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“A little gem” 5 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
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2008

I originally booked an overnight stay at this hotel but on arrival I was so impressed I changed my plans and stayed an extra two nights!
There is a new block of accommodation so if you have the chance, opt for the newer block. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable and the bathroom was huge (complete with double washbasins) and an excellent shower.
Breakfast was as per any Holiday Inn Express and the wifi Internet is complimentary!
The hotel has an excellent outdoor pool - well worth a dip!
This hotel is ideally located for South Lake Tahoe - cycling etc and for touring around.

  • Stayed June 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank WB3
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Derbyshire, UK
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2008

Drove from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe on Friday morning. Pleasant drive through the mountains.

Arrived just after midday and as hotel had been full the previous night, rooms wernt ready. We left the luggage in the back of the car in the car park and went to explore.

Returned about 230 and rooms were ready. Found rooms to be really nice, well furnished, air-con worked like a dream (although was a little bit noisy). Breakfast was good in the morning - bagels, donuts etc. Also, coffee was available all day. Found breakfast to be a bonus as included in room rate.

Location was great, 5 mins walk from Heavenly, 10 mins maximum from Casinos and from the Lake, Pool wasnt working Friday afternoon when we arrived - was being repaired - but was working Saturday and was appreciated by my children (as was the hot tub).

Easy, quick and pleasant check out early Sunday morning and staff helped us with directions to Vegas.
Felt hotel was good value and perfectly located. Would return again.

  • Liked — Location, Staff, Pool
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Andrew-Beaumont
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Sparks, Nevada
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2008

We enjoyed our 1 night stay at the Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, room 270 on third floor. The staff was friendly, the room was clean, bright, and recently updated, and the pool/spa/sauna was well situated, warm, and clean. Instantly hot water in the roomy bathroom, great tasting water from the faucet, mini fridge was nice and cold, bathroom had nice fixtures and beautiful granite countertop, slate? floor.

Heavenly Gondola, shopping, and restaurants were within short walking distance. My 8 year old daughter befriended English children her age in the pool--Sophia says "Hello" Rebecca and Carl! Loved the diversity of travelers there during our stay.

Only negative, Lake access nearby cost $20 for the day, and we did not know whether it was free to us as hotel guests. Make sure to ask the hotel, otherwise the nice short walk to the Lake will result in disappointment if you don't want to pay to put toes in the water.

  • Liked — Clean, bright, updated room and bath
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank xlnt
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sydney
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46 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2008

We stayed at this property for 5 nights whilst on a mountain bike holiday.
Rooms: Clean, great size bathroom, reliable maid service. Noisy air con. super comfy bed and great linen.
We loved the free, fast and reliable in room internet.

Breakfast: Good coffee, hot and cold selections to choose from.

Location: Fantastic! It's on a busy road but situated a little back so noise is limited. Lots of restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank sydneysider
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West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2008

Our family of four stayed here for two nights in August of 2008 and enjoyed our stay. The property is located within a five minute walk to Heavenly and perhaps a ten minute walk to the casinos in Stateline, Nevada.

We stayed here with our two children and they enjoyed the pool and the hot tub as well as the complimentary continental breakfast. The breakfast has the usual items; bagels, cereal, yogurt, etc. Our room was clean and large. It also had a small microwave and fridge which came in handy when we brought pizza back from our first night out.

Our rate was around $130 a night which I didnt think was bad considering our location. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mailcommando
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Reading, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2008

Pretty good location about 10 minutes walk from main lift, good rental shop across the road and the ski bus stops there. Typical motel layout, my room was large and clean. Breakfast is very basic: I've never come across so many precooked things you stick in a toaster! Free coffee and tea all day long. Would stay again but would eat elsewhere.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank N_McL
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San Diego, CA
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2008

This is a nice, new property with well maintained grounds, clean rooms, comfortable beds and large bathrooms. It is located in a great spot and easy to walk to nearby attractions.

The only complaint we had was an iron that was leaking water and frustrating to use when trying to iron our clothes.

For a weekend stay in Tahoe we thought it was a pretty good value and would recommend staying there.

  • Liked — Well maintained property, clean rooms, comfortable beds, good sized bathroom, good location
  • Disliked — The iron in the room for ironing our clothes was leaking water and frustrating to use.
  • Stayed July 2008
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank seetheworld87
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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
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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