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“Pleasantly Surprised!” 4 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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Ranked #4 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Bay Area, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Pleasantly Surprised!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed here this past weekend. This is a great little motel with very friendly staff. We enjoyed the pool and spa and others in our party enjoyed the bicycles they have for you to use. Check in and check out were very easy and the touches in the rooms are great!

Stayed July 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Between the friendly staff, free bikes to borrow, and all of the necessities they leave out for you(Q-tips were an awesome touch), it felt more like staying in a friend's guest room than a hotel. This place is FAAARRRRR better than staying in the casinos! Nice breakfast spread(also free) too!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in late June. It’s located right in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, about 3 blocks from the beach, a 5 to 8 minute drive to the casinos in Stateline. Check in went very smooth. The guy was very friendly and even walked us to the room. It looks like they do a nice job in the appearance of the motel. The room was very clean. Ours had a small refrigerator and a microwave. The bed was very comfortable. There was no AC but it cools off at night and the room had a fan. The complimentary soaps/shampoos/lotion were from Bath and Body Works, which provided a nice touch. They have a pool, which was heated (warm) and a hot tub which was very hot. They have a small breakfast in the morning but only on weekends. The rooms are in three different buildings. You are able to select your actual room on line and each are unique in their design and theme. We stayed in the back building and while the Alder Inn has Wi-Fi, we were unable to connect to it for two days. One of the employees said it could be because we were staying in the back building. There is plenty of free parking. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Absolutely perfect accommodations for a destination wedding to South Lake Tahoe! The staff was helpful and friendly. The room and amenities were comfortable and appreciated...and having our own Keurig coffee maker in our uniquely designed room didn't hurt either! Loved it!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Southern Calif.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stayed at the Alder Inn for July 4th. The location is perfect and a short walk to the beach. The room is small, but the bed is very comfortable. Bikes are available, but are not in good working order. The managers are super friendly and helpful. The room is basic but for the price, not bad. Being off the street is good for the lower noise level, but the walls are thin, and it is easy to hear your neighbors. Overall, a nice hotel for the price.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Renton, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We just got married in Lake Tahoe and our whole wedding group stayed at the Alder Inn. Everyone loved it! The rooms are clean and each have their own cute theme. The staff went above and beyond for us and all of our friends and family. I can't thank them enough for making it such a fun place to stay. I can't wait to go back, we want to make it an annual trip!

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Bothell, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had a big group wedding over the weekend and several of the rooms rented out. It felt like our own place and anything we needed the staff bent over backwards for us. Beautiful rooms and all unique. Great location. Thanks Alder Inn. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#3 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#3 Business 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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