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“The owner tried everything to make sure our stay was like home” 5 of 5 stars
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Paradice Motel
Ranked #24 of 72 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
San Francisco, California
1 review
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“The owner tried everything to make sure our stay was like home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We spent the memorial weekend at Paradice Motel, and this was the second time we stayed there. The hotel is very conveniently located, with most things within walking distance. The rooms were not quite new, and the furniture was so so, but the service is top notch. I enjoyed the conversation with the owner, who gave me very helpful advice regarding activities. She even tried to remember what car we were driving, so that she could tell when we left the room so that she could arrange for clean up accordingly, without interrupting. A lovely place, and we will go again.

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1 Thank Cloudywood
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Staying at Paradice was a very pleasant surprise for us. I usually expect motels to be bare minimum sleep over joints, in which you minimise your time as much as possible. This place was different. It felt very comfortable and Kathy was the most hospitable and welcoming motel manager I have ever come across. She was genuinely interested in ensuring we had a great experience, she was engaging, she was informative and she was always able to help. We will definitely be going back to South Lake Tahoe and we will be staying here again for sure. Keep it up Kathy!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thurman34, Owner at Paradice Motel, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We loved having you stay with us and look forward to the next time until then all our ALOHA! Kathy
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Sacramento, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Paradice Hotel for 1 night over Memorial Weekend. The manager was wonderful. She even managed to get us reservations for dinner that night at a wonderful italian restaurant in town. The room was very clean and appealing. The bed was so comfortable. The room was small, but not cramped.

We very much enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Katie530
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Thurman34, Owner at Paradice Motel, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Glad your daughter was able to join you for what turned out to be a mother daughter weekend. Best of luck in NYC to her as she starts school this year. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Mahalo, Kathy
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Concord, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Wow, the reviews were right. Kathy and Uwe were so great! While this place is not luxurious, it is made wonderful by the owners' meticulous care of it's patrons. Clean, and a very close walk to the beaches, casinos, restaurants, etc. Kathy made us reservations for a sunset dinner at Edgewood which was amazing. She also offered excellent advice on where to eat and what to do. This place is an amazing find for the price (especially over a holiday weekend).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Overall, it is a great motel. It is clean, convenient to beach and main street. Furthermore, what make it stand out is the host, who is kind, informative and warm-hearted. She tried her best to make us feel being home.

  • Stayed May 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

was here with my daddy and mommy for my graduation trip. this cozy, beautiful and warm place is owned by a wonderful family (kathy and her hubby and her son&daughter and her dogs). they are so welcoming, and are always there and ready to help, to give advice to the travelers who have no idea what to do in the area. you can just tell from the details of decoration, the books and everything that they have put a lot of efforts to make sure everyone who stays with them to have a wonderful experience. i highly recommend this hotel, for couple/family/friends to visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank LexieYa
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Thurman34, Owner at Paradice Motel, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Thank you, thank you,thank you for the kind words and choosing to spend part of you graduation trip with us. Hope the rest of your travels was as awesome as Tahoe and your parents made it back to China safely. Thank you again, Kathy
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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at the Paradice and we loved it. The location of the motel is perfect for taking a walk down to the lake or into "town". The room was large and lovely decorated and clean. And where do you still get fruit, water and even a little chocolate as part of turndown service! In the morning we were greeted with coffee and muffins. However what makes the Paradice Motel so special are the owners. They made us feel like (welcome) family. Our daughter fell in love with their dogs. Kathy and Uwe were happily let her play with them. They always had time to chat or give a suggestion of what to do or where to eat. Upon check out we were even provided with a care package including snacks and water bottles. I cannot recommend this place enough! Our next trip to SLT will certainly include staying at the Paradice Motel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank LasVegasTini
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Thurman34, Owner at Paradice Motel, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Thank you, thank you,thank you for the kind words and choosing to spend part of you graduation trip with us. Hope the rest of your travels was as awesome as Tahoe and your parents made it back to China safely. Thank you again, Kathy
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Property: Paradice Motel
Address: 953 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6939
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#15 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Paradice Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new ownership and recently remodeled and revamped, Paradice Motel is now Lake Tahoe's premier boutique motel. We are centrally located in the heart of all the action in South Lake Tahoe. Just a block from the base of the Heavenly Gondola, two blocks from one of Lake Tahoe's finest private beaches and three blocks from Stateline and the casinos, the Paradice Motel is truly paradise found. ... more   less 
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