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“Parasite on Yosemite” 1 of 5 stars
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Mother Lode Lodge
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   5051 Highway 140, Mariposa, CA 95338   |  
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Ranked #17 of 21 Mariposa B&B and Inns
chertsey
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97 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Parasite on Yosemite”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First room we were shown looked out on to main street with no blind. Changed room - air conditioning did not work properly and room was dated. There is some parking on the level by rooms otherwise parking is on a steep slope.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Too expensive for a not very well kept and run down place. There are no hair dryers and irons. Customer service was not very professional. Check out a day early due to uncomfortable bed and animal noises crawling within the cracks of the wall of the building. Won't recommend and won't return.

Room Tip: Bring your own hair dryer and iron!!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

This was the least expensive place we could find within an hour or so from Yosemite. We booked it the night before we arrived. The room was dated but clean. The staff was nice. We didn't use the pool. We walked to the shops and eateries in town. The office has limited hours and doesn't open until 1 pm. There is a number to call for emergencies. It took is about 1.25 hours to get to Bridal Veil Falls. I would stay again

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Welcoming, but dated accommodation and very pricey, but you are within an hour of Yosemite NP.
The lady in reception was most helpful and very polite. Our room was very old school and is in need of refurbishment, as is the pool. It was adequately equipped and the air conditioning was effective. No breakfast option, but we had a fridge and microwave so we catered for ourselves. The town is very pleasant and compact. Plenty of eating options within a short walk. I enjoyed the Prospectors microbrewery round the corner.
Pity about the price.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Johnstown, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In 30 years of traveling this great country of ours this is the #1 WORST place I have ever stayed. The room was dirty, the door had a quarter inch crack all the way around the frame. The lock would not have kept a three year old out.
The A/C made the most terrible noise.
The bathroom is 30" wide (no kidding) and the shower was TINY and dirty. There were ants all over the bathroom.
No breakfast and no phone available.
internet was slow as hell.
I have stayed elsewhere in Mariposa but would NEVER (I mean EVER) stay here again and recommend you don't.

Room Tip: The photo shown on the website is NOT a good representation of what you will find.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stopped here for one night en route to Yosemite. It offered a nice pool, which we used on that hot summer day (Aug. 15).
The room was hot too and the aircon took some time to cool it down.
It had a fridge, coffe maker and nice TV plus wi.fi. It was quiet
At 109.89$ and no breakfast it was worth more than it offered.
Clean, neat and an attentive person at the front desk (who gave us good tips for making the best of our day at Yosemite). Located in central Mariposa it was good for what we needed: a place to rest.

Room Tip: All rooms seemed the same.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Riverside, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We arrived after a 12+ hour drive. This was probably the 5th or 6th motel we attempted to get a room at. The people were nice and they had 1 room left for $100. Beats $459 in El Portal. Room was clean, no mold in the shower, and the place was quiet. It was nothing special but all 7 of us were happy. Kids loved the pool. Never noticed the noisy a/c, then again, I sleep like a rock. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mother Lode Lodge

Address: 5051 Highway 140, Mariposa, CA 95338
Location: United States > California > Mariposa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Mariposa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mother Lode Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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