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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 #7 of 14 Hotels in Truckee
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • 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
    4 of 5 stars
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Alameda, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here recently and our room was probably not updated since the mid 80's. Everything was dark in color, the purple/navy polyester bedspread, the brown formica counter and cabinets, olive green stove and brown carpet. TV was super old and the faucet only worked if you turned it all the way on. Walls were thin enough that we could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an awesome setting and the accommodations are clean and welcoming. Our lodgette room was lovely and had everything that we could want, including coffee and coffeemaker! After all, we weren't going to be spending tons on time indoors! The staff was friendly and accommodating. I noticed that the housecleaning was using "green" products which I appreciate so much.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

i planned a family get together to celebrate my son and his fiancee's engagement. we had 40 people in our group with an assortment of lodgettes/studios/and lakefront units. everyone in our family loved this resort! the lake was beautiful, easy access to rentals for water fun on the lake, the grounds were super clean and fun to be outside and... More

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South San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

From beginning to end the staff at Donner Lake Village Resort are five star. I must have called these nice people half a million times with questions (my first trip with childrens eek!). During every phone call they were pleasant and helpful. I felt like they were happy we were coming to visit. I checked in with Rachel upon arrival.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had a wonderful time. Our Lodgette came with a stove top which we didn't realize. That was a great surprise. Our mountain view was a disappointment. Our stay was a little piece of heaven. Unfortunately was too short of a stay.

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Santa Ynez
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Donner Lake is a wonderful, tranquil place to visit especially off season. It was great to have a room right off the lake to enjoy the beautiful setting. I just wish the Lodgette was comparable to the scenery outside the room. These "Lodgette rooms" offer no means to cook food other that a microwave. I believe they are privately owned... More

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San Jose, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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Address: 15695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Donner Lake Village Resort 2*
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Donner Lake Village Hotel Truckee
Donner Lake Hotel
Donner Lake Resort

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