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Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing host couple running this little and inobscure inn. Rarely do you meet two people like the hosts at this hotel. They may have an Indian background, but they have fully embraced the concept of excellent customer service. They work tirelessly to make you feel welcome and at home. The Budget Inn is centrally located and the rooms are of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This place was filthy, small, old and dated, no heat, no maintenance. No heat, really? The temperatures, at night, at Lake Tahoe are dropping into the 40's. We were not the only guest that complained about the room while we were there. It was pretty obvious that we were not pleased with our room. The manager did ask us if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The room was very clean. The receptionist was kind and friendly. The staff was friendly. Even though we arrived late they welcomed us with open arms. I'm planning on visiting on July and I've already made reservations.

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Cupertino, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I stayed there just one night and I picked this because it was the cheapest and I just needed a place to crash. I had no expectations since it was 2 star motel, but I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the room and the freshness of the interior and decor. The owners were very nice and friendly as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

we really enjoyed our stay in this hotel the staff were very helpful gave us a coupon, many suggestions where to go for dinner or distraction. plus they are pet friendly we can bring our lil zchanucer! i highly recommend this place!

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had a horrid drive over to Lake Tahoe, but we were made to feel so very welcome, plan was 1 or 2 nights but due to how lovely the area is and the lady that runs this motel we stayed 4 nights. Great place for walkers and bird watchers.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The Budget Inn is great. If all you're really looking for in a hotel is a clean bed to sleep in and a clean place to shower for a low price, this is your place. It was easily the cheapest room I could find while booking a low-budget ski trip to Tahoe, but the value was really great. I'd read... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Everything you need is provided. Uber comfy bed ( best sleep in 3 weeks on the road), great heater, excellent water pressure, fridge, microwave, coffee maker etc.... Wifi is fine ( matter of fact, I'm using it now) if donuts and coffee doesn't cut it for you for breakfast there is an iHop down the road. Why pay more?

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Berkeley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

The rooms smelled like too much air freshener, the towels had yellow stains, the wifi was terrible (half of the time it was super slow, the other half I don't have internet access at all), and as some reviewers mentioned, there is no breakfast, just some donuts and coffee.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, clean room, huge tv, sparking clean bathroom that could use a shelf or table to set things on but all in all a nice place to stay for 69.00 plus 20.00 for a pet on a Friday night in South Lake Tahoe. Oh yeah, did I mention they are more pet friendly than most of the beaches and... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe

Address: 3496 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California)
Price Range: $49 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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