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“Swiss-style comfy lodging close to ski slopes” 4 of 5 stars
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Alpenhof Lodge
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6080 Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546   |  
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Ranked #7 of 30 hotels in Mammoth Lakes
los angeles
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“Swiss-style comfy lodging close to ski slopes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed one night here between Christmas and New Years 2012. We would have stayed longer but the hotel was fully booked. Our room was number 20 at the very end. It was quiet, very spacious and the bed was comfortable. We paid $247 with all taxes and fees during the high 'holiday' season. Compared to what some of the other places were charging during this season we thought it was good. There were at least two structures we could see, to get to our room, you walk along an exterior hallway. Some of the rooms had fireplaces, ours did not which was fine with us. Attached to the hotel is a wonderful restaurant called Petra's I would recommend highly and across the street is 'the village' with a number of restaurants to choose from. It is just a short drive up to mammoth ski lodge and a good choice when skiing at Mammoth Mountain. I think the skiing was even better than Tahoe, there were so many runs to choose from and the snow is good this season.

Room Tip: most of the rooms seemed cozy and rustic.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed in the 2-story "back" lodge. It was in the 90s F and the room had no AC. DO NOT STAY HERE IN SUMMER! The 1 portable fan didn't help. There is a back door that did NOT open! Front door needs a screen door for air and to keep bugs out. Very hot all day and night. The room was very dark. Manager: you need to put in some more lamps and fix the back doors so they open for air! This motel has been way too noisy the past 2 years. Too many loud drunks at Petras/Clocktower- screaming all night, smoking, trashy people. This is a good motel for winter though because the village and village gondola are across the street.

Room Tip: Don't stay here in summer! Too hot, no AC.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here and enjoyed our time very much. There were 2 couples so we had 2 rooms on the first floor of the outside section (not in the rooms above reception). Both rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable and suited our needs perfectly. The bed was huge with clean bedding. The rooms were a bit stuffy and warm at first, but we left the doors open for a while and put the fan on, so that cooled them down nicely. I can imagine this place being cozy and warm during winter! The decor of the rooms fits in perfectly with the whole European ski lodge theme. The staff were friendly and helpful and there was plenty of parking. We saw a bear cub walking through the parking lot! The hotel is very conveniently located across the road from plenty of restaurants and is near to the Main Lodge. All in all, I recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Family run Lodge. King rooms good size. Shops within walking distance. Only thing I would say is we discovered that one in five people may suffer from Altitude Sickness because of the Altitude at Mamoth Lakes .Lighting in seating area very poor, to use a laptop one had to sit on the bed

Room Tip: King Rooms are a nice size, with separate seating area
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

had a good stay room clean and comfortble very good location

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

The Alpenhof Lodge is a great, family friendly place to stay in Mammoth! The rooms were spacious, updated with modern furniture and very comfortable and quiet. The restaurant and bar on site are very convenient and provided some nice entertainment. This family owned and operated lodge is one of a kind and you are welcomed from the moment you enter the door. The pride of ownership is obvious as they were working on updating the pool in anticipation of the summer crowds! The location is fabulous, within close walking distance to the village. Overall, a great place to stay with children or for a couple get-away.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dana Point, CA, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

This lodge is anything but a lodge. The room was small, and the cottage-cheese celings were both stained with water and scraped in various places. Drapes had stains and a hole. Two poles by the bedside masqueraded as lamps, and one crooked picture of a rabbit hung in the corner. We could hear our neighbors above us. Based upon the footsteps on the ceiling, I think they were sick, as they continuously headed for the bathroom from 12:00 a.m to 3:00 a.m. Each flush was heard throughout the night. The sounds and sights of the room were reminescent of my dorm room in college. Cheap pine furniture decorated the room, and a small TV was snuggled tightly into the armoir. The channel changer remained in-tact thanks to Scotch tape. Billed as a place that served breakfast, you can count on watered-down juice, metallic coffee, store-bought donuts, and packaged non-flavored oatmeal. BUT, on the upside, the room was passibly clean, the water pressure good, and the location excellent. Still, for the whopping price of $250 per night, I would look elsewhere. The adjacent restaurant, Petra's, now that's another story; quite good. But I digress......

Room Tip: Ask the condition of the room ahead of time. Some rooms evidently have fireplaces. I"m assumi...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6080 Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Location: United States > California > Mammoth Lakes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
#6 Romantic Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alpenhof Lodge 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Mammoth just across the street from the Village at Mammoth. Steps to the Village Gondola for access to Mammoth Mtn. Ski Area during the winter months and less than an hour away from the gates to Yosemite via Tioga Pass in the summer months. Amenities include free WI-FI, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, jacuzzi and sauna (winter) and outdoor swimming pool (summer only). We offer a variety of room types, from Single Queen or King rooms to 2 bedroom cottages with kitchens, to suit your needs. ... more   less 
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