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Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa
Ranked #19 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Antioch, California
1 review
“Best place to stay in Tahoe.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

This was our 5th time that we stayed at the Lodge. We stayed in a condo this time and it was amazing, so much room. Clean and a beautiful view of the lake right on the beach. Fireworks were even better than last year. Housekeeping came everyday and did a great job of cleaning. We did not ask for anything extra. We will be back next year.
Gail
Bay Area

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

Our room was spacious, clean and smelled nice. There was a tv with a dvd-player, a stove (which cannot be turned off in summer) and a closet. Air conditioning was not available. All rooms are facing the lake and have a private balcony. The bathroom was pretty small and did not quite meet the expectations of a $180 room.
The hotel is not very easy to find, as it is located behind several shops.
Other than that the hotel was very nice, including the priceless view on the lake and the private beach.

Room Tip: Some rooms are directly on the beach, some are a bit further away.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

This is the second time I've stayed at this cute place right on Lake Tahoe. The first time we stayed in the lodge, which is kind of funky, but every room has a Lake view. This time I stayed with my family in a condo, also with a Lake view.

Our condo was recently renovated with granite counter tops, nice paint job and new appliances. There was a bedroom and bathroom downstairs and a loft area, bedroom and bathroom upstairs. There was also a nice deck with chairs.

We enjoyed being RIGHT on the lake and there is a pool and hot tub. We walked to the nearby Timber Cover Marina (via the beach) and rented a Kayak. On Thursday night there was a Jazz Band playing on the beach.

It was so nice to be able to stroll out to the beach at our leisure and go back to the room when we needed something or wanted a snack. There is a CVS pharmacy, Safeway, Hot Gossip Coffee and several restaurants within easy walking distance.

The staff is super friendly and the rooms are clean. They also provide daily maid service to the condos (although we didn't need it) they still took out our garbage and provided fresh towels.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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northern California
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

I took my mother on a trip to Lake Tahoe for her 86th birthday. The Lakeshore Lodge was the perfect place for us to spend some time together. It's an old building and there is nothing the current owners can do about that except play up the authentic Tahoe charm. For us, nothing beat sitting on the deck, laying in bed and even just walking in to the room and seeing and hearing the lake right outside the sliding door. That proximity did of course include the morning wake up call from the Canada Geese, but again, you're staying on a lake shore and they come with the territory. It is very peaceful and quiet (except the geese...grin), no road noise. The easy access to the beach and the pool were perfect for my mother. You are limited in how far you can stroll along the shoreline, but that is what makes the beach area so serene and uncrowded. Yes, it's a bit pricey, but you are paying for the tranquil view and privacy and once you understand that, you can stop looking for things to complain about and simply enjoy the beauty of the lake. You've traveled to Lake Tahoe to commune with nature. If you want glitz, go to Las Vegas. Sorry...I'm frustrated with the negative reviews.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

I have just returned from a great vacation in Lake Tahoe. I stayed at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa - the views from this resort are unparralled - what a treat to wake up every morning to the panoramic view of Lake Tahoe and it's surrounding mountains right before me. The staff there are so welcoming, friendly and helpful. My room was so comfortable and I loved the Tahoe feel - I think these rooms must have been newly renovated. On Thursday there was an extra special treat - free live music on the beach as the sun sets - nothing like it - what a special memory. I vote Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa the Best in Tahoe - there really is nowhere else to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Durango, Colorado
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243 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

We travelled for two weeks and this was by far the worst place we stayed. It was the end of our trip and spent the most per night here. What we got was a BIG disappointment. The room had a big enough kitchen but the living room had ONE chair and ONE couch for a huge room. AND the couch looked like it was bought at a thrift store with one side of the cushions unable to be sat on! I think someone else mentioned a small bathroom. I thought, no big deal, how long are you really in a bathroom. IT WAS VERY small. The bathtub and toilet were in a very cramped space. You could hardly close the door without hitting the toilet. And there was no room to walk behind someone if they were using the sink. But to walk into the room and see two pieces of furniture and old pieces was very disappointing. Yes it is on the beach. Big deal. You can only walk on the beach in front of the hotel complex. You can not access the pier from their beach. To reach the hotel is wierd too. It is behind a pancake shop and a strip center. AND then the way the bedroom is located, if someone walks down the hall upstairs you hear their footsteps ALL NIGHT LONG! There is no insulation and very poorly constructed. This would be ok if I was paying a Motel 6 rate, but we weren't. Don't bother with the sauna. Very cheap, almost laughable. Speaking of breakfast which is complementary, was also disappointing and not worth it. A couple of rolls, no cereal, no juice, no milk. Coffee and hot chocolate. Don't depend on the internet service.. not very reliable. I am sure there was more disappointing things but just reliving these things is bad enough.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Danville, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

There are very few hotels on Lake Tahoe. This is a great family lodge to stay. Every room has a lake view and the pool is steps from the Lake. This is not a "resort" type of lodge but a fun family place to stay. You can walk to restaurants, entertainment and to the casinos. I would stay there again.

Quick Note: This is not a place to stay for a romantic get away.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa

Property: 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 On the Beach Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#9 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#11 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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