I chose this place because the pictures looked good and it seemed like a step up from where I usually stay. We got a call from the manager asking where we were. She was calling to tell us she was going to leave the room key on the outside of the door because she was going to go to bed. It's very typical for the motels and condos to do this in Mammoth Lakes, especially since most people arrive between 9pm and 2am.
Upon arrival, we found a BIG issue. Parking. There was no place to park. We ended parking on the street in the back due to lack of spots. The parking lot was also extremely tight, very difficult to maneuver in even with just a few cars.
When we got to the room, we had a hard time figuring out how to get the room open since the key is a put it close type rather than a put it in and pull out. This is a very neat idea, especially since the other hotels have an issue with the put in and pull out type freezing over and getting stuck because of ice getting stuck inside.
The inside of the room was spacious. The TV had DirectTV with plenty of channels to choose from. There was a fridge and microwave. Then comes the bad stuff. We found the walls were cracked, the chairs were missing support to keep your butt from sinking below the supports. When they painted the room, they were rather sloppy. They didn't even bother to take the picture frames off the wall because you could see paint on all sides of the frame. There was also paint on the plug of the coffee maker, which I thought was interesting.
The shower had plenty of hot water, but the fan did close to nothing to help evacuate the steam. When the room got all steamy, we noticed that someone had drawn a dick on the window. (Means they don't clean the window, in case the paint and dirt didn't give it away) The glass window was only single paned, providing a very cold breeze to be generated. The walls were very thin and since our room was right on the road, you could not only hear but also feel the cars' noises throughout the room. Upon more thorough inspection, we found that the supports holding up the roof on the outside of the building were definitely not up to code since pieces of the 4"x4" were notched out and it wasn't securely fastened
The continental breakfast could barely even be called a snack. There was hot coffee. for food they had cereal (which appeared to have been there a while), chocolate chip cookies (which weren't fresh), and donuts (which appeared to have been hostess ones from the grocery store). The WiFi didn't really work and quite frankly, I would just consider that the motel has no working WiFi.
Although the owner is very friendly, with all the other issues, this place was definitely over priced for it's value and I would choose to stay elsewhere next time.
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