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Mother Lode Lodge

5051 Highway 140, Mariposa, CA 95338
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reading, United Kingdom
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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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Austin, Texas
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 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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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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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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