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Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa
Ranked #17 of 65 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 May 2011

Nicely remodeled room. Rustic feeling. Nice furniture. Has a kitchen. Above all, this property is right on the beach and all the rooms have the view of the lake. I only rated the sleep quality 3, because of the noisy neighbor. We could hear them talk at night. Otherwise, the bed was comfortable.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

We chose this hotel based on location and online reviews. We travelled from Australia to experience a "white christmas" and we were not disappointed! We stayed for a week in a 2 b/r condo. The furniture and amenities were dated but it was comfortable and clean. The views from our balcony were amazing (the sheer amount of snow amazed us daily!) The location was great as we were reliant on walking to the supermarket and caught the shuttle to Sierra for 3 days of fabulous snowboarding. We found we were able to purchase everything we needed at Safeway and CVS which were short walks from the lodge. The staff were friendly and very helpful, always willing to answer our questions and provide information we requested. Overall I would definately recommend this hotel if you are after cosy accomodation in a beautiful location.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Thank AmyU76
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

We love lake tahoe and have stayed at
tahoe lake shore lodge several times.The lodge rooms are good but the condo's are great. Where else can you get that view from every room! And the staff is great. To walk out from you'r room and right onto the beach. WOW.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Trooper5562
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Reviewed 14 April 2011

Me and my family were very impressed with this place. It was our first time up in tahoe and this was the perfect place to stay. The rooms are not very fancy, but they do have a littlr gas fireplace which is different. The highlight however is the balcony and it's view. Overlooks the lake with nothing in your way. Really enjoyed the scenery. Very relaxing. We went in december with plenty of snow on the ground and on the mountains which was very nice. I would imagine could also be a great place to stay during summertime.

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Thank rayandgabby
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Reviewed 17 March 2011

We stayed in a one-bedroom flat (condo) which had lovely views of the snow-covered beach. The rooms aren't new but they're clean and spacious and the kitchen is functional. It was nice to have a bathtub, however small, after a hard day's ski! The shower was also good.

Only drawback was noise from the condo above - when there were young children staying there it sounded like a herd of elephants above our heads! However we were lucky in that it was empty most of the time.

Free wireless is good. Rooms were serviced every day: tidy kitchen, clean towels etc, which was lovely. There's hot chocolate in the foyer and unlimited coffee - if you can stomach American coffee!

The Lodge is perfectly placed for the free Heavenly shuttle bus (4 times per hour, not twice as we were told by Lodge staff; two buses an hour to the gondola and two to California base. Either is good to start your day's ski). It's also handy for buses to other resorts (eg Kirkwood) which stop just at the end of the street.

There's a good ski/board hire place about 100m away which is cheaper than the ones advertised in the Lodge, although you have to walk / drive there rather than having skis delivered to your room.

There are 3 small restaurants / cafes within walking distance (Indian, Mexican, Italian) but apart from those you need to eat in at night if you don't have a car. There's a good Safeway not far away. In winter the pavements (sidewalks) are snow-covered and the streets are not lit, so it's not practical to walk more than a few hundred metres. You can call a taxi but you need to know where you're going; you can't just stroll around til you find somewhere you fancy.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank ozzie_reviewer
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Reviewed 26 February 2011

We chose this hotel for the price and the convenient winter location - a bus ride to heavenly from just outside and driveable to some of the other local ski areas (Sierra, Kirkwood, homewood the closest).

The main attraction of the lodge is the views of the lake which are spectacular, and available from every room - we sat on our bed (too cold for the balcony!) for ages watching the sun go down over the mountains. Looking along the lake it is really unusual to get such an amazing position right on the beach at any price, let alone a reasonable one.

The lodge doesn't claim to be a 5* resort - and accodingly the whole place feels more functional than luxurious. Our room was very spacious and had a full kitchen which was great as we didn't want to eat out all the time. Decor is a little dated, but I don't mind a bit of 70s kitsch so long as it's in good order and clean, which it was. Only real downside to the room for me was the walls which are quite thin. Our neighbours were quite quiet but I guess it could be a problem with younger children. The hot tub sits right on the beach and so have the same amazing views - we spent literally hours in there after skiing. They also include a simple breakfast of self serve coffee, juice and pastries which was fine for us.

Location is good if you don't mind a 20 minute walk to the centre of town (or frequent free ski buses). I wouldn't recommend staying here without a car however (or anywhere on the lake really) as so much of the beautiful skiing/scenery is a drive away.

We bumped into the manager Pat in the local wine bar and he seems really commited to making the most of the hotel and ensuring people have a great holiday. Overall I can really recommend this place and I will definitely come back in the future - hopefully in the summer season.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank tlbaker
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

The view is great, but the rooms are very hit or miss. We stayed in a room on the 4th floor near the elevator. The shower door wouldn't close and the elevator was very loud at night. Also, the rooms are just plain run down. This is in the main part of the hotel, "the lodge." BTW, this was my second time there, and the 1st time the room was not as bad...

Our friends stayed in a condo and it was very nice, but I think they are privately owned, so it's probably hit or miss whether or not they are nice or not. Seriously, I would have saved $50 and given up the view and just stayed in the Howard Johnson that's in the same parking lot.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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TahoeLakeshore, Manager at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2011

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your room as much during your stay with us. We have been listening and the good news is that we are embarking on a project to upgrade all of our hotel rooms. The project is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of June. We are putting in new carpet, new wall treatments, bedding, and a fresh new mountain feel. In the meantime, we always endeavor to keep our rooms clean and comfortable and priced at a great value. Our condominiums are all recently upgraded and we are proud of every one of them. I hope you will come back and stay with us again next time you are in Lake Tahoe!

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Additional Information about Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa

Address: 930 Balbijou Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8919
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#8 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#9 On the Beach Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#11 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: £90 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa, South Shore’s only all lakefront property, offering hotel and condominium lodging all with an incredible lake view and cozy fireplace. Pamper yourself in our full service day spa or relax by our heated pool and hot tub. Centrally located to area activities, restaurants, casinos and sitting on 500 feet of private beach, you’ll receive a true Tahoe experience. ... more   less 
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