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“Great service, nice rooms” 4 of 5 stars
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Matterhorn Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2187 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #30 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Manteca, California
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3 reviews
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“Great service, nice rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Exceptional customer service; got free room upgrade; asked for coffee maker and iron -- got both delivered to the room within 2 minutes.
There is no AC in the rooms but it was rather cold than hot in the room so it is not a problem.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012 via mobile

Rooms were clean enough and warm, but eg the jacuzzi was broken and the overall look of the place is quite dated. However, I'd you're on a tight budget, it's an ok choice.

Stayed March 2012
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Palo Alto, California
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Although low on the frills, this is a lovely little motel in South Lake Tahoe. Exceptionally clean, and extraordinary service (friendly and helpful!) from the mother and son who run it. Bed was comfortable, bathroom was clean, etc. Everything is definitely a bit dated, but it doesn't smell, everything works (tv, lights, hot tub, etc.), and you can't beat the price. Perfect for those looking for a very basic bed to crash in at night after a long day hiking/skiing etc. Not recommended for those looking anything fancy or new - this is sort of like staying at your grandmother's house (in a good way, if you don't mind old but clean things). Again, definitely recommended for those just looking for a clean bed to crash in.

Room Tip: Some of the bottom floor rooms have jacuzzis, which are like the oldest hot tubs I have ever seen bu...
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  • Stayed March 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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Vallejo, California
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

When we entered the room my boyfriend thought it smelled like cigarettes even though we requested a non smoking room. They sheets were not clean, we weren't sure that they changed before we got there. The carpet was very dirty and stained and I did not want to walk around without my socks. The shower was very small and the temperature was uneven it switched from cold to scaling without warning. There were cobwebs behind the curtains, they fixtures were very old and there was a LOT of road noise. Not to mention that nothing in the rooms has been updated since the 80's.

Room Tip: Use this motel as a last resort.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Super-clean and comfortable room, especially for the price. Jacuzzi(!) in the room, along with a microwave and fridge. The clerk welcomed us cheerfully, even though we arrived very late (we'd called to let him know). Gave us coupons for a local breakfast spot. I'd return here in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

I stayed with my wife. The room was clean and comfortable. It had WiFi and a decent TV. The room was well worth it for the price.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Granite Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stayed for a couple nights at the Matterhorn, and we decided to extend our stay another night. Unfortunately they had already booked every room before we could reserve it a 3rd night. So we were forced to look for another location. The mother and son felt really bad that my family and I had to pack up and find another motel for the night, so they went out of there way to help me find another room in town, which was a very nice gesture.
I'd give the facility a 3* just because it's a little dated on the inside, however, the family who runs the establishment are extremely friendly and the hospitality alone is worth a star in of itself. I would definitely consider staying at this location again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Matterhorn Motel

Address: 2187 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #30 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Matterhorn Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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