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El Dorado Motel

22675 Black Hawk Drive, Twain Harte, CA 95383
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The units are old and you can hear your neighbours. Water tasted odd. Other than that the bed was comfortable. Setting outside with the trees is nice. Check in was friendly and she did ring to see if we had settled in OK. For an overnight stop its average. Wouldn't stay here longer than that.

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Vallejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I 'm giving it only four stars because it's a classic old-timey motel, nothing fancy. But for what it is, it's five stars as far as I'm concerned. I was attracted to it because of the pictures showing it nestled next to the trees, looking so peaceful. And that's exactly how it is. The room was totally clean, the bed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This motel is not worth the money. Except for the new TV, its standard is of 1960. It is way too expensive, especially given that real attractions like Yosemite are still far away. Our neighbors at the weekend were loud, even in the night till 3 am. The owners are not very friendly but incompliant. When we asked for a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Where do I start? Comparing the place with a dump is an understatement. I booked it through hotels.com and I was supposed to have a suite with a kitchenette. The clerk did not honor my reservation. The room smelled like green onions. The towels were white but every thing else (linens, etc) were gray color and the comforter had severe... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This reminds me of the motels I stayed in in the 60's as a kid. Rooms are worn, dingy and small, but the bed was newer and very clean. No bugs!! The walls are thick, couldn't hear the family next door, and they had a child. It could use a good cleaning and replace the carpet, but not bad. There... More 

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Salinas, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had the "presidential suite" and it was a nightmare. The place is old and smelly, Their carpet is old. The tv screen was green and impossible to watch. There was mold. This place needs a lot of help. Maybe a remodeling would help. We were very disappointed. We should have stayed at the campground for that price. Warning- STAY... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were not getting any hotel for the long weekend in Yosemite. We got El Dorado for a very good rate. We were 2 families & we got 2 separate rooms which were so neat & clean. The room had every comfort & was quite comfortable with 2 queen beds. An excellent beautiful location with a golf course across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

The owners are an Indian family, very sweet, helpful and friendly. They would call you after you check in to ensure you are fine.. And suggest nice breakfast places around. The rooms were very clean for a motel. Prices are Ok considering its California and peak tourist season. Much better than other motels around.

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Turlock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The owners were very helpful and accommodating. The facility was quiet and restful. The pool and the spa were an added factor that made the stay so pleasant; The price was very good for two people and a small dog. It is a nice walk to travel on a serene pathway into the main part of Twain Heart. I am... More 

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Sonoma, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The mattress pads were filthy with hair and cigarette burns obviously not washed between guests,, there was no guide in the room to figure out the tv or the WiFi access, the dead bolt did not lock it was 10 pm and the owner said she would get her husband but it would have to wait until after he did... More 

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