If you are going for the skiing the location is the best. On the slopes at the Main Base next to the main gondola. This is the base that has the best ski terrain and is open the longest. Also next to the main ski school and the child day care center.
Unfortunately due to the location it seems that the company does not feel pressed to upgrade or keep up the maintenance. I stay there for the location but every trip I have a list of item for repair to give to the staff. Examples from last couple of trips: bad door latch, widow seal leaking, bathroom fan bearings shot, broken bathroom fixtures. Also someone must have been dyslexic because the hot and cold water controls were backwards and the heater controls work opposite to the indications on the controller.
As one of the other people commented there was a CO poisoning incident during the Holiday Break. No detectors since this is an old building and state law says they have till 2016 to install them. They started to install detectors after the incident but not sure when they will be in all rooms. Got checked by the Paramedics and one family member was put on oxygen for about 30 minutes to flush out the CO from their bloodstream. They said nobody was seriously injured but some people did not look so good and were transported to the hospital.
Staff is generally helpful and friendly but this is more rustic and not upscale service. The food/restaurant selection is limited so if that is what you are looking for you are probably better off in town. There are shuttles but they can be crowded and may be iffy if there is a big storm. Driving down to town can also be a pain if it is snowing heavily.
Value depends on what you pay and that can vary a lot depending on when you stay. It is never cheap, and is pricey during the major holidays. Also the resort fee is a bit of a joke. $20 for poor WiFi and pool and sauna regardless of if you want it or not. This should really be optional or part of the room charge so prices can be compared fairly.
As I said I stay there for location not the room quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Walk to the gondola. The Mammoth Mountain Inn is a great place to base your vacation if you want to wake up on the mountain itself. Stay in a recently remodeled craftsman style condo or suite. All rooms have slopeside access in winter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mammoth Mountain Hotel Mammoth Lakes
- Hotel Mammoth Mountain
- Inn Mammoth Mountain