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The Ahwahnee Hotel Review: This National Historic Landmark is set within one of the country's most glorious open spaces: Yosemite National Park. Built in 1927, the six-story stone-and-sugar pine beauty juts out from the bottom of a dramatic granite cliff. It is where Queen Elizabeth and President John F. Kennedy stayed when visiting Yosemite. The gorgeous, tasteful décor is an eclectic mix of styles, ranging from Native American to Art Deco. Guests can choose from 123 guest rooms, including a host of suites and private cottages. All accommodations include cable television and bathrobes. Of particular note: The El Dorado Suite, with its sunken living room, served as a chapel for military men during World War II. Elsewhere on property, the enormous dining room has a 34-foot ceiling with top-to-bottom stained glass windows and oversized wrought-iron chandeliers. Equally dramatic is the Solarium with its glass walls, jasper fountain and lush gardens. The hotel is a short walk to a host of trails that climb into the park from the Yosemite Valley. It also is served by the free shuttle buses that crisscross the park.