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Bluelake Inn at Tahoe

944 Friday Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Bluelake Inn at Tahoe
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Ranked #40 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Elk Grove, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Elk Grove, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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San Jose, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great location if you like to ski! You can walk to the Heavenly lift, shopping, restaurants and gambling .You don't have to drive anywhere if you don't want to. We had a room at the top of the stairs but we did not hear any noise. We had a large but cozy room, great bed, clean fantastic shower, good heater!... More 

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Monterey, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I will say the staff was friendly and accommodated us when we immediately asked for our money back after seeing our room. That said the floor was disgusting, not "icky" as others have described it, DISGUSTING, and the bathroom/room was gross. Have you ever seen a police tv show where they use DNA to help solve a crime? Good luck... More 

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