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Top Yosemite National Park Neighborhoods for Historic Hotels

Sonora
9 hotels

Sonora Inn

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£74

Angels Camp
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Jumping Frog Motel

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Mariposa
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Mother Lode Lodge

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Featured Yosemite National Park Historic Hotels

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Sonora Inn

Sonora Inn

160 S Washington St, Sonora
2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (160 reviews)
Beautiful old historic hotel Staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were spacious and provided the much needed A/C. Beautiful interior design. Would come here again. Located in the heart of downtown Sonora.
  11 Sep 2017

£74

£74
Gunn House Hotel

Gunn House Hotel

286 S. Washington Street , Sonora
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (74 reviews)
Charming Historic Hotel The hotel is very charming and quite accommodating. I would and plan to stay there again
  4 Sep 2017

£88

£88
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Royal Carriage

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Royal Carriage

18239 Main Street, Jamestown
2.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (177 reviews)
Clean, private and very affordable!This was an amazing place for the price we paid. The night before we paid almost the same price (only ten bucks cheaper) to stay in a tent which was at the same distance from Yosemite National Park! The room was clean and had private bathroom and shower. The building was a Victorian home with lots ...
  10 Jul 2017

£68

£68
INNS Of California Sonora

INNS Of California Sonora

350 S Washington Street, Sonora
2.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (344 reviews)
easy walk to downtownRooms are old but they have a fridge and microwave which is nice.
  21 Aug 2017

£62

£62
Mother Lode Lodge

Mother Lode Lodge

5051 Highway 140, Mariposa
2.0 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (111 reviews)
clean room, quiet small town, easy access to dining and highway.
  7 Sep 2017

£60

£60
Yosemite Gold Country Lodge

Yosemite Gold Country Lodge

10407 Highway 49, Coulterville
2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (207 reviews)
You get what you pay for, quiet country living. Get food before you come back, because its along ways away for anything unless you go their on Wednesday and get their special.
  17 Sep 2017

£52

£52
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 (520 reviews)
very nice hotel/breakfast restaurantvery friendly and helpful staff / delicious complimentary full breakfast / we will stay there again!
  18 Sep 2017

£81

£81
Jamestown Railtown Motel

Jamestown Railtown Motel

10301 Willow St, Jamestown
2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (107 reviews)
excellent experience,friendly staff and very helful
  17 Sep 2017

£57

£57
Country Inn Sonora

Country Inn Sonora

18730 Highway 108, Jamestown
2.5 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (557 reviews)
Some trash around the building. clean rooms and lobby, nice pool!
  21 Sep 2017

£55

£55
Black Bart Inn

Black Bart Inn

55 W St Charles Street, San Andreas
2.5 out of 5.0
1.7 out of 5 (9 reviews)
An OK overnight stopStopped over on my way to Yosemite. Booked at short notice.
  12 Sep 2016

£56

£56
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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.