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Mother Lode Lodge

5051 Highway 140, Mariposa, CA 95338
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights to visit Yosemiti. Mariposa is not to far from the Park entrance. The lodge is easy to find, and the main accomodation is set back from the road. The rooms were air conditioned and the bed was large (UK king). The only let down was the bathroom. Adequate, but the taps only dribbled water... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A small motel in the city center , friendly staff , rooms are small but clean , the furniture is old , air-conditioning works well, but it's loud. Too bad they do not offer breakfast . In the city there is no supermarket .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Mariposa was a beautiful little town but this motel wasn't good. Very tired motel. The room was small and dirty and there was disgusting smell. Furnitures were old and the AC didn't worked well. The WI-FI connection was good. There was a swimming pool outside but we didin't use it. Free parking.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Booked reservations about 3 months in advance for 2 days when we got there they did not have the reservation had to show them the confirmation email sent by them. The room was extremely hot the a.c. was not powerful enough to cool down the room left a note in the a.c. requesting that the a.c. would not be turned... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great little place for the price. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Not much to do in this little town, but it's a nice drive out to Yosemite National Park. We stayed here for 2 days while visiting the park and were too tired to do much else but sleep at the end of the day.

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Fortuna, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

we just spent 2 nights at the Motor Lode Lodge in Mariposa and what a nightmare. T.v was so snowy you couldn't watch it. We had made a reservation way ahead of time and ask for a king or 2 queens but instead got put in what I guess was the family suite which had 2 double, a single and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Spent a week here. Found owners and staff to be very nice and friendly. Room was clean. Motel and whole town had some vintage charm. Learned about gold rush days while here. Hour and half from yosemite.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Pros: Clean and good housekeeping, comfortable bed, microwave and fridge in room is useful. Central location in mariposa Cons: very loud due to paper thin walls (not helped by obnoxious neighbours) and an ice machine in the car park making noise periodically throughout the night.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was the most we paid for any accommodation on our three week stay in the USA and that includes San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Vegas and 8 other stops. The place is tired and a little shabby. Air con is weak and just keeps the edge of the heat rather than chill the room. After a long journey we really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I looked at pics online... and expected a cheap motel. It is obviously quite old and there is nothing luxurious about it. It was a little pricey considering the state of the rooms, but location is everything, so I felt the price was justifiied. When I pulled up, I was actually pleasantly surprised. Yes, it is still a motel, but... More 

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