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Ambassador Motor Lodge

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4130 Manzanita Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carl M San Jose, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this is NOT visiting your rich Uncle Harold who has a condo at Tahoe, and happens to be in New York that weekend. This is dropping by your funny Aunt Flo's place - the one who never quite escaped the beach and gets by in a little place that's seriously walking distance to the beach. Rent's expensive, the place... More

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Fairfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the last minute, my sister and I decided to go up to Tahoe for one night. I was surprised when I began searching for a room. Everything was so expensive! (A hotel I usually stay at for $79 was now $299.) I tried various travel sites, and ending up booking a room on Priceline. To get the better ‘deal’... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Clean, friendly staff, and the rooms have mini fridges and microwaves. What more do you want from a cheap motel in South Lake? A bit run-down, but that's to be expected, and clean makes up for it. Extra blankets and pillows available. A-OK is the operative term here; it's a replacement-level motel; I've stayed in a lot of motels in... More

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Fremont, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This lodge is more like a motel with breakfast. Although the staff is really friendly, Housekeeping was very slow since we were not able to check in till 4 hours after normal check in. We went to dinner and back and were literally sitting in our car till our room was done. I dont think I will be returning with... More

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Bay Area, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Wow, what a great find! After driving around looking for the right hotel that wasn't too much we came upon this little gem. Tucked away amongst the trees. A great pool area well kept with a lawn area with picnic tables and 3 BBQ's. Although there was no air-conditioner (and believe me, I need air conditioners) the room was quite... More

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This place was a priceline surprise for us. I'm not sure I would have chosen this place if I were going strictly by all of the reviews. We got a room on the second floor. There was some kind of Harley biker retreat going on at this place, so it was a little intimidating to drive up and see all... More

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Ceres, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

First off there was no a/c condition. I died of heat. I booked a room with a full kitchen and I did not get that. The rooms seemed old, no iron or hair dryer. Overall this is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at.

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I often stay here for the weekend. It is good value. I stayed here for the past 4 years. My review is past due. The staff is friendly. I can check in early if the rooms are ready, which is 90% of the time. The breakfast is awesome. They have coffee, juice, milk, fresh fruits, cereal, energy bars, etc. My... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I drove up for a last minuet birthday weekend and stumbled upon this cute little place. I grew up only an hour away and have stayed at many of the cheap motels in this area. The Ambassador was a pleasant suprise to say the least. The rate was affordable, the room was large and clean, the service... More

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Tracy, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Traditionally been staying here for the past 4 years for my birthday bash. i have no complaints. Rooms are reasonably priced and very close to the all the casino's. The manager provided my party quality customer service. If i planned a tahoe trip in the near near future i'll be staying there again.

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Address: 4130 Manzanita Ave., 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 — Ambassador Motor Lodge 2*
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Also Known As:
Ambassador Motor Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Ambassador Hotel Lake Tahoe
Ambassador Motel Lake Tahoe

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Ambassador Motor Lodge, nestled between large pine and poplar trees, steps away from the pristine shores of Tahoe's Lake, one of the largest lakes in America. If golfing is your passion we are a breath away from the "celebrity noted" golf courses in California. "When you can stay here, why stay anywhere else" ... more   less 
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