The family and I returned to yet another snowboarding trip to mammoth lakes, California. Call us crazy, but we are on the search for descent accommodations. We were initially offended and upset by the lack cleanliness, consideration, and commitment that we saw from tamarack lodge, the village, juniper springs and have decided that this I s simply what one must put up with the mammoth lakes conglomerate. We have changed out expectations to believe that the accommodations for which one pays top dollar for will be substandard and now we are looking the that hotel which is the oasis we've been looking for.
This weekend to have changed from the rudeness and crudeness of juniper springs to mammoth inn. I've read reviews describing it as dated. However, I wish it remind the reader,that dated is when we go to grandmas house. You walk in and the aroma of baked goodies greets you and the homes appliances date back to these entries, hey even the fifties. Laminate counter tops in green,yellow and orange abound. That my friends is dated.
No, the mammoth mountain inn is dated, yet the overall impression of dated on top of a snow capped mountain top, drinking cocoa would be tolerable, if not appealing but for the lack of maintenance to. The facility. The elevator is extremely small and with what appears to be a filthy felt-like gray square which I suspect replaced a rotted out carpet. The odor of wet meets the nostrils as an insult. Entering the room one notes it to be larger in size, the Murphy bed bring a smile as you recall grandmas house, only to snap back to reality, "what a dump". Kitchenette adequate for four. Open the utensils and note the food on the utensil, spots and dust. We had to wash in hot water.the rug, O M G the rug is filthy. My daughter took her shoes o ff for 10 minutes and we had to change the socks. Only walk in slippers.. Open windows are in need of repair. The windows do not open adequately due to lack of maintenance, the mirrored door is off its slider, the door to the master bedroom does not close. In the second bedroom,there must have been an o ld, wet, dog for the acrid smell that assaults the nostrils cause us to leave the window open. We had to take our chances, the odor or pneumonia.
In summary...the mountain is beautiful, we are snowboarding addicts and will continue to search for a location where those of us who expect to get descent accommodations, not luxurious but descent, with respectful customer service oriented staff will find it. The season I s coming to an end but I think there is still one or two possible entries left.
- 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