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4.4 out of 5

"Beautiful lake. Room was clean and bed so comfortable. Very nice room all around. Love the lounge where you can sit and look over the lake. Will d ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 27 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

Beachfront hotel near Donner Lake

On the beach

Within a 15-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Donner Lake and Donner Memorial State Park. Sugar Bowl and Boreal Mountain Resort are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Private beach, sauna

This smoke-free hotel's private beach and marina are among the highlights. Enjoy the sauna and perks like free self parking and free WiFi. A lobby fireplace, a picnic area, and a computer station are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 48 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and DVD players. Entertainment options include TVs with cable channels, while dining areas and sitting areas provide the conveniences of home. Housekeeping is available on request.

Lodgette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$158* Per night/room Dec 1 - Dec 2

Studio Condo, Lake View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lodgette Deluxe

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Condo, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Lodgette Lake View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Donner Lake Village ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Donner Lake Village

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Beautiful lake. Room was clean and bed so comfortable. Very nice room all around. Love the lounge where you can sit and look over the lake. Will definitely visit again!!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2021

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5 out of 5
Lake view. Updated room- clean and well provisioned.

Posted by on Mar 14, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 22, 2020 by KT

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We hope to see you back soon!

5 out of 5
The view is spectacular! Right on the lake. Close to ski resorts, great location.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 20, 2020 by KT

Thank you so much for this great review and for leaving tips for future guests! We hope to see you back again soon.

2 out of 5

Nice location, old, noisy and smelly rooms

Pros: The location
Cons: Upgrade the rooms!
Location: Great hikes in Donner pass area. You can swim in the lake also.
Pros: Lakefront property, beautiful location, picnic tables and BBQ available. Community Rooms with fireplaces are available. Very cosy. Cons: 1) The property is old: the walls are paper thin and you can hear EVERYTHING your neighbor is doing. From watching TV to brushing their teeth, etc. we were unlucky to have neighbors that went to bed at midnight and woke up at 6, so we didn't get much sleep. 2) the furniture is old, there is even a VHS player! The whole room smells old. The soap/shampoo is in a dispenser in the tub: that is inacceptable for a hotel of that price! 3) there is no AC: if you set the thermostat to 65, the heater will turn on by itself. To resume: looks nice from the outside only! Terrible value.

Posted by , from LA, CA on Jul 26, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great little spot, right on Donner Lake.

Staff was really friendly and helpful. Room was clean and having a little kitchenette was very convenient. There were several lounge areas throughout the complex, that offered great views of Donner Lake and a place to relax outside of the room. Guest laundry was also a nice perk. We were able to wash/dry our wet ski clothes.

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016

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4 out of 5

Was lucky to get an actual view of the lake.

Cons: Too expensive for the age of the room and furniture.
Location: Drive to Reno in 45min and South Lake Tahoe in 1 hour.
My experience was good since I had one of the two rooms with a real lake view. Other friends of mine stayed there and could only view the lake from a tall window at an angle. Balconies could not view the lake.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015

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4 out of 5

Good room need bigger coffee pot!

Stayed one nite. Coffee pot too small need better restaurant refferences.

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015

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5 out of 5

Beatiful location

Pros: Quiet
My little kids have fun. The location of the hotel is Beautiful ! Right in front of the lake :)

Posted by , from San Jose, CA on Apr 12, 2011

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4 out of 5

Beautiful views!

Pros: Quiet
Had a good time at the Donner Lake Village Resort last year for a spring break gettaway. We only stayed one night, but loved having the little kitchen so we could eat and relax in our room. Room was fine, nothing fancy and a bit outdated, but perfect for our little family. We didn't have a view from our room, but the resort is right on the water and is a beautiful spot! Would love to come back in the Summer, which must be high season on Donner lake.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011

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5 out of 5

Beautiful Place

We got off season rates of about $* for a Sunday night. Note that the motel is located right on the lake, with the nearest room within 30' of the beach; not as a website shows it blocks away from the lake. I caught a trout off the dock. There is a dock, a sandy beach, lawn, and picnic tables. It looks like there are boat docks and canoe rentals in the summer - these were closed when we were there. This is a beautiful place. For instance, our room had a mirror with a carved bears in a forrest around it. There was another wood carved statue with bears. There were several nice pictures of the Sierra Nevada mountains. They also had a small kitchen with a refrigerator, toaster, microwave, dishes, glasses, plates and silverware.

Posted by on Oct 30, 2008

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Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. Have fun in the sun at Donner Lake Village with summer activities like water skiing, kayaking, and motor boating. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. This Truckee hotel is smoke free.

  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Donner Lake Village offers 48 accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate dining areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples.

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Couples treatment rooms

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Docks are available at Donner Lake Village Marina on a first-come, first-served basis. The service fee, and proof of insurance and registration are required at check-in.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. 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. 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Extended parking fee: USD 20 per night
  • Service fee: USD 25 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Donner Lake
  • Donner Lake Village
  • Donner Lake Village Hotel
  • Donner Lake Village Hotel Truckee
  • Donner Lake Village Truckee
  • Lake Donner
  • Donner Lake Hotel
  • Donner Lake Resort
  • Donner Lake Village Resort
  • Donner Lake Hotel
  • Donner Lake Village Resort
  • Donner Lake Resort
  • Donner Lake Village Hotel
  • Donner Lake Village Truckee
  • Donner Lake Village Hotel Truckee

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.