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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 #51 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Aurora, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently took a 10 day roadtrip around Northern(ish) California in late June/early July of 2014. I used Trip Advisor extensively in selecting hotels for this adventure. This review is part of that vacation. This was the first night of our 10 day road trip. Lake Tahoe was going to be a brief stop on our trip... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son had an ice hockey camp in SLT so we needed a place to stay Sunday through Friday. The Blue Jay seemed to fit the bill at only $44/night which was to include free WiFi, parking and breakfast. With just the two of us traveling, we didn't need anything fancy, just a clean place to sleep. This place is... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our family to see the fireworks at Lakeside Beach on the 4th of July in South Lake Tahoe. Rooms are very hard to come by but the price of $347 for two queen beds was ridiculous although normal price dfor a Friday night appears to be just a little less! Old hotel, no sound-proofing in the walls or ceilings... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pros: Comfy bed (3 beds in the room!! Imagine 6 adults for $80! Bargain!) Clean sheets and towels. Low price. Close to restaurants etc. We walked down to the lake (10-15mins) and watched the sunset. Cons: Not many parking spots where our room was (back of hotel). Dated decor and bedding pattern but who cares! Overall: Had no major issues!... More

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Sacramento, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Booked the Blue Jay Lodge for one night for a quick trip to Tahoe enroute to Reno. After much difficulty deciding whether or not to stay there due to some of the reviews, we "gambled" and booked with the Blue Jay Lodge online through a company called Global Hotel Exchange. We got the room for $33 for the night. We... More

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Concord, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I booked this on priceline, as non-refundable, as I was planning a motorcycle trip to the area. The trip didn't work out, so I scheduled some work in the area. The motel is older, but they appear to be gradually upgrading it. The room was clean, bed was softer than normal, but it was ok, there was a flat screen... More

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Bethel Island, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

After reading review after review I was feeling hesitant! I booked this hotel through Priceline 2 months in advance at $28 a night, an unbelievable deal! I'm actually sitting here in the room as I am typing this as I am wrapping up a weekend stay here. I really don't understand these other reviewers AT ALL! They are ridiculous! We... More

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Belmont, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Dirty, dirty, dirty. Nothing to say good about this property. I never see carpet so dirt. Walls, bathrom, etc are dirt. Bad is completely uncomfortable. Outlets are broken. I travel a lot. Visited very poor countries, but never seen places like this

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Christchurch
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Excellent value for money in a great location. Donuts,Cereal and Fruit Included for Breakfast. I've tried a few motels in this area and you really don't get anything more when you pay more. But this one has a plus for skiers as you can pick up the transfer buses a just few minutes away without having to carry your skis... 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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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