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A&A Lake Tahoe Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3520 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #56 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Austin, Texas
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Price - Decent Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Our room was clean and well-maintained. This is a great value for the money. It cost us $41 for the night, and it had all the basics: free Internet, microwave, frige, Cable TV, coffee, blow dryer.
This is an old hotel, but it is perfect if you wanted a great price and location.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Hi - HatMan Geno here - and it's been about a year since I stayed at this motel/hotel...and I'm happy to report that it is still a great deal for a simple, safe and clean overnight stay.

As those of you that follow my travels know, my "scale" is based as follows: is it clean, functional, safe, comfortable and worth the price charged. I do NOT use a traditional scale - you know, Hilton better than Motel 6 because of amenities, etc. - as I have found that simple hotels can be every bit as "worthy" a stay as those with all the highest class amenities.
So...here's what makes this a good, very inexpensive place to stay...
CLEAN -
The room was clean in virtually all respects (some slight dust on the window blinds, but nothing gross or unhealthy). I stayed with my wife in Room 105; our friends stayed in Room 103. It was non-smoking and did NOT have any damp nor musty odors. Sheets, towels, etc., were all clean and in very good condition.
ROOM CONDITION and AMENITIES -
Alarm clock, TV with remote control (HBO included), internet (free/no additional charge), refrigerator, microwave, and lights were all fully functional and in very good condition. There were also an ironing board and an iron, but had no need to use them on this trip. As I mentioned in my review last year, this is like time travel to a 1960s vintage hotel, but in a very good way. The mattress was firm and we slept very soundly.
BATHROOM -
Everything worked and was actually quaint and simple. The shower is definitely a one-person size, and the towels of the more traditional smaller size that you'd remember from a motel of the 1960's era, and there was also a small basket with some packets of shampoo, hand cream, and a small bar of soap. Sink and toilet were clean and functioning well, and hot water ample.
PROBLEMS or SUGGESTIONS -
Actually, none, really. The water pressure was a little weak, but certainly adequate, and the towels not your typical large wrap-arong type, but hey: it was $50 including all taxes...really. This is not a "resort". It IS a good deal for the price to get a good night's rest.
CONCLUDING RECOMMENDATION -
If you are looking for a clean, very simple, safe place to stay, this is great for a quick getaway. The owner - a truly friendly and kind gentleman named "Jay" - takes his place seriously and wants his guests to have a good experience.
So...give them a try if you are in South Lake Tahoe.

And I'll see YOU from our next stop. Until then...Ciao-4-Now!
- HatMan Geno / Sacramento, CA

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My boyfriend and I recently did a road trip around California. We were on a budget and opted for cheap and cheerful accommodation; somewhere to put our heads down for a night or 2. We appreciate that you get what you pay for and so would have been happy as long as it was clean and functional.

The A&A was all that and more. The hotel staff were really friendly. The room was really nice, plenty of space, clean etc. It was a short walk to a number of nice pubs and restaurants and a short walk to the lake side.

I would definitely recommend this hotel; we really enjoyed our stay and it overall excelled our expectations. It was definitely great value for money and Lake Tahoe is awesome.

  • Stayed September 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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Tracy, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

very clean and friendly staff motel. we paid $25.00 a night. and we got free wireless internet. and mini Fridge and microwave and no fee charge. and its on HWY 50. were you can walk to the lake and the resturant. and we also stayed on weekend and only pay $60.00 a night.
we had great time at the motel. quite and clean, and affordable.
we will stay here again and recomend my family.

  • 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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Kenner
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I don't know what the person who trashed this hotel was talking about. My wife and I paid $35.00 for a room. The room was clean and comfortable and in a good location. The owners are nice. The pool was refreshing. So what if there are no flowers on the property? I don't go to a motel to see flowers. For $35.00 a room did they expect a luxury resort? As for being on a busy two lane highway, that's where most of the motels and hotels are in that area, even the Marriott is on Hwy 50.

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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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Ashland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Worst motel I have seen in years. Absolutely no green or flowers on property, which sits right at the edge of a very busy two lane hwy. Front desk agent barely spoke English. Reminds me of the Bates Motel. They were charging $99/night which is way over priced.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is a budget hotel. For a really great rate, you get a very pleasant room, nicely decorated, with a comfortable queen bed, 30 inch tube TV with lots of channels, micro/fridge, and a decent sized desk. Free Wifi works great. Front desk staff are quick and pleasant. This is a really pleasant place to stay at unbeatable rates.

Nice pool in front. The property is well kept in almost all respects.

A couple of things to note; as with many motels of the 60s vintage, the rooms are small. Second, there is no air conditioning, which is likely to be an issue in Tahoe only a few days per year. Furnaces in the rooms are of the in-wall type consistent with the age of the motel.

All in all, a nice place at a really great price.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3520 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — A&A Lake Tahoe Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just minutes to local beaches, the A & A Lake Tahoe Inn is close to the State Line Casinos, beaches, golfing, shopping, hiking, boating, swimming, skiing, and so much more. ... more   less 
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