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Blue Jay Lodge

4133 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Antelope, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our stay was a spontaneous one. The day was absolutely beautiful so we looked around for a cheep but clean hotel, located close to the Casinos. The Blue Jay lodge is walking distance to the Village and the Casinos. The rooms are nothing to get excited about. The room was somewhere to sleep, not a room you want to hang... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here on a holiday weekend, so this place wasn't even cheap. The rooms are pretty dated, with old furniture for a "rustic" feel. The bathroom in our room was basically a "wet room". The shower only had a curtain to divide it from the rest of the bathroom and the bathroom would get flooded whenever we took showers. Good... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

When they cheap, they mean CHEAP! I booked a room with 3 queen beds, breakfast included. What a joke! The room was a dirty, broken down, dump. Breakfast was actually continental breakfast. The staff is stretched thin, so the office is closed during the day because they're "cleaning" rooms. Awful experience.

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San Ramon, California
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Had most of the things I like in a hotel/motel; fridge, microwave, comfy bed, full length mirror. The location can't be beat for the money. Walking distance to everything; casinos, heavenly, shops, restaurants. Breakfast was not impressive though...

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I would avoid this motel in the future. The owners are trying to cut down on the costs of running this motel and it really shows. The common areas, other than the reception, are a mess. The breakfast is non-existent. The room we were in had poor heating and insulation, dirty and dingy carpets, old used up furniture, a decent... More 

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Lennox Head, Australia
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91 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We booked here because it was a cheap place to stay. The room was nice, WiFi was very fast and reliable, location was great. Only bummer was breakfast. It wasn't very healthy nor was there much of it. Cereal, donuts, coffee and fruit. Some toast would make a cheap and beneficial difference to the breakfast.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Room was big and we liked the bubblebath in the room. Carpets were dirty. The room was cold - with heater it was ok but the bathroom was still freezing. The sheets had holes in them. Breakfast was limited and cointained only sweets.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Location is important with the hotel. It provides private beach access and is central to all the main restaurants. The staff were helpful, microwave in room didn't work and they changed it straight away. The rooms are big but dated. It was clean so no complaints there. It had a small pool which isn't suitable for children as the deep... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Reserved the lodge without reading about it. It is an old establishment. The rate was cheap! The clerk was friendly and recommended a good restaurant., all the rest was poor. The room was in clean. Walking around bare footed for a few minutes, the feet became BLACK as if we came out of a coal mine! The bathroom was old,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Staff were less than enthusiastic both on our arrival and when saying hello when going to the lobby for breakfast, however check in was swift and we were in our rooms within minutes of arrival. Rooms were functional but tired. Beds OK. Our biggest gripe was that towels and bedsheets have definitely seen better days and although they were laundered,... More 

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