After a bad experience at a hotel in Sacramento, we decided to stay at the HIE El Dorado. We and another couple needed rooms right away and the staff was very helpful. In fact every staff member we encountered was very polite and this is a sign of good management. More importantly the room was very clean, as we had left a previous hotel due to lack of cleanliness. We also liked the location since we have family in Sacramento and Placerville. Additionally, there are several restaurants and stores within walking distance. Though we weren't planning to stay there on this trip, it turned out to be a great experience.