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“Very solid motel, good deal, would stay again” 4 of 5 stars
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Alpenrose Inn
4074 Pine Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #6 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Saratoga, California
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31 hotel reviews
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“Very solid motel, good deal, would stay again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

At $89/night in ski season, eight minute walk to Heavenly gondola, a good alternative to pricier options.
Pluses:
- Quiet but still with easy access to slopes, stores and restaurants
- very friendly staff
- Clean
- bed was perfect in level of softness and firmness
Minuses:
- room was icy upon entry and only source of heat, an iron stove heater, took over an hour to bring the room to room temperature.
- water in shower never got warm enough to take a shower, even after running eight minutes
- breakfast was very simple...a little more of a splurge by the owners could markedly improve this (eg more varied fruit, fresh baked muffins, orange juice, yogurt could all be added to bring this up to the level of most hotels

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AlpenroseInn, Manager at Alpenrose Inn, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are glad you were able to enjoy the comfortable beds and great location. Generally we turn on the heat for our guests prior to arrival so that the room is warm and inviting; we sincerely apologize for neglecting to do that for you. Just fyi, we are currently preparing to add a breakfast room in the new year, with more extensive breakfast selections.

We really do appreciate your input and suggestions and look forward to seeing you again. Happy Holidays!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We stayed at the Alpenrose Inn in Octobet for one night and was very pleased. The room was clean and spacious and the very friendly hospitality made this a great place to stay. We arrived in the middles of the seasons first snow storm but still made it to the beach to view the beautiful Lake Tahoe which is a 5 minute walk from the Alpenrose.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AlpenroseInn, Manager at Alpenrose Inn, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
We appreciate your time and kind review. Please visit us again if you are in Tahoe--it is beautiful any time of the year. Happy Holidays!
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Austin
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Our stay at Alpenrose was wonderful. We stayed there one week before the start of the ski season, were provided with an upgraded room simply because it was available. How nice is that? Breakfast was muffins with cereals, home made cereal bars, fruits, danish with coffee and tea. Went on the gondola on heavenly, it was walking distance and less than a minute by car. Great location. Not far from the Tahoe queen cruises too, less than a five min drive. Will return to stay here, if visiting Tahoe again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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AlpenroseInn, Manager at Alpenrose Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The view at the top of the Gondola is amazing! Thank you for your kind review, and we hope to see you again. Happy Holidays!
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Whittier, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We immediately knew it would be a wonderful stay when we were greeted by the owner Hanna. She was so friendly and accommodating, she even offered to bring us a tea pot of hot water for some hot chocolate. When we opened up the door to our room my wife was elated at the size and the cleanliness of the room. She couldn't stop talking about our stay the rest of our vacation. We have plans in the summer to return with a few of our friends and will stay at this wonderful hotel, Thanks Hanna !

  • Stayed November 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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AlpenroseInn, Manager at Alpenrose Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review, and for taking the time to post a review. We are looking forward to hosting your friends and you this summer! Happy Holidays!
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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I can't remember the last time I unlocked the door to a room and immediately had a smile from ear to ear. The room looked brand new and it felt like we were the first people to ever stay there. Honestly, if this place was remodeled they must have gutted it down to the wall studs. Add the helpful staff with great recommendations for restaurants and sites to visit and this place is truly a winner.

  • Stayed October 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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AlpenroseInn, Manager at Alpenrose Inn, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. It is our pleasure to host your stay.
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Reading, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A bit late now but we stayed here for four nights in late August this year and what a great break it was. Quite honestly Lake Tahoe was a dream and we could have stayed for a great deal longer. The hotel and the team were excellent, Hannah (the owner) could not have been more accommodating and helpful providing us with a real honest view on what to do for our stay. Rooms were a good size and very well presented and the location (just a few minute walk to your own beach) was ideal for everything we wanted to do. The light continental breakfast was very good and the rooftoop dining area very good for a lazy, sun packed lunch. We used the BBQ on site (having bought food from Raleys food store) which was great fun as well. The room was very clean and the maid service good. Would have liked a fridge but not a show stopper all the same. We both felt this was great value and would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone couples and families alike. Thanks again Hannah, sorry it has taken me so long to write the review.......

Room Tip: Rooms facing the road get the most sunshine
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AlpenroseInn, Manager at Alpenrose Inn, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
We appreciate your time posting a review of your stay in August. It is so good to hear that you enjoyed yourselves; Lake Tahoe is indeed a wonderful place. We hope to see you again in the future--maybe fall with the changing leaves, or winter with skiing and snow sports. Thank you again!
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Sugar Land, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Once again this year my husband and I stayed at the Alpenrose Inn. We enjoyed the Inn very much. Hanna, the owner, is wonderful and very accommodating. If something is not to your liking in the room, Hanna will try to fix the problem. The pillow was uncomfortable the first night for me. I told her and she brought 3 different pillows to choose from which were very comfortable. Our room was one of the larger rooms with a wet bar and king size bed. She has updated and remodeled the bathroom since our last visit and is in the process of remodeling most of the rooms. As always, everything was very clean and pleasant. We had a very relaxing, quiet stay. Wonderful place to stay. Close to everything in South Lake Tahoe.

Room Tip: Stay on the second level. The English Tea Room is wonderful.
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  • Stayed October 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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AlpenroseInn, Manager at Alpenrose Inn, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
It was our pleasure hosting your annual stay in Lake Tahoe. Thank you for your kind review. The photographic tour is a wonderful way to see new, beautiful sights. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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Address: 4074 Pine Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#4 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#10 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alpenrose Inn is known for its great value in high quality lodging: exceptional customer service and delightful unique accommodations. It is cozy, quiet and clean! Located in a friendly neighborhood of tree-lined streets, the Inn has all the amenities to make your stay in Lake Tahoe memorable and relaxing. It's an easy stroll to the lake shore (beach, marina and restaurant), Heavenly Ski Resort and Village, Edgewood Golf Course, world-class casinos, dining, shopping and more. ... more   less 
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