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“Great Location/View, Clean, Good Breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe

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Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #21 of 68 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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SAN ANTONIO
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57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Location/View, Clean, Good Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Have stayed at this hotel every October since 2005. It is centerally located across from the ski lift and shops. Free wi fi and continental breakfast and the indoor jacuzzi is great - pool has been closed during our stays. Beds are comfortable and rooms have small refridgerators and microwaves. A rental car is a must and your within short drives to anywhere you want to go around lake. Close to casinos and quiet mountain trails. The national park is minutes away and the salmon spawning migration is incredible to watch.

Room Tip: we like to face the mountain (south). rooms not in the front section offer little in way of views
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Placentia, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Like being in the forest but near everything. Lovely rooms with fridge and microwave, closet and drawers. Double sinks in bathroom. Roomy and comfortable. Free wi Fi and one of the better included breakfasts. Friendly staff. Indoor jacuzzi, outdoor pool. I would stay here again!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

Extremely friendly staff. Wonderful location within walking distance to anything you need. Very clean and updated appearance. Nestled in the pines makes for a resort type setting. Great breakfast selection in the morning. A bit pricey but what hotel in Tahoe isn't? Easy driving distance to major attractions and beaches.

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room. Heavier folks above you can make for a miserable night's sleep. had to...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

We only stayed one night and it was worth the price I got through Priceline. It has free parking, free Internet, and free breakfast. It's close to everything and very clean and updated. Carpet needs to be replaced, but it's livable. Would stay again!

Stayed August 2012
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

We never visited Lake Tahoe before and only stayed for one night. But we were not disappointed ! The rooms are large, clean and well furbished. Great swimming pool that is however out of the sun in the later afternoon. We stayed on the ground level and had some noises from the guests on the floor above us. Breakfast is a bit basic but the kids loved the automatic pancake machine. The staff was kind and helpful and recommended a great boat tour on the Lake (Lake Tahoe Queen) that made our short stay there a true success. Especially since we were offered a late check-out at 2 pm provided we were or became member of the Inter Continental Club.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Medford, Oregon, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

This hotel was clean and had all the amenities we were looking for except for no beach access. If you are looking for walking distance to casinoes, shopping, and nightlife, this location is perfect. We enjoyed the fireplace, jacuzzi, and generously sized bedroom and bathroom.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Berkeley, California
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

We came to Tahoe for a very last minute wedding on the lake and were pleasantly surprised by this location. We didn't get to the hotel until 10 pm and check-in was a breeze! Our room was very quiet (we were on the third floor) and it was very clean also! We walked down to Harrah's casino, whcih was a breeze. Very convenient-Great location! Zephyr's Cove is easy to get to also. The wedding we attended was on a boat that went out to Emerald Island. It was nice to wake up to a cont. breakfast with eggs, sausage, donuts, and yogurt. The staff is very friendly and I would definitely recommend you to stay here!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe

Property: Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe
Address: 3961 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8907
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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 Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#19 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe 2.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express, South Lake Tahoe is centrally located on Hwy 50, nestled in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Getting here is fast and convenient too. We are the ideal place to enjoy fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery and natural landscaping. The Holiday Inn Express is just minutes from Lake Tahoe, Nevada Stateline Casinos, Skiing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Movie Theaters, Boat Cruises, and so much more! Our facilities include an Seasonal Outdoor Pool and Spa. Our Indoor Spa and Sauna Room is currently being renovated, until June 2016. We are a completely Smoke-Free facility. Our hotel features include Complimentary Express Start Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access and Local Phone Calls. You are close to Restaurants and Night Life yet amid graceful Pine Trees. Visit South Lake Tahoe, CA and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express. ... more   less 
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