Mammoth Mountain Inn
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We all sleep well last night as it's quiet here, you can hear the rustling of squirrels outside and we can also hear the tapping of a woodpecker. I am first up and at 8.30 and get my trainers on for a run, it's fabulous here, the sun is rising and it's getting warm already. From the hotel I run up to the base of the Yosetimee falls, they are dry as …
... up the wrong path when I was very close to my resupply location at Reds Meadow. I ended up finding a large cascading waterfall but I was not impressed with it nor myself. I added six miles and three hours to my 20 plus mile hike.
My excursion with wet boots and socks badly blistered my feet and put lots of wear and tear on my knees and ankles. I limped into Reds Meadow to resupply, reassess my gear, and ...
... and a comfort stop and then another 2 1/2 hours heading up into the park. Beautiful scenery as we headed into the Sierra Nevada mountain range, with a rushing river and beautiful trees - native pines mainly - turning into granite rock and towering mountains. The biggest is El Capitan, the next Half Dome. We stopped for some photos, including some cool stalagtites hanging from a tunnel entrance and the Bridesmaid Falls. We arrived at the Yosemite Village about 1pm, ate some ...
... in Curry Village we should be OK. I decided I would drive again as I get quite bored in the passenger seat. To get to the valley we needed to get onto Tioga Pass, which would take us up to 9943 feet. Tioga pass had some breathtaking views of the mountains. The pass itself we thought overall wasnt as bad as Sonora Pass. The roads seemed to be better maintained. Half way through the way I said to ...
... settlement of 50 people to over 10,000 inhabitants for a brief period when the gold was found in quantity. It was abandoned over 50 years ago and turned into a State Park in 1962 when a policy of "arrested decay" was adopted. This means that the remaining buildings are not allowed to decay further but aren't restored to their original glory either. The houses and shops still have left-behind contents and when you can ...
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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!
The only thing giving this an above average rating is the location
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.
The staff was very attentive, but a major complaint I have is the lack of hot water for the shower. After a day of skiing, there is nothing better than a hot shower. We had lukewarm water at best. The staff was attentive to our complaint but the situtation was not fixed.
I would not stay in this location again. The location to the slopes was great, but the price was not worth it. Like another reviewer said, there are tons of much nicer slopeside places in other resorts. The town of Mammoth is small enough where I don't mind driving to the slopes. If you don't care about a little noise or hot water, and have the $$$ to spare, this is your place.
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.
Wish I had stayed elsewhere
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 rented a 1 bedroom condo that at their published rates is at least $100 more than what it was worth. The only thing I ended up feeling I was paying for was the location.
The common hallways were filthy. I could hear everyone in the hall, in the room above, and the room next door through the walls. The bathroom was dated with peeling wallpaper, a corroded shower head and dirty shower door enclosure. The furniture looked okay, but the couch must have had broken springs (you sunk in so far you couldn't stand back up). Appliances were cheap and unreliable. The toaster wouldn't toast more than one slice of bread without overheating. The blow-dryer wouldn't stay on for more than a minute or two without overheating. The underground parking had signs that you park at your own risk because leaks could damage the paint on your car. There was no information on the resort, hotel or town in the room. Though there are three or four small hot tubs by the pool area, they were not sufficient for the number of people who wanted to use them and were often dominated by young children (okay for families, not great for a romantic weekend retreat).
On the positive side, the General Store, bar, and resturant were all nice. The lobby area was impressive with a nice fireplace to lounge by.
The view from the bar was perfect for viewing the mountain after a day on the slopes. The proximity to the slopes is great. A short walk across the parking lot and you have access to the lifts.
I love Mammoth and will be back annually, but next time will probably rent a privately owned condo and skip the "resort".
Renovated, but walls are too thin!
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