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Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

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antarctica
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had room 14, less expensive than lakefront cabins, and still a good lake view, which was about 20-30 feet wide, between 2 cabins. We rolled our bed aside and put the 2 rocking chairs in front of our window. We also looked in room 9, which has a good view only when you stand; it would be great if...

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, and it certainly sounds like you had the chance to appreciate a lot of our rooms! We are glad to hear that you found a cabin that suited your needs. Our lakeside location in Tahoe Vista, close to Kings Beach and many Tahoe...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 3, 2016

A smallish room but nicely located on the main road around the top of the lake and able to park outside. Room has a small kitchenette that allowed for hobs to be used. A short walk to the beach - bed comfy, front desk staff not overly friendly - no breakfast.

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. Our location in North Lake Tahoe on a private beach is the perfect home base for a Tahoe getaway. Breakfast isn't included in stays at The Franciscan, but all of our rooms do feature full kitchens or kitchenettes, which is great for dining in during your stay. We hope that...

Yorba Linda, California
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Decided to end our summer vacation with a few nights at Lake Tahoe and wanted to find a hotel on the lake but not pay lakeside prices. The Franciscan was the perfect choice and location to other activities. The hotel has optional lodging on the forest side with a pool (and private lakeside access—beachside lounges/towels-Yes!) or lakeside rooms. We opted...

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent Tahoe getaway at The Franciscan! All of our rooms feature fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, perfect for a night in, or for dining with family. All rooms include access to our private beach and pier, a great place to spend the day or just catch a sunset. All rates...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Over Labor Day Weekend we had a wedding to attend in Truckee and could only spend two nights in the Tahoe area. After telephoning several venues and being told that there was a 3 night minimum, I happened upon Franciscan Lakeside Lodge in Tahoe Vista. What a great discovery! Not only did they not have a minimum number of nights,...

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at The Franciscan! We are so glad that you stumbled upon The Franciscan during your latest trip to Tahoe. Our location in Tahoe Vista is central to many Tahoe attractions, and our private beach and pier is perfect for spending a day, or just catching a sunset. All of...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed September 9, 2016

We have stayed here at least 6 times over the past 15 years. Always enjoyed ourselves, great accommodations, quiet and the staff was always very nice....but, our most recent stay changed our minds. The gentlemen at the front desk was borderline rude. Didn't think it was necessary for him to say "don't lock your key card in the room because...

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, it is always a pleasure to hear feedback from returning guests. I am sorry to hear that one of our staff members was unfriendly and less than helpful to you. We will look into this issue and speak with the staff member that you...

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Have stayed at the Franciscan on several occasions and it continues to meet all expect ions. Great location on the lake with a beautiful beach. Excellent stay for families or just a couples getaway.. Highly recommended.

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Franciscan, Kenneth! Our private beach is the perfect place to enjoy a full day, or maybe just a relaxing evening watching the sun set over Lake Tahoe. Our location in Tahoe Vista is central to many Tahoe attractions, and the perfect place for a getaway. We hope that...

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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Couldn't be happier, great location, fabulous sand beach, pier, buoys, wonderful pool, walking distance to ice cream for kids (parents too), coffee shop, boat rentals. Service was excellent, thank you Mary & Lorraine (?) for accommodating use of facilities for the full day. Highly recommend for families or girls trip -

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge! Our location close to many Tahoe attractions and amenities is perfect for an easy, relaxing getaway. Our private beach and pier is the perfect spot to relax for a day, or to catch a sunset. We are so glad to hear that our staff was accommodating, we will be...

Tillamook, Oregon
Reviewed June 18, 2016

The cabins and rooms at the Lodge are comfy and cozy. Older hotel with lots of character. Beach behind cabins right on the lake great place to sit and watch the sunset. Everyone very friendly and attentive. We will definitely return.

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Franciscan, Kathy! Our location in Tahoe Vista is close to many of Tahoe's premier attractions, and all reservations include access to our private beach and pier. We agree that it's the perfect place to enjoy one of Tahoe's beautiful sunsets! We also pride ourselves on offering...

Eureka CA
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I am giving two stars because of the misleading advertising associated with this listing. If I had actually stayed in a lakeside cabin, as I thought I had booked, I would have given 5 stars. Before writing this review, I checked the Travelocity and Booking.com listings and Google maps. 99% of the indications are that any room you book is...

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some time to share some of the highlights and shortcomings of your recent stay here. It came to our attention recently that the room descriptions found on some online booking agents was misleading, and we have submitted requests across all of the online channels that we sell our rooms on to change the verbiage so that...

Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went up to the North Shore for my birthday and stayed here. We got a studio lakeside cottage and we loved it! The well-equipped kitchenette was a great feature, and the nearby Safeway meant we can make our own meals and save some money. (Unlike our last trip to Stinson Beach where all the restaurants were...

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Thank you for taking the time to review The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, and happy belated birthday! We are so glad to hear that your birthday weekend was memorable and fun, it sounds like you got to enjoy a lot of what North Tahoe has to offer! With kitchenettes in all rooms as well as a location close to many Tahoe...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, make The Franciscan your 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

Address: 6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe Vista
Price Range: $102 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franciscan Lakeside Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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Franciscan Lakeside Hotel Tahoe Vista
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Tahoe Vista
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“14: good lake view between 2 cabins. 9: good view only when you stand. 20: narrow view+windows. 10-13, 21-29: lakefront/full views/costly”
 of 5 bubbles tripyrr, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Forest side good for families that would like grass/grounds for kids to be able to play.”
 of 5 bubbles aheap50, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Definitely choose a lakeside unit if you enjoy being near the water.”
  • charming, cozy room
  • detail of towels, towel rack with alpine motif
  • Bathroom and storage
  • Kitchenette and table
 of 5 bubbles StarLady99, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“pick a unit as far away as possible from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles lisagH5907KK, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Stay beach side”
 of 5 bubbles 492kennethd, Sep 7, 2016 | Read review
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