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Ambassador Motor Lodge

4130 Manzanita Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Ambassador Motor Lodge
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Ranked #49 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I spent my summer in Tahoe. During my stay in Ambassador Motor lodge there was nothing that i can complain. Everything was really perfect, especially staff was really friendly. Location of the motel is also good. Very close to the beach and during the stay guests get free entrance pass for the beach.

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San Jose, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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 August 3, 2014

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 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
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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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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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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

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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