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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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San Jose, California
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This lodge is completely redone and though the outside looks like a place from the 60's, they've done a great job revamping the interior! The outside too is redone with stone and cedar shakes; I guess it's the style and the old sign. It sits among old hotels/lodges, but it's very quaint and clean. The fireplace has stone, the little... More 

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bay area, ca
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were trying to find an affordable place for my large family to stay for a quick weekend trip up to Tahoe. It was tricky trying to find a place that would accommodate our large party. After reading reviews, I decided to book a suite here. I was a little nervous because I do remember the Mark Twain Lodge as... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a last minute booking at this place and were apprehensive about it. The hopes did not rise when we pulled in at 12am in the night. But, from that point onwards, everything was excellent. The receptionist was very warm even though we woke her up so late. We got a two-room suite. It was really cozy with gas-lit... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were a little worried when we drove up to the Mark Twain Lodge because it looked like an old run down motel. However we were pleasantly surprised when we entered our room. It was nicely decorated and very clean. It looks as if it had been recently renovated. The lady that checked us in was very friendly. Location wise,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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 96150-6939
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $122 - $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
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
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