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Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
#2 of 4 Hotels in Tahoe Vista
107 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dominical, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed at this hotel several times, mostly because it was affordable but now thee rates have gone up with the change of management. This is not a 4 star hotel, not even 3 star hotel... the increase in rates makes this hotel less attractive to the average traveler that just needs a place to stay for a night or... More

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Birmingham, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed four nights in room 9, last room in the block near the shore. Had everything we needed, great kitchen facilities, comfy bed and terrific view from the balcony. Safeway is a couple of miles away and we used the gas bbqs a couple of times, take your food and drinks down to the beach where they have tables... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We just came back from lake tahoe! We totally loved franciscan lodge! Pros Cabins are right on the beach, the beach is great for swimming, having lunch etc Cabins are extremely clean and looked after Location is excellent Kitchen is well equiped so you can cook and eat at home, there is even a dishwasher Wifi is available at the... More

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Amelia Island, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We loved these cabins on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. The room was spotless, had wi-fi, right on the lake for a pleasant evening and morning walk on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Just what we were looking for and so glad we found it.

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franciscanlodge, Front Office Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back and see the Franciscan Lodge again soon. More

marysville, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It was not crowded. There is your own personal beach. Accommodations are not over priced. Rooms are very personable. The only problem with this place is their disastrous ice situation. Hopefully they will invest in an ice machine. But, obviously that is trivial. I loved this place, and didn't think their website did it justice.

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franciscanlodge, Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! Our beach is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy Lake Tahoe's beauty. I have relayed your comments about our lack of an actual ice machine to our general manager. Thanks again for being our guest. More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Strange place, where some cabins are across Highway. The view from Lake Tahoe is beautiful and the hotel is clean and Lovely. But the service leaves something to be desired. It is close to some restaurants but if you want to walk, lack of sidewalks ride is somewhat risky.

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franciscanlodge, Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have both lakeside and hillside lodging. Luckily, people in Tahoe are very accustomed to pedestrians and we have never had an issue with the road in between our lakeside and hillside properties. We apologize that our services left something to be desired. We are glad that you enjoyed the cleanliness and our lovely rooms.... More

Farmersville, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We enjoyed another great stay at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. This was our 7th visit. We love to get a lakeside cabin. The view of the lake is majestic and panoramic. The cabin was clean and comfortable. We highly recommend this resort. Great place to get recharged.

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franciscanlodge, Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

What a compliment that you have returned to see us at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge 7 times! We appreciate your continued patronage. Thank you for your kind words about our clean and comfortable cabins. Lake Tahoe is the perfect spot to recharge and get away from the city. We cannot wait to have you back again. Please contact us to... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a nice location on the lakeshore, although some units are on the other side of the very busy highway. We had a unit with a separate lounge/kitchen and double bedroom. All nice and clean, very homely although it would be nice to have more daylight in there. Staff really don't go out of their way to be friendly... More

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Right on the beach with a panoramic, unbeatable view of the lake! Rooms are decorated with a bear theme. Cute, but a little overdone. The attitudes of the women working the office really took away from our vacation experience. Mary was often standing right in front of the office door smoking (ewww) and was curt and gruff. Janette treated me... More

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in unit 29 and 62. Unit 29 was lakefront though from a side angle but it was a clean and comfortable one bedroom unit. It fit all 6 adults and 1 child for the night as there is a queen in the bedroom, 2 twins in the living room and an additional queen sofa bed. My nephew is 4... More

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Address: 6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe Vista
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Number of rooms: 58
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