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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Close-ish to Yosemite

Oct 11, 2021 surftravel51

2 night stay, King room. Early check in not available, but we were able to leave our luggage at front desk as we were heading into the park. Friendly and accommodating front desk personnel. Large clean room with fridge & microwave. Our room faced the road, which was busy and noisy from about 6am to 11pm. We kept the a/c fan on all night to… Read more
2 night stay, King room. Early check in not available, but we were able to leave our luggage at front desk as we were heading into the park. Friendly and accommodating front desk personnel. Large clean room with fridge & microwave. Our room faced the road, which was busy and noisy from about 6am to 11pm. We kept the a/c fan on all night to drown out some of the noise. Full hot breakfast was very good. Safe and walkable area to local restaurants. About a 35 minute drive to Park entrance. Overall a nice stay and would stay here again. Read less
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Sep 30, 2021 Phil W

We traveled to Yosemite in August of 2021. Little did we know you need reservations to drive your car into the park. The hotel staff was great and helped us out in finding a way into the park. We used the YART system which was not as good as driving into the park, but at least we got in.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing service at front desk

Sep 4, 2021 Wander37010663460 Tel Aviv, Israel

The help we got from the front desk, from a nice lady called Mackenzie was one of the best traveling experiences we had on this one month trip across the south west. We had a problem with our booking (due to our booking app, booking.com, NOT the Motel’s fault). Mackenzie was quick to help us locate the problem (on Bookings end), assured us that we… Read more
The help we got from the front desk, from a nice lady called Mackenzie was one of the best traveling experiences we had on this one month trip across the south west. We had a problem with our booking (due to our booking app, booking.com, NOT the Motel’s fault). Mackenzie was quick to help us locate the problem (on Bookings end), assured us that we will be taken care of and graciously fixed the problem while having our arrival experience her top priority. Service providers like Mackenzie are the best thing about traveling! (Have to also give a shout-out to Jesus who was also at the desk and did all he could to try and help us). THANK YOU Read less
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Sep 1, 2021 Darren D Fontana, California

Great back up plan to Lake Tahoe when our plans were cancelled because of the fire, stayed outside Yosemite and did day hikes and had a terrific time, then our plans to camp at mammoth lakes were canceled because National park service closed the forest to camping and fishing we extended our Yosemite visit and had a fun time in oakhurst and… Read more
Great back up plan to Lake Tahoe when our plans were cancelled because of the fire, stayed outside Yosemite and did day hikes and had a terrific time, then our plans to camp at mammoth lakes were canceled because National park service closed the forest to camping and fishing we extended our Yosemite visit and had a fun time in oakhurst and mariposa Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good hotel but not a place to stay for Yosemite.

Aug 31, 2021 Takethechance2020

The hotel was decent. The staff were all great and breakfast was delicious. Probably not worth the price we paid but it's proximity to Yosemite makes it higher. However, I would not stay here again for a yosemite trip. It was just too far out of the way and by the time we returned from our long day around 8pm all of the restaurants were closed.… Read more
The hotel was decent. The staff were all great and breakfast was delicious. Probably not worth the price we paid but it's proximity to Yosemite makes it higher. However, I would not stay here again for a yosemite trip. It was just too far out of the way and by the time we returned from our long day around 8pm all of the restaurants were closed. Luckily, there was a little market close by for groceries. Overall, the hotel was not a bad place to crash for the night. Read less