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Petaluma, California
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Great little place to stop and have a few drinks on the way to Reno. Kind of a throwback to the old log cabins. Will definitely come here again. Haven't had a chance to try any of the food yet, but there are always people eating when I have been there.

1Thank jonnytatt
San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 June 2014

What more could you expect or ask for? This is my secret getaway if traffic on Interstate Eighty is stalled by winter weather conditions or the frequent accidents as skiers return from Tahoe. I'm only been as far as the bar, and the dinning room. Not as an overnight guest. Change in ownership has not affected me, I've always found...

1Thank Peter S
Carmichael, California
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Hi. To all of you out there who have had unpleasant experiences at the old Rainbow Lodge as we have, there is good news! It's under new ownership and they are making improvements as we speak. I gave this 5 stars because it sounds like it's going to be great. Please see their website to get updates on the progress...

2Thank shar625
Granite Bay, California
Reviewed 18 February 2013

This is a charming place, it's not anything like a modern hotel so don't expect too much of it. The building is a beautiful old (1869) stone and heavy wood structure, and there are three large stone fire places in the public areas, one in the "living room" to your right as you enter, and one in each of the...

3Thank porsche74s
Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 19 January 2013

My husband and I loved our leisurely lunch on a beautiful-cold-winter Friday.Our young servers were so professional for their age and were clearly well trained by similarly great managers. Although the decorating was a little outdated and carpet, window treatments,lighting,bedding was really tired,the basic structure took us back to the Lodge's early roots.Big beams,stone walls,awesome bar,fireplaces,were so well cared for...

3Thank puppytrip
Reviewed 7 January 2013

I had been to the Rainbow Lodge a few times and it was alright. Beautiful place but the staff has never impressed me. Now I am blown away by how I was treated. I come into the bar to eat a burger after skiing. Nobody is at the bar so I call in the back after waiting for 5 minutes....

10Thank Larry J
Cool, California
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Dinner reservation for a Friday late afternoon: warm-hearted people, hot food, cool ambiance. The nicest people and too much food for our appetites (we had to ask for doggie bags); would have liked to have seen a few more special vegetarian offerings but I imagine most slopers don't care. Love love love the building and old posters - I say...

1Thank coolonthehill
Benicia, California
Reviewed 26 November 2012

We stayed at this lodge, a great weekend. the interior is nostalgic of an old lodge, pine timbers everywhere. The property as very clean, room was comfortable (we stayed in one with full bath). great bar and wonderful dining among the pine timbers and large fire places. The food was very good. Staff was great, helpful and kind. walk outside...

2Thank Jallan123
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 29 October 2012

My husband and I just spent a most awesome overnight stay at the Rainbow Lodge in Soda Springs California. This place is quaint and quiet. The entire staff is there to see that your stay is most memorable. Each and every staff member is upbeat, with a smile on their faces and they really enjoy their jobs of attending to...

2Thank Virginiacitytraveler
Reviewed 7 October 2012

This is not and does not pretend to be a four star hotel - what this is is a wonderful geust house with a phenomenally friendly staff. Don't expect a TV, don't expect wi-fi. But you will find that the hotel staff are amongst the friendliest you will encounter. We were made to feel very much at home. The lodge...

2Thank ahote

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Rainbow Lodge

Address: 50080 Hampshire Rocks Road, Interstate 80 at Norden Exit, Soda Springs, CA 95728
Region: United States > California > Soda Springs
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
Rainbow Hotel Soda Springs
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“Try to get an end room by toward the river. nice view. The rooms with the partitioned off bath facilities were very cunningly installed.”
 of 5 bubbles quiltedb, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“be sure to call ahead!”
 of 5 bubbles 582nancyd, 21 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The family suite is perfect for parents traveling with children.”
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 of 5 bubbles Erin74, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“A room facing the river”
 of 5 bubbles kimosabelah, 4 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Due to the age of the building some rooms have a shared bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryA948, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
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