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Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #60 of 65 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We came during the Valentines/President Day weekend. It was the only hotel available that was under $200/night. We totally understand that peak time so the cost was reasonable.

Staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. The property is on the older side so don't expect any frills. I'm not sure about the rest of the rooms but we only had a shower so I wish there was a tub to soak in after a day of skiing. The room was very clean and spacious. Breakfast is just toast and some cereal. I wish they had more fruit than just bananas but we were really excited about the tiny Balance bars! If you ask the front desk, they have coupons for Heidis next door and another diner down the street. The best thing about our stay was the comfortable beds. My sister and I still speak of them!

If you've never been here before, the map shows the property right next to the lake but is actually behind another property that's right on the lake. Needless to say the lake is still walking distance.

We will definitely stay here again but we probably will try to avoid peak times just because we hate traffic.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

i have had bad experiences with hojo's before, so when my husband said he booked this hotel i was less than pleased, but we drove all night , an 8 hr drive in the middle of the night from vegas, so we got there around 10:30am and we needed to check in so we could rest and shower up, so the lady at the counter was very nice, she got us a room right away because she saw how beat we were, the outside of the hotel was nothing special, but the room was clean, and it had new mattresses in the rooms, so it was actually pretty comfy, it was a little over a mile from the casinos, so we drove there instead of walking. and there is a breakfast place right next to the hotel too. so in all i was pleasantly surprised this time around with the hojo

Room Tip: the parking is tight so if you have a big vehicle it will be a tight squeeze.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is your basic, no frills hotel. The rooms have seen better days but they were clean and everything worked. Staff was helpful and internet was fast. Good location, too. Can't imagine a better deal for the price.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank MrKite9
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Very nice for how inexpensive the room rate was. Room is older but clean. A few blocks from Heavenly Ski Resort and a minute drive to the Casinos. Breakfast was toast and muffins, but Heidi's right next to the motel has an excellent breakfast.

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Thank Drtorch
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

This HoJo has amazing beds and fast internet! Really, that's all you need while in Tahoe during the winter. Everything else was just good. There needs to be some upgrades with the furniture, bathroom and TV. None of that really matters to a skier like me. It was perfect and inexpensive.

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

The main reason for selecting this facility is because they have a room with three queen beds and when you're traveling with pre- and teen boy/girl ya gotta have separate beds. The room was not cramped at all even with all of our snow gear. The bathroom is quite small, however and needs new tile. But the room was clean, the beds were comfortable and Chuan (I know I spelled that incorrectly) was super accommodating. She is a delight. The breakfast is a very minimal continental and only serves from 07:30 to 09:30. Heidi's next door is a little pricey for breakfast, but was very quick to serve.

Room Tip: It has a couple of rooms with three queen beds!
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Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Lake Tahoe was one of the best places we have visited and this hotel was just what we expected. It was just 5 minutes by car to Heavenly gondola and 25 minutes to Sierra at Tahoe. The room was good and big but the shower was short. The hotel has laundry and in the breakfast you can eat pastries, cereal and juice. Also near the hotel is a cvs, IHOP, KFC and Burger King. The staff were very friendly and if we go again, we will stay again.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: $53 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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