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“Disappointing accommodations in Tahoma” 2 of 5 stars
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7030 Hwy. 89, Tahoma, CA 96142   |  
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“Disappointing accommodations in Tahoma”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2006

As previous reviewer stated, the motel rooms were TINY and the shower was a joke (Our friends staying in a 2-room cabin had the same awkward tiny shower with an inadequate curtain). We weren't expecting the ritz, but even with moderate expectations we were disappointed. Our room was heated by two space heaters, the bed was not firm, pillows were flat, there was no maid service, furniture was ripped (in both rooms that we frequented during the weekend) and the hot tub was only luke warm. We made our reservation by phone, never received a written confirmation and were charged for the entire stay (not just a deposit, as the website indicates) when we made the reservation.

On a positive note, the room did provide a toaster oven, fridge, alarm clock, cable tv and coffee maker (though no coffee!), along with 6 bars of soap (but no shampoo). Each room/cabin has a nice, small deck in front so you can sit outside and enjoy your morning coffee or evening coctail if you desire. And of course, the lake is beautiful...isn't that why we come to Tahoe anyway??

Overall, I felt that the place was overpriced even with the off-season rates. There were no "extras" in the room, and the overall condition of the room was worn. We weren't even sure what time to check out, since there was no sign in the room, and we didn't see anyone in the office during the two days that we were there. There is no way I would stay in one of the motel rooms if I was in Tahoe to ski since there is no room to hang wet clothes or stash gear. The cabins would be a better bet for a ski vacation...and only then if the other places in town were booked!

  • Liked — Nice to have an in-room fridge and toaster oven.
  • Disliked — Shower was awful, no service (maid service, front desk, etc).
  • Tips/Secrets — Bring your own pillow! We loved the Christy Hill Restaurant (dinner) and the Sawtooth Cafe (breakfast), both in Tahoe City.
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2006

The motel-style rooms are tiny. There was no closet and we had to hang our clothes on a hook on the wall. The bathroom has only a tiny shower with a disfuntional curtain - water got all over the bathroom floor. There was no maid service and no additional towels. The rooms overlooked a plot of dirt.

On the positive end, the pool and hot tub were great. It's an quick hop to the lake (although you do have to cross a busy street). The larger cabins looked nicer and the christmas lights, even in Summer, are a nice touch.

Pisanos pizza, just north of Tahoma, is fantastic.

Stayed August 2006
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2003

The pool was great! Nice and warm- the hot tub was warmer- nice and relaxing. Loved the bon fires- marshmellows and fluffy bunnies. Cabins REALLY are clean, cozy and comfortable. Really nice towels! For a relaxing Tahoe vacation "Tahoe Lake Cottages" is the place to go.

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Additional Information about Tahoe Lake Cottages

Address: 7030 Hwy. 89, Tahoma, CA 96142
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoma
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Tahoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
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Tahoe Lake Cottages Hotel Tahoma

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