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“Nice Alternative Hotel In Tahoe” 3 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #18 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
California
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Nice Alternative Hotel In Tahoe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This hotel is located within walking distance of the Nev state line. The room was on the small size but did have a work table, however, it was not located near an electrical outlet. Therefore, I used battery power on my laptop. The room was clean including the bath, however the bathtub/shower drain was very slow. The bath room had a nice granite countertop. The room also had a mini fridge and microwave.
There is a complimentary breakfast of the standard fare but also included biscuits and gravy, sausage, boiled egg,etc. Overall a good breakfast. The breakfast area is also small. Staff was very helpful and accomodating. Complimentary coffee in the lobby. Once the coffee was out and the staff gladly made more. A nice place to stay, in lieu of the casino hotels.

Room Tip: Has complimentary guest parking on site
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
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Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express here in South Lake Tahoe. We are very fortunate to be in such a good location. I am very proud of the level of service we offer our guests and am happy you had a good experience. In some of our rooms, the electrical outlets are located on the desk lamp if not on the wall by the desk. Feel free to call to front desk for assistance, as we are here to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I understand that our breakfast area can get very full at times. I wanted to make sure that you are aware that we do offer to-go trays for our guests.

We hope to see you again soon!
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Rating summary
  • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Excellent lodge to stay in, the brekfast included is really good for the price. The rooms are comfortable I stayed with my friends. Heavenly is real close to the hotel so don´t miss the chance to go for snowboarding! I recomend to go on february to get real snow, however if it is not snowing the park make their own snow up in the mountain. The only bad thing is that there are not many ways to get to the north so you better rent a car. A shopping center is near as well and if you are lucky you may find atttractive discounts in Roxy´s.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, December 25, 2012
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I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here in South Lake Tahoe. We are very lucky to be in such a great location, and proud that our guests can easily access all the wonders of Lake Tahoe. The local transportation has connecting transit that can take you to north lake tahoe and reno if rental cars are not available. I hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

I am writing this in my room as I take a rest before heading back home tomorrow. Place is cozy, staff is warm and friendly and so easy to register. Took me less than 5 minutes to complete. If this is the way they attend to their guests, then people will just keep coming back. Family enjoys this place as it is central to everything. We definitely recommend this to anyone who seeks for a place that is clean and quiet and with friendly staff.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
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I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe. We only aim to provide the highest quality of service. I hope you will come and us again soon and relax in front of the fireplace in our main room on a cold snowy morning!


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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This hotel property is older, the doors are on the exterior of the building, and are broken into 3 or 3 large buildings. The room has the bathroom along the full width of the room in the rear of the hotel room. The TV is smaller, but there are a few wooden cabinets for clothes while the bathroom was remodeled with marble 'type' tabletop. The negatives, I was awoken up by the person in the top room (2nd floor) when they used their bathtub. The breakfast is the typical HIE filler, nothing good. Not even chocolate milk was available in the fridge. There is a very nice diner restaurant in the same parking lot, I had breakfast there and it was very good. This is a good place to stay that is affordable. No weight room, a hot tub room near the laundry was available. This property did not have access to the Lake, it was walled off on the edges of the property.

Room Tip: Top Floor, so none above will wake you up when they shower.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
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I'm sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations during your stay here in South Lake Tahoe. We are very proud of our newly renovated rooms and are always improving to give a more updated feeling. Also, thank you for the suggestions on the breakfast we are continually looking for new ways to improve the satisfaction of our guests stays. We are centrally located to many great restaurants, and just a quick 5 minute walk to the beach. I welcome a personal conversation for any other questions or concerns. We hope you'll return again soon and thank you again for choosing us!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Did a tour of California Sept 2012 and stopped here for 1 night, with parents, great location, short stroll to the centre, casinos, restraunts etc. great hotel, heated pool, lovely breakfast. We would recommend stopping here. Parents returned 4wks later for a night as it was so nice.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Hotel S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review of our property. We are glad that you were able to enjoy all of the great amenities that our property has to offer. If you return this winter, make sure you experience the warm relaxation of our indoor hot sauna and large welcoming jacuzzi.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Its only human to make a mistake, it is what you do after that makes a difference. Little touches make a big difference. We asked for a roll away bed for our 4 day stay and were told at the last minute that it was not possible due to fire laws. It was then that this could have turned sour yet the effective customer service skills of Indee at the front desk made this hotel earn 5 stars. She fixed the issue right away, took 10 minutes to tell me about all the great things Lake Tahoe has to offer, and even handed us maps and coupons. She even suggested where to get dinner. This is what its all about.. period. I can overlook the dated decor, not so great breakfast, no lake view, and proximity to a busy street but you can't overlook great service. I am very grateful to her great service and will definately stay again, thanks Indee!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Waitingtoexhale,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe,CA. It is true that the fire code does not allow us to add a roll-away bed in our Two-Double-Bed rooms. This is because there would not be sufficient space to navigate for evacuation in case of an emergency. However, a roll-away bed is allowed in every other type of room that we offer. I am very happy to hear that our front desk associate (Indee) was able to turn the situation around for you. Your kind words will be communicated to all of our staff, especially Indee. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, have a wonderful day!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Older hotel but well maintained. Our room was very comfortable. The location is convenient to restaurants and to casinos if you are so inclined. This hotel is a short distance from th ed Nevada state line.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
It is great to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We are happy to provide a clean and comfortable atmosphere! Your kind words will be communicated to our housekeeping staff.
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#15 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#15 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*
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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