My wife and I wanted to go visit Yosemite National Park in the snow, so we decided to head up there on a Friday night and stay in Mariposa to be closer to the park in the morning.
The room was clean and looks to have had a cosmetic renovation in the not too distant past. However, somethings certainly were not upgraded during that time. One is the the air conditioner/heater. It is very old and loud. When the fan cycles on and off, it is way too easy to wake up from a sound sleep. My wife woke at 4:30 and was unable to get back to sleep.
The bathroom could have had more money spent on it as well. The first issue is the toilet. It is probably one of the smallest toilets I've ever used. They definitely could have spent money on an elongated seat toilet.
The other issue in the bathroom was the shower. First off, the shower head is a low flow head (1.6 gallons per minute). It reminded me of that old Seinfeld episode. It took a while to wet and rinse my body. Also, the shower head was only about 5 feet 1 inch from the ground. This is very low and I had to bend over quite a bit to wash my hair.
We did get to go to Yosemite and arrive fairly early before the Bay Area traffic arrived. It only takes about 35 minutes from the hotel to the gate. This depends on the wait time at the one lane bridge detour by passing the land slide.
If staying in Mariposa, I'd probably stay at another place before trying this one again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visiting Yosemite National Park? Stay on a quiet mountainside above California's historic gold mining town of Mariposa, 32 miles West of Yosemite. Wake up to a deluxe hot breakfast buffet, swim in the seasonal pool and spa, and enjoy free WiFi in all guest rooms. Walk to nearby restaurants, gift shops, wine tasting, brew pubs and art galleries. Open all year, Comfort Inn Yosemite Valley Gateway offers reasonable rates and convenience, clean rooms and suites with full kitchens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Yosemite Valley Gateway Hotel Mariposa
- Comfort Inn Mariposa
- Mariposa Comfort Inn