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Aviva Inn

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   955 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145 (Formerly Lake of the Sky Motor Inn)
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Ranked #5 of 7 hotels in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Fernando L Oakland, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Because of my job I have stayed in many hotels and this is by far the best hotel I've stayed in. I like Aviva because Rika, the front desk receptionist, makes it feel like I'm home. Although breakfast is served at 7am, she made accommodation to get the breakfast ready at 6:30am to get my crew ready to go to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had headed up to Tahoe for Fourth of July weekend . And somehow the hotel that we are planning on staying lost reservations. Now it is near to impossible to get a room in Tahoe on Fourth of July . But Rika at the Aviva inn managed to get a hold of us in the middle of one... More

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Citrus Heights, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room here was dimly-lit and probably had not been updated for 20 years. There was no A/C, but a ceiling fan and a table-top fan made it bearable if we left the window open all night - which we did. It was about 85 in Tahoe City that day. The parking area was difficult, because one had to back... More

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Online this place does a great job of marketing themselves, looks new and updated.... WRONG. The hotel is fairly old and my husband said when we drove up that it looked similar to the "bates motel"! I laughed and said no this place has updated and changed things, trying to be optimistic. We were unable to get a king size... More

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San Diego, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of nice things to say about this place: Rika running the place is lovely and accommodating. The breakfast is a nice touch and a lot more plentiful than it might appear at first glance in the corners of the reception. The price is super LOW, I just can't say RIGHT... The pillows and mattresses here are... More

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El Monte, California
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I picked this hotel because of the price but was surprised by the incredible value for the money. I was served a hot chocolate immediately upon arrival and the check in process was quick and friendly. This tiny motel consists of just one story. From the outside, It looks run down. Inside, The rooms must be newly renovated. The bathroom... More

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Needles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Aviva is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. It was very clean and all the staff were very friendly. I would certainly stay there again while visiting Tahoe- it was a nice place to come home to after exploring the area.

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Martinez, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The management is warm and friendly, their breakfast is delicious, their rooms are very cute and cozy and clean, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We won't be staying anywhere else when we visit, this is honestly one of the best hotels we've ever stayed in!!

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Sisters, Oregon
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here because they were pet friendly and very few of the hotels in Tahoe City are. We had great service at the front desk and enjoyed the simple breakfast (waffles, eggs, cereal, juice and coffee). The hotel had spacious parking (probably could accommodate rv also) and was located close to lake and bike trail access as well as... More

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Lake tahoe
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The front desk receptionist which is also the manager treated us very friendly and took care of all of our needs and she even remembered my name during the entire stay! Room was clean and nice and the breakfast was simple yet great tasting; it was a great price for the one night stay we had there. Exceptional service and... More

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Address: 955 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145 (Formerly Lake of the Sky Motor Inn)
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Aviva Inn 1.5*
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Also Known As:
Lake Of The Sky Motor Hotel Tahoe City
Lake Of The Sky Hotel

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