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Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

2.5 of 5 6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 

Birmingham, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 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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franciscanlodge, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge! Our location right on the lake as well as the kitchens in our units mean that you can experience a home away from home while enjoying a great location, central to many Tahoe attractions. You are correct that Tahoe experienced low water levels... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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franciscanlodge, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Fransciscan, and that you got to enjoy the stunning beaches of Lake Tahoe. The Franciscan does offer its own private beach as well as a central location on the shores of Lake Tahoe, with many famous beaches and North Tahoe landmarks only a short... More 

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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24 reviews 24 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 

Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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Address: 6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franciscan Lakeside Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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