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Alder Inn
Ranked #5 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
California
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“First of many stays here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

You definitely have to experience this quaint and lovely hotel from the inside. Although the location is great, the real treat is the decor and attention to detail. The little gift basket was great - delicious Kashi bars and Ghiradelli chocolate, Wolfgang Puck coffee, numerous bathroom treats (including a good razor even). I arrived very late at night after a long drive for a family medical emergency in So Shore. The owner and onsite manager bith went the extra mile. They even had the lights and heat turned on for me so I walked into a cozy, homey room. The bed, linens and pillows are top quality and so comfortable. This place rocks!!!

Stayed January 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Carrollton
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72 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

When my wife and I pulled in the first thing we said was is this the place? But you will be impressed once you step in your room. The decor is great and they go above and beyond with the amenities. Comfy beds, robes, care packages. They have taken this old inn and revamped the inside to make you feel comfortable. The room was a little small for a king size bed but uniquely decorated. The innkeepers were very helpful and were readily available and you could see them running a mile a minute each morning getting the rooms turned over. I would definately recommend the Alder Inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Daniel S
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

We chose Alder Inn after doing a little research, and seeing all the good reviews. We really loved it . The staff were nice and friendly, and Chad and Layni were very helpful and gave us lots of information.
The location is good , away from all the casinos but easy access to all the main sites. There is a nice restaurant called Blue Angel Cafe which is very nice.
Our room was lovely , very clean and bed was super comfortable.
We loved Lake Tahoe and Alders Inn and we would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We booked our room directly from Alders Inn as we wanted a premium room. Well worth it.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bornio
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Folsom, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Found this little inn on Trip Advisor and picked it based on good reviews. They have earned my repeat business. Traveled with my wife to celebrate our aniversary over the new Years holiday. Loved being so close to the viliage and the festivities but nice to leave the crowds(mass of people from the casinos) and get a nice quiet sleep. The hospitality was wonderful and best we have experienced in Tahoe. Hot tub was surrounded by snow and made it very private. Wine bar on the corner with great selections. Brought a bottle back to our room and nice to have long stem wine glasses and opener in room to use.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lance A
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san mateo
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We made our reservation based on tripadvisor reviews and was ver happy staying in this small and very cozy place. It has everything, robes, shampoo, lotion, cream, toothpaste, like all 4+ star hotels have. Will definaty come back.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rigajuly
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Reno, Nevada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is the perfect place to stay in South Lake. Its a cross between a snazzy 5 star hotel and a quaint motor lodge. The staff is helpful and extremely friendly. The rooms are perfectly clean stocked with too many extras to describe and the decorum is chic and comfortable. Defenitly will return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Daniel D
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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

This small motel is perfectly located on SKI RUN which is a small street connecting the lake to the ski resort, Heavenly (vail property). Nice and quiet even for New Years eve they were completely booked and everyone was asleep and quiet by 10 pm. No road noise like the dozen other motels located on Hwy 50. Many fine dining choices, all less than a 5 minute walk. Front desk recommended the Ski rental shop next door and that saved us some money over renting from Heavenly. Purchased lift tickets from the front desk at breakfast they gave us a super deal saving $20 per ticket per day for each of us($40 savings on lift tickets per day). We hit the free shuttle stop at 9 am and had skis on and tearing up the snow by 9:15am on New Years Eve! Our room was really clean and aminities of the room showed someone cared about my stay.(even had a cute stuffed animal on the bed) Hot tub was HOT (104 degrees) and the pool was open and heated, temperature guage showed 75 degrees. Jumped in a few times to cool off. Over all we loved staying here and will continue to recommend the Alder to family and friends.

Room Tip: Stay by hottub for quicker trip down in a robe they provide you.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cort K
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Property: Alder Inn
Address: 1072 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8508
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#4 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alder Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you dreaming of the perfect hotel for your Tahoe vacation? WE make dreams come true....With our modern plush furnishings, princess quality bedding and excellent customer service, you will be treated like royalty. Family owned and operated, from reservation to housekeeping! ... more   less 
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