YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The iconic Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park has lost some of its luster — and its long time four-diamond status, according to a story published today by the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Guests at the landmark property, where presidents and queens have wined, dined and snoozed at the foot of Half Dome, are reporting bad food, shabby rooms and indifferent staff,” Chronicle staffer Kurtis Alexander reported Tuesday.
The story also said hotel inspectors with AAA have revoked the Ahwahnee’s prestigious four-diamond rating, a distinction the site had held since 1991.
“The hotel’s apparent slide follows rising frustration with services throughout Yosemite, starting after Philadelphia-based Aramark won the contract to manage the park’s concessions nearly four years ago,” the Chronicle reported.
Aramark officials did not immediately respond to SNO’s request for comment on the situation.