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15695 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-3649
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#5 of 15 hotels in Truckee
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4.7
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4.0
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4.2
Value
3.8
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Donner Lake Village is a year-round condominium resort nestled in the pines on the west shore of Donner Lake, one of the Sierra Nevada's most charming and beautiful alpine lakes. Our friendly staff can help you plan your visit, too. Encounter serenity in a one or two-bedroom suite, studio or spacious room complete with microwaves, refrigerators and FREE high speed wireless internet. Easy access to year round activities. In summer enjoy our private beach and marina with boat rentals. In winter hit the slopes at eight nearby world class ski resorts.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Vending machine
Canoeing
Hiking
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Skiing
Fishing
Picnic area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lake View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jennifergoooes wrote a review Feb 4
Berkeley, California1 contribution
This room should not even be in use. People are in and out of the building all night. Not only do you hear the door bang closed, the door code being punched in, people dragging there large suitcases up the uncarpeted stairs (yes it hits every step), talking and talking. The vending machines are feet from the door. So 11:30 at night we had 3 men congregating outside the machines with the munchies loudly talking for 30 minutes and cursed me out when I asked them to keep it down. I just wanted to sleep. This room is not cheap, the lift tickets aren’t either. I feel like total garbage due to poor sleep. Regret this place so much.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Neal C wrote a review Jan 2023
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I stayed here on a ski trip. They called me at around 4:15 pm when I was just finishing up my day at Squaw valley and said that the office closes at 5. I said that I wasn’t sure if I could make it there by then but could be there by 5:30, depending on traffic. They said that they would email me the instructions and then proceeded to misspell my name so I didn’t get the email. I then rushed to get there and was at their office by 4:56. No one was there and it took me 8 times and over 35 minutes calling their after hours phone number for someone to answer. There was another person in the same situation as I was. I’ve stayed at hundreds of hotels and never had the office close at 5.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: Ask for the first floor as there isn’t any elevators!
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CaliforniaWaveSlave wrote a review Jan 2023
Yreka37 contributions44 helpful votes
Keep in mind- dead of winter trip with tons of snow (thus skiing focused and not involving Lake activities). Old US-40 (old Donner Pass) closed due to heavy, heavy snow. Basically makes this location very inconvenient- usual 5 mi and 10 min trip to Sugar Bowl now 30-45 min tangle on I-80. As others said, funky old room odor is quite apparent, but not overwhelming. We were greeted by a large brown spider scurrying from under the bed at 1 am check in. And another couple opened our room door at 2am having apparently been given the same Rm# and code via email for late arrival. The parking lot was well plowed despite the snow-pocalypse. Rooms have big fridge and microwave which nice. Room heater was very toasty. Room prices quite a good value for current Tahoe expectations. Close Proximity to Truckee also a plus for enjoying town amenities
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Hung N wrote a review Dec 2022
Milpitas, California2 contributions
It would have been a 5 stars review if the earliest time to check in is not 4 pm and the office closes at 5 pm. They send room # and lock code to your email anyway and if you can’t access the email you can use the phone out front to check in after hour. For me it just feels a little inconvenient. But over all this place is good to stay. I been here many times
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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MM in Winters wrote a review Dec 2022
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We love this place as lodging for Winter skiing. There are a variety of room configurations available, ranging from a pretty basic 300 sq ft room, to the same size room with a compact kitchen, to lovely larger rooms and suites, with fully equipped kitchens. Some rooms, for a little more $$ have a fantastic view of Donner Lake. Even if you don't pop for the view room, there are corner lounges at the end of each building which do have that view, and that's for free.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Shirley C wrote a review Oct 2022
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The location is great, the room was in excellent condition. Warm and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The parking lot clean and well kept. We enjoyed the fireplace room on the second level and used the chairs by the waterfront to enjoy the quiet of Donner Lake.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Diana B wrote a review Oct 2022
Brentwood, California9 contributions1 helpful vote
The appliances were new, the room was clean, but the room furnishing were dated. The room was pretty dark as several lights were burned out. The bed was comfortable and the view of the lake OK. We were there in off season, but heard talking from the rooms in our building. Could be noisy in the high season.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Dave wrote a review Oct 2022
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It's an older property which has seen some wear, especially over the summer months. We arrived at night and it appeared our room hadn't been used for a few days (or longer) with a stale and odd smell. Furniture is worn and walls badly need to be painted. Touching up walls after obvious months of scuffs and wear have gone by is an easy and inexpensive fix and honestly, pretty inexcusable to neglect. They appear to have housekeeping, but aside from cleaning the obvious surfaces like counters, sinks, furniture tops - things like chairs, ceiling fans, bed headboards are dusty. Some minor things just didn't work - bathroom heater, tv in the bedroom, hairdryer. Whatever, but just a minor annoyance. Fortunately, the weather was fantastic and it allowed us to keep windows open for our long weekend stay, giving the room a much needed airing out. The super kind manager even offered to place an ozone generator in the room if we'd be out for the day to help with the odor. I've seen in other reviews that stale-smelling rooms are an issue and would like to think that it becomes an item to address. The furniture and extra blankets have absorbed the stale odor and it's certainly hard to make it go away. It appeared that our bathroom had recently been redone with new fixtures and tub insert, so that was a nice thing. The full kitchen with a stovetop was great, along with dishes and utensils to use. That being said, it's right on the lake. There are boat rentals of all types to be had rignt there and a small private beach/dock with seating was really nice. Truckee, obviously is just a few miles away and obviously Lake Tahoe is down the hill into the basin. The beautiful and quiet location is the main reason to be here. I'd give this 2.5 stars for the rooms itself, but bonus credit for it's location and beach/lounge area. Overall, as the Tahoe region has become more and more expensive to visit this is certainly a value. But with this value, there is a trade off in quality.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Kristen wrote a review Oct 2022
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I booked at Donner Lake Village based on its reviews and pictures. Please do yourself a favor by not making the same mistake. At check in the receptionist informed us there would be paving construction in the parking lot directly outside the room and that I needed to park somewhere else. The receptionist said info on this had been emailed, though no email on the matter had been sent. The room was dank and outdated. Every sound from the room above could be heard and upon asking, I was informed that no upstairs rooms were available. I refused check in based on these conditions and asked for a refund which was denied. Booking.com's request for a refund was also denied. I am now in the process of disputing the charges with my credit card. Heed my warning, avoid this establishment.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reno wrote a review Sep 2022
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I made the reservation off an internet search for rooms in the Truckee area. I wasn't expecting much. I was blown away at the location, view, front desk service...it was all great! I wasn't in the room much as I kept busy exploring the area. The September weather is amazing and Mother Nature sure put on a show! It was a very enjoyable stay. I've been bragging about it to my wife and we intend to visit again. My room was very comfortable, for me. My wife might not find it as nice or comfortable for her taste. The room I stayed in could use an update...but I'm not complaining. I hope to be back soon!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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$143 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Donner Lake Village
Which popular attractions are close to Donner Lake Village?
Nearby attractions include Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum (2.9 miles), Historic Downtown Truckee (2.0 miles), and Donner Pass (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Donner Lake Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Donner Lake Village?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Donner Lake Village?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Donner Lake Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Donner Lake Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wild Cherries Coffee House, Donner Lake Kitchen, and Tacos Jalisco.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Donner Lake Village?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Donner Lake Village?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Donner Lake Village?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Donner Lake Village?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge (2.0 miles).
Does Donner Lake Village have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.