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Truckee Donner Lodge

10527 Cold Stream Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0513
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#8 of 15 hotels in Truckee
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Business Center with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Spanish
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Jackie Rivera wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We booked a room at Donner Lodge Hotel in Truckee Ca. As soon as we checked in we encounter with the fact that we ourselves had to pick up our own trash, go to the lobby if we needed more towels, NO CUSTOMER SERVICE at all for guest!! Once we arrived got to the room to sleep after a long day we were face with the spiders and plenty of mosquitoes inside our room along with the bathroom problems we had when showering! Poor plumbing 👎😖water puddle when we shower, water didn't drain fast enough. We went to the pool and poor lighting like a nightlight! We informed the maintenance guy about the insects on our room and ask if he had a spray to put in our room, he's response was " If you need spray to kill insects you need to buy it yourself and what do you expect,your in the woods!"👎👎👎 When I send an email to the Manager of the hotel Mr. Jon Borden he was a totally unprofessional, rude and unfair person. NEVER RECEIVED AN APOLOGY ANY SYMPATHY OR ANY FORM OF CARE FOR HIS GUEST FROM HIM OR STAFF BUT MAINLY FROM THE MANAGER!! Instead when I address the problems he told me that if I didn't like it to leave the hotel and that he WASN'T GONNA CHARGE ME but that I couldn't stay there for the remainder of my days that I had booked because he simply didn't like the fact that I complained! If I'm paying for my stay that I'm supposed to be happy and comfortable and in a clean room! He kicked us out, was rude and careless and also he didn't kept his word when he said just leave and I wont charge you. He did charge my account and I wasn't even there for 24hrs in the hotel!!! When i call and spoke to him again on why he charge me, he was rude and unprofessional and denied that he had told us that, when he literally told us to leave the premises cuz he was very upset that I complained. He didn't want to hear us even!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mike V wrote a review Mar 2020
Truckee, California2 contributions
Stayed two nights very pleasant employees Celeste at the front desk was very helpful, clean rooms great view. Refrigerator and Microwave in the room, breakfast was good. Stayed during winter lots of snow
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Wilson C wrote a review Mar 2020
Fremont3 contributions
This is a convenient place to stay for visiting the nearby ski resorts, like Boreal. They provide breakfast with your stay which is nice for family with kids. While rooms do not come with kitchen, they do provide in-room microwave. Front desk is very courteous and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Away from elevator
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Janet F wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The lobby, halls and rooms had a very strong chemical smell - with an inoperable window in the room they assigned us. There was only one person working in the whole place, and she said there was no one to even call for help. (Not reassuring if there were to be an emergency.) The alternative room she finally (and angrily) offered us was on the ground floor, and had no security bar on the window, which meant we would not be able to use that while sleeping. So we had to leave, as I was starting to wheeze from all the chemicals in the air. But the lone staffer refused to refund our money, which is highly unusual. The next day, I called to talk to the manager, Jon Borden, and was surprised to find he was unapologetic, rude, insulting and untruthful. And, instead of removing the charge, as any other reasonable hotel would do, he had instead added a whole other room charge to our bill the next day! But American Express immediately elevated this to their Fraud Dept. I have also reported this to the Better Bus. Bureau, and will call the Chamber of Commerce in Truckee, bc it is a lovely and friendly town, and this manager and hotel are a stain on it that the town does not deserve.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Brenda B wrote a review Dec 2019
Santa Cruz, CA57 contributions14 helpful votes
It must've been a very nice lodge 50 years ago, but now it's very dated, carpets worn out and unclean, beds sagging and lousy pillows. The lodge needs an upgrade asap. The walls are super thin, you can hear the next door neighbors TV and talk. The cleaning crew is very loud very early in the morning and they wake up guests with their talking and laughing. We had to complain. Not to mention the breakfast. Lousy as in most hotels. Had to eat out every day. The only bit of good was the fact that they don't accept dogs or pets at all and all the room windows open to let in fresh air.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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$149 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Truckee Donner Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Truckee Donner Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum (0.3 miles), Historic Downtown Truckee (1.2 miles), and Tahoe Donner (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Truckee Donner Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Truckee Donner Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Truckee Donner Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Truckee Donner Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Truckee Donner Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Squeeze In, Pianeta Ristorante, and Marty's Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Truckee Donner Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Truckee Donner Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Truckee.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Truckee Donner Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Truckee Donner Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge (1.2 miles) and Old Truckee Jail Museum (2.3 miles).
Is Truckee Donner Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.