For light sleepers this is a "3 strikes and you're out" motel. Strike #1 was the badly worn and uncomfortable bed which had me tossing and turning for hours to find any position that would not lead to painful bed sores. Strike #2 was the venetian blinds which could not adequately block out the strong lights throughout the parking area adjacent to the rooms. Strike #3 was the persistent late night noise from the upstairs room which sounded like a sumo wrestling match with no victor. The other thing that must be mentioned is the dangerously slippery shower floor that has you feeling like you're entering a mine field where any movement of your feet or legs could be your last. I don't know how any senior citizen could stay on their feet in this shower since there is nothing to grab on to if you start to slip. On a less serious note, the pillows looked and felt like they just came from a Boy Scouts summer camp. The breakfast was even less worthy with plain bagels, yogurt and grits on display. I did not see anything else except milk, coffee and orange juice. The only reason why I rated this motel 3 stars and not 2 is because the motel is in a convenient location near shopping, grocery stores, casinos, beach etc. Also, the room rate was very competitive (but now I know why!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Big Pines Mountain House is conveniently located in the center of South Lake Tahoe, within walking distance to major attractions - Heavenly Ski resort, the casinos and the Lake itself. We offer clean, comfortable and affordable rooms. Free wi-fi, complimentary breakfast, heated seasonal pool and the location make us the best value in town. Do not leave your pets behind, we will be happy to accept them in our hotel. Come visit us! Our friendly staff is always here to help you to make your Tahoe getaway simply fun! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Big Pines Mountain House Of Tahoe Hotel South Lake Tahoe
- Big Pines Mountain Lake Tahoe