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“Nice but not spectacular” 3 of 5 stars
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Pepper Tree Inn
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Tahoe City
Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice but not spectacular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This property has a great location across the street from beautiful Lake Tahoe in a quaint little town. The room was nice but not spectacular. Not a huge room and the closet area was tucked back into a corner behind the wall, access to it was very strange. Unit appeared to be clean, but the carpets were a little questionable. Noise from trucks behind the build at random times was annoying. No smoking signs posted everywhere but the staff all seemed to be smokers and were outside the office blazing butts. The continental breakfast was good and the staff was friendly. The view of the lake and the moderate temperatures made the stay enjoyable.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Russell S
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

The inn was ok, people at the front desk have no clue what hospitality means.... To say they were unfriendly and rude would be how your arrival will be, The rooms are nice and clean but bad odors that never go away, the bathroom has no exhaust fan!

for me the crowd noise went on all night
I know it is not the hotels fault but good luck getting any sleep

Room Tip: The rooms smell!,
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Terri Y
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Nevada City, California
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We took the kids up for a spur of the moment overnight to Lake Tahoe. It's hard to know how a hotel actually is by the pics they show online but I must say, for the Pepper Tree Inn, I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was friendly and helpful and we got a great deal on the room. We got a room with a nice big Jacuzzi tub and even the kids had a blast with the jets. We were on the 6th floor so the view of the lake was incredible. The pool was clean and relatively private from the road. The free breakfast in the morning included make-them-yourself waffles, bagels, cereal, juices, coffee, hot chocolate, breads, pastries, hard boiled eggs, breakfast burritos, yogurts, and more that I can't remember. The room was a little small but it was very clean and the cabin- decor was cute. They had Sleep Number beds that my husband loved but I wasn't as fond of but the sheets were clean and that is way more important. This isn't a 5 star hotel but for the price I don't think you can get better in the area. We will go again for sure.

Room Tip: The higher the floor you're on the better your view of the lake. There are several restaurants...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank joyfuljess
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Franconia, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We stayed on the 7th floor and had a great view of the lake. The room was very clean and comfortable and had all amenities, including a coffee pot that has a bean grinder for fresh ground coffee in the morning. A real treat! Expanded continental breakfast included. We were there in mid-May and it was quiet since there weren't many people there, but I would imagine that it gets noisy during the summer season. We have learned to always travel with ear plugs.
Good restaurants within walking distance, nice walking trails on the lake side of the road.
A very pleasant stay

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank jtmh
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Santa Fe, NM
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194 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Had a nice view of Lake Tahoe from our fourth floor room. The room had all the amenities we needed. Tahoe City is small, but everything was a surprisingly easy walk from the hotel--restaurants, grocery store, lake trail, etc. Staff was very helpful when we wanted to ride bikes; telling us where to rent and the best trails. My wife likes to travel with her own pillow and when she forgot it, they had it the mail the next day.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Overlooker
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San Jose, California
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150 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Tahoe City is a tiny town and as such you worry about the quality of the hotels as all are rated 2 stars. The Pepper Tree is the best place in town. It is clean, recently updated and the owners are awesome. We were there for a volleyball tournament and they knew that and had copies of directions pre-printed for the guests. They have a nice little breakfast included and the location is right on the main street near restaurants, the lakefront and all.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank CaliforniaBrad
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Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Tahoe City is a really great town, but unfortunately there are not many options for lodging. The Pepper Tree Inn is centrally located and easy walking distance from numerous restaurants, bars and shops. The view of the lake is wonderful and mostly makes up for what is a very basic motel room.

The worst part for me was that the rooms are not particularly sound proof so even after one night of enduring a very rowdy group at 2 am, I could still hear people's TVs through the walls and had to sleep with ear plugs. Perhaps the fact that they give them out of the front desk should have been a clue.

Given that there really doesn't seem to be a better option, I'd stay there again, but I'd know what I was getting into.

Other pro(s) - in room fridge, free breakfast with lots of options
Other con(s) - awful comforter, the kind you worry never gets washed

Room Tip: 6th and 7th floors have the best views
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank travelh00
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Additional Information about Pepper Tree Inn

Property: Pepper Tree Inn
Address: 645 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Tahoe City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pepper Tree Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a privately owned one-of-a-kind B & B, centrally located in the heart of Tahoe City, directly across the street from Lake Tahoe. Our 7-story tower building is the 2nd tallest structure on the CA side and affords our guests a beautiful view of the lake from their balcony. Recent room linen & towels upgrades and 32" flat screen TV's. We offer our guests free off-street & underground parking, free access to our newly upgraded secure WiFi, 8-free HBO Channels via our new (60 channel) Direct TV upgrade, a free "extended" continental breakfast in our quaint breakfast room, and a Staff who is sensitive and dedicated to our guests needs and comfort. We have a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool to which we have just added a new privacy fence, and offer recommendations to area attractions and even discount coupons to our favorite area restaurants. ... more   less 
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