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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
East Hampton, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I normally don't stay at "express" hotels but the reviews were good so thought I would try it. The room was clean, quiet, and very reasonably priced, compared to some of the other hotels in the area. Breakfast is free but not to my liking. If you are picky about your breakfast food there are may places within walking distance.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • 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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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Spent one night on vacation. Great front desk. I asked for a shower stool when I registered and they were at the door with one when I got to room. Great location, good breakfast, great little Inn. Would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln, CA, USA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed two quiet nights at this property, in a nice-sized king room. They include a nice breakfast buffet and free Wi-Fi. What I especially liked were two separately-controlled lights in the ceiling, making the room brighter than most hotel/motel rooms. The staff was friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Prescott, Arizona
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8 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is an old hotel-motel.Our room were in a bldg a significant distance across a parking lot from the office/breakfast room. Rooms are elaborately decorated, clean and service good, but beds & pillows & linens are horridly cheap and very old!.No ice or soda machines was located in the building where our room was located. Advertised exercise room was also in an out-of the way building. The advertising did not indicate that there were no elevators in some buildings.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear 19022013,

Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. Your satisfaction is important to us and we try hard to make sure all of our guests have a rewarding experience at our hotel. My apologies for any disappointment you may have had with our facilities. Please be assured that these will be looked into and that your comments will be used to monitor future improvements needed.

Thank you again for your review and we hope to have an opportunity of welcoming you back again soon.

Sincerely,

Karen C
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Austin, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights using our points. The hotel is in a perfect location for walking around S. Lake Tahoe and was a close drive to good hikes, dinner and more.

The breakfast was typical for Holiday Inn Express. The room we had was recently remodeled and was fine for our two nights. The pillows were a bit uncomfortable, but we never asked for others.

Kim at the front desk was amazingly helpful with lots of suggestions for activities and dinner. She was very friendly and did her job very well.

The stay was quiet and the location perfect. I dont know the pricing, but it is a good place to stay in South Lake Tahoe. Most places in Tahoe are older and this location was nice as it has been well maintained and updated.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I was very happy with the Holiday Inn Express and will definitely stay here again. It is great for larger families. The queen beds were not uncomfortable and the sofa bed had a nice air matress which was far nicer than most pull out sofa beds. Everyone slept well. The breakfast offered was not amazing but got everyone by until lunch. The room's kitchenette was nicely equipped and would have been well used had we stayed longer. The casinos and shops are really close by. The location was very convenient for our quick family Tahoe/concert trip. For families with 5-6 this is a great place to stay at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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North Carolina
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37 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a comfortable little Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe. Staff are very pleasant and the facility is clean and comfortable. Rooms have micro, fridge, and coffee-maker. Only two floors (no elevator). Rooms in front have a view of the pool and hot tub. Location is great, just a couple of minutes from the state line! We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to South Lake Tahoe and the Holiday Inn Express. WE actually have an elevator in one building that is 3 stories high. We enjoy being close to all attractions and am pleased you had a great time. Hope to see your again.
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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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