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“Worst hotel in South Tahoe” 1 of 5 stars
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Lakeside Inn and Casino
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   168 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Stateline
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“Worst hotel in South Tahoe”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2006

Old, dirty, smells bad, and very unfriendly. I researched all the hotels in the area and thought the Inn was the best deal with a rating of 4.5 out of 5. Should be more like 2.0 out of 5. Not sure how they got such a high review with such a horrible place. The room was very tiny, carpet ripped out, no frig, and seemed very worn out. I asked for two beds, got one king instead and had to share with a dude. The view was not good, it was not close to other casinos, the shower was terrible, and the staff was very rude. It looks and feels like a cheap broken down 70s motel. The place smelled like cigarettes and flatulence. If your looking for something clean, nice, inexpensive and close, don't stay here! Your much better of at the Holiday Inn.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2006

We stayed at Lakeside for 6 nights and really enjoyed it. Our room was right by the hot tub (though it was closed for 3 of the days we were there). The drink special makes it all worth it!! Lakeside has $2 drinks ALL THE TIME unless you are gambling which makes them free!! We had no luck gambling at Lakeside (I was HOT at Harrah's). The food at Lakeside is pretty good, but the service at The Timber Lodge is very very slow. If you vacation in Tahoe, unless you are ski-in-ski-out, I would HIGHLY recommend renting a car. The free shuttle service to and from Heavenly is very slow and unpredictable. Sometmes we waited for an hour for a shuttle. Overall, our room was clean and very nice. I have "issues" staying in inexpensive hotels, because you may feel the need to wear shower shoes in the bathtub, but Lakeside was very clean and I was very comfortable. It's not a five star hotel, but it was perfect for us and our budget. I am glad we stayed here and only visited the expensive Casinos to gamble.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2006

This hotel was recommended to us by family and it helped out a lot since they gave us a discount! This place is cozy.

Pros: Cozy feel to it. Comfy bed. We had a sliding glass door that led right out to the pool area.

Cons: Kind of small (we had a king size bed), but cozy. The walls are paper thin though. You could hear people running up and down the stairs. The idiots across the hall from us were loud as can be late at night and you could hear everything they were saying/doing. You could also hear water running through the pipes in the walls.

Pros: Variety of different games. Friendly staff. It also helped that I won big money on the Wheel of Fortune slot!

Cons: Kind of small. Not allowed to smoke cigars in the casino. Didn't see a cocktail waitress once while we were gambling.

Pros: Cheap prices, big portions, good food. Nice wait staff.

Cons: The waitress at the Mexican restaurant was swamped the night we went, so service was pretty slow.

Parking is fine if you park before 5pm. We got in around midnight and had to scour the lot for a spot. We got lucky and parked as someone was leaving. Park early!!

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lakeside Inn and Casino

Address: 168 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449
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Location: United States > Nevada > Lake Tahoe (Nevada) > Stateline
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Casino Hotel in Stateline
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lakeside Inn and Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lakeside Inn offers accommodations of superior value and uncommon comfort, run by the friendliest staff in Tahoe. We stand ready to do whatever it takes to ensure your stay is an enjoyable one. At Lakeside Inn, guests find a Tahoe style and décor that sets us far apart from other casino accommodations. From the Front Desk and Lobby to the rooms, guests are reminded of the rich logging, mining, and recreational heritage that is Tahoe's alone. Newly refurbished rooms are unique and full of character. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lakeside Hotel Stateline
Lakeside Inn Casino
Lakeside Inn And Casino Lake Tahoe (Nevada)/Stateline, NV

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