We visited the Holiday Inn Express last July while we we're n town for my daughters dance competition. The competition was hel in a casino/resort down the street. We choose to stay at the Holiday Inn to be away from the "casino" atmosphere and we were delighted that it was such a nice place. The room was clean, a little dated looking, but I go on vacation to play so we didn't spend much time in the room. We stayed a week and enjoyed a big room, the heated pool and the morning breakfast. The hotel is within walking distance of great food and South Tahoe shopping.
For the more athletic, there is a beautiful black topped path that runs down the street. I did a good 6 mile run and it wasn't too hilly. For a challenge, there is a road that leads out of town that wold be great for a hilly run or a mountain bike.