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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sun Valley-Ketchum, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
16 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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