I stayed at the EC Lodge over the Memorial Day weekend and was lucky to get a room at $56 + taxes. (booked 5 months in advance, other hotels were $90+)
1. Spacious rooms with microwaves and fridge.
2. Mariposa has a decent selection of restaurants and amenities, as opposed to other nearby park towns such as El Portal.
3. Complimentary breakfast on premises was a money saver, and a great time saver if you wanted to get to the park as early as possible to avoid the rush on a holiday weekend.
4. The hostess/staff were cordial and helpful with directions etc.
1. The hotel does appear to be old, as some other reviewers have written. But it is nowhere as bad as some posts suggest.
2. Worn out carpets. We actually had a few small bugs in the floor - maybe because it is an "open" hotel as opposed to some of those "closed" buildings.
4. Not a comment on the hotel itself, but Yosemite is a good 1 hour drive from the hotel. So if you plan to see the sunset at Glacier Point in the summer, you better have dinner beforehand because hotels in Mariposa close at around 9. Plus driving through the single lane winding roads at night for an hour is not a fun experience.
I think I got value for money this time around. Next time, I'll probably shell out $60 more per day and try to stay nearer the park in El Portal or inside the park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Under New Ownership and Management, Yosemite Inn has under gone an extensive remodel this year in January of 2011. Yosemite Inn is located across from the Visitor Center and only 45 minutes to the Yosemite Valley. The small and beautiful town of Mariposa provides a variety restaurants, shops, and live entertainment with-in walking distance. The Yosemite Inn also is also proudly known for having the largest and cleanest rooms in town. Come visit us and our friendly staff on your way to Yosemite and you will be glad you chose Yosemite Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yosemite Hotel Mariposa
- Ec Hotel Mariposa
- Ec Hotel Yosemite