We've stayed for 3-4 nights at a time on at least a dozen occasions in the past six years. The location is perfect: near various beaches and trail heads, and close enough to the casinos without being in the thick of the South Lake Tahoe/ Stateline area.
The studio rooms have a counter with a sink, next to a microwave and fridge. We actually prefer these rooms to the ones with kitchenette. The latter include a stovetop (which makes for less counter space) and oven, and are equipped with dishes, but we just bring a few dishes and use the microwave.
The Lazy S resembles other motor lodges, but instead of looking out your front window at a parking lot, you park behind the unit and look out at a lawn and swimming pool (with a hot tub, great after a day of hiking). Each unit has a screen door looking out onto this area. There are barbecues and picnic tables on the lawn. Families often commandeer these tables for the length of their stay, but everything is mellow and everyone stops making noise by 9:00 or 10:00 pm (at the very latest). We've never had trouble getting a good night's sleep before an early morning hike.
You might want to bring extra shampoo so that you don't have to go to the office to ask for more if the maid forgets to replenish your toiletries. We once had to go ask for coffee packets, and once to ask that the wifi be reset. The owner and workers have always been very pleasant and low-key.
Don't try to make a reservation online, and don't leave a phone message. If there is no answer when you call, simply call again later. It's worth it!!!
- Also Known As:
- Lazy s Hotel South Lake Tahoe