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“Family Pride!” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Station House Inn
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   901 Park Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6938   |  
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Ranked #14 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Acadia National Park, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Family Pride!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My Father built the Best Western Station House Inn at S.Lake Tahoe, CA. He bought 24 housekeeping cottages that were called "Starbuck Cottages. He re-named them "Saphire Beach Lodge." He later tore the cottages down and built "Camelot Tahoe." He sold it and it is now BW SHI. I have stayed there many times over the years and have always had a clean room, courteous service, best breakfast cooked to order and we never told the staff that my father built it and our family owned it! It is so conveniently located close to shopping, clubs, lake, etc. etc. Glad to see that others still think so highly of my Father's dream.

Room Tip: Any room will be nice. Just ask for what you want.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • 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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Santa Cruz, California
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131 reviews 131 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This Best Western is located close to the lake and just 2 blocks from Lake Tahoe Blvd and Heavenly Village with the gondola if you come here in winter.
I come here often since the price-performance ratio is usually unbeatable. The hotel is “expensive” enough to avoid drunken casino guests and it is off the main tracks so you do not have to face loud pedestrians.
It is cozy and comes in a kind of cabin/log house style, very clean, and the rate includes a tasty American breakfast a la carte. I cannot understand the other reviews regarding the staff since they are always warm and welcoming.

+ quiet location
+ good room size
+ very clean and cozy
+ friendly staff
+ close to Heavenly Village and the lake
+ delicious breakfast
+ nice cultured guests
- in winter people wearing ski boots might hate the 2 block distance to the gondola

Room Tip: Ask for a room upstairs within the building where the reception is or next to the restaurant. The bu...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Whistler
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We paid $85 for a king room with breakfast in early November. The room is nice with fridge and sink outside and inside the bathroom. There had been some upgrades although the TV was still the big, old box. Although there was very few guests staying in the hotel we were all crowded into one area. We got a ground floor room and could hear the people upstairs walking around even with the TV on. The real downside for us is that the heat is controlled by the front desk and we could not open a window as we were on the ground floor. Second floor would have had the same problem as there is a walkway right outside the window. Blinds and windows must stay closed on both levels as there is no privacy. The positive is good hot breakfast served by a waiter that reminds you to tip.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms are preferable but you cannot open the window or blinds as there is no privacy.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eric E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Station House Inn, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
We apolgize for not meeting your exspectations. We have been doing some more remodeling we've added free WFI now in all our rooms and also have 42 in T.Vs in all our rooms. Thanks for your repy
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Modesto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I always have good things to say about this location. Rooms are fabulous. Since my last stay they have installed shower doors. No more fighting with a shower curtain. You get a free breakfast with your stay . It's a full breakfast in a restaurant setting, very good. Its about 2 blocks to Casino's ( walking). My only complaint is the towels were rough..

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 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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California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel is on a quiet street close to the lake and the casinos. We stay here every summer when attending special events in South Shore (last six years we have stayed there at least once a year). The delicious breakfast included with the room are cooked to order and served in a nice restaurant setting. Rooms are very comfortable. We prefer the king bed rooms as they have more space. Grocery store and restaurants are within walking distance also. We always recommend this hotel to friends traveling to Tahoe.

Room Tip: Complex seems to be quiet no matter what wing. King bed rooms are more spacious.
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Ventura, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed here on business because it was a BW and close to the job site. It's tucked away off the main drag and has a very cozy atmosphere. Close to the state line casinos. Nice big rooms (Especially compared to the Timber Cove) and a VERY comfy bed. Big new flat screen TV. We didn't use the pool or jacuzzi. We stayed in rm # 104 on the second floor. GREAT breakfast at the restaurant right on the property. You sit down at a table or booth with linens and get a menu to chose from. A very personable waiter served us. We had the special - blueberry pancakes with warmed syrup, GREAT coffee, crispy bacon and OJ with refills! So very yummy! The waiter was quick witted and we enjoyed him and our meal immensely. I wanted to stay another day just to try something else off the menu. So this place doesn't have a view like the Timber Cove down the street but everything else was a great experience and value!

Room Tip: Best complimentary breakfast for a BW.
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  • Stayed October 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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Concord, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stayed here 2 nights, I thought it was in a great location, close enough to the casinos you could walk but far enough from the main street.
Check-in was smooth and the staff was friendly. They also have a good breakfast. I would stay here again. We stayed in room 109 with a king size bed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 901 Park Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6938
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#11 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#14 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN Station House Inn 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover all that beautiful Lake Tahoe has to offer while staying at this charming property, within walking distance to the area's most popular shopping, dining, casinos and the Heavenly Gondola ride. The BEST WESTERN Station House Inn is perfect for enjoying the year-round attractions for which Lake Tahoe is known. Experience world-class skiing at one of five nearby ski resorts, including Heavenly Valley, Kirkwood or Squaw Valley. In the warmer months, relax on the hotel's private beach or spend the day boating or fishing at Lake Tahoe. Hit the links at local golf courses, watch the Celebrity Golf Tournament, or take in views of the spectacular Grand Sierra Mountains. Don't forget to book a room for our popular New Year's Eve celebration while you're at it! Located just one block from beautiful Lake Tahoe, the BEST WESTERN Station House Inn is the perfect place to call home after a busy day. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Station House Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Best Western Station Hotel
Best Western Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Best Western

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