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Mark Twain Lodge
Ranked #29 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Danville, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Tahoe's Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Over the years I have stayed at several different motels, hotels & lodges in So. Lake Tahoe, but have never found anything like the Mark Twain Lodge. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, lots of amenities, friendly & helpful managers and to top it all off, it's "pet friendly" for those of us who just can't stand to leave Fido at home alone! Anyone who is looking for good price to value just has to give The Mark Twain Lodge a try - you'll never go anywhere else!

Room Tip: All of the rooms, upstairs & down, that I have stayed in are good, but the suites are the best...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Judith V
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

What a great place! It looks very modest on the outside but you would not believe what you see once you are in your room (or better even in one of the suits upstairs)! Nicely remodeled and decorated, with a fireplace and a kitchenette with granite countertops. Very nice bathroom with slate and modern shower. Everything is very clean, comfortable beds. It felt like home away from home. Sandy, the lodge keeper, is very hospitable and knowledgeable about the area, she made us feel very welcome. I found this place by accident and I highly recommend it to everyone!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Tatiana O
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Sierra City, California
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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
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1 Thank martysheila
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San Lorenzo, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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
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Thank Ise_CA
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Redondo Beach, CA
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Room Tip: the suites are on the top floor and single rooms on the bottom. It's a small motel and you can d...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank travelingfamily4
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Walnut Creek, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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
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1 Thank Amanda R
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Sunnyvale, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
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1 Thank Tapan J
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Property: Mark Twain Lodge
Address: 947 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6939
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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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