Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

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4.0
#2 of 3 motels in Tahoe Vista
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beach
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Skiing
Fishing
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Room features
Private beach
Housekeeping
Telephone
Kitchenette
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
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EH-MUH-LEE wrote a review Oct 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Señor Simons wrote a review Jan 2020
Oregon Coast, Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Celebrated my birthday week at the lodge. The location was amazing, we were right next to Lake Tahoe. The cabins are small, but equipped with a kitchen and small fridge. They had a free air hose so we could blow up our lake toys. It's close to the Safeway store and restaurants which also makes the location very convenient. It was quiet at night, with opportunity for many activities during the day. We had so much fun floating the lake all day and using the outdoor lakeside BBQs for making dinner in the evening as we watched the sunset! Kings Beach is right around the corner where they have outdoor concerts, volleyball and a great beach. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Franciscan Lake... L, Owner at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded Jan 25, 2020
Thanks for your review and we are glad to hear you has such a great experience at The Franciscan. Our private beach and pier are great during the warmer months for a day of relaxing on the beach and taking in big blue. Please come back again soon. Subscribe to our email newsletter and social media channels to receive the best rates.
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jrhinomo wrote a review Oct 2020
Reno, Nevada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms on the lakeside will get very sunny in the afternoon
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Alexa F wrote a review Feb 2020
Newport Beach, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked last minute and were immediately taken with this magical place. The studio was perfect for a weekend away, the views were breathtaking, and the staff were so helpful - going out of their way to make recommendations and give us a great experience. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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827pattiem wrote a review Oct 2020
San Francisco, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Unit # 13 is right on the beach. Perfect location.
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blessedpinay wrote a review Nov 2020
Hayward, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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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Cindy G wrote a review Mar 2023
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The only reason why I'm giving it two stars is because of the location and beautiful lake. Everything is close by (shops, restaurants) and walkable. They have the prettiest lake view right in front of the lodge. I assumed the lodge would be decent from their supposedly "4 star" lodge. I found out when checking in that their cabins are privately owned. Cabin 18 was not clean, it smelled old and stale, bathroom had mold in the shower, lights weren't' working and I felt so uncomfortable for my toddlers to be crawling around. It was so dirty that phone was sticky and it was just disgusting. The front desk never checked in on our stay and there was no cleaning services. The rooms definitely could use a upgrade, It was so outdated. I was so excited to stay from the reviews and photos I read and saw and it turned out to be such a disappointment. Not worth the price.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded Mar 3, 2023
Thanks for your review Cindy. We have already replied to your same review on Google, but for the benefit of our TripAdvisor customers, I will copy and paste my reply here. It may be useful for you to note that we have a 4 bubble rating on TripAdvisor and this is not a 4 star lodge according to a tourism grading, but rather the average rating that we work hard for, as given by guests to the lodge. Our units are all privately owned but your comments go beyond anything to do with ownership. We take cleanliness and good maintenance seriously. We are investigating what caused the failure in the unit that you stayed in. We hope you will consider giving us a second chance.
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fairtravels wrote a review Sep 2023
Fairhope, Alabama
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We showed up a day early and, Brian, the very helpful property manager, was able to accommodate us with a cottage on the water's edge. We loved it so much, we ended up changing our room and taking it for the rest of the week. The cottage was updated with a nice bathroom and kitchen. The bed was comfortable with crisp sheets and the bathroom had fluffy towels. The kitchen was immaculate and had everything we needed to cook several meals. Propane grills on the property were a bonus. The best part, of course, was the view. At the end of a day of hiking or biking, we were able to sit on the deck and watch the sky change colors over the mountains and the lake. On the practical side, we needed to combine work and vacation. The Internet was fast and reliable. I would definitely recommend this location to friends.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: For the most peace and quiet, stay early to mid-week in the off season.
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Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded Sep 29, 2023
Thank your for your rating and review. We love the way that you describe the lodge to other travelers. You also chose a really great time of year to be in North Lake Tahoe. We hope to have you stay with us again.
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trudy m wrote a review Jun 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brian and Gabby were so friendly. We stayed in unit 12 one bedroom right on the water and loved the privacy beach. The cabin had everything we needed including a bbq right outside, lounge, chairs, and umbrella on the deck, chairs on the deck, 2 refrigerators, all the kitchen accessories etc. my kids and grandkids came and we had an amazing time. This was my second time staying there and I hope to go back again next summer.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Don’t forget your water, shoes and sunscreen
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Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded Aug 10, 2023
Thanks for your review Trudy. We love that you and generations of your family had a great memory-making stay with us. We appreciate the mention of Brian and Gabby as we love to hear that staff stood out to guests. We look forward to confirming your next stay with us.
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Hugemaniac1 wrote a review May 2021
San Jose, CA
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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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Eman E asked a question Aug 2022
Brooklyn, New York, United States3 contributions13 helpful votes
What is the check-out policy and how do I go about requesting a late check-out? 0 seconds ago
Answer from brandone272
Tahoe City, California1 contribution
Check out is by 11am. $25 per hour charge applies after 12pm. For late checkout please see the front desk, a day before checkout to confirm the details. Late checkouts aren’t guaranteed and are based on availability (and staffing capacity)
Answer from brandone272
Tahoe City, California1 contribution
We realize that pets are so important to many guests, but the Franciscan units have a uniform policy about not allowing pets, which was taken by the rental committee which is made up of owners. There are a number of complications relating to cleaning and allergies when pets are allowed. You may find a unit at the Franciscan on a vacation rental platform which allows pets, because they do their own cleaning privately.
reelman2015 asked a question Oct 2018
Bonita, California
Pets allowed?
Answer from Franciscan Lodge
Tahoe Vista, California1 contribution
No, we are not pet friendly.
tomblak asked a question Mar 2015
What is your pet policy
Answer from Rhea G
Gilroy, California
Do you have pictures of the 4 bedroom cabin?
maryklawitter wrote a tip May 2024
Ione, California2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure everything is in working order before you unpack!!"
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fairtravels wrote a tip Sep 2023
Fairhope, Alabama22 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For the most peace and quiet, stay early to mid-week in the off season. "
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trudy m wrote a tip Jun 2023
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t forget your water, shoes and sunscreen"
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Marie H wrote a tip Aug 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you can afford it, I would opt for the Lake view rooms/cabins. If not, get a higher floor."
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Hugemaniac1 wrote a tip May 2021
San Jose, CA209 contributions162 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Away from Northlake Blvd"
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PRICE RANGE
$193 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
58
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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 (4.8 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 Bourbon Pub Northstar, 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 0.09 miles away from the center of Tahoe Vista.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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.
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