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El Dorado Motel
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El Dorado Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Twain Harte
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Where do I start? Comparing the place with a dump is an understatement. I booked it through hotels.com and I was supposed to have a suite with a kitchenette. The clerk did not honor my reservation. The room smelled like green onions. The towels were white but every thing else (linens, etc) were gray color and the comforter had severe stain marks on it. The bathroom was disgusting. We had bed tics and our bodies were itching. We put our clothes back on to sleep. Everything else in the room is outdated and run down. We could not find another property at that time of the night but escaped as soon as the sun came out. This place is expensive and it offers a disgusting product to clients. I would not allow my dog to stay there. It is a shame that the owners do not do anything to improve the conditions of this hotel.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

This reminds me of the motels I stayed in in the 60's as a kid. Rooms are worn, dingy and small, but the bed was newer and very clean. No bugs!! The walls are thick, couldn't hear the family next door, and they had a child. It could use a good cleaning and replace the carpet, but not bad. There is a smell from decades of people smoking in the room, but replacing the carpet would remove most of that smell. Not for those demanding a new hotel, this is an old fashioned MOTEL!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

We had the "presidential suite" and it was a nightmare. The place is old and smelly, Their carpet is old. The tv screen was green and impossible to watch. There was mold. This place needs a lot of help. Maybe a remodeling would help. We were very disappointed. We should have stayed at the campground for that price. Warning- STAY AWAY!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We were not getting any hotel for the long weekend in Yosemite. We got El Dorado for a very good rate. We were 2 families & we got 2 separate rooms which were so neat & clean. The room had every comfort & was quite comfortable with 2 queen beds. An excellent beautiful location with a golf course across the road. We enjoyed our stay there so much. The property is owned by a beautiful couple who were also very friendly. We definitely would love to stay again in such a beautiful area.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

The owners are an Indian family, very sweet, helpful and friendly. They would call you after you check in to ensure you are fine.. And suggest nice breakfast places around. The rooms were very clean for a motel. Prices are Ok considering its California and peak tourist season.

Much better than other motels around.

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Reviewed 5 May 2013

The owners were very helpful and accommodating. The facility was quiet and restful. The pool and the spa were an added factor that made the stay so pleasant;

The price was very good for two people and a small dog. It is a nice walk to travel on a serene pathway into the main part of Twain Heart. I am a 66 year old women, and because of balance am required to use a walker. The town was even within reach under those conditions. The bus stop for the county is just down the street on the opposite side of the road.

At night or early morning you can look out of the window and see the beautiful trees, and if you open your door, you will hear the chirping birds.

I would like to come back and take advantage of there suite, that can accommodate 4 people, with the use of kitchen facilities. The price is right.

One last factor, I did not have a car, so was on foot most of the time. I give a big thank you to the owners and the help.

Room Tip: Suite is near the pool and spa, and has kitchen facilities. Good for a retreat for singles or for a...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

The mattress pads were filthy with hair and cigarette burns obviously not washed between guests,, there was no guide in the room to figure out the tv or the WiFi access, the dead bolt did not lock it was 10 pm and the owner said she would get her husband but it would have to wait until after he did his nightime prayers. Seriously....that's customer service???? She could not understand why we were frustrated. The heat did not work but the air worked really well like freezing. In the summer the pool closed by 9:30..special time for me because I questioned. Wouldn't you think in the summer it would be open like most motels to accomodate their guests . The rug was shredded by the bathroom door and the final straw was she made it sound like she was renting us the room....doing us a favor as it was her last room available... NOT.... the parking lot was no way full at 12 midnight. The business folks in town all lifted their eyes when we said where we were staying and warned us not to stay at the WildWood (old name) across from pee wee golf because their son ran it and it is just as bad.

Room Tip: There are no good rooms!!!!!!!!!!!!The only place to stay in Twain Harte is the Gables. They have b...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about El Dorado Motel

Address: 22675 Black Hawk Drive, Twain Harte, CA 95383
Region: United States > California > Twain Harte
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Twain Harte
Price Range: £54 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Dorado Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the charming historic mountain town of Twain Harte. We are surrounded by pine trees, close to hiking and bike trails as well as local lakes, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, Black Oak Casino and other local attractions. El Dorado Motel is a short walk from the Twain Harte Golf Course and downtown Twain Harte. Clean, comfortable affordable rooms. Many room sizes available including some with a kitchen. All rooms have refrigerators, microwave, cable television, in room coffee, and free Wi-Fi. El Dorado Motel has an outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. We are pet friendly. Recently remodeled - under new management. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
El Dorado Hotel Twain Harte
Eldorado Hotel Twain Harte

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