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“Decent rooms for a budget hotel in South Lake Tahoe” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Apex Inn
Ranked #48 of 68 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Northern NV
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Decent rooms for a budget hotel in South Lake Tahoe”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

We needed a cheap room for a quick overnight stay in South Lake Tahoe. Apex was listed on booking.com and was $20 less than the neighboring Motel 6 so I booked a room. We found the room to be clean. There was fresh paint on the walls of our room and a recently renovated bathroom. The bed, however, was horrible. The outside of the hotel is typical motor lodge but the ownership has provided a nice outside area with clean common areas, a spa, a common BBQ and a nice patio area with benches and chairs. I found the front desk service to be lacking and am always disappointed when you have to haggle over a pre-booked reservation.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Gilroy, CA
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

I wanted to go away for Memorial Day weekend and I knew everyplace was expensive. What a surprise when I found this place right on Hwy 50. It's not fancy but it's nice for the price. There is a great Italian restaurant next door.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

Beware of the Continental Breakfast- one of those packaged pastries you buy in a huge box at Costco. The hotel is really an old motor court with tiny rooms. The price was too high for such a tiny place and such weak breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Great restaurants nearby. Friendly service. I will definitely come back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2011

We stayed at apex inn. This summer time. We enjoyed our stay.apex inn provide very clean and nice room.wi fi works great .

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2011

This was one of the best Budget hotels I have ever stayed at, anywhere. I am a travel writter so I have a lot to compare. The reception staff was nice, the room was clean, smelled good, everything worked. The have in roon coffee maker and fridge. The best thing after the good rate is... they plough the snow out of the parking lot and provide you with brushes to get your car out after a snowy night. The room's size could be classified as cozy. This is exactly what you need if you are skiing during the day and need a place to sleep, that is pleasant, clean, quiet and affordable!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kim_AJ_C
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Burlingame, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2010

Stayed here over the weekend. Arrived late with no problems checking in. WiFi available but was slow. Booked a 2 double-bed room which came with a small TV, microwave, mini-fridge, small table, and one chair. No problems with the heater. The room is supposed to fit upto 4 people, but felt it would be too small for 4 adults. The bathroom was small, had only a small shower stall (no bathtub); the inn provided shampoo packets, lotion packets and facial soap. Other reviews had mentioned thin walls, but it's hard to tell since no one was staying in the room next to us or below us. Overall, it's a very basic inn with a convenient location.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Apex Inn
Address: 1171 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6273
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 68 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Apex Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Apex Inn is conveniently located on Emerald Bay Road, Hwy Fifty-Eighty-Nine. in beautiful South Lake Tahoe. We offer clean, quiet non smoking rooms in a serene Alpine setting near the campgrounds. We are also near restaurants, shopping, ski resorts and other Lake Tahoe activities. Come stay with us and enjoy South Lake Tahoe in comfort. ... more   less 
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Apex Motel Lake Tahoe

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