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“Power boat ride on Lake Tahoe” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe

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Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #34 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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“Power boat ride on Lake Tahoe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Great location for access to Lake Tahoe fun. The blacktop road work outside is almost finished...this will take care of the noise and slight odor problems we noticed.
The pool (closed) looked like a good one when in season. The staff opened up the hot tub cover for us in the late afternoon so we could enjoy a soak and the setting sun after our 1/2 day boat trip.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at this particular motel. It is clean and comfortable as well as situated near many things--casinos to groceries.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Service by employees/owners excellent, very friendly and outgoing. Room very clean. TV should be upgraded.
Wash cloths should be of better quality.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

First room given us was not ready for occupants, 2nd room was not great. Limited amount of electric outlets. WiFi not working. Water went out while we were trying to get ready for a wedding. Weren't told that they had a water repair going to take place. Rooms do not look at all like the picture. Very drab and dirty feeling. Not what I was expecting from a Howard Johnsons

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

After traveling for 2 weeks, the Howard Johnson Express in S Lake Tahoe was our next to the last stop for our trip. Having never been to Tahoe before, didn't know what to expect. The manager, Chuan, was fabulous. She took the time to answer our many questions and also gave us great ideas for our time there. After first giving us one room, I asked if there were any with a "lake view" and she gladly switched rooms for us (of course, we were there during the off season - don't expect this kind of service in season). Even though the room decor is right out of the 80's, it was clean, large and the bed was comfy and we did get our view! There is a safe in the room, which is nice if you worry about keeping valuables in your room while you're out, but if you don't use it remember to ask to have the safe charge removed from your bill (all Wyndham properties do this). Also had a microfridge and coffee maker in room. I did have breakfast each morning we were there, and was pretty standard "continental" fare - coffee, milk, juice, toast, muffin, bagel, cereal. If you are looking for more, there is a pancake house right in front of the hotel. As for the roadwork (which the hotel had no control over), understand they have to do it during the time period between summer season and winter snow season. There was no problem getting into hotel, just had to go to stop light (makes sense to me) and turn into parking area in front of pancake house to access hotel (how hard was that?) Sounds as if Cindy W was a little cranky and needed to pick on something. As for staying at another Wyndham property, guess what? They were all right there (Super 8 and Days Inn) with the same road construction.

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aromas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The motel is convenient to dinning, enterainment and recreation - and they welcome dogs. The managers were great to recommend places to eat and provided a 20% discount coupon. The mattress was poor!- broken down at the edges. Replace that and you have a winner.

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Front desk should have made us aware of the 24/7 construction noise so we could have opted to choose a different Wyndham location. We also were not told about the entrance being blocked by road construction and had to double back and find another way in. We arrived after 4pm which was past the cancellation period and were told we would have to forfeit our deposit if we did not stay. The noise level was crazy all night long! The room itself was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was accessible as promised. TV was old and outdated.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 3489 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 Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe 2*
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