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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 #38 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Rkfd, IL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Poor choice”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Too far to walk to any activity. Had to drive and then find parking. As to the rooms, they were tiny. Not much space to open two suite cases. Could deal with that....but no coffee pot, or frig in rooms as well as a hair dryer! Tv was ok but older and small. This was not cheap! We saw rooms at the same price but included breakfast. Shouldn't always book in advanced. Worst Motel 6 we have stayed in.

Room Tip: Drive an additional 1 or 2 miles closer to the strip. Many others to choose from.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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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Newark, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Facility looked nice, close enough to be able to get to everything but still be away from it all. They are small rooms but we never planed on spending a lot of time in the hotel. Toilets were loud but they flushed. Pet friendly. Staff was very friendly. They do charge for wi-fi. No breakfast but they offer a coupon for Deny's up the street. Good stop.

Room Tip: Had a back side room and could not hear traffic from the road, also a walking trail is back there wh...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Watford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 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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