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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins
Emzaro from: Rhode Island
Published Date: Dec, 1, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Beautiful Hotel and great stay!
I stayed with my family of five in this hotel in August. We almost cancelled due to COVID, but decided to keep all our reservations for our trip. Despite the pandemic, we were able to truly enjoy our stay at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. The hotel was beautiful and newly renovated.
The beds were comfortable, room was spacious, the view out the window of many elk was loved by my whole family including our 3 sons (ages 20,22,24). All staff and tourists wore masks in the hotel and when in close proximity outside (like forming a line to order food).
My husband and I are 5'8" and 6' tall and the bathroom we had was original to the hotel so the sink and toilet were VERY low . We didn't mind and loved the authenticity. Also, the tub was a clawfoot tub with shower curtain.I wish I had taken a picture! My sons, all taller than we are, had a modern bathroom. If you're very tall, you might prefer that.
If you like to walk, I recommend walking the path in the back of the hotel past the cabins. It's the original road to the north Yellowstone entrance. We also drove on it to get to Gardiner to eat lunch at Tumbleweed (great sandwiches!). It's a one way and was a fun adventure!
COVID related - Masks were always required. The hotel lobby had no furniture so no one would sit and hang around. There was no dining area to relax and maybe meet new people. Food had to be ordered in a line that was counted and then picked up to eat outside in picnic tables.
FAVORITE things: The details and authenticity of the hotel hallways and rooms, the elk all around when dusk was approaching, the view surrounding us, Mammoth Hot Springs so close you could see it from the hotel, and of course the open sky and fresh air.
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
groovygma from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: Nov, 17, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Expensive but convenient
We chose to stay in the park for convenience. That and the hotels I contacted just outside the park never responded (I think most were closed because it was the end of Oct. just a couple of days before the park closed most entrances.)
Had a premium room. I think a smaller room would have been to small. Clean, quiet. A pack and play was provided as requested.
Shower temperature was not very warm. Nice soaps and shampoo provided.
No coffee maker in the rooms because of Covid. I think they should allow guests to get coffee at the grill for free instead for the price of the room.
Might stay again in the future. Love that a herd of elk live right there so you always get to see them.
- Value: 3
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 3
christineprogers from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Published Date: Oct, 28, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Perfect Home Base For Exploring Yellowstone
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is the perfect home base for exploring Yellowstone National Park. It's a bit pricier than you'd expect, but you're definitely paying for the unbeatable location. The rooms are nothing fancy, but they are spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms in the newly designed rooms are huge and are outfitted with nice toiletries. The food at the Xanterra-run grill next door is ... below average. But it's edible. And you didn't come to Yellowstone for a foodie experience anyway! There is a gift shop connected to the hotel lobby. There is also a gas station and convenience store in the same complex. You are in the perfect location for exploring Mammoth Hot Springs, seeing the Roosevelt Arch, and heading into Gardiner, Montana. You're also only about 20 miles away from the Norris Geyser Basin. You're also a quick drive from the Lamar Valley. I would highly recommend this hotel.
- Rooms: 5
- Value: 5
- Service: 5
chimomoftwo from: Westfield, New Jersey
Published Date: Oct, 23, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
No frills, convenient
We stayed here during the Covid Pandemic. Check in was efficient, the room itself for our family of 4 was tiny and no frills (two double beds). Bathroom was large, beds fine. It was nice to be in the park, but thought this was just ok for the price.
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 3
Kaitlyn G from:
Published Date: Oct, 16, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Cabin w/ private bath review
October 2020 stayed in a cabin w/ a private bath. I think it was B6. Picked this over other YNP hotels due to proximity to Lamar Valley, since the road between Roosevelt and Canyon was closed this year, coming through Mammoth was the only way out to Lamar *(45 min drive) Plus I wanted to see some elk! The cabins are very simple, as stated in most reviews. We did not come to YNP for the hotels, I found the cabin comfortable. It was cold at night, it's got one of those old fashioned heaters, if you leave it off its going to be freezing in a heartbeat, if you leave it on you'll be sweating in 5 mins. Bring warm sleeping clothes if visiting in fall. Shower only w/ toilet in same room. Sink was in main room of cabin. I enjoyed the YNP shampoo/soap in the shower. Beds were adequately comfortable. This is not the ritz, you stay here to be close to wildlife and enjoy the park. All cabin's w/ bathrooms essentially area small house divided into two separate cabins. Thin walls but it wasn't an issue for us. A nice courtyard out front, beware the elk poop everywhere outside cabins if you're rising early. Parking was tight, no assigned parking. Our neighbor and us were in some kind of non spoken agreement that we'd take turns every other night parking between the cabin, otherwise you're parking in the tight alleys behind the cabins. There were elk everywhere in October, literally right outside the cabin, just watch for the bulls. They bugled , chased each other, kept the rangers busy and put on quite a show at all hours. Overall I was pleased w/ the stay. As other stated, food during covid was takeout only from the grill. If you drive to Gardner, MT, which is 20 mins north, you'll have plenty of fine food options. Mammoth village was convenient for us. Post office, medical clinic, gas, gift shops, take out from the grill. Get yourself some mediocre take out from the grill, head out to Lamar and enjoy dinner watching the wildlife.
- Rooms: 3
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 4