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“Very nice rooms , great location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #21 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Reston, Virginia
2 reviews
“Very nice rooms , great location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and the place was very nice. Rooms were spacious (2 Queen beds) - room had microwave and fridge. We got a corner room in the building - so the bathroom was
long and nice.

Breakfast was adequate to go hiking and sightseeing. Location was right
near restaurants and the gondola.

Room Tip: With 4 people, the two queen beds were spacious and nice.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank VAtravellerJR
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
VAtravellerJR

Thank you very much for your lovely comments! Our two-queen bed rooms are quite spacious and provide plenty of room for a family. Our location does make is very convenient to most local shopping and restaurants. There is also a bi-state park down the street which also offers lovely walking trails with views of the lake! Thank you again and we hope you'll come see us again soon!
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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Stayed for one night. Lake Tahoe is such a beautiful location. The hotel was in walking distance of restaurants and shops. The standard HI breakfast fills the gap first thing in the morning. Free Internet. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Lots of parking.

Room Tip: If you have luggage, take a room on the ground floor instead of carting the luggage up stairs.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank DubaiPat
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
DubaiPat

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe. We feel very lucky to be in such a centreal location, and it does help with families and travelers passing through. Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay and we hope you will choose us again!
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Well run, clean, close to the action. You can walk to restaurants, casinos and shopping. If you don't want to hear clomping kids above you, ask for a second story room. Otherwise this place is very handy, plus the breakfast is acceptable.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kathryn C
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Kathryn C

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the HIEX in South Lake Tahoe. The summer season does attract more families to our area and we do our best to accomodate our guests. Our breakfast hostesses do work very hard on our breakfast and we are glad you were able to enjoy it. Thank you very much for choosing us and we hope you will come see us again soon!
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

While looking for a last minute, 2 night stay on a road trip, I was rather unsure at the selection I found online. Seemed my choices were sketchy looking or very expensive. I have stayed at other HI before, so opted to try it. Glad I did! Room was remodeled and very clean. Exterior leads me to believe HI purchased and have put care into the old place. I did not use the pool, but found it an easy walk to marina, restaurants, and the big shopping/entertainment area across the street. The breakfast was great, and staff pleasant and cheerful. We had some heavy walkers in the room above, but not unexpected. There is plenty of parking, but caution, you will get pollen and maybe pitch from the pine trees on your car. I thought they did a great job keeping the footpaths free of that.

Room Tip: One of the three buildings has an elevator. If you cannot lug your luggage upstairs, be sure to ask...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
ETicketRide

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are very proud of our maintenance staff and the great job that they do maintaining our property. Unfortunatley the summer time does bring pollen and tree sap, so you were very wise in avioding it since it does become rather stubborn to take off. Thank you again and we hope you will choose us again on your next visit to Lake Tahoe.
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245 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Enjoyed our two-night stay in the double queen bedroom suite w/fireplace and kitchenette. Our room on the second floor was clean and spacious. A nice bonus was the sleeper sofa with the inflatable mattress...son loved it! This Memorial weekend was especially cool, especially at night so the glass enclosed fireplace created a cozy atmosphere.

Didn't use microwave, but the fridge and coffee maker came in handy. The long outside vanity made up for the limited counter space in bathroom and the double flat screen TVs were a nice feature if only we could stay awake after busy day! Normally light eaters, the complementary breakfast spoiled us and kept us going until our next meal.

Just a short walk to restaurants, stores, casinos and a quick escape by car out of the parking lot made this HI Express a good home base for activities!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Shimadog

Thank you very much for your lovely comments! i'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe. Our Family Suit is definitley one of our more popular and spacious rooms. We feel very lucky to also be in such a central location to several restaurants and shopping.The memorial day weekend really kicked off all the summer fun for Lake Tahoe and now that the weather is starting to allow more activities, we hope to see you again soon!
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

There are so many casino hotels here that reek of cigarette smoke, I made the mistake of staying in one my first night then switched to Holiday Inn Express. This is wonderful! Clean rooms, friendly staff and close to everything I need. Bathrooms are sparkling clean. Newer furniture and carpeting in rooms. I would stay here over any of the large casino hotels in town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank travelswithkids43501
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
travelswithkids43501

Thank you very much for your lovely comments! We are very proud of our staff and i am glad to hear that we could make you feel welcome. The smoky atmosphere of the larger casinos does tend to deter some people which is understandable; especially with the lovely weather and scenery! Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again soon!
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I must say, the hotel room is very clean. The price is reasonably given the location of the hotel. It's a three star hotel but I can tell you, the room is cleaner than places like Harrah's or Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort, formerly Embassy Suites. For me, the bathroom cleanliness says a lot about the hotel and Holiday Inn takes the cake. It's kinda like how people will judge you just by looking at your shoes regardless if you have a nice suit on.

I would avoid overrated and overpriced places like Harrah's, Harvey's or Marriott because you are not getting what you paid for. Another plus is the free breakfast. Can't complain given the fact that breakfast at local eatery will cost about $20 for a family of four. My only pet peeve is with other patrons during breakfast. I mean, for crying out loud, if you are finished get up and leave so that other patrons can sit down and enjoy their meal. I don't mind them sitting down for prolonged period if the breakfast area is light on traffic. I've seen several families just sat there after finishing their meals while 10 or more people struggling to get their meal and finding a seat. Show some courtesy for crying out loud.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank T H
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
T H

I'm happy to hear that you enojyed your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe.I am proud to say that our housekeeping staff does an amazing job of maintaining our rooms. I completely agree about a clean restroom, it is a must. I do appologize about the inconvenience in the breakfast area, since it is a self serve area people tend to loose track of time especially during the more popular seasons. Thank you very much for choosing us and i hope you will keep us in mind for your next trip to Lake Tahoe!
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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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