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Blue Jay Lodge
Ranked #48 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
New York City, New York
1 review
“Excellent Place!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I don't know where the other reviewers stayed, but it was not this hotel! This place has never been anything but clean in all my visits over the years. Rooms are good sized, lots with beautiful wood beamed ceilings, huge closets and clean bathrooms. This will always be my choice of place to stay when at the Lake! It is within walking distance of the strip. It was quiet at night and peaceful. I always ask for room 104! Great place!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

booked this motel with my family on a last min thing we arrived for newyears eve but was shocked
when we got there as we were expecting something a little better we walked in to the room and it smelt of dampness and looked uncomftable so we all checked straight back out but still had to pay the ful cost for 5 mins stay we headed back to the pepermill in reno to see the newyear in which was were we were staing any way but thought it would be nice to stay in heavenly the blue jay was the only place that had availabilty now i know why dont stay there is you like your comfort

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We got an excellent rate for this hotel.
1. The rooms are small, but you're only in the room to sleep, so we didn't really care. Breakfast is minimal but also didn't care as we aren't much breakfast people. Internet was spotty, had to use it right by the window.
2. Lots of parking and free!
3. Location a BLOCK away from Heavenly, so we just walked to ski lift every morning. And a block away from the casinos/stateline, so no problem going out to party!
4. Always clean and service was good.

We plan on someday moving to Tahoe, we will use this hotel as a base until we find an apartment. Really enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We went there we reserved a room the same day morning we got to the hotel and it looks under construction and also we didn't got a confirmation number so we cancel it, right the next day they charge us. We been calling them since then and no anwers also via email and they have not call us back.. They are good to take money but no good to call back or respond to our emails.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Denver, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Pros: 1. Location- as others have mentioned, this property is very close walking distance to the casinos, the gondola, and the lake. 2. Separate fridge/ freezer- dorm sized fridge, but w/ a separate door for the freezer, so your items will stay frozen. Microwave is attached to the unit. 3. Real art- not a big selling point for everyone, but my room had a limited edition (numbered) print, which shows attention to detail.

Cons: 1. (At least my room) really needed an overhead light operated from a switch. My room was dark when first returning in the evening, and the closest lamp was not on the switch, meaning walking across a dark room. Maybe this is not an issue in all rooms though. 2. Office isn't always unlocked (but they can be reached via doorbell or phone).

Bottom line: There are about 30 hotels w/in 3 blocks. If this property is lower priced than others on one of the hotel aggregation sites, book it. Housekeeping was good, parking not a problem, and you might be able to get a good late check-out if no one is in your room the next night. Wifi worked fine.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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New Harmony, IN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 3, 2013

This lodge came up on my phone at a very reasonable rate for 1 night. The front desk staff was quick with check in and very friendly. He suggested some great local activities as this was my first trip to Tahoe. My room was great when I walked in. New carpet, new bedspread, clean bathroom. I liked it so much I actually stayed a second night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Talkeetna, Alaska
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2013

It's a typical motel except that the service is pathetic, the wifi does not work and the staff is hardly pleasant. The rooms were functional and strictly okay. When we asked for the Wifi to be fixed we were told that there was a problem and a technician had been called who was working on it. Except the same excuse was dished out for 2 days. Must've been a pretty slow technician or they just generally dont have wifi service in the rooms. STAY AWAY

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Ande9418, Manager at Blue Jay Lodge, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Its So Not True we have had many Guest Staying with us only you seems to have problem....
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Property: Blue Jay Lodge
Address: 4133 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6952
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #48 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Jay Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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