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Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Mariposa
Reviewed June 10, 2012

This hotel is an hour away from Yosemite and located in a very small town so there are not too many options around the park that are affordable. The hotel was clean and comfortable but overpriced. The complimentary breakfast was average at best.

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

The flowers around the property were ther best part. They were in the middle of remodeling, and there was construction mess everywhere.
We booked because it was the only three star motel in Mariposa. It was not deserved. The room was poory laid out. No desk chair, or place for luggage. If you turned the light on all the ceiling lights went on, and it was way to bright. I was unsure that my sheets had been laundered.
On the positive side, the gal at the desk was apologic and nice, and the breakfast was good, first time we have seen do it yourself pancakes! and the TV was new...

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

This was our second time staying here and it's much nicer than last time. Our room was on the ground floor, near the lobby, and was recently redone with new furniture, updated bath and vanity area, new bedding and a real HDTV with DirectTV service. They also have a MW, fridge, coffeemaker, hairdryer, clock, free wi-fi and 2 luggage racks (yay!). You'll find an iron and ironing board in the armoire and plenty of outlets for recharging. Lots of space on the vanity, and the tub and toilet are in a separate room. Breakfast is included and is served from 6-10 am in a separate building up the hill. Coffee, juice, hot chocolate, tea, eggs, sausage, a pancake machine (that was a new one for me), pastries, apples, and cereals. The breakfast room was also remodeled and makes a nice appearance. Office staff was friendly and helpful.

The town of Mariposa has some dining choices: Burger King, Subway, a Chinese restaurant across the street, some other small restaurants, and lots of gift shops. The Pizza Factory had a fire just two days before we arrived, but they promise to rebuild. The Stage Stop can rent chains that you'll need if you're going to Yosemite in the winter.

Mariposa is about 15 miles from the Yosemite park boundary and a couple more miles to the gate, so it's a bit of a drive if you stay there. If you can't stay in the park, your next closer lodging is Cedar Lodge or Yosemite View but check their reviews - they don't offer the amenities and they're not nearly as nice or inexpensive as this Best Western, just closer.

Room Tip: They were still remodeling when we left so ask if you can get one of the newer rooms.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

The hotel has a decent location and is ok for a short stay. The rooms have all of the basics, but the cleaning could be improved upon (we found a used tea bag in the coffee maker & it had been there a while). The complementary breakfast was ok, but after taking a sip of coffee and a bite of pancake, we went down to the Happy Burger Diner. If I find myself in Mariposa again, I'll check out another hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

I found this hotel clean and simple. There are no frills. It is just simply a place to spend the night. I had no complaints.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

all the hotels nearby the park were very expensive. This one was cheap (115$ night) and it has a big and very nice room, m-wave and fridge. Breakfast was served in a new building next to the lobby, very good and extended continental breakfast. We spent 2 nights but did not get our room clean and new towels after the first day so I had to call and get the towels.. It was a little noisy because the doors were very cheap .

Room Tip: ask for last floor, less noise .
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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YosemiteFall, Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2012

Thanks for your comments. We take all comments very seriously to improve our service to our guests. We accept your comments too.

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Reviewed April 16, 2012

an old motel that has been remodelled in places. complimentary breakfast was not great but OK
room was a bit noisy. if you need to stay in Mariposa there did not seem to be many other choices. internet was very fast (best we have used) and complimentary.

Room Tip: stairs may be a problem.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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YosemiteFall, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2012

Dear,
I apologies for the inconvenience you have at our hotel and thanks for your comment. Comments from the people like you help us improve our property & service.
Pramod Patel, GM

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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel

Address: 4999 State Highway 140, Mariposa, CA 95338-9700
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Location: United States > California > Mariposa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Mariposa
Price Range: $107 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on "All weather" Hwy 140 in Mariposa, CA., The Best Western - Yosemite Way Station is about 40 miles outside of the west entrance to Yosemite National Park and the valley floor. All of Yosemite is easily accessible from this location. Mariposa is a quaint "1850's gold rush" town that offers excellent dining, shopping and a historical view into the past. ... more   less 
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