We stayed at the Mammoth Creek Inn for Christmas holidays. Tons of new snow and abundant Christmas decorations made the house look like real Swiss chalet. Location is out of the downtown center, but the good thing about this hotel is that it is within walking distance to a grocery store, movie theater and several restaurants (try Shogun, an excellent Japanese). The bus stop that serves the free red line to take people to and from the Village, is also within walking distance. In addition, the hotel has its own private shuttle, which we used daily to get to the Village center - from there you have a fast, uncrowded gondola to the Canyon Lodge (base ski lodge).
We booked the hotel directly by phone and experienced very friendly people. Once we arrived, Michael (Gen. Mgr.) and Sylvia, as well as the rest of the staff, were all very attentive and accommodating throughout our stay. Case in point: a built in wall electrical heater broke down and when servicemen couldn't repair it, they immediately bought a brand new radiator heater for us. And then surprised us with candies and a bottle of wine to sweeten the trouble.
Our room was comfortable and had all that we as skiers needed. In the living room there is a nice fireplace and hot drinks and small treats available at all times. A coffee maker in the room helps brew coffee or tea to your own taste. For breakfast you will find at least a couple kinds of cold cereal, instant oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, cold cuts, fruit, toast, bagels, juice, and usually more. There's a microwave and toasters.
The hotel has a spa - hot tub, steam room, sauna. In a small hotel like this, those amenities were never crowded, so we could enjoy them very much after long days of skiing. On some occasions there was a problem with temperature consistency, but again the very helpful staff was fast to bring it in check.
All in all, we think that it was a good value for our money, having in mind that Mammoth is the most expensive ski area in California.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mammoth Creek Inn - a tradition in Mammoth Mountain lodging and located near sparkling Mammoth Creek just minutes from magnificent Mammoth Mountain in the spectacular Eastern Sierra - is infused with an ambiance of relaxed luxury and nearly four decades of endearing history. Accessible from all directions via scenic U.S. Highway 395, and convenient to Yosemite National Park and unsurpassed outdoor recreation, as well as to Mammoth Mountain's Eagle Express ski lift. Mammoth Creek Inn provides lodging year-round for discriminating domestic and international guests. Our Mammoth Lakes hotel is considered a home away-from-home for visitors enjoying this special destination for High Sierra skiing and snowboarding, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and myriad other recreational activities. Some of our units are pet friendly for a fee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mammoth Creek Hotel Mammoth Lakes
- Mammoth Creek Lakes