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

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location and clean

Nov 1, 2020 runtoseetheworld Dallas, Texas

We had a good stay here while visiting Yosemite during the day. The rooms were clean and I enjoyed the hot tub in the evening. The breakfast to go bags were convenient- not everything in the bag was to my taste (eww donut 'sticks') but the fruit was fresh and granola barsars made a handy snack later on! My only comment is that the walls in the… Read more
We had a good stay here while visiting Yosemite during the day. The rooms were clean and I enjoyed the hot tub in the evening. The breakfast to go bags were convenient- not everything in the bag was to my taste (eww donut 'sticks') but the fruit was fresh and granola barsars made a handy snack later on! My only comment is that the walls in the side-by-side rooms are pretty thin! Thankfully our neighbors turned the TV down before bed. Staff were very friendly. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location

Oct 27, 2020 cathydhc Micanopy, Florida

Excellent service and stay. The carry out breakfasts (because of COVID) were excellent and convenient for driving into Yosemite. We walked into Mariposa one night for dinner and the hotel has a lovely little trail behind it. Phillip’s customer service was top notch.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasantly Surprised

Oct 19, 2020 QlobeTrotter Alexandria, Virginia

This was my first stay at a motel in decades so I was not sure what to expect. Our room was not cutting edge but it was so clearly well looked-after. That is, how many large hotels invest loads of money in upgrading/updating only to have housekeeping and maintenance totally ignore regular upkeep? Wear, tear, dings in the walls, this/that not… Read more
This was my first stay at a motel in decades so I was not sure what to expect. Our room was not cutting edge but it was so clearly well looked-after. That is, how many large hotels invest loads of money in upgrading/updating only to have housekeeping and maintenance totally ignore regular upkeep? Wear, tear, dings in the walls, this/that not working? It is too frequent. At this hotel management is clearly keeping up and the place was clean and maintained—one compliments the other and they’re rare in most hotels. That said, the motel is located within walking distance to restaurants—and there are several in Mariposa. It is also nearby to Mariposa’s shops, such as they are, and across the street from basic shopping for snacks and drinks. The Best Western in Mariposa is a solid choice if you are headed to Yosemite or otherwise find yourself in Mariposa. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice comfortable stay

Oct 18, 2020 AndreStr San Diego, California

Nice, clean rooms, refrigerator, microwave. At least one person at the front desk 24/7. Business center, free coffee, tea, juices in the lobby 24/7. Breakfast bags consisted of some breakfast item to be reheated (breakfast burrito, breakfast bagel, etc.), yogurt, granola bar, apple, bottle of water. Staff is wonderful, attentive to any of our… Read more
Nice, clean rooms, refrigerator, microwave. At least one person at the front desk 24/7. Business center, free coffee, tea, juices in the lobby 24/7. Breakfast bags consisted of some breakfast item to be reheated (breakfast burrito, breakfast bagel, etc.), yogurt, granola bar, apple, bottle of water. Staff is wonderful, attentive to any of our questions or requests, it was truly enjoyable experience interactive with them. Plenty of parking. Wi-Fi in the rooms. Highly recommend! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Place for Our Needs

Aug 28, 2020 Leslie J Oshkosh, Wisconsin

If you’re looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay with great customer service and good proximity to Yosemite this is fantastic option. The place is a little dated, however it is clean and within walking distance to a small convenience store and restaurants. With all of the restrictions due to COVID-19 they provided a very adequate… Read more
If you’re looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay with great customer service and good proximity to Yosemite this is fantastic option. The place is a little dated, however it is clean and within walking distance to a small convenience store and restaurants. With all of the restrictions due to COVID-19 they provided a very adequate breakfast. It was disappointing that after a very hot days in the park we were not able to enjoy the pool, or the hot tub. But this is no fault of the hotels. Philip is an asset to this establishment, he was professional, courteous, and informative. The level of customer service he provided, particularly for someone of his age is highly commendable. We will return if we ever visit Yosemite again. Read less