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“Best find in Tahoe” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mark Twain Lodge
Ranked #29 of 68 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Sierra City, California
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2 reviews
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“Best find in Tahoe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

I was looking for a place to stay for the weekend of July 19 for a concert, my friend had a room booked at $250 a night!! I was in Tahoe 6 weeks before the concert so I took the time to look for an affordable place to call home for the weekend, we looked at several motels along park avenue but all were dives mostly until I came to Mark Twain Motel. As stated below the front is not much but wow when you get in the rooms they are so nice and clean!! Cindy and Mike the managers go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and memorable. We wish we could have stayed longer, next time and every time we go to Tahoe we will be staying at the Mark Twain Motel not just for the rooms and accommodations but for the hospitality of the managers Mike and Cindy, way to go! We'll be back but not soon enough!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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San Lorenzo, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have stayed here several times in the last year and have been very happy with each stay. The property has been completely remodeled. The rooms are beautiful inside with crown molding and granite. It's very clean as well, which is very important to me. Love the location, it's within walking distance from heavenly village, casinos at stateline and a beach. Great value for your money. I stayed in the standard room with 2 full beds but I took a tour of the suites and they are amazing. So going to stay in one of those soon. The regular room has a microwave and small fridge which comes in handy.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Redondo Beach, CA
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Loved this hotel. We were looking for a nicer hotel since we were staying over Christmas. I noticed they had suites and were pet-frinedly. Also needed a location close to the Heavenly gondola. Mark Twain fit the bill! The website was not great, it's easier to call if you have questions. Plus, when I called, Cindy gave me a better rate since they were not full! The suite was beautiful! Mountain-style furniture which was quaint. The kitchen was really nice with granite countertops. The bathrooms had granite counters too! We had a 2 bedroom suite and each had a bathroom - the master had a jacuzzi and separate shower!. The master bedroom also had a fireplace. The common area - between the 2 bedrooms - had a sofa, oversized chair, fireplace, TV and kitchen with full dining table. Perfect for us and a great location. We walked to the casinos, the lake and the Heavely gondola.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Walnut Creek, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

I recently stayed here and was quite happy and will go back. I was recommended it by a friend and she was right. Great location and extremely clean rooms. Outside and lobby was being redone while I was there. It does look average from outside....but incrediable inside.

Room Tip: Suites are nice if traveling w/family. Has full size refridgerator. Cooking ammenities Check out...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amanda R
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Sunnyvale, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

This Labor Day, we chanced upon Mark Twain in Tahoe because the Rodeway Inn had messed up our 2 rooms reservation. Turns out the Mark Twain has wonderful remodelled 2 and 1 bedroom suites complete with fireplace, fully stocked kitchen, TVs in each of the bedrooms and the living room, heated pool etc. We were pleasantly surprised that it was very affordable - $250 for a 2 bedroom suite that could sleep 2 families (kids in pull-our sofa in living room). I would highly recommend the Mark Twain for families with children who want to be close to the beach (free pass available at the front desk) and the casinos and restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Tapan J
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Basalt, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2009

The lobby was not too reassuring, but it did have crown moulding and a cute dog named Mutley. The hotel is dog friendly, and the price was fair. In the morning we walked to Heavenly village, so the location is nice. The room had a nice slate fireplace and a Jacuzzi tub in a remodeled bathroom. There was coffee and the bed slept nice, but the sheets were a bit scratchy; not too bad. Overall it was a great night stay.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Northern California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2009

Nice location, nice and clean room. The reception area is not that impressive but the room is nice! We got the room with 1 king bed, shower tub with jacuzzi!, it has a small kitchen (microwave, ref., and lots of cabinets) About 2 blocks away from Lake Tahoe Blvd, and across is the famous outdoor mall of Tahoe and the gandolas. they don't offer wireless internet (whisper: but we were able to connect .... wink ; wink ;) Will definitely come back.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Mark Twain Lodge
Address: 947 Park Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 91650
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Mark Twain Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
14 Room motel including 4 - 3 room suites. Most rooms have fireplaces. Close to Heavenly Ski Gondola, casinos, and private beach. ... more   less 
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