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Bluelake Inn at Tahoe

944 Friday Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Ranked #39 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent two nights here while visiting South Lake Tahoe. Perfect location, right next to the gondola, bars, restaurants and the beach. Big room, clean and staff were friendly. Cheapest stay of our whole vacation too! Access to the private beach is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I recently went to Tahoe to visit my son who is a Snow Board Instructor and activities coordinator for Heavenly. I picked the BlueLake just by chance...and price...and it turned out to be a marvelous choice. The room was comfortable and extremely convenient, not only to the village, but my son could walk to the place from his apartment. It... More 

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Elk Grove, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I stay here every time I am in town for business. They give me the Expedia rate when I stay. Upon check in just ask for the Expedia rate and they will give you that rate. I like staying here because the rooms are large and all King Rooms are upstairs with new beds and flat screens. Sure there are... More 

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Larkspur, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were in town for a reception and decided to stay here instead of a hotel. The room was very clean, close to the lake and and very serene. The bed is a bit too firm but everything looked clean and well kept. Staff was friendly and were nice enough to give us extra towels even though they were running... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

just ok really, seemed run down, rooms were clean, no frill, the location is AWESOME, right near so many things, not sure if i would stay here again, was sitting outside one night a many racoons came near the trash and scared me ! watch for racoons!

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

One of the many hotels in the area; probably slightly above average due to renovated and spacious rooms. Parking is very tight though; spots are actually hard to come by. If jaccuzzi is important to you, pick another property: this place has a hot tub outside but no bubbles. There's breakfast, but the staff is less than polite in the... More 

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

When I booked this hotel, I didn't know what to look for. I was just looking for value. This was my first trip to Tahoe, my wife had been before but was hoping it would snow. Let me first say the room was very clean and tidy. It had a smallish TV but I wasn't interested in watching TV so... More 

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Monterey, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Frankly, the only good things about this hotel are the staff and the location. The location is great. If you just want to enjoy Tahoe and won't spend any time in the hotel anyway except to sleep, this is probably usually a good value. Unfortunately we stayed over a holiday weekend and the rate was 3 times the norm. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I have written a few reviews about this little hotel and have all been good. I have stayed here 20+ times and have never had bad service. The staff is on point and never rude and the maids are terrific. OK, if you want all the frills stay at the Marriott for 300+ a night. I come here for business... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Best aspects of staying here are convenient location and some rooms are pet friendly. Rooms are large but beds are not at all comfortable. Property is old motel style. Front desk staff were helpful but other staff were not very friendly. Hotel is off of main road and is quiet. Short walk to heavenly gondola and shopping areas as well... More 

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