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Blue Jay Lodge

2.0 of 5
4133 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Ranked #49 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Jay Lodge was very reasonably priced and we weren't expecting very much but were very pleasantly surprised. The room was clean with good sized bathroom with a bonus of a microwave. It's a little walk to the ski lift but fine. Breakfast was just donuts and coffee but that's fine. Would stay again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We came in and the owners had a smile on there face. Had a great sense of humour and were able to accommodate our request even though it did require changing the room. The room is really clean for a motel. Bathroom was spotless! Beds were decently comfortable (I like them soft). One suggestion is to bring ear plugs, the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My boyfriend and I called ahead because we had such a great experience last yr that we wanted to stay in the same style room this yr. However upon checking in we were told that the people staying before us didn't want to check out so we'd have to have a different room. It would not have been a problem... More 

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Newark, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a great value for the money if you keep in mind that it is a TWO STAR motel and have realistic expections. We recently stayed at a two star motel (right down the street) that made the Blue Jay Lodge look like the Marriot. Pros: Large clean rooms/ Clean bathroom Good room service Great location (walking distance to... More 

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Napa, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My family stayed two nights earlier this week, and we booked a room with two queen beds. I liked that we were within walking distance of Heavenly Village, where we went ice skating. Other guests were in town to ski and were also able to walk to the gondola. Our stay was pretty quiet. The young man at check in... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We ski every 2 weeks and look for best budget motels.Problems here.room 116,2 queen beds: hair dryer not working;faucet sticks,badly in need of service;toilet seat chipped all over;moldy shower curtain;duvet needed cleaning;bedside lamp linked to ceiling light;heater when OFF,still makes rattling at night.Lotion and shampoo were good quality but in tear-proof plastic packets.Good features are price and location.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Best part of this motel was its location - couple minute's walk to Nevada and all its casinos, less than 10 minute walk to the gondola and Heavenly Village. It sits right next to Basecamp Hotel and a shuttle stop for the ski resort (most of the time we ended up walking to the gondola because it was so close).... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We are actually currently staying at this motel and when we first arrived I had a good feeling about the place. The girl working at the desk last night was great. We got two rooms, one for my husband and I and one for our son and his girlfriend. The location is great...walked to Harrahs in less than five minutes.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Ok this isn't a luxury ski resort. But, its not intended to be. This hotel is very inexpensive. Like $89 a night with 3 beds in a room. Can't beat it. Its clean. You can walk to all the casinos from here. The heat went out on us 2 years ago and it was cold but the owners went and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Great budget accomodations within walking distance of everything Stateline offers. Our room was very clean and housekeeping did a great job over the four days we stayed. Bed was comfortable. Room was a little stinky but quickly aired out. There was no closet but there was a clothes rack. Microwave, coffee pot, mini fridge, tv, Wi-Fi all worked great. Breakfast... More 

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