Mammoth Mountain Inn
What We Love
- Charming rustic atmosphere — it’s the only ski-in/ski-out hotel in Mammoth Lakes, with slopes right outside its doors
- Scenic gondola takes guests to the 11,053-foot summit, which offers 360-degree views
- The Mountainside Bar & Grill serves American classics (think bacon-wrapped rack of lamb topped with mint chimichurri and creamy rosemary mash), and the outdoor Bavarian grill cooks up pretzels and schnitzel sandwiches
What To Know
- Accommodations have plush 300-thread-count linens, deluxe bath products, flat-screen TVs, iHome media stations and earth-tone decor
- Pet-friendly hotel (fee applies)
- A $20 resort fee per night will be collected by the hotel upon check-in (it includes underground parking and WiFi)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Perched 9,000 feet up in California’s Sierra Nevada range, this well-established hotel has welcomed guests for more than 50 years. The 216-room ski lodge is just steps from the slopes of Mammoth Mountain and the breathtaking gondola that whisks visitors up to the 11,053-foot summit. Several types of accommodations with Queen and King beds are spread throughout the buildings, and they feature amenities such as plush 300-thread-count linens, deluxe bath products, flat-screen TVs, iHome media stations and earth-tone decor that complements the gorgeous snowcapped mountain vistas outside the windows. Relax in the hotel’s Jacuzzi or swimming pool, and when hunger strikes, grab a bite at the Mountainside Grill — the restaurant serves hearty American fare such as bacon-wrapped rack of lamb topped with mint chimichurri and creamy rosemary mash, or cast iron–seared salmon with cauliflower puree. Burn off all the calories at the on-site fitness center, or slap on your skis and spend an afternoon on the slopes — they’re right at your doorstep.
In the Area
Mammoth Mountain is home to around 25 dining and bar options ranging from vegetarian spots and sushi bars to Bavarian restaurants and casual food courts. After a day on the mountain, ease the soreness away at any of several spas in the town of Mammoth Lakes, including Simply Massage Body Boutique, located right in the village. In winter, take off into the backcountry on a snowcat excursion that concludes with wine, cheese and fresh fruit, or try snow tubing and snowmobiling. In the summer there’s hiking, mountain biking and kids adventure camps. Duffers can head to the Sierra Star Golf Course, which is surrounded by snowcapped peaks. For even more outdoor fun, Yosemite National Park is just 45 minutes to the north, and Devil’s Postpile National Monument and Rainbow Falls are approximately a 15-minute drive from the hotel.
How to Get There
We stayed here for a wedding and at first were a bit turned off by condition. You can tell it gets a lot of wear and tear. The parking garage, hallways and elevators were not on great condition. However once we got into our 1 bedroom condo we were quite happy. It was very clean and not as badly scuffed up as I anticipated. The kitchen is adequate with small fridge, 2 burners, microwave, dishwasher, etc. Coffee maker and toaster was all we really needed. There is a large coat closet in this great roo set up so good storage. The queen sized Murphy bed came in handy as my spouse and I both have sleep issues. King size bed was comfy. The bathroom was tooooo tiny for us. Only a very small one sink vanity so no real storage areas. Our friends booked the same room (1 bedroom condo) but they were put in the West wing and their great room as huge compared to our’s (they had two sofas for seating whereas we had a sofa an chair). Their bathroom was much larger with a big vanity so suggest to all to try to get one of these larger 1 bedrooms. Other friends had 2 bedroom condos with loft. These were exceptionally large. 3 stories with lots of bathrooms. Staff were very nice.
Mammoth Mountain Inn,
We came to ride, and being able to walk over to the gondola from our room in the morning was more than worth it. The room was fine, the dinner was good and staff were great. Thanks to Cade and everyone at the Inn, we had an awesome time! We will be back.
Kevin and Autumn
The hotel has the best location at mammoth. Great staff there, very friendly and helpful. Only complaint is that the rooms are old and dark. Almost depressing compared to all the modern nice places to stay in mammoth. This hotel needs a makeover especially since they are charging the same as much better places in the village. The best thing about the hotel is their bar upstairs. Great view, great staff and lots of fun. However the food is not good. I would love to give it a better a review as we liked all the staff so much but the food is awful...except breakfast, that was amazing. Do not miss breakfast there! The problem with dinners and appetizers are that everything comes out cold or lukewarm. We’ve eaten there many times because nothing else is open for dinner at main lodge. If you are staying at hotel, kinda stuck going to dinner there. The only other place is to drive 5 miles down to the village (which has some great restaurants!) their menu is limited and a bit odd mix of food. Weird mishmash of food. Crappy appetizer selection. They have happy hour with nothing good on it except drinks are good. They need a chef to overhaul the menu and appetizers. Then...work on getting it to the table hot. The whole place is overpriced from the rooms to the food. The two things that are stellar are the view from the bar and the breakfast upstairs. (Also, the bar on the slopes, Tusk, is very cool.) All things considered, we’d stay there again because you can walk out the door to the lift and we enjoyed the cozy feel. We just wish they’d charge a fairer price for the value of all of it OR improve the place to match the prices. I’m taking the time to note all this because it’s a very special location and I hope they listen to guest reviews as they can do such much better instead of just relying on the location.
I read the reviews of run-down rooms, but I disagree. This is THE best place to stay in Mammoth and the only place my wife and I will take our family. On-site daycare, ski-in/out, board check when you walk in, shuttle to town, and on-site restaurant. Sergio and his staff are great. They always remember us and treat us like family, it's a great feeling each time we come back.
This is my 4th stay here in the last couple of years. It is walk to the ski lift, great views, beautiful lobby in the main building, a pool, shop in and beautiful rooms in the main building, wide halls, nice decor, good elevator.
Our first 3 stays we were in the main building & very pleased with our experience. I assumed that the whole Inn was a consistent experience.
This time after checking in at the nice lobby they walked us outside & the back to a motel like grubby building with no elevator, narrow dark halls to a room that smelled so bad they moved us. The view from that room was great but the odor was noxious. They moved us to another motel like building with dark halls, small shabby elevator & a room with another great view but that was more like a motel, no art or decor, a faint weird odor, bad lighting, with a noisy fridge. The pillows are comfortable but the mattress not really. I would stay in the main building again but not this back building, it’s rather ‘hood and the whole Inn needs a lot of repair. This is not a consistent positive experience; disappointing.