Elite members of Best Western Rewards will receive 5,000 points for the purchase of a $100 Best Western Travel Card before May 31, 2011 and used between June 1 and August 31. This is an online offer only for Best Western Rewards elite members. Maximum one bonus per member.
Best Western is a hotel chain getting my attention lately as I travel around the Sierra foothills and mountains of California. Oakhurst and Mariposa are gateway towns to Yosemite National Park and both have Best Western Hotels. The bellman at the AAA 4-Diamond Tenaya Lodge on Highway 41 just outside Yosemite (review and photos coming later) told me the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn just 12 miles from the National Park entrance is considered the best (lower priced) hotel in Oakhurst. I wanted to stay there but it was sold out. I ate at the Chinese restaurant next door to the Best Western hotel and I could see some kind of motorcycle event happening with the parking lot loaded with bikers.
As I have been planning National Park visits across the western states for the next couple of months, I keep finding Best Western hotels the closest to many of the park entrances.