Mother Lode Motel

2.0 star property
No-frills motel in Placerville

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Mother Lode Motel

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Seasonal outdoor pool, open 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Property grounds
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Bathroom sink

Overview of Mother Lode Motel



Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
1940 Broadway, Placerville, CA, 95667
Main amenities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Garden
  • Vending machine
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Apple Hill
  • Red Hawk Casino - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) - 58 min drive


  • Timmy's Brown Bag - 4 min drive
  • The Independent Restaurant and Bar - 3 min drive
  • Apple Hill - 6 min drive
  • Heyday Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Main Street Melters - 3 min drive

About this property

Mother Lode Motel

Mother Lode Motel is a great choice for a stay in Placerville. Guests can enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool, or take advantage of nearby hiking/biking trails. Fellow travellers say good things about the overall property condition.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • 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
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival 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

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 total)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Garden
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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 sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

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


Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.
This property does not have lifts.
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 and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Mother Lode Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mother Lode Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Mother Lode Motel?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Mother Lode Motel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 total. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Mother Lode Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mother Lode Motel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Mother Lode Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Red Hawk Casino (12-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Mother Lode Motel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden.







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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

Check-in was inconvenient. Had to go next door to check-in. Was informed by the note in the door
Cynthia, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

RUDOLPH, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Avoid if you can
The hotel owners were ok. Housekeeping staff is very sweet. My room was still under construction and was pained a horrible color of orange. The bed was unbelievably awful.
Amy, 3-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Shamryn, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Macy-June, 14-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Old time motel! Swimming pool! In the mountains! Close to DT Placerville!
Derrick, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The only good thing about this property is that there is a large grassy area for my dog to go potty. They (both the hotel and EXPEDIA should tell you that there is not just a $50 dog deposit but also it costs an additional $25 per day! Ridiculous! For $500 for 3 nights I could have stayed in a nicer location and hotel! The seals around the room door were not there, we could hear everything and feel the cold air coming in, there were ants all over the bathroom... when I told the manager, she left me a can of ant and roach spray! The beds were super soft and lumpy and the AC blew cool air, not cold at all, luckily the nights were still pretty cool there.
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8/10 Very good

Good clean and friendly
anthony, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Noe, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

I liked NOTHING about this property; in fact I am trying to get refund as we did not stay there. The room smelled of bleach and I'm immune comprised as I have cancer and could not stay there. The pool was not operational, the front desk person was rude; in fact we had to check at a different hotel as the office for this motel was under construction.
Stephanie, 1-night romance trip
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