This was our first stay in the South Lake Tahoe area, as we had a number of social events 4 days in a row. The main reason for the choice was location, 2nd was value. As Tahoe has been a destination for decades, many of the facilities around the lake are run down. There a number of exceptions, but the lake is surrounded by facilities way beyond their prime. South Lake has the highest concentration of crusty old motels, all stacked up on the California border. On the Nevada side, you have older casinos with their own issues, least of which is older rooms and, well the casino atmosphere.
That being said, the Blue Lake Inn, though in need of serious updating (worn out carpet, worn out sinks, etc), it was an interesting first experience. Consider as close to camping without having to pitch a tent. The staff was nice, the location was perfect, including free passes to a fee-based beach area with an excellent little lakeside restaurant, plenty of parking, walking distance to the concert facilities, numerous eating choices, supermarket, Edgewood (the celebrity ProAm was this weekend), and for skiers, a short walk to the gondola at Heavenly, and of course, a short walk to the beach...Lake Tahoe and spectacular views!
The value is here if you can look past the cheesy motel feel (you know, the kind you see on TV where if you're seen there, you must be doing something wrong?!!). Have a sense of humor and enjoy a vintage stay!
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