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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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.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Definitely needs a higher star rating

Dec 17, 2019 RMMNZL Birkenhead, New Zealand

Great place, friendly staff and beds and rooms are really tidy. Very handy locations to Yosemite if you are only doing a day or two. Easy access to town and a short walk to most things. Would recommend to anyone passing through.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place close to family

Nov 24, 2019 Navigate818393

Very comfortable stay at convenient town location. Always stay here when in the area to visit family. Friendly staff, clean rooms, good beds. Waffles with a BW right in the middle and sausage and cranberry juice for breakfast. I reiterate : Very comfortable stay at convenient town location. Always stay here when in the area to visit family.… Read more
Very comfortable stay at convenient town location. Always stay here when in the area to visit family. Friendly staff, clean rooms, good beds. Waffles with a BW right in the middle and sausage and cranberry juice for breakfast. I reiterate : Very comfortable stay at convenient town location. Always stay here when in the area to visit family. Friendly staff, clean rooms, good beds. Waffles with a BW right in the middle and sausage and cranberry juice for breakfast. Read less