The vibe at The M Inn Mammoth is more like a youth hostel or even a college dorm. The innkeepers (Mark and wife Sam and dog Bubba) were unenthusiastic and gave a bland welcome. We were told not to bother them after 10 PM.
You hear everything in this place, and at all hours -- people walking, people talking, music playing, people eating, chairs rubbing against the floor, doors slamming, china clinking, every push of a button on the microwave, toilets flushing. It is as if there is no door to your room. Walls and ceilings are paper thin. I actually heard someone zipping or unzipping their luggage upstairs. You hear every conversation, even bathroom noises. You will go to sleep to noise and wake up to noise and be cranky all day.
Breakfast consists of a bag of day-old bagels, crackers and instant oatmeal. You share a container of cream cheese and milk with other guests. If you're lucky, there's still some coffee in the coffee-maker. If there was ever anything more, it was gone by 8 AM.
The rooms are small. Ours had no dresser or drawers, just a low slotted table (that held the room's portable heater) and a high shelf in the closet. We lived out of our luggage. The shower is barely large enough to turn around in.
We had a private bathroom (not everyone does) but it was not heated and the floor was ice cold the entire time.
Maintenance is not a priority: door knobs were loose, toilet seats wiggled, no trap in the sink, and the hose on the handheld shower flew apart the first time we used it.
The common areas were cleaned every day but our room was not cleaned for all 4 days. Despite talking with the housekeeper ("Are you leaving today" was her daily question) we could not get our room cleaned or get clean towels. Trash piled up. I checked with 3 other guests who had the same experience. Apparently the rooms are only cleaned between guests.
What did we like about the M Inn Mammoth? The location is OK - we could walk to nearby restaurants and stores.
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