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Mother Lode Motel

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Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed staying at Mother Lode, it was the only place we could find that took pets in Placerville other than the historic hotel in town. It was cozy and seemed clean. I liked the slightly old fashioned feel to it too.

1Thank Sanaila
Sparks, Nevada
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We have stayed at this location many times and never been disappointed. The rooms are clean and the pool is welcoming. The Mother Lode is an older motor lodge but I think that is what gives it is special charm. We always make this place a stop over on our motorcycle weekend rides and plan on spending the evening at...

Thank Pattiepoo
Diamond Springs
Reviewed 2 February 2013

Great price, great service. Little old but so am I. Love the stay! Close to everything, Placerville, Tahoe, Apple Hill. Close to Placervilles main town. Oh ya and Coloma where the California gold rush began.

1Thank Richard H
Reviewed 28 November 2012

We were very disappointed with this hotel. Things were falling apart and we couldn't even close the bathroom door until we fixed it, the tile was falling off the bathroom wall, and there was a nail sticking out of the floor near the railing that my husband stepped on and got hurt. When my son pulled a used condom out...

Thank busybmom
Reviewed 17 November 2012

I stayed at the Mother Lode for a week in November 2012 and was very pleased with everything. The owners are very nice, my room was clean and the bed comfortable. The location is perfect for hopping on 50 to go wherever you need to go. Lots of businesses on Broadway like grocery and fast food places, so it's really...

Thank nalahblueberry
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Very nice motel; quiet, clean and in a great location for Apple Hill! Very simple access to the wineries, apple orchards and the neat town of Placerville. The hotel staff is very nice and helpful. The rooms are old er but nice and well equipped with refridgerators, microwaves, coffee makers and comfy beds. We will be back!

1Thank Thomas M
Gardnerville, Nevada
Reviewed 17 October 2012

This was our second stay at this hotel. Last year we stayed for an Apple Hill/Foothill wine tasting weekend. Motel is still clean with comfortable beds. We were in a smaller rear room this time. I realized the next day what was missing, the table and 2 chairs that usually are underneath the window. If you need more room make...

Thank kbirds
Dallas, TX
Reviewed 22 June 2012

On the edge of town with easy access to the highway, this little vintage motel is easy to miss. The first thing you notice is the beautiful garden in front, then the big, old sign overhead. The motel is small [about 20 rooms] and one story. Parking lot was clean, but showing wear. My room was small, with a queen...

2Thank texasrepublichistory
Wasilla, Alaska
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Cool old motor-lodge that has been remodeled and updated. Quiet, clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Not downtown but only a few minutes away by car. Excellent value, don't be scared away by the age or the retro look.

3Thank roywasilla
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 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

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • 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: $91 - $119 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles JoideVivre06, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles AbieS676, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles sandysQ7127DI, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“None don't stay there.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles steveseig, 9 Aug 2014 | Read review
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