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Truckee Donner Lodge

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lodge and its rooms do not look too bad, and the price seemed relatively reasonable, but we were highly disappointed with our stay. Many other guests on our floor were very noisy late into the night. I could hear people talking in the middle of the night despite wearing earplugs. Neither of us slept well due to the uncomfortable... More 

1 Thank goldenbearflyer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Hotel was easy to access off I80. Our room was clean, comfortable and quiet. We were not there at the height of either summer or winter tourist seasons. There is ample parking. It's about a 5-10 min drive to Truckee center. Hotel breakfast was nothing special so we skipped it in favor of checking out a local diner. See review... More 

1 Thank TravelHoundUtah
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Staff is friendly and welcoming and room was clean, although the room had a tired, well-used feel to it. Most disappointing was the breakfast the next morning, with below average coffee with a limited selection of choices that were also unappealing. Our room faced the road and I wish I had thought ahead to ask for the quiet, forested side.... More 

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Monterey Peninsula
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were given a lovely room with a view of the forest. Although the forest was quiet, Hiway 80's night traffic was audible but we still slept with the window open to the beautiful pine- scented air. The room was clean and nicely-appointed. The breakfast buffet was simple and ample with several good choices. We liked especially being out of... More 

1 Thank Kathy K
Honolulu, Hawaii
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Truckee Donner Lodge has a very nice website, so perhaps my expectations were a bit high. The lodge itself has a beautiful exterior, and the interiors are clean though a little bit worn in spots (trim peeling off the closet shelf, bathroom faucet was loose, carpet unraveling). A light, decent breakfast is provided. The lodge is located a short distance... More 

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Belmont, CA
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199 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016

A good price (for the area) was a factor in our choice to stay at TDL, but we'd choose it again based on the quality of the room and the convenient location, just off Highway 80 and immediately adjacent to Donnor Lake State Park. Our room was spacious and nicely appointed with a king bed, desk and reading chair. TV... More 

1 Thank Northcoast_Flyer
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53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Reasonable price for a touristy, seasonal small town. Overhead here is high. Low priced rooms with that in mind. Clean, looks nice. Gas station across the street. Beautiful Safeway grocery store about a mile east. Travelers are between Reno and Sacramento, don't have many convenient choices. Lake Tahoe is about an hour south, offers Casino gambling on the Nevada, east... More 

Thank norman v
San Rafael, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Dinner at Tahoe Donner Lodge was great. We sat outside weather perfect and so was the service. Started with macaroni with bacon which we all shared. Main course was fettuccine with meat sauce for three of us, one person had scallops, and another fish. All great highly recommend.

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Lakewood, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The outside of this hotel is beautiful, as is the lobby. The rooms on the other hand were clean but could use a little tender loving care. It looks like they have updated some of the things. Our bathtub had grayish black in the caulking. When I mentioned it to Adam at the front desk as possible black mold he... More 

2 Thank Kidsrn72
Paris, France
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87 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016

VERY disapointed by this gloomy, unfriendly hotel that does NOT offer any breakfast on the morning. There is filter coffee in the rooms but the closest restaurant / breakfast places is 8 miles away. The room was jut ok clean, the curtains filled with holes and the whole place needs a serious renovation. Hard to believe considering that it gets... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Truckee Donner Lodge

Address: 10527 Cold Stream Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0513
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Price Range: $134 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Truckee Donner Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
Truckee Donner Hotel Truckee
Holiday Inn Truckee
Truckee Holiday Inn Express
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“Go directly to the hotel to book rather than an online site, it's less expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles 443kathyk, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Our room on the south side was very quiet. Don't know about those on the highway side.”
 of 5 bubbles Northcoast_Flyer, Aug 19, 2016 | Read review
“Wooden buildings are difficult and costly to maintain. Be glad they are there for your convenience.”
 of 5 bubbles normanv621, Aug 11, 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room in the front of the hotel because the the ones in the back have a lot of freeway noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Kidsrn72, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own glass/bar ware along with coffee et al.”
 of 5 bubbles 547heidif, Mar 24, 2016 | Read review
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