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 Disappointed w/ Stay

Jun 24, 2019 457allen Dallas, Texas

My friends and I stayed at this location while visiting Yosemite. I liked the close proximity and the town of Mariposa. The hotel was well maintained and so were the rooms. The beds and pillows were average for a "budget" hotel. Beverly was very helpful and friendly regarding our check-in and allowed us to get into our rooms early. The breakfast… Read more
My friends and I stayed at this location while visiting Yosemite. I liked the close proximity and the town of Mariposa. The hotel was well maintained and so were the rooms. The beds and pillows were average for a "budget" hotel. Beverly was very helpful and friendly regarding our check-in and allowed us to get into our rooms early. The breakfast spread was actually pretty impressive and offered many different options. The gym equipment needed to be serviced and there were no cleaning towels or regular towels, which was very unsanitary. The biggest issue I experienced was the huge mosquito and gnat problem in my room. They were on the ceiling, the wall, and the bed. Being in a wilderness area, I expected there to be a few but not that many and especially not in the room. What I really disliked was how the Front Desk and Housekeeping Managers handled the situation when I talked to them. First i was told, well they are just gnats and that they get into the room every time the door is opened. I explained that having one or two in the room would make sense but not that many. Next I was told that it was my fault for leaving the door open and that I should close it immediately after I enter the room. Although we were visiting Yosemite, that doesn't mean we are outdoors people. We had no reason to keep the door open for any longer than walking in or out of the room, which we kept to a minimum anyway. Next they had the Housekeeping Manager walk me up to my room to examine the bugs (I guess the pictures I took of the room weren't enough). She then tried to use the same spiel of the bugs entering the room when I opened the door. It wasn't until I mentioned bug just don't bum rush an open door that she finally admitted to the housekeepers leaving the doors open the entire time the rooms are being serviced. We then had to walk back to the front desk for them to rectify the situation. I felt the situation could have been handled better and not just brushed off as a minimal problem because we were in the wilderness. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay

Jun 21, 2019 Journey09507808783

We were 3 family members staying for 2 nights. We found this hotel great : very clean hot tub and swimming pool, great breakfast (with 2 awesome ladies who brightened our day), clean rooms. I definitely recommend!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice place, but you are paying most for location

Jun 20, 2019 Andrew F San Jose, United States

Clean, friendly staff, nice rooms, full breakfast. Gotta say that this felt more like a slightly better Best Western, not quite a Best Western Plus. We had just stayed at a Best Western Plus in Vegas a few nights before and that one seemed a little more extra, if that makes sense. However, you are in Mariposa about an hour through the Arch Rock… Read more
Clean, friendly staff, nice rooms, full breakfast. Gotta say that this felt more like a slightly better Best Western, not quite a Best Western Plus. We had just stayed at a Best Western Plus in Vegas a few nights before and that one seemed a little more extra, if that makes sense. However, you are in Mariposa about an hour through the Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location from Yosemite.

Jun 17, 2019 muellm927 Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Our room on the 1st floor was easily accessible. The room was clean and had a great shower, Check-in and check out were easy and the staff showed great customer service. They were very accommodating to our needs. I would recommend this hotel to others.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay before going into Yosemite

Jun 12, 2019 Bob C Janesville, Wisconsin

Very comfortable room. Quiet, considering it was full. The pool is outdoors. The breakfast room is across the parking lot from the main hotel but very close and the food was great. Mariposa is a neat town with good food and drink.