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Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
Ranked #13 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Unfulfilled potential”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Waterfront setting was awesome but the flock of geese that lived (and crapped) all over the beach not so good. Great pier for watching sunsets with a glass of wine.
Rooms were clean but very small, balcony was a plus.
Rooms are very noisy between the old fashion AC wall unit and the small frig in the room that ran all night, and you hear everything, I mean everything, from the neighbors so sleep wasn't easy.
Hotel staff were very pleasant and accommodating. Live Music was good.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was a nice place to stay right on the beach. They have a lot of fun activities like live music and a movie night outside during our stay. Boat, Kayak, paddle board rental right there on the beach. My only detractor was the room was not very nice. Pretty cheap feel in the room and especially the bathroom. The fire place in the room was nothing special either. This is Lake Tahoe and you won't spend too much time in the room anyway.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sainte-Anne-d'Auray, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very good place just near the Lake. Sonder fil Beach access. Pleasant rooms. Pleasant and quiet lodges. Original building. WE arrived at the end of the afternoon coming from SF. Found a pleasant and helpful staff.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Windsor, California, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great Location right on the shore. Make sure you ask for a lake view. It's not that close to state line but only 3 miles to it.The room was beautiful with cabin type wood inside, balcony view of the lake. Their is a pier with a bar and grill and one can rent water craft and toys. The pool area is great, the jacuzzi is surround by a wall of rocks so it is private. The have a restaurant there and on Thursday they had all you can eat pizza and pasta. Highly recommended. We will be going back there.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Just stayed for one night but great little room with fireplace on the lake. Rented a boat right out front and went to emerald bay. Room was comfortable. There's a bar, pool, hot tub. We really enjoyed the hammocks overlooking the lake. Rooms are small but you don spend much time in them anyway.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Paradise, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I were looking for a place in Lake Tahoe on the beach, and this definitely delivered! We had beach front access by just opening our sliding door and stepping out onto the beach. The rooms were small, but clean. If you want that ask for rooms B101 through B104, or the same with C101-104. There was a propane fireplace that kept the room nice and toasty. I had not spent any time in South Lake Tahoe before, but found it very nice. We rented bicycles right across the street and biked an 11 mile trail along the lake and communities on the south end of the lake one day. There were also rentals for powerboat, jet skis, kayaks and stand up paddle boards at the pier adjacent to the hotel. We tried the stand up paddle board one morning, and was quite fun as well. The views of the lake from this beach are outstanding even though it was very smoky from the Rim Fire in Yosemite. All in all a very good experience.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

This hotel is in a great location with beach access on Lake Tahoe. Our room was a garden view which was ok, but a Lake view would have been awesome. The rooms are small, but comfortable, with a fireplace in each room. The service from the staff at both the hotel and restaurant were great! The price was a great value for the location as well.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
Address: 3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7919 (Formerly Timber Cove Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#7 On the Beach Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#16 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#17 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 262
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Timber Cove Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Best Western Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Best Western

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