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“Great place to stay in Tahoe!” 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 #17 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Merseyside, England
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31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in Tahoe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2009

I booked 2 nights here quite late after previous arrangements fell through, and it was an excellent choice. Very well located for actvities round Tahoe, such as kayaking and hiking, also surrounded by a very good variety of restaurants. The rooms were huge, very well equipped, wonderfully comfortable beds. Breakfast was the usual 'continental' but of good quality.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2009

Easy to find as it is right on the main street, close enough to all the gondolas and ski lifts, plus a good selection of local eateries etc. Also 5 mins. from the Nevada border so if gambling is your thing then you are in luck.
Room - Huge, although to put this into perspective we did get a complimentary upgrade due to me being a platinum priority card holder....but as I said the double queen suite is vast, 2 bedrooms, large living area with kitchen, fireplace in the main room, bathroom with tub and 2 showers....so cannot fault the room.
Staff – Very helpful, upgraded us without prompt, also gave advice on places to eat and directions etc.
Food – Breakfast is all there is to comment on but this was what you would expect from this level of hotel. Good selection of hot and cold, pastries, cereals, cinnamon muffins etc plus some mighty fine coffee so no complaints from us.
Overall for the price – all things included a great place to stay whether skiing or not.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2009

We stayed at the HI Express in Lake Tahoe for 4 nights while skiing at Heavenly.

The hotel is in a great location for the Gondola and rental places nearby - Heavenly Sports at the base of the gondola are highly recommended with a ski valet service so you do not have to take your skis back to your hotel room.

The room we had was in the newly refurbished wing according to the staff, and was very pleasantly appointed, a very good size, and spotlessly clean throughout our stay.

Breakfast was excellent - the usual fare from HI Express in the the US - good variety of hot and cold options, and well stocked. Reception was open with free tea and coffee also late into the evening.

The hotel also has a free, nice sauna and whirlpool/spa which was great after a day on the slopes. There is an outdoor pool too, but that was closed for the winter season.

We definitely recommend this hotel as a base for skiing in the winter, or in the summer also. The room rate was good value too.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised to see how nice this hotel was. It is in a great location, you can walk to the shops and Heavenly, they have free parking, the rooms are very clean, have new decors, refridgerators, and the front desk people were lovely. I wish that I had stayed here my whole vacation. Plus the price was reasonable. I also travel all over the world, so for me to write a good response means something. :) I would definately recommend this hotel to friends/family.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2009

South Lake Tahoe is a winter holiday resort, lots of ski fields etc. The Holiday Inn was very well located downtown. The room was large and clean. Service was good. Breakfast area small. Good value in an area where it could be quite expensive

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2009

Great little hotel. Perfect location within walking distance to the main shopping, dining, casinos and the South Lake Tahoe pier area. The room was very comfortable and more luxurious than most other Holiday Inn Express I've stayed in. We stayed for two nights and made use of the laundry and spa/sauna facilities. The complimentary breakfast was great with a good selection of cereals and hot food with newspapers and tv. We loved Lake Tahoe, and would definitely choose this hotel on our next visit.

  • Liked — The complimentary spa and the quality of the rooms
  • Disliked — Pool was in the shade so couldn't make use of it
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2008

I would recommend this hotel. We stayed in the building that sits back from the street. It's newly renovated and quiet enough to sleep with the window open. The only thing I didn't like about the room was that the newly installed ventilation unit gives what can only be described as a tiny draft, not what I am used to getting out of an air conditoning unit. The courteous staff explained that the units had recently been installed in all their rooms. I guess it's a sign of the times. I didn't even bother with the continental breakfast, but the staff was great.

  • Stayed September 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe

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:
#14 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#18 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*
Number of rooms: 89
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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