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“Loved this little place and great value!” 5 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Loved this little place and great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We found this hotel late one evening when our travel plans had to be changed. The receptionist was friendly and welcoming. The room was spotlessly clean, well decorated with quite a luxurious bathroom with bathing accessories. We only stayed one night, it was quiet and very comfortable. Lots of restaurants close by, including one right next door serving extensive breakfast options. The usual USA self serve breakfast on disposable crockery. However there was a good choice of food including toast.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 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, May 7, 2013
LyndaA

Thank you very much for your lovely comment. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe. We do our best to keep our property up to date, and i am happy that you were able to enjoy that. Thank you for choosing us, and hopefully next time we will be your vacation destination!
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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
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Sydney, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We had a one night stay here as part of our road trip and were very impressed by the size of the room. Check in was friendly and the room was clean and bed very comfortable. The location is excellent and would stay here again and definitely recommend. Only gripe was that on the amenities page of Trip Advisor it said they had a fitness centre which they don't which was disappointing....not sure whose responsibility that is to change.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
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I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe. We are proud of our central location and staff. I appologize for the confusion regarding the fitness center. We do not have an on-site fitness center, but do offer discount passes to the local fitness center. Thank you for choosing us and i hope you'll come visit again soon.
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Hotel is next door to restaurant with family prices. Across the street are plenty of late night options.
Far enough from center of town to avoid noise. Indoor sauna & hot tub open until 10pm is clean for winter fun after a mountain workout. Stayed for 2 nights in regular room w/refrig & microwave.
5 nights stayed in jacuzzi suite rm with fireplace that can see from bedroom or bathroom. Nice!
Can walk to town or Harrah's if prefer to leave your car & take a stroll. You can also walk to Tahoe Queen in opposite direction. Typical HI breakfast. The staff at this hotel is very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again in the future & recommend it to friends. Free off street parking

Room Tip: No Room Service available, but I happen to get sick and they came in middle of night to drop off bed...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
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I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe. We are very lucky to be in such a central location. I'm also happy to hear that you were able to enjoy our amenites such as the spa and sauna which is wonderful after a day of skiing. As the winter wines down i hope you'll come and join us again for some summer activities.
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Incline Village, Nevada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you're ike me, when I go on a ski trip, I like to take in more of the mountains and outdoors than the 24 hour glare of gambling casinos. It took several trips to South Lake Tahoe to figure out where the best place is to stay. I've stayed in many of the hotels but for proximity, cost and quality the Holiday Inn Express is the best place to stay IF you're going to South Lake to snow ski. You don't have to drive up to the base of the mountain if you take the gondola in the center of town and it's not that far to this hotel at all. Maybe 3 to 4 city blocks like those that are in New York City. The hotel serves a continental breakfast that comes with the room that is excellent. For those that like the casino life they are just on the other side of the gondola, so you're close for casinos as well and you can leave your car at the hotel. Late in the evening the county sheriffs are out looking for drunk drivers, which is fine with me, but if you're inclined to over party a bit, (which I'm not), it is another reason to stay out of our car coming home from the casinos. There are a number of other hotel/motels in the area, but the rooms at this hotel are well maintained and perfect for a crash pad coming off the the slopes. ONE MORE THING....don't forget that Lake Take is becoming more of a summer vacation spot as well. There are boat rental places you can find on the net so you can go out and cruise and water ski the crystal clear waters of the prettiest lake in the U.S.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
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Thank you very much for your lovely comments, and i am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with here at the Holiday Inn Expess in South Lake Tahoe. We do strive to provide our guests with the best experience and as a frequent traveller, its good to hear that we could provide you with nothing less. The weather is starting to warm up so i hope you'll come back an join us for some summer fun!
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

It is near to restaurants and stores. It has a Good free breakfast, it's very clean and the service is very good. The pice is 90 to 150 dollars for night. I was there one week ago and My husband and I really enjoy it. The place is pacefull and quiet. It has a free laundry machines and free soap for that. Ask at the reception. Sorry for my English I hope it help you.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
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Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Our convenient location does allow for our guests to walk to several restaurants and shopping. Our 24-hour (coin-operated) laundry is very helpful for guests on long trips. Detergent and fabric softener is always available at the front desk for $.50 a box. Thank you again for choosing the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe, and we hope ot see you again soon!
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San Francisco, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This hotel is great for the price. The rooms are specious, clean and cozy. The food in the restarant was good and the salads were fresh. I found the staff to be warm and friendly. The location was good and very close to Heavenly Ski Resort. For being in the full ski season, I found that the noise level and congestion to be very little, I like the fact that it was away from the casino traffic. I would certainly recomend this hotel to my friends. I think it is a wonderful hotel that would certainly accomidate families or couples with small children.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Hotel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to relate your experience at the Holiday Inn Express. We pride ourselves in caring for families, business travelers and outdoor experiences. We enjoy being close to all and sincerely hope we may serve you again.
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Folsom, California
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I'll start with the parking. Unlike a lot of other places in the area, the parking is free and right outside your room so carrying all the ski gear to your room is easy. The front desk staff are professional and friendly. The room was spacious and clean and the furniture and fittings were all well maintained.The complimentary breakfast is just right and there is coffee available just about 24x7. The hotel is situated just off the road, in the middle of all the shops, convenience stores and eating places you could possibly need and about 10 minutes walk from the Heavenly Gondola. However, if you are in ski boots that walk can be a tad painfull and take a toll on your boots, plan ahead, take shoes and rent a locker or use Ski boot covers.
The hotel itself is old but that just adds to the character of the place, I really liked it. It's quiet, well prices and well located. I will definitley be coming back.

Room Tip: If you have a lot of gear possibly a ground floor room would be a good idea.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thnank you for your kind words and tips for other skiers. The quiet nature of our hotel and convenient location offer many choices for visitors during their stay. We hope you will return to Tahoe and enjoy many of our outdoor activities available year-round.
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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:
#5 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#14 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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