Apparently any small hotel (i.e., not part of a large chain) can now label itself a "Boutique Hotel." If an overpriced, small, unclean room with outdated fixtures is your idea of "boutique" then this is the place for you. There is nothing unique or charming about this "Inn." We have stayed at Inn by the Lake ("IBTL") twice this season and after our latest visit will definitely not return. We chose to try IBTL because we have a Snow Bomb discount card. But even with the discount, we paid $125 for a room in the back of the second building with a "view" of the rear parking lot and a trailer park. I'm starting to think that it is this hotel's policy to place guests with discounts in the worst possible rooms because we were placed in virtually the same room and location on our first visit. During our latest visit we had to have the duvet replaced because it had what appeared to be blood stains on it. When we received the "replacement" it was a wrinkled duvet (i.e., comforter) without a duvet cover. Also, it took more than 30 minutes to receive the replacement duvet because there was only one person on staff working at 9 p.m. To make matters worse, the bathroom floor was dingy and had a dark mystery stain on it (don't ask). To be fair, the bi-level Jacuzzi is nice and it is convenient to have a balcony, even if it overlooks a trailer park. For the price you can do a lot better and probably get a complimentary continental breakfast in the bargain. That's right - you can't even get a free waffle at IBTL before you hit the slopes. If you decide to stay here, don't forget the disinfecting wipes.
- 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