"Hard to find until locals told us it was behind the Smash Burger. Our hotel room was comfortable and nicely appointed. Our request for a quiet, 1st floor room was honored and we were offered a $5 voucher for breakfast. We appreciated having an on-site restaurant; the steaks were delicious, but the vegetables were cold and we had to send them back to be warmed up. Breakfast was great, with made-to-order omelets and other hot selections. I recommend staying here.2016-12-05"
"The motel was close to the freeway, so I heard some traffic noise. Nicely decorated room with a comfortable bed, but the heater was loud. The room had a microwave and fridge. The front desk clerk was friendly. Horrible breakfast with no healthy options; didn't like the disposable dishes, either. Overall, this is a convenient budget option.2017-02-15"
"The motel was hard to find because the sign was hidden by shrubbery. The breakfast area and food were inadequate.2016-06-20"
"Convenient to lots of dining options and reasonably priced. The motel was right off I-80. It was fairly quiet and had a beautiful garden with lovely flowers. The staff was welcoming, and the front desk clerk loaned me a dog leash.2016-06-19"
"The motel room was big and comfortable, and the beds were so comfortable. I slept really well. The front desk clerks were helpful and welcoming. Great place to stay.2015-12-23"
"This hotel was an OK place to sleep. It was quiet, and I felt safe.2015-07-30"
"Old hotel, and it showed. Some rooms were being updated during our stay. There were ants in our room, even though we didn't have any food. Nice employees. Breakfast was excellent. Try somewhere else.2015-06-02"
"Quiet location surrounded by mountain views. The hotel was clean and looked new, and the front desk clerks and housekeepers were friendly. No breakfast because of the coronavirus, but breakfast bars were available.2020-06-16"
"Close to the lake, and the grounds were nice. The hotel was old and smelled musty. The room was humid, and the carpet needed to be replaced. The trees blocked my view of the lake. I probably wouldn't stay here again.2016-04-16"
"The hotel was within walking distance of the quaint downtown, which made it easy to check out local shops. Close to the American River, and especially nice in the summer. I had a pleasant stay.2015-12-27"
"The hotel was nice and quiet, and the staff was friendly.2020-10-30"
"Good hotel room and housekeepers.2019-10-02"
"The room wasn't huge, but the size was adequate and the furnishings were in excellent condition. Plenty of amenities and extras. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful.2017-09-04"
"Convenient location just off Hwy. 50 near the outlet stores, the mall, and old Folsom. The hotel room was clean, spacious, and quiet, and the beds were comfortable. The front desk clerks were helpful and friendly. No hot water for showers the last morning; I was compensated with a free breakfast, but it wasn't very good. Nice lobby; we had a gathering at the large table, and it was comfortable and inviting.2016-09-08"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.