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“Best customer service on our trip! Postcard scenery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe

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Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #47 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Geraldton, Australia
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“Best customer service on our trip! Postcard scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Chaun was unbelievably helpful to us on our stay at HOJO. We spent 3 days on our honeymoon. Room price was a bargain. Although an older hotel it was still great value for money. Included free continental breaky and fruit. Lake Tahoe is absolutely beautiful..we loved it! Management lent us ski gear, gave us advise, discount coupons, cold and flu medication and when we were having trouble accessing money even let us make a phone call to our bank. We are very appreciative and would like to say a huge thanks. We would love to go back again one day for longer and enjoy the area without both being sick with the flu. Husband still managed to go skiing for a day which was awesome and i was in heaven taking photos. Bus pick-up at front of hotel to ski run. Restaurants and hotels for meals close by. Amazing little curry shop beside hotel has all you can eat lunch...best curry ever!! Felt safe everywhere. Wish we had hired a car as it was a bit far to walk everywhere and very very cold.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars 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 stars
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Oakland
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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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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Howard Johnson Express Inn s. Lake Tahoe Hotel South Lake Tahoe
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