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Inn by the Lake

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3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Folsom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This place is terrible. Do not stay. The pictures of surrounding area are misleading. The rooms are gross and maintenance people hand you plungers to fix their toilets. I will not stay there again. Ever!

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Jeremy A, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time from your day to write a review. We are terribly sorry to hear that we didn't meet your standards and that you found the pictures of the area to be misleading. Thank you again for taking the time to review us. More 

Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It is located across the street from the lake and we were able to see the lake from our room. It is very quiet. The beds are so comfy. All the staff were very nice. Check in was very easy. We did not use the pool or the fitness room, but both looked nice and clean. I would definitely stay... More 

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Jeremy A, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for writing such a great review of Inn by the Lake. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially that you found the beds comfy and property quiet. We hope that we have the pleasure of you staying with us again if your travels bring you back... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Although hyped as a "unique resort" right on the lake, this hotel doesn't compare at all with some other hotels we've stayed at in South Lake Tahoe. Our "lake view " room was well back from the lake with a busy street between the hotel and the lake. You could kind of see the lake between power poles and many... More 

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Jeremy A, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Inn by the Lake. We are sorry to hear that our accommodations and location didn't meet your expectations. Once again thank you for reviewing Inn by the Lake. More 

Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I was treated to a nice, efficient welcome at the front desk. My room was very clean and comfortable, as was the bed. Conveniently located to the things I needed to access during my overnight stay for the Tour de Tahoe. MacDuffs pub is fantastic Scottish food and just across the street!

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Jeremy A, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for writing such a wonderful review of Inn by the Lake. It is great to hear that you were greeted well by our Front Desk Team. It is also great to hear that you found our location to your liking. We too think that McDuffs is a great pub and restaurant and we are... More 

Santa Clara
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I needed a late checkout as I was doing a bike ride that didn't end till afternoon. The front desk ladies were very understanding and accommodating and worked with house cleaning to help push out my checkout a teensy bit more. Very nice staff, would recommend.

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Jeremy A, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for writing such a wonderful review of Inn by the Lake. It is great to hear that our Front Desk Team was able to help you out with the late checkout. It is also great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our staff. We hope your future travels bring you back to... More 

Dublin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Very pleased year after year and we book every year to do it again. It is very clean and comfortable. Close to shops and casinos and everyone there is very helpful. We really like the King room and feel rested when we leave.

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Jeremy A, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review. We are so happy that you can vacation here in beautiful South Lake Tahoe with your chihuahua and that you enjoy our location and amenities year after year. We look forward to seeing you on your future visits. Once again thank you for such a great... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Inn by the Lake located in South Lake Tahoe is located across from a public access beach. The hotel has a small but well-appointed fitness room and a small rec room with foosball and air hockey. A pool and hot tub is just outside the fitness room and there is a volley ball net and a couple of charcoal BBQ... More 

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Jeremy A, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to partake of many of our amenities. We hope that your future travels bring you back to South Lake Tahoe and we look forward to you visiting us again. Once again thank you for such a wonderful review... More 

Hayward, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Staff are not friendly except the one girl that works nights she was Asian do not remember her name. She had her dog with her and she was so amazingly friendly. I was frustrated because no one to talk with re charges just the runaround

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Jeremy A, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Inn by the Lake. We are terribly sorry that you found the staff to not be friendly, with the exception of our night auditor. That is not usually the case. We are also sorry that it sounds as if the price was not conveyed to you properly. Once again thank you for... More 

Maricopa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Enjoyed our stay. We had a lot of private time. Our dog was very relaxed and seemed to enjoy the area. We were lucky enough to visit during Labor Day to see the fireworks. Beautiful. The Inn provided chairs in the lawn. We stayed in the room and watched from the balcony. Loved the whole trip. Thank you for all... More 

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Jeremy A, General Manager at Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for writing such a great review. We are so pleased to hear that everyone including your dog enjoyed their stay with us. We have to agree that the Fireworks were beautiful. We hope that your future travels bring you back to Lake Tahoe and that you will visit us again. Once again we would... More 

Santa Clara
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I really enjoyed our stay. We will be booking with this Inn by the lake again. I was nice being across from the lake and not right in the middle of tourist hell. Close enough to everything & we'll be b

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We would like to thank you for writing such a great review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you especially liked our location. We look forward to you visiting again. Once again thank you for such a great review. More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Inn by the Lake is conveniently located across the street from Lake Tahoe's El Dorado Beach. Heavenly Mountain Resort is a mile away and the Inn's mid-town location offers easy access to all that Tahoe has to offer. We have a fully equipped fitness room, sauna, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)and bi-level spa. Enjoy our family fun center, Tahoe Bowl - featuring Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza and Lane 17 Sports Bar. Bear Beach Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for your family dining pleasure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn by the Lake

Address: 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $129 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn by the Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Inn By The Lake Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Hotel By The Lake
By The Lake Tahoe
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
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