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 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
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location, awful beds

Dec 29, 2019 Flyer22429347000

I really wanted to give this place a better rating because I typically love staying at Best Western. The staff here were very friendly and the location of this place is perfect for walking to town. How ever when it comes to the actual stay it was not what I'm used to for a Best Western. The room was small and had an odd musty smell when we arrived… Read more
I really wanted to give this place a better rating because I typically love staying at Best Western. The staff here were very friendly and the location of this place is perfect for walking to town. How ever when it comes to the actual stay it was not what I'm used to for a Best Western. The room was small and had an odd musty smell when we arrived but it was the bed that really ruined the trip. I've slept on floors that were softer than these beds. Like we were laying on wooden boards. Unfortunately we checked out exhausted and sore. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very lovely place to stay

Dec 22, 2019 DesJ201943

We based ourselves in Mariposa for a visit to Yosemite for a couple of days. This was the perfect spot in this wonderful little town. Everyone, not just the at the Best Western, were helpful and friendly. We couldn't have asked for better. The breakfast included with our stay was excellent. We will definitely visit again if we get the chance.