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Donner Lake Village Resort

2.0 of 5 Resort   |   15695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161
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Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in Truckee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Our family of 4 stayed in a lakeside lodgette room with kitchenette for 2 nights during President's week in Feb. 2014. It was simply ok. We paid $194 a night (+ taxes) reserved through their website. CONS: cramped room (moreso than traditional hotel room with sofa bed pulled out), dingy/old looking, no door on toilet room in bathroom, uncomfortable sofa... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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32 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I had no idea Donner Lake was as cool, pretty and laid back as it is. What a pleasure. After a long travel day we booked a room here and found an almost empty hotel on a transition day. Our room had a kitchenette with king and pullout which worked great. We had a view of the lake, laundry facilities... More

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Corte Madera, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My family (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed here in mid-February to go skiing nearby. PROS: Easy 20 minute drive to Northstar for skiing; lakeside (if your room faces that way, our's faced the road). CONS: 1) Room was dated and hodgepodge, but passable. 2) The problem was the pull out sofa "bed" which is a generous term. The worst sleeping... More

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DTFam10558, Manager at Donner Lake Village Resort, responded to this review

We were sorry to read your comments and assure you progress is being made at Donner Lake Village. We are in the process of room and furniture upgrades. It sounds like the room you stayed in has not had a bed upgrade yet. I hope to speak with you directly about your experience. Please contact me at Info@donnerlakevillage.com or at... More

San Leandro
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Our one night stay at Donner Lake Village is a memorable one. The location is perfect! It is a few miles from various resorts. The front desk person/Cris is very accommodating. The One bedroom Suite is ideal for family. We will definitely come back!!'

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San Francisco, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We came up to Donner Lake to spend Thanksgiving with a friends family. They were staying in a cabin less than a mile away, which made this the perfect location for us. The room was very clean and open with a couch, 4 person dining table, mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. The decor was a little outdated, but it... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Management did right by me. They reimbursed me for my stay and noted the deficiencies. I am very impressed by their follow through and would consider statying at Donner Lake again. Thank you very much for taking the time to read the review and compensate me

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Walnut Creek, California, Usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This was out 3rd visit here and I think we have started a new tradition. The staff is always friendly and the place is super clean. I loved our room this time and will request it from now on. It had a lake view, kitchenette and it had the bathroom and sink area on a separate (small, 4 stairs) floor.... More

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Mill Valley, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I agree with two of the other reviewers about the location and completely agree that it looked like the room was last remodeled in the 1950s. We had one chair on our balcony and when we called to ask for another, the person at the front desk said we had to go find one ourselves. Room was not cleaned very... More

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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The location is great, but the room is outdated and I agree with the last reviewer who said it looked like it was last remodeled in the 1950's. If you like retro, this is YOUR place! Chris at the front desk was terrific and very accommodating.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

It was horrific. The room looked like it was last remodeled in the 1950s. They still have a VCR in the room. All electronic appliances ( which are aged!) are plugged into one outlet. The sink area had a big piece missing and the faucet in the shower kept coming off. The deck was named the deck of death since... More

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DTFam10558, General Manager at Donner Lake Village Resort, responded to this review

We were sorry to read your comments and assure you progress is being made at Donner Lake Village. Since your level of dissatisfaction is well beyond the norm I would like to speak with you directly. Please contact me at Info@donnerlakevillage.com. Donner Lake Village is in the midst of a property upgrade and the condominium you stayed in has recently... More

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Additional Information about Donner Lake Village Resort

Also Known As:
Donner Lake Village Hotel Truckee
Donner Lake Village Hotel
Donner Lake Hotel
Donner Lake Resort
Donner Lake Village
Address: 15695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in Truckee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Donner Lake Village Resort 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Donner Lake Village is a year-round condominium resort nestled in the pines on the west shore of Donner Lake, one of the Sierra Nevada's most charming and beautiful alpine lakes. Our friendly staff can help you plan your visit, too. Encounter serenity in a one or two-bedroom suite, studio or spacious room complete with microwaves, refrigerators and FREE high speed wireless internet. Easy access to year round activities. In summer enjoy our private beach and marina with boat rentals. In winter hit the slopes at eight nearby world class ski resorts. ... more   less 
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