We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

“Look Elsewhere for a cheap place to sleep” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #66 of 68 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Livermore, CA
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Look Elsewhere for a cheap place to sleep”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

I give this place one star. That star is because of its location, across the street from the Heavenly village- walking distance to both the Heavenly Gondola and the Casinos. Other than that, nothing about this place deserves a star. My husband and I stay and ski in South Lake Tahoe quite a bit and do it on the cheap. Mostly when we book a room we expect somewhere that is clean, does not smell like smoke, has hot water, and has a working heater. When we arrived at the motel after a day of skiing we checked into our room and was immediately hit by the strong smell of cleaning detergents. We had heard another couple complaining about this smell as well in two different rooms...so it must be the same for all rooms at this motel. After showering and settling into our room, the smell of cleaners slowly turned into the smell of old cigarettes (obviously what the cleaners were trying to cover up). Besides that there was what looked to be vomit on the wall and floor and the wall heater did not work. The replacement for this was a little tiny space heater. Now all in all this was a pretty crappy place to stay, but we thought hey no big deal we got a good deal on a busy weekend lets just go somewhere else until we want to go to bed. When we returned to our room after dinner and found the motel had lost power, this is when the bad took a turn for the worst. With no heater all night and a blanket that barely covered the bed we froze. We asked for another blanket and were handed one that had holes in it and gross crusty material and hair all over it. Apparently the power was restored around 1am but no one told us, and the little heater fan we had left on never turned back on. When we checked out at 7am, the staff in the office didn't seem to care and told us that all of their rooms are clean and they have "really nice, clean" blankets on the bed. He then asked if we would like to pay for another night...

Overall this was a terrible experience and I don't think it was just bad luck, after hearing the complaints from everyone else- all the rooms were just as dirty and disgusting as ours. We stayed here a couple times over the years and never had a problem. Looks like a change in ownership was the downturn of this place. There are plenty of other options that are just as inexpensive as this dump.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank aburk87
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

19 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    0
    3
    0
    2
    14
See reviews for
2
11
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

The Good: The motel is in a great location. Close to shopping, casinos, and great dining! You can walk anywhere you choose. The beach is not too far away either.

The Bad: We have stayed in cleaner, better kept rooms than the one we had at the Blackjack Inn. It was old, the lamps were falling apart, and the carpet looked like it could use a real good shampooing. The hot water took a while to appear in our shower. In addition, the room was very stuffy, and the only way to get fresh air was to crank up the noisy airconditioner. The bathroom had a window, but it was secured with a wooden dowl, and had no screen.

The Ugly: We noticed a significant amount of mold in the shower stall. The grout looked like it use a good cleaning, maybe even being replaced. Also we I looked up at the ceiling , I noticed years worth of dead insects had collected in the light fixture. That was just gross!

This place could use a major overhaul in the cleaning department, but it is in a great location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DGAdamsReno_Nevada
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these South Lake Tahoe hotels

Sacramento, CA
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here last weekend for a quick last minute trip to Tahoe. Luckily, this place was located right across the street from the restaurant we wanted to eat at (Fire & Ice - Yum!). It was a great price, very clean, and the owners were really nice and got us in our room quickly. We also liked that the room had a microwave and refrigerator. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank BonitaLanita
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these South Lake Tahoe hotels
0.4 mi away
Econo Lodge Heavenly Village Area
Econo Lodge Heavenly Village Are...
#53 of 68 in South Lake Tahoe
3.0 of 5 bubbles 189 reviews
0.3 mi away
No photo provided
National 9 Inn - South Lake Taho...
#47 of 68 in South Lake Tahoe
3.5 of 5 bubbles 15 reviews
0.1 mi away
Best Choice Inn South Lake Tahoe
Best Choice Inn South Lake Tahoe
#43 of 68 in South Lake Tahoe
3.5 of 5 bubbles 24 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Bluelake Inn at Tahoe
Bluelake Inn at Tahoe
#31 of 68 in South Lake Tahoe
3.5 of 5 bubbles 199 reviews
0.3 mi away
Rodeway Inn Casino Center
Rodeway Inn Casino Center
#35 of 68 in South Lake Tahoe
3.5 of 5 bubbles 245 reviews
0.5 mi away
Tahoe Hacienda Inn
Tahoe Hacienda Inn
#52 of 68 in South Lake Tahoe
3.0 of 5 bubbles 43 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe

Property: Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe
Address: 985 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6964
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 68 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz and Odigeo so you can book your Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing