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Mother Lode Motel

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 May 2012

The first room was not ready to be occupied, bed looked slept in, bathroom sink being held up with scrap wood. Next room the toilet paper dispenser was torn off the wall. When toilet flushed the toilet was overflowing. Owner blamed us and refused to fix the problem handing the plunger to my wife to do it. When we pointed...

3Thank 581daytripper
Gardnerville, Nevada
Reviewed 21 November 2011

Stayed here one night in between wine tasting in Amador County and cruising Apple Hill. This is a good centralized stop to hit many sights. The rooms are clean and recently refurbished. The carpet looked new. The rooms perpendicular to the freeway seem quieter than the back leg of rooms. It was too cold to use the pool but it...

3Thank kbirds
motherlodemotel, Manager at Mother Lode Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we look forwarding to see you.

Reviewed 3 October 2011

Located on the outskirts of Placerville, but easy highway access off and on. Perfect location on my trip to South Lake Tahoe and the Kokanee Salmon Festival. Always looking to cut corners this was a place to crash -- less than 12 hours here. REALLY great price even without my AAA discount. No frills but comfortable and clean. Friendly owners....

1Thank CalifTravelinsider
northern california
Reviewed 20 September 2011

This little motel is a very affordable little gem in Placerville, and it's only a 5 minute drive to Apple Hill. My friend and I had 2 rooms there recently, and both were clean, neat, and equipped with microwave, fridge, and coffee pot; mine had both tub and shower. The handicapped room had a large shower. It's not a fancy...

3Thank dancinshooz
Minden, Nevada
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Our king bed room was clean and equipped with a generous sized refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. The manager/owner (I didn't get her name) was extremely polite and attentive to extra requests. The pool was lovely and we enjoyed a late night dip. It's convenient to the freeway but far enough back that it was quiet. No hairdryer or iron....

2Thank annie m
El Granada, California
Reviewed 6 August 2011

The motel is next to Highway 50 but situated below the level of the street. This reduces noise considerably. The owners keep the grounds in good condition, there is a nice garden next to the well-kept pool. The rooms are small and efficient, and everything is in working order. We have a coffeemaker, fridge, TV, AC and a shower with...

2Thank MartinStein
San Francisco
Reviewed 20 July 2011

This was a 3-day Gold Country getaway. I wanted to revisit Placerville, Gold Bug Park, Coloma, and other nearby historic areas. I've stayed in Placerville before and decided this time to try the east edge of town where it's quieter and less busy. There is a string of 1950s motels, all with great old neon signs: this one (the Mother...

1Thank Frisco_Roadrunner
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 July 2011

Stayed here 2 years ago, also on 4th of July weekend--two night stay each time. First time took day trip to S Lake Tahoe. This time went to Sly Park with our kayaks. Easy access off highway, parking in front of room. Meets our needs Simple accommodations: clean; updated bathrooms; refrigerator, microwave, coffee in room. Wi-fi worked just fine at...

3Thank Activeseniorjuly2010
Reviewed 22 May 2011

We and our friends stayed at the Old Well Inn and ate at the Old Well restaurant. The rooms were clean the beds were comfortable and the rates were great. The restaurant serves the best biscuits & gravy, great omletes and pancakes. No cell service & no phones in rooms.

1Thank Lois D
Reviewed 5 December 2010

This a nice family owned and pet-friendly motel in a small town in the Sierras. Cleand rooms and comfortable beds.

3Thank Bern666

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Mother Lode Motel

Address: 1940 Broadway, Placerville, CA 95667-9001
Region: United States > California > Placerville
Price Range: $88 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mother Lode Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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“This motel is one big fat mistake!”
JoideVivre06, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A bit pricey”
AbieS676, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are like a motel 6, owner is a rip off. Next to freeway.”
sandysQ7127DI, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“None don't stay there.”
jimhO2115XR, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We had the room next to the office and it was not good for parking due to the check in lane squeezed our parking spot kind of tight.”
steveseig, 9 Aug 2014 | Read review
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