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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hotel was nice and clean.

Jan 5, 2022 xerryJ Tampa, Florida

The hotel was nice and clean. We arrived around 10 pm, got our keys, and went to the room. The room was nice and clean. The hotel has a pool and hot tub, the hot tub was running even in December (I saw there people inside while snowing). Breakfast was a better standard, only sad thing is that they did not refill bacon, even though the breakfast… Read more
The hotel was nice and clean. We arrived around 10 pm, got our keys, and went to the room. The room was nice and clean. The hotel has a pool and hot tub, the hot tub was running even in December (I saw there people inside while snowing). Breakfast was a better standard, only sad thing is that they did not refill bacon, even though the breakfast was supposed to run for another hour. The hotel has an excellent location for winter trips to Yosemite, Mariposa is also the last place where one can conveniently rent snow chains. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location & staff

Dec 31, 2021 jersey72girl

Perfect place to stay with our family, including pets for our Yosemite trip. Easy walk into town, clean rooms, comfy beds & great breakfast options. Staff, especially Jen at the front desk is so warm & welcoming. Great way to spend your Yosemite/Sierra vacation.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Older but Quaint Best Western

Dec 2, 2021 Ladybarra Dolores, Spain

We arrived late, our booking couldn't be found eventhough I had it on my phone. The young lady found us a room (Ginny) matched the price and made sure it was quiet as we had been travelling a long time. It's an older BW but quaint and breakfast was back to buffet style
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do not stay at the BW Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel in CA

Nov 13, 2021 Mike L

Motel staff did not want to confront 4-6 Hispanics staying at this motel. They were a group of road crew stay on the second level next to our room that were talking and smoking on their cell phone very loud around 830-900 pm very rude and when my wife asked them to please move down to their room he said CLOSE YOUR DOOR.....wow I called the front… Read more
Motel staff did not want to confront 4-6 Hispanics staying at this motel. They were a group of road crew stay on the second level next to our room that were talking and smoking on their cell phone very loud around 830-900 pm very rude and when my wife asked them to please move down to their room he said CLOSE YOUR DOOR.....wow I called the front desk and told them I was checking out early. We just wanted peace and quite after 3 long days visiting Yosemite.... Read less
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Oct 11, 2021 surftravel51

2 night stay, King room. Early check in not available, but we were able to leave our luggage at front desk as we were heading into the park. Friendly and accommodating front desk personnel. Large clean room with fridge & microwave. Our room faced the road, which was busy and noisy from about 6am to 11pm. We kept the a/c fan on all night to… Read more
2 night stay, King room. Early check in not available, but we were able to leave our luggage at front desk as we were heading into the park. Friendly and accommodating front desk personnel. Large clean room with fridge & microwave. Our room faced the road, which was busy and noisy from about 6am to 11pm. We kept the a/c fan on all night to drown out some of the noise. Full hot breakfast was very good. Safe and walkable area to local restaurants. About a 35 minute drive to Park entrance. Overall a nice stay and would stay here again. Read less