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“Cozy, clean, warm, feels like 4+ star hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Alder Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1072 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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“Cozy, clean, warm, feels like 4+ star hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

We made our reservation based on tripadvisor reviews and was ver happy staying in this small and very cozy place. It has everything, robes, shampoo, lotion, cream, toothpaste, like all 4+ star hotels have. Will definaty come back.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Reno, Nevada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is the perfect place to stay in South Lake. Its a cross between a snazzy 5 star hotel and a quaint motor lodge. The staff is helpful and extremely friendly. The rooms are perfectly clean stocked with too many extras to describe and the decorum is chic and comfortable. Defenitly will return.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This small motel is perfectly located on SKI RUN which is a small street connecting the lake to the ski resort, Heavenly (vail property). Nice and quiet even for New Years eve they were completely booked and everyone was asleep and quiet by 10 pm. No road noise like the dozen other motels located on Hwy 50. Many fine dining choices, all less than a 5 minute walk. Front desk recommended the Ski rental shop next door and that saved us some money over renting from Heavenly. Purchased lift tickets from the front desk at breakfast they gave us a super deal saving $20 per ticket per day for each of us($40 savings on lift tickets per day). We hit the free shuttle stop at 9 am and had skis on and tearing up the snow by 9:15am on New Years Eve! Our room was really clean and aminities of the room showed someone cared about my stay.(even had a cute stuffed animal on the bed) Hot tub was HOT (104 degrees) and the pool was open and heated, temperature guage showed 75 degrees. Jumped in a few times to cool off. Over all we loved staying here and will continue to recommend the Alder to family and friends.

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  • Stayed December 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

A spectacular place in South Tahoe...one block off the main street, walking distance to most in South Tahoe.
The rooms are creatively decorated and look like a luxury hotel or apartment. Alder Inn has thought of everything you might need during your stay, including cookies on arrival, to chocolates, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, shampoo, etc, in your room. At any generic hotel, one would consider taking these freebees even if you didn't need it - here, I barely touched them because I had everything I needed already.
Dawn, the main point of contact while at Alder, was friendly, insightful, and clearly cared a great deal about my stay and the experience while at Alder.
I will definitely stay here again, if back in South Tahoe. Call Alder directly for better rates and premium rooms on the second floor.

Cons: I heard the neighbors a few times, but overall relatively quiet.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

My Fiance' and I stayed three nights at the Alder Inn over the New Years holiday. We were pleasantly greeted by the Owners Layni & Chad upon arrival. They were very helpful offering us lots of information about great places to eat and things to do in the area. I have traveled a lot of places and can honestly say this was the Best Service I have ever received at a family owned hotel.

We stayed in a Premium King room on the second floor. The room was very nicely decorated and offered all sorts of amenities. (Coffee, Hot Cocoa, Coffee Mugs, Wine Glasses, Coffee Maker, Microwave, A bag of Microwavable popcorn, Cliff Bars, Mini Fridge, Lotion, Make Up Remover, Razor, Shaving cream, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Shampoo/Conditioner, Robes).

The beds were incredibly comfortable!! The Shower was great as well, the water pressure was strong & water stayed Hot! The Robes were a great touch and came in handy walking to the outdoor hot tub.

The location is great with lots of good places to eat & drink nearby. Also a great Rental/Repair shop down the block across the street. The Free shuttle to heavenly picks up right in front of hotel. Overall Great Experience! I would highly recommend the Alder Inn!!!

Room Tip: Premium Rooms offer all the extra Amenities/Toiletries.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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penn valley, CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The Inn is located just off the main drag which makes for a quiet stay. The room was very clean and the staff is very knowledgeable of the attractions and events. Heavenly is just up the hill and to me that is a big time saver.

  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I found this place on trip advisor and it exceeded my expectations. The owners are super nice and very helpful with information about the town. My husband and I stayed in a premium room and it had a keurig coffee machine, fridge, toaster, and microwave. The robes were a great touch too! The room was Very clean and nicely decorated. The location was very close to heavenly mountain and also walking distance to great restaurants. I would highly recommend this place!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Alder Inn

Also Known As:
Alder Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Alder Hotel
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:
#7 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#13 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alder Inn 2.5*
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 five star service, you will be treated like royalty. Family owned and operated, from reservation to housekeeping! Relaxing hot tub and heated pool surrounded by warm firepits and stylish chic cabana beds. A yummy breakfast is served on weekends, or make your own with in room microwave, refrigerator and coffee/tea maker. Great in room amenities such as body washes, organic shampoos, lotions and creams, healthy snacks, cocoa, coffees and teas. Your cozy room awaits you! ... more   less 
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