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Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3961 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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“Very good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Extremely friendly staff. Wonderful location within walking distance to anything you need. Very clean and updated appearance. Nestled in the pines makes for a resort type setting. Great breakfast selection in the morning. A bit pricey but what hotel in Tahoe isn't? Easy driving distance to major attractions and beaches.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We only stayed one night and it was worth the price I got through Priceline. It has free parking, free Internet, and free breakfast. It's close to everything and very clean and updated. Carpet needs to be replaced, but it's livable. Would stay again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

We never visited Lake Tahoe before and only stayed for one night. But we were not disappointed ! The rooms are large, clean and well furbished. Great swimming pool that is however out of the sun in the later afternoon. We stayed on the ground level and had some noises from the guests on the floor above us. Breakfast is a bit basic but the kids loved the automatic pancake machine. The staff was kind and helpful and recommended a great boat tour on the Lake (Lake Tahoe Queen) that made our short stay there a true success. Especially since we were offered a late check-out at 2 pm provided we were or became member of the Inter Continental Club.

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Medford, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This hotel was clean and had all the amenities we were looking for except for no beach access. If you are looking for walking distance to casinoes, shopping, and nightlife, this location is perfect. We enjoyed the fireplace, jacuzzi, and generously sized bedroom and bathroom.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We came to Tahoe for a very last minute wedding on the lake and were pleasantly surprised by this location. We didn't get to the hotel until 10 pm and check-in was a breeze! Our room was very quiet (we were on the third floor) and it was very clean also! We walked down to Harrah's casino, whcih was a breeze. Very convenient-Great location! Zephyr's Cove is easy to get to also. The wedding we attended was on a boat that went out to Emerald Island. It was nice to wake up to a cont. breakfast with eggs, sausage, donuts, and yogurt. The staff is very friendly and I would definitely recommend you to stay here!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We had never been to South Lake Tahoe and booked thought AAA. The hotel is close to nice shopping areas and across street from Heavenly Ski Resort ....also close to Stateline casinos, all within walking distance. Close to Lake itself and easy driving to various hiking/biking trails.
Hotel staff was wonderful! Everyone that we encountered was friendly and very helpful. Our room was quiet, clean and spacious.Complimentary breakfast was available in large room/lobby with lots of choices.
I would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Stayed one night during our tour of California. Our itinerary only permitted the one night, but would love to return to the area and would happily stay at the Holiday Inn Express.

We had 2 rooms booked, and arrived early, only one room was ready, so we piled the luggage into one room and after advice from the two people on reception, set off on a round the lake drive. It would take about 2 and a half hours if you didnt stop to take photographs, but we took around 5 hours. Some of the views, particularly Emerald Bay were truly spectacular. We also walked along some of the shoreline, and I would love to return.

The hotel itself was clean and the rooms we had were huge with an even bigger bathroom. Service from the front desk was excellent with good knowledge of the area. Breakfast room a little cramped in the morning but we soon had a seat.

Large pool and hot tub, which I had to myself at 7pm in the evening, so enjoyed a peaceful swim.

Ate at Applebees next door, good chain resatuarant food.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe

Address: 3961 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#15 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#16 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe 2.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express, South Lake Tahoe is centrally located on Hwy 50, nestled in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Getting here is fast and convenient too. Only 60 miles from the Reno Tahoe Airport with shuttle service or auto rental available. We are the ideal place to enjoy fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery and natural landscaping. The Holiday Inn Express is just minutes from Lake Tahoe, Nevada Stateline Casinos, Skiing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Movie Theaters, Boat Cruises, and so much more! Our facilities include an Seasonal Outdoor Pool and Spa, and year round Indoor Spa and Sauna Room. We are a completely Smoke-Free facility. Our hotel features include Complimentary Express Start Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access and Local Phone Calls. You are close to Restaurants and Night Life yet amid graceful Pine Trees. Visit South Lake Tahoe, CA and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express. ... more   less 
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