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Best Western Plus High Sierra Hotel
Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Mammoth Lakes
Certificate of Excellence
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Having stayed at so many places that did not live up to the hype, we were surprised that this establishment delivered at every turn. The staff (at all levels) went well beyond the line of duty in being friendly and helpful. The price was competitive with other local motels. The room was surprisingly large. The fridge and microwave worked well, but the coffee maker did not (it was a cheap instant model). Linens and towels were good quality, bed was comfortable, and the pillows were fluffy and plentiful. The shower was roomy and worked very well, although the water was unusually hard. The staff did a full cleaning every day, and they let you decide the level of service you wanted each day. The motel is hidden from the street and is quite hard to find at first (and second, and third). It actually took me 4 days before I could remember where to turn in of the main street, it is that well hidden. That being said, it is in an excellent location in town and not far from anything, including the spectacular bakery right across the street. The spa is one of the best I have ever experienced, large with powerful jets. And lest we forget, the breakfast was the best we have had for free at any place, any time. Large buffet, fresh eggs cooked in front of you, fresh pancakes and French toast, meaty bacon, sausage, bunches of fresh fruit, pastries, muffins, it was all there. All considered, what's not to like? We were extremely satisfied.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank TennTom4
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EmilyEC, Manager at Best Western Plus High Sierra Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear TennTom4
I am so glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations! Thank you for your great review and feedback. We'll look into the quality of our single cup coffee makers to see if there are better ones that we can replace them with.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Stayed for two nights. The staff of front desk and restaurant were friendly. Breakfast was really good and fresh. The indoor swimming pool and spa were very nice and clean. The room was clean and comfortable. Carpet in hallway was clean too. It's a good example for other BW which I stayed.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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EmilyEC, Manager at Best Western Plus High Sierra Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Trip2all,
Thank you for your great review regarding how clean and comfortable of a hotel we are. I am glad that you stayed for a couple days to enjoy this beautiful area.
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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

bunk beds for kids, walking distance to shops and bus to resort centre, friendly staff (especially breakast restaurant manager). Best example of Best Western I've stayed in. Breakfast was included in the rate so I didn't expect much but it was tasty, there was plenty of it and it was all freshly prepared by the friendliest chef/manager you can imagine.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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EmilyEC, Manager at Best Western Plus High Sierra Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Grizzly-Dave,
We really appreciate your compliments. Our family suite with the bunks is a popular room for families; good that you enjoyed using it. Many people are indeed impressed with the quality of our complimentary hot buffet breakfast, we take pride in it being the best complimentary hotel breakfast that you can get in Mammoth Lakes. Hope to see you again soon.
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Orange, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2013

The breakfast was really good. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I was initially a little concerned that it was too far from the downtown, but we were actually in an awesome location. Lots of places to walk to nearby to eat, some were definitely locals only.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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EmilyEC, Manager at Best Western Plus High Sierra Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear SoCalCoupleOra,
Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are in a good location with the outlet strip mall and many restaurants and retail stores within walking distance. Looking forward to your next visit to Mammoth Lakes.
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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We arrived to find our 2 bedroom apartment at the Best Western Plus in Mammoth Lakes to have the Ice machine and soft drink vending machine right against the apartment living room wall. We are very light sleepers and would have not been able to handle the noise.

Matt at the front desk was trying hard to find a place to put us where our party of 4 adults and one child could still have the kitchen and be close together.

At first it was difficult, but Matt ask if we would be willing to try a room that had recently be down for service with air conditioner problems... well.... we said we'd take a look at it.

Very nice room (#309) but it hadn't been used and was a little warm... Matt tried to get the air on and with a few adjustments the room appeared to be cooling... We went to dinner and came back and the room was cold.... Back to the front desk.... Matt came to the rescue again.

We ended up with a very nice stay and all were happy to have the room we received.

We put Matt through the ringer as we have a very emotional party member that can be very difficult if things go a little bad.

Thanks for being patient with us and if you ever stay there, ask for Matt.... He'll do what he can to make sure your stay is nice.

Room Tip: The apartments are a great value.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Keith C
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EmilyEC, Manager at Best Western Plus High Sierra Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hello Keith C
Thank you for your compliments to our front desk agent, Matt and our hotel. I am happy to hear that he was able to find a solution to your noise concerns. We have two 2 bedroom suites. One has queen beds and a larger kitchen and while the bedrooms are quieter, you can hear the hallway ice machine in the living room. The other has king beds, a smaller kitchen with a larger living room and jetted bathtub. They are both nice spacious suites for those wanting the more privacy of the individual bedrooms. I hope that you have a wonderful day.
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I picked this hotel because it was the least expensive in town that offered air conditioning. The was was both friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and quiet as well. Comfortable beds. The free buffet breakfast was also very good - scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon sausage, fruit, toast, bagels, muffins, cereals, yogurt, juice and coffee. Being on the main stree was also convenient.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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EmilyEC, Manager at Best Western Plus High Sierra Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hello
Thank you for your great review. There are only a few hotels in Mammoth Lakes that offer air conditioning in every room. They are also thermostat controlled so that you can have whatever air temperature that you desire. We are glad that you enjoyed our complimentary hot buffet breakfast, location, and staff. Thank you for staying with us.
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La Canada Flintridge, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Stayed during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The perfect place to stay for all the outdoor activities. The room size is spacious enough for the four of us. The Breakfast is very good. This is our second time there and will continue to use this Best Western when we stay in the Sierras.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank kamuelaguy
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EmilyEC, Director of Sales at Best Western Plus High Sierra Hotel, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Thank you for telling everyone about your stay with us. We are happy that we were able to provide a comfortable place for you to explore the Mammoth lakes area.
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Property: Best Western Plus High Sierra Hotel
Address: 3228 Main St, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Mammoth Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus High Sierra Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western High Sierra Hotel is conveniently located in Mammoth Lakes near shopping, restaurants and public transportation. Our newly renovated hotel has beautiful guest rooms, an indoor pool and hot tub, exercise room, business center, game room, and our very own Cafe 203 complete with evening lounge. From our standard rooms with a king or two queen beds, to our suites with kitchenettes, we have a variety of accommodations to satisfy any desire. ... more   less 
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