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“Good location and they allow dogs” 3 of 5 stars
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Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Timber Cove Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Santa Cruz, California
1 review
“Good location and they allow dogs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good things about this hotel is the location and that they allow pets. However, it's expensive and you can find a nicer hotel for that of price if you book in advance. Make sure your keep a copy of you reservation so they respect the price.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Brandon R, General Manager at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Ana,

Thank you for your review and for returning my correspondences and for letting us make it right for you. As you stated in your email to me, you will be back in Tahoe again. We hope this means that you will be staying with us again and bringing your puppies.

P.S. We not only allow dogs; we love dogs and the unconditional love that they provide.

Kind regards,

Brandon
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Santa Rosa, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

DO NOT get a room next to a stairwell. You will not sleep!!! When ordering at the tavern, insist they right your order down. Chances are you will get the wrong food. Other Than that. Nice place good location. Don't believe I will ever stay there again. There are other places in south shore that have more value for the dollar.

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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Brandon R, General Manager at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Dale,

Thank you for your constructive feedback. I'm terribly sorry that we didn't deliver on the experience you deserve and expected as a hard working American. We will take your feedback and utilize it in the training for our team members in the Tavern.

Kind regards,

Brandon
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Modesto, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was during Valentines/Presidents day weekend. The place felt like it was close to capacity. Each and every staff member we encountered was friendly and helpful. While waiting to check in, we were handed a flute of champagne. Nice little touch. The property has some exterior deferred maintenance that could be done, parking was free but horrendous at times and the room was very basic but not terribly disappointing (no fridge, although they say one can be brought to the room, if requested) We were in room B304 on the third floor overlooking the lake. We were thrilled with the location of this room as we only had people on one side of us. The walls are thin and the walkways have a somewhat hollow sound so I can see where noise could be an issue. Although having a room right on the lake was nice, we did have some noise & language issues coming up from the drinking frat-aged beach visitors below. Additionally, I watched this group get in a car in our parking lot when they left. It appears that the resort parking lot is used by the public and not just resort guests (which, in part, could be the reason for the parking issue). I imagine this could be a more significant problem during the summer months. We appreciated the restaurant on the pier being so close by but it's not a place a person would eat often...more of a special night out kind of place. Great food but very pricey. We wish we had taken advantage of the tavern/grill inside the lobby as it appeared to do very well. We wouldn't be opposed to staying here again but wouldn't do so if we were wanting a quiet, romantic getaway. This was a last minute, spontaneous trip. Reservations were made 2 days before the long holiday weekend. We were unable to find anything available anywhere else so we were willing to give this unfamiliar place a try. We had prepared ourselves mentally for a different experience than we're accustomed to. Taking all things into consideration, we had a very nice time and the place exceeded our expectations. We would be willing to recommend The Beach Retreat & Resort to friends & family with a few pointers to insure a pleasant stay.

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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got in late on a Saturday night, last-minute booking. Staff was accommodating and helpful, courteous and went out of their way to ensure that our 1-night getaway was wonderful. We were upgraded to a lake-view room on the bottom floor. Fireplace, in-room Starbuck's coffee, waking up to a beautiful view of the lake the next morning....."ahhhhhh". It was fabulous and we will be back!

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Brandon R, General Manager at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Greetings Joann V.,

Thank you for driving all the way from Fresno, CA and the San Joaquin Valley, tremendous producers of our U.S. agriculture, to stay with us at our lovely resort.

I'm pleased to hear that you had a "fabulous" time and that our team members provided you with great service. We look forward to your future visit.

Best regards,

Brandon
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Sacramento, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommended to anybody because it was a very nice hotels and afforate price, the bed was comfortable and their service was very good. Even though it was raining very hard during our stay, we just stay inside our hotel room turn on the fireplace and watch cable.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
    • 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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Brandon R, General Manager at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Kate,

Thank you for your outstanding review! Tahoe is a wonderful place to be with your family even when Mother Nature is cleaning our environment with rain and providing the Earth with a well deserved and needed drink of water.

Again, thank you for your review and your optimistic view on life.

Kind regards,

Brandon
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Monterrey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this perfect hotel, is just at the lake, it feels like a beach hotel, it has pretty nice common areas, pool and hot tub which I didn't use it was too cold. The room is pretty small but it has all what you need, it has a fireplace and a/c. 5 mins drive to heavinly center, we actually didn't have to drive a lot, it is near of the turistic spots. I really loved the curb appeal and quiteness of this hotel, I hope to come back in the Summer.

  • Stayed February 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon R, General Manager at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Karla G,

Thank you for your favorable review of our property and for you charming and cozy description. It's a pleasure to provide hospitality to guests that have such an appreciation for what we are and what we do.

We look forward to your return visit.

Warm regards,

Brandon
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Fairfield, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I called several places around South Tahoe to see about accommodating our puppies for a weekend stay. We have 3 dogs which was against their stated policy so I asked Jeremy at the front desk. He said he would have to talk to his GM in the morning. To my great surprise he called back about 30 minutes and accepted. This seems so simple but very few places would actually have cared enough to go this far. For this reason alone we stayed there.

The Hotel is in the perfect location, especially for dog lovers as there is a huge, beautiful beach for them to run. We stayed over a super Bowl weekend do we virtually had it to ourselves. Not sure his crowded it gets in summer. Bar and pool looked nice enough although we didn't utilize them when we were there. Our room was adequate. Not the most updated rooms but decent value. Dark, comfortable, and everything worked properly.


  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Brandon R, General Manager at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear HookemNick,

I remember that call from Jeremy that night. It was supposed to be our little secret, but being a dog lover myself, I made an exception to the rule. Besides, I was told that they were 3 tiny little puppies that were equivalent to 1 regular size puppy.

I am glad Jeremy went above and beyond to take care of your request.

Kind regards,

Brandon
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Address: 3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Timber Cove Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#7 On the Beach Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe 2.5*
Number of rooms: 262
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Timber Cove Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Best Western Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Best Western

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