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Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Farmersville, California, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
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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Roseville, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I bought a groupon and stayed over Spring Break. The elderly woman in the front desk, was very rude, and not friendly at all. The rooms were not very clean, it seemed like the bedding wasn't washed. The blanket in the closet had a sticker attached to it, I doubt it was washed. Good thing I brought my own blanket.... More

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Pacifica, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

The customer service was horrible!!! The office is closed on Sunday after 5pm and they didn't even tell us that they were closed. We drove 5 hrs to show up to a empty office and no room for us. They claimed they put a envelope on the door for us with a room key but they did not. The least... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed in cabin 20 (lakeside, right next to the sand). This is the place to relax and wind down. We attended a lovely wedding on the property. Very nicely remodeled cabin. Great place for families and great beach. Very nice staff too!

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Petaluma, California
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8 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Our family has been vacationing at the Franciscan for 40 years, more often than not. The place seems to only get better with time. Each unit is tastefully decorated in a cozy Tahoe way - themes of bears and trout abound. Each unit has a small kitchenette, equipped with what you need. gas bbq are scattered around the property for... More

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new york
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19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed in number 14 for just one night in early August and really enjoyed it. It is so peaceful and quiet, and the beach is nice and not too crowded. The room was reasonably priced for the location, very close to the lake and very clean. You can walk to a few restaurants and bars which is nice. They... 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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Franciscan is a great place to stay in the winter, spring, summer or fall. We have a large selection of rooms to accommodate one & up to nine people in one unit. Small studios with one queen,large studios that sleep four, one bedrooms that sleep four, 2 bedrooms that sleep six to eight & one four bedroom that sleeps nine. All units have fully equipped kitchenettes, charming decor, and very cozy atmosphere. All units have porches, we have a sandy (snowy) private beach, summer a heated swimming, volley ball court, horse shoe pit, bbq's, and a great family atmosphere. ... more   less 
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