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Pioneer Inn & Suites
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Pioneer
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“It's a Motel...”
Reviewed February 15, 2008

It was a cold rainy night and highway 88 had been closed and was not passable. We had no reservation and turned up at about 9pm. The host was charming, helpful and pleasant.

The room... was a motel room. You get what you pay for and we did not pay a lot. Everything worked, sort of. One of lights had a sign on explaining that the switch had to be tried several times and the light tapped to get the starter working in cold weather...

The bed was basic. The sheets were clean but being used to 4+ star hotels... they were a little shabby and harsh. But this was an emergency so I for one was just pleased to get out of the cold and get some sleep.

Its not a place I would choose to return to, but if ever I am stranded in the area again, I would be pleased to see the place.

  • Liked — It being there and open...
  • Disliked — the dodgy lights...
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Rick L, Manager at Pioneer Inn & Suites, responded to this review, July 17, 2016
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your honest feedback. we appreciate your comments. We would not like to ever see you stranded on Hwy 88.
But if you are ever in this area again for any reason, I hope you will stay with us and give us another opportunity to serve you better.
Best regards.

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Property: Pioneer Inn & Suites
Address: 24144 State Highway 88, Pioneer, CA 95666
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Location: United States > California > Pioneer
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Pioneer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pioneer Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a quiet retreat within Amador County California: the Pioneer Inn & Suites. You'll enjoy a relaxing 10-acre getaway in the town of Pioneer inside the El Dorado National Forest, centrally located near Sutter Creek and Jackson, as well as Kirkwood resorts and skiing. Clean and affordable, the Pioneer Inn & Suites offers a full range of amenities to accommodate everything from weekend getaways to family vacations and reunions. Our Amador Wine Country hotel offers select pet-friendly rooms. Area attractions include Kirkwood Mountain, Indian Grinding Rock, Mace Meadows Golf Course (currently undergoing renovation), Jackson Rancheria Casino, and the Avio and BellaGrace Vineyards. Pioneer Inn & Suites is a welcome option for Kirkwood and Sutter Creek area hotel lodging. Make this Amador Wine Country hotel your home base for exploring Amador County and California's Gold Country. ... more   less 
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