Clean, good breakfast, close to park
06/08/2019 traveler52781, New York City, New York
This was my first time staying in a Best Western and I was pleasantly surprised! My family was visiting Yosemite with 2 small children, and all of the hotels in Yosemite were booked by the time we boo... more
This was my first time staying in a Best Western and I was pleasantly surprised! My family was visiting Yosemite with 2 small children, and all of the hotels in Yosemite were booked by the time we booked our trip, so we decided on the Best Western based on other reviews. It's located in Mariposa, which is very close (~35 min drive) to the Mariposa Grove (Giant Sequoias), at the southern tip of the Yosemite. It's about an hour to the Valley though, so you should take that into consideration when planning travel. We didn't love the idea of driving home at night with our small kids, so we always left as early as possible in the morning, so we could return from Yosemite Valley before dark. The hotel room was extremely clean--especially the bathroom and they had a very plentiful breakfast spread, with very helpful and accommodating people running the morning rush. There is also a small pool with a few chairs, tables, and loungers if you have time for that. We also took advantage of their washer/dryer, as we were on a long trip and needed to do laundry. (I think you can buy detergent at the front desk.) We did have an issue upon check in, where they forgot to put a crib in our room (after repeated requests and reminders prior to our arrival) and unfortunately, even after we got one, the gentleman on duty the night we arrived didn't know where the crib sheets were, as he probably only works the graveyard shift. It was definitely frustrating BUT the manager was made aware the following morning and remedied the situation immediately, and left a lovely personalized note in our room with a small welcome bag with a few waters and snacks. Honestly, that really went a long was and was a very nice touch. My only other gripe is that there are no elevators, so my husband had to carry our very heavy luggage up to the second floor. (I personally don't love the idea of staying on the first floor of a motel.) The nearby town in about a 3-minute drive and has some cute restaurants. Would definitely consider this hotel again if I couldn't stay in Yosemite! less
bwpyosemite, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can stay with us again.