I will start with the positives: The high speed internet was very fast; better than at the several Best Westerns we stayed at on this trip. You receive passes to the semi-private beach only a three minute walk from the motel (cost is $5 per person without the pass). There is a free washer and dryer available first-come-first-served (but only one of each!). The staff is helpful and courteous. The location is good; two blocks from Harrah's.
Now the negatives: The place is worn-out. The exterior has had a coat of paint slapped on it to cover the fact that the wood is rotting. The carpets are thread-bare. I'm hoping that the stain on one of our chairs was spilled coffee. The bed was slightly better than a hammock--lumpy, sagging, misshaped. The TV was an old, tube-type (though it did get all basic cable channels). The breakfast consists of bread for toast, croissants (that were pretty good), toaster waffles, fruit and barely passable coffee. Weekdays they do not serve until 8 AM (7 AM weekends). The "heated" pool was maybe a degree or two above unheated. There are no rooms with microwave or minifridge (a microwave is available above the ice machine across from the lobby). Air conditioners have two settings, high and low--no temperature control!
The price is good (we averaged just under $100 per room for the three nights we stayed), but you definitely get no more than you pay for here. The weekend we stayed every place on US 50 had vacancies and we probably should have investigated changing locations after the first night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our unique and attractive Tahoe style inn is ideally located only two blocks to the shore of dazzling Lake Tahoe and private beach and marina facilities. Three blocks to famous Nevada Casinos like Harrah's, Harvey's, Mountbleu, Horizon and Lakeside Inn. Only four blocks to Heavenly Village and gondola, the most direct route to America's largest ski resort and a short 1/2 block to Edgewood Golf Course, rated #5 on the American PGA Tour and location of our annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. With everything Tahoe has to offer nearby including famous entertainment nightly and well known restaurants and buffets, you'll be tempted to have fun all day and then stay up late and enjoy the lively Nevada nightlife. Regardless of why you come to Lake Tahoe, AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN - CASINO CENTER LAKE TAHOE is your BEST CHOICE for convenience, comfort and value. ... more less
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