 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
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Big Trees Lodge Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Big Trees Lodge

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 201 reviews

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Guest reviews

  • Couple

    Lovely and clean room, good position, kind staff, a great piano artist performing live....

  • Group of friends

    It had a fantastic location in Yosemite Park and was also full of character.

    They only seemed to have double rooms but not twin ones. With our room we had to go through the lounge/lobby to get to the toilets and showers.

  • Group of friends

    We enjoyed the ambience of the hotel and Tom Bopp who performed on the piano Tuesday evening and presented a slide show. Buffet breakfast was good.

    We were not able to upgrade from one room/one bed and our bathroom/shower was down 20 flights of stairs - not good for someone with bursitus and her 90 year old friend. The desk clerk did what they could for us but were not able to offer a bathroom on the same floor that would work for us.

  • Older travelers

    I liked the proximity to Yosemite sightseeing and I loved the piano player -- he was incredible.

    the room was stuffy

  • Single

    Superb location (but still 1h drive from Yosemite village), very friendly staff, beautiful building

  • Older travelers

    The staff was upbeat, friendly and aimed to please.

    I was not told about the sharing of restrooms, which is a problem due to a medical condition. I found it abhorrent to omit that information. The free breakfast was nice, but poor quality of food; though, again, the service was great. There was no heat control in the room, walls were paper thin and you could hear everything, so light sleepers should not apply. Also, the fact that towels are not in the restrooms would be helpful to know prior to going there- it should be stated clearly at check-in.

  • Older travelers

    The area was great. Breakfast good.

    It was lacking in some amenities such as internet access however they do say this. When I arrived they did not have a copy of my booking or could find it any where. In the end I had to get a more expensive room as that was all that was available.

  • Older travelers

    Great breakfast. Room was tiny for the price but hey, we had fun.

  • Family with children

    I loved the fireplace in the lobby. We enjoyed the pianist as well.

    I wish there was another restaurant that wasn't as expensive

  • Older travelers

    The setting and the staff ensured a wonderful holiday for our family.

  • Family with children

    The historical aspect of the hotel and the charm it possesses. The staff were friendly and very helpful.

    The shared toilet and shower facilities and the fact that you had to walk outside in the bitter cold to go the bathroom and restrooms especially since it snowed heavily and rained while we were there so this was a little uncomfortable.

  • Family with children

    The location of the Wawona in Yosemiti is great!

    Rooms are very simple without toilet and bathroom in your room.

  • Older travelers

    My husband and I loved the quiet location of Wawona Hotel compaired to the busy environment of the other accommodation options located in Yosemite Valley. The old world charm of Wawona and friendly staff made it perfect. It was our 1st time ever in Yosemite and being Australian we had travelled a long way to see it. We certainly could have stayed longer at Wawona. Our room was clean and comfortable and all the meals we had at the resturant were very satisfying. It will remain a lovely memory for us and we hope one day to visit again.

  • Older travelers

    I liked the feeling of the hotel. It is over 100 years old, but that comes with problems. I enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. It was outstanding.

    It is what it is- you choose to stay at Wawona, you know you will be sharing a bathroom/shower situation and that old rooms mean no airconditioning, no internet connectivity- okey dokey. But the staff was my complaint- why rev up our room by telling us we have a private balcony only to find we share it with 4 rollaways covered in a sheet? Why leave earplugs in the room without a warning- "at Yosemite National Park, the garbage man comes at 5:30". While waiting for the breakfast to open at 7 am, because we were surely wide awake- staff complained openly to waiting customers that they had a huge party coming in for lunch and they were delayed on breakfast as they tried to reach extra help on the phone. Unprofessional to have them tell us that if someone didn't show up because they were needed, they would be fired. We're just hoping you'll put the grits on the table and let us in. Finally, the fellow who took our keys on checkout acted like it was a criminal offence to ask for a souvenier from the glass case. He did not want to sell it to me, couldn't be bothered. I waffled and asked when the gift shop opened, and he said seven. As we drove out, the gift shop was closed, not to open until 8. Beautiful hotel that left me with a sad experience. Sorry Wawona.

  • Couple

    Lovely verandah, overlooking Yosemite National Park

    Despite having the window open overnight, the room was very warm (and quite small). Didn't sleep well.

How to reach hotel

hotel Big Trees Lodge - Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

8308 Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, United States, 95389

Get directions
City Center
  • Yosemite National Park
    11.3 mi
  • 45.1 mi
  • Merced Municipal Arpt (MCE)
    50.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  5 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: