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“Lovely hotel in fantastic location” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Haus Motel
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3905 Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546   |  
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Ranked #10 of 30 Hotels in Mammoth Lakes
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“Lovely hotel in fantastic location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed here for one night during a recent holdiay to California. It was our second night in Mammoth Lakes and we had stayed elsewhere on the first night. This was so much better!! The hotel is located within walking distance of the restaurants and shops of the village and is on the edge of woods.

There was a real welcome from reception and staff went out of their way to make sure that everything was OK for us.

The refurbished rooms all have themes which provide a good insight into local history. Our room was huge, with a big window overlooking pine trees. It was very clean and had a great bathroom with a good shower. There was also complementary WiFi

Breakfast was included in the price - bagels, yoghurts, tea and coffee. Plenty to get you started for the day.

Room Tip: Get one of the refurbished rooms.
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Holidayhaus M, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Haus Motel, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
AnnenSteve, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the refurbished look and feel of our motel. In summer 2011, when we did our renovation, we worked with the Southern Mono Historical Society to include vintage local photography and maps in each room. We're glad you enjoyed this historical touch! We hope you were able to see some of Mammoth's beautiful fall colors during your September stay and hope you'll visit us again soon.
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

On Tuesday September 25th 2012 at 6pm I called to ask for rate info for the MLK holiday in January. My friends and I are planning a snowboard trip. The older sounding lady who answered the phone to say the least was rude? I ask if they had anything available for that weekend, her response was I don't know in a unpleasant tone. You could hear her frowning through the phone! I asked what do you mean? She said that is too far in advance. OK? How come other places around them are either filling up or have no vacancy at that time? I ask if she could give me an idea of what they usually charge during that holiday weekend? Can you guess what her response was...yup, "I don't know... She told me to call back in December! That is a great idea I will call back in December and hope their prices are reasonable and if not then I will be out of luck because everything else in the area will be booked or increases in price due to the upcoming holiday. I give this lady two big thumbs up for that answer. I think she needs to go to customer service school and learn how to be accommodating to a potential guest on the phone. She could at least find out from her boos/manager what a holiday weekend price might be. Good luck booking in advance, your better off mailing them the dates you want to stay and post date it till December =)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Holidayhaus M, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Haus Motel, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
JR, Our sincere apologies. We are now accepting reservation bookings for the winter 2012-13 season. One way we're able to keep costs down as Mammoth's best low-price hotel lodging is by operating over-the-phone reservations instead of an online booking system. We appreciate any and all feedback and have taken your experience into account. Thank you.
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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place is great! It is very affordable, clean, comfortable, remodled, has a fireplace, microwave and mini-fridge and the kindest manager! We had booked a room at the Tamarack Lodge, went to go into our room late in the evening, only to find someone else occupying it! The Holiday Haus was so accommodating to our situation. So great to know that there are good people out there who will still go out of their way to help you out. We were so grateful, had a wonderful experience and will always stay there from now on! Thank you Holiday Haus!!! :)

Room Tip: Fireplaces are downstairs only.
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  • Stayed September 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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Holidayhaus M, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Haus Motel, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thanks again for staying with us at Holiday Haus! We pride ourselves on being able to accommodate each guest in any way we can, and we're so glad that you enjoyed your time here. Mammoth is a special place! Come visit us again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This hotel did not appear on travel sites so we had to search around and came across their website. Can't book online and we ended up phoning which was a little annoying but in the end worth it.

Chad and Patty were friendly and helpful, and the room was a good size. It backed onto the forest and we enjoyed looking out trying to spot bears! (we didn't see any).

Mammoth Lakes is a nice place to stay in stunning scenery.

The only letdown was the small breakfast but we didn't pay very much for the room anyway.

Overall recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Holidayhaus M, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Haus Motel, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and letting everyone know about your experience at Holiday Haus. We're glad to hear that you treasure the stunning scenery of Mammoth Lakes as much as we do! Please come visit us again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I was a little worried about booking here when I had a very hard time getting someone on the phone, but I'm glad I waited a few hours and made the reservation. We were planning a backpack trip nearby and I REQUIRE a good night's sleep in a comfy bed the night before. I was very happy to arrive and find the king bed had a memory foam topper that made it a dream to sleep on. Also, the room was very large and included a fridge and microwave. The location across from the village and several restaurants was super convenient. They did a great job on their renovation, selecting materials and colors similar to the Hyatt we recently stayed in! The only things that could still be improved: we sleep better when it's cool, and the ceiling fan in our room was by the fireplace, so it didn't really help us cool off, even with the window open; the free breakfast wasn't really worth bothering, unless you only eat bagels or store-bought mini muffins, which looked okay. We didn't expect to find much of a free breakfast since our room rate was so low, so this wasn't a big deal. But I wouldn't want a family to expect they'll be able to skip breakfast out. With the fridge and microwave in your room, however, you could bring your own! All in all, the motel was definitely a great value at the price paid. Unless you are looking for the extra amenities of the Westin, save your vacation money for a trip on the gondola and stay at Holiday Haus instead.

Room Tip: The Deluxe rooms have a king bed. The rooms that face the street back up to a quiet wooded area, so...
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Holidayhaus M, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Haus Motel, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thanks again for staying with us at Holiday Haus this summer. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we appreciate knowing what your thoughts are on how we can improve the hotel. Please come visit us again soon in Mammoth!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We've stayed here for many years on annual fishing trips to the Mammoth Lakes area and have always enjoyed the good value and central location. It's been "well-worn" for a number of years but always served our purposes just fine. Now last summer they completely renovated the place and it has really improved with room prices still one of the best deals in the entire Bishop to Lee Vining area. Having only 15 rooms, it's a small motel but the rooms are very large and two are big enough "cabins" (still just large motel rooms to me - not free standing cabins) that they have complete kitchens with full frig, stove, etc. They now also have a free, very adequate continental breakfast and free wifi in the rooms which are nice additions. Located on Main St. it's still in a quiet section but within easy walking distance of restaurants, shopping, etc. Set among the trees and down off the street, it's a little tricky to see from Main St. if you're not familiar with the area. Just look for the distinctive large sign hidden somewhat in the trees but close to the street and then a sharp driveway down into the place. Parking is limited for the number of rooms but adequate. New flat screen TVs with a large cable selection is also new and welcomed. All in all, a good place to stay whether fishing, skiing, biking or whatever in this beautiful region of California.

Room Tip: If interested in rooms with complete kitchen/dining area ask for either Room 14 or 15.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Holidayhaus M, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Haus Motel, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Holiday Haus earlier this month. Thank you for your insightful comments. We hope you'll return to Mammoth again soon and come stay with us!
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Carrollton, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We had a great 2 nights and plan to return. Beds were great, clean, large bath, and since we were on ground floor we had a gas fireplace.The place was full but all was quiet. We have spent as much as we spent in 2 days for one night and it was not half as nice or as clean.

Room Tip: Only 10 - 15 units make reservations ground floor is our choice for convenience.
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  • Stayed June 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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Holidayhaus M, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Haus Motel, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Thank you so much for being our guest at the Holiday Haus and letting everyone know how much you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon!
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Address: 3905 Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Location: United States > California > Mammoth Lakes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Haus Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Haus Motel offers year-round lodging in Mammoth Lakes, California. Our property is the least expensive lodging location within walking distance to the Village at Mammoth. Holiday Haus Motel's 15 spacious rooms have each been transformed into lovely, historical-interest spaces with modern fireplaces and flat screen TVs. As part of Mammoth's rich history, and in a key spot on Mammoth's Main St. for over 50 years, this landmark motel is still priced for budget-conscious travelers, but now offers an updated take on a true classic. In addition to new furniture, bedding, flooring and fixtures, all Holiday Haus rooms are decorated with archival photos and posters from the old days of Mammoth. Owner Nadine Jones worked with Mark Davis of the Southern Mono Historical Society to give each room a unique personality. The property includes free parking, a hot tub, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and is located on the route of the Red Line shuttle trolley. ... more   less 
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