Made a late reservation for Mariposa and knew there wouldn't be much available. Found the EC Lodge and seemed like a pretty good choice. Well, a few days after making my reservation I thought maybe I should see if there were reviews of the place, when I found this site and I thought OOOPS! With such terrible reviews I quickly launched a massive search for someplace else, and came up with only one motel with a smoking room available. So I thought, well, I'll just grin and bear it, if I can survive the Panamint Springs Resort (see my review of that dive) I can handle the EC Lodge.
I don't what the other reviewers' rooms were, but mine was just fine. The room was clean, very spacious, had nice beds, a large TV, microwave and refrigerator and typically small but functional bathroom. I did notice what I interpreted to be a "new carpet smell", so maybe the room had been refurbished lately. The swimming pool was small but reasonably clean, and while I didn't try the whirlpool it looked ok. The continental breakfast was very good, especially the do-it-yourself waffles, the only weaknesses being the typical way too small breakfast room and that there was no fruit. The only "problem" I had with the whole experience was that the sink drain was a little slow, that's it.
The motel itself is a little old and has that 1950's "Route 66" type of look and feel. In another 10 years it might even qualify as a "retro" motel, just add those 25 cent machines that make the bed vibrate.
I'd recommend the EC Lodge to anyone unless they need a fancy place.
- Also Known As:
- Yosemite Hotel
- Yosemite Hotel Mariposa
- Ec Hotel Mariposa
- Ec Hotel Yosemite
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Under New Ownership and Management, Yosemite Inn has under gone an extensive remodel this year in January of 2011. Yosemite Inn is located across from the Visitor Center and only 45 minutes to the Yosemite Valley. The small and beautiful town of Mariposa provides a variety restaurants, shops, and live entertainment with-in walking distance. The Yosemite Inn also is also proudly known for having the largest and cleanest rooms in town. Come visit us and our friendly staff on your way to Yosemite and you will be glad you chose Yosemite Inn. ... more less
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