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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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eufaula, ok
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Put handicapped upstairs - they have no elevator. No ice machine, no vending machine or laundry on premises. Uncomfortable furniture and extremely small shower. No air conditioning and it was 85 degrees during the day. Had to open all the windows and heard highway noise all night long. Too pricey - $223 per night to have no amenities!!

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 days in cabin 53, it really had everything we could ask for. I cooked breakfact everyday, it had everything I needed. Many upgrades throughout, the seemingly new bed and linens were of fine hotel quailty.The location was pretty perfect for where we hung out. Close to Truckee for great shopping, a few miles from Christy Hill Restaurant... More 

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

Thank you for your glowing review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge and all Tahoe has to offer. We are perfectly located for activities all around Tahoe. Our cabins are wonderful equipped with kitchens and everything you need to enjoy a wonderful vacation. Please let us know next time you would like to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I've stayed at lakefront cottages here before and thought it was a decent value, at $240/night in the summer, #18 is dark, faces the parklng lot, and was subject to road noise and other cabin noise all night. The manager was neither helpful nor sympathetic when we asked to be moved, immediately upon seeing the cabin. There are better... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We apologize that you found your stay overpriced. It is our high season, and therefore prices are at the highest point all year. Additionally we apologize for our manager seeming to be unsympathetic. We are sold out completely, so there unfortunately wasn't anything they could do. We hope you will come visit us again. Fall... More 

Claremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Front desk couldn't have been nicer, and the location is great in Tahoe Vista ... but for the price (about $240/night), the room was dingy, small and uncomfortable. It felt like a $150 room to me. I'd pay that much for a lake view, but not for one on the forest side looking out over a parking lot.

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. Summer is our busiest time of the year and therefore our rates are at a premium, as our location really cannot be beat. We will pass along your comments to our management and homeowners. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

Mountian View, CA
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much improvement from last year on Franciscan's customer care. The office staff was pleasant and helpful. Room was attended to each day and the old bath towels were replaced. This is such an awesome location for families, you just don't get the gorgeous lake view and beach front at other hotels/lodges. Keep up the improvements Franciscan Lodge, we enjoying our... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed our staff and your room. Our lakefront location and views cannot be beat, we agree! Thank you for coming back and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location! Cabins (rooms) are OK, the ones by the highway are a bit noisy. Lakeside is a must. Pricing is fair, recommend off season for a nice quite get away. Staff are good and helpful and will direct you to good activities and establishments.

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

Thank you for your review. All of our cabins are owned by homeowners and therefore all unique. Our lakeside cabins are the most popular of course! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as our friendly staff. We hope to see you again soon at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't usually write reviews, but I felt so disappointed with this hotel that I had to. We stayed in a 1 bedroom mountain side lodge with my wife and 2 young kids. The location of the hotel is great. It is close to the beach and other amenities that North Tahoe has to offer. That is where it ends.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. We are a property of individual homeowners and each homeowner chooses their own furniture and appliances. We do have fans available and will make that more apparent in the future. We are so sorry that you did not have adequate air flow and that your refrigerator was broken, but happy that... More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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 

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