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“Great value” 4 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #42 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the hojo for 2 nights in late feb. The room was standard for this chain. Incredibly comfortable bed, hot shower and reasonable amount of space to put all ski gear ect in the room. Breakfast was not an amazing selection, but as it was free it was great!
Customer service was outstanding. Gave discounts on ski tickets and ski rental gear.
Location was perfect, just a walk to Safeway and some local restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Renwill
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Point Richmond, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The room is a very basic motel style room, nothing special. Nice hot shower, bed was decent. Soft pillows.Thin walls you can hear your neighbors. Heater works well. We specifically called before booking to see if hot tub is working, and customer service put us on hold, reached the hotel and they said its working fine. I specifically mentioned that other reviewers had said that they were told the same thing and found out otherwise. well guess what they lied again.Their hot tub is not working and covered up, beware.

Room Tip: Bottom floor rooms have way better access. access to some rooms upstairs is very poor
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Persianpipe
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hojolaketahoe, Manager at Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you very much for you comments on your stay. The cover for the hot tub is for not wasting the engery while it's not using. The hot tub is working fine, the guest only need to let us know before go into the hot tub we will remove the cover for them. I am sorry that you did not enjoy our hot tub during your stay. We apology for this inconvenience.
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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.

Room Tip: ask for a room with lake view
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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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
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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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