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968 Park Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   968 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #16 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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La Verne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Trendy, good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Second time stay here. It was very nice with great staff. I thought it was a little pricy being between seasons and I think there might be better value in a comparable room nearby for less. I guess one is paying now for the trendiness of the place. This was with a returning guest discount. Don't think I would return for a 3rd visit. Near lots of restaurants and shopping all within walking distance.

Room Tip: Don't get a room facing Park as traffic noise picks up very early.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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968ParkHotel, General Manager at 968 Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thanks for your high rating! We sure hope that you get a lot more than just trendiness! We've set up our rooms with the most comfortable beds around, hand made furniture, flat screen TV's, organic bath amenities, Keurig Coffee machines plus a gourmet coffee bar (that serves beer and wine too!) Plus we have Tahoe's only poolside cabanas, free live music every Saturday and free wine tastings on Fridays.

We do charge more than many of the older hotels in Tahoe but we make sure you get a lot more too!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Valley Springs, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Probably the "greenest" hotel around- great job of recycling in building. Staff was friendly, helpful with directions. Room is basic but comfortable- radiant heating very quiet and effective. Tight parking, but that's the price for the great location. Two free tokens for bar drinks a nice touch.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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968ParkHotel, General Manager at 968 Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thanks for the great review. Hope you can make it back soon!
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Auburn, California
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24 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a great find for the price. Hotel was renovated in a rustic environmentally friendly style. Best of all is proximity to beach and casinos. Past reviews mention lack of air conditioning but in the fall with the windows open, it was quite comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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968ParkHotel, General Manager at 968 Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Glad you like our hotel and our style! Our rooms our comfortable without A/C most of the year but now we have many rooms that do have brand new A/C!
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Los Angeles, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Thanks to Groupon we found this gem of an hotel in Heavenly Village, South Lake Tahoe...incredibly charming people work throughout the hotel: Christina and Jacob and Natasha and Jesse, Brittany and Alfred and Rich and Justin fantastic job! Love the re-cycled wood and metal throughout the building. Easy walk to Lake,village cable car, and everyone at 968 will give great 'local knowledge' advice.

Room Tip: top floor, front south corner
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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968ParkHotel, General Manager at 968 Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
We are so lucky to have some of Tahoe's best people working for us! I'm glad they left you raving and hope to see you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Arrived at 968 Park and were greeted by the amazing Christina! She is a diamond! Nothing was too much trouble, in fact beyond that all the members of staff we encountered were more than helpful and deserve mentioning. Jacob at front desk was really friendly, Natasha behind the bar terrific. Rich on maintenance gave us great advice on places to visit. A special mention to Justin also on maintenance, who has served for his country and now helps to keep 968 looking tip top! Jesse, Brittany and Alfred were also very friendly and helpful.

Having said all this there are a few issues as mentioned by other reviewers, spotty wifi, no proper AC or fridge in some rooms but next to the staff that work there were minor issues and they did everything in their power to quickly address any concerns.

In short if you are planning a trip to South Lakr Tahoe you have to check out this hotel! We extended our reservation twice because we were made to feel so welcome!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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968ParkHotel, General Manager at 968 Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Glad you loved our staff! Just a note on some of things you mentioned. We have brand new AC in our deluxe rooms as well as fridges. Plus out WiFi has been overhauled! Always improving and adding more fun and practical features!
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San Francisco, California
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at 968 Park Hotel recently. Good service, but the rooms are lacking.

Cons
- No A/C in the rooms (which was a first in Tahoe -- it gets hot in the summer). This was a big con.
- Weird note about not using white towels provided in the bathroom for removing makeup. I guess that makes sense - make up can stain. They provided disposible makeup cloths to use instead, but I thought the note was weird and wondered why they didn't just provide darker towels to use for make up (like Basecamp).
- Sink and mirror are really short. Not sure if we were in a unique room (I promise we're not giants! 5'8 & 6'), but for some reason the sink was really low!

Pros
- Good service
- Great location
- Cute bar area with wine tastings and live music in the hotel lobby

They have a good opportunity to reach clientele who don't want to pay the ridiculously expensive rates of Basecamp. Hoping they improve their accommodations soon.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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968ParkHotel, General Manager at 968 Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Brand new A/C is installed with more units slated for the spring!
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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The hot tub was the most disgusting thing I've ever stepped foot into. It was slimy and felt like it hadn't been cleaned in years. I immediately took a shower to wash the scum off of me and was paranoid for a few days after of developing a rash or infection. Overall, our sleeping quarters were okay. The bed was comfortable, which was nice; however, I think the word "green" and "LEED Certified" are a poor excuse to use for cheap products and quality of the room. It's clearly an old hotel and the idea of "reclaimed" materials is a neat concept, but could've been executed better. Additionally, tile floor in hotel rooms is neither attractive nor pleasant to walk on or look at. Finally, the walls are paper thin, which can make for a poor night's sleep, especially as the drunks roll home from the casinos.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 968 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#13 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — 968 Park Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are here to embody Lake Tahoe. To hand deliver to you by Tahoe locals a genuine Tahoe experience. We take pieces of the Tahoe culture, our style, the way we speak, our wood, our stone our history and we share it with you. You'll see it in the rustic industrial look of the hotel, a look that gives it hints of Tahoe's rich mining and ski history but we do it with a modern twist. We are located steps to the Heavenly Ski Village, beautiful Lake Tahoe and just a few blocks from the Stateline Nevada Casinos. You will see our dedication to sustainability in the design of the hotel along with the countless awards and certifications recognizing our efforts. ... more   less 
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