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“Romantic Getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Secrets Inn
Ranked #24 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Upland, California, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Romantic Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Secrets Inn is a perfect place for a romantic getaway. From the outside, it appears to look like any other hotel, but step inside the room and it is like you have your own cabin. The Inn is within walking distance of Lake Tahoe, several restaurants, ski slopes, and shopping. We stayed in the Alpine Suite. The room had a large heart shaped spa bath tub for two, an ice bucket on a stand, and a fireplace. Perfect for setting the mood. The Inn was the perfect place for my husband and I's honeymoon. Upon checking-in, the staff is very welcoming and really likes to get to know their guests. The Inn and the staff are very helpful in suggesting places to eat and things to do. In fact, included in the welcome package, was a list of the top 5 things to do in Tahoe. Those suggestions were so helpful and we took advantage of two of the suggestions and we were glad we did. They were well worth it.

Room Tip: The Alpine Suite is a perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. The room is on the bottom floor s...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Joe and Debbie are wonderful hosts and the rooms are ideal for couples. While the bright red, heart shaped Jacuzzi might sound a bit grouse, having a hot tub in the room with the snow falling outside and the fireplace roaring - well, it doesn't get much better than that. We were in a downstairs suite so the view was non-existent, but the room prices are reasonable and the location is perfect - close to everything, including the gondola lifts up to Heavenly Mountain for a ski. If you want a well priced room with a bit more character and space than the usual hotels offer, and you would like something central with hosts who are helpful and knowledgeable, this is the place to book.

Room Tip: The Alpine Suite has a high quality mattress (and Jaccuzi, large screen TV & fireplace) and is n...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed there for the third time. The rooms are small, but well kept (this time we had the Tahoe Suite, the Alpine Suite which we had last year ist bigger and has a sitting area). The jacuzzi is working just fine, same with the fire place.
We had to check in at the Heavenly Inn next door (they belong together) and left our key there on check out.

Generally very friendly welcome, we received all relevant information.
Childeren are not recommended there.
Parking is right in front of the rooms or around the corner. The Lake is in walking distance.
Restaurants, Starbucks,.. are in walking distance, even the Casinos in Stateline if necessary.
We will stay there again next time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I took my girlfriend to Lake Tahoe for her birthday...the idea was to have a romantic couple days....and it worked. According to Trip Advisor Secrets Inn is the most romantic hotel in Lake Tahoe and I have to agree. The hot tub in the room, the glass shower and the fireplace make for a pretty sensual mood. Also, all the windows are by the bed...(depending on your interests, you will either appreciate it or not) LoL
The owner and her staff are amazing. Also, if you need to heat up food or do some simple prep work, they have a little kitchen available. Totally recommend it.

Room Tip: if you can afford the 20 - 30 bucks, go with the corner suites...the have king-size beds in all room...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank bensorj
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Me and my wife stayed at the Secrets Inn in South Lake Tahoe, CA. This room caught our eye months ago while planning our honeymoon and we stayed in the Secrets Alpine Suite. It had a room with a heart shaped tub and unique showers in the open. Obviously not a family room but for a honeymoon it was awesome! Me and my wife can't stop talking about it. The room was good size, good bed, an obvious romantic setting to the room, and helpful and friendly front desk staff! Our only regret is we only got to stay two days but can promise we will be back again one day as Tahoe is a beautiful place. Top marks on all categories.

Room Tip: Honeymoon or romantic getaways, get the Alpine Suite. It is a awesome!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights (3 nights for price of 2!). Was a small room but very nice. Jacuzzi worked great and filled up fast, too. No problem with hot water and we used twice a day. Comfortable bed, nice shower. Didn't use the fireplace. Was conveniently located (less than ten minute walk to Casinos and private beach). Staff was really friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Homerj64
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Quincy, CA
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My husband and I were looking for a nice, relaxing place to stay in South Lake Tahoe for our honeymoon. Through my search, I found the Secrets Inn. After reading about it on their website, it sounded like the perfect location to stay, not allowing children or pets was a big plus to us. I made the reservation, then began doing research on Trip Advisor to see what kind of reviews it had. By the time we got to the hotel, I was nervous about the stay. A lot of the reviews stated that the walls were thin, there were cold showers, and the rooms were tiny. We stayed in the Alpine Suite, which was absolutely gorgeous! I didn't ever hear anyone else in the hotel at all, nor did we ever have cold water, and the hotel was full two of the three days we stayed. We will be going back! I did look into some of the other rooms the last day we were there, as they leave the blinds open when the room is clean and not in use. Yes, they were small, but the website details the sizes of the rooms. Loved the private beach pass, the beach was amazing, and just a block down.

The only complaints I had was that instead of having an ice machine and office at the Secrets Inn, we had to go next door to the Heavenly Inn to get ice and to check in, check out, and find any hotel staff. There is an office attached to the Secrets Inn, but all of the blinds are closed and the sign states on the door that you need to go next door. The ice machine was not handy at all.

Overall, our stay was amazing, and I would recommend this Inn to anyone.

Room Tip: The Alpine Suite is very roomy and comfortable.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Secrets Inn

Property: Secrets Inn
Address: 924 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6934
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Secrets Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Secrets Inn Lake Tahoe is a romantic inn on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. All rooms have King-size pillow top beds, fireplaces, spas, direct dial phones, in-room brewed coffee, refrigerators, air-conditioning, 40 channel cable TV with HBO, and soft lighting. Walking distance to Stateline casinos and Lake. Recently remodeled, it is definitely the nicest location in South Lake Tahoe. ... more   less 
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