Best Western Yosemite Way Station
4999 State Highway 140, Mariposa, CA 95338-9700
The Best Western hotel in Mariposa has a wooded setting on the south edge of town, beside the CA 140/49 highway junction; many of the 77 rooms look out over the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The hotel has an outdoor pool, away from the road in a tree-lined corner, and is next to Mariposa Country Park which has tennis courts and footpaths. Free complimentary breakfast is served, and for other meals there are at least 6 restaurants in town, the closest (a Chinese) just across the road. The surrounding area has a history of gold mining, but the main attraction today is Yosemite Valley, 38 miles northeast along CA 140 - a bendy road that takes around an hour to drive.
Quality Inn Yosemite Valley Gateway
4994 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
One of several affordable hotels in Mariposa, the Quality Inn is located one block from the main road (CA 140) in a quiet residential neighborhood. The exterior corridor property has several blocks arranged around a parking area/courtyard with outdoor pool, and backs on to undeveloped woodland to the northeast. Other amenities are a hot tub, spa, gift shop, free hot breakfast, free newspaper and wireless internet in all rooms. Also available are several family suites with full kitchens. Yosemite National Park is an hour's drive to the north, reachable by public bus service.