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Reviewed 1 August 2016

My wife, son and I had a great stay at the Donner Lake Village. The location was stunning with a beautiful view across the lake directly from our room and balcony. We found Lake Donner more interesting and accessible than the much larger and more commercial Lake Tahoe. The property had a water sports rental facility in the grounds where...

Thank Nick D
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Donner Lake Village – we too think it’s a gem tucked away from the bustle of Lake Tahoe. We’re pleased Donner Lake Watersports & Marina met all your watersports rental needs. We hope you had a chance to see Donner at dawn when the lake is glassy (a must-do!). We also appreciate your...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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...

Thank Clarita2012
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Dear Clarita, Thank you for your Donner Lake Village review. We appreciate your comments about our great location and beauty. We greatly apologize for the noise you experienced. In the future, please contact our Front Desk so that we may correct the noise issue and ultimately make sure you get a more quiet stay. I am sorry you did not...

Muldrow, OK
Reviewed 22 July 2016

No air conditioning, only a box fan. No elevator. No bars (handholds) near the tub. I am sure this place doesn't pass Americans with Disability Act. The maids never vacuumed the room and only once after asking did they clean and refresh the coffee. There is no person on duty after 8 PM and if you call the front desk...

Thank Kermit W
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Dear Kermit, Thank you for highlighting our beautiful location. Staying on at a lakefront property is always a treat, and Donner Lake Village’s setting is a great one. I am very sorry your experience was below your expectations. It was certainly below our expectations as well. First of all, I apologize for the miscommunication and misunderstanding regarding fees for your...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Absolutely loved our stay here, was surprised about this little total city getaway with the disconnection you get from the city. lovely setting, the resort being situated on the beach with easy access to the marina. We came with out boat and it was nice to be able to park it in the marina overnight and not having to take...

Thank aliesem
DTGPM, Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Hi aliesem, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Donner Lake Village. It certainly is a peaceful slice of heaven. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! Dan Tester Manager

Lake Tahoe (California), California
Reviewed 29 April 2016

When we visited they had given us a room where the patio was blocked with yellow tape where the view from the room is just the yellow tape and not the lake. The patio door was jammed. So there was no air circulation and it was horrible horrible experience. If they have any issues with the room, they MUST MUST...

4Thank gs12mat
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

We were sorry to read this review about your Donner Lake experience. And equally sorry we did not know of this at the time of your stay or recently after. I have learned that a heavy load of snow fell onto the deck right before your arrival and possibly compromised the deck safety. This happened at a time that we...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Beautifully located on Donner Lake in close distance to Truckee and the northern Lake Tahoe ski resorts, e.g. Tahoe Donner, Northstar, etc. We stayed for 5 nights as 2 adults and 2 children. Good Points: i. Having a mini kitchen in the room with fridge, hot plate, etc. ii. Parking iii. Sauna iv. Excellent view of Lake Donner (right on...

1Thank greghare
DTGPM, General Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing about your stay at Donner Lake Village: pointing out all the good you experienced about our lakefront property, and its proximity to local ski resorts. We’re glad you enjoyed such fantastic spring skiing this year! We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced in printing your lift tickets. While we do not have a business center on...

Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Great location for a ski weekend in North Tahoe. Close to Truckee, Squaw and Sugarbowl. Great to have a little kitchen to bring own food! Beautiful view of Donner Lake and easy drive over Donner Pass or I80 if the weather is bad.

Thank Jenny K
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This was our first time here. This is a lakeside hotel on Donner Lake, a few miles from Lake Tahoe. We stayed in the Winter because its less than 15 miles from Squaw Valley and even closer to Sugar Bowl, Northstar etc. The place is up-to-date in decor, has good, easy to access and free internet and the people there...

3Thank Pablo G
Castro Valley, California, United States
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We rented one of the Town homes on the Lake. AMAZING view. The place was perfect for a mother and FOUR teenage boys ready for some snowboarding at North Star. I had the upstairs all to myself. Super comfortable bed. The boys had the downstairs and loved it. The kitchen was fully equipped. I have not complaints. However, the only...

5Thank Shellie T
Oakland, California
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I feel sorry about giving this a one-star, because all the staff we interacted with were exceptionally nice and helpful. But the facility is literally a dump. Most of the electrical outlets in our room did not work. The overhead light flicked on and off. The bed made us sore. It was shockingly bad. I'm not a grump - I've...

4Thank MoAnderson
beckymoore, Manager at Donner Lake Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your complements about our staff in your review. They work hard to take care of all our guest's needs. We were sorry to read the rest of your comments about your room and wish that you had contacted us during your stay to fix the lighting issues. We are in the process of room and furniture upgrades...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Donner Lake Village is a year-round condominium resort nestled in the pines on the west shore of Donner Lake, one of the Sierra Nevada's most charming and beautiful alpine lakes. Our friendly staff can help you plan your visit, too. Encounter serenity in a one or two-bedroom suite, studio or spacious room complete with microwaves, refrigerators and FREE high speed wireless internet. Easy access to year round activities. In summer enjoy our private beach and marina with boat rentals. In winter hit the slopes at eight nearby world class ski resorts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Donner Lake Village

Address: 15695 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-3649
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Price Range: $161 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Donner Lake Village 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Donner Lake Village Hotel Truckee
Donner Lake Hotel
Donner Lake Resort
Donner Lake Village Resort
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“Make sure to get a Lake-View room.”
 of 5 bubbles SusanWPetaluma, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The water front rooms are the way to go. Ours was downstairs and we had no issues.”
 of 5 bubbles shollandnapkin, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Lake view rooms are great.”
  • View from room.
 of 5 bubbles T2701DGnickd, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose a different place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles cowboy45Muldrow_OK, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“best fireworks, great location, marina onsite, motor sports rental.”
 of 5 bubbles aliesem, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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