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Inn by the Lake

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gothereanddo Lewiston, Idaho
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lewiston, Idaho
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems like a bit tag worn. Just an average 2.75 stars hotel, really. I didn't go to the hot tub, so I can't judge that, but my room was in a different building and who wants to go outside in cold weather with a wet bathing suit? No breakfast for the $$$. Good beds/linens. You will get rest here. Don't... More

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Benicia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having read many of the reviews claiming this property is "dated", I was expecting far less than what we actually received. Inn by the Lake is not a Grand Resort and Spa, so if that is what you are expecting, go elsewhere...It is on the other hand, clean and comfortable and reasonably priced given the area. It is right... More

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danmchael, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing. You captured the essence of Inn by the Lake and shared a few of the elements that make it special. What more can I add? Best Regards, Dan More

Roseville, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a wedding along with the rest of the wedding guest. It was definitely a step up from some of the other places we've stayed in Tahoe! The room was very big and spacious! It was clean and bed was comfy! The small balconies were a nice feature especially since the weather was so beautiful in March!... More

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danmchael, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Lake view units, while they cost a bit more, can be reserved in advance. Let me know prior to your next visit and we would be happy to upgrade your reservation. Best Regards, Dan More

santa rosa,ca
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150 reviews 150 reviews
68 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Inn by the Lake is a very good place to stay. Rooms are large (we had a queen regular room)and well-appointed. Coffee makers, fridge, iron those sorts of things. The place is nicely decorated and not at all plastic. I read some reviews prior to booking that criticized the decor as "dated". I didnt feel that way at all! Oak... More

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danmchael, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Quite candidly, we agree completely with your assessment of the Inn. However, we do respect all opinions and are constantly working on improving the Inn. Thank you for posting your comments. Best Regards, Dan More

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I can't say this is the best hotel I've ever been. It is rather general, standard and ordinary. Through it opens view to Tahoe Lake. And it is too expensive for such a small rooms and absence of breakfast.

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danmchael, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

It is rare that the value we offer is questioned but thank you for sharing your comments. Best Regards, Dan More

San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The property is clean and well managed. We stayed in the 1 bedroom king suite. The decor was out dated but that was ok for me. Lake Tahoe is about the great outdoors regardless of the season, so we weren't in the room much of the time. Staff was friendly, parking was great, and there are security cameras in the... More

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danmchael, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice comments. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Like most first class hotels we strive to maintain rate parity through our various channels of distribution. Plus, you can always call us on our 24/7 #800 for special requests or questions on the inn and area. Come back to stay with us again soon.... More

Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Like most places in S. Lake Tahoe this was built in the 60's or 70's but it does a great job of making you feel comfortable. On property is a bowling lane and a breakfast joint. It has a great view and a large hot tub.

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danmchael, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice comments. Your right about Lake Tahoe it is very difficult to build anything in the basin so many buildings predate local restrictions. The Inn was completed in 1982 and features contemporary standards such as interior corridors, central A/C & heating, double pane windows and fire safety systems. Our Alpine architecture sometimes garners a "dated"... More

Bay Area, California
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We've been staying here for three years straight for our family's annual winter vacation. Wife, two young kids, and myself for two nights. Summary of pros and cons: Good: -Well managed, friendly staff. All requests promptly handled with great customer service. -Good value - may seem pricey but South Lake Tahoe is not cheap in general. This is a nice... More

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danmchael, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your repeat patronage and constructive input. We look forward to your return visit in 2014! Happy New Year, Dan More

El Dorado Hills, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

This motel across the street from Lake Tahoe is an adequate property. The rooms are spacious and clean. However the decor is quite out of date. It is overdue for a renovation.a. The bed was comfortable. There are robes to use if you wish to venture to the hot tub. OK place to stay.

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danmchael, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Completed in 1982 the Inn occupies one of the best lake view locations in Lake Tahoe. We take pride in our high level of maintenance & housekeeping and have plans for cosmetic upgrades in the new year. Best Regards, Dan More

Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I suppose it all depends on what requests you make and what room is available. Our experience was nothing short of excellent. Two things to keep in mind though. First, "By the Lake" does not mean the hotel has its own shoreline, it is actually across the street from the lake; although there is nothing on the other side of... More

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danmchael, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your very detailed, kind and helpful review. We should keep a talley on the number of guests who prefer our pool or lake building. My guess is that it would come out 50 to 50. Your description of our lake building was very accurate. You can reserve the room type you desire any time of year. However,... More

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Also Known As:
Inn By The Lake Hotel
Inn By The Lake Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Hotel By The Lake
By The Lake Tahoe
Address: 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#20 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn by the Lake 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inn by the Lake is conveniently located across the street from Lake Tahoe's El Dorado Beach. Heavenly Mountain Resort is a mile away and the Inn's mid-town location offers easy access to all that Tahoe has to offer. We have a fully equipped fitness room, sauna, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)and bi-level spa. Enjoy our family fun center, Tahoe Bowl - featuring Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza and Lane 17 Sports Bar. Bear Beach Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for your family dining pleasure. ... more   less 
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