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The Trailhead

3892 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe)
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The Trailhead
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Ranked #18 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was extremely clean, the beds were comfy, and the pine decor gave a real homey mountain feel. The manager Ashleigh was extremely helpful and knowledgable about the area. It has a great location for those looking to be downtown in a nice room but want to avoid all the smoke that comes with staying the the casinos. I... More 

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Ashleigh R, Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are pleased that your stay with us was great! We strive to make our hotel one of a kind and a great place to stay. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Lake Tahoe (California), California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Manager Ashleigh was AWSOME!!! Her willingness to help me and my family out when we had nowhere else to live. She was very understanding and kind. I really appreciate ASHLEIGH she was GREAT throughout our entire stay. Will highly recommend THE TRAILHEAD

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a charming lodge decorated in a rustic mountain motif. It is located on the California side at Stateline on the south shore of the lake. We loved the large comfortable room with an in room Jacuzzi spa tub built for two. The staff were extremely helpful and treated us like VIP's. The accommodations are very comfortable and centrally... More 

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Ashleigh R, Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are thrilled that your stay with us was just what you needed! We do our very best to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable here. We do hope to see you again in the future! More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Trailhead was the perfect place for me and my boyfriend's first trip to Lake Tahoe. The location is perfect - quick walks to the Heavenly Lift, lakefront bars, and just a short drive to some great hikes. Clearly has just been re-done so the rooms are very clean and well-furnished. The reception staff, who are all from the area,... More 

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We are thrilled to hear that your stay with us was excellent! We strive to make our hotel one of a kind and a great place to stay. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Me and my most handsome of boyfriends stayed here for two nights in January. Reception was very friendly and our room was spotlessly clean. The room looked as though it had been recently redone in a quirky mountain style. Our room (117) had a two person jacuzzi bathtub and a kingsize bed. Breakfast was the typical free continental breakfast (pastries,... More 

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We are thrilled to hear that your stay with us was up to your standards. We strive to make our hotel clean and comfortable. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a nice little place to stay the one night if you're visiting Lake Tahoe on a budget, aren't really going skiing, and can't make it back within a day. The rooms are quite comfy, and we got a room with a jacuzzi right inside - but the jacuzzi is part of the bedroom, and the bathroom is super... More 

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Ashleigh R, General Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We do our very best to provide a clean and warm environment for everyone in our newly remodeled rooms. We do apologize for the inconvenience of not having our lobby open on time. It is not in the norm for us to be late. We will keep the earlier start in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is yet another motel that I have stayed in, in the US. It's got nice rooms with heaters that work. The rooms are clean and spotless. The whole place is run by a single receptionist so this can take some time. The wifi is ok. Not brilliant but you can email or Skype on it. The morning breakfast is... More 

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Ashleigh R, General Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are so glad you chose to stay with us. For future reference, we can always loan you a coffee pot for your room upon request at check in, free of charge. I'm sorry if you felt we were a bit pricey, but we are a newly renovated property with up to date amenities. We compare our prices to many... More 

Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We recently stayed at the Trailhead (Aug 2014). We were lucky enough to get a room with a hot tub. The hotel has been completely remodeled, it was warm, attractive, clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and the interior furniture looked custom made and had a rustic appeal to it. Chris the GM couldn't have been more accommodating. The location... More 

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Ashleigh R, General Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are so happy to her you enjoyed your stay with us! Please, come stay with us again in the future and don't hesitate to let your friends know how great our hotel is. More 

Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I recently stayed at the Trailhead Motel in South Lake Tahoe, CA and was pleasantly surprised. I have a few places I like to stay at in Lake Tahoe and could not find them anymore....so I started looking at everything and The Trailhead came up. I will return as I was able to rest quietly after a VERY LONG drive... More 

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Ashleigh R, General Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Please, do come to us again in the future, we're always here to help and to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. More 

Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful upgraded hotel. Everything in the rooms are brand new. Beds. Pillows. A/C. Mini-fridge. Close to all the action. Walk to the lifts or to the casinos. Excellent value for Lake Tahoe, which usually is impossible. Five stars. Will stay again.

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