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The Gold Lodge

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Pulled in, late one evening for some shut-eye before heading on to Yosemite. No problem with vacancy: we turned out to be their only guests. It's a pretty typical, rundown, 1950s style motel that doesn't look like it's had a lot of upgrading since its inception. If you're looking for an authentic, backwoods, American road trip experience, right out of...

1Thank Morgan_Stone
Galt, California
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The staff was very nice and the motel was clean, but a bit old and run down. The bed was very hard and there was no clock. The TV worked well, but you had to turn the set on manually. The shower floor was very slippery, but the heat lamp was wonderful. We passed on the breakfast because there were...

1Thank weyesowl
Province of Bergamo, Italy
Reviewed 5 September 2015

it's not the place you wanna stay more than one night . Old , poorly equipped , noisy conditioner , unconfortable bed , scarce breakfast and everything pretty dirty . Because it's pretty near to the North Gate of Yosemite the rate of the rooms is high compared to the poor services offered .

1Thank Cristiano G
Bethel Island, California
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Took a quick trip to Sonora with my husband on our motorcycles and ened up deciding last minute to stay the night. We found the gold lodge because it was the cheapest we could find. Being that it was just a spot to sleep.... Ohh man. this is a place you'd see on a scary movie from the 70's. Old,...

1Thank Renee-Benoit-1420
San Jose, California
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Probably the worst motel we have ever stayed at. Dirty old rooms. Shower so dirty would not use. Phone did not work, bedding dirty and room was so smelly. The mattress dirty and bed squeaked Curtains falling off rod and would not close. We stayed in the back part and smelled of dog poop..

3Thank Dink21
San Rafael, California
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Wasn't looking for a fancy place to stay, just a cheap room to catch some music. Bedding and linen scary. Slept in my clothes. Came home and realized I brought some friends home with me....meaning bed bugs. Have lived in my apartment for 12 years and never had a bite. Now it will cost me close to 1500$ to solve...

3Thank Susan Z
Stockton, California
Reviewed 10 June 2015

The room was not as descrved, the lock would not work therefore we had to move rooms. The bed on the next room was lower on the head side due to a missing leg on the back side of the bed. We had to fix it ourselves. Not to mention it was the worst night sleep ever for us. I...

1Thank Gloria B
Redwood City, California
Reviewed 3 June 2015

We stayed here while visiting our friend's lake house, luckily for us, it was one of those times where the kids didn't come, otherwise it would have been worse. the gentleman that checked us in was very pleasant, they offered a modest continental breakfast which was nice, but the motel overall is run down and the locks in our door...

1Thank VeNuSeena
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Went on a weekend retreat with my honey and we had no idea that the motel was so old and dirty i wanted to leave ASAP. Mold everywhere. dirty smelly.. the sink only had hot water. Blood on the ceiling.. Fire alarm hanging from ceiling. Air was in the closet.. noisy as hell. Windows were painted shut. Im not kidding...

5Thank deedee d
Tulare, California, United States
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Dirty room smelled, should of left then. Air condition controls don't work they have window conditions installed above vanity only went down to 80 very cheap noisy unit.Bed hard linens coarse and smelled, 2 small pillows,blanket didn't fit king bed. Bathroom moldy shower, 2 towels, 1 soap,no mat. Asked for more towels 2nd day "we can wash yours but have...

2Thank Sbbarn

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about The Gold Lodge

Address: 480 W Stockton St, Sonora, CA 95370-4807
Region: United States > California > Sonora
Price Range: $113 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Gold Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Find a room near the reception for good wifi. Beware of the small dog belonging to the staff, it looks small, but isn't friendly.”
timn582, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Two queens”
matzliachm, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Out front better, less drug deals and police activity”
paulb111, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Bring earplugs, flip-flops for the shower, door-jamb wedge for security. Ask to see the room first!”
Morgan_Stone, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Run for the hills and find somewhere else!!”
Renee-Benoit-1420, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
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