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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 The decor is very outdated, carpet dirty and ripped.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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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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