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Alpenhof Lodge
Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in Mammoth Lakes
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

This lodge is anything but a lodge. The room was small, and the cottage-cheese celings were both stained with water and scraped in various places. Drapes had stains and a hole. Two poles by the bedside masqueraded as lamps, and one crooked picture of a rabbit hung in the corner. We could hear our neighbors above us. Based upon the footsteps on the ceiling, I think they were sick, as they continuously headed for the bathroom from 12:00 a.m to 3:00 a.m. Each flush was heard throughout the night. The sounds and sights of the room were reminescent of my dorm room in college. Cheap pine furniture decorated the room, and a small TV was snuggled tightly into the armoir. The channel changer remained in-tact thanks to Scotch tape. Billed as a place that served breakfast, you can count on watered-down juice, metallic coffee, store-bought donuts, and packaged non-flavored oatmeal. BUT, on the upside, the room was passibly clean, the water pressure good, and the location excellent. Still, for the whopping price of $250 per night, I would look elsewhere. The adjacent restaurant, Petra's, now that's another story; quite good. But I digress......

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

We were very impressed by the friendliness and willingness to help. The interior is in desperate need of renovations and updating, and although the rooms and fittings were quite outdated, we had a very comfortable stay. Funny old cathode ray t.v stored in the cupboard, but a perfectly acceptable level of comfort. Our advice would be to skip the breakfast in the little lobby and go to Base Camp Cafe off Main St for excellent breakfast and wonderful service.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon tour in September. We arrived here exhausted after a 7 hour drive from Las Vegas and were delighted to find a clean, cosy family run hotel set in stunning surroundings. The hotel owner is extremely helpful and friendly with lots of ideas about how to get the most from a brief visit to Mammoth. A basic complimentary continental breakfast is provided which is a lovely touch! The surrounding mountains and lakes are just breathtaking and our stay here was one of the highlights of our honeymoon! Great little hotel!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

The worst hotel I have ever stayed in! We had driven 12 hours that day so we were tired and drove up to this hotel feeling exhausted. Stupidly paid for a room on the third floor, sight unseen. We began carrying our luggage upstairs since there was no elevator and just could not believe the condition of this place: old, shabby, ugly, and NO air conditioning!! They had placed a fan at the top of the stairs which was blowing stale hot air in our faces as we walked up. It was around 90 degrees in our room and had no air circulation at all. They provided an old fan which helped a little. Our window was tiny and set deep into an alcove so provided no relief.
The clerk at the front desk spent most of his time making personal calls on his cell phone which looked very unprofessional.
The entire building should be demolished...the best thing I can say about the Alpenhof Lodge is that the sheets were clean.
We could not wait to leave the next morning.

Room Tip: Avoid this place if at all possible. Do not stay in the 3 story part of the building!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

Stayed here for two nights as part of our honeymoon. The hotel is very dated really needs an update and was a little bit surprised that it is a virgin hotel. However for a short visit ( I would not like to stay any longer than 2nights) it is fine, the rooms are clean and although there isn't air conditioning there is a fan in the room. I wouldn't use the pool -it was tiny and appeared to be used by a playgroup? The most surprising element of the place was the breakfast area, it is part of the lobby, just a couple of chairs, if you don't manage to get one of these you have to stand and attempt to eat your breccy from flimsy paper plates, don't try to spread your toast using the plastic knives, they're so bendy it's just impossible. Ok for a stop over, although mammoth itself is beautiful did the devils postpile which was one of the highlights of our holiday- outstanding.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Not much expected from this hotel, but was actually very nice. Austrian looks, due to the winter sports area and the sign "Wilkommen" above the door. Delicious eaten in Italian in the mall at Old Mammoth Road (the one with Vons supermarket). Pool is small. Good beds.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

We landed back in Mammoth Lakes after attempting the John Muir trial. After 5 days of mosquito attacks and my tough spill on our way back, my husband (and hero) found this lovely spot for us to re-group. We had a large fireplace suite at a VERY reasonable price. Two TV's, great bathroom, refreshing pool and hot tub. After two night nights here we hated to leave. Nice little continental breakfast and most helpful staff.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alpenhof Lodge

Address: 6080 Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Location: United States > California > Mammoth Lakes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
Price Range: $105 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alpenhof Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Mammoth just across the street from the Village at Mammoth. Steps to the Village Gondola for access to Mammoth Mtn. Ski Area during the winter months and less than an hour away from the gates to Yosemite via Tioga Pass in the summer months. Amenities include free WI-FI, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, jacuzzi and sauna (winter) and outdoor swimming pool (summer only). We offer a variety of room types, from Single Queen or King rooms to 2 bedroom cottages with kitchens, to suit your needs. ... more   less 
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