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Sonora Inn

Sonora Inn

160 S Washington St, Sonora
2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (601 reviews)
Historical hotel Nice historic hotel but the heater/air conditioning could be updated. It was very loud
  18 Nov 2017

£55

£55
Gunn House Hotel

Gunn House Hotel

286 S. Washington Street , Sonora
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (196 reviews)
Great hotel I was a very happy with my stay breakfast was so great not small amounts you all enjoy your stay.
  24 Oct 2017

£67

£67
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Royal Carriage

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Royal Carriage

18239 Main Street, Jamestown
2.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (563 reviews)
Nice friendly staff and quiet Staff was friendly. Rooms were neat and clean the rooms were great and very accommodating. .
  3 Nov 2017

£42

£42
INNS Of California Sonora

INNS Of California Sonora

350 S Washington Street, Sonora
2.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (1,069 reviews)
quiet which was nice.Great loction knowledgable staff. Friendly and very informative about the area. We were checked in very quickly. Quiet hotel.
  11 Oct 2017

£55

£55
Mother Lode Lodge

Mother Lode Lodge

5051 Highway 140, Mariposa
2.0 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (307 reviews)
clean room, quiet small town, easy access to dining and highway.
  7 Sep 2017

£41

£41
Yosemite Gold Country Lodge

Yosemite Gold Country Lodge

10407 Highway 49, Coulterville
2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (576 reviews)
Great little placeLovely little place close to Yosemite national park at a great price.bed sheets are really soft and had a great powerful shower.nice fireplace for if your there in the winter
  4 Nov 2017

£29

£29
Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

19551 Hess Ave, Sonora
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,539 reviews)
Good Location and great breakfastHotel was comfortable with a great staff. I liked the voucher process of getting breakfast at a restaurant in the same parking lot. The hotel location off the main road was quiet but the rooms could use a bit more sound insulation. The usual firm beds which we appreciate. It looks like they are in ...
  16 Oct 2017

£71

£71
Jamestown Railtown Motel

Jamestown Railtown Motel

10301 Willow St, Jamestown
2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (364 reviews)
Nice hotel close to Railtown, shopping and food.We enjoyed our brief stay at this older but well cared for property. Centrally located between Railtown and downtown, we found the hotel quant and well cared for with a nice pool and clean and comfortable rooms ... some with whirlpools in the rooms!
  2 Oct 2017

£44

£44
Country Inn Sonora

Country Inn Sonora

18730 Highway 108, Jamestown
2.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (1,851 reviews)
Spacious room, but very small bathroom space. The new hardwood floors are fantastic. Gives the room a cleaner feel and better smell.
  30 Oct 2017

£51

£51
Black Bart Inn

Black Bart Inn

55 W St Charles Street, San Andreas
2.5 out of 5.0
2.3 out of 5 (20 reviews)
Comfortable enough. Staff was friendly. Easy access
  14 Oct 2017

£57

£57
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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotels Hotels in Yosemite National Park

The area surrounding Yosemite National Park has a fascinating history. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains are home to many small towns and villages with a big past – for this is the heart of Gold Rush California. In the late 1800s thousands of people looking to get rich quick made their way to the miners’ camps here to go gold prospecting. Many of these camps are now modern towns or villages, and there are plenty of historic buildings and museums to visit.

Historic Hotels near Yosemite National Park

Choose a hotel in Coulterville, Sonora, Mariposa or Jamestown if you would like to stay in a historic hotel in Yosemite National Park. Whether you’re looking for proximity to historic sites and museums, or you’d like to stay in an original 19th century building, there is a historic inn, lodge or motel in Yosemite for you.

Soak up the History of the Gold Rush Era

Visit the town of Bodie – California’s official Gold Rush Ghost Town – and walk through its deserted streets, exploring original shops and imagining what it was like as a bustling town full of gold prospectors over 100 years ago. For even more detail, hit some of the excellent Gold Rush museums in the area: try the Tuolumne County Museum in Sonora, the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa or the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum.

Jamestown: Historic Hotels and Vintage Engines

The centre of Jamestown is a great base for history fans. It’s full of period buildings, including some historic hotels. While you’re in town, visit the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and check out a superb collection of old steam trains, many of which have been used in Hollywood films.

Delve into Local History at Yosemite Village

To learn about the history of Yosemite National Park head to the visitor centre in Yosemite Village. The nearby Yosemite Museum is full of fascinating exhibits focusing on the culture history of the native Miwok and Paiute people, including live demonstrations of traditional skills.