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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Yosemite Trip

Jun 20, 2020 TellTheTruth73 Suisun City, California

Our family of 4 (2 boys ages 9 & 12) visited Yosemite for the first time. Instead of driving back home after an exciting 14 miles hiking day at Yosemite, we stayed at the Best Western Plus. The hotel was great for our Yosemite visit. It was located in the heart of downtown Mariposa on highway 140. The front desk lady was nice. The room was clean.… Read more
Our family of 4 (2 boys ages 9 & 12) visited Yosemite for the first time. Instead of driving back home after an exciting 14 miles hiking day at Yosemite, we stayed at the Best Western Plus. The hotel was great for our Yosemite visit. It was located in the heart of downtown Mariposa on highway 140. The front desk lady was nice. The room was clean. The To Go goody bags were great for our 3 1/2 hour road trip back home. Thank You Best Western! Read less
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Apr 26, 2020 Larna35 Grafton, Australia

After a big day out in Yosemite, we welcomed our arrival to the Best Western Plus for the night with our Trafalgar tour. The rooms were comfortable and the hotel had washing facilities. There was a little road noise being on the highway but didn't interfere with our rest for the night. We decided to have nibbles in one of our rooms & then sit on… Read more
After a big day out in Yosemite, we welcomed our arrival to the Best Western Plus for the night with our Trafalgar tour. The rooms were comfortable and the hotel had washing facilities. There was a little road noise being on the highway but didn't interfere with our rest for the night. We decided to have nibbles in one of our rooms & then sit on the veranda with other fellow travellers for some relaxing drinks & tales to be told. Breakfast was good with enough to be eaten before heading off for San Fran. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place surrounded bu cute Mariposa, Ca

Mar 24, 2020 nvmar333 San Francisco, California

Decided to stay at this Best Western to be able to visit Yosemite Valley. We picked this hotel because it was pet friendly, had a microwave and a refrigerator. Pet friendly room had tile floor which is always a plus. Room had coffee maker, iron and small closet. Distance of hotel to nearby restaurants was one to two blocks- definately walkable! … Read more
Decided to stay at this Best Western to be able to visit Yosemite Valley. We picked this hotel because it was pet friendly, had a microwave and a refrigerator. Pet friendly room had tile floor which is always a plus. Room had coffee maker, iron and small closet. Distance of hotel to nearby restaurants was one to two blocks- definately walkable! Downtown Mariposa very walkable cute and quaint town. Yosemite did end up being about a 40 minute drive on the 140 from this hotel. Hotel and location is pretty great. Would most likely stay here again. They have free complementary breakfast. Hotel did a wonderful job during COVID-19 outbreak to sanitize breakfast area! Every time someone touched anything staff was attentive and prepared with sanitation products and wiped surfaces! Good Job! Would stay here again. Read less
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Mar 12, 2020 JeffH2195

I had a business meeting in Midpines CA at a very spur of the moment. I was pleased to find a Best western in Mariposa CA only a few miles from my meeting local. The staff was friendly, the location was clean and comfortable, and there were many choices to choose for a nice dinner. I would look forward to staying again for business or pleasure.
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Jan 27, 2020 Tami S Skagway, Alaska

We drove into Mariposa from Vegas late evening. We planned on only one night before visiting Yosemite. We had no complaints about our room and appreciated all the in-room amenities. I wouldn't have minded staying a little longer if our itinerary allowed. There was a little market across the road which would have been handy if we needed… Read more
We drove into Mariposa from Vegas late evening. We planned on only one night before visiting Yosemite. We had no complaints about our room and appreciated all the in-room amenities. I wouldn't have minded staying a little longer if our itinerary allowed. There was a little market across the road which would have been handy if we needed anything especially considering the hour of our arrival. The stay included breakfast which had a great selection of hot and cold items that helped get us through our day in Yosemite. The room was clean and comfortable. Read less