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“Pleasant Place, Good Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe

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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
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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“Pleasant Place, Good Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Well run, clean, close to the action. You can walk to restaurants, casinos and shopping. If you don't want to hear clomping kids above you, ask for a second story room. Otherwise this place is very handy, plus the breakfast is acceptable.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, June 25, 2013
Kathryn C

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the HIEX in South Lake Tahoe. The summer season does attract more families to our area and we do our best to accomodate our guests. Our breakfast hostesses do work very hard on our breakfast and we are glad you were able to enjoy it. Thank you very much for choosing us and we hope you will come see us 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

While looking for a last minute, 2 night stay on a road trip, I was rather unsure at the selection I found online. Seemed my choices were sketchy looking or very expensive. I have stayed at other HI before, so opted to try it. Glad I did! Room was remodeled and very clean. Exterior leads me to believe HI purchased and have put care into the old place. I did not use the pool, but found it an easy walk to marina, restaurants, and the big shopping/entertainment area across the street. The breakfast was great, and staff pleasant and cheerful. We had some heavy walkers in the room above, but not unexpected. There is plenty of parking, but caution, you will get pollen and maybe pitch from the pine trees on your car. I thought they did a great job keeping the footpaths free of that.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, June 25, 2013
ETicketRide

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are very proud of our maintenance staff and the great job that they do maintaining our property. Unfortunatley the summer time does bring pollen and tree sap, so you were very wise in avioding it since it does become rather stubborn to take off. Thank you again and we hope you will choose us again on your next visit to Lake Tahoe.
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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Enjoyed our two-night stay in the double queen bedroom suite w/fireplace and kitchenette. Our room on the second floor was clean and spacious. A nice bonus was the sleeper sofa with the inflatable mattress...son loved it! This Memorial weekend was especially cool, especially at night so the glass enclosed fireplace created a cozy atmosphere.

Didn't use microwave, but the fridge and coffee maker came in handy. The long outside vanity made up for the limited counter space in bathroom and the double flat screen TVs were a nice feature if only we could stay awake after busy day! Normally light eaters, the complementary breakfast spoiled us and kept us going until our next meal.

Just a short walk to restaurants, stores, casinos and a quick escape by car out of the parking lot made this HI Express a good home base for activities!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, June 18, 2013
Shimadog

Thank you very much for your lovely comments! i'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe. Our Family Suit is definitley one of our more popular and spacious rooms. We feel very lucky to also be in such a central location to several restaurants and shopping.The memorial day weekend really kicked off all the summer fun for Lake Tahoe and now that the weather is starting to allow more activities, we hope to see you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

There are so many casino hotels here that reek of cigarette smoke, I made the mistake of staying in one my first night then switched to Holiday Inn Express. This is wonderful! Clean rooms, friendly staff and close to everything I need. Bathrooms are sparkling clean. Newer furniture and carpeting in rooms. I would stay here over any of the large casino hotels in town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
travelswithkids43501

Thank you very much for your lovely comments! We are very proud of our staff and i am glad to hear that we could make you feel welcome. The smoky atmosphere of the larger casinos does tend to deter some people which is understandable; especially with the lovely weather and scenery! Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again soon!
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I must say, the hotel room is very clean. The price is reasonably given the location of the hotel. It's a three star hotel but I can tell you, the room is cleaner than places like Harrah's or Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort, formerly Embassy Suites. For me, the bathroom cleanliness says a lot about the hotel and Holiday Inn takes the cake. It's kinda like how people will judge you just by looking at your shoes regardless if you have a nice suit on.

I would avoid overrated and overpriced places like Harrah's, Harvey's or Marriott because you are not getting what you paid for. Another plus is the free breakfast. Can't complain given the fact that breakfast at local eatery will cost about $20 for a family of four. My only pet peeve is with other patrons during breakfast. I mean, for crying out loud, if you are finished get up and leave so that other patrons can sit down and enjoy their meal. I don't mind them sitting down for prolonged period if the breakfast area is light on traffic. I've seen several families just sat there after finishing their meals while 10 or more people struggling to get their meal and finding a seat. Show some courtesy for crying out loud.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 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, June 11, 2013
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I'm happy to hear that you enojyed your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe.I am proud to say that our housekeeping staff does an amazing job of maintaining our rooms. I completely agree about a clean restroom, it is a must. I do appologize about the inconvenience in the breakfast area, since it is a self serve area people tend to loose track of time especially during the more popular seasons. Thank you very much for choosing us and i hope you will keep us in mind for your next trip to Lake Tahoe!
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Rye, NY
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This HIE is set back from the busy road so the rooms are quiet but guests can still walk to restaurants and stores. We received extensive help from the from the desk with ideas for restaurants and attractions we wouldn't have thought of such as a trip to Virginia City. The rooms are well designed and nicely decorated.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 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, June 11, 2013
jj435Rye

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe. Our staff is very knowledgable and are always happy to help with meal suggestions and activities. Thank you for choosing us and hope you'll keep us in mind for your next trip to Lake Tahoe.
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Rye, New York
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This was a uniquely designed Holiday Inn Express in that it fit architecturally into its surroundings. That aside, the room was spacious and spotless. Breakfast was very good; wi-fi was excellent. The hotel was located a short walk from the Stateline casinos, and there were many good restaurant choices. Front desk staff were very helpful with restaurant and touring suggestions. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 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, June 11, 2013
bjohn435

Thank you very much for your lovely comments! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe. We are very proud that we differ from most other HIEXs and that we can really adapt to the lovely mountain scenery, it just adds to the experience! Thank you again, and i hope you'll come join us again soon!
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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 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#15 Family 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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