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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here since the early 90's and always enjoyed our time here. In May, I reserved our lakefront place and requested the ground floor because of an ankle tendinitis. Their cancellation policy is refund if done 7 days prior to arrival. We arrived at 4 pm to discover that there we would be on the second floor...

Thank Srbellee
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Dear Srbellee, Thank you for your comments about your follow up. We were very sorry we could not move your room as others had already checked into the hotel. We were concerned and sorry when we read your online comments I am pleased we were able to discuss your stay personally. Sincerely, Dan Tester

Napa, California
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Donner Lake Village. The location is amazing, right on the water and next to water sport rentals. The little market down the road is amazing! Our unit (143) was clean and well equipped and being able to walk out the sliding door to the water was terrific. Kid friendly!

1Thank shollandnapkin
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Donner Lake Village. Summer along the shores of Donner Lake is pretty epic, and we’re glad you got a slice of it while staying in Unit 143! We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Dan Tester

Reviewed 1 August 2016

My husband and I have stayed here fairly regularly for about 30 years - first as newlyweds, then with our young children and now with grandchildren. The location is beautiful! It's nice to be right on the lake and not have to pay the public beach fee. Views of the lake are awesome. It is also easy to get to...

Thank Rkimberlie
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your seasoned years of staying at Donner Lake Village – wow, 30 wonderful years! We’re happy we continue to meet your vacation needs in the Truckee-Tahoe area. We appreciate your perspective as Donner Lake Village offers serene lodging at a great value, especially as we work to upgrade various amenities and unit accommodations. Please come again...

Reviewed 31 July 2016

My wife, son and I had a great stay at the Donner Lake Village. The location was stunning with a beautiful view across the lake directly from our room and balcony. We found Lake Donner more interesting and accessible than the much larger and more commercial Lake Tahoe. The property had a water sports rental facility in the grounds where...

Thank Nick D
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Donner Lake Village – we too think it’s a gem tucked away from the bustle of Lake Tahoe. We’re pleased Donner Lake Watersports & Marina met all your watersports rental needs. We hope you had a chance to see Donner at dawn when the lake is glassy (a must-do!). We also appreciate your...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Pros: Lakefront property, beautiful location, picnic tables and BBQ available. Community Rooms with fireplaces are available. Very cosy. Cons: 1) The property is old: the walls are paper thin and you can hear EVERYTHING your neighbor is doing. From watching TV to brushing their teeth, etc. we were unlucky to have neighbors that went to bed at midnight and woke...

Thank Clarita2012
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Dear Clarita, Thank you for your Donner Lake Village review. We appreciate your comments about our great location and beauty. We greatly apologize for the noise you experienced. In the future, please contact our Front Desk so that we may correct the noise issue and ultimately make sure you get a more quiet stay. I am sorry you did not...

Muldrow, OK
Reviewed 22 July 2016

No air conditioning, only a box fan. No elevator. No bars (handholds) near the tub. I am sure this place doesn't pass Americans with Disability Act. The maids never vacuumed the room and only once after asking did they clean and refresh the coffee. There is no person on duty after 8 PM and if you call the front desk...

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DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Dear Kermit, Thank you for highlighting our beautiful location. Staying on at a lakefront property is always a treat, and Donner Lake Village’s setting is a great one. I am very sorry your experience was below your expectations. It was certainly below our expectations as well. First of all, I apologize for the miscommunication and misunderstanding regarding fees for your...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Absolutely loved our stay here, was surprised about this little total city getaway with the disconnection you get from the city. lovely setting, the resort being situated on the beach with easy access to the marina. We came with out boat and it was nice to be able to park it in the marina overnight and not having to take...

Thank aliesem
DTGPM, Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Hi aliesem, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Donner Lake Village. It certainly is a peaceful slice of heaven. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! Dan Tester Manager

Lake Tahoe (California), California
Reviewed 29 April 2016

When we visited they had given us a room where the patio was blocked with yellow tape where the view from the room is just the yellow tape and not the lake. The patio door was jammed. So there was no air circulation and it was horrible horrible experience. If they have any issues with the room, they MUST MUST...

4Thank gs12mat
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

We were sorry to read this review about your Donner Lake experience. And equally sorry we did not know of this at the time of your stay or recently after. I have learned that a heavy load of snow fell onto the deck right before your arrival and possibly compromised the deck safety. This happened at a time that we...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Beautifully located on Donner Lake in close distance to Truckee and the northern Lake Tahoe ski resorts, e.g. Tahoe Donner, Northstar, etc. We stayed for 5 nights as 2 adults and 2 children. Good Points: i. Having a mini kitchen in the room with fridge, hot plate, etc. ii. Parking iii. Sauna iv. Excellent view of Lake Donner (right on...

1Thank greghare
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing about your stay at Donner Lake Village: pointing out all the good you experienced about our lakefront property, and its proximity to local ski resorts. We’re glad you enjoyed such fantastic spring skiing this year! We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced in printing your lift tickets. While we do not have a business center on...

Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Great location for a ski weekend in North Tahoe. Close to Truckee, Squaw and Sugarbowl. Great to have a little kitchen to bring own food! Beautiful view of Donner Lake and easy drive over Donner Pass or I80 if the weather is bad.

Thank Jenny K

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Donner Lake Village is a year-round condominium resort nestled in the pines on the west shore of Donner Lake, one of the Sierra Nevada's most charming and beautiful alpine lakes. Our friendly staff can help you plan your visit, too. Encounter serenity in a one or two-bedroom suite, studio or spacious room complete with microwaves, refrigerators and FREE high speed wireless internet. Easy access to year round activities. In summer enjoy our private beach and marina with boat rentals. In winter hit the slopes at eight nearby world class ski resorts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Donner Lake Village

Address: 15695 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-3649
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Price Range: $179 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Donner Lake Village 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Donner Lake Village Hotel Truckee
Donner Lake Hotel
Donner Lake Resort
Donner Lake Village Resort
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“Book early. Ask for a room with a view of the mountains and lake.”
 of 5 bubbles PenelopeG789, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to get a Lake-View room.”
 of 5 bubbles SusanWPetaluma, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The water front rooms are the way to go. Ours was downstairs and we had no issues.”
 of 5 bubbles shollandnapkin, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Lake view rooms are great.”
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 of 5 bubbles T2701DGnickd, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose a different place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles cowboy45Muldrow_OK, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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