We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 5 Placerville hotels

Mother Lode Motel

1940 Broadway, Placerville, CA
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Mother Lode Motel to your Saves list
Mother Lode Motel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Booking.com Priceline.com Hotels.com
77%
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Placerville
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kev K Alberta, Canada
Write a Review

49 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    11
    24
    6
    3
    5
See reviews for
11
19
8
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minden, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wurzburg, Germany
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Fargo, Georgia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Gardnerville, Nevada
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
santa cruz
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

i'd like to update the current listing of reviews. We stayed there yesterday, prior to a rafting trip. the owner has definitely made some improvements since the 2010 reviews. The three pillows were nice and there were more than enough towels for the 2 of us. The pool was clean (check out the "do not swim if you have had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed staying at Mother Lode, it was the only place we could find that took pets in Placerville other than the historic hotel in town. It was cozy and seemed clean. I liked the slightly old fashioned feel to it too.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sparks, Nevada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We have stayed at this location many times and never been disappointed. The rooms are clean and the pool is welcoming. The Mother Lode is an older motor lodge but I think that is what gives it is special charm. We always make this place a stop over on our motorcycle weekend rides and plan on spending the evening at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Diamond Springs
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Great price, great service. Little old but so am I. Love the stay! Close to everything, Placerville, Tahoe, Apple Hill. Close to Placervilles main town. Oh ya and Coloma where the California gold rush began.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Mother Lode Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mother Lode Motel

Also Known As:
Mother Lode Hotel Placerville
Mother Lode Hotel
Address: 1940 Broadway, Placerville, CA
Location: United States > California > Placerville
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Placerville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Hotels.com so you can book your Mother Lode Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mother Lode Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.