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Pine Cone Acre Motel

735 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6500
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Ranked #62 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013
yippyiay Bishop, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute from the outside, nice outside amenities, especially for kids and groups, but since the whole extended family that runs the place seems to live there and hangs out outside their rooms and spends a great deal of their time outside smoking in the ping-pong, pool table, barbecue area it is not very inviting for guests to hang out there... More

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Oxford, Alabama
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reservation was for a handicapped room. When we arrived I was told they had overbooked and no handicapped room was available. We had to take a regular double but they did provide a stool for the tub. The people were friendly and did all they could to accommodate us. After the first night, the room was not made up... More

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Bishop, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Right on highway 89, easy to find, good variety of choices to eat nearby, clean, old fashioned motel room. Thin walls, but that didn't seem to be a problem in our stay. Our small room had a tv, microwave and fridge, coffee maker, small table and a chair. Weather permitting, each room has a table and chairs available outside the... More

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Sacramento, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

As others have pointed out, this place isn't luxurious, but it was sufficient. The owners seem to really try to make it as nice as possible. I liked that they used quilts instead of those nasty bedspreads at most cheap motels, and the breakfast pastries were fresh from a local bakery - very nice! We got the best rate by... More

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Petaluma, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

As long as you are don't need luxury, this is the best deal in South Lake Tahoe. The motel is located about 2 miles from Camp Richardson and the Beacon which is a great place to hang out, listen to music and enjoy the spectacular lake. The rooms at the motel are small but they are clean and functional. There... More

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Vacaville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Bear in mind I'm not saying this is a five-star hotel (obviously), but for the money this place was legit. As a student I'm usually scraping the bottom of the piggy bank to do anything other than sleep and study. Girlfriend and I came up to Tahoe for New Years this time around. As usual she took a while to... More

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Northwood, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011 via mobile

Our family of 5 stayed here one night en route to Yosemite from Sacramento. Location was good and we stayed above the motel office in a family room that could sleep 6. Room was basic but comfy with modern en suite bathroom. Aircon was noisy and ineffective though. Proximity to restaurants was good. We chose the nearby Mexican which was... More

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San Jose, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

This is an amazing Motel. It is very clean and has a nice cozy feel to it. The people who work here are very kind. We were here during a blizzard and the heater blew out, and the guy that was shoveling the snow came in and fixed it in the middle of his work! Don't listen to all those... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

I've stayed here at least 4X in the last two years, so I think I have a pretty good sample: Here are the reasons for the title of my review (top value in tahoe): -price -location (quiet -minimal road noise, walking distance to Burger Lounge, Cantina, 7/11) -VERY RECENT refurbished rooms, so lots of new carpet, bedding, paint, and such;... More

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tahoeillinois, General Manager at Pine Cone Acre Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate you staying at Pine Cone Acre Motel in S. Lake Tahoe! Thank you for your "Review" on Trip Advisor! Call us anytime ~ We love your business! Prudie Donner 530-541-0375 More

Minster, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

this place is great! very cosy, cheap and has great coffee! and the staff could'nt do enough for us, Katie who gave us a great deal when we booked in and she really made our trip perfect, our room (i think we had room 3) had a really nice cosy cabin feel to it, and the staff make you feel... More

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Address: 735 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6500
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
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