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Pepper Tree Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   645 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Tahoe City
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Travelinscott29120 Auburn, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Mateo
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

rooms small/ checked in and never informed of complimentary breakfast, and talked to front desk person on 4 occassions and even asked for breakfast recommendations and they sent me and family down the street; the location was good. but for price service and room size was very dissappointing

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Auburn, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Semi last minute reservation, was the only place I could find a room. Jessica helped me, based on conversation chose to spend a little more and get a 6th floor room vs 5th Floor. Arrived there about 1:00, reception was prompt and manager was nice - Was given a key to room 506. Hopped off the elevator to find the... More

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Lockeford, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is clean, its old and like others it shows it age. Our room was a little cramped but we made due (three adults and a baby). We were on the 4th floor and the view was breathtaking. Free breakfast, but they could of offered fresh fruit and the breakfast burrito's were packaged and you had to heat them... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is one of the only ones on the North shore that is over a few stories tall. The top 2 floors give you a 5 star lake view at budget prices. The rooms are not large, but breakfast is included, saving you even more money. There are plenty of restaurants and activities within walking distance. There is a... More

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San Francisco, California
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18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the most luxurious nor beautiful property which shows a bit of age in the commons but the place is clean, the rates are fair, all the rooms face the lake and the guests in the tower - except the ones behind the staircase - have unobstructed views of the lake - and the fireworks during the 4th of July... More

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My stay at the Pepper Tree Inn was such a pleasant surprise. I was greeted by Marika (the Manager) upon my arrival and given a warm and gracious welcome. She even arranged for me to park my car in the lower garage so my car would be protected. My room was on the 7th (top) floor of the tower. Though... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a fancy place, but it is clean, and the staff is very hospitable and helpful. Stay here and you are right in the middle of everything good about Tahoe City. The views are great, pool is easy access, and they offer a free Continental breakfast.

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Spring City, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a room on the 7th floor of the "tower" - great view of the area, and chairs to sit and enjoy the view. Parking is tight, but free and adequate. You can walk to restaurants and the beach easily. Breakfast was good. Would definitely stay again.

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Berkeley, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stay on one of the top two floors and you won't believe the views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains. The rooms are all the same size. The top floor (seven) has high ceilings. Rooms are small, but clean and pleasant. Staff is friendly and capable. The value is incredible.

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PTI-Managers, General Manager at Pepper Tree Inn, responded to this review

Greetings Alan R- Thank you for taking time to write and post your review. Having been built in the 50's & 60's, the rooms ARE small by today's standards. Sorry, there is little we can do to make them bigger. It seems overall, you were pleased with the "value" of your stay. We strive to make our guests comfortable and... More

Milton Keynes, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Arrived in a blizzard so had to wait before excellent lake view from top floor. Girl at front desk was charming. Room comfortable and warm when required. Only passing through but perfect for my needs. My only small criticism was the slow wifi. Choice of three connections but all rather poor.

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PTI-Managers, General Manager at Pepper Tree Inn, responded to this review

Cheers! chrismk- Thank you for writing a review of your stay. It means a lot to us. I am sorry you didn't raise the issue of Wi-Fi reception. It is a problem in some of our Tower rooms, especially if you don't sit near a window. I am told the signal has difficulty passing through "multiple layers of concrete. I... More

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Address: 645 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pepper Tree Inn 2*
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Pepper Tree Hotel Tahoe City
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We are a privately owned one-of-a-kind B & B, centrally located in the heart of Tahoe City, directly across the street from Lake Tahoe. Our 7-story tower building is the 2nd tallest structure on the CA side and affords our guests a beautiful view of the lake from their balcony. Recent room linen & towels upgrades and 32" flat screen TV's. We offer our guests free off-street & underground parking, free access to our secure WiFi, 8-free HBO Channels via our new Direct TV upgrade, a free "extended" continental breakfast in our quaint breakfast room, and a Staff who is sensitive and dedicated to our guests needs and comfort. We have a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool to which we have just added a new privacy fence, and offer recommendations to area attractions and even discount coupons to our favorite area restaurants. ... more   less 
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