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Mother Lode Lodge

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   5051 Highway 140, Mariposa, CA 95338
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Ranked #17 of 21 Mariposa B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here en route to Yosemite and our room was clean and comfortable. It was by no means 5* hotel standards but everything you would expect for a small motel. The staff were friendly and we enjoyed using the outdoor pool. Some nice local restaurants and bars within walking distance of the lodge.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First room we were shown looked out on to main street with no blind. Changed room - air conditioning did not work properly and room was dated. There is some parking on the level by rooms otherwise parking is on a steep slope.

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Shakopee, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Too expensive for a not very well kept and run down place. There are no hair dryers and irons. Customer service was not very professional. Check out a day early due to uncomfortable bed and animal noises crawling within the cracks of the wall of the building. Won't recommend and won't return.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was the least expensive place we could find within an hour or so from Yosemite. We booked it the night before we arrived. The room was dated but clean. The staff was nice. We didn't use the pool. We walked to the shops and eateries in town. The office has limited hours and doesn't open until 1 pm. There... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Welcoming, but dated accommodation and very pricey, but you are within an hour of Yosemite NP. The lady in reception was most helpful and very polite. Our room was very old school and is in need of refurbishment, as is the pool. It was adequately equipped and the air conditioning was effective. No breakfast option, but we had a fridge... More

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Johnstown, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In 30 years of traveling this great country of ours this is the #1 WORST place I have ever stayed. The room was dirty, the door had a quarter inch crack all the way around the frame. The lock would not have kept a three year old out. The A/C made the most terrible noise. The bathroom is 30" wide... More

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Buenos Aires
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stopped here for one night en route to Yosemite. It offered a nice pool, which we used on that hot summer day (Aug. 15). The room was hot too and the aircon took some time to cool it down. It had a fridge, coffe maker and nice TV plus wi.fi. It was quiet At 109.89$ and no breakfast it... More

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Riverside, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

We arrived after a 12+ hour drive. This was probably the 5th or 6th motel we attempted to get a room at. The people were nice and they had 1 room left for $100. Beats $459 in El Portal. Room was clean, no mold in the shower, and the place was quiet. It was nothing special but all 7 of... More

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South San Francisco, California
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Clean room (#8) but tiny, suspect this is a converted tool shed, leftover from mining days. Bathroom is a converted CLOSET with Smallest Stall Shower in California. Had to go outside to change your mind. NO PHONE ! Lost remote for (old)TV and Had to move nitestand climb up to operate Air conditioner WEDGED above coat rack, makeshift joint. Did... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

We were denied breakfast at 8:45!!! and there are mice. DO NOT COME HERE, it's a rip off. They totally take advantage of their clients. I can't believe they charged me 50$ for sharing a two beds room with three people. Also the building gets terribly heat up during the day and the air conditioner takes forever to cool down... More

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Address: 5051 Highway 140, Mariposa, CA 95338
Location: United States > California > Mariposa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mother Lode Lodge 2*
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