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Mother Lode Motel

No-frills motel in Apple Hill

  • Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
A$128

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1940 Broadway, Placerville, 95667, CA, United States of America
6.2.Good.
  • Last minute stay to break up a long drive. Good location next to highway but couldn’t…

    Nov. 26, 2021

  • The rooms are very basic but very clean. The staff were super nice and helpful. Asked why…

    Oct. 9, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Quiet
Convenient
Easy parking
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 21 guestrooms
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Garden
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

For families

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Apple Hill
  • Lumsden Park - 31 min walk
  • Historic Main Street Placerville - 44 min walk
  • El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce - 45 min walk
  • Placerville Historical Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Fountain and Tallman Soda Works Building - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Apple Hill
  • Lumsden Park - 31 min walk
  • Historic Main Street Placerville - 44 min walk
  • El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce - 45 min walk
  • Placerville Historical Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Fountain and Tallman Soda Works Building - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Bell Tower - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Placerville City Hall - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Hangtown's Gold Bug Park and Mine - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Apple Mountain Golf Resort - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km
  • El Dorado County Fairgrounds - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km

Getting around

  • Sacramento Intl. Airport (SMF) - 61 min drive
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1940 Broadway, Placerville, 95667, CA, United States of America

At a glance

Size

  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • 2 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast daily

Things to do

  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Pool umbrellas

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Facilities

  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions and to request a pet-friendly room

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from May to May

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Policies

Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

  • Mother Lode Motel Placerville
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FAQs

  • Yes, Mother Lode Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Smith Flat House (10-min walk), Independent Restaurant and Bar (2.3 mi), and Independent Restaurant and Bar (2.3 mi).
  • No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Red Hawk Casino (11-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden.
6.2.Good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Great location to Apple Hill

    We enjoyed our stay very much. The staff were very friendly and helpful. This is right near the entrance to the Apple orchards and Carson street. Please pay attention to the pricing when booking, the higher pice is for the newly remodeled room. I did not know that upon booking, but the owner was happy to accommodate my request for the remodeled room. We would definitely stay here again.

    Rose, 2 night family trip, Oct. 8, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Close to apple hill

    Carol, 1 night family trip, Oct. 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    we got what we paid for. Clean and comfortable. Management-kind and friendly.

    3 night trip, Sep. 22, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    A port in a storm.

    It was a port in a storm. Mostly ok but a/c didn’t work, window without a screen and carpet was old and wrinkled.

    William, 1 night family trip, Sep. 17, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Dont think we will stay again

    We were supposed to have One room with 2 beds at the mother load motel.. Due to the fis through the fire they asked us ask if we could take 2 separate rooms each with a single bed We were not told that it was going to be at a sister motel that they have And the rooms were so small he'd barely fit between the bed And the TV It was very cramped. I understand that the needed rooms for the firefighters but these rooms were not worth what they were charging at all $160. We had stayed at the mother load be for and it was fine but the sister lodge gold trail motor lodge was awful

    Robert, 1 night family trip, Sep. 11, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    We checked-in around 2pm. We left without going into our room. We came back at around 3am and our keys did not work. We rang doorbell for front desk service and the man came out shortly telling us that he gave our original room away because other people in large groups wanted to stay in close room proximity. He then told me to go to a different room because he “replaced” me. What if I had my luggages and belongings in there already??? What if I was in the room already, possibly showering or sleeping? The front desk SWAPPED my room out per other customer’s request without asking me! Luckily I was not in the room at the time, because something ugly would have happened along with a lawsuit.

    Son, 1 night romance trip, Sep. 3, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Keep Looking

    The hotel owners are terrible and treat everyone like they are criminals. As we were recently evacuated due to the Caldor Fire, we needed a local hotel to stay in. However, the owners take advantage of the people that are evacuated and charge them extra for basic things. Also, their pool, which was the reason we booked the place so that our kid could at least have some fun, was closed for 2 while days while they “put chemicals in it”. We originally booked the Mother Lode Inn, but they put us in their Gold Trail Lodge portion of the property. Bait and switch. Travelers beware, try National 9 first if they aren’t already booked, very friendly there, just don’t stay here.

    4 night family trip, Aug. 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I received a call from the staff the morning of my projected stay, informing me that there was a large fire very close by, and was I aware of it? Its proximity did affect my business in the area, and even though I had not purchased the insurance the staff allowed me to cancel my reservation with no charge or penalties. Hats off to the staff for their gracious and professional efforts!!

    Thomas, 1 night business trip, Aug. 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Paradise

    We were pleasantly surprised! This little motel is a well-loved treasure and we were delighted to have the opportunity to stay there. Very close but not next to stores and fast food. Rooms meticulously maintained. Wonderful pool and beautiful gardens! Small and quiet.

    Vickilynne, 2 night family trip, Jul. 28, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not a great place. Needs a through cleaning and update.

    1 night family trip, Jul. 10, 2021

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