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Blue Jay Lodge

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4133 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Ranked #49 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan K Penngrove, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Alameda, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect location in South Lake Tahoe, Blue Jay Lodge is an old motel that could have been sweet but was awful. The room appeared to be recently painted, big tv, huge room and the desk clerk was friendly. Unfortunately it also came with an empty pool, stained sheets and blankets, a footprint on the wall by the bed, filthy bathroom... More

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Penngrove, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there one night despite all the negative reviews. It was very convienent. We were going to a concert at Harvey's and it was a block away. Ask for room 103. It was clean. The carpet was a little old but other then that, it looked good. Some of the furniture was a little old, others looked fairly new.... More

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Eastvale, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There for a wedding party I was literally left out in cold two kids as they would not rent to me. I did not like the Clerks attitude, I called police, he was being hostile to me and wife and two kids.

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Victoria, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Chose this hotel for proximity to stateline casinos and heavenly village. If this is what you want for your visit to tahoe, instead of high end property or camping, the property offers basic accommodations and friendly staff. We requested a quiet room. We got a first floor room right beside the stairs to 2nd floor. Spent 2 nights trying to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed at the Blue Jay last weekend and you can't beat the location to the Harvey's outdoor concert venue! The beauty of the concert background is so pretty nestle in the trees. The lodge is a little worn out and I think they are trying to remodel. The place is clean and the beds are comfortable. The managers are... More

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Elk Grove, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have stayed in many hotels/motels, both good and bad, and I try very hard to give them all a fair shake, but when it comes to being dirty, it's pretty hard for me to be open minded. It appears the Blue Jay is in the process of updating their rooms, but this seems to be at the expense of... More

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Shingle Springs, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I do not know where to start. I think a lot of the ratings might be tied to the price they paid for the room. I have seen a low of $39.00 to an outrageous $379/night! This all seems to be related to general room availability in the Lake Tahoe area. I paid $150.00/night. Our room was located the "back... More

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Medford, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

What can I say that's nice about this motel... Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was below average. All of the furniture looked like something I sold at a yard sale after using for 20 years. One night stand, with one lamp. Busted lampshade. Small sitting table with one chair (there were two of us). Asked for 1:00 pm early... More

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San Anselmo, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Buyer be aware, you get what you pay for. I'm sure there are much worse motels, but this one is pretty disappointing. I was in Tahoe for work. Planned to spend 2 nights. Pro: I've been to Tahoe a number of times and feel pretty safe most of the places I go in the area. I did feel safe at... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We are on the last night of a 4 night stay at Blue Jay Lodge. Everything has been ok. Check in was a breeze, nice staff. Room was ok. It had a strange smell when we first entered so we left the window open the whole time. Smell seemed to have come from air conditioning unit so we kept it... More

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Address: 4133 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Jay Lodge 2*
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