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Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014
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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a simple motel, managed on the cheap by a Chinese family. Don't expect anything above the bare minimum: old tube TVs, broken phone chords, fruit preserve made of pig cartilage (jello) and artificial coloring, Walmart level wonder bread, wifi which does not work, rooms that are not made up ocassionally, and so on. The beds are comfortable, but... More 

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Los Angeles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The area looks unattractive and noisy, and the outside appearance of this establishment is depressing. Wi-Fi is extremely slow, and pretty much unusable. My room was smelly, with a tube TV from the 90s. The shower, furniture, and everything else were old and dated. If you're paying under $50 per night, this is a decent hotel. Anything above $100 is... More 

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Sacramento, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's expensive to stay anywhere in California during the tourist season ! I was looking for a few days out of town, and settled on South Lake Tahoe because I thought the prices were a better value at this time of year. I picked the Hojo because of its affiliation with the Wyndham group, and I thought I would get... More 

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When we first pulled in I was a bit disappointed. However, this older hotel turned out to be adequate. Very friendly and helpful front desk. Easy acess to the beach. Bed was very comfortable! Heidi's restaurant, in the parking lot, serves a good breakfast. All in all this place worked well for us. Walking distance to a variety of restaurants... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Price was high. I should have used an internet site days before. If not needing to stay at this hotel I would have gone somewhere else. I checked in and when I opened the door the room was still a mess from the previous people. They did get it cleaned up. The room was a handicap room that looks like... More 

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Bay Area
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I read other reviews and people really liked the location and gave it 3 and 4 stars, but that was not our experience. The location was awesome. You can walk through the parking lot and through the Tahoe Lodge behind it and go straight to the beach. However, the place is very dated and looks pretty run down from the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

this is the first hotel that we stayed in that actually had a shower that was handicap accessible. the shower was open and had a chair in it for the disabled person to just walk into the shower. The handicap parking spots were right in front of the rooms so you did not have to park 1/2 way across the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

located on beach side of the boulevard; next to CVS - very convenient to buy any items we needed; easy to walk to the beach and to the Tahoe Queen dock - no parking hassles; be sure to buy tickets at the front desk for the Gondola, Tahoe Queen, and other major attractions - it costs $3-$5 less than at... More 

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Elkgrove
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I booked a room with them using the 800 number talk to the non English speaking person that assured me that the room I wanted was available. It was the three queen in one room. So I went ahead an booked it well like 2 hrs later the management called an said that that room was not available so I... More 

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Address: 3489 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 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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