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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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

Elk Grove, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here based on price on Hotels.com, but booked through hotel directly for an even better rate. Not a good start when we were told reservation had been cancelled by us, but no issues since other availability and same rate. Inn is very dated but clean. Rooms are comfortable and spacey. Front office staff friendly and location is central to... More

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

Thank you for posting your comments. Sorry for any confusion concerning your reservation. Glad you found our staff to be friendly and enjoyed our central location. Best Regards, Dan More

Sacramento, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed only one but wish it had been more. Nice location - able to walk on the beach in the morning. The balcony was a perfect place for a glass of wine while watching the sun go down. The room was great - bed was very comfy. If it is "dated" as some other reviewers have said - it wasn't... More

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

Your very constructive comments will no doubt be helpful to readers. You captured the essence of Inn by the Lake. Incidentally, the Inn does date back to 1982 which accounts for our prime location directly across the street from the lake. The barriers to entry are quite high in the Tahoe Basin. Thus, there are but a few lodging properties... More

Fairfield, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I booked this trip over a month ago and when I made the reservations I made it seem like the full amount was taken out but when I was checking in they said that I had to pay for one more night. I almost didnt have the money to cover the other night. I guess I should have checked to... More

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

Sorry for any misunderstanding when you made your reservation. We take but one nights deposit to GTD reservations. Your input will of course be shared with our team. Best Regards, Dan More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were here on a Groupon trip and it was worth every penny! I would snatch that deal again in a second! 2 nights, 2 breakfasts/person each day, 2 games of bowling! We were in the building overlooking the pool and hot tub but we still have a beautiful view of the lake from the room. So happy that the... More

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

Delighted you enjoyed your stay during our spring shoulder (value season) period. Our owners are great and allow us to plow back into the property the bulk of the cash flow we generate. We kinda like our retro feel and focus our expenditures on guest comfort, facilities, amenities and grounds. Check out our Tahoe Bowl for a real retro experience.... More

Lewiston, Idaho
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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

We certainly regret that you were disappointed with your recent stay and wish to apologize. We have a variety of room types available at different price points located in our two guestroom buildings. Photos and detailed descriptions are available on our website. Prior to opening our restaurant we did offer a continental breakfast. However, the majority of guest comments called... 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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