Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station

Yosemite National Park, California

Virgin rating

The hotel

Gold Country? Yosemite? Cutesy Mariposa itself? Whatever your excuse for visiting the region, Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station acts as an ‘access all areas’ base. Right on Highway 140, it’s near Mariposa’s dining and shopping, and within two miles of California Mining and Mineral Museum and the History Center’s gold panning, a throwback to the gold rush days. Keep driving and you’ll arrive in Yosemite National Park, just over 30 miles from the hotel, or Sierra National Forest, a little further away. Before you head out each day, fill up with hot breakfast treats, waffles, muffins, and naughty pastries. And, when you get back, you can make the most of the tennis courts, complimentary WiFi and seasonal swimming pool and hot tub.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Near National Park
  • Tennis

Where is it

On Highway 140, near Mariposa’s restaurants and shops. Ideally located for Gold Country experiences like gold panning at the History Center, half-a-mile away, and visiting the California Mining and Mineral Museum, 2 miles away. Yosemite National Park is 32 miles away, Sierra National Forest 37 miles away, and giant Sequoia trees 45 miles away.

Hotel information

77 rooms on 3 floors. All with air-conditioning and heating, TV with satellite/cable channels, WiFi*, telephone (complimentary local calls under 10 minutes), microwave, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, and iron and board. Two Queen Guest Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Breakfast bar (complimentary hot breakfast and pastries). Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal). Hot tub (seasonal). Tennis courts. WiFi. Children's playground close by. Complimentary self-parking available.

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Charged bogus room charges for an already paid for room

Aug 16, 2022 340cheryles Livermore, California

This room had been 100% paid for with my reward points. When I got there I was told I needed to give them my card for “incidental” charges. When we checked out, I was shocked to see that I had been charged $68.10 for my already paid for room. I asked about the charges and was told this for “room tax”. The receipt showed that beside the room tax I… Read more
This room had been 100% paid for with my reward points. When I got there I was told I needed to give them my card for “incidental” charges. When we checked out, I was shocked to see that I had been charged $68.10 for my already paid for room. I asked about the charges and was told this for “room tax”. The receipt showed that beside the room tax I was also charged $30 a night for a “Room Revenue Charge”. No explanation for this bogus charge was given. Later I called the Best Westen Corporate office and was told that indeed the motel should NOT have charge me this. The rep was going to contact the motel and that the motel should contact me in 2 or 3 days and that I should also be getting a refund for these bogus charges. It’s been over 2 days now and no one has contacted me regarding this yet. I’m extremely disappointed. We usually stay at Best Western a minimum of 50 nights a year and we have never been treated like this before. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very pleased

Jul 24, 2022 SurrealDayTripper Woodstock, Georgia

This was the most affordable motel within a decent distance to Yosemite National Park. Honestly, I wish it was a little closer to the park (solid 45 minute drive and then you wait in a line of cars to enter). However, lodging near the park looked sketchy and overpriced. I found this motel clean and the parking right in front my room was very… Read more
This was the most affordable motel within a decent distance to Yosemite National Park. Honestly, I wish it was a little closer to the park (solid 45 minute drive and then you wait in a line of cars to enter). However, lodging near the park looked sketchy and overpriced. I found this motel clean and the parking right in front my room was very convenient. Good breakfast. The staff were friendly. It is very close to the small touristy strip with decent food and a few gold rush era historical markers. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stay here for sure!

Jul 16, 2022 familyof5vacatio2022 San Jose, California

We are a family of five and had not one complaint during our stay here. We requested a rollaway and it came immediately and was one of the updated newer ones with no springs! Room was super clean and updated. Breakfast room is large with good coffee.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay overall!

Jun 27, 2022 Miss408

Located along the fork of highway 140 & 49. Close to shops and restaurants in the heart of Mariposa. About an hour drive away from Yosemite Nat’l Park. Staff were friendly, accommodating, provided great service. Impressively clean from lobby to rooms and bathrooms. Rooms are spacious and have microwave, refrigerator, reliable AC unit, and a smart… Read more
Located along the fork of highway 140 & 49. Close to shops and restaurants in the heart of Mariposa. About an hour drive away from Yosemite Nat’l Park. Staff were friendly, accommodating, provided great service. Impressively clean from lobby to rooms and bathrooms. Rooms are spacious and have microwave, refrigerator, reliable AC unit, and a smart TV. Breakfast included variety choices of juices, coffee, tea, yogurt, milk, bread, muffins, fruits, cereal, eggs, potatoes, sausages, biscuits, gravy, waffles, etc. Ample amount of parking spaces in front and at the back or the building. Didn’t get to use the pool/jacuzzi but other guests seemed to enjoy it. Only used the stairs and didn’t see an elevator so that could be an issue for others if needed. Would recommend! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Location is perfect for Yosemite vacation, good breakfast

Jun 25, 2022 Claudia10229 Dallas, Texas

There aren't many brand names to select from in Mariposa, so we were glad to find Best Western. The room with 1 king size bed with a sofa was large enough for 2 adults. There was a refrigerator/freezer combo which we found very valuable. We stayed here for 3 nights, so being able to refrigerate our sodas and lunches before leaving each morning was… Read more
There aren't many brand names to select from in Mariposa, so we were glad to find Best Western. The room with 1 king size bed with a sofa was large enough for 2 adults. There was a refrigerator/freezer combo which we found very valuable. We stayed here for 3 nights, so being able to refrigerate our sodas and lunches before leaving each morning was valuable. We stopped at the only Subway in town, bought sandwiches for the next hiking day and stored in the refrigerator. There was a small microwave as well. Also there was a Pioneer Market to buy soda, chips and deli department as well. The bathroom was recently updated, shower had marbleized tile and there was a bathtub vs a walk in shower. I liked the fact that the toilet/shower area had a door and then a separate sink area. The bed was comfortable and 4 pillows was plenty. A large TV which we didn't use and the remote was wrapped in a plastic sleeve which seemed helpful if you wanted to open and use. There was a desk area with chair. WiFi worked well enough. A/C worked well. 2 luggage racks were available. The hotel is built on a hill. Parking was free and plenty by each room. The breakfast was near the pool area. Breakfast was wonderful. We have stayed at other hotel brands which offer a "free" breakfast and this BW was one the best due to selection of food. Hot waffles (blueberry and original), scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, fresh hot biscuits. Cold cereal choices, boiled eggs, muffins, bagels, choices for drinks: tea, coffee, OJ, cranberry, hot chocolate. Plus the breakfast staff was outstanding on replacing empty trays and cleaning the eating area. There was a hot tub by the pool area which did feel good after long day of hiking. There was a small exercise room but we didn't use. Read less