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Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1850 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Tahoe City
Boston, MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

Our family stayed at the Sunnyside for a wedding this spring. The staff at the hotel was very nice and accommodating and helped arrange for babysitting services. The location is gorgeous which made for a gorgeous wedding, too. We want to return again in the summer time for drinks on the deck, a boat ride on the lake and nearby hiking.

  • Liked — Location on the lake
  • Disliked — The rooms are a little small when traveling with two small children and lots of luggage.
  • Stayed April 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fortuna, ca
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2008

The front desk was very friendly and helpful. We had room 40. It was a little noisy, but we only paid $100. The large stone fireplace was wonderful because it was cold. This was a large room with a king bed and queen sofabed. It is a very quaint hotel. Not a lot of frills but was so cozy for us. We had a little patio ouside the back door. Tis room is on the ground level and you can park in front of it. I did not see any elevators. There are two places to eat in the lodge. The grill and bar has good food and not as expensive as the restaurant. Lovely views of the lake as you eat. Upstairs hot tea and cookies are served for guests in the afternoon. The room overlooks the lake. Wonderful when it is cold outside. Loved walking around outside. Very pretty. We enjoyed ourselves. There is breakfast in the morning of pasteries, toast, and cereal.

  • Liked — The view of the lake
  • Disliked — the street noise
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2008

We enjoyed our dinner and accomodations at Sunnyside during our spring ski trip this year. Our room was in the original lodge part of the building, with a private balcony and gorgeous view of the Sunnyside docks and Lake Tahoe. We were very comfortable in our room - nicely appointed, with a super comfy bed, better than many of the casinos, but still not Four Seasons. We had dinner at the bar downstairs, and were fully impressed with the fantastic wine list - perfect and unique pickings without enormous price tags. In the morning, there is a continental breakfast upstairs in the common area. It felt like we were in an old hotel, where folks would sit in the windows, drink tea and play games together. We loved Sunnyside's neatness and atmosphere, especially the reflection of its lakeside lodge heritage. We'll be back for a longer stay next time!

Stayed March 2008
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Minneapolis, MN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2008

My fiance and I stayed her for two nights mid-week as part of a stay and ski package ($259 per night). We had a room on the second floor that was at the end of the rooms that had a view. It was a standard room but a good size and comfortable. It has a small deck. One night we watched the sun set beautifully over the lake. We enjoyed the place. It does have a rockin nightlife on Wednesday nights in which we didn't participate. We were glad our room wasn't too close to the restaurant/bar area.

Stayed March 2008
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Cape May, NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2008

My husband and I stayed at Sunnyside in October 2006 for our honeymoon. We thought that October would be a good (i.e. less crowded) month to visit Lake Tahoe. We loved Sunnyside - we had a room with a fabulous view of the lake, and everything was clean, comfortable, and welcoming. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. Our only complaint was that the pizza joint they recommended to us had absolutely the worst pizza we'd ever had, but that's probably just an east coast-west coast difference! Loved the breakfast and afternoon snacks, and we had a fabulous and relaxing time. The restaurant was a bit noisy and not our favorite in the area, but that's no big deal. And I do have to say that our room was right above the restaurant and we had no problem with noise in our room - and we go to bed early! I have no idea what the other rooms are like, but ours was fabulous. Ask for a lake view! Room 37!
And PS, we were there for a week and spent a lot of time driving around the perimeter of the lake. Tahoe City is definitely one of the top spots on the lake, and Sunnsyide appeared to have the best location of any hotel there.

Stayed October 2006
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Pompton Lakes, NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2007

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay. We went to Lake Tahoe primarily for the hiking and this is a terrific "base location" for that. The resort itself is wonderful. We stayed in one of the upstairs rooms overlooking the marina and dining area. The bed was one of the most comfortable we have encountered and the view was outstanding from our balcony.
We ate from the grill every night and loved the cajon fish tacos. Would highly recomend them. Our room was close to the breakfast nook and we took advantage of the fresh muffins and bagels every morning. The service was excellent; the staff goes out of their way to be sure guests are happy. We would strongly recomment this resort to our friends and expect to go back. I plan to call them & order some of those down pillows for my wife for Christmas.

  • Liked — service/location
  • Disliked — slightlu pricey
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grapevine, Texas
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240 reviews 240 reviews
94 hotel reviews
Reviews in 144 cities Reviews in 144 cities
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2007

I was eagerly anticipating our 1 night stay at the Sunnyside Resort; however, I did end up being a bit disappointed.

There are definite pros: It is a FANTASTIC location - right on the lake with stunning views. The food on the deck was good (we had a late lunch after checking in). The room was comfortable, although not nice as I expected it would be after reading many reviews (online and books).

But there are cons: Our room overlooked the patio, which is great for lake views, but stinks - literally and figuratively. It was loud with all the restaurant guests going in and out to eat. And the fumes from french fries and other fried foods wafted up right onto our deck. Yuck. The deck - while scenic and the food good - is so cram-packed, I felt like I was having dinner with the people on our left and our right.

For the price, I don't think I would stay there again, but I'm glad I did once for the experience. The sunrise from our balcony was beautiful and peaceful - the highlight of the stay.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — Not enough value for the price
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge

Address: 1850 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Tahoe City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunnyside's spectacular location on the pristine West Shore makes it the place to be in Lake Tahoe. Panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond abound from nearly every table and during the summer, guests can also enjoy alfresco dining on Lake Tahoe’s largest outdoor deck.The Lakeside Dining Room features new American cooking – fresh, vibrant presentations of American classics with a focus on premium seafood and steaks. The award winning wine list has been carefully selected to complement the menu and offers a wide variety of wines including some rare & limited offerings. Our Mountain Grill offers a more casual atmosphere and is seated on a walk-in basis only.Sunnyside is also a classic lakefront lodge with guest accommodations overlooking Lake Tahoe. The 23 mountain inspired lodge rooms are inviting places to sink into after the day's activities. ... more   less 
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