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“love the European style, design and food” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Truckee
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“love the European style, design and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

the wine in the lobby, the duvet covers, the pet friendliniess, the little jacuzzi, the restaurant, all perfection. Best there is up in Tahoe. We love the games in the lobby, the modern chic decor, the people, warm and friendly.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Or darn near. Very friendly and helpful staff and proprietor. Excellent full buffett breakfast at Stella with housebaked breads, porridge, eggs and good bacon. Well equipped liquour and coffee bar in the lounge and tasty cookies in the PM. The site's restaurant, Stella, has some of the finest food preparation we've experienced, but it's rich so be prepared.

Rooms are not large, but nice sized. Lobby decor is "Ski Lodge/Industrial" with innovative trusses and fittings connecting bold timbers. Room decor is "modern mood". Very nice linens with twin duvets on the queen sized bed. If you shop around, you'll find that the Cedar House has competitive rates, especially considering the amenities and service. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Second floor is dog free, although the main floor rooms are well maintained.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

have stayed here three times now over a five year spread and they have maintained a high quality level. The rooms are nicely furnished and finished. I enjoy the bedding. It is nicely located in close proximity to ski resorts that we like to ski at.

Room Tip: The architecture fits nicely with the environment. A very "green" small hotel.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carmel, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The Cedar House Sport Hotel is really a fabulous property. We were there in October, which is the super slow season for the Tahoe area, but the staff still did everything to make us very comfortable. The restaurant wasn't opened, but the front desk person was nice enough to pour some wine and cocktails at the cute little bar in the main lobby.

We were traveling with our English Setter and they treated him wonderfully! Our room had a dog bed, and goodie bag complete with cookies, tennis ball, and poo bags.

The room was really comfortable. The bed was one of the best hotel beds ever. The decor was urban rustic, and felt really upscale but not too cold.

Cedar House is right across from the 50/50 brewery, which is a great restaurant. Next time, we definitely want to try Stella.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A very nice, dog friendly hotel with awesome customer support.
I usually stay at less expensive places but I went to Cedar house for a special trip and had a great time. Breakfast is delicious, the rooms are very comfortable and did I mention the wonderful customer service?

I have one tiny complaint.... We were in a double queen room. The beds are very cozy but I'm not sure why there are 2 skinny twin comforters per bed instead of a big queen? The beds would be much more comfortable with a large comforter and perhaps an extra twin for those who prefer more warmth.

Highly recommended if you are able to afford the rooms. Perfect for special occassion.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in early February. The Cedar House is a warm, somewhat quiet and small hotel. We ate at Stella the first night and enjoyed a five-star dining experience. The staff were attentive and accommodating. We expect our small children to enjoy fine dining and appreciated the support we received. We also thoroughly enjoyed the outstanding breakfast each morning before taking off for our adventures. I particularly welcomed the heaping plate of crisp spinach lightly ribboned with vinaigrette, and other platters and bowls full of crunchy Armenian cucumbers, beautiful blood oranges, berries, hot oatmeal, greek yogurt, crispy pears and hot snow fuel such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes. The family described the scones as the best they've ever tasted. I found the early morning coffee in the lobby not only outstanding in quality, but a lifesaver to help me greet the days. I just do not enjoy the one cup, prepackaged coffee makers in hotel rooms. We also enjoyed a few bites of the inviting, nutritious and delicious early evening platter served in the lobby and the attention of the staff for a shot of espresso. Some guests enjoyed a glass of wine. The lobby is small with a roaring fire. Intimate yet quiet. Beds were super comfortable, as were the comforters. The 'green' aspect is harmonious with nature - the style is modern and uncluttered. While we feel the value and quality of the hotel are outstanding, I left exhausted. The floors in the rooms sound hollow, so even the pitter-patter of tiny feet sound like loud stomps. Our third and last night I was awakened by loud thumps that lasted over an hour. From 3:00 to 4:00 a.m. the guests above us packed their suitcases and I could hear them roll away. Also, our first morning my husband engaged the children in a brief game of Tickle Monster. His culture is loud and loving. We received a notice under the door that read, "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! The adventure is over. Time to chill." As older parents, we are extremely sensitive to the noise of other people's children and we would never wish ours to disturb another. At the same time we are all human. As such, I was on edge the entire stay. When we walked in the lobby to check in the first day, we were greeted with a bark that the fireplace was hot. In fairness, the proprietors were friendly, but the female employee left me feeling she was hostile (although she is very professional). As we moved on to the next 3 days of our adventure, I was more than relaxed up the road at the Ritz Carlton. The attitude toward our children was very laid back. The Cedar House is perfectly located for those going on outdoor adventures and is minutes away from historic Truckee. There is much to do within a short drive and I would say this hotel is perfect for anyone looking to get away. I just didn't feel it was for our family as it is right now (We have a two and a half year-old and a six year-old). When our youngest is a couple of years older, we would likely return. It's difficult to write anything outside of 'outstanding' for this hotel, however, mothers and fathers with small children might want to weigh this out.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room on the main road side. We did not hear noise and enjoyed turning off the heat a...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We have been staying at the Cedar House since the first year it opened. When we come to snowboard, there is NO WHERE else we'd rather stay! It's like coming home! The staff is amazing, the owners are super nice and accommodating! The breakfast is awesome! I think the grouchy guy who gave this place a bad review (has so much money he can go anywhere) should try any other hotel in Truckee and he will see the value at Cedar House!!! We've stayed at some nice hotels over the years and this one is at the top of our list!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Property: The Cedar House Sport Hotel
Address: 10918 Brockway Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-2054
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Truckee
#2 Luxury Hotel in Truckee
#3 Romantic Hotel in Truckee
#4 Family Hotel in Truckee
#4 Business Hotel in Truckee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cedar House Sport Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cedar House Sport Hotel fuses innovative architecture with the best of contemporary design, creating 42 rooms and suites in a hip European style. ... more   less 
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The Cedar Hotel Sport

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