Stayed here with family as part of our Eastern Sierra road trip. I'm sure this is a nice place to stay during the winter as it has that Alpine chalet feel to it. It was sunny, crisp, and cool during our stay. We never visited Mammoth, which seems like at one point used to be a small town which has now grown up to be a very commercialized ski destination. That said the hotel was located within very close walking distance to a ski lift. It must be noted though that the biggest obstacle, especially for the elderly or physically challenged, is the good number of stairs leading up to the reception on the 2nd level. There is no elevator leading up to the reception lobby.
The lobby is very small and somehow it magically doubles as the continental breakfast area. Apparently the on-site restaurant is seasonal and opens for the high season. We checked in nice and quickly since it was raining when we got there. Once inside we noted that there was no elevator in there as well. Nothing but stairs up to the rooms. As a person still capable of going up those stairs and whose been to Europe a couple of times where this is common, this was not an issue. Again though, elderly or those with some sort of physical restriction should look at other lodging options. The room we stayed in was towards the back of the property which itself was kind of weird. We thought we had a balcony at the rear since there was a door leading to the back. However it appears that once upon a time there was a set of stairs back there, which are obviously no longer there. However the balcony turned out to be a passageway that linked all the rooms on the third floor and was being used as such. So even though there were no stairs back there we had people passing by and using the concrete nubs left over from the stairs to get back and forth from the parking lot. We left the rear door open when we first got there as the room was stuffy almost to the point of muggy since there was no fan or AC. The room had 2 queen beds, a small round table with a couple of chairs, and a wooden TV console with a big old school TV. The beds were quite comfy and the linens quite warm, which is why we slept with the window ever so slightly open. The bathroom was nice and clean and the towels and toiletries were of good quality.
There are probably better, pricier options around town but for the price we had a nice stay.
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