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Alder Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1072 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #4 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hamilton, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Hello, we stayed in july 2012 and loved it! Really friendly and helpful staff. The room felt like a guest bedroom at a nice house. I loved the interesting supply of free bathroom products and the front desk always had some tasty goody. We did a tour of NO CAL and this was the best place we stayed!

  • Stayed July 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Alder Inn was excellent! The owners were so kind and helpful. They helped us print a lift ticket voucher and brought it to us in the hot tub. You can easily walk to a lot of restaurants and stores. The rooms were clean and comfortable. They had thought of everything! In the bathroom, they put together little kits that included snacks, Advil, Emergen-c etc. It was AWESOME! It was a treat to stay somewhere affordable, clean and unpretentious - We loved it!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

What a unique place to stay in South Lake Tahoe. This is a older motel that has been refurbished into a one-of-a-kind inn. Each room is unique and has been furnished with items you might expect to find at your home, not generic motel stuff. If you are traveling with another couple try to get rooms with a connecting door, you will appreciate each others decor. This is a sexy place to stay. Close to restaurants and the lake, you can walk.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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dollar point california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

This inn is the vest place to stay in tahoe hands down!! Its only few blocks from the beach. I come here to stay while I ski. Highly recommended. From here it's a great scenic site while you walk to the beach or go skiing in the mountains. Their rooms are spacious and comfortable their facility is fantastic they have a great view of the area.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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old bethpage, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 10 nights in September and we couldn't be happier with our decision to do so. I booked the room through the hotel and was given a cozy queen size room with access to an outside upper deck area - and we took advantage of the deck. After a day of hiking or kayaking - we brought wine/snacks etc out and relaxed on the deck. In the morning we even had breakfast on the deck. It was a wonderful extension to our room. The room itself was cozy and the bed was definitely one of the most comfortable I've slept in for a hotel. We enjoyed the Keurig coffeemaker and all the personal amenities left in our room. I enjoyed looking at some of the unoccopuied rooms to see how they were decorated also. Chad and Lanie thought of everything when decorating and renovating. As many of the other reviewers mentioned - Chad and Lanie know the area and will steer you in the right direction, whether it be for sightseeing/dining or hiking. Take advantage of their knowledge. If we ever go back to Lake Tahoe - we know where we will be staying again. Thank you both for a wonderful experience!

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  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stay here! My wife and I recently enjoyed two nights at the Alder Inn. It is the number 1 rated motel/inn in S. Lake Tahoe for a number of reasons. First, it's in a great location, close to the lake, shopping, restaurants, casinos, etc. Second, it's adorably decorated. Yeah, it's an older motel, but it's been lovingly updated by its owners who have taken great pains to decorate each room differently and add touches you just don't see in other inns. Third, Chad and Layni are outgoing, friendly and strive to make your stay a pleasant one. (Plus their kids are adorable, too!) My advice, ignore what "I was duped" wrote. If you want "cookie cutter" then stay at a chain motel and enjoy "same old, same old." If you appreciate extra little touches you don't get anywhere else, stay here.

  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Having made 12 fly drive holidays to the states i can safely say for value,position,and friendly nature of owners you would struggle in this area to find better.If you want to spend more dont assume it would better this.

  • 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
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Address: 1072 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#4 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alder Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you dreaming of the perfect hotel for your Tahoe vacation? WE make dreams come true....With our modern plush furnishings, princess quality bedding and excellent customer service, you will be treated like royalty. Family owned and operated, from reservation to housekeeping! ... more   less 
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