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2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1171 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Ranked #37 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Corona, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here four nights recently. There were two of us on a business trip. The room was clean, but very small. I have stayed in more spacious rooms in monasteries. Except for the free WiFi and flat screen TV with good cable reception, it was a lot like staying in a monastery and almost as quiet. The shower was so... More

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Berkeley, California
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13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The best thing this motel has going for it is the location: right on Rt 50/89 on the south edge of town, away from the mob scene that is Lake Tahoe Blvd. There are 3 restaurants (breakfast, pizza, and Italian) within walking distance. Less than a mile down the road at the "fork" is Raley's, KMart, Starbuck's, and CVS for... More

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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pros: clean, conveniently located and overall pretty well maintained. Cons: expensive, tiny rooms and even tinier bathrooms We had a pretty big group and while this hotel was pretty convenient, it was very expensive. I would look into renting a cabin or condo if staying in the area longer than 1 night.

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Jackson, NH
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15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I was in the Tahoe area for one night and needed a place to stay that was not going to break the bank. I was pleasantly surprised with this small classic motel located on us 50. It was very clean and well maintained, the downsize would be the fact the rooms were small, but that certainly was not a great... More

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Apple Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great price. Clean. Did I say Clean!... Convenient and affordable. Appears that the rooms have been recently painted and updated. I liked the decor. Different colors and decorations than most hotels. The room was a little on the small side but it had all that we needed: queen bed, refrig, Microwave, flat screen TV, high shower nozzle and good water... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

It is about 32 miles (40min) from Kirkwood. Hotel is very neat, clean, and comfortable. The heater in the room was convenient for drying our gloves and socks (when kept on the bed, not the heater itself!). As suggested by some, I asked for a "room in the backside", which turns out to be the rooms farthest from the road.... More

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Mevaseret Zion, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed at Apex Inn on February 2013, while visiting South Lake Tahoe. The innkeepers, a nice couple from India, welcomed and treated us as if we are their close family. They carefully listened to our need for a quiet room which we really enjoyed. The room was great: clean, neat and quiet indeed. Initially we booked the room for... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We did a last minute night over in Lake Tahoe so didn't pre-book anywhere to stay. We drove around a few motels that seemed nice but a bit pricey... Then we stopped into the Apex, absolute bargain price for one night, friendly helpful reception girl and the room is spotlessly clean. Couldn't ask for better, spot on.

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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The Apex Inn is a throwback to the good ol' days when you'd pack the kids in the station wagon and head out to Lake Tahoe for a good ol' time. It remains the same in style and is clean and well kept up. We had a king size bed which was typically comfortable and the room was clean. A... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

stayed for a couple of weeks at this place recently. room was spotless, fridge, micro, clean bedding and towels etc. quite setting near many restaurants, a grocery store and the mountains. the onsite managers / owners could not have been nicer even inviting guests to a Sunday BBQ on property. I highly recommend the Apex Inn to everyone Mike

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Address: 1171 Emerald Bay Road, 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 — Apex Inn 2*
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The Apex Inn is conveniently located on Emerald Bay Road, Hwy Fifty-Eighty-Nine. in beautiful South Lake Tahoe. We offer clean, quiet non smoking rooms in a serene Alpine setting near the campgrounds. We are also near restaurants, shopping, ski resorts and other Lake Tahoe activities. Come stay with us and enjoy South Lake Tahoe in comfort. ... more   less 
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