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Inn by the Lake

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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seattle
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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
1 review
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 

Sonoma
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104 reviews 104 reviews
5 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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 

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