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Sonora Inn

Sonora Inn

160 S Washington St, Sonora
2.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (627 reviews)
Very nice older Mission style hotelThe hotel is very nice inside and out and staff was very friendly. I arrived very late due to flight delay caused by Frontier Airlines and front desk clerk assisted me with my bags in getting them up to my room. The only downside was that the elevator wasn't working and there didn't seem to be any ...
  16 Jan 2018

£53

£53
Gunn House Hotel

Gunn House Hotel

286 S. Washington Street , Sonora
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (205 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

£66

£66
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 (575 reviews)
Cute Old Hotel In A Small TownThe hotel is in a small town. It was a small mom and pop kind of hotel. The room was cool, had everything we needed. The only downside was the smell in the hotel. It's over 100 years old and you can smell the oldness.
  2 Jan 2018

£50

£50
Jamestown Railtown Motel

Jamestown Railtown Motel

10301 Willow St, Jamestown
2.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (387 reviews)
Arrived after 5pm, check in was fast and easy, the staff was very friendly, room was clean, and there were a few restaurants/stores within walking distance. Would stay again. :)
  25 Nov 2017

£46

£46
Yosemite Gold Country Lodge

Yosemite Gold Country Lodge

10407 Highway 49, Coulterville
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (614 reviews)
Excellent experience Friendly, helpful staff. Room and grounds well maintained and clean. Wifi/cable which is great being in a remote area
  17 Jan 2018

£25

£25
Country Inn Sonora

Country Inn Sonora

18730 Highway 108, Jamestown
3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (1,673 reviews)
Satisfied You can tell that they are in the process of remodeling/upgrading this hotel. Our room was clean and in good repair. The showers are on the smaller side. We were overall pleased.
  8 Jan 2018

£48

£48
Historic National Hotel

Historic National Hotel

18183 Main Street, Jamestown
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (104 reviews)
Staff was very fun and friendly. Rooms were very clean
  2 Jan 2018

£73

£73
Mother Lode Lodge

Mother Lode Lodge

5051 Highway 140, Mariposa
2.5 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (315 reviews)
nice enough, really soft bedThe room was acceptable - I would stay there again but my wife only would if the bed was firmer. Her back is still sore a week later. Clean but old. Very few outlets - we had to unplug microwave to plug in our phone charger. And watch out if you're in the shower and someone flushes the toilet! Stayed ...
  2 Dec 2017

£40

£40
INNS Of California Sonora

INNS Of California Sonora

350 S Washington Street, Sonora
2.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (1,089 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

£49

£49
Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

19551 Hess Ave, Sonora
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,541 reviews)
Great staff and hotelVery fast check-in. Staff is wonderful and helpful. Room is quite and contains fridge and microwave.
  14 Jan 2018

£63

£63
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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.