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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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    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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Bay Point, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I have found this place pretty decent for the most part. It's clean and friendly, the rooms are comfortable and our A/C works which is really nice. Although we didn't get a lake view room which would have been very nice, it didn't really change my opinion, yes there is a trailer park in our view, but we really are... More 

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

Thanks for your detailed review which I am sure will be helpful to others. Summer has come early this year and we are excited about the activities planned for our neighborhood. Inn by the Lake will be the host hotel for the Race the Lake of the Sky standup paddle competition over the weekend of June 27-29th. This will take... More 

Auburn, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We have been staying at this hotel for years because the price is right. The staff has always been helpful, professional & friendly. The Hotel, however, is definitely in need of a face lift. The heating/cooling system seems outdated & struggles to keep up. The spa jets were non-functional so it was like sitting in a hot tub of water.... More 

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

What a relief! Initially, I thought you were refering to the age of management and was relieved when you specified the Inn. Yes, IBTL opened in 1982 and we have worked diligently to keep it in good repair, friendly and clean. Now that the economy is greatly improved we are working on plans to update our architecture and overall look.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This place was recommended to us by a friend and we were pretty happy with our stay - especially for the price we paid (about 100 dollars for 'lake view' room). Positives: - Room we got was extremely big and good value. We did see the basecamp hotel and in comparison felt this room was much better value for money,... More 

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

We were of course pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your very constructive input. We apologize for the apparent machanical noise which disrupted your nights sleep and will investigate this further. Our 5 acres do feature numerous Jeffery pines, most of which tower over our guest room buildings. Our website shows actual views from our lakeview units. Thank... More 

Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Upon check in the front desk staff was friendly. After a ten dollar tip he gave us extra bath robes for the hot tub which was nice since there were 5 of us. We had a German exchange student staying with my wife and 2 daughters. We wanted to show her Lake Tahoe. The location of the hotel was great.... More 

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

Let me begin by extending our sincere apologies for failing to meet your expectations and our standards. We have taken the liberty of making an anjustment against your credit card and hope you will accept this gesture in the spirit in which it is intended. We take great pride in our housekeeping team and are embarrased that the coffee maker... More 

Colusa, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

There were so many reasons why this trip was a nightmare. The front desk was not helpful, they would talk nicely but not offer any help. It was very strange. The place smelt of mildew and kept very dirty. We had a suite so I was surprised it was the way it was. There are also mirrors everywhere that look... More 

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

This was posted to our site in error. The guest did not stay at Inn by the Lake. We are endeavoring to contact Trip Advisor to have it removed. Regards, Dan McHale More 

Morgan Hill, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We Spent two nights had a puppy we felt welcome The Staff was great Karla housekeeper very nice and Lizzie at the Desk all very warm and friendly great view of the Lake. The View in Room 104 was great.

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

Delighted you enjoyed your stay and that Lizzie and Karla were especially friendly & helpful. It is always nice to hear that ones efforts do not go unnoticed. Please come back and see us again soon. Best Regards, Dan More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I just stayed here for our anniversary and I was happy to see the cleanliness of the room because she is a clean freak and when she says its clean, it's clean. Front desk and the maids were friendly and helpful. The heating system was ancient but didn't really bother me once the room warmed up it... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words about our staff and the high level of cleanliness we maintain at the Inn. We understand how important good housekeeping is and are fortunate to have a seasoned team that maintains our high standards. We wish to extend our apologies for the noise which disrupted your sleep. When staying in a first class lodging... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We have stayed at a dozen different hotels in both North and South Lake Tahoe, and I would book this one again. Located across from the lake some rooms have views (not ours but what-ever) and close to the California entrance to Heavenly Ski resort. This hotel is not near the casino, and I like that. Room had a fridge,... More 

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

Thank you for your very constructive and informative review. As I write this response we are receiving a fresh layer of snow. Glad you enjoyed our hot tub. Once the snow melts and the ground thaws in the spring we will fix a broken spa pipe and have the jets back in service. Please come back again soon. Best Regards,... More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We spent three nights here at the end of December, departing on NYE. The staff was friendly and professional, and the room was comfortable - especially for the price, the location, and definitely compared with some of the hotels and condominiums we have rented in Tahoe. We even had a small lake view from our balcony. The property is older... More 

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

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your constructive input . We are in the process of updating our Lake Bldg bathrooms with new granite vanities, sinks faucets, mirrors, comodes, lighting fixtures plus some other touches. We are currently about a third of the way through and await delivery of the granite so we may complete this project. I'll... More 

Palo Alto, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Stayed in the deluxe suite for 3 nights. Checkin was a breeze, room was clean and perfect size for our family. Perfect location - close to restuarants, safeway and Heavenly for skiing. Pool and hot tub were perfect. We were in 3rd floor with amazing views of the lake. Highly recommend, will definitely go back. Heating system was a bit... More 

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

Thanks for your great comments about the Inn and our neighborhood. We are one of the few properties in town with interior corridors, central heating & AC plus great insulation. Typically these factors add up to a high level of comfort. You are right though as the heat will shut down at the temp setting but not the fan. I... More 

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