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 Attractive Hotel near a park

Jun 14, 2024 lcoxSC Longs, SC

The clerk at check in was very friendly and helpful. We had a room with two queen beds on the back of the hotel. The room was one of the smallest hotel rooms I've ever stayed in. It was clean and attractive though. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was clean. The TV only had three channels but we didn't even realize it until the… Read more
The clerk at check in was very friendly and helpful. We had a room with two queen beds on the back of the hotel. The room was one of the smallest hotel rooms I've ever stayed in. It was clean and attractive though. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was clean. The TV only had three channels but we didn't even realize it until the morning we left because we were out at Yosemite a lot of the time. There is a pretty path next to the hotel that leads to a county park. Also a cute little free library. There are flowers in planters all around the outside of the property. Breakfast was very good and the breakfast staff very attentive. There were real plates instead of paper plates. The breakfast room was full so I asked to share a table with another couple. They were from the UK and we had a nice visit. The pool was being worked on but was put back in service the morning we left. The hotel was not too far from Yosemite and it was a reasonable price for the location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent place to stay

May 26, 2024 brendagW4478ZP London, United Kingdom

Sofa and King size bed were extremely comfortable. Spacious room for luggage. Convenient place to stay for visiting Yosemite
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing in many areas

May 21, 2024 Passenger01708533531 Reno, Nevada

I have stayed here before and the level of service and attention to detail has dropped significantly. Check in was painfully slow. I was told the rooms hadn't been cleaned yet because the cleaning staff was in a meeting. It was after 4pm when the room was finally ready. Clean the rooms before your meeting! The landscaper crew used leaf blowers to… Read more
I have stayed here before and the level of service and attention to detail has dropped significantly. Check in was painfully slow. I was told the rooms hadn't been cleaned yet because the cleaning staff was in a meeting. It was after 4pm when the room was finally ready. Clean the rooms before your meeting! The landscaper crew used leaf blowers to blow the dust and debris from the parking area all over our car leaving it filthy. The neighborhood kids had taken over the pool area. There was nothing or no one to keep them out. The trash bins around the property were overflowing with trash for two days they were not emptied. The room had problems too. The TV service is terrible. Very few channels if you can find them. Impossible to use the remote, bad service, poor reception and terrible picture quality. One of the beds was very lumpy and uncomfortable. The bathtub drain barely worked. The water crept up to your ankles as you showered. The clock had the wrong time. Overall maintenance on the property was lacking. For about $250 a night it was shockingly lacking and a very disappointing experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location for traveling with a dog!

May 20, 2024 rebeccasD1716OG

The motel is in a great spot next to downtown and the best part is a little trail that goes along a creek to the park for dog walking. There is a wonderful gift shop adjacent to the park too called chocolate soup. We have allot of gift shops where we live in Carmel by the Sea and this one stood out as exceptional.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Place...Well Run

May 17, 2024 Jay R

Staff was friendly and accommodating. Grab and Go breakfast was great! Room was spacious. Juice bar in office was a nice thing in the morning when picking up our breakfast.