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Sonora Inn
Sonora Inn
160 S Washington St, Sonora
2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (152 reviews)
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Great old downtown location for walking We enjoyed our stay at Sonora Inn. We wanted to be able to stroll the old town shops and have easy access to the highway and we had both. Lovely old mining town in the California foothills.
  26 May 2017

£90

£90
Country Inn Sonora
Country Inn Sonora
18730 Highway 108, Jamestown
2.5 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (520 reviews)
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We were visiting the casinos in the area and decided to spend the night. We went to the hotel and the desk person was very pleasant. We had a great conversation. I went to my room, showered and slept very nicely. The sink water valves were connected backwards, so the hot water, that is supposed to ...
  17 May 2017

£55

£55
Yosemite Gold Country Lodge
Yosemite Gold Country Lodge
10407 Highway 49, Coulterville
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (172 reviews)
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Tent for the night To be honest was a bit nervous about staying in a tent in the middle of Northern California but it was surprisingly pleasant. Staff was great and everything went very smooth. Would definitely recommend !
  25 May 2017

£55

£55
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Royal Carriage
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Royal Carriage
18239 Main Street, Jamestown
2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (170 reviews)
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A terrific spot in gold country This hotel was a surprise. I was expecting something a tiny bit better than a motel 6. We walked into a beautiful trip to the past. Wonderful furnishings and a great bed made our visit special. We will definitely stay here again.
  4 Apr 2017

£67

£67
Mother Lode Lodge
Mother Lode Lodge
5051 Highway 140, Mariposa
2.0 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (104 reviews)
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Heater is a bit too loud Nice lodge in a friendly community. The heater was a bit too loud. Everything else was great.
  13 Apr 2017

£93

£93
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino
711 Lucky Ln, Coarsegold
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (336 reviews)
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Great Hotel for visit to Yosemite. This hotel was way more than my husband and I expected! Loved everything about it, location, friendliness, cleanliness and beauty. We would like to thank the Tribal Council for making our trip a wonderful experience.
  25 May 2017

£111

£111
Comfort Inn Yosemite Valley Gateway
Comfort Inn Yosemite Valley Gateway
4994 Bullion St, Mariposa
2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (100 reviews)
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Good value. Our room was recently updated....mattresses were a bit firm. Bathroom needs better lighting. A lighted magnifying mirror would be great.
  18 May 2017

£147

£147
Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel
Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel
4999 Highway 140, Mariposa
2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (270 reviews)
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Nice hotel close to the park. Nice hotel close to the park. Godd breakfast, only 40 minutes to Yisemite National Park.
  25 May 2017

£161

£161
River Rock Inn
River Rock Inn
4993 7th St, Mariposa
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (66 reviews)
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Old and clean. . . . .perfect . . . . . . .Old but clean. Historic. Goes with the type of trip. Comfortable. Easy access. Walking distance to much of town......
  23 May 2017

£137

£137
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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotel 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.