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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 #43 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Melbourne, Australia
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“Great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Room itself was a little tired but very clean. hotel is in a good location, lady on reception really friendly and helpful, breakfast included. Lake Tahoe is absolutely beautiful so you shouldn't be spending too much time in your hotel anyway....get out and enjoy the scenery.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Yosemite National Park, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

From the outside you honestly don't know what you are going to get, but...

Super inexpensive, fresh paint, new linens, nice carpet, decent furniture, dog friendly, breakfast included, awesome location, really nice owners, clean and the list goes on!

Seriously the best deal for someone on a serious budget! Couldn't be happier!

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Mayfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This would be a perfectly good motel, clean, good location & good value if they did not insist on applying an automatic charge for a safe in the room, whether you actually use it or not.
Its only a dollar fifty, per night, but it its the principle.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stockton, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We came during the Valentines/President Day weekend. It was the only hotel available that was under $200/night. We totally understand that peak time so the cost was reasonable.

Staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. The property is on the older side so don't expect any frills. I'm not sure about the rest of the rooms but we only had a shower so I wish there was a tub to soak in after a day of skiing. The room was very clean and spacious. Breakfast is just toast and some cereal. I wish they had more fruit than just bananas but we were really excited about the tiny Balance bars! If you ask the front desk, they have coupons for Heidis next door and another diner down the street. The best thing about our stay was the comfortable beds. My sister and I still speak of them!

If you've never been here before, the map shows the property right next to the lake but is actually behind another property that's right on the lake. Needless to say the lake is still walking distance.

We will definitely stay here again but we probably will try to avoid peak times just because we hate traffic.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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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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Ranked #43 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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