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“Overpriced, out dated hotel.”
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The Gold Lodge
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Sonora
Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

Unless you want to feel like life hasn't moved on since the 1950's don't stay here. The room was dirty and very outdated. The fridge was broken, t,here was a hole in the carpet, and we had to ask for pillow cases.
On the positive side, the beds were comfortable and clean. There was air conditioning - an old very noisy unit on the wall and free wifi .
We won't be returning and I won't be recommending it to anyone I know.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

So there is a new guy doing maintainence. Has his girlfriend also working, she is cambodian, speaks little English but she is working very hard. He is also on the go. Pool is filled but still under repair. They still are in need of more help, would be nice to see the place return like it was 8 years ago. make sure you get a room that is AWAY from homeless folks on the backside.

Room Tip: Tell front desk that you want to be away from full timers. They dig in the trash all night looking f...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

The dirtiest motel, grime all over,awefull expereince, run down and ready to close. I was worried for bugs, two outlets did not work, the linen was old, the staff was OK, but you would think they could clean, just not a place for family...great for street people, but not families. Not even my dog would sleep on the floor.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

I hate to give a poor review to a place that seems to really be struggling to stay open in this tough economy, but they earned it. The staff was relatively pleasant, but the room was not cleaned prior to arrival, and it took them 45 minutes to find a working vacuum. There weren't any bugs or anything, and the beds were OK. The rates are certainly low, but you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

It was the only cheap place available not too far from Yosemite. The place is not as bad as the reviews say. It's not great, that's right but we stayed two nights there and it was ok. The bed is good, although the sheets were slightly stained. The bathroom was clean and the towels very good. Be aware you can't choose the temperature of the A/C. The breakfast was disappointing, not much choice and no proper tables. The staff was friendly and their internet connexion worked great!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

And GREAT towels! ended up here on the advice of a AAA tow driver after dropping off the car at a nearby mechanic. It was very late and this was a welcome haven. Yes, it's old and I did feel the need to put a chair under the door because of being right on a main road and some seedy characters spotted in the area. But never felt in any danger. The spa and pool are laughable -- clearly not in use for years, but still advertised on the sign. But I wasn't here for a holiday, just a night's sleep. The room was "eclectic" to say the least, but CLEAN and that was important. It's sparsely decorated with an odd, rustic charm ;) It has the craziest heating and cooling system I've ever seen -- but it works. There are no extras... only one bar of soap, no little shampoos or lotions. In this case, not even an alarm clock (wondered if it had been pinched). But a clean, comfortable bed, a shower with good water pressure, and very nice towels! After drying off with thin, sand-paper-textured towels at many a hotel chain, this was a wonderful surprise. Staff couldn't have been nicer. I didn't know there was breakfast until I wandered into the office the following morning... interesting decor throughout! Coffee, danishes, some cereal, OJ, and milk... not fancy but again unexpected and most welcome. Yes it can use a big facelift. But for a good night's sleep in a neat and clean room with friendly and helpful staff, I can't complain.

Room Tip: We were on the front side of the building, not sure if the back would have been better, or scarier...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Great place to stay, staff is friendly, rooms are clean very homey feel. Its not Beverly Hills but this place is great, very in-expensive and best of all there are shops in walking distance!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Susan M
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Additional Information about The Gold Lodge

Address: 480 W Stockton St, Sonora, CA 95370-4807
Region: United States > California > Sonora
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Sonora
Price Range: £50 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Gold Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
we are an one level motel close to downtown just a minute from Restaurants and Shopping 5 minutes away from Chicken Ranch Casino 20 minutes from Black Oak Casino 1 hour away from Yosemite ... more   less 
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