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Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #53 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Enjoyable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We spent 2 nights in July while hiking in the environment. The rooms were very spacious - a little old but still everything was in place and working fine. Friendly staff. Big parking very close to the room. There is no elevator so we took a room on the first floor that was very convinient . The breakfast was OK and they even have a small swimming pool for the kids. The price was very reasonable for what we got. RECOMMENDED.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Lodi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed in this hotel to attend a family wedding at Lakeview Lodge in South Lake Tahoe. We couldn't have found a closer location! Some other family members stayed here as well. There was easy walking to a variety of eating locations and a CVS right next door. It was a 20 minute walk to the casinos.

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Howard Johnson Express in So. Lake Tahoe is a wonderful place to stay. We had everything we wanted. The rest of my family camped locally, but due to health concerns I spent the nights at Howard Johnson's Express. I had everything I needed and I was so comfortable! Beds are comfortable! Ice Machine available, washer dryer available, swimming pool available and coffee in the morning. room was very clean and made up nicely everyday. Want breakfast? Order room service or walk across the parking lot to Heidie's. Room Service was very reasonable. I could go on...but I'm sure you get the point. Manager and staff were warm, gracious and efficient and the
Room rates were very reasonable, too. Thanks Howard Johnson!
Warm regards, Kathy Carbone

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Room was clean.The view from my room was fantastic! Got to look at the Lake whenever I was in there. Breakfast was good, but basic. I was there for three nights. This hotel is VERY outdated in its decor, the pool was non-functioning for the three days I was there (two of those days were >100 degrees F). AC worked great! Luckily the lake is within spitting distance. Walking distance to lots of restaurants, shops, and of course the Lake. I was in town for a wedding, and because of all the wedding activities, I was only in my room to sleep and change clothes etc, so overall, the price I paid and what I got in return was proportionate.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I had to pay $100 more than the room was promised to me. The free breakfast was toast with peanut butter that had hair in it...heated pool was not heated...towel rack was coming off of the wall...never again

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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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Lake Tahoe Howard Johnson

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