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“Best Stay Ever” 5 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 #25 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
1 review
“Best Stay Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We take a road trip every year for our anniversary to have time to recharge our marriage away from our everyday lives. We have stayed at several different hotels across several states. We can easily rank this as our second, if not tied for first, choice in hotels we've been in. Literally right on tge beach just a short skip away from tbe rooms!

  • Stayed April 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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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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Denver, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel set right on lake Tahoe with some unobstructed views (recommended). The rooms have been recently updated with newer carpet and flat screens. Our room was clean but did have some previous guest remnants in the bathtub. We utilized the gas fire pit to cook some smores while watching the sunset.

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 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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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went away for a great little weekend and stayed at your beautiful hotel. The property was amazing, right on the beach! You have access to everything all around you. The rooms were perfect and loved the fireplace and beach touch. We had dinner at your restaurant on the dock...AMAZING FOOD and had drinks in the lodge! We loved it all! We loved it so much we are hoping to renew our wedding vows and use your facility to bring all our friends to the property for a great time! Thank you!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here last weekend and wee absolutely wowed by this property. Our building was literally ON THE BEACH with a killer view! Fireplace in the darling room. It was not big but clean and cute with a balcony & brand new chairs. The hotel is made up of many buildings, not all of which are on or face the lake. Ask for C Bldg with lake view. We're pretty thrifty when we travel but I do not regret spending a little more for that view!

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my boyfriend for our one year and we loved it. A friend of mine suggested it and I booked it the next week. And I wasn't let down. For the price and location it was a good pick. I recommend for anyone just wanting to get away for a weekend!

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

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Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting and fairly inexpensive. Not the nicest place on the lake, but decent and convenient. Loved the fireplace in room, and the incredible view of the water. We enjoyed walking out on the pier and the kids loved the sandy beach.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose to rate this hotel "average" as that's simply what it was to me. I don't mean this negatively in any regard.
- The kind size bed was nice, not lumpy or uncomfortable.
- The size of the room was standard.
- The shower was large enough for just one person.
- Everything seemed very clean.
- I really enjoyed having an outside balcony that had some chairs to sit in.
- The fireplace was a nice touch and heated the room very quickly. (though I would recommend installing carbon monoxide detectors in the rooms as I believe the fireplaces were gas)
- Plenty of spots to hang our gear after a day of riding at heavenly which was nice.
- The Tavern restaurant had fantastic service but the food was just OK (the BF loved the bison burger, I wasn't overwhelmed with the pot roast sandwich)
- The private beach is really nice (hammocks are a plus when the sun hits that way)
- The outside and inside bonfires are a great place to enjoy a drink
- Easy pick up on the bus to get to the mountain
- Would HIGHLY recommend replacing the dresser in the room with a mini refrigerator.
- No Wi-Fi information in the rooms

I would probably stay here again... Like I said, we heard from a lot of locals that its one of the nicer places to stay in SLT that's not a casino.

I think we were initially turned off when we were checking in to find out that it was previously a Best Western... I think that made us feel like we went from staying in luxury to a standard hotel.

Nothing bad to say about this place. Just make sure you shop for the deals before deciding on staying here.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#4 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#8 On the Beach Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#18 Romantic 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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