The Empeiria High Sierra Hotel is focused on providing you with local knowledge and guidance, helping you craft a trip centered around experiencing the High Sierra of the Mammoth Lakes area and it’s natural wonders.


Below, you will find details on checking in/out including our mobile check-in application, amenities within the hotel, how to book the meeting room or groups, policies, in hotel dining and frequently asked questions.

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Checking In & Out

Checking in and out is a breeze with our lobby kiosk or mobile check in app. We want you to get settled...

…in quickly and easily so that you can get exploring.  The best method is to download our app (coming soon) which allows you to check in and get a digital key all from the convenience of your phone.  With the app, you can even plan your trip, request additional amenities, or book your next stay with us. Check it out! 

Check-in time: 3pm

Check-out time: 11am

Early or late check in/out can be granted based on availability and with a fee.  Inquire with the front desk.

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Rewards Program

Now who doesn't want that. It's easy and your rewards are available...

…within a few days of departure. Make a reservation now and within the booking of the reservations place a check mark to accept becoming a member of The Guests Book.  When reservations are booked directly with us you will receive your choice of:

5% cash back via pay pal or gift cards

5% donation to a non profit of your choice

15% cash forward towards another stay at a partner hotel.  Visit TheGuestBook.com to view the details.

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Planning your visit

Some only have one night to experience the Eastern Sierra and some have a week. This stunning area has...

…something for everyone.  Watching the sun set over the Minaret pinnacles, paddleboarding Convict Lake, fishing the Owens river, strolling the shops and restaurants of the Village at Mammoth or hitting some pins at the Mammoth Rock N’ Bowl.

Check out our “Area Information” page for detailed adventures to experience, information on Yosemite National Park/Devils Postpile National Monument or how to use the free town shuttle. Our goal is for you to depart with the most amazing memories of your adventures here in our little town. Let us know how we can help.

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There is no better way to start your adventure than with a tasty nutritious breakfast. The Resting Nomad restaurant is open...

… from 6:30-9:00 daily. Times may vary so please check with the front desk for full details.  We are not currently open for lunch or dinner.  Our menu includes items such as Feta & spinach Omelet, Oatmeal & Fruit or pancakes and eggs. We can even make you your favorite espresso drink.       


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Meeting Room & Groups

We are not only a vacation destination but a wonderful place for that work retreat, family gathering or activity club...

…event.  We offer discounted group rates for 8 or more rooms.  The rate and conditions will vary based on the time of year and days of the week.  Holidays, of course, don’t receive discounted rates.  You can inquire by sending and email to sales@highsierrahotel.com.

Our Meeting room is 850 square feet and can sit a maximum of 50 people.  This will vary depending on what your table setting looks like.  We have full audio/visual equipment and provide coffee, tea and water.  Catering can be arranged with outside vendors. You can inquire by contacting the hotel at 760-924-1234.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dogs and views and bears oh my! Check out our frequently asked questions below...and yes, I said...

…bears.  But we have coyotes too.  

Q:  Do you allow pets?

A:  We allow dogs (up to 2) in our rooms on the first or second floors only.  Make sure you are booking a pet friendly room when making your reservation.  There is a $35/pet/day pet fee and you will be responsible for any damages to room such as pet hair on furniture. We can provide you with an old sheet to reduce such damages.  Please ask for one at the front desk. (subject to change)

Q:  Are there any fees if I’m bringing an emotional support dog with me?

A:  According to the ADA law, emotional support animals do not qualify as a service animal when staying at a hotel.  It does for long term housing such as renting an apartment to live in.  As such, we will move you (if necessary) to a pet allowed room and charge you a $35/pet/day pet fee (fee subject to change).

Q:  Do any of your rooms have views of the mountains?

A:  We do have a few rooms on the top (3rd) floor with views.  If that is important for you, contact the front desk to ensure that you book a room type that has this view. 

Q:  Is parking available?

A:  We have parking available for 1 vehicle per room (subject to weather conditions).  Should you need a second parking pass, have a larger vehicle such as an RV or be pulling a trailer, please inquire with us prior to arrival so that we can provide you with some direction.  Parking can be particularly tight during winter months when some of our parking becomes snow storage.

Q:  During winter months, I hear that road conditions can be dangerous due to storms.  What should I be prepared for?

A:  When traveling into the Sierra Mountains in winter, it is expected that you will prepare yourself for having to deal with stormy conditions.  Some tips: Know your cancellation policy as we do not make exceptions due to your concerns of a storm.  Most storms are known in advance and if you don’t want to deal with a storms potential, cancel your reservation before your cutoff day.  Carry snow chains which is a requirement by the DOT and know how to put them on.  You don’t want to be on the side of the road in a white out ‘figuring’ it out.  Put your headlights on, take your time, leave more distance between vehicles and putting on your ski goggles might even make it easier to see.

Q:  Someone mentioned that you have bears and coyotes walking around town.  Should I be concerned about being outside after dark?

A:  No need to be concerned.  Our little town is in the middle of a beautiful forest and therefore we often see it’s wild animals checking things out.  For the most part they are looking for food…and you are not part of their food chain.  This doesn’t mean, however, that you should approach any of them.  They are wild animals and will protect their young and any food that they have acquired.  Enjoy them from afar.  If you unexpectedly encounter one, make lots of loud noise. Our bears are black bears, not grizzlies, so will generally go in the other direction away from you.  (Be prepared, however, for a possible ‘grunt’ of disagreement) Once the bears come out of hybernation in the spring, they are hungry and looking for easy food.  They will break into your car to get that great smelling bag of McDonalds.  Make sure to clean out your vehicle of any food, anything that might smell like food or anything that might look like food such as a cooler.  We are not responsible for any damage to your vehicle due to a bear breaking in.


Amenities, Policies and Feedback

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Whether you are road tripping, spending a week in the Eastern Sierra or taking a break from backpacking the John Muir Trail we've got what...

…you need.  Here is a general list:


*Mobile check-In/check-out

*Mobile key

*Indoor heated pool

*Indoor hot tub

*Fitness center

*Yoga and stretching room

*Laundry room


*Elevator to upper floors

*vending machines

*The Resting Nomad restaurant (Breakfast only)

*Free WIFI

*The Guest Book Reward program

*All standard safety measures such as fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, etc.


*Many outlets and USB connections

*Alarm clock

*Electric kettle


*Mini fridge


*Flat screen TV


*Air conditioning

*Ironing equipment

*Facilities for disabled (In ADA rooms only)




*Carbon monoxide detectors

*Smoke detectors

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All this fun checking out where to go and what to do and where to stay, let's get down to the...

…nitty gritty of what you need to know about staying with us.

Cancellation Policies

Please see your confirmation for your exact policy.

Approximately June 1 to November 15: 24 hours prior to arrival.  Penalty is one night.

Approximately November 16-May 31: 48 hours prior to arrival. Penalty is one night.

Approximately December 16-January 5February 11-14: 14 days prior to arrival. Penalty is full stay.


Full stay deposits may be taken on the morning of arrival. Please ensure that we have the correct credit card on file that you would like us to use.  You may change it at time of check in or out.  **During the Christmas/New Years and Presidents holiday, we will take a full stay deposit at 14 days prior to your arrival and the cancellation penalty is 100% forfeiture.***

Early Departure:

Once you have checked in for your reservation, you are responsible for all the nights booked.  We do not provide refunds should you choose to depart earlier than your booked departure date.

Pet Policy:

Only dogs (2) are allowed on the first or second floor rooms with a $35/pet/night fee.  Please ensure that your room type is pet friendly. **Details regarding service animals can be found in the FAQ tab above.**

Smoking Policy:

We are a 100% non smoking hotel.  If you are found smoking inside or if your room smells of smoke (either tobacco or marijuana) you could be charged up to $1000.  Please smoke outside at least 50′ away from entrances and keep in mind that if you smoke out your window, the room will smell as we have a negative pressure structure which pulls the smoke into the room.

Parking Policy:

Only one vehicle is allowed per room. For additional vehicles or vehicles that require more than 1 spot, please inquire with the front desk. Parking is based on a first come first serve basis.

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We hope that your visit with us and your adventures in the Eastern Sierra were filled with fantastic memories and appreciate any suggestions that you may have for making it better.

Plan an Unforgettable Experience in Mammoth Lakes Today

We look forward to helping you create the most fantastic adventure;

one that you’ll remember for years to come.

Book Your Stay Now

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