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“Our favorite place to stay in Placerville” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mother Lode Motel

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Mother Lode Motel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1940 Broadway, Placerville, CA   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Placerville
Sparks, Nevada
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47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Our favorite place to stay in Placerville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We have stayed at this location many times and never been disappointed. The rooms are clean and the pool is welcoming. The Mother Lode is an older motor lodge but I think that is what gives it is special charm. We always make this place a stop over on our motorcycle weekend rides and plan on spending the evening at the pool and ordering in from the local pizza joint.
There are comfy tables and chairs snd we have never had any issues with delivery to this motel.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Diamond Springs
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Great price, great service. Little old but so am I. Love the stay! Close to everything, Placerville, Tahoe, Apple Hill. Close to Placervilles main town. Oh ya and Coloma where the California gold rush began.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We were very disappointed with this hotel. Things were falling apart and we couldn't even close the bathroom door until we fixed it, the tile was falling off the bathroom wall, and there was a nail sticking out of the floor near the railing that my husband stepped on and got hurt. When my son pulled a used condom out from the between the headboard and the mattress that was the end. This place was a gross mess and we will never ever stay there again.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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tucson,arizona
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I stayed at the Mother Lode for a week in November 2012 and was very pleased with everything. The owners are very nice, my room was clean and the bed comfortable. The location is perfect for hopping on 50 to go wherever you need to go. Lots of businesses on Broadway like grocery and fast food places, so it's really convenient. Heat worked good, the shower was one of the best I've ever had, Dish TV, radio, wifi, refrig, and microwave. Quiet and I loved it.

Room Tip: I think the rooms are probably all the same as far as noise (none).
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reno, Nevada
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very nice motel; quiet, clean and in a great location for Apple Hill! Very simple access to the wineries, apple orchards and the neat town of Placerville. The hotel staff is very nice and helpful. The rooms are old er but nice and well equipped with refridgerators, microwaves, coffee makers and comfy beds. We will be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was our second stay at this hotel. Last year we stayed for an Apple Hill/Foothill wine tasting weekend. Motel is still clean with comfortable beds. We were in a smaller rear room this time. I realized the next day what was missing, the table and 2 chairs that usually are underneath the window. If you need more room make sure you ask for one. Simple, clean, vintage stay.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, TX
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289 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

On the edge of town with easy access to the highway, this little vintage motel is easy to miss. The first thing you notice is the beautiful garden in front, then the big, old sign overhead. The motel is small [about 20 rooms] and one story. Parking lot was clean, but showing wear. My room was small, with a queen bed, newer looking furniture, and m/w, frig, coffee pot, and TV. Never could figure out how to use the TV remote and although Deepak [the owner] offered to come over and help, I just left it off. Internet was fast and free, but I had to unplug the desk lamp in order to plug my computer in. The room and bath were both very clean, but the carpet was badly worn in the doorway. The A/C worked well and provided "white-noise" against the traffic on the nearby access road. It was pretty quiet at night. Both Deepak and his wife were very helpful and friendly and I had a good nights' sleep. A great stop for the budget traveler.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mother Lode Motel

Address: 1940 Broadway, Placerville, CA
Location: United States > California > Placerville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Placerville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mother Lode Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
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