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“Great Room for the Money”
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Travel Inn
Ranked #53 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Reviewed February 20, 2008

This place exceededt my expectations. The hot tub was great after a day on the ski slopes and $164 for 3 nights in South Lake Tahoe and about a mile from Hevenly in mid Febraury. how can you go wrong. Its an older motel but I had no problem and would stay there AGAIN!

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 30, 2008

BEWARE! Large room but the positives end there! No A/C had to open window to trash strewn alley for some fresh air. Rooms are in extreme need of upgrade as they have seen way too many parting teenagers. Stained carpet and ancient bedspreads, funky smell. Was completely grossed out the entire stay. Will NEVER return.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 24, 2007

We picked this hotel since it was the cheapest, and it turned out to be a really nice place. The rooms were very spacious and clean, and the people working there were very friendly.

I came in to the front desk every morning before going snowboarding to drink some coffee and chat with the lady working there who was always cheerful and pleasant.

The place has a hot tub, which is soo nice specially when its snowing.. it has excellent value for its price...

I'd definetely stay there again when I head back to Tahoe.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 26, 2007

Although the hotel was cheap, we had a horrible stay! The sheets were very itchy, the bathroom light wouldn't turn on all the way a day into our stay, the TV made a loud humming noise (it was probably a 20 year old tv) and the first morning of our stay we found a tick in our bed. We told the woman at the front desk that we had a tick in our bed and first she asked if we had kept it so she could see it (as if we would lie about it) then she claimed that Tahoe didn't have ticks, which it does (basically saying that we brought the tick with us). I have done research and people have gotten sick from being bit by a tick in Tahoe and you can get Lymme disease if bit by an infected tick. If you care about quality at all, do not stay here!

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 6, 2007

I would never come back again. Prices make the place look good, but the inn is horrible. So many better options in So Lake Tahoe. Go ellsewhere! You won't regret it.

  • Stayed: August 2007
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Thank bamthx
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spatel1, manager at Travel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2007

I apologize if your stay was not comfortable, we pride ourselves on providing clean rooms and friendly service. If you wish to contact us and provide more details as to your stay we would greatly appreciate it. Once again I sincerely apologize for any problems during your stay.

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Reviewed June 16, 2007

Don Delgado is a liar.

We reserved a room at Travel Inn for a weekend trip to Tahoe, but no one was in the lobby when we wanted to check in. We rang the bell, and waited. Still, no one answered. We called the provided number, no one answered. In the end, we went to the Howard Johnson nearby (which was awesome!).

I called the Orbitz customer service and they talked to Don Delgado. Don Delgado lied and said that we had checked in and gave a fake room where we supposedly stayed.

Do not trust the management. Don is a horrible liar and this inn is the worst place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with friends
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spatel1, Manager at Travel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2007

I sincerely apologize for the service that you have received from the staff during your visit. Please be rest assured that this is not the way our establishment conducts business and the staff member mention is no longer with the property. I hope that you would give us another opportunity to provide the level of service that you would expect. Thank you for your comments and be assured that it has not fallen on deaf ears.


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Reviewed May 29, 2007

I read the reviews before booking so I didn't expect much. In fact, the pictures at Tripadvisor.com made the motel look worse than it really is. The motel exterior currently has a fresh new grey coat of paint and the furnishings turned out less rickety and 50ish than shown. Surprisingly the bed was very sturdy and we were able to enjoy two restful nights sleep.

The only problem was the stuck vanity sink drain and worn toilet seat/stained toilet bowl. Also the light switch plates were dirty and stained. Changing these items shouldn't cost much and would have made all the difference and less dingy look/feel.

But we really shouldn't complain for the price we paid. We could have spent twice the amount on any motel room along the main street in Lake Tahoe, but that would have meant fewer gambling $$, savings which incidentally helped fuel and fund two small jackpot winnings.

  • Stayed: May 2007
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Additional Information about Travel Inn

Address: 3536 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8900
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $41 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Travel Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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