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Blue Jay Lodge

4133 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Ranked #44 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 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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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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West Sacramento
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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