While I wasn't expecting much from the Travel Inn, I was still shocked by the poor condition of the room. It was large by Tahoe standards, but had a strong musty smell. I suspect that this was caused by a combination of carpeting in the bathroom/shower area and almost non-functioning heater, leading the carpet to be constantly damp.
Heat for the entire two-double-bed room was provided by an electric baseboard heater about five feet in length. With the thermostat turned up to the highest setting, you had to put your hand within 6 inches of the heater to feel the slightest amount of heat. On the positive side, there is absolutely no chance of your kids burning their hands on the heater.
It was so cold in the room that snow that was tracked in to the entry area from our shoes the night before was still there in the morning! After a night of having the heat on the highest setting, it was still literally freezing in the room.
One more thing... there weren't enough parking spots for everyone staying at the motel, even though the "vacancy" sign was still on.
Having stayed at many of the cheap Tahoe motels, I would stay away from this one in favor of other similarly-priced places.
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- Also Known As:
- Travel Hotel South Lake Tahoe
- Travel Hotel Lake Tahoe
- Hotel Inn Travel