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“Convenient location” 3 of 5 stars
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Truckee Donner Lodge
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   10527 Cold Stream Road, Truckee, CA 96161   |  
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Ranked #6 of 14 hotels in Truckee
Orange County, CA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Convenient location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This lodge is conveniently located near Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski area. The lodge isn’t really what I think of when I think of a lodge. It’s more like a 3 star hotel. The lodge does not have a restaurant or a bar but they do serve breakfast in the morning and the selection is pretty good, they had eggs and bacon along with yogurt, cereal, sweet rolls and bread. The rooms look like they have been recently renovated and they have incorporated some mountain character in the lamps and art work. The paint, furniture and carpet seem to be new and everything was clean. There is a small refrigerator and a microwave. The temperature in the room was great, it wasn’t too cold and it never got too hot. The pillows were too firm but the bed was comfortable. Our room overlooked the forest behind the lodge which was very pretty. The other side of the lodge seems to face the highway; I suggest requesting a room facing the forest away from the highway. The service was friendly and parking was easy. The lodge is also very close to downtown Truckee which is filled with places to eat. The BBQ place right down the road, Smokey’s is really good with a great selection.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the highway
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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truckeedonnerlodge, General Manager at Truckee Donner Lodge, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear vacationjunkie030,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Truckee Donner Lodge. We are pleased that you like the renovation of our rooms and common areas. We recently upgraded all of our rooms and we have received many positive comments. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Truckee!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pleasant Hill, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My wife and our three small children stayed here in March 2013 for the first time and I'm sure we'll be back in the future. Nice staff, clean room, good breakfast service, and a comfortable "lobby/lounge" area. Only took 15 minutes to ski in Tahoe City and less than 15 to get up to Donner Ski Ranch. Overall it was a great value and very convenient.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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truckeedonnerlodge, General Manager at Truckee Donner Lodge, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Scott H,

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent value and a location that is central to all things in the Sierra Mountains. We look forward to seeing you and your family again.
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San Francisco, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Conveniently located for North Tahoe ski resorts. Breakfast buffet (limited) included. We slept on the second floor and had not issues with noise. Front-desk has map of nearby restaurants. Bathroom and rooms very comfortable and clean.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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truckeedonnerlodge, General Manager at Truckee Donner Lodge, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear GS0001,

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Glad you enjoyed our property and hope you stay with us again. If there is anything we can provide to you on a future stay, please let us know.
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Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Our 3rd stay at Truckee Donner Lodge. Friendly Staff, makes us feel welcome.Love the breakfast and fireplace in lobby. Will stay at TDL on next visit to Truckee. We live in PA and travel to Truckee to visit Daughter.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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truckeedonnerlodge, General Manager at Truckee Donner Lodge, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Francis C,

Thank you so much for your kind words and review on TripAdvisor. We are so very glad to have exceeded your expectations! We are more thankful that you have made our Lodge your hotel of choice when visiting Truckee.

We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to visit your daughter.
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Burlingame, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Plus: We stay here regularly with our two young kids. Clean, easy, fair price and very easy access to resorts. Free breakfast and hottub/pool (summer) a plus.

Minus: Its been a 50/50 chance they did not have the reservation we made on-line (even with confirmation), but there always seems to be availability. Fox news running continuously in the lobby.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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truckeedonnerlodge, General Manager at Truckee Donner Lodge, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Bill M,

Thank you for staying with us. We truly appreciate you selecting our Lodge when visiting Truckee. Not sure why there is an issue with the online reservation system, but rest assured that I will be following up with our IT people to fix that problem.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Davis, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

we like staying here whenever we ski at royal gorge or sugar bowl,because it is very convenient and comfortable.good,large clean rooms,efficient wi fi and mod cons for food.front desk most of the time remembers us and gives favorite room

Room Tip: 2nd floor near the elevator for ice machine good wi fi reception and large room
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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truckeedonnerlodge, General Manager at Truckee Donner Lodge, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Meena M,

Thank you for staying with us again! We are glad that our front desk staff is able to take care of your needs and provide you with your favorite room. We hope you had a great ski weekend and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Belmont, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Large comfortable nicely furnished rooms with microwave and refrigerator, hot tub, hot breakfast, friendly helpful front desk staff - All you could need and a convenient location for skiers. Another plus is they don't have a minimum stay requirement. I would definitely return.

My only suggestion is they should have a thicker warmer blanket on the beds (or at least a second one in the closet which could be added for extra warmth).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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truckeedonnerlodge, Guest Relations Manager at Truckee Donner Lodge, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear vianco,
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. I am glad you found our Lodge a great place to stay. Our staff works hard to deliver a great guest experience. We will also be looking into adding a second thicker blanket to our rooms. Thank you for taking the time to write and look forward to seeing you again.
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Also Known As:
Truckee Donner Hotel
Truckee Donner Hotel Truckee
Holiday Inn Truckee
Truckee Holiday Inn Express
Truckee Holiday Inn
Address: 10527 Cold Stream Road, Truckee, CA 96161
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 14 hotels in Truckee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Truckee Donner Lodge 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the town of Truckee amidst mountains, lakes, alpines and meadows, the Truckee Donner Lodge is a warm relaxing space so you can rest and recharge. Our lodge combines modern luxuries and contemporary decor with the traditional amenities and architecture of a country lodge. Whether you are on the ultimate ski vacation, traveling for business or just need a weekend getaway, the Truckee Donner Lodge offers exceptional amenities.Our guest rooms and feature rooms are simple and serene. Each appointed with a large flat screen TV, refrigerator, coffee pot, wet bar and microwave. Complimentary hi-speed wireless access is available throughout the lodge.Share your day's activities with friends in our lobby with fireplace; or, relax your muscles and admire the stars from our Hot Tub. Cool off during the warm summer days in our outdoor pool—the views of the alpines are magnificent.Wake up each morning to a deluxe Hot Continental Breakfast. Our breakfast bar offers a wide variety of choices including hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit yogurt, scrambled eggs, cheese omelets, bacon, bagels, toast, and muffins.It’s all delicious, all complimentary and all waiting for you at the Newly Remodeled Truckee Donner Lodge. ... more   less 
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