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2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1072 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Port Orange, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so impressed with the Alder Inn when I was there last month. I stayed in room 10 which was conveniently located next to the pool & amazing hot tub. My room was decorated darling, and I really felt at home. Nicole, the girl who was responsible for cleaning my room did a fantastic job! I wear flip flops... More

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Chico, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Alder Inn is a lovely hotel. Only stayed one night but wished it was a longer visit. The small touches in the room were a nice surprise that even four star hotels do not provide. The room was spotless and the décor is some of the best décor in a hotel we have ever seen. Andrew and Taylor (co-managers) were... More

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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were traveling up to South Lake Tahoe for only one night and looking for a decently priced hotel. This hotel is in a renovated motel style and it is very charming! Each room is decorated in a different style, and from what I can tell they are all tastefully done. We stayed in an upstairs "zebra" room and it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly personnel, high cleanliness, nice gimmicks (like eg vitamin C packages or tooth paste offering), nice room design (eg Zen garden on the night table). But still rather a 2-3 star place (eg window only on one side of the room). Would always come back - but don't expect a 5 star place

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked it here. A convenient location if you have a car. Probs not ideal if you want to be in walking distance from bars and casinos. The room was lovely, really good value. Free breakfast on a weekend too.

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Positively persuaded by the review we saw on TripAdvisor and Yelp, my girlfriend and I decided to give the Alder Inn a try during our weekend excursion to South Lake Tahoe. We weren't planning on gambling that night (so we didn't feel the need to stay at the resorts), and being that we had a budget to stick to, we... More

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Shingle Springs, California
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I truly believe that to earn a 5* rating you have to provide more value than originally offered. That's exactly what the Alder Inn did for us during this weekend's stay. You can't beat the value obtained for the rates they charge. First of all, Taylor, the manager, is very friendly and service oriented. She's a great asset of the... More

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jsromine, Owner at Alder Inn, responded to this review

Wow! You hit on all the things that we strive to accomplish! The goal for us is to always provide an excellent value and it seems like we have accomplished that with you. From the little extras to the modern decor, we always aim to provide a home away from home. Thank you so much for your stay...hope to see... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed at the Alder Inn for 4 nights while skiing. The location was good, close to the free bus service and not far from the lake and shops/restaurants. However, the welcome was lukewarm when we checked in and we were not aware that the hot tub was working until we saw someone in it (you have to remove the... More

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jsromine, Owner at Alder Inn, responded to this review

It is always tough to hear from a guest who did not get the experience that we strive for. I am truly sorry about that and have taken your words to heart on areas we need to improve. Thank you for staying with us and, while I know we did not live up to what we hope to, I do... More

San Jose, California
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Found this inn when looking on line for a last minute getaway for Valentines weekend. We have been to Lake Tahoe numerous times and usually always stay in the bigger hotel chains, we will definitely no longer do. The room was decorated and updated fantastically. We stayed in unit 6 which was the City theme. If you look on their... More

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Folsom, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My husband and I were supposed to be traveling to Charlotte, NC on a business trip but got turned around due to snow. We live close to Tahoe and thought, why not?! We'll celebrate our anniversary a week early. My husband found the Alder Inn on TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. Definitely our new favorite place! Clean, charming, beautiful... More

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Additional Information about Alder Inn

Also Known As:
Alder Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Alder Hotel
Address: 1072 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#7 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alder Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you dreaming of the perfect hotel for your Tahoe vacation? WE make dreams come true....with our modern plush furnishings, princess quality bedding and five star service, you will be treated like royalty. Family owned and operated, from reservation to housekeeping! Relaxing hot tub and heated pool surrounded by warm firepits and stylish chic cabana beds. A yummy breakfast is served on weekends, or make your own with in room microwave, refrigerator and coffee/tea maker. Great in room amenities such as body washes, organic shampoos, lotions and creams, healthy snacks, cocoa, coffees and teas. Your cozy room awaits you! ... more   less 
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