BEST WESTERN Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel,  Mariposa

3.5/5  - based on 852 guest reviews.
4999 Highway 140, 95338, Mariposa, United States - See map
+1 209 966 7545 +1 209 966 6353

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Welcome to BEST WESTERN Yosemite Way Station Motel! We have Yosemite National Park as our backyard, and guests in our Mariposa hotel enjoy a great value along with a fantastic small town location. We are near Yosemite and the Sierra's, which makes us a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. Walking, hiking, bike riding, Zipline, watersports and outdoor adventures abound in Mariposa County. Along with Yosemite, other must-see attractions exist in Mariposa. The Mariposa Museum and History Center is an exciting place to pass an afternoon, visit our historic Courthouse or 1850 Jail or the California State Mining and Mineral Museum which are all favorites. Whether your passion is hiking, fishing or relaxing, there is plenty to be had at or near this Best Western in Mariposa. Situated in a park-like setting, there are seven excellent restaurants within walking distance, including fine dining options. Friendly staff members at our 24 hour front desk are happy to offer recommendations and tips to guests for their travels. From casual strolls, to fishing, to Zipline Adventure Ranch, there are hours of fun to be had for the entire family. Visit Mariposa Grove or 3 other groves of the Giant Sequoias. Photographers especially enjoy the incredible bounty of Mother Nature that surrounds this Mariposa/Yosemite area. Of course, antiquing, gold panning and visiting the shoppes are also possibilities. Explore the Old West the way it was mean to be with horseback riding tours. Centrally located to many local attractions, many travelers especially appreciate the conveniences of our pet friendly, non-smoking hotel. Federal, State and Private company employees enjoy this site as they take care of business quickly with free Wi-Fi, free parking and our free Full Hot breakfast. Reserve your spacious, peaceful room at BEST WESTERN-Yosemite Way Station TODAY.

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BEST WESTERN Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel,Mariposa
  • 5
    « Great service and excellent location »

    Friendly staff, clean and comfortable. Located close to yosemite in a small town with grocery stores and places to eat. Nice breakfast. The hotel has internet access. Kids loved it and we plan on staying here again.

    5
    « One night stay for Yosemite »

    This place was perfect for us as we had left it too late to book a place inside the Park. We arrived around 2pm after driving from Oakland airport and the checkin was efficient and friendly offering plenty of advice for all our questions. Our room was ready and it took around 40 minutes to get inside the park -no queues too which was a bonus in August! Mariposa offered adequate dining options after returning from an afternoon inside the park. Our room was adequate and comfortable and the complementary breakfast was fantastic-plenty of choice and constantly replenished! I only wish we had stayed for longer!

    4
    « Good place to stay for Yosemite visit »

    We had only one day to visit Yosemite and it was difficult to decided where best to stay. In the end, we decided on the Yosemite way Station and it proved a happy choice. We arrived after a drive from San Francisco and got up early the next morning to head to Yosemite ( after a great sleep and an enjoyable breakfast.) The drive took under an hour and we had a great day trekking in Yosemite before returning in the evening. There are a number of restaurants to choose from in Mariposa within close proximity to the hotel. Rooms are spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It was a wonderful visit made all the better by a good choice of hotel.

    5
    « Quick stay »

    The staff was so friendly and tried to help with any request we had. Breakfast was great and a true benefit of this super clean hotel. I especially love that they went out of their way to accommodate an early check in for us

    1
    « Exercise your choice don't stay here »

    I could not recommend anyone to stay here Accommodation terrible should not have a best western label it does not deserve it No food available on site, non existent wi fi and Mariposa town had no restaurants open at 8pm except a very poor pizzeria Mariposa is a pretty town to drive through Keep going is our advice This location is totally unsuitable for visiting Yosemite as its a 1 hr drive away It's not commutable if your visiting Yosemite Park Staff did their best but facilities, services and location are so poor

    5
    « Remodeled Best Western »

    Loved to remodel. Very clean and very helpful staff. Great area close to Yosemite. Good area and close to restaurants and stores. Able to walk to shopping, bars and restaurants. Clean and everything was new.

    4
    « Great Location »

    Whilst reading some reviews I wonder if I exist in some alternative reality or lucky. For the price paid per room, we recieved a spacious clean room which was located out the back off the main road. Reception staff were pleasant and welcoming upon our arrival at night.Yes the decor is classical Best Western but the room and bathroom were clean and fully stocked. Beds comfortable and we all had a good nights sleep. Breakfast was very reasonable and open early enough to start our trip to Yosemite before the tour buses started up.The sole staff member was smiling and friendly and answered my questions fully about gluten free options. Bonus was staying in Mariposa, beautiful town which we regret we did not have the time to fully appreciate . Beware though of the local police who sat by the hotel stopping people who crossed the double line whilst travelling from the west to enter the hotel.

    1
    « Disgusting! »

    Pricy, and old hotel, gouging people for holiday prices. Motel 6 better! Came on Veterans Day. We are here right now. Went out to the pool and the lights were off. When asked front desk if hot tub & pool worked they said yes. We went out there and the hot tub was cold and no lights were on in the tub nor the pool. The water was cold and the pool and tubs were green on bottom and leaves floating around. It was obvious it was not used in a long time. Then we went into our room and the hand towels had orange stuff on them and in the sink, gross! Have not finished our evening but I'm not looking forward to breakfast here nor sleeping in the bed. DISGUSTING. When called front desk and told them they asked if we wanted more towels. I asked them to clean the sink and they told us that "sorry, housekeeping went home for the day". Then the lady came to our room and we showed here the mess She just shrugged, acted like we were being a bother and left after giving us towels.

    4
    « Great location »

    Hotel looks like a basic motel but it's much better than that. Rooms open onto a walkway overlooking the road or the car park but the rooms themselves were clean, comfortable, spacious and quaint. The breakfast was good and the breakfast room overlooks a small pool. But the main advantage of this hotel is it's location. It's in the lovely small town of Mariposa, convenient for Yosemite yet a great destination in itself. Lots of choice for places to eat with shops and bars, some with live music, all within a minutes walk. We arrived the same day as a vintage custom car convention! Chaotic but good fun.

    2
    « Rude reception clerk »

    Reception clerk, she was so rude when i asked about a warm blanket. I've been this is hotel in November, the weather is kind of chilly. This is hotel doesn't have any warm blankets, that is ridicules! I'm literally was cold! I ask reception clerk if the hotel has blankets, she gave me a thin covering! That is suck. Never and ever come back again

  • 3
    « Yosemite Visit »

    My husband and I chose this hotel as it was about as close as you can stay to the park without actually staying IN the park. That being said however, we were still well over an hour away. (The drive can be a bit harrowing in-climate weather) The hotel was clean and comfortable and the staff was friendly.

    3
    « Too far from Yosemite National Park »

    Booked this place when all lodging in Yosemite was full. It was very basic -- clean enough but no blow dryer or shower cap or lotion. Refrigerator too cold and froze our cheese. King bed made it difficult to get to the bathroom so the two of us had traffic issues in the room. Breakfasts standard motel stuff. Stairs to rooms are outdoors and no elevator in evidence. Noise from parking lot constantly. 43 long winding miles to Yosemite took an hour each way every day of our stay. This was sure not worth the $160/night we paid for it. There are places closer to Yosemite that are outside the park.

    4
    « Good motel »

    Spacious room all facilities there, in good location for Main Street restaurants, diners and bars. 45 minute drive to Yosemite. Good breakfast and well run by the bright and breezy lady who welcomed each and every guest. Wifi was intermittent whilst we were there but it was a local problem not BW's. All round decent offer.

    4
    « Nice stay »

    We stayed here for two nights while vacationing in Yosemite. It was a nice place to stay, nothing too special, but we did not have any problems. The front desk assistant was nice enough to let us check in early so that we could get our day started in the park. The biggest pro had to be the breakfast. It had sausage, eggs, waffles, yogurt, cereal, pastries, toast, as well as coffee and juice. It was great. The con would be the lack of WiFi. I understand it's in Mariposa so there's not too great of a signal to begin with (and who REALLY needs it when you're in such a beautiful area), but I wouldn't expect too much from the WiFi signal if you were planning on making a trip. Overall it was a good stay. I would stay there again if I had the option.

    3
    « Decent and clean in Mariposa, CA »

    We stayed here on a stopover leaving Yosemite. This is a standard motel that is clean with no frills. The room was adequate, the bathroom was small but also very clean. Breakfast was usual fare, with canned fruit and scrambled eggs. The staff at the motel were all very friendly. The really great thing about this motel is its location-it is only about a 45 minute drive to the South entrance of Yosemite. When entering Yosemite from this entrance, you drive through the tunnel to find the amazing views of Yosemite on the other side. The town of Mariposa is adorable, and from this motel you can easily walk around town. We had such a nice time there we wished we could have stayed longer. There are several small stores, restaurants and bars. We even did a wine tasting while we were there-we found the people to be super friendly and helpful. If you are planning a trip to Yosemite, this is a great place to stay and also enjoy this small Western town.

    4
    « Very nice hotel »

    This is a very nice hotel. The staff is very kind and the rooms are comfortable and have very good space. The breakfast was very complete, with a variety of options for it. I just would suggest that the hotel can upgrade the Internet connection, it was hard to connect at some times, I thing due saturation on he connectivity. The rest was ok and I will recommend this hotel for staying there!!

    3
    « Nice motel outside of Yosemite National Park »

    Motel rooms were decent, clean, with 2 double beds and a bathroom. We stayed only for 1 night. Rooms were quiet. Enough parking available. Breakfast was good, but it was crowded. Pool available, yet we arrived too late to use it. Service was friendly.

    4
    « Close To Yosemite »

    Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and looked fairly new. Breakfast was very good even though the first day we stayed there they didn't open up right away. Cute little town with nice old time shopping places

    3
    « Hotel great but NO WIFI »

    While traveling for business, we booked a room at this property. First, they did not want to offer a State rate, and after 4 phone calls they finally agreed to offer a State rate. Then, the Wifi was awful. Normally, if you're on a vacation, wifi at a hotel isn't a necessity. I doubt the folks visiting Yosemite care about wifi. But I was on business and the Wifi was atrocious. So much so that I will be looking at another facility to stay at the next time I need to be in Mariposa. The rest of the hotel was good.

    3
    « Decent hotel near Yosemite »

    Stayed at this motel for 1 night when I was visiting Yosemite - The motel is about an hour drive from Yosemite Valley. Overall, decent hotel with clean and big room (Got the King Room). It was also near to a couple of food places which are within walking distances. This is a plus point as I was too tired to drive after spending the whole day at Yosemite. The breakfast provided in the morning is also pretty decent and good enough to kick start your day.

  • 4
    « Nice »

    Clean, nice location in town and to get to Yosemite, friendly. They have no pet rooms, just ask. If you are traveling with your pet, they are pet friendly... Just tell them your furry friend will be with you. Ask for a room on the back of the motel for a quieter morning. Pathway along creek makes for an easy walk to the main street in town to shops and restaurants.

    4
    « Great place to stay just outside the Park »

    My wife and I stayed here for one night while visiting Yosemite NP. The room was clean and neat. We didn't find the place to be very noisy. Its about an hour drive from the park. Breakfast was included and was good. The only negative was the WIFI. It was really slow. At times it seemed to not be working properly. Overall it was a pleasant stay. I would stay here again when I visit Yosemite again.

    5
    « Recommended »

    Stayed here for 3 nights in June this year. The staff were friendly, the room was clean and the breakfast options were surprisingly varied. I thought the hotel was good value and offered a great base from which to see the surrounding area. The staff went out of their way to tell us what there was to see and do both in town and the spots in Yosemite itself to visit. Recommended.

    4
    « Clean motel »

    We stayed here for 3 nights and found everything very good. The rooms are clean with a refrigerator and microwave. The breakfast is good too. The wifi is extremely slow...so slow that it wasn't worth using. It is within walking distance of the main part of the town where there are a few good restaurants as well as a diner and a pizza/pasta casual restaurant which is reasonable. It is a good one hour drive to Yosemite along a very narrow, curvy road.

    4
    « Good but not perfect.... »

    This hotel is located about 35 miles from the entrance to Yosemite (the reason we chose it), in a nice little town. Our king room was large and comfortable, with a sofa, coffee table, microwave and fridge. Breakfast is included, with scrambled eggs, sausages, bread, muffins, fruit, waffles, juice, coffee etc., quite adequate, and made more enjoyable by Lisa who looks after you. She's full of bounce and we had a real laugh with her, happy to chat, whilst keeping an eagle eye to make sure that everyone is looked after, she's a star!! On the downside, the claimed fast wi-fi is in fact dreadfully slow, there is only one bin in the room, and our room 107 had a foot square roughly part repaired patch above the shower, no doubt the result of a leak from above, with brown stains, peeling board tapes and rough filler. It is also quite a noisy hotel, with Highway 140 out front, and plenty of noise from adjacent rooms, banging doors, toilets flushing, aircon units etc., but we still got two good night's sleep.

    4
    « Good location for Yosemite »

    Stayed here for 4 nights Mariposa town a short walk great location for visiting Yosemite 45 mins drive and a beautiful drive. Mariposa is a lovely place to stay.The Way Station good value for money, very clean nice helpful staff. Our fridge did not work on arrival but Bob & Skye sorted it very quickly the same with the hairdryer replaced straight away.We did not use the breakfast looked in one day to grab some toast Lisa was helpful and nice and the breakfast looked very good.The pool area looked inviting but we never had time to use it wanting to spend our time in Yosemite.Well worth doing a day trip but was expensive, but well worth it they pick you up at 7.30am.Thank you to all at the Way Station we had a great time.

    4
    « Good place to stay for a Yosmite visit »

    Check-in/check-out was quick and accurate. Staff was friendly. Nice, large, clean rooms. Plenty of electrical outlets. The guest laundry had two washers/two dryers, but one dryer was out of service. The internet service barely functional (a speed test showed 0.14Mpbs). The hotel desk person said there was a power outage last week and internet had been a problem since then. Two of us were staying for three nights.

    4
    « Good place near a Great Place! »

    This is a good Best Western. Comfortable rooms though not much of a view. Breakfast was good. Eggs, sausage, cereal, yogurt, juices, etc. One of the ladies that took care of the Breakfast was particularly friendly & helpful. Lisa was all smiles & laughs. Not simply making sure everything was filled, but that people had what they needed & could find everything. She was a gem! Being close to Yosemite, this is a good choice as a base for travel to the valley. It's a bit of a drive at about 45 mins to 1 hour, but still a good prospect.

    4
    « Comfortable stay - good breakfast »

    This motel is on the highway - easy to get to - nice car ramp to the second floor saves trouble moving in and out of rooms. Breakfast was nicely stocked with fruit, english muffins etc. Rooms were comfortable. Nearby restaurants - Mexican and others. Supermarket across the highway for basic supplies. Good town to spend a night in on the way from Yosemite to Sequoia and vice versa.

    5
    « Get away trip »

    Nice and quite locations. Convenience near stores and restaurant, Small town. Beautiful landscaping. Breathtaking mountains. This is the place to go if you are looking for peace of mine. The people are very friendly. Everyone is helpful and the staff at Best Western went out of their way to make sure that we had a good time. The rooms are spacious and we thought about spending a second night just because it was so relaxing.

  • 1
    « Overbooked us »

    We showed up and they had no room for us but our reservation was there so they sent us 30 mins away. We usually don't stay here but our other option in Mariposa was booked, the employee was very rude about the situation

    5
    « Beautiful motel »

    This motel was a good value for the price. Looked like brand new due to ongoing remodeling/upkeep. Nice breakfast. Nice outdoor pool and hot tub. Internet wasn't working - the only issue. Staff helped us get two rooms together.

    5
    « Yosemite visit »

    My husband and I were on our honeymoon to visit Yosemite. We stayed 3 nights at this hotel. We were on the 2nd floor, our room was great! Super clean, smelled fresh, no noise & the staff was super friendly. Breakfast was free and I distinctly remember Lisa who prepared and stocked the breakfast bar. She was so nice, cheerful and loved connecting with all the different guests. She took pride in her job and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. I highly recommend this hotel!

    4
    « Decent stay »

    Breakfast was rather extensive given that it's a motel. Motel is children friendly. The town in which it's in has good food too so that's a bonus. It takes about an hour to drive up to Yosemite from here.

    5
    « Don't judge a book by its cover »

    First impression was not very favourable. Had to carry 2 heavy suitcases up a flight of stairs to upper floor room. On opening door, room appeared dark and a bit tired. Bathroom was modern with separate vanity unit which proved an asset as my wife can take a while glamming up. TV was not working. I mentioned this to the maid and within minutes it was sorted. After our initial mis-givings we settled in well. The hotel is located at the edge of town with a short walk to most restaurants. It has a lovely wee pool and spa. We had a pleasnt day there in between visits to Yosemite which is about an hour away. Breakfast was included and once again first impressions were not that favourable as we compared it to the breakfast at our previoust hotel in Monterey which we had to pay for. We found it more pleasant the second day when we met the hotel's biggest asset Lisa. She manages the breakfast room and nothing is too much trouble. She was always helping guests and managed to keep smiling despite the room opening at 6.30. What a star. We could have done with Lisa at our next hotel in San Francisco as the breakfast staff were appalling. Maybe we were spoiled. Of our 3 hotels on this trip, this was by far the most comfortable and we slept well. The road at the front does however start about 5.30 in the morning and you do encounter some traffic noise. Finally, I must recommend a New York steak at Savourys just up the road. the best meal of our trip.

    5
    « Best hotel in Mariposa »

    Great service, great people, good breakfast, if we ever come back to visit I will stay here again. Thank you all for a great visit. Even if it was for work... You must get breakfast at the town diner they have a great breakfast special $6.99 Also the pizza factory makes great pizza and the service is the best..

    4
    « Yosemite »

    Location: Proximity to Yosemite 45 minutes. But a good location due to food and gas options. Other hotels might be closer but limited options. Check in/out: Quick and friendly. Room: Size was fine and beds comfortable. Very clean and staff was helpful when we had questions. Breakfast: Typical BW fair. Located in separate building but not an issue. Large crowds but staff did a Great job keeping area clean and things stocked. Amy provided friendly service and local knowledge!! Stayed 4 nights and found the area quiet. Outside pool appeared clean and inviting. I would highly recommend this motel.

    4
    « Convenient location »

    Stayed there due to its proximity to Yosemite NP. Room was convenient and clean. Check In / Out friendly and fast. There is no elevator - so be prepared if your room is on third floor... Lots of parking spots around the building.

    4
    « Friendly staff »

    Not too bad around that area. Comfortable bed. Friendly staff. May be in a peak season. The maid was rush to clean the room. No toilet paper and left a wash cloth outside the hall way (on the second level). Pool is ok but outside. My kid enjoyed it in the summer. Food is good and has a lot of selection.

    5
    « Comfortable, friendly, motel »

    3 nights spent at this motel helped us to have a great start to our road trip to Yosemite. What a beautiful place to visit! Hotel staff very friendly at front desk and in the breakfast room. Plenty of choice at breakfast for everyone. Location wise it was a bit of a drive to the valley but it was a beautiful route so not a problem. Beds comfortable and plenty of room for the 4 of us and our luggage. Good location for food restaurants.

  • 4
    « Wonderful »

    Stayed here for 4 nights, great location in a must see town. Loved this place and would certainly recommend this for a short stay. Plentiful breakfast with great staff . Good sized swimming pool and whirl pool.

    5
    « Really nice stay »

    They do things right at this motel. The front desk staff is helpful and friendly. Room was a decent size, quiet, with comfy beds. Nice bathroom with high-quality, fluffy towels. The coffee in the room and the breakfast room were both good. Breakfast is in a separate, nearby building. Good variety, including a small yogurt bar. What I really appreciated was the spaciousness of the dining area. So unlike most breakfast buffets that are way too overcrowded. We stayed here and drove back and forth to Yosemite. Beautiful drive to the park. Also, Mariposa is a cute little town with several good dining options and fun stores.

    4
    « Nice for a night pre Yosemite »

    Enjoy the flavor of America; idea to stay before tackling The sheer Epic Grandeur of Yosemite. Nice breakfast with a self-made waffle. American coffee, smooth and soft but typical. Enjoyed it. The hotel had a pool, quiet and calmed. Suited for a relaxing evening pre Yosemite

    5
    « Great Hotel Near Yosemite »

    Good caring staff, good rooms and fantastic breakfast with service! Front desk is very friendly & provides fantastic dinner recommendations along with music in the park info for weekends. Breakfast service is best to date in Best Western. Lisa ensures everyone has what they need, keeps the place spotless and ensures everything is filled all the time.

    2
    « Donna Kusch »

    The room was very basic and the bathroom was tiny, please be aware that this is a motel and not a hotel which we were not aware when booking with Virgin Holidays. The room contains a very loud and noisy air conditioning unit which made it very hard to sleep. There was also no lift so we had to take our luggage up two flights of stairs with no help. The receptionist named Donna Kusch explained that our rooms were not ready but she was hungry and decided to go and eat her lunch instead of helping us! Although she did give us free nasal strips which were meant to help us sleep, and she showed us towards the visitors centre. Thanks Donna!

    3
    « Last Minute Trip to Yosemite »

    Small, but clean room. This room actually had 2 queen beds, unlike the BW the night before that booked us a room as 2 queens and was actually 2 doubles. Bathroom was so small that it was claustrophobic. Rooms were quite loud and we were awake before 6 am as room doors, car doors and car alarms were actively going off. Breakfast was poor in quality compared to most hotel complimentary breakfasts. The breakfast room was dirty and too small for the number of guests that were present for breakfast.

    4
    « Good place to stay! »

    Stayed here for 2 days when visited Yosemite. It is very nice place, clean, comfortable beds, nice pool, full breakfast. It is a little far from Yosemite about 40-50 min, and overpriced. Stayed here on weekend. Park is overcrowded, and if you have a choice stay inside the park.

    4
    « Better than we expected »

    I was nervous about staying here. It had been many years since we had stayed in a motel. There are very few choices. However, it exceeded our expectations. Our room was clean. Our bed was comfortable. The bathroom was clean. The room met our family of 4 needs just fine. We were on the third floor (really second) in the back. Our room was an end unit. It was quiet. The hotel was full but felt quiet. The air worked great. We were able to walk to many restaurants and shops. The free breakfast area was clean. The staff was friendly. I would stay here again. However, no elevator. So if you can't go up stairs you need to ask for a first floor.

    5
    « best western »

    excellent hotel, excellent service with very good location, we will definitely consider staying there on our next trip to Yosemite. very clean room , very nice breakfast.good size pool with Jacuzzi with access to small Gym.

    4
    « Nice hotel in a great little town. »

    Perfect location for a visit to Yosemite park. The staff was friendly and the room was nice and clean. The town center is just a short walk away with plenty of restaurants and shops. We were lucky to walk past a small concert in the little park next to the hotel and could enjoy some music and a chat with the locals.

  • 3
    « Nice hotel, great breakfast, RUDE Front Desk employee »

    I'm no expert when it comes to amenities that are provided by a 'Motel' vs a 'Hotel', but apparently it's whether or not towels can be brought to your room by hotel staff. I have a 1 year old daughter and needed a few more bath towels after getting out of the shower, so I called Claire at the front desk. She told me that I needed to go find a custodial staff member for the request because she had no way of getting in touch with them(i guess walkie talkies or even phones to the housekeeping staff's room don't fall under a 'Motel's' amenities). We called back a second time to find out what the deal was, and when we expressed our disappointment in being denied the simple request, we were eventually told that this was a 'Motel' and not a 'Hotel' and were asked sarcastically if I saw a Concierge onsite. I stated that I would be contacting Best Western to ask about why guests could not be delivered basic items, and was told "you go ahead and do that." Very unprofessional. Upon our original arrival I also witnessed how rude and short she was with other guests. I hope this review helps improve upon her level of customer service so that other travelers don't have to put up with this. The Breakfast staff was completely the opposite. Very attentive to making sure food items were refilled, and very personable to all the guests.

    4
    « Good location for Yosemite visit »

    We enjoyed our stay here, although the hotel in my opinion is overpriced. The rooms are a decent size, clean and include a small refrigerator and microwave. The rooms have outside entrances. The outdoor pool is small but it was too chilly for us to use. The free breakfast is in a separate building which is nice because it's in a very spacious room. The front desk staff were friendly but a little absent-minded and not very efficient. (We received a "welcome" bag when we checked out.)

    5
    « Great stay, lovely little town »

    Hotel 6 of 15 this trip. Booked a 2 night stay to visit Yosemite and found it very comfy indeed. The place was spotless and well equipped. The staff were friendly and helpful whenever we needed anything. They have a guest laundry which was very handy indeed right next to the pool. The pool was welcoming after our days out in temps above 100 degrees but there is a problem with ants. Breakfast was more than adequate and the mother and daughter team on duty when we were there did a great job.

    5
    « Two night stay »

    What a beautiful town. Really friendly people. The room was spotless and comfy. Buffet breakfast was fantastic, loads to eat. Pool was clean and tidy. Our room on top floor facing the road, which means you see a great sunrise and sunset. The traffic can be heard, but it's bearable. Rooms at the back if you want no view. Reception booked our next hotel for our next leg, really helpful. Strongly suggest you use the YART coach to go to Yosemite. $12 Adult return is a no brainier, coach leaves from the high street. Takes as long as you would drive, but by passes all the queues in the park. And those are long queues. Pizza place is great value, looks busy because it's the best value in town.

    4
    « Best location to visit Yosemite outside the park »

    We just returned from a 2 nights stay specifically to visit Yosemite. Greeted at the front desk by the manager who was personally training a new staffer. Superior service during the checking process, we had reserved 2 beds and were given a room on the second floor centrally located, with a view to the front of the property. The second floor is great because the parking lot on the back of the property is at the same level, making it super easy to load and unload luggage. we found the free WIFI working very fast and the free breakfast was of superior quality, offering ready made eggs with sausage, make your own very large waffles with all the trimmings, a selection of fresh pastries, breads, muffins, with several toppings, several cereals, coffees, teas, hot water, juices, real plates, plastic utensils, napkins readily available. Two ladies were helping guests with all requests and keeping all items refilled efficiently, keeping the tables clean as guest departed, and greeting new ones as they arrived. Kudos to this process and the service provided. The pool area is a little small, but we found the Jacuzzi very comfortable. the weather was in low 100's on the 2 days we were there. The room was a little on the small side for 2 beds as we were 3 seniors. Very small closet, obviously made for a very short stay. Hair dryer, iron board and iron provided, as well as microwave and good size fridge. Al were in working order. The TV was a little problematic, possibly do to the reception of Direct TV satellite in the zone. The outside wall cooler/heater a little noisy if on total auto mode. During the night one could hear the other units next door going on/off. The beds were on a flat board instead of box springs, making it a little too hard for my taste. Office style chair with desk, a seat with ottoman completed the setting. Overall a very good stay with easy walking distance to center town and shopping areas.

    3
    « bed's will break your back »

    high cost for averaghe hotel ok breakfast clean enough rooms but beds were hard as a rock no help from front desk. should have bought and air mattress.good that it's pet friendly and pool and hot tub area is nice. won't stay there again unless it's the last choice because of the bed.

    3
    « Too Expensive for What You Get »

    Pros: bed was comfortable. Room was clean with plenty of towels provided. Overhead lights were nice and bright. Front desk staff was friendly with good knowledge of the park and eating places. Cons: No hair dryer provided in room. Asked for one at front desk, but none were available. Booked my room over a month in advance and was given an AARP rate of $188.00 I was in the lobby when a call came in asking for an available room, and the caller was given a non-AARP rate of $169.00 ( guess my early reservation meant nothing ) Rooms are expensive due to proximity to Yosemite NP. No elevator to upstairs rooms. If you stay downstairs you can park right outside your door, but have to endure rowdy kids running all night above you. Air conditioner was loud and difficult to control. TV was hard to understand and operate. It was Direct TV, but had mostly PPV channels, infomercial channels, and Spanish speaking channels. Also, the fridge was turned completely off when I arrived. I did not realize this until the next morning when I tried to drink my spoiled chocolate milk. Who turns the fridge completely off. At least leave it on low. In summary, way too expensive for all the inconveniences.

    4
    « Decent Motel for going to Yosemite »

    Mariposa is the closest town to one of the entrances to Yosemite. So if you are not staying in the park you will probably enjoy staying in Mariposa. The town is cute and you can walk around to the different shops and restaurants. This Best Western was a good choice to stay at. You can tell that the hotel is older but it did the job after being tired from all day in Yosemite.

    4
    « Close to Yosemite, has a great Breakfast »

    within 45 mins to Yosemite NP. The rooms were large the breakfast was great variety and very good. The little town of Mariposa was quaint, like an old west town. There is a pool also. The price seemed high but everything was full closer to the park.

    5
    « Customer Service »

    I would like to give ????????to Lisa & Ashley. They provided great customer service in the breakfast room.. You don't see employees greeting everyone or asking do anyone need anything it was refreshing to see that! Thank You. It's a great place to stay The drive from Yosemite is about 45mins to 1 hr to main gate...

  • 4
    « I don't understand : Title of review. »

    I travel with my dog. The Hotel had a good and clean dog room. Easy excess to a walking path with my dog.It runs the length of the downtown Main Street Mariposa could use more dog friendly restaurants.

    4
    « Pretty decent »

    Nothing too spectacular, but a comfortable stay. The room was quiet even on the street side. The pool was clean and the hot tub was wonderfully warm. Breakfast was good. Typical hot food was better than your regular continental breakfast. The staff in the breakfast area was super nice. It's a pretty easy drive to Yosemite, but it is 45 to 60 minutes from the hotel to the park gate. We would certainly stay there again.

    4
    « Pleasant stay in an historic town »

    The historic downtown shops and restaurants are a short walk away. Our room, on the second floor at the rear, was quiet. Bed was comfortable and we got a good night's sleep. Desk had outlets for charging. The room and bathroom were clean. Staff at front desk were exceptionally friendly. Breakfast room was large and had a decent assortment of hot and cold food. Scrambled eggs were real. Room had a fridge and microwave. We would stay again.

    3
    « Aging hotel with some nice room renovations »

    Nice pool and hot tub, great breakfast. Rooms were updated, but you could still see a lot of the old, for instance the doors are old, with gaps, dents, the A/C looks like the original, etc. The bathroom door looked like they just painted it white. The bathrooms are very nice with newer tile throughout. The exterior could use some updating, or at least new paint. The TV system was kind of odd. Worked, but not very many channels and hard to figure out. There were some troublemaker young adults one night that hooted and hollered for quite a while in the middle of the night. No respect for others. And no one in the lobby came out to do anything about it. If I wasn't so tired, I may have called the lobby, but didn't feel like getting out of bed.

    4
    « Older Hotel but Great Staff »

    The hotel is age worn but very adequate. Our door didn't seal tight and we had to wedge a suitcase on the door to keep the light out. All this being said, the staff here is great. Claire, at the front desk, is quite nice and made a recommendation for supper that was stellar. Lisa and her daughter run the breakfast area and they are wonderful and efficient.

    5
    « Great hotel and location »

    The hotel is located at the start of the quaint town and alongside a park. Enjoyed going through the shops and strolling the park. There is a beautiful memorial for 9/11 in the park. Although we did not travel to Yosemite this trip, it is conveniently located for those that wish to make the trip

    4
    « Average room, excellent breakfast »

    If you can't or don't want to stay in Yosemite, Mariposa is convenient and this hotel is pretty good. We enjoyed our stay in a third floor room on the back, away from noise. Walking distance from an interesting local bar for a nightcap. According to the local paper, town leaders are considering ways to attract and entertain Yosemite visitors. Rooms and hotel are fine - about average, fridge included - and the buffet breakfast is a cut above.

    4
    « Excellent location and attentive staff »

    Stayed here for three nights while visiting Yosemite National Park. The front desk staff was very helpful in securing information regarding the park and other local items of interest such as restaurants. The rooms had been recently redecorated and were very comfortable. The food in the breakfast area although modest in terms of selection was good and plentiful.The only downside to this location is that it requires a 45 minute drive through beautiful mountainous areas to the nearest gate to enter Yosemite National Park. Coming from this direction you will encounter a brief delay in entering the park due to a road that is only open one lane at a time due to a rockslide some eight years ago. We were told that steps are underway to begin making the necessary road improvements to eliminate this bottleneck but as to a timeline for completion, no date has been set. The town of Mariposa is charming and there are a few reasonably good choices for eating, although the sidewalks tend to roll up early in the evening.

    4
    « Not too far to Yosemite »

    We had a room on the back side on the lower level &it was quiet. The room was fairly large with 2 queen beds, a desk, desk chair, a lounge chair, refrigerator, microwave, 1 luggage rack & nice carpeting. Unfortunately, it did not have a Gideon Bible which I look forward to reading. Also there were way too many pay TV stations. The full breakfast was very good.

    3
    « Best Western »

    The hotel decor was nice and staff were excellent. However, the amenities were low qualtiy. There was a drawer that wouldn't stay closed and it was right in the middle of your main walk area in the room. The toilet handle had to be held down when you flushed it. Very time consuming!

  • 4
    « Close to Yosemite »

    We arrive early and no room is ready, but reception helps us choose the best that's still available?In the back and near the pool and breakfast area. And they give us advice on local restaurants and a discount coupon. When we get to the room, it's nice and large, if blandly decorated. Plenty of parking is available. Breakfast is pretty good and it's included in the price of the room.

    3
    « Well Decorated Remodeled Room »

    We stayed here during a recent out west trip after a day trip to Yosemite. This hotel is about an hour or so from Yosemite. The room was well appointed, and had been recently remodeled/ redecorated. The room was an average size, but the bathroom was very small. This hotel was completely booked on the night that we stayed and quite loud. We had a first floor room which was convenient for loading/unloading, but very loud. We could hear the toilets flush and the microwave ding from upstairs and next to us, so we didn't get much rest. The rooms have outside doors, so you also hear it each time a neighbor enters/exits. There are no elevators, but if I had it to do over again, I would definitely ask for a top floor room to eliminate some of the noise. The breakfast area was very crowded as well, with not much to offer by 8. It appeared to be understaffed. I think if they had more people working that morning it would have been better. The bed was comfortable though, and the room was clean.

    3
    « Friendly, cheap, "centrally located" in Mariposa (& about 40 mi. from Yosemite Nat'l Park). »

    We chose to stay 3 nights at Best Western in Mariposa because it was affordable, whereas hotels closer to Yosemite NP are far more expensive. This meant we had a 30-40 mile commute back & forth to the NP but it was pretty scenery, so we didn't mind too much, except the first night when we were already pretty tired from traveling to YNP from Grass Valley & our 1st afternoon of excited & gawking drive-bys through Yosemite's main drag. The Best Western staff were very friendly & helpful; however, we couldn't connect to tv or wifi those nights, due to technical difficulties that I didn't understand. The free breakfast was fairly typical. The hotel was pretty booked up & with lots of international travelers, who like us probably were trying to stretch their USDs.

    5
    « Best Western »

    Room very comfortable and only let down was the awful breakfast. Even though there is a junction outside the Motel you couldn't hear it at all. A good sized room that was clean and tidy. Cannot fault the room.

    3
    « Convenient (fairly) for Yosemite »

    The hotel is fine - a clean large bedroom. The washing area with the basin is open to the bedroom, with the toilet and shower closed off. Many reviewers seem to think the breakfast was good, we thought it rather poor. Very little choice - in the cooked section only rather tasteless mass produced scrambled egg with sausage, no option for fried egg or omelette, no bacon. I am not sure what the plus in the title means. We felt at about $220 a night for a double room it was very expensive even given that it caters for Yosemite visitors. On the plus side, Mariposa is an attractive former gold mining town with a quaint museum, the oldest operating court house in California and some good restaurants. It is a good hour drive to the entrance to Yosemite park but it is a pleasant drive partly along the Merced river.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel and Location »

    Excellent hotel and value for money. Rooms were clean and tidy. There was a microwave in our room which came in very handy. Breakfast was excellent and the hotel is in such a good location for travelling to Yosemite.

    2
    « Don't stay in this dirty place »

    Bed had no box springs matters was on a wood box. The sheets were old and felt dirty. The blanket had a hole in it. The rug was just really dirty and had big stains on it. This place cost me almost $500.00 for two nights. Please do not stay in this place you will be very disappointed.

    4
    « nice hotel for visiting Yosemite »

    Nice adequate hotel for staying near Yosemite. Rooms have mini fridge and mini-coffee maker which was a plus and must have for us. Very nice breakfast included, nice breakfast room. About an hour plus drive to Yosemite Village on twisty, twisty CA-140. Pricey, but given the proximity to the park and lack of other options drives the price.

    4
    « You should definitely stay here! »

    Very pleasurable stay! Stayed just as an easy access to Yosemite and indeed it was. It's very expensive staying within Yosemite in the lodges and here for a lesser price you get a comfortable hotel experience despite them calling it a motel.

    4
    « Good Room, Nice People, a Bit of a Drive to Yosemite »

    The room was clean, nicely decorated, and had comfortable beds and pillows. It was quiet with the exception of the refrigerator which was slightly audible, but not bad (I couldn't hear it, but my wife noticed it). The room might be considered a bit overpriced, but for the Yosemite area it is reasonable. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The free breakfast is not going to win any Michelin stars, but is very good for what it is - coffee, pastries, toast, waffles, eggs, sausage, cereal, and the like. The lady who was in charge of the breakfast has a delightfully outgoing personality and works hard to please her guests. Mariposa is a wonderfully friendly and charming town with a couple of interesting museums and several good restaurants (we liked the 1850 Restaurant enough to eat there twice). It will, however, take you 45 minutes to an hour to drive into Yosemite. Overall, my wife and I liked the motel very much and would gladly stay there again.

  • 3
    « Convienient to get to Yosemite Park »

    The hotel is convenient to get to Yosemite Park. The breakfast is the same as other hotels with the same items but it is good. There is no indoor pool. The beds are hard and the shower head does not have any pressure. The staff is OK but not always "on the ball."

    3
    « OK hotel »

    Disappointing to have a limited number of free to air TV channels to choose from (7?) The rest were pay to view especially considering the price we paid to stay here. All the usual brochures and TV instructions are apparently hidden in a drawer unlike every other BW Hotel I have stayed in.

    5
    « It's a 10 »

    Very friendly and helpful staff, even when we checked in at 12:30 AM! Our room was sparkling clean and comfortable. Convenient parking. And it's in a terrific location, easy to walk all over Mariposa which is a very interesting little town.

    5
    « Convenient, Clean, and Recommended »

    I would recommend this property to people interested in visiting Yosemite National Park. This property is in a small town outside the main entrance to the park and it takes approx. 1 hr to drive into/out of the park. Considering the cost of lodging inside the park this property is a great deal and it does include breakfast as well as updated/clean rooms. We were very pleased with the hotel staff friendliness and the check in/check out process was easy. I would recommend booking a reservation at this property in advance because of it's popularity for Yosemite. We booked in advance and the two night's we stayed there was no vacancy.

    5
    « Good Value in a nice Yosemite gateway town »

    This Best Western is situated in the wonderful little town of Mariposa, which is an hour and a half drive from Yosemite's El Portal gate. The drive into the park along the Merced River is beautiful. The town itself has two interesting museums and good restaurants and shopping. The Yosemite Way Station Motel is right on a pathway along a little waterway--lots of birds to enjoy just outside your room.

    4
    « GOOD CHOICE & HANDY LOCATION »

    Stayed overnight on our way into Yosemite and it was a good choice. Location was very good and it was an easy walk to downtown and restaurants. Check-in went well and they provided us with a list of nearby restaurants they recommended. Had a ground floor room, which was nice. Room was average but comfortable and clean. Breakfast was decent and plentiful. Overall, a good stay.

    2
    « Caution: Service Dog Issues, Overpriced, Angry Late Breakfast scene »

    First the good news, Mariposa is a delightful little town within walking distance of this hotel. The hotel is fine and potentially could be a four star location except for some serious issues. First it is overpriced for a Best Western by about 50%. They seem to be charging a premium for proximity to Yosemite. Secondly, an officious fellow at the front desk insisted he did not need to accommodate: our service dog unless there was a dog friendly room available. Fortunately, the lady at the desk reminded his that indeed there was one last dog-friendly room available and that he was wrong in his interpretation of the service dog rule. Finally, they had an angry group of travelers waiting for breakfast at the announced start time of 6:30 am with the doors not opening and breakfast not being served until 6:45 am. If ever in Mariposa again, would likely try one of the other hotels rated higher than this one.

    4
    « Comfy hotel in a cute little town. »

    The Best Western in Mariposa is on the edge of the quaint little downtown, next to the creek and the community walking trail. Three stories, but if you park in the back, you'll only have to go up two staircases to get to the third floor. We were given a large, free-standing room on the upper floor, with a big sofa, desk, fridge, and microwave, and a very comfortable bed. Some noise from the truck traffic on the highway that goes right through town. The front desk clerk couldn't have been nicer or more helpful when we checked in. Standard buffet breakfast in a good-sized breakfast room. Rather pricey, but excellent location for exploring Yosemite.

    3
    « Clean hotel in cute little town. »

    Typical Best Western, though it was more expensive than comparable hotels in the area. Friendly staff, nice full breakfast in a roomy area. The room was clean and comfortable. "Downtown" Mariposa was easily walkable, and is a nice little town. No elevators, but all rooms have outside entrance and most are easily accessible.

    4
    « Pet Friendly! »

    This is a nice place with lovely adjoining trail for your four-legged family members. We enjoyed the surroundings immensely as a base camp for our excursion to Yosemite. Mariposa is a quaint town and we enjoyed our stay at the Best Western Plus Yosemite!

  • 4
    « Yosemite trip »

    Very nice hotel in a little quaint town about 30 miles from the park entrance. Rooms are well equipped and modern. Outside doors to rooms. Breakfast room was very large and attractive, but scrambled eggs were over-cooked.

    5
    « Everything was as expected »

    Stayed in Mariposa the night before heading into Yosemite National Park. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was as advertised. Everything was clean and serviceable. The complimentary breakfast was just what we needed before heading out for a long day. I would stay here again.

    3
    « Best Western PLUS Yosemite Mariposa »

    Overpriced for room quality and amenities provided at this property. Property is 40 minutes from Yosemite Park, so my assessment is the price again is too high. Complimentary breakfast is pretty good with the exception eggs are made from mix,.., hot tub is very tiny, prohibits comfortable use with more than two people in spa. No work out facility on property. television is dated, needs to be upgraded, as well as bed matresses.

    4
    « Reliable, Overall a Perfect Hotel »

    we liked the hotel..Hotel was good ,reliable and safe, you will get all required amenities which you need. service is good, overall experience is good...breakfast is good, staff is helping..everything is good.

    4
    « Great Getaway »

    Very nicely and conveniently lodging located in the vicinity of Yosemite at about 45 min. from the park. Very comfortable rooms with fine amenities and hot breakfast. It's a real treat to be in this historic Mariposa community with a range of eateries closeby. You'll enjoy it. A real Plus.

    5
    « Amazing Staff »

    They are helpful and honest. Good people work at this hotel. Let me elaborate. We were visiting Yosemite during off-season, so we didn't book a hotel for a Tuesday night. My travel companion felt under the weather, and I had mentioned that while checking in. Bob was so helpful and professional during check-in. Then, he pulls out a town map and gives me directions to a pharmacy. Then highlighted where the restaurants were located in town. Bob booked us in a room very close to the breakfast room, so it wasn't be a burden on my travel companion. He went above and beyond and made such a good impression on me. The room had been updated. The beds were very comfortable. I slept very well at this hotel. The linens were in good condition. The breakfast satisfactory. I had hung up our jackets in the closet to dry after getting caught in light rain earlier that day. I completely forgot them. And I didn't realize it until 6 o'clock that night. We were in Oakhurst that night. But Mariposa is only a half hour drive. I called this hotel to see if our jackets were found. The polite lady at the front desk immediately checked and confirmed that they had been turned in. The maid's name was Gladys. We went on a really pretty drive to Mariposa and picked up our jackets. So, thank you Gladys for turning in our jackets. The kindness of the staff here really made an impression on me. And I believe if you are treated above and beyond the norm, you should tell others.

    4
    « Good location »

    The Motel is a good place to stay if visiting Yosemite, and is also well-positioned in the lovely town of Mariposa. The room was clean and all that was needed for one night's stay. Although I was on my own on this holiday, I liked that there were two stands for suitcases, as finding room to put two if needed, is often difficult. There are lots of really interesting little shops in the town, old buildings, and many places to eat. From my room I could hear frogs in a nearby stream, which was rather nice! I would have to describe breakfast as "ok", I expect more fruit these days, but at least there was breakfast at the hotel and it was nice not to have to go out to find somewhere to eat early in the morning.

    3
    « Good Room and Location, Mediocre Breakfast »

    The room was clean, free wifi signal strong, comfortable bed, good bathroom plumbing. It is a short walk to a couple of restaurants. The breakfast was really below par-no real butter, no green tea, no cream cheese, no whole milk, below average breads and bagels. If you don't care about the breakfast, it works.

    4
    « Great service »

    Clean room for good price. And no bed bugs. The staff was very helpful and accommodating to our needs. They pointed out a good restaurant that was close. The town was full of cute shops, that kept my wife entertained. Close to Yosemite park. About a hour drive to Yosemite gates and wonders.

    1
    « "Not Recommended" »

    Well all I can say is that our room had bed bugs, check out my pictures, luckily we find out right away my husband and me woke up my kids right away and went to the front desk the lady sound like they have that problem all the time, I had to ask her to switch our room, we stay there for 3 nights and for the price we pay I was expecting something better, the only pleasant person was Lisa that works at the breakfast area, overall not a good experience staying in this hotel. But the town Mariposa is lovely. Yosemite is about 45 minutes to 1 hour from Mariposa.

  • 3
    « Nice, but the beds are way too hard. »

    We had trouble sleeping here because the beds were so hard. This is a cute property adjacent to a nice park and creek. It's a great, quiet place to walk. It's about a two block walk to historic Mariposa with all the little shops and restaurants. Good internet access and lots of TV channels. Breakfast was fine with eggs, bacon and standard continental items. I thought it was a little pricey, especially with the $20 dog fee. I would have given a higher rating if I had been able to sleep.

    4
    « Yosemite Trip »

    Tried to stay in Yosemite but because it was booked we drove out to Mariposa. Have been here before and stayed at another motel downtown. After staying here would not do that again. We actually got the last room in Mariposa. Stayed on second floor with parking on back of Building so we did not have to walk up stairs. Room comfortable and quiet. Shower was excellent. Would definitely come to stay here again. Go to the museum.

    4
    « Great place to stop in Mariposa »

    The owners and staff made sure I had a pleasant stay and bent over backwards to book me another night when i needed to extend. The room was clean, comfortable, and in spite of facing a side to the road, it was quiet. The complementary breakfast was plentiful and presented by a happy and welcoming staff. Everything met my expectations and I intend to return next year.

    3
    « Good alternative to staying in the park. »

    We stayed in the town of Mariposa for two nights for the purpose of spending a full day at Yosemite. The park is about a 45 minute drive away. Lodging in the park is more expensive, and staying in National Parks can be crowded and somewhat "iffy". This Best Western is an older facility, but appears to have been renovated. The hallways are exterior, and there are no elevators. We stayed on the third floor (our choice), and had to carry our luggage up several steps. I prefer this for security. Our room seemed clean, but was dark. I cannot compare it to other hotels in the area. At all times, the staff seemed very friendly and helpful. Upon check in, we were given information about the park, as well as helpful pointers. The breakfast was adequate and plentiful. On Sunday, the room was very over crowded; On Monday, it was comfortable. The staff there was SO pleasant! The town of Mariposa is so quaint. If you have the time, walk down Main Street and visit the cute shops. Everyone is so friendly!

    5
    « Beautiful stay, all around. »

    Such a great setting, right at the start of town. The whole family loved this trip, and we'll be back this summer with friends! Food, shopping, and prices are all great! Yosemite Zip lines are a must, as well as Hammer Stryke!

    4
    « Good choice on the way to YNP »

    We enjoyed our stay at this Best Western. It was a pleasant drive from the Bay Area, and we had a chance to relax and refresh before heading in the next morning for a very full day. The check-in was efficient, in spite of quite a few guests arriving all at once. Our room was very clean, quiet and updated, and my request for an upper floor was available on the back side of the building. Quite a spacious room, including a sofa, refrigerator, and microwave. The stairs are a bit narrow, especially when lugging bags, so keep this in mind. We were given a recommendation for dinner in town, which turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. The tv was nice and new, but a little quirky to operate. I'm not familiar with Dish Network, so that might have entered into it. The wi-fi worked just fine. Breakfast was satisfactory. Waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, cereal, fresh fruit. I was amazed at how well-run it was. The woman in charge was busy cleaning and refilling, and smiling while she worked. I have to acknowledge the British woman who checked us out. She was very helpful and generous with her attention in ensuring we had a great experience at Yosemite.I would definitely return to stay here again.

    3
    « Perfect location for Yosemite »

    This hotel was perfect for an overnight stay prior to our journey to Yosemite National Park. The hotel room was extremely spacious and the staff at reception were very helpful and friendly. The room was fully air-conditioned and the bathroom had all the necessary amenities. Breakfast was buffet style and was sufficient for us. The town of Mariposa itself is lovely. A proper little cowboy type town.

    3
    « Good motel »

    One hour drive from Yosemite National Oark, this hotel can help you if you do not want to pay at least 300 $ in the park or if all is full I payed 116$ for 2 adults 3 children the rollaway must be great as it cost in itself 20$ Staff very very average Freebie breakfast Mariposa is small

    4
    « A great Best Western located just outside of Yosemite »

    This hotel is special mainly due their wonderful staff. Whether we were asking questions at the front desk or eating in the breakfast room, we really enjoyed the people who work there. There were two outstanding employees working in the breakfast buffet area--Lisa and Amy. They were very friendly, helpful and had a great sense of humor. The only negative was that there was a lot of construction going on right outside our room. The room was clean and comfortable.

    5
    « Great Hotel with Great Managers »

    The Manager/Owners of this hotel were amazing. They provided us with a wealth of information about Yosemite National Park which we were staying in the area to visit including all the weather and road conditions. They really went out of their way to make sure we got the most out of our visit and enjoyed our stay. The hotel is well equipped, clean and very good value for money. It is only a short drive from Yosemite National Park is much better value than staying inside the park itself.

  • 4
    « Good hotel for Yosemite Travel »

    If you didn't reserve lodges in yosemite NP, choose this hotel. Nice breakfirst, spacious parking, calm environement.. Especially, this is much satisfactory for familiy. One problem is little bit small bed.

    4
    « expensiv but not far away from yosemite »

    hotel is good to say only overnight. we spend most of the time in yellowstone an came back to the Hotel only to sleep. rooms ok, service as well ok, friendly staff. 45 min by car to yosemite entry. tj.

    5
    « Even Better »

    My wife and I had stayed here several times, but had missed a few years. There've been some changes made. Parts of the meeting/breakfast building are now an exercise room and a coin laundry, which was handy for drying our hoodie jackets on a wet weekend. Our room was excellent.

    5
    « Comfortable »

    Nice hotel in a small town at the gateway to Yosemite National Park. It is an older motel but nicely kept and remodeled with tile in the bathrooms. Breakfast room was roomy and spacious with plenty of tables. Hot breakfast was good.

    4
    « All New & Fresh...Close to Yosemite Entrance. »

    This is a very nice Best Western Plus / Motel. Clean & quite. We would stay there again. Staff nice & friendly. Very helpful, both by phone and upon arrival. But we did not get the rate our reservation was quoted at... I think they failed to give the AAA discount. We did not have our printed copy with us. I did not ask for a refund after returning home. We also received a surprise of a 'goodie bag ' from TripAdvisor!! With waters, candies, shampoo and body bath items. Nice touch! The motel is clean, new paint, carpets and drapes. Close enough to the town area to walk, for shopping or dinner. The breakfast & coffee offered could use improvement. We will be back. ?

    4
    « Mariposa »

    The hotel was very comfy. The staff was very sweet and friendly. The continental breakfast was great. The hotel is walking distance to an excellent pizza place. Overall stay was Excellent! The drive is not too far to Yosemite.

    4
    « Remodeled rooms with awesome service »

    This hotel was built in the 50's however, this is fully remodeled. Rooms are great as you would expect from any newer Best Western hotels. The service with a smile both at the reservation desk and in the breakfast room.The room comes with an awesome breakfast. Egg, sausage, waffle along with pastries and other goodies. This hotel is located right on downtown Mariposa on the way to Yosemite. You can walk to restaurants and unique stores. Don't forget to visit Mariposa museum. It is great for kids. Drive to Yosemite is about 45 minutes on highway 140. I would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Very Good »

    If you planning to go to Yosemite and still looking for some comforts in a small town, then Best Western it is. Mariposa is a very small town with decent amenities about 43 miles from Yosemite west entrance on Highway 140. The hotel is well lit and conveniently located on highway 140. Just across the road you have shops and up the street pizzerias, restaurants, etc. At Best Western, we got what they said we will get on their website.Wifi is a very plus factor as there is no mobile service is that entire area. Breakfast is another very plus point. Rooms are very neat and spacious. We were traveling with our toddler with special dietary restrictions, so the microwave and refrigerator were very useful to store and heat home brought food.

    4
    « Great place to stay if not staying in Yosemite »

    Nice overnight stop on our way yo Yosemite. The town has good choices for dining and libations. Room was as expected for a Best Western Plus. The only downfall was the door was not square in the jamb, so cold air came in under the door. Other than that, nice and roomy. We had the single king. Breakfast was as expected. Only issues, no newspaper, and no peanut butter. They had the make to order waffles, and I like PB on my waffles. It has as short a drive as you will find to Yosemite Valley without staying in the valley.

    4
    « Good, solid motel »

    Clean and tidy, no real issues with it. Check in was fine and quick, plenty of parking and close to the centre of town. Breakfast was ok although a bit busy being peak season. Pleasant for a couple of nights/

  • 5
    « Good Place to Stay in Mariposa »

    Stayed here on a motorcycle tour through the area this weekend. Very nice hotel, one block walk along the creek to downtown Mariposa. Modern decor, clean and friendly staff. Definitely a great place to stay in Mariposa and the price was reasonable.

    4
    « I would stay there again. »

    Beds were comfortable, location was quiet, rooms were clean, and it was in a good location. We stayed there on our way into Yosemite Park. The breakfast was okay not great. For dinner we had a wonderful meal at Charles Street Place and for lunch before we left we ate at Happy Burger Diner. Great food, big servings, but don't be in a rush when you go there.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    Very nice place to stay. Easy access to all eateries in town and direct shot into the park on Hwy 140... Hotel has all the amenities one could need and the staff is very friendly. Would highly recommend this hotel to folks coming into the area...

    5
    « Great Management »

    I booked 10 rooms for a college field trip. I couldn't have been more pleased with the service we were provided. The owners/managers/staff were friendly and very accommodating. Rooms were spacious for that area of the world. Rooms were very clean and breakfast was the usual food, but warm and plentiful. These folks care about people, not just the business side. I have stayed in many motels in that area and I will never stay any place again but this Best Western for business or pleasure.

    5
    « Great hotel to visit Yosemite »

    Room is spacious and clean. Beds and pillows are really confortable making a good sleeping experience. Breakfast was good for the price range, fresh made waffles, eggs and sausage, juice, tea, coffe, cereals, cakes and fresh fruit. It has a decent wifi connection swimming pool and hot jacuzzi.

    4
    « Nicely located Hotel on way to or from Yosemite. »

    Coming through Yosemite at sunset and heading out on Highway 140 I knew I wanted to stay in this little town since I had a long way to go and needed a break. Its located on the outer edge of town and they have a nice little downtown area not too far. The staff was super friendly and such a pleasure to talk to upon arriving here after a rather long day. I got a room around back it was upstairs and it was nice a quiet and I felt safe traveling alone. The rooms were very nice, spacious, and had everything I needed including a blowdryer. The breakfast area was near my room as well and they had a very pleasant staff working in there too and just made a wonderful start to the day. I ended up going back into town to do a little shopping after breakfast. I would recommend this hotel to anyone coming through the area come or going to Yosemite it is a good pitstop and or home base.

    3
    « Ouch! »

    Not a bad room, clean and cozy but the bed was so hard I had to go try to sleep on the sofa early in the night. Breakfast is included and it is typical freebie hotel breakfast, not good but just ok. I have had a tough time with Best western.. Inconsistent quality and so have started looking at other choices.

    5
    « Nice stay »

    Mariposa is a beautiful town and about an hour away from Yosemite. This hotel was clean, check in and out a breeze. Ate at the Sugar Pine restaurant down the street- best pancakes ever! Nice place and nice people

    5
    « Location and Staff »

    The rooms were nice and clean, Staff was GREAT and real friendly. Location was fabulous, walking distance to the down town area. The beds where a little firm for my liking but overall it was decent. We felt safe in the area, well lit. I would stay again.

    4
    « Really nice stay »

    Stayed 2 nights during visit to Yosemite. Great price for 2 queens with AAA rate. Our room was clean and comfortable, couldn't have asked for much more. Staff was cordial too. Even the wifi was decent enough to look up park info, etc. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • 5
    « Stay at Best Westin »

    Hotel room was neat, spacious and clean. The breakfast was really good. I dint expect such a decent hotel at this remote location. I would really recommend this hotel for a decent budget stay for people who are planning to Yosemite.

    4
    « Great place to stay for Yosemite »

    Although Yosemite NP is approx an hour away, this hotel is in a nice little town of Mariposa which offers several dining options. The hotel is nice and clean, the hotel staff is accomodating. I will definitely recommend this place.

    3
    « Served its purpose »

    Family overnighter sight seeing in YNP. First time staying in Mariposa. Pluses: Cost party of 4 under $130 x2 beds (off season) w\\AAA discount (CAUTION: upon reserving for more than 2 people they charge at a rate of $10 for 12yrs+ to the room) easy to find, right off the 140 highway entering Mariposa. Quick check-in with small town hospitality upon arrival, Room 214 was facing the highway but it's OFF SEASON so we had no traffic noise. We felt safe. Warm feel to the room, good water pressure in the shower, comfy bed, free parking, cable & WiFi, good location for family travel as it is close to all your travel needs. To work on: the Buffet is located in the back annex so be prepared to walk. Business center was down and the hostesses couldn't get it to work so I wasnt able to print the YARTS schedule. Lack of toiletries in the room IE...we needed q-tips & lotion, they had it but we had to go get it in the main lobby. No slip guards on the concrete steps and 28° the morning we were here, good morning if your not careful! The room served its purpose but was nothing special.

    5
    « Excellent sleep after a long day »

    Having spent Twelve hours flying from Australia and five hours driving from LA, we really need a quiet motel for a long nights sleep. Going to bed about 7:00pm, we heard nothing until we woke at 7:00, but even then there was no outside noise to disturb us. Checking in we were given the option of a rear or front room and selected the front, and we're very happy with the total absence of noise. The beds were most comfortable and the heating not noisy enough to keep us awake. With a usual large Best Western room we couldn't have been happier with the room. The included breakfast had a selection of scrambled eggs ( a bit too cool) and sausages, as well as superb waffles, cereal, selection of Danish, fresh fruit and coffee and cold drinks. All in all an excellent included breakfast. The free wifi was fast.

    5
    « Nice Place »

    We stayed over the Thanksgiving weekend. Nice, comfortable, clean, friendly staff. We were given a room in the back and it was quiet. Free breakfast: industrial scramble eggs, sausages, make your own waffles, cold cereals, danishes, muffins n'toast. i.e. the usual stuff you'll expect for a free hot breakfast. Would come back on our next trip to Yosemite.

    1
    « Just not good enough »

    I can not recommend to stay in this place. It has just too many issues. First: the bath room floor had a crack. This is very dangerous specially when you travel with a small kid. We told this to the reception on the next morning. They only taped the crack and did not offer us a different room. Second: the breakfast selection is just not enough. No proper butter, no bagels, no cheese, and so on. Even the friendly breakfast manager lady could not save this. Third: the pool is a joke. Small, old and not welcoming. It seems like they put water in a small whole to be able to put "pool" on the hotel description. Four: Housekeeping knocked and opened the door early in the morning and woke up the baby (despite do not disturb sign). Five: Room was booked and paid for two nights but room keys were set for one night only. Bringing it to the point: when you spend 200 dollars for your room you expect more for your money. The hotel management needs to invest more in the hotel!

    4
    « Convenient and comfortable »

    large rooms, comfy beds, plenty of space for luggage. Clean rooms. Very friendly staff who were happy to share restaurant recommendations, maps and ideas for places to visit. Breakfast was ok - avoid busy times. outdoor pool and Jacuzzi was highly appreciated after a day walking in the forest. An easy place to find and explore Yosemite from.

    4
    « Convenient and easy to find »

    Mariposa is a small town. This Motel is so convenient for anywhere you are planning to go around Yosemite. It is right on the main road and we asked to be off the street. She found a room in the back of the motel and it was both clean and comfortable. Nice beds and towels. I'm super sensitive to cigarette smoke and our room was really a non-smoking room. They have an "express breakfast" which was OK. I opted for one of the small restaurants. If I come back I would stay here again.

    3
    « Good value Best Western close to Yosemite park. »

    This Best Western close to Yosemite National Park provide rooms with are clean and good size with comfortable beds. Nice outdoor pool. Good breakfast. Would recommend getting a room in the back as the front is facing the road and is quite noisy. Check in check out efficient and pleasant. Would check in again in this hotel if I go back to Mariposa/Yosemite.

    5
    « Completely Satisfied »

    I felt really hopeful about this hotel after having such a pleasant encounter with Claire at the front desk. She was so personable and patient with all of our questions about Yosemite. You would think she would be sick of all of us by now! But no, a real trooper. Our room was perfectly fine. Couldn't hear the traffic on the road, the air conditioner noise was minimal, the furnishings on the new side and immaculate bathroom. Carpet a little spotted in our pet room but our dog didn't seem to mind. Didn't try the breakfast there as we kept accidentally on purpose finding our way to Jantz Bakery every morning!

  • 3
    « Nice hotel in a good location when visiting Yosemite »

    Given the expensive hotels in Yosemite, this BW offers great value and comfortable clean rooms. The washing facilities were helpful and the pool was clean. However, despite having talked to two nice and helpful receptionists earlier in the day, the afternoon lady was rude and unhelpful. With 11 rooms booked, we were told that some wouldn't be ready until 4pm instead of 3pm. Doesn't sound much but when you have people who have driven a long way and are tired, they are keen to get washed and rest. Breakfast was mediocre.

    5
    « Our favorite motel in Mariposa, Ca »

    We've stayed in this motel about twenty times in the last thirty years, and it is constantly being improved. The staff is helpful and friendly and reccommended two excellent restaurants in town plus a car show nearby. The motel is pet-friendly and provides a free doggy gift upon arrival. The continental breakfast was fine, with the standard sticky wafflemaker no big deal. We will return the next time we're in town.

    4
    « Cant fault it »

    We stayed here for 3 nights in September as we'd had trouble finding somewhere in Yosemite that wasn't remote and you could actually leave your hotel at night and go somewhere other than their restaurant/bar. We chose Mariposa as was a lovely looking place just 30 miles from Yosemite's east gate. The room was fine (I think we were in room 5 downstairs at the front and we could park the car right outside). The room was a decent size and clean. We didn't experience any traffic noise even though we were at the front of the hotel near the main road. The breakfast was good and we only had to walk 2 minutes into town where we met friendly locals and tourists alike and ate in some really good restaurants.

    4
    « Best Choice of the Closest BW to Yosemite »

    We stayed at Best Westerns in Mariposa and Oakhurst. This is far better and a bit closer to Yosemite Valley. Good staff overall. Breakfast is good and what you expect. There where a number of construction workers staying at the hotel in the rooms around us. Unfortunately they acted like typical construction workers sitting outside their rooms on the walkway drinking and cursing endlessly. They carried on quite late. Minus this experience this would have been a great stay.

    5
    « Yosemite Trip »

    My experience at this location was excellant, I've always been treated very well at any Bester Western that I have stayed at. If I travel I always seek out a Best Western!! Thanks!! I always recommend Bester Western to all my friends and family.

    5
    « Great place to stay! »

    This hotel was very clean and the staff was very friendly. Our check in was easy. We very inquisitive about the area and what to do, best place to eat, etc. - the staff was very helpful and seemed to enjoy talking about the wonderful little town of Mariposa. The dining staff, where the free breakfast was served, were fabulous. Lisa, the manager, is over the top fantastic. She was very accommodating. She kept the area clean and inviting. Lisa made our trip one to remember!!

    5
    « The Definition of Going Above and Beyond »

    You couldn't ask for a more wonderful group of people to stay with. Manager Bob helped us to get our rooms coordinated for our large group staying in their hotel. He kept in contact with me from start to finish making sure that my every questions and concern was addressed. The front desk was equally as friendly, even offering us an iron to take off site when ours broke and we were panicking the day before a wedding. Not to mention there were beautiful, quiet rooms to sleep in that are a good size, and well decorated. I loved the dark red accent wall. Plus free breakfast, free wifi that worked perfectly, and hot water with good pressure that didnt turn cold randomly while we showered. This hotel is a wonderful budget hotel with 5 star service from start to finish.

    4
    « Weary travelers in need of a rest »

    Much driving from Sacramento to Sonora for a memorial service. Then on to Yosemite-had to visit Tuolumne Meadows and the Yosemite Valley. We headed out toward Merrced. Came to Mariposa and stopped for dinner kind of late. Too pooped to continue driving we decided to stop at Best Western. Friendly desk clerk offered a reduced rate even before we asked. That was a nice surprise. The room was nice, clean and roomy. The TV worked! We fell asleep and, even though the motel is right on the highway, the road noise was minimal. Would I recommend this motel-in a word-YES!

    3
    « It'll do »

    A very consistent hotel brand name, easy parking, continental breakfast, swimming pool and hot tub. Seemed like the most central and best value for a hotel outside of Yosemite. We received exactly what we bargained for, no surprises at all. There are a variety of hotels and activities close by and Yosemite National Park is about a 45 minute drive in either direction.

    4
    « Road trip »

    Nice BW with newly redone rooms. Separate sink, quiet, great lighting, great bed. Breakfast was adequate, room quite large. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would stay again if in the area. Not sure why it is a BW Plus, still have not figured out how they determine this category. Wifi was okay, not great.

  • 1
    « Profit over human decency »

    Despite the fact that areas of Yosemite were closed due to smoke and National Park Rangers urged people especially asthmatics like my 7 year old son to stay away, I was refused a refund after cancelling 24 hours out. The policy is 48 hours and I understand that but the fact that you couldn't make an exception under these circumstances is unbelievable. Keep in mind this happened the same day we were evacuated from King's Canyon due to smoke/fire. Thanks to Beverly at the Best Western Mariposa I will NEVER EVER stay at another Best Western again. I hope somebody in management at BW reads these reviews and realizes that allowing the "on site Management to make all of the refund decisions" may not be the best idea. I travel extensively and will never even consider BW again, thanks again Beverly.

    5
    « Good stay in a beautiful area »

    This facility was well maintained and had an accommodating staff. The beds were extremely comfortable. My wife who has some issues with her back had absolutely no problem with these beds. We stayed two nights in order to visit Yosemite National Park and its sites. The town is small but offered good restaurants and some fun shopping. The Best Western staff was very helpful in providing directions and directing us to the best places to eat.

    4
    « Nice hotel better than we expecteed »

    My wife booked this hotel, as it was close to Yosemite. I wasn't expecting much from this hotel. When we got into the room I was pleasantly surprised at how clean and modern the room was. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you're looking for some where close to stay to Yosemite that isn't to expensive. Breakfast was also included.

    5
    « Very nice motel, close to Yosemite »

    This was a nice place to stay. The motel is close proximity to Yosemite roughly 45 mile drive in to the park from here. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The ladies that worked in the breakfast room were awesome! Convenient walking distance to places for food and shopping.

    2
    « Very far from Yosemite, dangerous construction in the pool area »

    This is an extremely overpriced hotel, all due to its proximity to Yosemite (though it's actually quite far - a good hour drive to the valley, if you're lucky!) And this shouldn't be a Best Western Plus - this is most definitely not a "Plus" - it's a regular Best Western - not sure how it got its "Plus" designation. Let's talk about the location first -- this is NOT CLOSE TO YOSEMITE. It might look close on a map, but trust me on this, this is NOT an ideal location. However, when you want to visit the parks last-minute without lodging in the valley, this is what you're left with. This is at LEAST an hour away from the park! The rooms were fine - clean, comfy bed, working WiFi, etc. No complaints. The bad part about this place (and what earned it two stars) is the breakfast and the pool. The breakfast is not good. Fake, powdered eggs, slimy sausages -- everything just looked gross. It's also located in a big conference room in a shed out in the back parking lot of the hotel. If you weren't told it was there, it'd be impossible to find. The one positive though was the cheery lady working the breakfast area - what a doll! It's not her fault she has a crummy product to work with. The pool - Oh dear. OH DEAR. Check out my photos. Yes, the pool area was OPEN FOR USE. Despite the piles of 2x4s, exposed nails and TOILETS (look at my photo if you don't believe me) all piled around the pool area and hot tub. How is this safe? Why was this pool area open?!! It's been a few months since our stay, so perhaps they've finished their construction project. Management should take some care and precautions when attempting these projects and close off the areas if they are going to leave cement bricks, old toilets and lumber out in the public areas....especially ones where kids tend to be..

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: All directions. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel is located at the junction of Highway 140 and Highway 49 South. ·From: Highway 99. Take the Yosemite Exit at Merced. Follow Route 140 East to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel at the south end of Mariposa. ·From: Fresno. Take Highway 41 North to Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Follow Highway 49 North to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel at the south end of Mariposa.