by Kaitlin Braun
The Mariposa Lodge is ideal for families seeking a comfortable, affordable hotel to return to after Yosemite adventuring. Rooms only have a choice of one king bed or two queens, but are quite spacious and additional rollaways are available for a small fee. Each room features free wifi, a microwave and mini-fridge, and a private deck or balcony.
An outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi are open seasonally, and the hotel maintains garden courtyards with patio tables to relax in after a long day. Although the lodge doesn’t serve free breakfast, there’s a corner store and a diner right down the street.
Our Editor Loves
- Walkable to downtown Mariposa
- Outdoor pool and hot tub
- Free wifi
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
Not much to say about this place except that it was exactly what we expected from the reviews - a decent, clean, unfussy motel that gave us what we wanted - a 45 minute drive from Yosemite's main gates and a short walk across the road to Mariposa's best restaurant. The bed was comfy, the bathroom a bit old fashioned (a single shower head rather low down and no plug for the bathtub), the decor very 80s and drab but we weren't there for a deluxe stay, merely a bed for 3 nights, and it did the job just fine.
by Rod M
Nice and central, great location, quite and private. Front counter staff on arrival were very freindly and helpful, room was excellent. One small gripe - the drinks machine ate two lots of notes with no drinks given, went up to the office and she said she will be down soon to sort it out, there were no other customers in the office at the time - waited 20 mins and no one showed so I gave up.