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The Lodge at Blue Lakes
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5135 West Hwy 20, Upper Lake, CA 95485   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Upper Lake
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San Luis Obispo, California
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“The lodge at blue lakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I have been here 4 times now in less than 3 years. We love this place! Pool, lakes, 4 bbq's to choose from, free breakfast. Clean beautiful water & view. It a good 6 hour drive for us, but we keep coming back. No fast crazy boats all over the lake. You can rent kayaks, or slow electric yacht boats. You can swim almost anywhere and there are rope swigs along the sides of this lake.

Room Tip: If your staying a few night, get the kitchenette.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Daly City, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This hotel was so perfect for our vacation. Rooms are clean and very chic. It was indeed beyond our expectation. Jacquie as an ambassadress for this place is an understatement...for surprisingly she is also the Morning Chef and an artist when it comes to eggs. We saw so many kinds and flavors that all guests were gushing about it. Best continental breakfast we've encountered. Oh, the Muesli ...the Lodge's signature cereal are being raved about by the Belgian guests that were there.

Room Tip: Can't go wrong with the waterfront side. Love the rooms with the waterfall jacuzzis.
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Green Features: All Boats are electric and there are signs in conserving water and Recycling stations.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Blue lake is a lovely spring fed lake that is deliciously cool, even in the hottest weather (and it does get hot in the summer in this area). The lodge is one of a few accommodations surrounding the lake, and probably the nicest, although it is still a small, out-of-the-way lodge, so don't expect gourmet dining or luxurious rooms. The staff and lodge have a reputation for cleanliness and friendliness.

My concern is with the cancellation policy. They have a policy that if you are coming for a weekend, or even find a single evening available, you must cancel with 14 days notice or forfeit your entire room cost which they take up front on your credit card. This is a shock in today's world where a cancellation notice of 24 hours is more common, and even 4 hours is acceptable at many places with a full refund. Fourteen days is a long lead time for a single night: illness, cancelled event, family emergency, car trouble, many things can necessitate a cancellation. Scary.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Torrance, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We took our family for a vacation in the Clear Lake area over the summer and stayed at the Lodge at Blue Lakes. It was one of the best vacations we have had. The lodge is unlike any other hotel you will find in that area of Lake County. We have seen other places and nothing compares. It is clean and very well taken care of. It was nothing like your typical hotel stay. They have outside grills, patios that everyone can use, and a boat dock. Their staff is super friendly and treat you like family. We stayed there almost two weeks and by the time we left, we did in fact feel like family.

The lodge sits right on the Blue Lakes. It is beautiful and one of the most peaceful getaways you will find. Continental breakfast is prepared every morning, but "continental" is an understatement. Their breakfasts are amazing and you get to dine with a breathtaking view of the Lake every morning.

They have cable and wifi which is great. Parking is unbelievable and the location is close enough to small towns in the area but tucked away enough to make you feel like you are at a resort destination.

If you are in Northern California, or just want to get away for a bit, you must check out this place. It is amazing! You won't be sorry.

Room Tip: Ask for room on the Lake side.
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Green Features: It was good to see that this hotel was very environmentally conscious. We liked that.
  • Stayed August 2013, 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 September 6, 2013

Suzette and her family maintain this picturesque spot on the lake immaculately. They greeted us with local wine and were extremely pleasant. Free one hour Kayak on the clean, clear lake. We stayed only one night but had we known it would be so pleasant we might have made arrangements to stay AN EXTRA DAY.

Room Tip: Face the lake, not the road.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I just got back from the lodge at blue lakes and we were pleasantly surprised each step of the way. The staff was unbelievably friendly! Suzette, Jackie, and Tiffany were all outstanding. I'm 7 months pregnant and I felt so much warmth and genuine concern for me, it was as though I was with family. My husband and I rented a pontoon boat and enjoyed the fishing on the lake. We also cast a few off the pier. The BBQ area was well kept and it was great to have a little kitchenette to use. Breakfast was generous and delicious. The room was very clean. We will absolutely be back.

  • Stayed September 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 Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

I could live there! That's right! It's the first thought that came to mind when I saw the view of the lake in person. It's just a dream place to be. Especially in the morning when the lake is calm and the view is simply beautiful, its sooo relaxing and disarming. I enjoyed my vacation with reckless abandon.
More importantly, The Lodge’s five star accommodation is excellent. It's beyond my expectation given that it is in a mountainous area I should say. The room was very clean with cuddly expensive sheets and bed you find in a five star luxury hotel.
I like the personalized service they offer. It makes you feel home and welcome. Jackie and Peter (the owner), in particular, spend time to get to know you. Moreover, there are lots of fun to be had, such as boat ridding, inner tubing, swimming, kayaking, etc. I enjoyed the breakfast too! I like that they serve home cooked meal with healthy ingredients. There is also a casino and a Buddha temple nearby in case you want to explore the town.
Overall, it's one of my most worthwhile vacation ever. I surely want to go back again, and again, and again…."

  • Stayed August 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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Additional Information about The Lodge at Blue Lakes

Address: 5135 West Hwy 20, Upper Lake, CA 95485
Location: United States > California > Lake County > Upper Lake
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Upper Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Lodge at Blue Lakes 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lodge At Blue Lakes offers 20 luxury guestrooms. Rooms feature lake or mountain views. Room types are deluxe 4 poster beds with in room jacuzzi tub, kitchenettes, lakeside and mountainside rooms. Guestrooms are individually furnished and decorated. Wireless Internet access is limited and is only available to certain rooms/areas. Free local calls. Flat screen TVs, small refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Air conditioning, climate control, welcome amenities, and hair dryers are also included. Microwaves and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Rooms are accessible via exterior corridors. Housekeeping is provided. All guestrooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Lodge At Blue Lakes Hotel Upper Lake
Hotel At Blue Lakes
Resort At Blue Lakes
The Lodge At Blue Lakes Lake County, CA - Upper Lake

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