I have to agree with some previous posters that the term "boutique hotel" is a misnomer and it would probably be better to just call it an inn (I agree it is not a "motel"). I have stayed at several "boutique hotels" and my husband worked at one, and if someone comes to this Inn expecting that type of place, they will be disappointed. But it is a very nice Inn and we were quite happy here.
The location is superb and the views are spectacular. Every morning we woke to a gorgeous view of the lake -- we could watch parasailers, kayakers, etc on the lake. The rooms were fine -- not overly modern but I understand the GM's comments that South Lake Tahoe is very strict about any modernization plans for properties. Driving through the rest of the town, every other motel/hotel/inn, other than the very pricey place near the casinos, look like Florida motels compared to this Inn. I would much prefer to stay at this Inn because I felt like I was on a true vacation, not stuffed in some tacky motel.
My kids loved the pool and jacuzzi. The jacuzzi is bilevel which was kind of neat. The laundry facilities were good too. My husband ate at the Black Bear Cafe and liked it -- another day we had pizza at the Tahoe Bowl which is adjacent to the hotel, and it was good. It is centrally located so you don't have to travel far to go to other restaurants either. We will stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Azure has undergone an extensive remodel to elevate your stay during your next trip to South Lake Tahoe. Conveniently located across the street from Lake Tahoe's El Dorado Beach, a few minutes away from Heavenly Mountain and providing easy access to all that Tahoe has to offer there is something for everyone at Hotel Azure. We have a fully equipped fitness room, sauna, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)and bi-level spa. Enjoy our family fun center, Tahoe Bowl - featuring Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza and Lane 17 Sports Bar. Bear Beach Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for your family dining pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn By The Lake Hotel South Lake Tahoe
- Hotel By The Lake
- By The Lake Tahoe