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Yosemite Miners Inn Motel
BibiL_13 from: Chula Vista, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 9, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
AC needs to be replaced
This hotel is in need of updating. The AC in the room was not really functional. It did not cool the room off and in the extreme heat that we visited in that was a huge bummer. We ended up having to open a window at 12am (once the temp outside had cooled) and left it open overnight just to get some relief from the heat. To me this is unacceptable especially for the rate that we were charged. The room is very basic which is absolutely fine but the linens could use updating. The most important things a hotel should provide is a comfortable sleep environment and if this hotel could update the things mentioned above we would have had a completely different experience. I also didn’t think the room was particularly clean. An old sock from a previous guest was found by one of our kids and our bed sheets were stained.
The hotel offered a refreshing little pool. It was great to dip into after a long hot day. I also thought the front desk attendant was very friendly, welcoming and informative. I thought the proximity to Yosemite was good. The entrance was relatively close and the drive there was beautiful. I also liked the large parking lot and Mariposa itself. I appreciated the breakfast offered although we did not try it.
Snow52480 from: New Albany, Ohio
Published Date: Jun, 30, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Better than expected. Good value stay if going to Yosemite and can’t find anything in El Portal.
All in all we were pleased with the stay. It is about 45 minutes from Yosemite. The rooms were clean even though the hotel does show it’s age which is to be expected. The shower was VERY clean which was nice. The staff was very helpful and although they are still using Covid as an excuse to not have a breakfast area they at least do serve something. We had to fill out a sheet and pick from some items they had available and it was given to us to eat in our room. Annoying but better than nothing. The pool looked pretty clean but there were only a couple of beach chairs which need replaced badly. All in all this place it a good value.
- Rooms: 4
- Location: 4
- Service: 4
HPSGene from: Palos Verdes Estates, California
Published Date: Jun, 27, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Good location and Comfortable.
Nice stay for a 3 day trip into Yosemite. Room was large, with a larger "mini" fridge that came in quite handy. The bed was comfortable and everything worked just fine. For an older type motel, we were quite pleased. Plenyy of water pressure and the a/c worked great. The days we were there all exceeded 105 degrees.
The from desk staff were welcoming and helpful. The balcony for our room was welcome for the morning coffee and evening snacks.
We utilized the YARTS bus that picks up and the park and ride a short distance from the hotel. The ride to Yosemite Valley takes roughly an hour and a half but it was nice to not drive.
- Value: 3
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 4
abbym10 from: Austin, Texas
Published Date: Jun, 3, 2021 Travel Date: May, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Decent, Basic Room
The room was very simple and was fine to just have a place to sleep while visiting Yosemite. The bathroom felt old and could use some updating. The pictures on the website are accurate, this is definitely a basic hotel room. Location within Mariposa is convenient and walking distance to the main strip of town. It was an hour drive from the hotel to the El Portal entrance to Yosemite.
- Value: 2
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 3
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: May, 27, 2021 Travel Date: May, 1, 2021 Rating: 2
If you are there to visit Yosemite National Park, 1) Spend the money necessary to stay in the Park or somewhere much closer to the Park. This hotel is only 30 miles (give or take) to Yosemite but it is an hour and half drive to get to the Park and another hour and half to get back. That is way too far. 2) The walls are paper thin so you can hear your neighbors talking and doing other things (you know what I'm talking about) all night. 3) I had something taken from my room while I was gone for the day at the Park, reported it to the front desk employee who very coldly told me that it's hotel policy that no one goes into the rooms during guest visits and therefore offered no consideration or resolution my report about the stolen item - So, apparently, I am now a liar. That's a new for me. Consequently, I checked out forfeiting the remaining two nights I had prepaid for.