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Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3961 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not have a good start here, we arrived at 3.45 and was told our room would be another half an hour. We pointed out that check in was from 3pm and receptionist proceeded to tell us it was FROM 3pm, inferring that we should not have the expectation of checking in anytime after 3pm! Like a lot of... More

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Halifax
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived late, but checkin was smooth and efficent. Bit doubtful viewing the room from outside, but inside it was spot-on. Breakfast was excellent, with a fantastic choice of both hot and cold + you are able to take patisseries out with you in specially provided boxes. Also complimentary emergency items such as toothbrush/paste, razor etc if required. VERY IMPRESSED.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there three days recently and had a positive experience. The room was spacious, clean, and quiet. The water was hot and the TV worked. I could park my car near the room. The front desk staff was helpful. There were numerous restaurants nearby, and the casinos were only two blocks away. The free breakfast was good, although it... More

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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am pleased to know that you found our rooms clean and our front desk staff friendly. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. I can assure you that... More

San Francisco, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly. Kim checked us in and she was really friendly, and provided us with all the information we needed! There were cookies and other treats at the front desk on a regular basis. The rooms were clean, and breakfast was fine (lots of options). We liked visiting the spa at the end of the day. It's... More

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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and I am so glad to hear that you appreciated the convenience, staff, breakfast and our spa. We will be happy to share your experience with our team who strives everyday to make the stay most comfortable of each of our guests. Looking forward for your next visit! More

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So arrived to Tahoe abit early and met friends at a neighboring hotel! Asked the front desk/manager if I could check in early (around 1230-100) due to wanting to get into vacation mode and hitting the sites. Was rudely told NO! I said huh ok well I travel for work 3-4 times a week and stay at many IHG properties... More

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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

I would like to take this time to sincerely apologize about your IHG Rewards Club experience and definitely want to reassure you this is not acceptable at our location. We strive daily to keep our Front Desk motivated and push them to give our IHG Members the proper check in. We are not taking this issue lightly, and will take... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our favorite stop on our California road trip. It's just a mile from Nevada. We did not gamble, but we did enjoy tailgating a rock concert at Harrahs. The hotel was a short walk from a sweet beach. Our room was decent sized. We chose downstairs; we weren't bothered by the upstairs, but I did hear them. What... More

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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your expressions. It seems you had a great time while in South Lake Tahoe and we are glad to know that of all the many choices you could have made, we had the honor of serving you! We sure hope to see you again! More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Continental breakfast was good. Interesting to see a pancake maker. Lots of food choices. Disappointed that on website it said shuttle bus from airport was $27, but actually closer to $30 and it dropped you off at casino, a half mile away from hotel. Front desk staff was friendly. Room was big, clean and nicely decorated.

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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast, staff and hospitality although we are disappointed about the miscommunication on our site regarding the shuttle. We do hope that you will come and visit with us again soon. More

Kent
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Holiday Inn Express is on the main road through South Lake Tahoe. There is a large free car park and our room and bathroom were very large with every amenity available for a comfortable stay. There was a free buffet breakfast available. The breakfast room was busy and the food was average. The hotel is almost opposite the Gondola... More

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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy that you appreciated the convenience and our amenities and we are sorry to hear about your lack of good food closer to us. we hope to service you again! More

Manila, Philippines
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked ahead for 4 nights; turned out our room was next to a building site, complete with the expected noise. When we told the receptionist she said:"oh, i don't know anything about that'. The building site was clearly visible from the reception...... The entire hotel is outdated and scruffy, definitely need a big revamp. The 2 whirlpools were dirty; guests... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Dear 4kiwis2011, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I’m very sorry to hear about your experience on your recent stay. We would like to follow up with you. We have sent you a private message in effort to obtain more information. I look forward to hearing back from you very soon. Sincerely, Connie D Case Manager IHGCare More

Fairfax County, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a bad experience while staying in this hotel, we only spent one night. I booked 2 rooms, for one of them I paid with my IHG reward points, which was SO high ( 30.000 points for this kind of hotel is very high ) , for other room I paid with my employee rate. The reason why I... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Dear mergen b, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We give the utmost importance to our guest comments as they help us improve, and continually provide the best guest experience possible. We are very sorry to hear about your experience on your recent stay. We would like to address your experience further, and have sent you... More

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Address: 3961 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:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe 2.5*
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The Holiday Inn Express, South Lake Tahoe is centrally located on Hwy 50, nestled in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Getting here is fast and convenient too. Only 60 miles from the Reno Tahoe Airport with shuttle service or auto rental available. We are the ideal place to enjoy fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery and natural landscaping. The Holiday Inn Express is just minutes from Lake Tahoe, Nevada Stateline Casinos, Skiing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Movie Theaters, Boat Cruises, and so much more! Our facilities include an Seasonal Outdoor Pool and Spa, and year round Indoor Spa and Sauna Room. We are a completely Smoke-Free facility. Our hotel features include Complimentary Express Start Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access and Local Phone Calls. You are close to Restaurants and Night Life yet amid graceful Pine Trees. Visit South Lake Tahoe, CA and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express. ... more   less 
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