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Mother Lode Motel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1940 Broadway, Placerville, CA
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Placerville
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tooele, Utah
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a room at the Mother Lode motel in Placerville, CA. over 2 months ahead of time. Somewhere along the line it was lost in translation that we had our two kids with us, and after we payed for the room, they said it was a problem. We had been driving for a long time, we came from Utah.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked room 16 for 4 nights based on the positive reviews here on Trip Advisor. I'm so glad I did - the Motherlode is a great value. This little gem is on the outskirts of Placerville but nicely positioned for trips to Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. The room was very clean and comfortable. The bedspread seemed a little worn,... More

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Newbury Park
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The motel looks like an old motor inn but I was told the rooms were recently updated. Although the location is a bit out of the main bustle of town it was near a soup kitchen with many homeless people roaming around. The room seemed spare although it did have a small refrigerator and microwave. The toilet was not clean... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a nice little motel in GoldCountry. Please do not confuse it with a Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn. This offers basic needs for a very reasonable price. It was quiet, convenient, clean and comfy. The Cable TV selections were fine. Wifi was not the worlds fastest but allowed for basic usasge. If you are looking for a resort-this... More

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Alberta, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

"Kind of alright in a limited way for an off night". The price was right, and the lady running the place was very nice. Bathroom was redone and nice hot shower, rest of room was older motel "101". Bed was older and could use better and newer linens. But really, a one night stop at a great price, and was... More

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Minden, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is an OK motel for a single night, but did not suit me for multiple nights. First, there is a need for a visible road sign near the entrance. Coming from the east, I drove by the hotel without seeing it. The only sign was high on the hill way above the motel and not visible coming from the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

In town for a Wedding. Owners were nice. It is not a fancy, but an inexpensive place. Close to where we needed to be. Rooms were clean, bed was good. Water in shower nice and hot. Enough towels for the two of us ladies. Ice machine stopped working, so the owner gave us ice.. Only suggestion: Plastic bags for the... More

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Wurzburg, Germany
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Very friendly staff (=owners); nice, clean rooms; inexpensive, too - nothing fancy, but nobody says it is: It is the perfect place for everybody looking for a motel while you're on a roadtrip. Take a dip in the pool, perfect start for your day. Like!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Pulled in late, was beyond tired. Owner met me at the open desk, no plastic, no outside window. She was VERY pleasant, cordial, soothing. She said she had two different price schedules, for different size rooms and beds. I opted for the full-size, for $44 before tax, very reasonable, in an area in which Motel 6 charges much more. Paid... More

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Gardnerville, Nevada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This is becoming our stop for our yearly Apple Hill and wine country weekend. This time we stayed in the neighboring property. It was newly redone with new carpet and furnishings and was clean as always. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. This was the first time we had our dog with us and it was nice to be... More

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Address: 1940 Broadway, Placerville, CA
Location: United States > California > Placerville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mother Lode Motel 2*
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