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Review of Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe

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Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #57 of 68 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Ok, so this is not the Ritz. But it offers a convenient, cheap stay. The water is hot in the shower, the breakfast is hearty for snowboarding, (not eggs, but the toasted muffins with peanut butter and hot coffee and bananas hit the spot), and the room was quiet. The internet was sketchy....worked best in the lobby. If your stay is more about the outdoor adventure and convenient access to Heavenly and walking distance to some dinner spots and you want to save some money for adventures rather than luxury accommodations, then this is your spot. If you love Heavenly and especially love moguls, check out http://www.bringbackbumps.blogspot.com

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Oakland
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

I think this is a good value hotel in the heart of S. Lake Tahoe. It is clean and easy access to Ski Run Blvd. There is also a pancake house right next door. The couple at the front desk is also very nice.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

After arriving at 10 Am we could immediately check in so the hospitality is great ! Rooms are ok, no complaints. Wifi available and a small pool (not used). Hygienic is fine and the beds are enormous (especially for European standards). I like the pizza hut and the bar (cheap Bud).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lennart C
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe

Property: Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe
Address: 3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8950
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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