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Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Viking Motor Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #30 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Get what you pay for”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This isn't the most glamorous of motels but its what I thought it would be. The decor was outdated, nothing fancy but it was clean. I really didn't plan on spending a lot of time in the room so it was perfect for the price. We could walk to both the gondola at Heavenly and the casino. It was an easy walk back after I left the casino with nothing but the drinks that I paid $20 a hand for in my bladder. The free breakfast in the morning was enough to make do but certainly nothing more than that. Perfect to stay with some buddies but not for a picky family.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Hi,

We are very happy to served you well.

We appreciate your review and business, please come back soon!

Thanks!

Cordially,
Ruben Z
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Elk Grove, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I have reviewed this hotel before. They have really clean rooms and a very nice staff. The location is perfect. I come to SLT for business all the time and stay in the lodging by Heavenly because the prices are so much better. The truth about this location is, if you want a big, clean room with a coffee maker and iron board with iron and fridge and micro, you will be very happy.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Hi,

Thank you very much for your support!

Please come back soon!

Thanks again!

Cordially,
Ruben Z.
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Glen Ellen, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Thank you to all the staff at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe. You make visiting South Lake Tahoe easy and comfortable. The hotel is so conveniently located and walking distance to, many restaurants and the Heavenly Gondola.
Thanks

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Hi Jeffrey,

You have made our day, we thank you very much for your review and support, our family works very hard to make the Hotel a nice and affordable choice.

Please come back soon!

Thanks again!!!
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Sedalia, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The rooms were great, the staff was exceptional and the opportunity to have a gathering room for our family gatherings was priceless. Every single person in our group was happy and we had 22 people there. The staff was very helpful in the planning process, we were able to do everything we wanted to do and all of us were happy in most part because of our location and our accomodations. We really appreciated the affordability, the proximity to all the attractions and the comfort of our accomodations.

Thanks to Ruben and the entire staff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Hi,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

See you next year.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

There's a ton of motels all located in the same area. Its not a bad location, close to the strip of casinos and the beach. The pool was in utter disuse, and the room wasn't too spacious. But hey, for a last minute bargain, not bad.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ruben Z, Public Relations Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Hi Neil,

Thank you for your patronage and review. Our pool is seasonal and opens from May to September.

Please come back again.

Thank you!

Cordially,
Ruben Z
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San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

this a good hotel on the border of CA and NV - perfect place if you want to gamble at Harrah's. The room was clean, but the bed was squeaky. Good if you want to stay only for a couple of nights. THe breakfast was good. Overall it was a comfortable stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ruben Z, Public Relations Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi,

Thank you very much for staying with us!

Please come back soon!
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Located at a very central location with a short walk to the casinos and beaches, this hotel is priced right and is a good getaway for a couple fo days. The rooms are nice, big and comfortable. A family of four has plenty of room in a double queen bedroom.
Bathrooms are slightly small in size and shower pressure not the greatest.
Did not try the breakfast.
But the location and room size make this a truly worthwhile place to stay at.
Could improve by renovating the rooms a bit but not that big of a deal.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ruben Z, Public Relations Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi,

Thank you very much your business and review. I'm very glad that you liked us, we work very hard every day to make your stay nice and affordable.

Please come back soon!

Thanks again!

Cordially,
Ruben Z
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Address: 4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Viking Motor Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Big Pines Mountain House is conveniently located in the center of South Lake Tahoe, within walking distance to major attractions - Heavenly Ski resort, the casinos and the Lake itself. We offer clean, comfortable and affordable rooms. Free wi-fi, complimentary breakfast, heated seasonal pool and the location make us the best value in town. Do not leave your pets behind, we will be happy to accept them in our hotel. Come visit us! Our friendly staff is always here to help you to make your Tahoe getaway simply fun! ... more   less 
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