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Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2375 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, US 50/Lake Tahoe Boulevard at SR 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #41 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
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15 hotel reviews
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“A good budget choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Stayed here for 5 days again this summer. Room was freshly painted,
and carpets were being cleaned while I was there. Pet-friendly.
WiFi was better A good budget choice.
. Rooms in back look out onto a bike path
with a little bridge over the Upper Truckee River. Photo was
taken from footpath near this bridge, 3 minute walk from motel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were shattered and wanted somewhere quick . Was very basic but clean small room. Fine for one night stay. Close to all amenities even had an outside small pool. Able to park directly outside room on ground level.

Room Tip: All pretty much the same on two levels but can park directly outside rooms on ground level
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have stayed here several times in last 20 years. Clean, cheap, great value. I have become a little more cautious of budget motels in recent years and this one has always been fine. Rooms in back look out onto a marsh and willow grove facing Lake Tahoe which is not visible in the distance, with a bike path and bridge over branch of upper Truckee River at edge of property.
Cell reception better outside at west end of property, wifi in rooms weak.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for three nights on an Xmas Ski trip. I've stayed at lots of Motel 6's, & this was a good one. Pretty convenient to Heavenly, & all the major stuff, and the staff was pretty friendly, even working with us to move us to a different room after our first night to try & boost the Wi-Fi signal. Also they refunded me the $2.99 per night fee since the Wi-Fi was NOT up to par. All in all, pretty good in a pinch, & reasonable, but where M6 excels is in being TRULY pet-friendly! Cindy at the front desk was super-sweet & gave us a bag of doggy treats upon check out before the long snowy drive back to San Francisco. I applaud M6 for being TRULY pet-friendly, but please -- fix the Wi-Fi issue!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Cheap and conveniently located, this Motel 6 should do the job for a cheap ski weekend. Most awesome is that they allow dogs for free. We even left ours in the room in violation of their pet policy, and in response they just called and told us to come make him stop howling (I swear he never does this at home!).

A few tips:
- The beds come standard with one extremely soft pillow and one brick-like pillow, so if you want anything in between there you should bring your own.
- While you're at it bring your own blanket or comforter, theirs are pretty thin.
- And your own shampoo. All you get at the M6 is soap.

Once you know that, knock yourself out!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Me and my boyfriend were on a road trip. We were going to camping in South Lake Tahoe, but it was already dark when we got there and we hadn't booked any campsite. Motel 6 looked nice so we stayed there. It was cheap as for the weekend stay, no more than $60. The rooms looked like new, the motel was probably after a refit. We were very pleased. It was comfortable and clean. This motel was one of the nicest on our 3-week road trip.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed at the Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe for a week. The rooms were typically appointed for the chain and everything was clean upon arrival. Our room was serviced daily by housekeeping (we couldn't find the DND sign), and it was nice to come back to a fresh clean room every day.

A couple of things to bear in mind: The price quoted online does not include a local 3.5% tax, refrigerator and microwave are $3 a day, and their S-L-O-W wifi is $2.99 a day. Also remember that Motel 6 shamelessly charges by the person so keep that in mind as well.

The pool was in working order, the front desk staff was all very helpful and friendly, the housekeepers waved hello, and the property felt safe and welcoming. Our room keys worked the entire week and we never had any issues finding parking. The Chinese Buffet next door attracted some sketchy people, but they were ultimately never a problem.

I always stay in Motels as opposed to Hotels as I like to spend my vacation money when I am awake. Therefore for the amount spent, I have to say that Motel 6 provided what I need: A comfortable bed, a clean room, and a hot shower. The reason for not having 5 stars is due to charging $2.99 a day for S-L-O-W internet. C'mon, that should be included these days.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the bike path are considerably quieter than the highway-side rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe

Address: 2375 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, US 50/Lake Tahoe Boulevard at SR 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe 2*
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