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Alder Inn
Ranked #3 of 65 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 19, 2014

My husband and I were supposed to be traveling to Charlotte, NC on a business trip but got turned around due to snow. We live close to Tahoe and thought, why not?! We'll celebrate our anniversary a week early. My husband found the Alder Inn on TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. Definitely our new favorite place! Clean, charming, beautiful and the people so attentive. Truly a gem. Upon check in we mentioned our crazy start to our weekend and asked for a wine bottle opener only to arrive back to our room after a walk with a bottle of wine and an opener. Such a special treat! Truly made our weekend so perfect and special. We can't wait to go back! Only tip, the people upstairs drove me crazy, I think they kept pacing, but I could hear all of it. I would ask for an upstairs room next time. The rooms we saw look just like the pictures on the website. Just adorable. Thank you!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

I stayed for 3 nights at the Alder Inn for skiing South Lake during "pre-season" conditions. The staff was there every step of the way for anything I needed. I was very surprised at the amount of miscellaneous goodies provided in what seemed to be a care basket provided for the room. The room had a very modern design and the decorating resembled something seen from much more expensive stays. Great touch. All together, nothing negative to report whatsoever. Many thanks to the staff at Alder for the great stay!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank shearn20
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jsromine, Owner at Alder Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Thank you so much for your review! I am so glad you saw the small extras that we do to make your stay even more enjoyable. Hope to see you again as the ski season is now officially upon us!

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

This cute inn knows how to treat their guests right! We had trouble to lock the door the first night. We told the staff in morning and by the time we returned it was fixed. Further more, they were more than kind to help us confirm the rental reservations which took quite a long time. It was really generous! We appreciate it a lot.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

This place has got style! It's not a "super expensive, caters to big groups, nameless tourist kind of place". This Inn knows how to treat its guests right! Looking at it from the outside it just looks like a small, 20room Motel. It's SO much more than that. We just spent three nights there and loved it. Upon check-in the hostess mentioned we were booked into room 5 but suggested we might prefer room 6 instead. She walked us upstairs and showed us both rooms. She was right! Room 6 is decorated in the "city" theme (all the rooms each have their own theme). The room boasted a couch, a Keureg, fluffy bathrobes, & the best goodie basket I've seen (mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, bath & body works soap, emergen-c, scope, breathe right strips, etc). The room had a fridge, microwave and the cutest little wine glass and bottle opener. The room was really clean and the overall stay was quite pleasant. The only down sides were the halfhearted continental breakfast, the incredibly loud wall heater and the hospitality/cleaning woman who seemed annoyed that we asked her to come back 5mins later after we would be leaving the room. The location is excellent, off the Main Street but only a mile or two from stateline. In summation, this was a great place to stay and I'd highly recommend it. Don't worry about the continental breakfast, there is a great bagel place down the way called "Rude Bros." Overall a wonderful stay!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in July during our trip through California. We booked the jungle room and were very happy with our accommodations. It is clear that the owners are trying to spruce things up, and they were very friendly, helpful and courteous as well. We were given several dining suggestions upon checking in and some tips and suggestions on what to see in the area. We liked the location of the jungle room because there was a stairway next to us instead of another room, adding to the peace and quiet of the place. The Alder Inn is located a little off the main road in South Lake Tahoe, but still close enough that we were able to walk to many locations. We highly recommend this place and some day when we return to Lake Tahoe we fully plan to stay here again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

The rooms were very clean and I instantly felt at home. Taylor booked my room and she was very courteous,accommodating,and overall an awesome person! About 20 minute walk from the lake, definitely a must stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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jsromine, Owner at Alder Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Thank you for your stay and for your great review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and the attentive detail Taylor gives our guests! Our location is a good aspect of our hotel...in fact, we are actually just about a 5 minute walk to the closest point of the lake!
Hope to see you back here soon.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We absolutely loved the charm and ambience of this little hotel off the beaten path. The owners have renovated it and have taken great care to all of the little details and amenities. We loved everything about this treasure in the hustle bustle of the hotel world. We were treated like real people that really mattered and our comfort and happiness was at the forefront of this very well run hotel. The staff was friendly and management excellent. We arrived before ck in time and they made sure that they had a room ready for us to put our things in so it didn't have to stay in the car all day. GREAT TREASURE, peaceful and will definitely stay there again!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#1 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $101 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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