We have been going to Mammoth Lakes for over 40 years and are very familiar with the town after having lived there for several summers in the past. The Sierra Nevada Resort is really a motel and not a resort in the usual sense. We arrived at 3:50 PM and were informed by the desk clerk that we could not check in until 4:00 PM. Another man had arrived ahead of us and he was already waiting. As we stood around, other people arrived and were also informed check in was 4:00 PM. The desk clerk then left and more people arrived to mill about and learn from us veterans that check in was 4:00 PM. At 4:05 PM about 10 or 12 people were standing about and we were all upset. Eventually, the desk clerk reappeared and we were able to check in, although the later arrivals would have had a long wait in line. Mammoth Lakes is a ski resort and the skiers tend to beat up all the town's accommodations. The Sierra Nevada Resort shows this wear and tear. The hall carpets are filthy and worn giving a first impression of a seedy motel. The rooms are a bit better but they show their age. Motel maids can only do so much cleaning on a daily basis. Eventually a more thorough cleaning and fix-up is necessary and the Sierra Nevada Resort now needs a renovation. The place does not offer a complimentary breakfast, which most hotel resorts in this price category provide. To be fair to the Sierra Nevada Resort, Mammoth Lakes is an over priced community and none of the town's hotels offer a standard of quality that one expects for the prices that are charged. The same goes for the local restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa is your headquarters for memorable Mammoth vacations. Offering more activities and amenities than any other hotel in Mammoth, the stylish and comfortable lobby exudes rustic elegance and array of romantic and family-style rooms bring the Resort's colorful past firmly into the present. Our beautifully appointed rooms feature romantic suites and family style chalets along with comfortable deluxe king and double queen rooms. Relax at Mammoth's only hotel Spa, specializing in massage, body treatments, facials, couples massage and manicure/pedicures. Kids can have great fun at the Cub Club, where they can play XBoxOne, create and explore, enjoy Mini Golf, movies and games, all in a supervised environment. Try our three outstanding restaurants; Rafters Restaurant and Lounge serves breakfast and dinner along with an extensive wine and cocktail selection. Live music and happy hours are favorites of locals and visitors alike. Red Lantern is open and features classic Chinese dishes in a beautiful setting plus evening take- out. Escape to the Mediterranean at Jimmy's Taverna. Food critics and locals call Jimmy's the "best new restaurant in Mammoth." Freshest seafood and meats are grilled over the wood fire, and the traditional Greek dishes are on the menu every day. Impeccable wine pairings, artisan cocktails and delectable desserts round out a meal experience unlike any other in Mammoth. Join us at the Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa and make Mammoth memories. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sierra Nevada Hotel Mammoth Lakes