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Apex Inn

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1171 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My friend from the UK made a reservation to this inn for three nights. When we arrived the person in the front desk who first claimed he is the owner then later on before checking out said he is just the manager, convinced my friend to cancel her reservation through booking.com because he said booking.com's commission is so high and... More 

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Benicia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Loved the location-- right across the street from Bert's Cafe, our favorite breakfast stop. We stayed just one night, on a fall- colors drive through the Sierras. It was great to stay away from the Stateline madness-- very quiet and safe. The room was on the small side, but we didn't really require a lot of space. The fridge kept... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I stayed at the Apex September 6th and 7th with check out the morning of the 8th in room 105. The room was indeed very small, but I was travelling alone and it was perfect for me. The room has a mini fridge, microwave, two side tables, a dresser, a computer desk and a small open "closet" area to hang... More 

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Windsor, California, United States
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Just had the opportunity to head to Tahoe for a casual short stay. The Apex Inn had everything needed to make the trip easy and comfortable. The rooms are small, but for one-two people it was perfect. Very comfortable bed, very very clean, and with a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator and hair dryer- it was perfect. The rate for weekday... More 

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Corona, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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