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Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming here for 25 years and it never gets old. Best beach on the lake and all the rooms are great. Would recommend anyone to come and stay. When the lake is high enough the pier is great and they have buoys for rent.

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Wow we are thankful to have guests that have been coming to our property for 25 years! We agree that our beach is amazing. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I like this place. It is older as I mention and very well kept up. The place is actually an assortment of vacation condos with some located right on the beach and some located "forest side" which means across the street. Of course the forest side is less expensive. I and my wife had a studio on the forest side... More 

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Franciscan Lake... L, Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

We are so happy that you like us! Thank you for your lovely review. Sounds like you and your wife had a great time on our lakefront property. It's wonderful that you were able to book last minute. The forest side is just right across the street from the lake, and our property is very quiet and peaceful. Please let... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great room right on the sand. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans and the beds were comfy. The pool was super warm and clean. Loved the location. Close to groceries and restaurants, and several areas for mountain biking. It's right on the road, but felt isolated and was pin-drop silent at night, even with all the windows... More 

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review! We are very grateful for your lovely comments, and so happy you found our cabins to be well stocked with comfortable beds. The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge's location is certainly convenient while still feeling far away from it all. We cannot wait to have you back. Please let us... More 

Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We like staying here because of the package that they offer with a very reasonable price. They have microwave, refrigerator, gas stove and kitchen utensils too. We like walking and driving around the area. I've learned from other guests that some rooms (maybe) needs an upgrade but I don't see it that way, as long as everything is working and... More 

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Franciscan Lake... L, Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed staying with us! Very happy to know that your room was well equipped with everything you needed. We are sorry that there was an issue, but happy to hear that it was resolved immediately. You're right; we truly care about all of our guests and we are... More 

Sun Valley-Ketchum, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Franciscan is a wonderful, relaxing place. The folks are very kind and accommodating. I was in the Tahoe area for the better part of April helping my sister who had just come through difficult surgery. I had stayed at the Franciscan in 2011, so on this trip it was my first choice when I had a chance to take... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so pleased to hear that the Franciscan offered you some much needed downtime after your sister's surgery. The Franciscan's relaxed atmosphere and wonderful location really does provide the perfect relaxing getaway. We hope that you'll be back soon! More 

Pollock Pines, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were looking for a reasonable place to get away for a weekend and this hit the spot. Nicely decorated, with fully equipped rooms it was outstanding for the price. Located right on the beach! We will be back!

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge! Our location is wonderful, with a large private beach and only minutes from many Lake Tahoe attractions. We hope that you'll be back soon to relax on our pier! More 

Oakland, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had stayed at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge several times from 2008-2010 without any issues...This place has simple lodging at fair prices for ski weekends in North Lake Tahoe. Fast forward to 2015--we just returned after cutting our trip short...This place is in need of some upgrades to the property as well as the booking process. I really hope Franciscan Lakeside... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We do our best to accommodate our guests in true old-Tahoe fashion, and we are sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations this time around. We have recently installed an online-booking feature on our website , and we are still working on training our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We've been coming to the Franciscan Lodge for over 10 years. The cottages are studios or one-two bedroom units with small kitchens. They are clean and well maintained with updated kitchens, TV, internet and all. Note: internet can be slow. The cottages are fairly priced because the lodge is not located next to a particular ski resort. However the location... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge! We do pride ourselves on offering a cozy getaway at a great value, close to the lake as well as other local attractions. Many of our accommodations offer full kitchens and great views, and are perfect for families. We look forward to hosting you... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We spent three lovely, quiet nights in early November at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, and can understand why families return here again and again. Our cabin was steps away from the beach (not lake front, which was a fair amount more expensive). Log cabin style and decor might not be everyone's taste, but it was fine for a short stay.... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We here at the Franciscan lodge do pride ourselves on offering everything that goes into an exceptional stay to keep our guests returning time and time again. Our private cabins located right on Lake Tahoe certainly do create the perfect peaceful getaway. We certainly hope that you return next fall; it sounds as though... More 

Dominical, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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

Thank you for your review! You are correct, we recently came under new management in order to expand our resources and our offerings to our customers. While our rates have not changed, we apologize that you feel the value offered is less. We value your feedback as a returning customer during this transition, and we encourage you to reach out... More 

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