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Woke far more refreshed this morning and ready for a quick look around the shops before making tracks to California. Mall across the road from the hotel had everything – thankfully we were short on time, otherwise much damage could've been done to the bank account. We did manage, however, to find a gorgeous ring for Lou.
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After a terrific breakfast in Davis with John and Jana, we were headed south to Mammoth Mountain. The drive was beautiful. John suggested we take 395 south and we definitely weren't disappointed. Lots of gorgeous run off lakes and snow capped mountains. It took us like 4 hours to get down here, and we just hung out in the lodge because it was …
I lived in a dormitory they call MMI, or Mammoth Mountain Inn. It sucked. There were 2 of us girls living in a box. The girl they chose to suit me the best as a roommate is a girl named Vera Elektra Eppard. We are very different, and at first I thought it disastrous. She is a smoker, and a heavy drinker, and unnervingly intelligent... opposite of …
Into the high sierras we went. Finding snow at peaks and blue lakes below. As we hit 11,000 Ft. Yesterday the air seemed noticeably thinner. The views though were worth every step and every breath.
We left Yosemite national park yesterday, and entered the Ansel Adams wilderness section of the Inyo national forest. My initial belief that leaving the national park would mean less beauty was proven wrong with in a minute, as we crossed over Donahue pass and were breath ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mammoth Mountain Inn Mammoth Lakes
Awesome time with early skiing
I just recently stayed at this establishment with my 2 sons the 2nd week in November. All of the early storms had us excited to get some early skiing and snowboarding in. We reserved our room and was happy with the layout of the room, the view of the mountain was awesome. We enjoyed being able to just walk to the lifts as well as the the fresh powder we had to ski on. We will be staying here again and soon!
My husband and I just got back from a quick weekend trip to Mammoth. We took advantage of a great deal for the Mammoth Mtn Inn. I had never stayed there before and was pretty excited. We had a one bedroom condo. I would STRONGLY recommend that if you stay outside the main lodge (can't comment on that, since we didn't stay there) that you get a second floor room. We were on the first floor and heard every noise from the people above us. Also, do NOT stay near the soda machine. The rooms must not be well-insluated, since we could hear everything outside the room.
Average, but close to slopes
We have stayed here a few times, just for the proximity to the slopes. The rooms were just average every time- rustic without the charm. Certainly not worth the price. I've read reviews that blame this on the nature of slopeside lodging, but I've stayed in tons of better slopeside hotels. At Mammoth everything at the main lodge effectively closes down once the ski day is over. The main lodge and the Mammoth Mountain Inn are several miles up a winding, sometimes slippery, unpopulated road from town and its restaurants, bars, grocery stores, movie theaters, or any other sign of civilization. So you don't really even get the benefits of being in the heart of things that you would get from slopeside lodging somewhere like Whistler.
Don't believe what you read
I sometimes wonder what people expect in life. We spent the last few days of our Honeymoon at Mammoth Mountain Inn and have never been so happy, especially since we were considering changing it after reading all the bad reviews about it. Thank God we didn't. This is a lovley hotel, with a good location which must be even better in winter for skiing, right next to the lifts. Yes the corridors are not perfect but this is a SKIING hotel, so it must take a battering in the winter, but the rooms, restaurant and lobby are very nice. The staff were extremely helpful and offered to help in anyway and the free courtesy bus to the village at night was very convenient.
I would definately go back in Winter or Summer as the relaxed atmosphere was a wonderful end to our honeymoon.
Excellent beds, good location
The hotel / room was great (excellent restaurant!), the location perfect even in the summer and the service sufficient. The only hotel on my trip where they asked if i had liked my stay to improve their service.
The best part were the excellent beds, better than my bed at home.. but the hotel could use some new carpet in the lobby.
I stayed here on july 25th 2004 for one night.
They need to expand
As far as conveniece, it can't be beat. But the deals used to be much better at the Lodge. They need to have more rooms so there is a better price range. Also, the front desk people are really snobby.
After much searching for a great getaway, I settled on the Mammoth Mountain Inn. The description of the renovated rooms and the fact they are right at the lifts sold me.
I got what I thought was a screaming deal at the Mammoth Mountain Inn - $77.50 per person for lift ticket and one night stay for late January prime time skiing. I had heard that most rooms were recently renovated. I found out that had assigned me into a non-renovated room, but they agreed to move me to a renovated room at no charge. My wife and I were there for 4 nights, so we also had 4 days of skiing. Unfortunately we couldn't ski the day of arrival even though the sales guy told me we had a 4 ot of 5 day pass, so we only got to ski 3 days since we had to leave first thing in the morning at checkout. When we first got to the room (Yoddler Haus building of MMI) we noticed our room was extremely small - maybe 10' x 10'. The decor was pretty nice - looked like new furniture, drapes, wallpaper, etc. The bathroom, on the other hand, did not look renovated. Iy was pretty out of date and not the cleanest. In fact, my wife was ****** off when she opened the toilet lid and saw how filthy it was. She insisted I call room service to have someone come and scrub the toilet. I decided to just get some TP and do it myself but soon realized the toilet had "permananent" stains on the ceramic. It was obvious they didn't replace the original toilets in the renovation. On top of that, it took about three flushes to get anything down the thing. That was very frustrating because it takes a long time to fill the tank back up. The pillows on the bed seemed like they may be feather or something, but there was not much in it so it was extremely flat and uncomofrtable. My wife got the third pillow and doubled two up and was okay. For me, sleeping was pure torture. The worst thing about the hotel is the extremely thin walls. I was on the bottom floor and I could hear every step from the people staying above us. The floor was extremely squeaky and I could visually watch the people upstairs walk from one side of the room to the other by listening to their footsteps. I could even hear our next door neighbbors open and shut their dresser doors, go to the bathroom, take a shower, etc. And just imagine the skiiers walking down the hallways in their ski boots! My wife and I tried to take a nap one day and I felt like Mel Gibson in that movie "Signs" when all those aliens were banging on the doors, walls and ceiling trying to get in to their house. It was seriously that loud!By the way, the location for Inn is a little far from town, but it is great for skiing/boarding. It is right next to the lifts and there are a few places were you can walk to eat. There is also a shuttle that takes you around town in case you get snowed in or just don't want to drive.In short, the renovated rooms were very small, but fairly clean and decorated nicely (except for the dirty bathrooms). The biggest thing that won't bring me back is the extremely thin walls. It was just too loud to get any sleep. With the noise and the crappy pillows, I seriously only slept about 4 hours a night.
What's that smell?
The pillows are as hard as a bag of cement. The rooms smell and the hallways are even worse. The showers are scary to put it kindly. The walls are so thin that you will hear everybody in adjacent rooms and anyone walking down your hallway. Quite unpleasant at 5:30am after a long day of riding. Restaurant is overpriced and the food was awful.
But hey, I could walk to the slopes. If you can rough it, give it a try. Leave the girls at home...they'll complain the entire time.
What a dump
I don't think Tom Bodett would stay here. This is a 1 star hotel at best. Poor lighting NO water pressure in the shower, shower door falling off paper thin walls, I've seen nicer tv's in the local bars.
The restaurant only serves at specific times and the room service Haa Haa Haa. They supposedly get 300+ in the ski season Why because the skiers are too drunk or tired too care?? Save your money and stay in town