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.