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“Uh, no... Simply a place to sleep, if you can sleep!!” 2 of 5 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn - Casino Center Lake Tahoe
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4107 Pine Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #25 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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“Uh, no... Simply a place to sleep, if you can sleep!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Great price, but you get what you pay for. No blow dryers, no coffee pot. Should of been coffee available in the breakfast room, but the door was locked and desk clerk had no key to open. Beds are "springy" and TV is WAY tiny... Carpets were dirty and needed to be swept. Did appreciate the wash cloth left for makeup removal. Did NOT appreciate being shook out of bed at 1:30am by what we thought was an earthquake... just to realize it was some VERY noisy lovers upstairs, they ignored our plea to hurry up, by our knock to the ceiling. DONT stay in downstairs unit. We requested quiet, upstairs room online and was placed in the exact opposite. Snow boarder was using the cover to fire extinguisher just outside our door to wax his board. Nice to have free laundry offered and a couple Kashi bars at check in. Breakfast is eggo's, bagels, top ramen (yep!) and pears. Plug the ears of your children in the breakfast room, the worker gal, who happily announced she was really sick, was free to throw "F" bombs with another worker. Was promised a gift cert by mail, would of rathered a room credit. Wouldnt stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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jamesclark1, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Casino Center Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for your review. I'm disappointed that you had such an experience. I have researched your complaints and am actively pursuing a remedy for those that I have control over. Regarding other complaints I wish to address. We are an economy rated property... it is common for properties within this rating not to offer hair dryers, etc. in the hotel guest rooms. Our breakfast room has specific hours of operation and although we do not advertise 24 hour hot coffee available in that area, we commonly leave the coffee pumps throughout the day if they remain full from the breakfast service that morning. I apologize if you received the impression that this was an advertised guest ammenity. We provide freshly laundered colored guest clothes for the specific removal of cosmetics in our hopes guests will choose to use these rather than make other white towels stained and unusable. It's always frustrating to discover the origin of many of our guest complaints are regarding other guests. This is something we address on a complaint basis as we are not always aware of how guests are behaving in our guest rooms at all times. We appreciate your favorable comments regarding our free fitness/laundry facility. Our complimentary breakfast consists of Bagels, Whole grain bread, toaster waffles, two kinds of cold cereal with milk, instant oatmeal, Raman Noodles, Apples, Oranges, Pears, coffee, tea, orange drink and milk. Most of our guests understand that this is a considerably generous breakfast considering our economy rating. Since you did not mention our free Wifi, free guest computer/printer kiosk, our excellent location or our very affordable room rates I assume you did not have issue with these. We are hopeful you will consider giving us another opportunity in the future to accommodate you in South Lake Tahoe.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I have been comming here since the 1990's over 20 years

its the Best of the West No kidding!!!

There is no place like Tahoe and the price and service here cannot be beat!

The Best of California and Nevada from Skiing , the Beach, the Sportbooks

Fabulous Breakfast included

You can Walk to the private Beach with your private gated beach pass, guests receive,

The awesome blue Water and White capped mountains

You can walk across the State Line to Nevada ,to the SportsBooks to watch and wager
Professional & College Football Basketball Hockey and Baseball

Ride to the Top of Heavenly ski respot to ski or the best view in the USA
you can walk to the lift from the hotel

The people behind the counter are allways very nice

I am a regular customer paying regular price, I tell the truth Why pay more?

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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jamesclark1, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Casino Center Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you for posting your review. 97% of our guests find our hotel a value. Comfortable, Convenient and Affordable. Unfortunately, the 3% of the guests that did not care for our hotel for some reason are often the only individuals that will take the time to post their thoughts. Thank you for helping to balance out our reviews. Please contact us directly in the future for our guaranteed lowest price.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed here for a quick overnight trip to Tahoe. We were worried that the upstairs neighbors were noisy until we realized it was the hotel crew shoveling snow off the roof. Basic room, beds are way too soft and TV cut off the bottom and the top of the image (unless Reno newscasters have cut-off heads). Price was right and we weren't expecting anything but the basics, Not great but adequate. Hated that continental breakfast didn't start till 8:00 since we had to be somewhere at 8:00.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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jamesclark1, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Casino Center Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you for your posting your review. Although we are considered a Economy Branded hotel we are disappointed that you found anything inconvenient about your stay. Since you didn't convey any issues with our free Wifi, free fitness and laundry facility, our free office computer kiosk in our lobby or our guest service I assume you found those areas adequate. Thank you again and please contact us directly in the future for our guaranteed lowest price.
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Carson City, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

From the time we arrived in the lobby, we were greeted with a very friendly and helpful staff. We were then upgraded to a larger room since we were staying in the middle of the week and it was available and offered to us without asking. We then went into our room to find everything that we needed for our 2 day stay without the need to go back and ask for anything else. The continental breakfast was very complete and filling and much more than a normal "continental breakfast" which came with the price of the room. Finally, all of the staff made us feel very welcome and comfortable and assisted us immediately with any questions regarding places to go and things to see. Thumbs up all the way, and would definitely stay there again in the future as well as recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Just speak with David and let him know your needs
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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jamesclark1, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Casino Center Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you for your review. We look forward to your future visits. Please contact us directly for our guaranteed lowest price.
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Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Very nice for the price. Were are close to the casinos and a lot of other attractions that were all walking distance. Staff was friendly and was eager to tend to my needs.

Definatly would stay again.

Continental breakfast was the best I had ever had. Dave was very curtious in the breakfast room.

Room Tip: Third floor has balconys
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jamesclark1, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Casino Center Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to serving your lodging needs while in South Lake Tahoe. Please contact us directly in the future for our guaranteed lowest price.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Stayed there for three nights. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room rates were affordable and free breakfast was satisfactory, coffee, bagels, cereal, fruit.. Hot tub and free laundry a plus. If you are looking for an affordable, clean, comfortable room in a great location then this is a good place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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Zephyr Cove, Nevada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I really liked my room; it was very clean. It had a balcony with a sliding door, with lots of rustling trees outside. The location is great, and the free continental breakfast in the morning was outstanding: Fresh fruit, giant bagels, and waffles. The staff is incredibly friendly! There is a dry sauna and a year-round hot tub, along with a fitness room and free washer and dryer. For the low price, I found it to be a great value. I had a good time.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4107 Pine 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 Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#25 Top resorts Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Casino Center Lake Tahoe 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our unique and attractive Tahoe style inn is ideally located only two blocks to the shore of dazzling Lake Tahoe and private beach and marina facilities. Three blocks to famous Nevada Casinos like Harrah's, Harvey's, Mountbleu, Horizon and Lakeside Inn. Only four blocks to Heavenly Village and gondola, the most direct route to America's largest ski resort and a short 1/2 block to Edgewood Golf Course, rated #5 on the American PGA Tour and location of our annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. With everything Tahoe has to offer nearby including famous entertainment nightly and well known restaurants and buffets, you'll be tempted to have fun all day and then stay up late and enjoy the lively Nevada nightlife. Regardless of why you come to Lake Tahoe, AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN - CASINO CENTER LAKE TAHOE is your BEST CHOICE for convenience, comfort and value. ... more   less 
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