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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mlgk1234 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stayed in the pool building in a two bedroom suite. Very dated but clean and serviceable. Don't be fooled - the lake view is almost nonexistent. If you really want to see the lake stay in the building closer to the lake. My kids loved the room because it was so large. However, the pull out... More

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Modesto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am writing this in room 340 of this hotel. We booked a suite for one week to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We asked for a really nice room with a lake view. We were told we reserved the "best room in the hotel." Our room is in the Pool Building and our balcony faces the pool and hot... More

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

Please allow me to begin by adding my apologies to those already extended by our staff for the lack of A/C in your suite. I would also be remiss if I did not thank you for submitting the most comprehensive review of one of our deluxe suites. We are one of the few properties in South Lake Tahoe that offers... More

Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located in a quiet part of the city with the smell of pine trees all around. The pool and doubled tiered jacuzzi were fantastic and you were allowed to use up until 11pm which is very unusual for hotels to permit. The hotel room was big with two comfortable queen beds and a small table for two... More

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

Thank you for your very nice comments and detailed review. The lake view double queens in the lake building have a wonderful view of the lake and Sierra Nevada mountains but as you pointed out there is more traffic during the day. The pool building is set back on the property with the lake view Suites and King Great Rooms... More

Sonoma
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95 reviews 95 reviews
4 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed four nights here in a king-bed room with lake view. We had a pleasant stay. I've read some of the negative reviews on yelp, and I will say that with one exception, I didn't find any of the bad things listed. Room was clean and always cool (in July). We didn't turn on the AC at all. We... More

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

Thank you for such a comprehensive review which I know will benefit many readers. We also appreciate your nice comments and constructive input. Our pool building was built to four star standards when it opened in 1982. This includes interior corridors, fully sprinklered & alarmed, central HVAC system and insulation within all the walls. This was prior to the use... More

San Carlos, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just came back from Tahoe and we stayed for two nights at the Inn by the Lake. We checked in and that process was fairly seamless. We had a room on the backside of the property which we knew would not have a view but the room was clean and the balcony was really nice to sit out on... More

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

Thank you for your kind comments regarding our facilities and location. Glad you enjoyed the light show! Best Regards, Dan More

Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed on the 3rd floor with a view of the lake. Great view but traffic goes by all day long so it isn't peaceful like I would've liked. We had a mini fridge, microwave and coffee pot in the room. Desk help is very nice. They have bikes for your use and we enjoyed that. They also have a... More

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

Loved the title of your review. My wife said something similar to me on my last birthday. Seriously, your detailed comments will no doubt be very helpful to our readers. Thank you! Best Regards, Dan More

Fremont, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Lake view from our room was wonderful. For a more direct experience, just walk across the street at the light, go down some stairs and you are on one of the lakes sandy beach edges.The busy street did not bother us at all. The motel pool and hot tub are fantastic after a day of riding bikes through the... More

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

Your kind and complete comments clearly show that Inn by the Lake offers more than a room and a parking space. Thank you for sharing. Best Regards, Dan More

Shepherdsville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The facility is dated, but it was very clean, and the staff friendly and helpful. We stayed in the lake view rooms and had a great view. Beds were comfortable and it was quiet even though the road is between the hotel and lake. There is a Nice Restaurant next door, A wonderful Irish pub behind them and a bowling... More

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

Enjoyed your comments. You touched on some amenities that often do not get the attention they deserve. Not sure if you were able to sit down and enjoy Tahoe Bowl's garden patio. This has been a great place to watch the World Cup and get a tan at the same time. We hope you will come back soon to spend... More

Sacramento, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed with our two children (10 and 8) and could not have been more pleased. Property is directly across from the lake with gorgeous views. There is a great pool and hot tub in the center courtyard, and the hotel even has their own bowling alley next door. Our kids loved it. Rooms were reasonably spacious and clean. Very... More

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

We were of course delighted to learn that your family experienced an enjoyable stay. Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments. It is especially gratifying to hear from a young family such as yours that our staff and facilities contributed to such a memorable Tahoe visit. We look forward to your return to the INN. Best Regards, Dan More

San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our basketball tournament was in Tahoe so we booked a 2 bedroom suite with a kitchen. It was a very large unit with a king bed in one room and a full bed in the second room. The sofa turns into a full sleeper and we had enough room for a full air mattress for more kids. Two very large... More

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

Thank you so much for your detailed post. Could not of summarized some of our facilities and location any better. Glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to the INN. Best Regards, Dan More

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Address: 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn by the Lake 3*
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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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