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Buffalo, New York
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71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is an interesting looking hotel across the street from Lake Tahoe, nice central location, very friendly staff. Rooms are very dated, not enough plugs. we asked for and got a Handicapped room, only had a Queen bed, uncomfortable wooden chairs in the room, but there was a fridge, microwave, coffee maker. Room was clean. Bed not wonderful. we would... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

This particular reviewer first visited the Pepper Tree Inn during the Summer of 1975 and had a great experience; things have not changed. If you want to stay here, it is easy to find; just look off the main road for the easily recognizable pictured sign. Nearly all the rooms have a relaxing lake view. See the photos. If you... More 

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PepperTreeInnTahoe, Manager at Pepper Tree Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you were pleased. Please don't wait so long to come see us again! More 

South Carolina
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122 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Nice, older motel and tower right on main drag overlooking lake and all commercial and historical venues. We walked everywhere in town. Well maintained and updated, but smallish rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff; owner manager on-site and checks rooms daily. Outstanding view if you face east (lake). So-so breakfast---mostly carb ladened BUT has in-room coffee makers that grind the... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

September 25th, 2016 Hotel, or should I say Motel was fine. Clean, good continental breakfast, pretty outdated. However, my biggest concern was that it had NO HEAT until October even though the weather went down into the 30s!!! They do have small electric heaters, but when we called to ask for one they said they ran out. By California State... More 

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Oakdale, California
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79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Everything other people have said is right on. The location is perfect for being in the hart of town. Not fancy, but clean, would stay again if the need arises. Great pool, the elevator leaves a little to be desired though.

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glendora, ca
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373 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016

this was the last room in the last inn we found several mos ahead of a family wedding it looked the typical rundown ski motel it was clean but dark and crowded with furnishing the bathroom had no counter space and it was not cheap you could stay in a marriott or such for less

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Seattle, Washington
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112 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We needed a room and just stopped. We ended up with a room on the 7th floor of the tower having a great view of the town and the lake. We liked it so much that we stayed again on our return trip. There was music at the Commons Beach that we could hear plainly from our balcony, but it... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Although more cozy and quiet cabins available in area at a comparable price, pepper tree motel is conveniently located downtown and affordable. Rooms comfortable, simply appointed but cozy. Good complimentary breakfast and heated pool good. Recommend for good value.

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Concord, California
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We stayed at Pepper Tree Inn from Monday-Wednesday. The room was clean and we had a 5th floor room with a shared balcony. This hotel is very noisy with the traffic going by constantly. Also, it was quite warm in N.Tahoe and the rooms do not have air conditioning. All we had to get air movement was a small portable... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Chose this hotel because it seemed like the best combination of price and style. It's a funny-looking tall building, not sure what it was originally built for, but because of that it has a gorgeous view of the lake. The building is only one-room thick, that is to say, every room has a window on the back side as well... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a privately owned one-of-a-kind B & B, centrally located in the heart of Tahoe City, directly across the street from Lake Tahoe. Our 7-story tower building is the 2nd tallest structure on the CA side and affords our guests a beautiful view of the lake from their balcony. Recent room linen & towels upgrades and 32" flat screen TV's. We offer our guests free off-street & underground parking, free access to our newly upgraded secure WiFi, 8-free HBO Channels via our new (60 channel) Direct TV upgrade, a free "extended" continental breakfast in our quaint breakfast room, and a Staff who is sensitive and dedicated to our guests needs and comfort. We have a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool to which we have just added a new privacy fence, and offer recommendations to area attractions and even discount coupons to our favorite area restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pepper Tree Inn

Address: 645 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Price Range: $92 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pepper Tree Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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“The best views are on floors three to seven.”
 of 5 bubbles Firehousecat, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“rooms higher in the tower have better view than 1st or second floor. There is elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles IrishGenie, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a heater!”
 of 5 bubbles Chelseamychal, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“As high as you can, floor wise.”
 of 5 bubbles Buff2013, Sep 24, 2016 | Read review
“top floor away from traffic and noise with a good view”
 of 5 bubbles brittGlendora_Ca, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
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