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Yosemite West / Mariposa KOA
Cheshire, UK
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139 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Nice site but needs improvement”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights to visit Yosemite. The pitch was roomy and shaded and the site quiet.
The bathrooms need some updating. Only one hairdryer was working whilst we were there and it was covered in liquid soap from a leaking dispenser. There were no plugs to enable me to use my own.
The staff here were not very friendly. One in particular never changed her expression and seemed completely unwilling to answer any questions.
Wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Clean and calm rv park mostly for 1 night stay into yosemity. Good pool, clean amenities, nice shop. Bus stop outside park for tours to yosemity. Only negative was the lady at the reception, bridget. If you dont like your job please quit, otherwise put a smile on your face and be friendly to the guests who pay a considerable amount to stay at your park (usd 52 for hook-up site).

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Family of 4 from Scotland on RV tour of California.
We liked it for its cosy size, closeness to Yosemite (so easy to use local YART buses from the site to get in and out then use Yosemite shuttles while there rather than toiling in a RV round the tight roads in Yosemite- note the shuttles do not go from the valley to Wawona/Mariposa grove) and pleasant setting. Limited facilities beyond pool, shop (recommend the ice cream and pizza) and surprising arcade in an old train engine but its big thing is Yosemite nearby. Would visit again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We usually love KOA experience. The one in Duluth,Minnesota was extremely good. Friendly staff,clean restrooms and very good tenting ambience. However, KOA ,mariposa was disappointing. There is a basketball hoop right in the parking lot. It is stressful to both the driver and kids. Our car got hit by the ball. It kind of startles the driver. When we told the front desk staff as feedback, they just turned a cold shoulder, which is a very unusual behaviour from KOA staff. Though they claim to have free wi-fi,it does not work. There is also a fire ban in the county and hence no camp fire. I feel this should have been mentioned in their website while booking as we got fire strarters for crazily expensive prices from the town of Lee Vining nearby.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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230 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

The KOA is good, bathrooms were spotless, staff was friendly, and I loved the pines. However, the walk to the bathrooms is far and uphill on the way back for the kabins. There are very few bathrooms considering how many kabins they have. This KOA sells cooked pizzas and ice cream. KOA is about an hour's drive from the Yosemite visitor's center, but we enjoyed the drive. Wifi is okay...had to be by the pool to access it. Go to the Pioneer Market in the town before you arrive at the KOA...prices there were great.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

My family and I stayed in a deluxe camping cabin at this KOA for several nights while touring Yosemite. The cabin was very nice: clean, quiet, and large. It featured a refrigerator, microwave, futon, table, stove, bathroom, and even a small television. The hot water heater broke once and we didn`t notice until night, but a maintenance employee came out immediately to fix it.

Keep in mind that this KOA is a bit distant from Yosemite. It took us around 30 minutes to drive there each day, so we lost some time that we could have used to explore the park. However, it was nice to be close to Mariposa for supplies, restaurants, and cheaper gas than we could find closer to the park.

Room Tip: The deluxe camping cabins are worth the extra cost: they are far more comfortable than a simple camp...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank Kristi K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

We stayed with another couple for 3 nights in RVs over Memorial Day weekend. We were concerned after reading all the negative comments too but the staff was friendly and helpful. We had the best RV sites in the place (51,52,53) which were new spaces not shown on the map. The grounds are well maintained. The only negative I have is that the rocks in all the spaces and roads are large base rock which are sharp and very hard on our dogs feet. We figured out the WiFi which is free. The lack of cell phones was a little annoying but once you get used to not having a phone you can enjoy relaxing a bit more :). We were going to take the bus into the park but decided to drive the RV in with our bikes which worked out great too. We parked along the road by Curry Village in the park and rode all over the valley. The best way to see everything! Had a great time and would go back again.

Room Tip: Ask for sites 51,52 or 53 for RVs.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Yosemite West / Mariposa KOA
Address: 6323 Highway 140, Midpines, CA 95345
Region: United States > California > Midpines
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Ranked #3 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Midpines
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Yosemite West / Mariposa Koa Hotel Midpines

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