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“Great Location, Great Room” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe

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Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #21 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
108 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Location, Great Room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We hadn't booked anywhere to stay in Lake Tahoe and came across the Holiday Inn by luck. It was getting late and we were getting tired but the lady on the reception desk was very friendly and helpful.

We were given a 2 queen bed room on the first floor at the end of the building. The room was very spacious with plenty of room. The beds were really comfortable. There was also a large fridge and a microwave. The bathroom was also very large with 2 sinks. There were also plenty of towels.

The free breakfat was decent enough and the breakfast area was clean and looked after.

This hotel was in a great location as it was within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops and even the casinos.

Would definitely stay in this hotel again if ever in Lake Tahoe.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank mvrag
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Hotel S, Assistant Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Mvrag- Thank you for taking the time to write a reveiw of our property. I am happy that it sounds like you enjoyed your stay. Glad to hear that you were able to relax and take advantage of our great location and proximity to the Heavenly Resort Village and Casinos. We all hope to see you again in the future.
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Tehachapi, California
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had booked with another hotel and left there during the first night because they lacked the "Quality" the reviews on Trip Advisor espoused. Thank goodness we came to Holiday Inn Express! Even at midnight, the front desk help was kind and courteous. We got a fantastic last minute rate, too! She gave us a beautiful king room that was clean, fresh, and very comfortable. I loved the firm and soft pillows and the Bath and Body Works toiletries. The room was updated and pretty. The location is fantastic! Every worker was friendly and helpful, and we were able to extend our stay by an extra day. Breakfast was served til 10:30, which is great for a late sleeper like myself. After a horrible first hotel experience, my stay at Holiday Inn Express was so appreciated! We will most definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Aunt L
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Aunt L

Thank you very much for your lovely comments! We are proud of our front desk staff and i am glad that we were able to make you feel welcomed. We have recently upgraded our in room amenities ( shampoo, conditioner, etc) and our guests seem to be enjoying the new items. Thank you again and we hope you will choose us again on your next trip to lake tahoe!
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The hotel is very well located within walking distance of all activities and shopping centres. Rooms are good and clean, ample free parking space, very courteous and helpful front desk staff, breakfast is nice, the hotel also has a good and convenient laundrette, checking in and out are no hassles.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank mehulmona
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Mehul S

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express in South Lake Tahoe. All our staff does their very best to povide a lovely guest experience and its nice to hear that you were able to enjoy all the amenities our hotel has to offer. We hope you will choose us again on your next trip to South Lake Tahoe!
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Reston, Virginia
2 reviews
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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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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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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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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Thank ETicketRide
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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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Property: Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe
Address: 3961 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8907
Phone Number:
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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