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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013
KingsMountaineer Bay Area, California
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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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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011 via mobile

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
1 review
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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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Forget frilly and timeworn; chose instead this comfortable bed and breakfast with its relaxed while indulgent atmosphere. A quick walk from the Amtrak station, The River Street Inn provided just the perch from which to explore the wonders of winter. Innkeepers Wendy and Matt could not have been warmer, more accommodating while effortlessly juggling the demands of a busy season.... More

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Address: 10009 East River St, Truckee, CA 96161
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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