Upon check in the front desk staff was friendly. After a ten dollar tip he gave us extra bath robes for the hot tub which was nice since there were 5 of us. We had a German exchange student staying with my wife and 2 daughters. We wanted to show her Lake Tahoe. The location of the hotel was great. Right across the street from the lake with great views, and close to state line. Now the bad. I asked for an upper floor so we would have better views of the lake. I was told that all suites, which we had were on the ground floor. I was not told this at booking and was disappointed. The room itself was shaped funny, and it had a 1970's type of feel to it with the furniture and layout. The bathroom layout was even worse. The sink is right in front of the bathroom door, so you got hit by the door when it was opened. When we went to use the hot tub at night the water was hot, but the jets were not working. Again disappointed. I saved the worst for last. When i used the room coffee pot in the morning, I found an old used coffee packet in the grounds holder. This grossed out my wife and I. What do you say to that. The pot also had old coffee stains in the bottom. I would never stay at this hotel again. Great views, but overall very disappointing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inn by the Lake is conveniently located across the street from Lake Tahoe's El Dorado Beach. Heavenly Mountain Resort is a mile away and the Inn's mid-town location offers easy access to all that Tahoe has to offer. We have a fully equipped fitness room, sauna, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)and bi-level spa. Enjoy our family fun center, Tahoe Bowl - featuring Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza and Lane 17 Sports Bar. Bear Beach Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for your family dining pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn By The Lake Hotel South Lake Tahoe
- Hotel By The Lake
- By The Lake Tahoe