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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins
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“Location Great But Seems Older Hotel”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

When you go to a place like Yellowstone National Park, you spend very little time in the hotel. With that being said if you are hiking and out all day, you need a good place to sleep. I stayed in the main hotel with my wife and 9-year-old daughter. We did have a room with a private bath. You pretty much have to with a young child. Overall, the room is fine. It is what you need to sleep. It was a warm day in Yellowstone, and our room was very hot. We opened the window and even had a fan running and it was hard to cool down. We couldn't turn off the radiator completely. When we called about it, they told us what to do which we had done. When it was still on, they said the heat would go off around 10pm anyway. Well, it didn't. It wasn't something we could fool around with at night cause had to get my daughter to sleep. The room was pretty warm all night. So note in the summer there is no air conditioning. One of the bigger problems is the nature of the hotel, it's older and shall we say cavernous with huge hallways. This creates an echo effect. I have to tell you it sounded like a heard of bison over our head last night. It went on till late and then again early in the morning. I'm a heavy sleeper and it woke me up. The hotel can't control people stomping around, but you have to be wary that it does echo. Also some families may want to know there are no TV's in the room. That didn't bother us, but I know parents with kids sometimes, hey you need a break.

The location itself is fantastic. You have a lot of great hiking near by and you can walk to the famous Mammoth Hot Springs which is beautiful. Also, driving wise you are not that far from the Norris Geyser basin and even the Black Sand Basin, Middle and Upper Geyser Basins (Old Faithful). We've been to the park before and even on the map it did not take as long or even close to what was indicated. I will also say, my family thought the restaurant was good. It was pricey, but what are you going to do. You're in the park, it's to be expected. It was a good menu and good food.

Green Features: The hotel does work hard to be environmentally friendly. I didn't see this as an option, but a linen policy would be good. I don't need my bed linens changed every day or new towels every day. They do a lot though with recycling and other stuff.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I've stayed at four or five of the lodgings in Yellowstone. Don't go to Yellowstone to hang out in your bedroom. The rooms are a place to sleep and use the bathroom. The cabins are sufficient for this purpose, and they are a good value if you book in advance. We loved Mammoth for the amazing scenery and hiking. The ice cream shop here is really good, too! Enjoy your vacation in this magical park.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

We have visited Yellowstone NP many times over the years during summers, having camped in the park a few times and stayed in many of the park lodges.  Early January was our first winter visit to Yellowstone and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  We stayed 2 nights at the Mammoth Hotel followed by 2 nights at Old Faithful Snow Lodge (separate review) then back to the Mammoth Hotel again.  This was also our first stay at both lodges.  Mammoth Hotel is close to 100 years old but is well maintained.  This is the only lodge that can be driven to in the winter, as Mammoth is the only entrance open to cars in the winter.  The road is open to cars along the northern part of the park to the turn off to the NE park entrance (Beartooth Hwy is closed beyond that however) but is closed to cars just beyond Tower and closed just a few miles south of Mammoth.  There is plenty of opportunity to see lots of wildlife along the northern road because they tend to move here in the winter because of the lower elevation.  The terraced hot springs near the hotel are great to visit too but unfortunately aren't really spectacular enough to fill a day of sightseeing.  The Old Faithful area has much more to see and do.  Our room in the hotel was comfortable and had a nice view of the visitors center across the street.  Being an older hotel we could hear lots of stuff through the walls and above us.  Each room has a radiator and most people we talked to complained that their rooms were hot like ours.  We had ours turned off but apparently the gage wasn't working.  Our radiator made a lot of clunky noises too in the first room we stayed in.  The bathroom was small and the shower was definitely something out of the 70's, but everything was clean and worked fine.  The main part of the hotel is very nice.  The large common area has a huge beautiful map of the United States made out of all kinds of wood.  The dining hall is across the street and is well maintained and elegant looking, and the food is good too.  Be sure to dress for the outdoors when heading over for a meal.  Everyone working in the hotel and dining hall were friendly and helpful.  We were even able to check in early.  As mentioned in the review for Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Xanterra does a great job with their Yellowstone operations.  We would stay here again.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Accommodation is a problem in Yellowstone, but we found the Mammoth Hot Springs hotel to be quite adequate and not badly priced. We even got a small refund because the price had apparently fallen after we booked.

Food options in the area were OK (we just had burgers), and the rooms were old but comfortable. All in all, not a bad place to stay considering.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Glendora, California
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I looooove Yellowstone. Once I visited it, I felt so connected to it and now wish I could live there. We stayed at Mammoth back in May on our first visit here. The price was good and I think at the time we booked, it was the only lodging available. The area that its in, I consider to sort of be in the middle of the park- in the sense that you will either go in 2 directions. We had a queen bed and shared bath option. Sharing a bathroom was not that bad, not as bad as we thought it could be, but we are the camping type. The room is small, and has a sink inside. Its really neat to look out your window and see all of the bison out roaming along the lawn.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Spring Hill, Florida
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Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

The information center sent us up to the hotel to book some tours and suggested that we ask about staying there although warned that the rooms were not equipped with bathrooms and we would have to share. That was not really what we wanted and were suprised to find that they do have rooms available with large bathrooms and old fashion tubs. We decided to stay and as I was finalizing the reservation my husband happened to ask about WiFi and they replied that it was only available in the dining room and very unpredictable at that and was pay as you go. So ok no WiFi, laughingly we said, you do have TV and that was a big NO. Right away I thought we were in trouble, how would the husband live without TV for four nights well guess what, we had the best time at the inn and never missed the Tv or really the wifi. The wild life that we saw and the beautiful suuroundings were so impressive, I'm so happy that we had the chance to stay.
We took two full day tours and one half day tour and loved every minute of the snow, cold and all the bison we saw as well as elk, wolves, sheep and coyotes. The snow track vans were great for touring in small groups.
We didn't want to leave but had to head back to Florida to get back to work.
All we can tell everyone is, if you haven't been you need to go! Best trip ever.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Lee, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights prior to and 4 nights on our Winter in Wonderland tour (the tour was fabulous). We stayed in 3 rooms during the trip, see room tips. Definitely try to get either of the first two floors as the fourth is like a sauna and we had to keep the window wide open even when the outside temp was below zero. We did not stay on the third floor. The hotel was clean, the beds very comfortable. None of the rooms had much storage, just a couple drawers and a few hooks. The food was good, especially the breakfasts. We found the dinners to be so-so. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was perfect. Would stay here again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins
Address: 1 Grand Loop, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Region: United States > Wyoming > Yellowstone National Park
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Yellowstone National Park
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins 2.5*
Number of rooms: 257
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