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2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1171 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014
vmadhavapeddi Sunnyvale, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sunnyvale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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
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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
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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
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stay away from this Hotel. The Manager's wife double charged me for my room. I called and was told the credit card machine malfunctioned. She told me it would be taken care of. Called again 5 days later and no credit to my account. She told they didn't no contact the Bank till Wednesday and it was not her fault... More

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This motel is on Rt 50 not far from 89, more convenient than downtown South Lake/Stateline for the Kirkwood crowd. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from here to Kirkwood, depending on the weather and traffic. We made it in less than 40 with clear roads and little traffic at 8am on a Saturday. Also, there is shopping (Raley's,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

I discovered this cozy gem of an inn while dining at my favorite pizza restaurant across the street. Ideal, quiet location if you want a bit of distance from the buzz of casinos and ski resort action (just 10 minute drive away), but still have excellent restaurants and shopping plaza (raley's, starbucks) within walking distance. I stayed in a super... More

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I stayed at the Apex Inn for a few days for the Fall colors in South Lake Tahoe. You can't bet the location.. well placed to get up early for dawn over Emerald Bay, or a short drive down to Hope Valley for the Fall colors at their best. It is extremely inexpensive for what you get.. I had a... More

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Gilroy, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

This is our second time staying here. Totally love our room. Same room as last time. A love the location and everything about this room. . We love the upstairs rooms because you get a mini fridge, microwave and coffee put in your room. We will be back again next month.

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Additional Information about Apex Inn

Also Known As:
Apex Hotel Lake Tahoe
Apex Motel Lake Tahoe
Address: 1171 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Apex Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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