November 11, 2005
If you come from Yosemite, then you find the Best Western at the end of Maripose. It’s located on a 45-minute drive from the park. The hotel looks like a lodge and a bit old. The staff was very friendly and helpful on check-in.
We had a room on the second floor facing the street. We didn’t hear any noise at night. The room was large and clean but could use a bit of refurbishment. The room had a king-size bed and is equipped with an alarm clock, television, phone, coffee/tea-maker, air-conditioning, and phone. You can make free local calls. The bathroom was clean and had a tub/shower combination. You also get some toiletries.
The motel offers free continental breakfast. The choice for breakfast is limited, but there's just enough. The breakfast is served in their conference room, which isn’t very inviting. They also have a pool and whirlpool, which we did not use. This motel is okay for the price we paid--74$ per night without taxes. Mariposa is a nice small town with a few choices for dinner. We found the motel a good second option for people like us who want to sleep in the park but are too late to book.
From journal A trip through Western USA