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“Clean enough rooms. Over priced and very noisy.”

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Motel 6 Mammoth Lakes
Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Mammoth Lakes
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Clean enough rooms. Over priced and very noisy.”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed at the Motel 6 as we wanted somewhere that was reasonably priced but clean and tidy. There seemed to limited places in Mammoth that would suit our travel budget, most places were quoting a small fortune.

We were happy enough with the price quoted for the room and the room was clean and tidy, a tad on the small side though.

Once I'd booked the room I asked for the wifi code and I was told I had to pay $3 for it?! I know that's hardly a fortune but when you've just paid $100 for the room I felt that was a bit off.

I've never until now stopped in a room and slept in a bed that shook when someone walked along the 1st floor access path to the rooms before and I'm not sure why but this place was extremely noisy right through the night, it's the worst nights sleep I'd had during my vacation.

I only found out there is a swimming pool after I'd stopped there once I'd read the reviews on TA. No one bothered to inform me which I find slightly bizarre!

This place is ok, not good value for money though considering its a basic room, you have to pay extra for the wifi and there's no breakfast included.

We left there and booked into the Sierra Lodge, it's literally the next place up the hill on the right. Much better value, brill staff, cheaper, free wifi, free continental breakfast, free parking, rooms much bigger and a lot quieter and a hot tub!

The choice is yours!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

✔️ Motel 6 mammoth -2

Too expensive for what you get

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 2 nights in the end of September. The room was clean, but considering the price I was hoping too get a bit more. There was no fridge, no hairdryer, no toiletries, except for 3 bars of soap, and not even a 'Do not disturb' card, plus they charged extra for wi-fi. The bed was very uncomfortable and it got very cold during the night, but there was a heating system. The bathroom was clean, but when I turned on the lights it also turned on a fan that was as loud as a plane and flushing the toilet also gave me the impression I was on a plane. The shower pipe was a bit loose.

The receptionist was very friendly. I accidentaly made a reservation for one, but there was no problem changing it into a stay for two. When I asked, if I could borrow a hairdryer, she said, she would let me know when any of them gets available and when I asked for the 'Do not disturb' card, she said, she would let know the cleaning staff not to clean our room and if we needed any fresh towels we could come pick them up at the office. There was a microwave and some vending machines and ice machines right next to the office and there was coffee in the morning.

If the accommodation was cheaper, I wouldn't have had any issues, it's a motel, what can you expect, but considering the price I was expecting more.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank you for sharing your review. We apologize for the unpleasant stay you had as a result of the comfort and maintenance issues you experienced. These conditions are not consistent with Motel 6 standards for quality, and we encourage you to contact our Guest Relations Department so they can have a record of your experience to help us provide our guests with better service in the future: 1-800-577-3435.
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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed here on our motorcycling holiday. We booked ahead as we were advised that Mammoth Lakes can book out. We had stayed in Motel 6's before and knew they provide the basics but not much else but I have found even four star motels in the US don't have hair conditioner. they had problems with bears just before we arrived and advised everyone not to leave food in their cars, this wasn't applicable to us being on a motorcycle, but I was keen on sighting a bear as I hadn't seen one on my whole trip! Bed was comfy and the room clean and well appointed for a good nights sleep. All in all a good stay, even though I didn't see any bears!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Good place to stay with friends, but not recommended for people traveling with families. It's somewhat a ghetto motel. But the stuffs were very friendly. The nearby restaurants aren't good. If you are planning for a trip to Yosemite national park, then don't pick this motel since it's very far from the park.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at Motel 6 in Mammoth this summer and it was a very affordable, no frills hotel. Amenities are simple, but the hotel was clean and pretty quiet at night. It is right on the main road into town and close to lots of restaurants, stores, gas stations, etc. We liked it because it allows us to travel with our pets.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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SO CAL
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222 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Started morning drive from Mission Viejo south OC as a leisurely drive to get to Lake Tahoe the following day. Skip Bishop and go to Mammoth Lakes. Hotel at entrance to Mammoth Lakes and is about 4.5 hour drive from Mission Viejo area. Set back from the road enough to avoid traffic sounds and feel a little secluded.

Checked in and then headed to center of Mammoth Lakes for some dinner. Just a short drive away with easy parking. Only planned one night because we were going to spend the next day at Yosemite sightseeing and then end in Lake Tahoe. If you are going to Yosemite then I suggest you drive straight through and stay in the park as you cannot see all of the important Yosemite sites without it turning Into a grueling day of travel. Yosemite still an hour and a half from Mammoth Lakes.

This is a standard Motel 6 with dark carpet, colorful design bedspreads. The bathroom very nice and clean. The shower head I wish I had at home..very nice spray. The building looked nice and clean and looked like they have been putting money into it to keep it nice.

Good to stay here for good value as well. Why spend $135 plus 14% tax OR MORE for one night right in Mammoth Lake since it's so close anyway. If you book directly on website you can get a Sr discount and sometimes AARP or AAA. Including tax we paid $96.

Schafft's Bakkery across the street as a plus.

Comfortable stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stay at Motel 6's a lot because they are pet friendly. This one was better than average. The girl at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful. The place got very crowded, even during the week, so I'd reserve a room at least the day before.

**Take Note**- there is a sign at the front desk warning you to not leave food in your car because the bears came out of hibernation early due to a mild winter and are really food motivated. They'll break into your cars. Well, some idiot didn't read the sign or care and left a cooler on the hitch on the back of his car. Next morning, it was shredded and the bear (at least 6 ft tall if it stood) was looking for food in the dumpster which is ADJACENT TO WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO WALK YOUR DOGS!!! So, seriously, don't leave food anywhere. I even took the dog's food out of the car. And bring a big flash light with you to walk the dogs to look for bears!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Motel 6 Mammoth Lakes
Address: 3372 Main St, US 395 at SR 203/Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Location: United States > California > Mammoth Lakes
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Mammoth Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Mammoth Lakes 2*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel 6 Mammoth Lakes offers a great getaway for all seasons! The top skiing in the country! Mammoth Mountain is 1 mile and June Lake Ski Area is 15 minutes. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor heated pool. Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms for a fee. ... more   less 
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