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Ambassador Motor Lodge
Ranked #55 of 65 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Reviewed October 1, 2010

We have been coming to this hotel for almost 20 years. We have stayed here in the winter and the summer. Lately it has been for the summer, our July 4th get away. We now are traveling in from Wisconsin. Our last visit in July was awesome. The management is great and they do a great job of keeping the hotel looking fresh and clean. The location is great, it is walking distance to the beach and to the casinos. We love staying at the Ambassador and so do our family and friends that meet us there every year too.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

An older motel but nice. Very clean. No ac but we didn't mind as there are ceiling fans.
The heated pool was 86 degrees and we loved it. The staff is friendly and helpful.
The price and location are exceptional! Great water pressure.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 8, 2010

I love the retro coolness of the Ambassador motor lodge. They are wonderful. Very friendly and accomodating. I would reccomend this place as well as the Capri next door, anytime. Tahoe is beautiful, cant wait to get back.

Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

The lodge is located in a area surrounded by other motels and hotels. As you walked around it was clear that we had made by far the best choice.

The staff were really welcoming, the pool was great, the room was spacious and comfortable and you get access to a private beach. Without that access it is $5 each a day for the private beach.

We were a bit dubious about staying somewhere so inexpensive but had to find some budget places to afford a fly-drive in Northern California. We were pleasantly surprised with the Ambassador Motor Lodge. It is a really good place to stay if you are going to South Lake Tahoe.

You can easily walk to the beach, the pool is large and heated, and the staff very friendly. You get some breakfast as well as they lay on doughnuts, coffee and orange juice in the reception to help yourself. Only downside was that the rooms aren't air conditioned. We had the ceiling fan and they provided a plug-in fan as well which helped.

We're not into gambling, but the stateline with Nevada is about 50ft away, and so if you want to go to casinos they are a couple of minutes walk away.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

We spent 2 nights and were really sad to go. The location was perfect, private beach and Heavenly Ski village within walking distance and Casino's right through the back. Staff was friendly and helpful, nice pool with lot's of flowers around the hotel to make it a nice place to be. Bed was comfortable and room was nice and quiet, we were on the second floor and really had no outside noise. The bathroom was a little dated but spottlessly clean just like the rest of the room. Coffee and snacks in the lobbey in the morning were a nice touch. We even got to sit out and enjoy a free "Sugerland" concert, which we could hear from our balcony, that was at the Casino next door, a nice bonus. Would love to go back.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2010

The wife and I were doing a quick motorcycle trip, and after spending the day riding up Highway 1 from Monterey to San Francisco and then across to South Lake Tahoe, we were looking forward to some relaxation. I had made a reservation at the AML and upon our arrival we were met with a very pleasant experience. It started with check in, very courteuos and friendly. The desk gal asked if we had AAA and I replied that we didn't, but did they offer a military discount (retired Navy). They did, which is a huge plus in my book.So many people jump on the "Support our troops" bandwagon, but don't back it up with action. I also asked about a good place to eat, and she and her husband talked with me for about 10 minutes as to what they liked and didn't like in the area. Second bonus was the location. We had tickets a The Improv for a comedy show and wanted to have a nice dinner beforehand, but we didn't want to get back on the bike to go anywhere. The hotel is a 2 block walk to the casinos and that area.. Third bonus was the room. It's an older hotel, but the room was very nice. Clean. Comfortable bed. Good water pressure. The only downside is that is is an older hotel, and they weren't built with a lot of soundproofing. Hopefully you won't have drunk neighbors like we did (but we can't blame the hotel for that). Fourth bonus- the heated pool. Taking a dip between getting of the bike after being on it for 7 hours and going to the show was a great way to relax.

Overall, we considered this a bargain and plan on staying here again next time we're in SLT. We definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2010

We stayed here over the 4th of July weekend. The location is awesome...near the casinos, private beach, and shops. The staff here are very friendly. The motel isn't fancy but it's clean and comfortable. They have a nice heated pool which my family enjoyed. In the morning, they offer juices, donuts, and snacks in the front office. We like this place so much that we're staying here again next month!

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Additional Information about Ambassador Motor Lodge

Address: 4130 Manzanita Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6921
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 65 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $44 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ambassador Motor Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ambassador Motor Lodge, nestled between large pine and poplar trees, steps away from the pristine shores of Tahoe's Lake, one of the largest lakes in America. If golfing is your passion we are a breath away from the "celebrity noted" golf courses in California. "When you can stay here, why stay anywhere else" ... more   less 
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