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Miners Inn Motel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Mariposa
Redmond, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Good rooms, good employees, good value.”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

The room is a bit oldish, but not geriatric. It is, however, clean, comfortable, with a good climate control. The folks who work there get an A+.

The restaurant doesn't look as good, and the bar is clearly not a place to be. Perhaps it was unusual, but we were there over Halloween and they had a party. 3 people got arrested in the parking lot in the morning. It is, however, a credit to the place that we didn't even hear the major brouhaha. It was a bit telling that the staff took it in stride, I think that the hotel is a good deal, but the bar might not be.

It's 30 miles from Yosemite. The drive there is not fast, but it's lovely. Buy gas in town before you head out.

As an aside, their internet provider isn't so good. It's not the staff or their hardware, but their ISP isn't exactly great guns.

Value for 30 miles from a major national park is extraordinarily good.

Just stay out of the bar.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Juan Bautista, CA
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was our third visit in a year to the Miner's Inn and I was very pleased with this visit as well. Room was spotless, beds were warm and breakfast was plentiful and fresh. Rates are competitive - make this your first choice.
Remember to ask for the Happy Burger discount card - Happy Burger is across the street.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

And it is very easy to get into Yosemite. We stayed for three nights and drive into Yosemite valley each day. Took us about 40 min to arch rock entrance. There are several good places to eat in Mariposa- sugar pine diner and gold coin are our favourites. Hot tub and pool area very good on sunny days. Clean and big rooms with all you need

  • Stayed October 2012
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Olympic National Park, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2012

If you need to stay in Mariposa, this really should be your pick. The only downside at all was no WiFi working on the premises. The value is phenomenal. The room was spotlessly clean and spacious. The bed was rather firm, but not terrible. There was a nice flat screen TV. The shower had excellent water pressure and hot water. I felt very safe there as a female travelling alone. Their breakfast is one of the best included breakfasts I've ever experienced at a motel and has lots of options.

Room Tip: Room 138 was great!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Miners Inn Motel is a well run, large motel with nicely kept grounds, friendly staff and a great location in Mariposa, about 40 miles from the El Portal entrance to Yosemite and in the middle of the Gold Country. The rooms are attractive, with good beds and very clean bathrooms. The free breakfast offers cereals, fruits, juices, hard boiled eggs, a waffle pan, various breads.and decent coffee. It is served in the large sunny lobby that also has a patio with tables. The pool and jacuzzi are pleasantly located at the edge of the property overlooking the surrounding mountains. Mariposa is a historic town, and the main street with shops and restaurants is just down the street. Also, there is an excellent Museum and History Center which the Smithsonian has rated as the best historical museum west of the Mississippi.River - a must see, in my opinion.

Room Tip: Rooms 126-146 are in a row with outside access and views of the mountains. It is at the quietest ed...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our two days at the Miners Inn while touring Yosemite. This hotel is about the closest you are going to find to the Yosemite Valley (about an hour's drive) at a reasonable price. The room was very clean with nice extras such as a spa and a fake-log fire place. The staff are friendly and the free breakfast is very good (e.g., waffle-maker, lots of fruit, variety of cereals, yogurt, etc.) The only downside is the hotel internet was never working while we were there. This hotel provided us a super-clean room, a good location in downtown Mariposa, and a decent restaurant adjacent to the hotel. We'll stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

This is an average place to stay. No WIFI was a minor inconvenience but its a nice town within a 45 min drive of Yosemite. If you have kids visit Happy Burger and also the sandwiches from the deli at Pioneer Market are great for taking for lunch at the park. Would consider staying here again. There's a nice pool and spa. Breakfast is the usual cereal, small bagels etc. All in all good for the price.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Miners Inn Motel
Address: 5181 Highway 49 North, PO Box 1413, Mariposa, CA 95338
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Location: United States > California > Mariposa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Mariposa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Miners Inn Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 78
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