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Inn by the Lake

3.0 of 5 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel recently with two other parties. The front desk attendant Megan was very unpleasent and unprofessional made a big deal thay we tried to check in at 1pm even thought I didnt see a no early checking message anywhere when booking the hotel. The inside of the hotel had a very bad smell, but rooms inside were... More 

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

Thank you for your review titled "Great location, good room size, great jacuzzi." We are sorry to hear that we weren't able to accommodate you with an early check in and we would like to apologize for how you were greeted. We are also sorry to hear that you encountered a bad smell and apologize for this. We are very... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you are looking for a reasonable clean hotel close to town and the slopes this is it. Best to have a vehicle if staying here but very close to Heavenly Ski Resort and downtown South Lake Tahoe. There is a great Mexican restaurant next door

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

Thank you for your "Great Hotel" review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the local restaurant. We hope that you will visit us again when your travels bring you back to beautiful South Lake Tahoe. More 

Palo Alto, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We only had time for a quick getaway, but staying at the Inn by the Lake made the weekend feel like a much longer vacation. Great rooms with wonderful hot tub and surprisingly a bowling alley on site.

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

Thank you for your "Wonderful retreat at Lake Tahoe" review. We are sorry to hear that your time was limited but so pleased that your stay here made it feel like a longer vacation. We also are pleased to hear you enjoyed some of our unique amenities such as Tahoe Bowl. It's a bit funny because Tahoe Bowl has been... More 

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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2nights. Hotel is small but very clean, and beautiful,view from room is directly to lake taohe. Rooms are very descent and nice. Likes it too much. I hv stayed in many 5stars and 4star only. But this time staying in small hotel was a wonderful experienced. All rooms have very nice balcony with chair and table for... More 

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

Thank you for your "Best experience with small type hotels" review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your accommodations here at Inn by the Lake. It sounds like you found out about the locals hidden treasure. The month of October. As you know you truly have to be here in October to see why it is so great.... More 

northern california
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I stayed for 1 night Labor Day Weekend. The hotel is not really within walking distance to casinos like Harrahs. You will have to drive your car. I had a room facing the lake. The road is between you and the lake which is a noisy and busy road all night long. So if you need quiet get a room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

I booked an lake view suite. I don't know how they call this a lake view...maybe you can barely see a piece of the lake past the pool, buildings and through trees. The decor is very outdated, carpet dirty and ripped. The bed was actually fairly comfortable. You can hear people talking as they walk by outside. Staff at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Our room had a luxurious king sized bed plus a window view of the lake which is literally across the street. Used the free bicycles the next morning to ride the trails through the pine trees breathing in the fresh pine scent in the air. We rode for almost an hour taking in views of the lake. The fresh air... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had a beautiful lake view, both from our windows and balcony. Room was very clean, bed comfortable. would give it 5 stars, but could use a little updating for the price you pay. they have bikes you can use at no extra charge and you are right across the (very busy) street from the lake, a great place to... More 

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Phoenix, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Looks good from the outside, but smelly inside (room 203). WAY OVERPRICED for what you get. Booked for 4 people, only had towels for 2 when we arrived. Asked for more glasses - got paper cups. The room needed some deep cleaning, carpets needed cleaning or replacing. Smallest bathroom I've ever seen - barely big enough for 1 person, much... More 

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West Coast US
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We checked in without checking the room because it was the main hotel for our class, bad choice. Our room was small, dark, had hard beds, and did not seem clean. It looked over the trash cans of the restaurant and when we went on the small porch there were guys smoking and being loud coming out of the back... 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*
Number of rooms: 100
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