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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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“Great Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights last week in Room 206.

Its on the ground floor facing the main road. As the main building is about 100metres from the road - you hardly hear any noise.

Fair size room - very clean. The A/C and heater works well/quietly.

Coffee/tea available throughout the day at the reception. Their coffee is strong and good. Great receptionists (even though they serve the same roast - it tasted differently from their sister hotel in Santa Clara - that we stayed 2 nights prior).

Self-service Laundry/dryer available on site at minimal cost.

Highly recommended - great value.

Restaurants are about 5 mins walk away (the Japanese Rest outside the hotel unfortunately only served Sushi - no Ramen/Udon).

For Asians who must have their rice/noodles - there are plenty of very good Thai restaurants (The Orchid Thai Cui at 2180 Lake Tahoe Road) served one of the best sticky rice/mango. We ate there 3 times in 2 days. Portions are huge (for Asians).

TJ Max is a good outlet - if you need to must shop (on holidays!!)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, November 18, 2013
Good Morning Monacoblue, Thank you for your outstanding comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed your recent stay in South Lake Tahoe. We will certainly put the Orchid restaurant on top of our list for Asian foods. We hope you will have another opportunity to visit beautiful lake Tahoe. Thank you again, Pete B
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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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Alameda, California
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

You'll find what you expect for a HI Express. It's a basic motor inn layout where you can park near your room. The rooms are clean and standard, but the bathrooms were impressive. You"ll find an outdoor pool, as well as an both indoor and out door spa. Breakfast was better than anticipated and the location is perfect. A couple of blocks to the downtown shopping, chairlifts, waterfront, and casinos. However, since the hotel is not surrounded by those things and its set back from the street, it feels peaceful and quiet. A great choice for winter or summer.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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, Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hello Ru P,

Thank you for staying with us, sounds like you had a good time. I am happy that you had the opportunity experience the the numerous activities within walking distance from the hotel. Hope to see you again this winter. Have a wonderful day!
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Manteca, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This motel was EXTREMLY CLEAN and very accomodating. We had trouble finding a hotel/motel that would hold a block of rooms for my daughters wedding party. The Holiday Inn Express was very accomodating with holding our block of 10 rooms they had us all together and a great rate. The outside of this motel is very woodsy looking but the inside was all new and decorated nicely.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, October 26, 2013
Dear Wendy D,

I hope that your daughters wedding turned out to be a fantastic experience. I am glad that our staff was able to accommodate your party and keep the rooms close to each other. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of our property, hope to see you again soon!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for one night as we were passing through Lake Tahoe. For a standard room with a king size bed we paid $150. I would say this hotel is just okay. I didn't have a horrible experience, but it wasn't exactly a great one either.

Pros:
1) The room was very clean. I hate walking into a hotel and feeling like it is scummy or gross. This holiday inn did NOT feel like that and I was very happy with how clean everything was.
2) Excellent location! Easy walk to heavenly village and the casinos. Very close to Carrows and Applebees if you are just looking for something quick.
3) Free wifi
4) Spacious and comfy king bed
5) Nice TV and many channels available
6) Free parking right outside the rooms

Cons:
1) Housekeeping!!! First they woke us up early by slamming the cart around very loudly outside. Then they knocked on our door at 8:30am. We told them we were still sleeping but they kept coming by and knocking on our door repeatedly, even after we put in the "please let us sleep for a few more hours" placard. This kept occurring from 8:30-10:30pm. Check out time was 12pm and we felt that housekeeping kept pressuring us to leave, even hours before checkout. I found it very irritating to be woken up in this way and did not appreciate practically being pushed out the door.
2) Continental breakfast was not great. They did have a lot of items to choose from, but all of the items were poor quality. In addition, the way the breakfast area is set up is annoying. It was very crowded and hard to access many of the items we wanted.
3) Although the bathroom was a good size, the bedroom was pretty small overall and felt cramped even for 2 people.
4) Walls seemed like they were paper thin. We could constantly hear people walking by and up/down the stairs.
5) Lack of amenities. I have stayed at hotels for similar prices that had gyms, room service, etc which is always convenient.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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 30, 2013
Dear Megan24209,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. It's nice to hear that you like our clean rooms and convenient location. Our goal is to provide superior customer service and a unique stay to all of our guests. I would like to apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced due to the unacceptable housekeeping service received and amenities. We will address these points and we hope when you return you will see the improvements made. Once again thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Sincerely,

Zelyn N
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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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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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7 helpful votes 7 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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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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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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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