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“Clean and cozy warmth and comfort in quiet location at budget rate” 5 of 5 stars
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Apex Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1171 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #35 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Clean and cozy warmth and comfort in quiet location at budget rate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

I discovered this cozy gem of an inn while dining at my favorite pizza restaurant across the street. Ideal, quiet location if you want a bit of distance from the buzz of casinos and ski resort action (just 10 minute drive away), but still have excellent restaurants and shopping plaza (raley's, starbucks) within walking distance. I stayed in a super clean, warm, and fresh-smelling room with all the basic amenities and small comforts of home (incuding soft linens/blankets, mini frig and microwave, coffeemaker, free wifi), as well as parking right outside my front door. The innkeepers were warm and friendly, accessible and graciously accommodating to myself and my friends throughout our extended stay. I come annually to south lake tahoe in autumn to photograph the wildlife and fall scenery in this neck of the woods, and the apex inn proved itself to be my newfound ideal spot for a delightful weeklong getaway!

  • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I stayed at the Apex Inn for a few days for the Fall colors in South Lake Tahoe. You can't bet the location.. well placed to get up early for dawn over Emerald Bay, or a short drive down to Hope Valley for the Fall colors at their best. It is extremely inexpensive for what you get.. I had a nice clean room with two beds, fridge, microwave, table and chairs, kitchen supplies and coffee maker. very quiet as it is a bit back off the road. Also - next door to the best Italian restaurant in the area and great pizza place across the street. After a long day of driving around, being able to walk to dinner is a real plus. Very nice family from Western India run it and keep it quite clean and cozy. Highly recommend the Apex Inn!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Gilroy, CA
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6 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

This is our second time staying here. Totally love our room. Same room as last time. A love the location and everything about this room. . We love the upstairs rooms because you get a mini fridge, microwave and coffee put in your room. We will be back again next month.

  • 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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San Jose, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A nice clean room - I had a king size bed which was very comfortable. Everyone associated with the motel was friendly and very helpful. The price was very reasonable and I thought it was quite a bargain - half what I would have paid at other places I looked at. When I arrived my room was warm - it was about 93 degrees outside - but the A/C cooled off the room in no time.

I could not hear any outside noise nor noise from the rooms next to mine - TV had plenty of channels to choose from -

I would stay here again -

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We needed a cheap room for a quick overnight stay in South Lake Tahoe. Apex was listed on booking.com and was $20 less than the neighboring Motel 6 so I booked a room. We found the room to be clean. There was fresh paint on the walls of our room and a recently renovated bathroom. The bed, however, was horrible. The outside of the hotel is typical motor lodge but the ownership has provided a nice outside area with clean common areas, a spa, a common BBQ and a nice patio area with benches and chairs. I found the front desk service to be lacking and am always disappointed when you have to haggle over a pre-booked reservation.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Gilroy, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

I wanted to go away for Memorial Day weekend and I knew everyplace was expensive. What a surprise when I found this place right on Hwy 50. It's not fancy but it's nice for the price. There is a great Italian restaurant next door.

  • Stayed May 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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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Beware of the Continental Breakfast- one of those packaged pastries you buy in a huge box at Costco. The hotel is really an old motor court with tiny rooms. The price was too high for such a tiny place and such weak breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1171 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Apex Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Apex Inn is conveniently located on Emerald Bay Road, Hwy Fifty-Eighty-Nine. in beautiful South Lake Tahoe. We offer clean, quiet non smoking rooms in a serene Alpine setting near the campgrounds. We are also near restaurants, shopping, ski resorts and other Lake Tahoe activities. Come stay with us and enjoy South Lake Tahoe in comfort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Apex Hotel Lake Tahoe
Apex Motel Lake Tahoe

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