I've stayed here at least 4X in the last two years, so I think I have a pretty good sample:
Here are the reasons for the title of my review (top value in tahoe):
-location (quiet -minimal road noise, walking distance to Burger Lounge, Cantina, 7/11)
-VERY RECENT refurbished rooms, so lots of new carpet, bedding, paint, and such; anything else in this price range I know about is lesser quality. It's not fancy new, but no worn-out beds that have some pit to China in the middle or broken edges and such.
Room size is small, but ample, the heater works, the TVs are not new but work.
There is one thing that has bugged me about this place (even since the remodel) is the window coverings; they are blinds and not drapes, so they let some light in, especially from the outside light next to the door (which I unscrew). Last time I got snowed in by 3-feet of powder and had to shovel my way out in the morning to ski; there are worse things that can happen. But even given this one moderate imperfection, I would rate it as the top value in South Lake.
This is not the place to stay if you are going to the casinos - it is the place to stay if you want to be away from them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our recently renovated rooms were designed with you in mind. We offer all the amenities needed to feel right at home. Located just a short drive from beautiful Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed spots in the world. Maybe you have come to take advantage of our hiking trails, bike paths, ski slopes, beaches, night life, Lake Tahoe has it all. If you prefer a much slower pace what better place, surrounded by pine trees you can rest, relax and rejuvenate here at Emerald Bay Lodge. The absolute best Personal Care Amenities Flat panel TVs Free Wi-Fi access Microwave and fridge Kitchenette units available Daily housekeeping service Complimentary bike use (summer season) Breakfast basket, filled with yummy treats Pet friendly Upscale amenities, quiet location and personalized service make Emerald Bay Lodge the place to be. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pine Cone Acre Hotel South Lake Tahoe