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“I'm not above it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe

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Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #41 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
San Jose, California
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“I'm not above it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Cheap and conveniently located, this Motel 6 should do the job for a cheap ski weekend. Most awesome is that they allow dogs for free. We even left ours in the room in violation of their pet policy, and in response they just called and told us to come make him stop howling (I swear he never does this at home!).

A few tips:
- The beds come standard with one extremely soft pillow and one brick-like pillow, so if you want anything in between there you should bring your own.
- While you're at it bring your own blanket or comforter, theirs are pretty thin.
- And your own shampoo. All you get at the M6 is soap.

Once you know that, knock yourself out!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
2 Thank Doug J
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Warsaw, Poland
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Me and my boyfriend were on a road trip. We were going to camping in South Lake Tahoe, but it was already dark when we got there and we hadn't booked any campsite. Motel 6 looked nice so we stayed there. It was cheap as for the weekend stay, no more than $60. The rooms looked like new, the motel was probably after a refit. We were very pleased. It was comfortable and clean. This motel was one of the nicest on our 3-week road trip.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Sara K
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California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed at the Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe for a week. The rooms were typically appointed for the chain and everything was clean upon arrival. Our room was serviced daily by housekeeping (we couldn't find the DND sign), and it was nice to come back to a fresh clean room every day.

A couple of things to bear in mind: The price quoted online does not include a local 3.5% tax, refrigerator and microwave are $3 a day, and their S-L-O-W wifi is $2.99 a day. Also remember that Motel 6 shamelessly charges by the person so keep that in mind as well.

The pool was in working order, the front desk staff was all very helpful and friendly, the housekeepers waved hello, and the property felt safe and welcoming. Our room keys worked the entire week and we never had any issues finding parking. The Chinese Buffet next door attracted some sketchy people, but they were ultimately never a problem.

I always stay in Motels as opposed to Hotels as I like to spend my vacation money when I am awake. Therefore for the amount spent, I have to say that Motel 6 provided what I need: A comfortable bed, a clean room, and a hot shower. The reason for not having 5 stars is due to charging $2.99 a day for S-L-O-W internet. C'mon, that should be included these days.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the bike path are considerably quieter than the highway-side rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank ILikeHiking
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Buena Park
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40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

But I was expecting a little better.

The TV was the oldest I had seen in even a Motel 6 for over a decade. The rooms were clean, but dated. This was a very large complex so I would have thought it would be updated.

The complex has a laundry/dryer room so that was very helpful.

This location is on the outskirts of South Lake Tahoe so you pretty much have to drive everywhere.

This location was also very expensive (About $80.00) which lowers the value.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Wayne J
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

A little better than camping, you don't have to share your bathroom. Pros are not sharing bathroom with strangers and you get a coffee maker/mini fridge/micro in room. Convenient b/c you can go to the grocery store to get meals. Cons--dirty, and small. There arent many good Restaurants in SLT. We keep looking for that great hole in the wall Mexican place. We find lots of hole in the wall but none worth going back to-ever.
Motel 6 is a good place if you want to go camping with your dog. It's also close to the trail.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Xmaslvn
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Aptos, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We didn't want to pay too much for a room cuz we knew for the most part that we were just going to be sleeping there.

The good: Very friendly staff, very clean rooms, location was good

The bad: The highway was loud in the room, and there was no coffee pot in the room. We brought our own coffee pot though expecting that. They did have coffee/tea in the lobby in the morning.

With our overall experience, we were very happy. The other perk about staying in there is we had a non-smoking and we couldn't smell the other rooms at all. We would go back and stay again.

Oh! And we thought the beds were super comfy!!! We actually went out and bought a new bed after our trip cuz we realized our bad our old bed was!!! lol

Room Tip: Bring your coffee pot if you like it your way.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
3 Thank SummerFin
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Tralee, Ireland
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90 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

A handy place to stay for the price. Fridge and microwave in rooms make this an ideal place to stay. Close to all the fun and snow and shops. Clean yet not refurbed yet. Comfy beds and clean bathrooms is all i need and all you get here, but super stopping place. We spent 4 nights here and loved it

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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6 Thank triplover51
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Property: Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe
Address: 2375 Lake Tahoe Blvd, US 50/Lake Tahoe Boulevard at SR 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7101
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #41 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 143
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