Mother Lode Motel

Star Rating
2 out of 5
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3.1 / 5
213 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Placerville Historical Museum
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lumsden Park
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Auburn, CA (AUN-Auburn Municipal)
    49 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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About this area


Mother Lode Motel is located in Placerville. Apple Mountain Golf Resort and Kids Quest are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lumsden Park and Hangtown's Gold Bug Park and Mine. Our guests appreciate the motel's central and quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Placerville Historical Museum - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Fountain and Tallman Soda Works Building - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Historic Main Street Placerville - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lumsden Park - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) - 56 min drive

About this property

Mother Lode Motel

Placerville motel in Apple Hill with free breakfast and outdoor pool
This motel features an outdoor pool, a garden, and free breakfast. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 21 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free local calls, and showers.
Mother Lode Motel offers 21 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested.
A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Placerville motel also offers an outdoor pool, a garden, and beach/pool umbrellas. Onsite self parking is complimentary.
Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.



Check-in between 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types

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Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

We should mention

Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Mother Lode Motel
  • Mother Lode Motel Placerville
  • Mother Lode Placerville
  • Mother Lode Hotel Placerville
  • Mother Lode Motel Motel
  • Mother Lode Motel Placerville
  • Mother Lode Motel Motel Placerville

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

Nearby things to do


  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I reserved a room with two queen beds and a rollaway, over a week before I was going to stay. I didn't hear anything from the motel letting me know they did NOT have the room I reserved. Showed up at check in time and was told, midway through the check-in process, that the only room they could give me had one king bed. Management was barely apologetic. We ended up having to find a different motel. Be cautious about booking here!

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
  • Disliked: Staff & service

Avoid it. should drop them off their si

This property did not honor our reservation, changed the location, and room, charged more money, and be extremely intrusive. Woman owner dtried to take our deposit by accusing us of smoking in our room, and denied us a second night. Rude, unprofessional, and unpleasant.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Extremely dissatisfied.

First I booked rooms at the Mother Lode Motel and they stuck us in two rooms at the hotel up the street that were cheaper but charged me full rate without the swimming pool. While packing to leave for the day, we witnessed a drug deal go down in room #1. After our day out, we returned to book a room but I demanded we be down in motel with the swimming pool. First they gave us two keys. One of the rooms was already occupied so we had to return to the office to get another room. The second room had a queen bed but I was still charged King bed prices. No smoking in those rooms so I was sitting outside the door and the owner came and yelled at me. They refused to give me back my $100 deposit. At the other hotel they had chairs and ashtrays right next to those doors. I will never go back and I'm turning them into the better business bureau for keeping my deposit under false pretenses. I did not smoke in their room. They just looked for an excuse to charge me more for everything I didn't get. In a 2 person room you get 2 bath towels, 1 hand towel and one wash cloth. They're breakfast on the go is pastries in plastic wrap. I do not recommend neither the Mother Lode Motel Or Gold Trail Lodge where the drug dealer was. I even told the owners what we witnessed and she said "Maybe I was a drug dealer? Who knows by what they look like?" I have owned my own business for 25 years successfully and only stayed in that area for my 49th class reunion. So dissapointed!!

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019


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    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

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