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Mammoth Creek Inn
Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Mammoth Lakes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

We stayed in Mammoth for one night during our west coast trip. I would have loved to have stayed the extra night but this was a last minute booking once we got the news that the Tioga Pass was open saving us the long swing from Yosemite to Lone Pine.

The hotel itself is on the main street in Mammoth with a lot of other motels and restaurants on, or just off it. It is an unassuming building but inside it is modern and comfortable. The room was a very good size, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was well appointed.

The communal areas include a small but nice gym which you will not want to use first thing unless you are happy for those eating their breakfast to watch you on the treadmill. They also include a sauna and Jacuzzi which looked very nice but we didn’t use. There is no pool to cool down in afterwards though. The lounge area is nice and upstairs there is an area with a pool table and large TV which is a nice touch.

Breakfast was quite basic and could have done with slightly more quality / selection but it still served the purpose. We did get some dodgy advise on the morning when we left, as we were informed the road to Devils Postpile was open and it turned out to still be closed when we got up there. I would have preferred they either said they did not know or checked properly. Apart from that staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

Positives: Clean, walking distance to restaurants & supermarket, park across the street for kids. Friendly staff. Looks like hotel going through renovation and updating.

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The stairs into hotel and once into the hotel no elevator. Guests have to carry luggage into hotel and up the stairs to their room. This hotel does not have ramps etc. Not advised for anyone with mobility problems ditto did not notice any handicap parking which is surprising in this day and age of ADA (American Disability Act) regulations.

The contentintal breakfast-packets of unflavored oatmeal, no fruit, white bread, bagels, hard boiled eggs, cold sweet rolls, rolled lunch meat --no effort to make the breakfast special eg flowers or attractive containers. It is served in the basement and the windows look into the work out room. Very disappointing, the Stove cafe is across the street and the owners of the hotel should either improve their breakfast or provide vouchers for guests to walk across the street to The Stove which is highly rated. We came from the Hampton Inn Santa Clarita, where we frequently stay-its breakfast, waffles, scrabbled eggs, mixed fruit, juices, Hot cooked oatmeal, a variety of breads and bagels etc. Fresh apples always kept availabe for guests and in the evening warm fresh baked cookies. At the Hampton we paid the same price for our room as here at the Inn.

As CharlieR101 mentioned the room was very hot # 205, no AC and a fan was provided.
Our room to me was small with too much furniture crammed in so I felt claustrophobic. Our room looked into the windows of the strip mall a few feet away-adding to the claustrophobic feel of the room. No view of the mountains.

I always look for a guide to the TV stations for the area-none provided.

After driving around Mammoth Lakes, many of the motels/hotels look very dated and not as convienent as this one.

Mammoth was a way point for us going home to Northern California . Next time we will try Convict Lake as another option. Mammoth Lakes needs to do more to attract tourists to the City. We read in the local paper that hotel revenue is down. I can see why after visiting the City--

Room Tip: Rooms on South side have the views
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We got pretty much what others have said here. Very clean rooms, nice showers and nice staff. The spa down stairs was a nice surprise but be careful the hot tub seems to be in an endless cycle of heating up, until your cooked! It was very hot indeed. The steam room has the steam exhaust fitted on the ceiling? So none if the steam drifts down and only hot drops of water fall on you. And last but not least, the sauna is too cold.
Nice pool room and standard buffet breakfast. Would stay again!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Nice hotel in a lovely location overlooking the mountains. The room was a good size and we enjoyed the fluffy towels and bath robes! It would be advised to use the fan at night as the room can be very hot, one of the members of our party almost fainted in the morning due to stuffy heat in room. The hotel has recently had a spa fitted in- steam room and whirlpool. The whirlpool was to hot but one of the staff members did come and put cold water in to bring the temperature down.

As it was low season still there weren’t many places to eat so do be prepared to hunt around a bit for somewhere nice to eat! There are plenty of leaflets in the room to help you find somewhere to eat though and the staff are very willing to help you out.

Overall this is a small hotel which gives its guests a personal feeling when staying here.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Stayed 2 nights here on a business trip. Found it to be a relatively pleasurable experience.

Reservation was a bit of a problem - wanted a same-day resv. but their reservation provider wouldn't take the same day as valid. Used Expedia instead. The lady at the desk was very friendly. She gave me a room on the first floor, but upon entering it and hearing feet stampeding on the floor above, I asked her if there was a second-floor room and she not only gave me one, it was in the back corner of the hotel with no next-door guests!

It is an older hotel with a very ski-lodgey feel to it. There are two floors with rooms (2nd-floor rooms on one side open onto a common balcony) and a lower level with a dining area and spa. There is also a loft with a pool table (I'm sure many have wondered how they got that thing up there!) Lots of artsy stuff on the walls to add to the visual appeal. It's near the city center and adjacent to a bike/ski path and park.

Being an older building, it's kind of noisy - you can hear any bumping around the people next door or above you are doing. If you like absolute silence in your room this may not be the place for you, though as mentioned above they will go to lengths to make you happy. The building has no elevator, either - stairs only.

My room (213) was a bit small, but very clean and well-accommodated. The hotel, though old, appears to have been renovated not too many years ago. There are no phones in the rooms, but cell coverage is good. They have snacks in the room but they will sock you 3 bucks for whatever you take (at least it's not one of those automated systems where if you even touch it you bought it.) No air conditioning, though at 8000 foot elevation it doesn't get too hot. A desk fan is provided, as are bathrobes. Bed was quite comfortable and they give you lots of pillows. No blow dryer, though (at least I couldn't find one.) There is a fridge, but no microwave.

There is a breakfast, but it's fairly bare-bones: coffee, milk, OJ, cereal, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, bagels and cold cuts. Still, it was enough to get started for the day and save a trip to McD's or a sit down place. They provide real dinnerware - no foam stuff to clog the landfills.

The only thing there that REALLY needs attention is the wireless Internet. It is advertised in various places but the service is terrible. I attempted to use it in my room and in the main lobby, but only got one bar. Extremely slow, and often their access point has such a low signal that it didn't even show up in the list on my computer. It was kind of sad to see adjacent access points showing up stronger then the one in the hotel!

All in all, a good stay. Would recommend this hotel to people staying in the Mammoth area - but don't go there for the Internet access.

Room Tip: South-facing second floor rooms open onto a balcony.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

just stayed the 1 night. Arrived at 10pm and no worries checking inn. Nice sized and clean room with a really nice bathroom. Comfortable bed also.
Breakfast pretty basic. Some cereal, ham, muffins, toast etc.
The manager was really friendly (although he sent me off the devils post pile and I found out when I got close that it had been shut for months due to a storm. Not sure what happened there !!)

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

We got there at 830 am even before chekout for other guests and they let us check in 8 hrs early. I thought that was outstanding service. Would definitely come back and for the rate of 119 was worth it. Very clean rooms!

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Address: 663 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Region: United States > California > Mammoth Lakes
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
#4 Romantic Hotel in Mammoth Lakes
Price Range: £113 - £220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mammoth Creek Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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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