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Golden Eagle Motel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here on our first night headed to MT. Motel doesn't look great but room was very clean for a motel, water was hot and bed was super comfortable. Room was a little tight and there was a Hispanic family next door that were up late making a lot of noise. Make sure and bring ear plugs, you don't hear road noise but you can hear room next to you. We didn't try free breakfast since there really wasn't much. Had Mexican food right across the street and it was great. Parking wasn't great for a big truck. We had to park in lot across the street and was a bit worried about something happening to it, but was fine. Easy access. They said free wifi but my phone wouldn't pick it up, might have just been my phone.

We wound up here at the last minute after a mistake by for our other reservation. Dorris is a very dumpy, run-down little town. I could not recommend this hotel any worse than 1; if I would, I could. For $159 I got a tiny room with two double beds. I could barely fit our suitcases on the floor. There were bugs that were dead and alive in the room. The room should have cost half the price or less! The worst was the owner/manager? who seems to live there. He was completely unhelpful. Handed us a key, and when asked about places to eat, shrugged his shoulders and sent us across the street to a closed Mexican place. Asked if there was anything else, he said there was something 3-4 miles up the road, but he was incapable of saying what it was. Do NOT stay in this place. I have never stayed at a place with such terrible value.

We stayed here for one night on a road trip from San Francisco to Portland. We were hoping to make it to Klamath Falls but got too tired to keep driving. This is right on Hwy 97 and is literally the only place between Weed and K-Falls. I checked online and saw that the price range for a room at this motel was $55-70 (depending on the website I was looking at); however, when we arrived the owner told me the rooms were $199. When I protested, as I was obviously being taken advantage of, he told me he would give it to me at half price ($99). I still balked, and he then lowered it to $89. So, while I eventually got him down to only a ~$30 increase, that was a bad experience and I'm going to dispute it with my credit card company. I was alone and it was late at night and I had no other options. All that aside... The room was very clean and well equipped (mini fridge, microwave, iron/ironing board, TV). The location was very convenient for a pit stop on Hwy 97. Oh, and the "continental breakfast" was the dregs of a box of cereal and some hot brown water that they referred to as coffee, so I wouldn't plan on eating here. If I had only been charged the *posted* rate, of ~$60/night, I wouldn't complain about this... you pay for what you get, etc. But, since he decided to take advantage of me and originally tried to make me pay $200/night, I'm complaining :)

We are an elderly couple traveling the USA. We read the reviews and it seemed just what we wanted. The bed was comfy and the room clean. There was no sink in the bathroom but a stainless steel sink at the end of the bedroom with fridge and microwave.. I don't like a steel sink that you have to use as a bathroom sink, maybe because I am English it does not seem right. Please don't rely on anything to eat as when we went there were only two cinnamon swirls left and no sugar for the coffee. If you just want a clean place to stay for one night go for it. You can hear the trains that run through the night so if you are a light sleep pass on by.

I was tired and couldn't quite make it to Klamath Falls. This was a nice surprise. They graciously accommodated my 12:45 AM check-in without a reservation. The room was clean, king bed was good and shower was great although the head is a little low for my 6'1". For the price, it was a delight.

We booked the motel for one night. It was a real motel. The shower head was good and it was hot. It was clean but it was very basic. If you are heading to Lava Beds you might want to keep going to Kalmath Falls.

After driving over an hour from Lava Beds Natl. Monument to reach Dorris, we arrived at the Golden Eagle with our written confirmation in hand (complete with assigned room number), only to be told there was no record of our reservation and no room available. The man at the front desk said the manager was not there and that he was just helping out. He said he had just arrived that day and seemed somewhat confused by the whole situation. It was 7:30 p.m, dark, and we were totally unfamiliar with the area. We had no choice but to drive another hour down the road to find a place to stay that night. Upon arriving home several weeks later, we found two messages from Rachel, the manager, waiting on our voice mail. The first asked if we were still coming. As this reservation was secured by a credit card, this shouldn't have been an issue, as our card would have been charged even if we hadn't shown up. The second message said she was sure she had spoken to me and that I had decided to cancel. At no time had I spoken to Rachel or anyone else at the Golden Eagle, and I certainly did not cancel our reservation. I contacted the Golden Eagle through their website, hoping for some sort of explanation or apology, but they have offered neither. I believe the two messages on my home voice mail were left just a few days before we were to arrive, and since we live at least 2000 miles away, there is no way we could have gotten these messages at that late date, a fact they should have been well aware of. This may be a nice place to stay, but if you do decide to stay here, you might want to be sure they haven't decided to give your room to someone else before you drive any distance to get there!

Clean, basic comfort. Stay here when you come to explore the Klamath Basin/Tulelake Wildlife Refuges. Support business people who consciously work to provide an excellent product at a very reasonable price!

Meagan and gus are amazing they go above and beyond what management but I would go out of my way to stay here they treated us complete respect made us feel like part of the family rooms are clean just all around great place to stay

I enjoyed my stay at the motel. The new managers, Gus and Megan,are very friendly. If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in northern Cali, come to the Golden Eagle motel. You won't be dissapointed!

100 West 1st Street Dorris CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Located within a 5-minute walk of Dorris City Hall, Golden Eagle Motel is within a 15-minute stroll of Dorris City Park. This 19-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Dorris Community Park is also a short walk from this Dorris motel.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


All 19 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Free local calls, ceiling fans, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2016, Golden Eagle Motel offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. You can put free parking to good use if you drive.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 15 reviews