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 Yosemite Way Station acts as an ‘access all areas’ base. Right on Highway 140, it’s beside a playground, near Mariposa’s dining and shopping, and within 2 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, with its entrance 32 miles from the hotel, or Sierra National Forest, 37 miles away. Before you head off, you can fill up with hot breakfast treats, waffles, muffins, and naughty pastries at the breakfast bar. And, when you get back, you can make the most of the tennis courts, complimentary WiFi, and seasonal pool and hot tub.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Near National Park
  • Tennis

Where is it

Right on Highway 140, by a playground and near Mariposa’s restaurants and shops, it’s ideally located for Gold Country experiences like gold panning at the History Center, 0.6 miles away, and visiting the California Mining and Mineral Museum, 2 miles away. But it’s also well-placed for exploring Yosemite National Park, with its main entrance just 32 miles away. For other days out, you’ve got Oakhurst 26 miles away, Sierra National Forest 37 miles away, and giant Sequoia trees 45 miles away. Complimentary self-parking available.

Hotel information

77 rooms on 3 floors. All with air-conditioning and heating, TV with satellite/cable channels, WiFi available*, alarm clock/radio, telephone (complimentary local calls under 10 min), microwave, fridge, tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, and iron and board. Two Queen Guest Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping max 4 adults.

Breakfast bar (complimentary hot breakfast and pastries). Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal). Hot tub (seasonal). Tennis courts. WiFi available*.

*Denotes local charge

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May 14, 2019 Grandpahop

Booked early so i got a good rate compared to other area hotels. Proximity to Yosemite park was the main reason for picking and it didn't disappoint. Good breakfast, walking distance to other restaurants, low traffic.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Hidden Gem on the way to Yosemite!

May 12, 2019 Lauren W

My mom and I stayed at the Best Western Plus in Mariposa, CA, for a weekend trip to Yosemite. Since we had never been before, we didn't really know what to expect. This hotel is definitely a hidden gem on the way to Yosemite. Only about 30-40 minutes from the park entrance and such a beautiful drive to the hotel and from the hotel to Yosemite. … Read more
My mom and I stayed at the Best Western Plus in Mariposa, CA, for a weekend trip to Yosemite. Since we had never been before, we didn't really know what to expect. This hotel is definitely a hidden gem on the way to Yosemite. Only about 30-40 minutes from the park entrance and such a beautiful drive to the hotel and from the hotel to Yosemite. The room was very clean with all of the necessary amenities and the high speed wifi was an added bonus! Had one of the best night's sleep I've ever had at a hotel too. The free breakfast buffet is awesome. Incredibly well stocked and well maintained. And the fresh fruit was delicious! Not to mention that the waffle making station was very impressive. Staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. And the town of Mariposa is quaint and picturesque, with plenty to do and eat. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a quality place to stay and experience the local community while in the area. Read less
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May 12, 2019 Passport222808

This motel was way over priced for the quality you receive. But it is outside of Yosemite by about 1 hour so if you don't want to pay the prices in the park you are limited. The mattresses were terrible and linens old, pillows not great. Breakfast was fine with the usual items.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Option for Yosemite Day Trip

May 6, 2019 Shutz20 Galloway, New Jersey

The Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station is perfectly located at the beginning of the main strip in Mariposa. The town itself is charming with and old time feel. The main street had several dinning options which were all in walking distance to the hotel. The hotel staff was extremely friendly and rooms were clean. We were also able to use… Read more
The Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station is perfectly located at the beginning of the main strip in Mariposa. The town itself is charming with and old time feel. The main street had several dinning options which were all in walking distance to the hotel. The hotel staff was extremely friendly and rooms were clean. We were also able to use the laundry facility at the hotel which was convenient. The complementary breakfast buffet had a nice spread with many options. If you are okay with an hour and 20 minute scenic drive in to Yosemite this is a great option. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel for a trip to Yosemite

Apr 22, 2019 Trip18452297137

Spent two nights here in April. Great hotel. Rooms are spacious and extremely clean, the beds are very comfortable. Staff were lovely and very welcoming. Breakfast was great with a nice selection of food. Very handy location when visiting Yosemite National Park - it is about a half an hour drive from the hotel