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Mammoth Mountain Inn
Ranked #7 of 31 Hotels in Mammoth Lakes
Chicago
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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“This place needs a coat of paint”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed two nights over the 4th of July Holiday, and we joked about taking a trip back in time to a ski resort from the 1970s. The location is great...you are right at the bottom of the mountain, and I highly recommend taking a gondola ride to the top for a bit of exploration. The view is spectacular...like you're on top of the world. But the resort...this needs some work. Our room was on the main floor and we had a nice view of the mountain, but when you sat out on the deck, you could really see how old this place was. Paint was peeling everywhere and you could really see the wear and tear through the years. The room was clean, but clearly needs to be renovated. And the pool...well that was a disappointment too. We didn't pay a lot of money for our two nights stay, so we had no regrets. But the current owners should really consider a make-over. A little could go a long way. It's a shame to have such a shabby resort in such a beautiful location

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, CA
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We didn't know Mammoth at all, and we booked this hotel to stay in once we were done with a backpacking trip at Mammoth Lakes. If you're a skier, it's right at the base of the main lifts. If you're a mountain biker, it's at the base of the gondola that takes you to the top of the mountain. And if you backpack/hike, it's convenient for taking the shuttle into the park to get to your trailhead or visit Devil's Postpile. But I recommend staying in the Village at Mammoth, not here, for several reasons: 1) More options for dining and evening entertainment; and 2) Better facilities.

The staff was first-rate, very friendly and accommodating. The hotel clerk worked hard to check us in a day early when we showed up ahead of time. The bartenders and wait staff were awesome. But the food in the main dining room, for the quality, was overpriced, and they can get away with that because they're the only hotel with this location. For breakfast, I suggest ordering the breakfast burrito. It was tasty and inexpensive. Avoid the overpriced buffet. The dinner menu was limited, both at the Inn and the pub (The Yoddler). The German theme at The Yoddler was overly kitschy. Forget the kitsch and provide more options.

In town, you have many restaurants to choose from, and they're only 10 minutes away. Plus, you've got the vibe on the street that's got more energy than the Mammoth Mountain Inn.

Our room was clean, but the air conditioner didn't work. The tiles in the bathroom were cracked, and the tub floor was squishy (plumbing issues). That's really unacceptable for the price of the hotel room. The inn should really upgrade the cooling and heating system so it's energy efficient. Our room was also located near some loud machinery, most likely the laundry. I needed earplugs to sleep.

Room Tip: Ask to be in the main inn, not the Yodel Haus, and looking toward the gondola.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Riverside, California
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed here for the Mammoth 1/2 Marathon. It was priced right. It was perfect for two friends. The rooms are comfortable, though not posh, but we didn't pay for posh. There is a beautiful hiking trail just behind the property. If you are coming to ski, or mountain bike, this is super convenient. It does require driving to any of Mammoths excellent eateries, or shopping. Literally adjacent to the ski lifts and the gondola to the top. Lots of fun family activities available on site. The staff was wonderful. Many European / foreign tour companies use this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Mentone, California
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed here this weekend and what a fantastic time we ha. I will always stay at Mammoth Mountain Inn. The warm pool and great Jacuzzis are clean are some of the best I've been in. The views are beautiful cant wait to come back and get one of the 3 story rooms.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Witney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Chose this hotel because of the location and the fact that we had never stayed in a ski resort before, although we went in summertime! Our sat nav took us slightly off course but when we finally arrived we were stunned and thought it was fab. Very quiet when we arrived, guess we arrived later in day. The hotel has an Alpine Lodge feel inside and out. Roaring log fires, and they were as we arrived! Lots of antlers on the wall. Rooms were comfy and large enough for us as a family of two adults and one child but a bit brown/grey looking like a 1970s UK Hotel. Parking was free and safe from bears as long as you didn't leave food in the car! Bit worrying seeing lots of signs about bears around, but we didn't see any, you sorta want to see one but don't! This resort is really for the types who like mountain biking, climbing etc. The shuttle bus is great and drops you around an 8 mile loop of walking trails and this is where you get to see waterfalls, forest and lakes. The bar has to be the best view I have seen from bar.. Mammoth Mountain itself, what a picture window! The cable car ride up to the top is a must. The town of Mammoth is lovely and we found great places to eat and when we stayed there were outdoor free concerts to listen to in the evening with fire pits lit. Just loved this resort location. This hotel is about 10,000 feet above sea level and you can feel the effects of altitude. I personally took a few days to adjust and felt very out of breath. Lots of water and slow your pace is the key!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Redlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Always love staying at the Inn! It is our favorite place on the mountain. Darla and her staff are always extremely helpful and welcoming. The property has the feel of a wonderful mountain lodge with fine amenities.
Great ski valet available in front of hotel and lovely area by fireplace for relaxing with friends, family or other visitors.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

This was the first time my girlfriend and I have ever visited Mammoth mountain. The mountain is amazing but the Inn made our trip. Mammoth Mountain Inn has the best amenities and best location for easy access to several lifts and the gondola, but the best part is the staff. The staff is very courteous and knowledgeable but above all friendly. The front desk manager Darla Ross went above and beyond her duties to help make our stay more comfortable. I will definitely be back and highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mammoth Mountain Inn
Address: 10400 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Location: United States > California > Mammoth Lakes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#2 Business Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
#3 Best Value Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
#4 Family Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
#7 Romantic Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mammoth Mountain Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 216
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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