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Mammoth Creek Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   663 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546   |  
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Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Mammoth Lakes
Newport Beach, California
1 review
“Great price and excellent management”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This was our first visiting were very pleased. The part that makes this hotel stand out is that the staff does everything they can to accommodate the guests. For example, were able to get a ride every morning to the village gondola or Canyon lodge and usually a ride home from the Village, we were even provided a ride on New Year's Eve when no cabs were available. Another example, a guest had a dead battery and didn't have AAA. The manager personally worked with this guest to get his car started with jumper cables. The room was simple with all of the basics and the breakfast served is simple, but adequate and the Jacuzzi/steam room/sauna were not fancy, but again adequate for anyone to use to relax at the end of the day. We really enjoyed our experience and the efforts the staff made to accommodate us and we will be back again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is the third time we have stayed here and our view is that this hotel has gone down hill considerably. The owners do not understand that it is little things that make the difference. So the breakfast may be included but it was awful - the coffee reminded me of the kind of coffee you used to get in the States in the 1970s, the oatmeal was either some kind of sloppy gruel or lumpy and there was no fruit provided. Then there were the towels which are about the worst I have seen in any American hotel - they all looked old and somewhat grubby. The bedrooms are ok but the cleaning was superficial as far as we could see. Moreover, this is the only hotel i have stayed in in years which did not have a bedside light. When we arrived, despite the fact that it was obvious that we had two heavy suitcases and there was no elevator, no offer was made to help us with them upstairs. Finally, this hotel is in a ski resort. In ski resorts its snows heavily which can make it difficult to park your car in the lot or get it out in the morning. No assistance seems to be provided to help with this and guests are left to fend for themselves. This can cause considerable problems and one guest told us she had to wait an hour to get into the lot while another car extricated itself. Finally, the hotel claims to have high speed internet in all rooms. This is not true as it only worked at crawl speed in our room which meant that we had to to go downstairs for it to be functional.

I do not know who runs this hotel but they do not understand what it means to run a place where the standard of service and facilities match those what Americans commonly expect for this kind of price. All judgements of value are relative but if this is what you get for this kind of price in Mammoth then it does not say a lot for Mammoth as a whole.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stayed at Mammoth Creek Inn for three nights this past week, and had a great time. Everyone we encountered that worked for the hotel was so helpful and friendly- from our pickup and the airport to a post-skiing pick up when we had a few too many drinks, they really went out of their way to accomodate us. The rooms were comfortable, great showers and beds- my only complaint would be that we had a lot of noise in our room because it was under the stairs, ask for a room on another floor if you are a light sleeper. Great food recommendations, they helped us figure out where and when to ski as well. Very convenient for buses to the Village/ski resorts, and there are some great restaurants as well as the movie theater within walking distance. We had an evening flight out of Mammoth that last day, while we skied they watched our luggage, and let us use the spa after getting back for showering and freshening up. We will definitely come back to the Mammoth Creek Inn on our next skiing adventure, and will recommend it to everyone we know!

Room Tip: Junior Suite (w/o kitchen) was spacious- ask for a room on upper floors or further away from the lob...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

On our way to Death Valley we spent one night in a Deluxe Loft.

The two-level suite was simply huge with a nice living room and modern kitchen downstairs and a bright and airy bedroom upstairs. There were two bathrooms, a larger one with tub downstairs and a beautiful ensuite with big shower upstairs. The bed was very comfortable and everything was perfectly clean. We also didn’t hear any noise from other guests.

The Inn has a cosy Lobby with a big fireplace where guests could help themselves to complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate. A very nice touch.

We would love to come back, maybe in the winter. Mammoth Lakes must be magical in the snow and staying at the Inn would be the perfect cosy winter getaway.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My husband and I travelled to Mammoth Lakes as part of our 3 day visit to Yosemite National Park. This was our 2nd visit to Yosemite so we decided to stay outside the park and see some nearby sights. We arrived late to Mammoth Creek Inn after a day walking around Hetch Hetchy. We arrived to the log firm burning in the lounge and were greeted warmly at check-in. Our room was fairly spacious and clean. The bathroom was large with a nice shower and bath and the bed was VERY comfy and large. The hotel lounge area had free hot drinks and treats at all times of the day. We paid a visit to the jacuzzi every night after a hard day's hiking - it was a welcome treat! The complimentary continental breakfast was delicious and a great start to the day. Overall a great stay. As an aside if you fancy a pizza during your stay, try Giovannis not far from the hotel, it's excellent!! Also make sure and visit the Devil's Postpile and Minaret Mountain while you are in Mammoth Lakes - well worth it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Our group of three adults stayed in the Master Loft Suite for one night of our 3 week tour of the Southwest. This was without a doubt, one of the best places we stayed on our whole trip, and one of the most affordable to boot.

We were all very pleased with this choice, especially after the quality of lodgings at our previous stop in Yosemite, this was a revitalizing stay!

The inn has a great setup, very close parking to the front door, big lobby with comfy couches & tvs, complimentary hot drinks in the lobby, spa, sauna, steam room & gym. Upstairs was another cosy lounge with a pool room up the stairs from that! The young man who served us when checking-in, didn't say much and was quite casual and brief, however was quick and efficient. The lady we saw when checking-out was very friendly.

The room itself was fantastic, and much more than we had hoped for. It was almost bigger than our house! It would've been great to have had time to stay for a week or so, unfortunately we were stopping for one night only. The master bedroom was absolutely huge, and the bathroom almost as big! The bed & pillows were super comfy. The twin-room was also very well decked out for a smaller space, it had it's own ensuite as well. The kitchen was big and good for eating in. The lounge was lovely with a huge fireplace at one end, that I imagine, would be cosy & toasty all lit up in winter.

If I had to be very picky about the room...
The flagpole out the front of the property, is attached to the wall of the master bedroom, and when windy (as it was the night we stayed) creaks and groans a lot, and can be quite distracting when trying to sleep. Earplugs fixed that though. Also, for such a completely decked out suite, the kitchen could do with having some of the small things provided such as salt and pepper, or tea towels. Wifi was also very weak in our room.

The only thing we thought that really let the property down, was the included breakfast. We found this to be lacking in selection, which was surprising, given how well the small details are taken care of elsewhere. We grabbed a bagel each, and a glass of juice, and headed back to our room to eat our own cereal which was more appealing than cornflakes.

Other than that, the location is good and is handy to shops and amenities. There is a Vons supermarket down the road, where we stocked up on groceries for reasonable prices.

All in all, we were very happy with Mammoth Creek Inn, and would definitely return if we're over that way in the future. Thank you for a great stay!

Room Tip: Splurge and go for the Master Loft Suite if there are more than 2 of you. It was great for our group...
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We found the lodge at the last minute, It was a delightful find, the staff was helpful, accommodations clean and restful, short walk to restaurants, and view of the mountains breathtaking. Breakfast was simple but it was adequate, bagels, juice etc.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 663 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Location: United States > California > Mammoth Lakes
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
#4 Romantic Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mammoth Creek Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mammoth Creek Inn - a tradition in Mammoth Mountain lodging and located near sparkling Mammoth Creek just minutes from magnificent Mammoth Mountain in the spectacular Eastern Sierra - is infused with an ambiance of relaxed luxury and nearly four decades of endearing history. Accessible from all directions via scenic U.S. Highway 395, and convenient to Yosemite National Park and unsurpassed outdoor recreation, as well as to Mammoth Mountain's Eagle Express ski lift. Mammoth Creek Inn provides lodging year-round for discriminating domestic and international guests. Our Mammoth Lakes hotel is considered a home away-from-home for visitors enjoying this special destination for High Sierra skiing and snowboarding, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and myriad other recreational activities. Some of our units are pet friendly for a fee. ... more   less 
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