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“Not a bad place for the price” 3 of 5 stars
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Days Inn South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #52 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Orinda, California
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59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Not a bad place for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Rooms: The beds and bathroom are clean. Rugs a bit dirty, I wouldn't recommend walking barefoot on them. It looks as if the bathrooms have been cleaned up and remodeled. It is a stand up shower. Not sure if the bathroom layout is any different for the larger rooms. I had a room with 2 double beds. Walls are thin. You can hear your neighbors and if you have a room nearer the street, you'll definitely hear all the cars zinging by.

The Service: Just average, again not the Ritz. The check in and check out was a breeze.

A note: Parking is plentiful, but layout is a bit odd. In most cases, you can end up parking right in front of your room. However, when trying to exit, can be a tight squeeze especially if your rooms are on the left side of the inn (when you're facing the inn from the street). Also, they say they have a continental breakfast. Wouldn't plan on getting full from it. They put out orange juice, coffee and milk with two kinds of cereal. As for the pastries, it's the Svenhard's Danish kinds and they only put out a few in a basket. That's it.

Overall: I've stayed there two times now with my family. It was primarily for a place to sleep. I didn't expect it to be the Ritz and neither should anyone else staying here. When paying sub $70 per night, you need to lower your expectations. Would I stay here again, probably would if we had to.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms further away from the street so you can avoid the traffic noise.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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SANTA CRUZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Came the week before ski season, Had the whole place to myself so I can't say what it's like in peak season full of guests but I was pleased with my stay. Friendly desk staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Service:
To start, the customer assistants were very accommodating. We were not going to get there until 2 am and they said it was no problem and they would hold our room. They were expecting us when we arrived and promptly checked us in. They then gave us a 30 minute late check out when requested.

Rooms:
We got the 1 Queen suite with a Jacuzzi tub for only $69 on a Saturday night!!!! I believe the other rooms were about $49 for 2 queen beds. The room was very basic, but pretty spacious. There was a vanity alcove that adds much needed space if your traveling with a group or family. Nothing was updated, but that was to be expected. However, everything was clean and in good working order.

Summary:
I'm giving this hotel a 4 of 5 because for hotels under $50 in Lake Tahoe, this is one of the best your going to get. With that in mind: If you are just passing through and you are only wanting to spend $50 or so then this IS A GREAT place for you. If you are on a budget and want to stay on the California side of Tahoe and not the Nevada side, then this IS A GREAT PLACE FOR YOU. If you are willing to pay twice as much, want something more modern/updated, are willing to stay in a Nevada casino (like Harrahs), then this IS NOT the place for you.

Tip: Know what you want/need in a hotel room and then get an unbiased view of what you are booking. A great hotel for me may not mean a great hotel for you and vice versa.

Room Tip: Tip: A room towards the back will be less noisy as people get up in the morning to leave. If you are...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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PLEASANTON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Days Inn in South Lake Tahoe was a great value and super location. The rooms were clean if some what in an older motel. The staff was super too. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Days Inn South Lake Tahoe

Property: Days Inn South Lake Tahoe
Address: 3530 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8900
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn South Lake Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Days Inn Lake Tahoe Ski Resort / Golf Area Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Days Inn

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