We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

“Worth a night on the way to the park.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Save
You added BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel to your Saves list
BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   4999 State Highway 140, PO Box 1989, Mariposa, CA 95338-1989   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
GET A $50 GIFT CARD
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Mariposa
Auburn, CA
Level Contributor
30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Worth a night on the way to the park.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The property looks good, the desk staff is friendly and helpful, our room was clean and comfortable. The price seemed fair to us. Breakfast was adequate, but we'd suggest they have a staff person on duty to keep offerings fresh and hot items hot.

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room. They put us around back away from highway noise.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Woody R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

766 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    145
    327
    206
    57
    31
See reviews for
256
323
21
17
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (100)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Enjoyed 2 nights here on a visit to Yosemite. Large comfortable beds and nice linen, clean room and very spacious, large breakfast room and quite a good tasty choice, enjoyed it very much, Indian gentleman at reception and the other 2 ladies (sorry didn't get names) friendly. Location was good and tended to use car although easy to walk to restaurants etc. Good parking area, pool looked nice but way to cold to use in Oct. Only problem I had was the very slow wifi otherwise a great stay and would definitely return.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank A L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Medium sized motel in a good position for touring in Yosmite. We arrived late evening staff were busy but helpfull. We stayed 3 nights and found okay. Room was typical motel style ...comfortable bed tv tea coffee making vey clean a bit worn in parts but otherwise ok. Air con was abit noisy but after 10 hour drive we didnt notice it and did get used to it. Wifi was poor but was free... Other reviews slam internet but it was FREE... Larger hotels we have stayed in charge 14 dollars a day so unless your sharing big pics or files it did work eventually. Bed was queen size clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was continental style and plenty of it. Swimming pool on site... Overall a good experience and we would go back.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank kevski66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I'm not one to write negative reviews because I realize there can be unique instances that are out of a businesses control. This, on the other hand is not the case. While I would recommend staying in a nearby town if going into Yosemite (and not camping), steer clear of this hotel.

The hotel was so bad that it was laughable. The bed was obviously broken as it was U shaped from the center. We told the front desk person on the way out and she said she would add my feedback to "the book". The sheets were also too small for the bed and we woke up each morning with the mattress exposed as the bed covers are too small to stay on.

Like someone else mentioned, the WiFi really is unusable. I don't need high speed access, but it was so bad nothing would load, which is even more frustrating when you are in an area with poor cell phone reception.

Smaller complaints, but still ridiculous, we had to fix the toilet constantly or else it would run (which is not fun in the middle of the night after sleeping in the terrible beds). We were also excited to see that they offer a hot breakfast. When we got there at 8:30am the egg disks were so old and dried out they were chewy like styrofoam and the sausage were like hockey pucks.

I really hope that my experience was just a fluke, but wanted to warn other potential customers, as we will not be staying there in the future.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
Helpful?
7 Thank SwimmerKyle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Mariposa hotels

Sunnyvale, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I stayed in the hotel one night while showing Yosemite to my friends.
Positives:
The best feature for me was very comfortable beds.
The hotel is nice, the furniture in the room was very nice, big LCD TV set.
Everything was very clean.
Pool with jacuzzi.
Wide selection of TV programs provided by DISH.
Plenty of parking even on a very busy night.

Just OK:
Good (not great) complimentary breakfast.

Negatives:
TV remote was not working properly, but I was too tired to watch TV anyway.
The hotel is four stores high, but there is no elevator. It could be a problem for some people.

Room Tip: The best rooms are on the second floor at the back of the building, they are on the street level and...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ikatsca
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
78 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This was a good place in proximity to Yosemite's western entrance. The clerk was friendly and helpful, and gave us a good recommendation for dinner. Our king bed room are quite roomy, the bed was comfortable enough, and it was clean. We thought since it was right on the main road into or out of town it might be noisy, but by night time it was quiet enough that we were not distrubed. There is a pool and hot tub and a breakfast room. The breakfast was mediocre, but enough to get you started for the day. We always bring our own coffee and brew it in the room, so can't comment on the coffee quality. The rates are reasonable and it is only about 27 miles from hotel to Yosemite. It's a convenient, no frills palce, but clean and adequate.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 411Elle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is what it is. It'a a basic cheap motel on the edge of Yosemite. We had to stay here because the tent at Curry Camp was too dirty to stay and we had to find a nearby alternative. It was friendly enough but the rooms are rather 1970's and the aircon is noisy. It is located in a bit of a ghost town but having said that, we did find a reasonable bar nearby and luckily we found a great restaurant!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank gazzerukukuk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Mariposa
0.1 mi away
Comfort Inn Yosemite Valley Gateway
13.7 mi away
Cedar Lodge
Cedar Lodge
#2 of 2 in El Portal
3.0 of 5 stars 1,715 reviews
0.3 mi away
Mariposa Lodge
Mariposa Lodge
#1 of 6 in Mariposa
4.0 of 5 stars 529 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
20.2 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Gateway Inn
20.2 mi away
Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites
17.4 mi away
Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite View Lodge
#1 of 2 in El Portal
3.5 of 5 stars 3,188 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel
Address: 4999 State Highway 140, PO Box 1989, Mariposa, CA 95338-1989
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Mariposa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, getaroom.com, Travelocity, Best Western + Iniative, Odigeo, Cancelon, Otel and Agoda so you can book your BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Yosemite Way Station Hotel Mariposa
Best Western Hotel Mariposa
Best Western Mariposa
Mariposa Best Western

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing