We stayed four nights here in a king-bed room with lake view.
We had a pleasant stay.
I've read some of the negative reviews on yelp, and I will say that with one exception, I didn't find any of the bad things listed.
Room was clean and always cool (in July). We didn't turn on the AC at all. We did slide the door to the balcony open a bit at night for some fresh air. Small but nice balcony with two chairs.
The room was well-appointed. Nice bed, table, chairs, small sofa. Microwave and mini-fridge and a sink (besides the two bathroom sinks). Flat screen TV (which worked fine, though we only watched it once).
Bathroom was clean. There's a shower/tub + toilet + sink in one room. There's a second sink outside the bathroom so one person can shower while another can brush teeth, etc.
Hair dryer, iron, and ironing board were in the room.
Also a coffee maker.
I liked the fact that we weren't right downtown. And, no, you're not really "on the lake." You do have to cross the street. But there is a traffic signal right on the corner.
There are three restaurants very close by as well as a great ice cream place. Safeway is a block away. And a public park on the lake is a block away as well.
Loved the two-tiered spa. Nice pool as well.
We saw lots of people with dogs, but didn't hear any barking.
Front desk staff was always pleasant and helpful.
The major downside is that the walls are thin. We could hear the folks in the next room talking. They weren't yelling or screaming, just talking. It wasn't a big deal since they didn't stay up late or get up really early, and we were out of the room most of the time anyway (as I assume they were too). But I was thinking, "What if we had late-night party people or loud drunks next door?" That, I'm sure would have been a problem.
I thought the price was okay. It was less expensive than what we paid for lesser accommodations on other vacations. So, I was okay with the price point.
Pleasant stay. And I'd book it again should we go to Tahoe in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inn by the Lake is conveniently located across the street from Lake Tahoe's El Dorado Beach. Heavenly Mountain Resort is a mile away and the Inn's mid-town location offers easy access to all that Tahoe has to offer. We have a fully equipped fitness room, sauna, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)and bi-level spa. Enjoy our family fun center, Tahoe Bowl - featuring Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza and Lane 17 Sports Bar. Bear Beach Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for your family dining pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn By The Lake Hotel South Lake Tahoe
- Hotel By The Lake
- By The Lake Tahoe