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Mark Twain Lodge

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947 Park Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 91650
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location, location, location. 5 minute walk to the Heavenly Gondola and shopping, skiing/snowboarding and amazing restaurants. The property is unassuming yet well kept. The front desk lady was so welcoming and the check in process was effortless. We were a bit ahead of check in time but our room was ready and she told us that they had turned on... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Most start with money - very reasonable for the time of year. What you get for your money is awesome. Location : we walked just about everywhere, from skiing/boarding, eating, & playing. Staff - Cindy does it ALL and does it very well. Checking on you to ensure you are comfortable and have everything you need. She alone would be... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This lodge is completely redone and though the outside looks like a place from the 60's, they've done a great job revamping the interior! The outside too is redone with stone and cedar shakes; I guess it's the style and the old sign. It sits among old hotels/lodges, but it's very quaint and clean. The fireplace has stone, the little... More 

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bay area, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were trying to find an affordable place for my large family to stay for a quick weekend trip up to Tahoe. It was tricky trying to find a place that would accommodate our large party. After reading reviews, I decided to book a suite here. I was a little nervous because I do remember the Mark Twain Lodge as... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a last minute booking at this place and were apprehensive about it. The hopes did not rise when we pulled in at 12am in the night. But, from that point onwards, everything was excellent. The receptionist was very warm even though we woke her up so late. We got a two-room suite. It was really cozy with gas-lit... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were a little worried when we drove up to the Mark Twain Lodge because it looked like an old run down motel. However we were pleasantly surprised when we entered our room. It was nicely decorated and very clean. It looks as if it had been recently renovated. The lady that checked us in was very friendly. Location wise,... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I decided at the last minute to make a trip to Tahoe on Valentines Day. We needed a place that also took our 2 dogs. We picked the Mark Twain and took the smaller 2 bedroom suite. It could have easily slept 6. There are 2 full size bedrooms, full kitchen/living room combo. The 2 bathrooms are... More 

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Bay Area, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When stayed here over NYE with a group of friends. When when pulled up and checked in, my expectations were low. The place is not much to look at from the outside and the check in desk reeked of smoke. However, once we got to the room we were (literally) able to breathe a breath of fresh air. The rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

First off, the lady who was working the front desk was incredible. She stayed up late to let us in after our flight to Tahoe got delayed. Moreover, she filled our cooler with bottled water every day and made sure we had ice in our cooler while we were out. The room was incredibly clean as well. The bed was... More 

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Rockville, MD
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I would really like to give this place a higher rating but I can't say it was better than average, at least compared to the other places we've stayed in South Lake Tahoe. The room was clean, included a frig and microwave (which we used) and fireplace (which we didn't really need it in August), the owners were friendly but... More 

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