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“Beautiful view” 4 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 #26 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came up earlier than planned and were able to check in with no problem. The view is gorgeous and the room is very clean. I would definitely stay again. There are hammocks by the beach which will be nice when it warms up a little. Everybody is very nice and helpful here.

Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If is available and with extra money you can request a room with the view of the mountains in snow,beach and the lake.I have room B 255 which has a nice & cozy with a king size bed we sleep all tree of us(me,husband & baby girl) at second floor,with a small balcony where was 2 chairs,bring your own pillow if you can,I personal can't sleep well because of the pillow,they have extra pillow but there was not on my comfort zone.Room has a shower but the shower had can't be removed is fixed,has a fireplace and works excellent we try it,sadly,room doesn't have microwave,small fridge.Coins laundry machine is downstairs.The hotel has outdoor pool,Jacuzzi and a nice lobby with fireplace in the middle of the area and a bar. Somebody call us at 3 in the morning,so is better to disconnect the phone for your piece of mind.I give them 4 stars for location.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vacaville, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great room.
Very romantic honeymoon room. Nice fireplace and jetted tub was lovely. Will go back to this hotel again. The price through travelzoo was very affordable and our upgrade was reasonable. Glad to have found this place.

Room Tip: Need refrigerator and microwave in room
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  • Stayed March 2015, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Woodland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time staying there and we loved it! Staff was very friendly and welcoming, our room was clean and has great decor...will be staying there again soon! It's in a great location, and the grocery store across the street was a plus!

Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to give it a "5" except some misunderstanding that occured on our last night. It was not placed on the website nor front desk clerk about $30 fee for the dogs each night. The night front desk clerk sounded rude on the phone but when I clarified things with him at the front desk, he apologized. Otherwise, it is a great place to stay at Lake Tahoe. Tge room was clean. It was so convenient to walk the dogs out for their pee and poo. The lake is fun on summer time. The boathouse food was great. I like the place. I'm sure will come back.

Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
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Brandon R, General Manager at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Dear VmCurrie,

First, our sincerest apologies for coming across rude to you. Our front office manager has read your review and will certainly use your comments as a teachable moment for our team members.

Yes, we are a pet friendly hotel, but we do charge for our best friends. If you have a chance, please go to our Facebook page and check out the Christmas section where we have photos of our two little elves. These are my Shih Tzus, Abby and Gidget. We love our pets here at the BRL!!

I do hope that you come back to our lodge soon and we will do everything we can to get that "5" from you.

Kind regards,

Brandon
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Magalia, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice people, well cared for facility (not new/rooms not large - but we didn't care), great food (in both the Boathouse and the Tavern) and beautiful, artistic gas fire pits scattered around the grounds (cast iron logs and pine needles)! Loved our stay!!

  • Stayed March 2015, 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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Brandon R, General Manager at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Dear Jane M.,

Thank you for your awesome review and for noticing the little details. We can't wait for your return.

I must say, I've never heard of Magalia, California, so I looked it up. It appears it was established during the California Gold Rush with the name of Mountain View in 1849 and changed to Dogtown, CA in 1850 due to a dog breeding operation. In 1861, the name was changed to Magalia, meaning cottages in Latin. At least, this is what the internet is saying, so it must be true:)

I hope I have the opportunity to visit your town one day.

Best regards,

Brandon
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Palo Alto, California
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place delivers great value - I sign up for their newsletter and take advantage of Web deals. The room is nicely appointed, albeit with a few quirks such as the in-room fireplace juxtaposed against the small bathrooms with Motel 6 type of fixtures, like cheap shower door and permanent fixed pump-bottles of shampoo, conditioner, etc. Not to denigrate Motel 6, but you know the type.

It's also nice to have the grounds, common areas, or stroll along the beach when you want to some private time. Free Wifi is fast enough, though the rooms don't have accessible plugs near the bedstand for nighttime phone charging.

All in all, very nice stay from a place that is trying to be upscale but still charges reasonably.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon R, General Manager at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Hello HappytoMeetYou,

Thank you for visiting us from Palo Alto, CA. I had the pleasure of visiting your beautiful town while attending the Notre Dame/ Stanford football game. My Fighting Irish won and unfortunately, Stanford lost (obviously), but both are incredible schools and represent our nation's finest in academia.

Your review was generous and kind and one day we might surprise you with a different shower door.

Best regards,

Brandon
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Additional Information about Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

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:
#4 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#8 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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