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6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
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#5 of 8 hotels in Tahoe Vista
Location
4.6
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4.4
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4.1
Value
4.2
The Franciscan located in Tahoe Vista is your home away from home. With fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes in every room, resort-wide wireless access, comfortable accommodations, and access to our private beach and pier, it is the perfect destination for your next getaway. The Franciscan is located in the quiet town of Tahoe Vista, just a short drive to many of Tahoe's great attractions, including Sand Harbor, Thunderbird Mansion, Kings Beach, and some of Tahoe's premier ski resorts. We are also located across the street from the Tahoe Regional Park, which boasts miles of hiking or snowshoeing trails, a disc golf course, playgrounds, playing fields, and a sledding hill in the winter. Stay entertained at The Franciscan at our long, sandy beach, at the volleyball courts, or in the heated swimming pool. Unwind and have a relaxing evening at our barbecue area, with views of the lake. Boat buoys are also available to rent at an affordable rate for our guests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
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Secured parking
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Great View
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EH-MUH-LEE wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
I recently stayed at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge for a wedding. The lodge is a nice place. I'm not sure if it was the location of the lodge I stayed in, or the lodge itself but there were some weird noises that happened from time to time...especially at night. It honestly could have been the sound of a bear, walking around but they also sounded like plumbing noises. I'm not too sure. Either way, that was a bit strange. Make sure you have all of your room supplies before the front office people leave at 9 PM. If you need extra towels, blankets, etc., there is nobody in the office after 9 PM who can give you what you need. It would be nice if the room attendants put extra blankets in the closet - when my friends and I were going to bed our first night, we were looking for extra blankets in the closet and there weren't any. My friend who slept on the rollaway bed didn't have enough sheets to keep her warm. That was disappointing. In general we had a nice time! It was a beautiful venue for the wedding.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded Dec 21, 2021
Thanks for your review, and for your comments about possibly needing items for your room and not knowing that reception was closed from 9pm. We will make an effort to heighten guest awareness about ensuring that they are snug in their rooms before our team leaves for the day. We are delighted that you enjoyed the location and that the wedding was a success.
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Marie H wrote a review Aug 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had 3 nights at the end of our vacation out west and decided to check out Lake Tahoe. We stayed in a Lake view room that was cheaper than the lakeside rooms, but were still able to see the Lake. Just a short walk through the parking lot to the beach. The only downside I would say, is that it is noisy from traffic just outside your window. Though I suppose that almost all of Lake Tahoe's lake side accommodations have a problem with traffic noise. I gave 5 stars because of the costumer service. We had to leave a day early to get home because of impending hurricane threatening Cape Cod, where we live. We wanted to beat the storm and also be home to best protect our house and make sure our pets were OK. Without batting an eye, they gave a full refund on the remaining night (even though it was technically non-refundable) AND we were able to use our room all day until we left in late afternoon. It is so refreshing when people are understanding of extenuating circumstances and are just plain kind!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: If you can afford it, I would opt for the Lake view rooms/cabins. If not, get a higher floor.
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Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded Dec 21, 2021
Thank you for your review Marie. It is so good to hear that our team delivered great service. We hope that your home and you guys were safe when you got back to Cape Cod. We hope to have you stay with us again
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Leslie M wrote a review Aug 2021
Palo Alto, California11 contributions8 helpful votes
We booked a last minute trip to North Lake Tahoe and this was the only place available for the two nights we wanted. We were hesitant as the TripAdvisor rated it #7 out of 8 motels in the Tahoe Vista area. We went for it anyway and were booked in cottage number 15 on the lake side. We were near the hwy so were worries about noise but it was very quiet. Although we faced the parking lot, we could sit on our porch and see the beach. The little kitchen was great and the place was very clean and nicely updated. Bed was comfortable and there was a little fan on the wall that kept us cool at night. The only issue was the shower door which fell off its tracks. The registration people were very nice when we checked in and we could walk across the street to Peps for a cappuccino. Would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded Dec 21, 2021
We appreciate your review Leslie. It sounds as though your expectations were exceeded and that your concerns never materialized, and we are so happy to hear this. We are really happy to hear that our front desk team were good to you. We hope to have you back in the future
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Katie U wrote a review Jul 2021
St. George, Utah6 contributions
We loved the area our room had a full view of Lake Tahoe. The weather was beautiful so we hiked along the lake. The meals were 5 star all the way & the shows were rewarding . Heading home tomorrow would recommend 100% Satisfaction, K
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded Dec 21, 2021
Thank you so much for your 5 star rating. We look forward to you returning in the future.
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islabound wrote a review Jul 2021
Tacoma, Washington139 contributions36 helpful votes
Loved everything here. Check in with lockbox, cabin had everything we needed. Met 4 friends for a girls weekend getaway. Location is great, Lake Tahoe is beautiful! Just a walk across the street to a nice beach, parking was no problem. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded Dec 21, 2021
We appreciate your review Janna. Delighted that your stay was awesome
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NVTraveler17 wrote a review May 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada177 contributions37 helpful votes
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As a northern Nevada local, this is my go to spot for a weekend getaway by the lake. It's quiet, peaceful, and has everything you need. The cabins are clean, well stocked and bed was comfortable. Close to a grocery store and some great restaurants.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded Dec 21, 2021
Thanks for your review. We love that we are your go to spot at Lake Tahoe. Location, location, location... our lodge does have incredible views. We look forward to having you back again, and again
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Hugemaniac1 wrote a review May 2021
San Jose, CA198 contributions159 helpful votes
I called this hotel 3 times and left messages requesting information on handicap accessible room. I never received a call back. When you have an establishment that is as responsive as Road Kill, its time to find a better alternative: we did...
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Away from Northlake Blvd
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Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded May 6, 2021
It is really disappointing to hear about your incredibly poor experience when trying to contact our office. We have truly missed the mark when it comes to being responsive to our customer. It sounds like a combination of technical and employee issues, which I am addressing. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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blessedpinay wrote a review Nov 2020
Hayward, California34 contributions31 helpful votes
I highly recommend this place due to its wonderful location and customer service. The manager, young lady named Mariam, was very accommodating and warm. My room originally was the older cabin and Mariam offered to move me to a newer room on my 2nd day. Their cabins are not "created equal" so asked for a newer cabin. I will definitely come back here on my next trip to Tahoe Vista but this time I will book a cabin near the beach!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: asked for cabin near the beach or a cabin that is remodeled.
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Response from Granlibakken Lake Tahoe, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded Feb 1, 2021
Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again soon!
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jrhinomo wrote a review Oct 2020
Reno, Nevada77 contributions47 helpful votes
The Franciscan is ideal for young families looking for easy beach access and a comfortable pool. The gradual, shallow water provides a large water play area for young and old. The lodge has a dock and is next door to the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch. So, boating enthusiasts have easy access to their boats while staying on the property. Also, young families will enjoy quick access to North Tahoe Regional Park which has a great playground, open grassy fields and more. For mountain bikers, there is a terrific trail system right next to the lodge.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Rooms on the lakeside will get very sunny in the afternoon
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827pattiem wrote a review Oct 2020
San Francisco, California7 contributions
We stayed at unit 13 at the lodge. It’s is the best location...right on the beach. The unit is a one bedroom with a small kitchen. It is decorated very nicely and the kitchen had everything we needed. We loved watching the sunsets while sitting on the deck just steps from the water. We were lucky to have great fall weather but even if it had been raining the place would be cozy to hang out in. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Unit # 13 is right on the beach. Perfect location.
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$177 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Northstar California (4.4 miles), Kings Beach State Recreation Area (2.0 miles), and Stateline Fire Lookout (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Soule Domain, Jason's Beachside Grille, and Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Franciscan Lakeside Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the center of Tahoe Vista.
Are there any historical sites close to Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (8.8 miles), Thunderbird Lake Tahoe (5.8 miles), and Old Truckee Jail Museum (9.6 miles).
Does Franciscan Lakeside Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.