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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is my first ever negative review of any place. We booked 2 nights here because there weren't too many options available and this motel had decent reviews. The photos seemed nice but the room was horrible. The room was tiny, dark and worse of all, the mattresses must be at least 20 years old. Both of the mattresses were...

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Linda H, Owner at Mark Twain Lodge, responded to this review

We are sorry your experience with us did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves in addressing guest concerns in a timely manner. We were not aware of the bed issue at the time of your stay, however, during spring of this year we became aware of the situation. We checked the beds and subsequently replaced all.

Salinas, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Suite Room (1 king, 2 double,queen sleeper sofa). It felt like staying in our own cabin. It has 2 separate rooms with 2 bathrooms. Full kitchen with clean utensils. Room is located on the 2nd floor, on top of the Reception Office. It's a plus that the shared patio with gas barbecue grill was just outside...

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Miami, Fl
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is lucky to have Cindy as the grounds manager/keeper. She makes the place great. We stayed 3 nights because of her. The hotel is perfectly located to walk everywhere in the heart of south Lake Tahoe. It's a nice 10 minute walk to the beach and the casinos. About the hotel rooms. Pros: bathrooms have great shower temp...

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Manteca, CA
Reviewed August 29, 2016

You never know what you'll get with these smaller, independent motels but I was pleasantly surprised with this one.It is definitely older and smaller than the mega-resort hotels on the main road, but it is nicely maintained and was perfect for my overnight stay. It's just a couple blocks from the main road & the beach, and is within walking...

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Linda H, Owner at Mark Twain Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us. The suggestions you made are very constructive and will be implemented in the near future. Thank you for staying with us and hope you will stay with us the next time you are in South Lake Tahoe.

Lodi, California
Reviewed August 10, 2016

We took a chance on this hotel as it was a busy weeknight due to a concert we were attending. The had one room left, but the reviews I read on here shared that this location was great. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised to find such a great place in a perfect location. This place does not stick...

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San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Called Expedia and booked this room right at stateline. It's just a small place, but has been completely remodeled and it is nice. The room was small, but well done. Great area to be next to everything. The managers were very personable and made us feel good. After I told him I owned a hotel in Mexico he asked if...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed April 4, 2016

Whenever the husband and I get a chance to get out of town (Reno) and we head up to the lake, we NEVER think twice about staying anywhere else than The Mark Twain. Our family has been staying here for years. The hotel is less than a 5 min walk to the main road or the lake. Very clean, the...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

This little place was better than I thought it would be. I read the reviews here before booking and they were all right! Great location, rooms are clean and it's quiet! The price is great too! The only thing I would tell them to change would be the TVs. The ones in the room are very very old.

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Location, location, location. 5 minute walk to the Heavenly Gondola and shopping, skiing/snowboarding and amazing restaurants. The property is unassuming yet well kept. The front desk lady was so welcoming and the check in process was effortless. We were a bit ahead of check in time but our room was ready and she told us that they had turned on...

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Seneca, South Carolina
Reviewed January 6, 2016

Most start with money - very reasonable for the time of year. What you get for your money is awesome. Location : we walked just about everywhere, from skiing/boarding, eating, & playing. Staff - Cindy does it ALL and does it very well. Checking on you to ensure you are comfortable and have everything you need. She alone would be...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
14 Room motel including 4 - 3 room suites. Most rooms have fireplaces. Close to Heavenly Ski Gondola, casinos, and private beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mark Twain Lodge

Address: 947 Park Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 91650
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $108 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mark Twain Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Mark Twain Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Mark Twain Motel
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#11 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
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“8 people can comfortably fit in the suite. This suite has a total of 4 beds.”
  • 2 double
  • 1 King
  • Patio with gas grill and picnic table
 of 5 bubbles JobelPerez, 1 week ago | Read review
“I didn't see an elevator; get a first floor room if you have mobility issues.”
 of 5 bubbles jentheqoe, Aug 29, 2016 | Read review
“108 or 109 are the Jacuzzi rooms”
 of 5 bubbles maeab, Apr 4, 2016 | Read review
“Lucky in any room, we liked 2nd floor even with luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles kynze, Jan 6, 2016 | Read review
“This review is for a first floor normal room, not a 2nd floor floor suite. Maybe the suites are much more comfortable for any length of time.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelingBBoomers, Oct 4, 2014 | Read review
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