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River Street Inn

10009 East River St, Truckee, CA 96161
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Ranked #3 of 5 Truckee B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014
David W Londo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Londo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I think this little hotel has been one of the most memorable places I have ever stayed in,and I really enjoyed my stay! There arm some comments in other reviews stating excessive train noise...yes trains do (very infrequently) go past but to be honest I quite liked hearing them rumbling past. I met one of the owners and he was... More 

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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This SHABBY hostel-like building needs a thorough cleaning... also large sections of wall plaster cracked and missing in bedroom. In addition, their "breakfast" offerings are, compared to any good B&B, very disappointing.

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Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

When making my travel reservations I noticed on their website cute pictures and describing a full breakfast only to be disapointed on both notes. Our inn was more like a hostel, the rooms were decorating with Walmart-ish decor. When I decided to have breakfast at 9 am, there were only breakfast food wrapping on the counter. I brought this to... More 

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Bay Area, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We came to Truckee by train. The inn is very convenient to the station. A big plas for us. The rooms are nice, very clean. The breakfast is modest but certainly enough for me. The hosts were pleasant and it was nice dining with the other guests in the AM. We were not bothered at all by train noise but... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We love this place. Wendy and her husband Matt are great. Location is excellent for us (stone's throw from charming downtown, quick drive to 3 good ski areas, etc.). The accommodations are nice but not perfect as you would expect for a B&B (torn shower curtain in our room, towels could be replaced/softer (maybe washed with vinegar), smaller room we... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Only stayed one night and had no sleep, we were checked in for 3 nights but left after 1 due to noise of trains continuing through the night. This is not just train noise but very loud horns going intermittently all through the night. Shame as the place is quite cute. Oldy worldly sort of charm in keeping with the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Love the location, homey feel and friendliness. Across the street from Jax Diner, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and a few more steps away from downtown. However, you fall asleep to the sound of the peaceful river and are startled awake by the train. It is incredibly loud.

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Pittsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a ski weekend in January and enjoyed it so much that he came back for more, and we have two future stays booked. If you like friendly accommodations that are funky and unique, you will enjoy Truckee's River Street Inn. I am dieting, and it was easy to choose a healthy low fat... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We stayed at The River Inn last night, and to be honest I wished I'd spent more money and stayed at the Hampton Inn just outside town. The train noise was very intrusive throughout the night (and I got very little sleep); my bed was so high I could barely get into it, and the continental breakfast was 'do your... More 

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Went up for a combined family birthday. Thought the train would be a great way to arrive from the Bay Area. Engine broke, so Amtrak put us on a bus. The vaca started the minute we arrived! They were so accommodating and welcoming. Our bus was a bit early, but we were able to check our stuff and head out... More 

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