If you taking the steep, winding US108 (Sonora Pass Hwy) north through Yosemite National Park towards the town of Sonora, you'll pass through the small town of Strawberry. The town is surrounded by mountains and is close to Pinecrest Lake and the South Fork of the Stanislaus River. The Strawberry Inn is a roadside motel that has the unique charm due to its prime location. There is a restaurant on the top floor overlooking the river, mountains and forest. At the bar, there's a pool table, arcade games, and plenty of beers, some local. The food is mainly salads, burgers, nachos, etc.
The rooms are on the lower floor. The rooms, in general, are simple and clean with queen-size beds. There's an outdoor patio with a grill for the summer months. Even if you don't end up staying at the hotel, the bar is a nice place to celebrate the end of a day of hiking with friends. The price of double room is $99.00.