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Mother Lode Motel

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Property grounds
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Bathroom sink
Free self parking

Overview of Mother Lode Motel

Mother Lode Motel

2.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
1940 Broadway, Placerville, CA, 95667

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEl Dorado County Chamber of Commerce3 min drive
  • Popular LocationHistoric Main Street Placerville3 min drive
  • Popular LocationLumsden Park3 min drive
  • AirportAuburn, CA (AUN-Auburn Municipal)50 min drive

Room options

About this area


Mother Lode Motel is located in Apple Hill, a neighborhood in Placerville. Historic Main Street Placerville and Fountain and Tallman Soda Works Building are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lumsden Park and Hangtown's Gold Bug Park and Mine. El Dorado County Fairgrounds and ParaVi Vineyards are also worth visiting. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails. Guests appreciate the motel's central location.

What's nearby

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

Getting around

  • Sacramento Intl. Airport (SMF) - 61 min drive


  • Starbucks - 3 min drive
  • Taco Bell - 3 min drive
  • Domino's Pizza - 2 min drive
  • Boeger Winery - 3 min drive
  • The Independent Restaurant and Bar - 3 min drive

About this property

Mother Lode Motel

Motel located in Apple Hill
Mother Lode Motel provides amenities like free to-go breakfast and a garden. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall value, central location, and overall condition
Room features
All 21 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



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/140°F or hotter
Follows 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 sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Limited-hour front desk

Guest services

  • No housekeeping


  • Garden
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


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


  • TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11 AM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming 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

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

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.

Optional extras

  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • 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 may be 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
This property accepts credit cards and cash

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from May to May
Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Mother Lode Motel have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM–9:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Mother Lode Motel?

As of Jun 4, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Mother Lode Motel on Jun 5, 2023 start from $104.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Mother Lode Motel pet-friendly?

Yes, Mother Lode Motel allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay and a fee of USD 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Mother Lode Motel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Mother Lode Motel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Mother Lode Motel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Mother Lode Motel located?

Located in Apple Hill, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lumsden Park, Historic Main Street Placerville, and El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce. Placerville Historical Museum and Fountain and Tallman Soda Works Building are also within 3 mi (5 km).


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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Terrible


Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
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.

6/10 Okay


Stayed 1 night in May 2023

2/10 Terrible


Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

2/10 Terrible


Business traveler
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
I could not stay there because of too much snow. Their entrance was blocked with too much snow. I could not get in and would not be able to get out. I know it was non refundable, but they should make allowances for unusual circumstances.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Cozy, clean, and dog-friendly!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

General hotel information

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Nearest Airport
Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.)
1940 Broadway, Placerville, CA