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Pine Cone Acre Motel

735 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6500
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I think this place is great. My boyfriend and I found it just passing thru Tahoe 2 years ago and made a return visit over 4th of July weekend. Friendliest people ever are in charge of running this establishment and they sure want everyone to have a great time. There's a pool with a billiards / game area outside. Next... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stay for one night on Labor-Day weekend and all we wanted was the sun to rise. Though it was clean, there was this cigarette smell in the room. Mattress was to soft and you end inevitably in the middle every time, a classic canoe mattress. It is expensive for you get and there are definitely better options a couple... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

i moved from the closed environment of Harrah's hotel to the pIne cone for my other night in Tahoe. It is more of the true Tahoe atmosphere and close to hiking and road exploring I wanted to do. Pine cones there were, along with the squirrels and the wonderful scents of the forest. My room appeared to have been recently... More 

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Chico, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Cute rooms, a little small bit very clean. At $100 a night it was a great, and close to everything. Perfect for a quick trip where you won't be in the room much anyway! Plus it's pet friendly! .............................................

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Brentwood, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed here to see the Renaissance fair and loved it staff was super friendly with a heated pool ,a pool table,a ping pong table,volleyball and basketball their plenty to do and they have bikes for you to use( for free ) when the sun gos`s down they have a fire pit that guest gather around we stay here a couple... More 

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Fresno, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ok, we didn't have a reservation and got here about 10 pm on a Friday night, only needed one night. Glad there was a room available, the place looks cute from the outside. Paid $124 for the room--which surprised us by having a kitchen with a 4-burner stove, full-size refrig, a coffeemaker & microwave, and a small table with 2... More 

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San Jose, CA
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27 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
89 helpful votes 89 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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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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Number of rooms: 21
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