We stayed here on our honeymoon in late September 2011. The website was a little misleading on the quality we expected. It was very quaint and the beds were nice. But the sound traveled through the walls. While the newly remodeled bathroom was a great design the stone tile showers mixed with the lukwarm water made for a quick cold shower. On the bright side, the fireplace cranks and the can lights lights above the bed doubled as heating lamps. The service was pretty mediocre, except one woman Kathy. She was refreshing to deal with but still no change in water temp even after she solicitated comments on our stay.
Going back to misleading, the store they advertise on line is actually just a little area in the lobby painted a differnt color with some overpriced items you'd find in a gift basket.
We did shop other hotels as we want to return here one day with our dogs. Considering the Park Tahoe Inn around the corner has a discounted room, they call their small room - lol, and 968 Park Hotel has a swanky bedroom feel, both of which matches there website advertising, We will not return to Avalon Lodge.
Maybe its not so bad if your not on your honeymoon and there is not a crying baby next door. I would have rated teh sleep quality and cleanliness excellent if not for the thin walls and dirty feel of carpet. If you just want a place to crash after a long day outdoors the room (less the dirty feel of the carpet) really was great!!
You must go eat at Cafe Fiore - if you don't go to Tahoe for the beauty of this lake and it's forest go for this restaurant!!!! Best place we have ever eaten, hands down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to a mountain retreat that’s just steps away from South Lake Tahoe’s beaches, Heavenly gondola, and world-famous dining, shopping, recreation, and entertainment. The Avalon Lodge will pamper you with the best beds in Tahoe, luxurious linens, flat screen TVs, in-room fireplaces, gourmet coffee, and spa-quality essentials. You’ll also enjoy fresh continental breakfasts, Free WiFi, Lakeside Beach access and Jacuzzi. We provide activity equipment for your stay - bikes, kayaks and snowshoes. Pets are welcome, too! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Hotel South Lake Tahoe
- Avalon Hotel Lake Tahoe
- Avalon Motel Lake Tahoe