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Review of Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

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Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
Ranked #13 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Chorley
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Check if they have a wedding on first!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

We booked this hotel as the website made it sound idyllic and peaceful. Unfortunately, its anything but! We left a night early because of the ridiculous amount of noise. They had weddings on the first two nights we stayed but they pointed out the they finished at 10pm. However, they then let the guests sit round the pool and firepit until the early hours shouting and screaming. As the layout of the hotel is most of the rooms surround this area, it was very noisy and difficult to get sleep! Bearing in mind the cost of this hotel I wouldn't recommend it and if you don't mind the noise, you may as well stay in one of the motels across the road for a third of the price. To be fair to the hotel, the rooms were nice, clean and a good size.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ben Lomond, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed here in March and got a great deal! Arrived to find a nicely remodeled room with fireplace and a lake view, a complimentary bottle of wine and a discount at a great restaurant on the pier! We plan on going back!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alameda, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We made a reservation more than a month ahead to be sure to secure a full view of the lake We did not get that room. We got one overlooking a parking lot with a small view through the trees of the lake.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is not a luxury resort but for the price we paid for 2 nights, it was still a good deal. The location is great - right on the beach, proximity to all the water activities you need, beautiful view. It also helped that the Safeway is directly across the street so we stocked up on snacks and saved some money buying cheap food and eating it on the beach vs. going out for every meal. They have great hammocks amongst the pine trees overlooking the lake, Starbucks coffee in your room, and updated decor and flat screen TV's, and every room has a porch (albeit you may be looking at the parking lot). Downsides? The parking was a little tight, the bathrooms a little "tired", and there were no mini fridges in the rooms. They also denied our late check out request (check out is 11:00am). But all in all, a perfect home base for budget summer travel to Tahoe.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Not worth $300+ a night! Our bathroom smelled terribly and was full of mosquitos. The carpet in the room was filthy dirty and in desperate need of replacement. The worst part of our stay was that there was a rat trap right outside of our room. Not a mouse trap, but a large rat trap. During our three days there the rat trap was tipped on its side, allowing all of the poison to fall out. Not one employee made any effort to clean it up and it was still sitting there when we checked out yesterday. I definitely would not stay here again. For conditions like this they should be charging $60 a night. There was not enough parking in the lot for guests of the hotel/users of the marina, so we were out of luck for a parking spot on Saturday afternoon. Also, when I checked in the hotel clerk didn't even greet me with a hello! This place is a total dive. I am very sorry we stayed there.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We loved this hotel. The staff was very friendly, the location was fantastic and the rooms were very clean. We brought our dog and was very pet friendly. The only reason I gave room 4 stars was we had 4 people 2 queen beds was a bit crowded with the dog but, overall no complaints. Wake up roll right out of your room to the beach. We can not wait to go back! Highly recommend !!!!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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san francisco
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38 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

This place is horrible. Our king beach front view room was a view of the parking lot and pier restaurant. I literally have been staring a mans crack who was pulling in his kayak. Wonderful way to spend a romantic getaway. They only offered to lower the price by $20 then finally $40 which will make our room an average of $220 a night. We would have never booked if we knew our room could look like this. Now everywhere else is booked. I wouldn't stay here if hell froze over. Take a look at the photos I posted.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

Property: Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
Address: 3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7919 (Formerly Timber Cove Lodge)
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Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#7 On the Beach Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#16 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#17 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 262
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Timber Cove Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Best Western Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Best Western

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