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Mother Lode Motel

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 1, 2017

A basic motel offering simple accommodation, but we were pleasantly surprised by how clean and comfortable or room was. We stayed in room 4 which had clearly been recently refurbished; bathroom fixtures were new and clean. Comfy beds and nice bedding too. Handy location for local shops and good places just a mile away down Broadway, and historic Placerville a...

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Cannes, France
Reviewed November 17, 2016

I pre-payed through Expedia, never even checked in, and was denied a credit by the owner. She didn't like smokers. She even told me that she preferred I didn't stay the night (she has my money) after I told her that I was uncomfortable wondering out into the night to the middle of the parking lot to smoke. I am...

Thank JoideVivre06
Reviewed September 21, 2016

I booked this hotel for an employee and was harassed by the front desk to pay a smoking fee even though I didn't sign any kind of agreement or put a card up for incidentals. Two weeks later I have a $600 charge on my card when I already paid for the room in full!

Thank Kristopher E
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed August 15, 2016

This place reminded me of trips in my childhood. Simple, a little dated but very clean. The room had a microwave and refrigerator as well as cable tv. Plenty of nice towels and clean bathroom. It is close to the highway and easy to find..tucked up in the pines and very quiet. Nice pool, pretty garden and...the price is right.

1Thank cegroh
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Been about 2 1/2 years since my last visit and I was not happy. Price for a Saturday night was $92. Yes, weekends are always more expensive, but this is not a property sitting on Main Street with great eating nearby. Still, the owner walked me to my room, then said she had a better one for me, went back...

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Williams, California
Reviewed May 27, 2016

I made a 3 day reservation with a pay at the time of check in. When I arrived I told the woman owner that I would only be staying for 2 days, she said that I can not change because I made the reservation through a website. I said that other motels changed, she then said if she changed it...

Thank Sandy S
Walkerton, Canada
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Perhaps it was the lesser of two evils, looked at this place and another in town on tripadvisor. Picked this one as it offered a queen bed... OK, for $87 I expected a larger room, this was truly the smallest room I have been in. Then there was the tap in the bathtub. it didn't drip, it really dripped, all...

Thank Edward A
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I flew in from Chicago, drove to the hotel and we're FREAKED OUT!! It was disgusting and run down. There was a shady looking person in the lobby and we didn't even go into the office. We drove to another hotel and immediately called Expedia to cancel our reservation. We were told they would charge us 100%...

Thank David D
Galt, California
Reviewed March 30, 2016

The owners were somewhat friendly but didn't fix the TV that didn't work. The room was okay and clean but nothing special. The location was not in the best part of town. Free breakfast was advertised in the Hotels.com ad,but I saw no sign of it and the owners didn't tell us about ti.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed March 3, 2016

Made travel plans two weeks prior, had reservations at this hotel. Unfortunately had multiple car issues and had to change the reservation. I called the hotel and spoke with a young lady and told her we would be a day late, she said "no problem". With the continued car issues, I got a bit distracted and didn't call until 1030pm...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Mother Lode Motel

Address: 1940 Broadway, Placerville, CA 95667-9001
Location: United States > California > Placerville
Price Range: $65 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mother Lode Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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“This motel is one big fat mistake!”
JoideVivre06, Nov 17, 2016 | Read review
“A bit pricey”
AbieS676, Jun 17, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are like a motel 6, owner is a rip off. Next to freeway.”
sandysQ7127DI, May 27, 2016 | Read review
“None don't stay there.”
jimhO2115XR, Jan 2, 2015 | Read review
“We had the room next to the office and it was not good for parking due to the check in lane squeezed our parking spot kind of tight.”
steveseig, Aug 9, 2014 | Read review
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