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Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Mariposa
Reviewed May 10, 2014

I stayed in a room with a King sized bed and everything was very good with the exception of the light from the vanity/bathroom area spilled directly onto the bed resulting in waking up my girlfriend when the light was turned on. If you or your partner are light sleepers this may be an issue. The location is walking distance to shops and restaurants and an scenic one hour drive to Yosemite Valley.

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Reviewed May 7, 2014

It's a good place to stay outside of the park as it's about 40 minutes or so from the Arch Rock entrance. It's a beautiful drive to and from Mariposa. I wouldn't stay here if you plan to go in and out each day you would waste a lot of time driving. Just bite the bullet and stay in the park. If you're doing a day trip it's perfect. The facilities are average, but adequate.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We liked this hotel a lot, the people on the front desk where very nice and helpful regarding all the topics about Yosemite Valley. Mariposa is a nice town to stay, not much to do, but a very comfortable place. The breakfast at this hotel was awesome, everything was fresh and delicious. The rooms are very nice and comfortable along with the bathroom inside the room.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a clean, attractive motel at the south or western end of Mariposa. It is a short walk up a one block hill to the historic downtown area. The motel was freshly landscaped with flowering annuals when we visited at the end of April and looked very nice on the outside. There was a typical motel room on the inside. It was clean and neat. A typical motel breakfast was included in the very reasonable price that we paid -- it is still off season. It is about a one and a half hour drive to Yosemite Valley over a scenic road. At the end of April in a relatively dry year the main waterfalls were still flowing well. Fill up you gas tank in Mariposa as gas costs over $5/gallon in Yosemite.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

This hotel is more than a place to stay on a trip, it's like visiting family! Everyone there from management to housekeeping makes you feel like your home from a long trip!! When we come to Mariposa, we are visiting our grandkids, and they tend to be a little unruly. It is so nice to come to this hotel, they treat us and our family just like family!! We would highly recommend this Hotel to anyone and everyone going to this area!!

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We could not make it to the hotel due to unexpected/last minute closed roads. I called the reservation line and the hotel and the staff would not accommodate a cancellation. We had to pay for a room we couldn't even stay in. They said the room would have to be cancelled 2 or more days in advance...who knows roads are going to be closed that far in advance. Most hotels are cancel by 4-6pm on the day of arrival, we called at noon!

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Staff was very friendly, very informative for places to dine out, and for touring the Yosemite. Hotel is in a great location. Breakfast was great, plenty of seating. Rooms were very clean, beds were comfy.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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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
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Mariposa
Price Range: $117 - $223 (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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