Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station

Yosemite National Park, USA

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

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice place to stay when visiting Yosemite

Jul 10, 2021 roj1281 Houston, Texas

I stayed at this hotel during COVID and so there was not daily housekeeping but that was standard. Front desk personnel were helpful, overall its a nice place to stay when in the area considering the price.
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Jul 6, 2021 Andrew C San Francisco, California

This hotel did not provide daily housekeeping services during my three-night stay. The rates I paid were $230 for the first night and $288 for the second and third nights before taxes. I spoke with the front desk three times prior to checkout about the lack of daily housekeeping services. After the second night I was told by the front desk the… Read more
This hotel did not provide daily housekeeping services during my three-night stay. The rates I paid were $230 for the first night and $288 for the second and third nights before taxes. I spoke with the front desk three times prior to checkout about the lack of daily housekeeping services. After the second night I was told by the front desk the “Executive Housekeeper” would be contacted to ensure the room would be cleaned. That afternoon new towels were delivered and the bed was made but without replacing the sheets (see photo). During my entire stay the trash was not emptied, the bathroom was not cleaned, the carpets were not vacuumed, soap, shampoo, and coffee were not resupplied. Upon checkout, I was offered a 10% discount. I told the clerk this was not sufficient based on the daily rates I was charged. I asked to speak with the manager, told she was not in, and requested she call me. More than 48 hours have passed since checking out and I have not received a call from the manager. I am not a tourist. I have family in the Mariposa area and visit several times a year. This is the third time I have stayed at this hotel. I will not stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolute Perfection!!!

Jun 28, 2021 Hunter James C

Clean rooms every day. Great continental breakfast! This place was truly impressive and it could not have been any better. Hiking in Yosemite and then coming back to the clean cooled room was absolutely perfect. Thank you!
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May 28, 2021 hayward962

We had a very enjoyable stay at The Best Western Motel when your out and about with your sisters all day and you come back tired.You want to come back rested the Motel was just that a rested place to come back to.
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May 14, 2021 Navigator86682

This hotel definitely didn't meet our expectations as a family. We would have expected the room to be extra clean due to Covid, but it was not. There was clothing from previous guests hanging in the closet still! The room itself was dated and musty and you could feel the springs in the beds. The window lock was broken so you could not open the… Read more
This hotel definitely didn't meet our expectations as a family. We would have expected the room to be extra clean due to Covid, but it was not. There was clothing from previous guests hanging in the closet still! The room itself was dated and musty and you could feel the springs in the beds. The window lock was broken so you could not open the window to get rid of the musty smell. The shower had lots of flow but the showerhead was at my armpit height and I am not super tall (6ft). There were 3 rooms of people that were going back and forth banging on each others doors and partying well past 2AM when I called the front desk to ask them to do something about it. The coffee machine was out of order at the breakfast and the one at the front desk was out of coffee. The pool was dirty and the spa was worse. It was disgusting. I am a Best Western Rewards member and have come to know the Best Western Plus brand to be much better than this. This definitely wasn't a PLUS. If they have a Best Western Minus this would be it. The only thing nice and updated in the hotel was the small front lobby. Read less