We booked this hotel the night before we arrived on our motorcycle trip through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The room we got was the King Great Room which was a single King bed in a very large room. Each room has its own balcony but the balcony is not private meaning that you can see your neighbor on theirs (no side walls) and each balcony is only about 4 feet out from the sliding the door and about 8 feet long; so not much space. The views from the pool building are obstructed partially from trees that are in front of the hotel but you can still see the lake somewhat. The hotel is on the inside of the street that runs between the property and the lake so you are not ON the lake. The rooms in the lake building are closer to the street so you can see the lake better. I am not sure if those rooms are more expensive or not but something you might consider.
The rooms are clean and well done. It does have a 1960 or 1970 feel to some of it but nothing extreme and I liked it actually. Seeing the razor blade metal disposal unit with the mirror was neat and you will have a large bathroom with a small hallway.
The bathrooms are clean and the people at the front desk are very nice. The hot tub was not in service as they were updating it but the pool was open. You get cool robes to wear while there too. you get a private mini fridge and microwave. When we arrived our room's AC was not working (it is a central set up rather than a window unit) very well so the front desk put us in another room right below very quickly.
You are by a lot of things in South Tahoe. There is a Safeway nearby and a lot of great places to eat. If you like the water at sunset, go to the Boathouse on the Pier (or sometimes called the Bistro on the Pier) which is just down the block. Reserve a balcony table early though. You will sit on the balcony and watch the sun set over the west mountains.
All in all it is a good hotel with a very courteous staff.
- 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