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Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa
Ranked #16 of 65 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
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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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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Reviewed 2 December 2010

My wife and I traveled to South Lake Tahoe to celebrate our 30th Wedding anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. We had the Corner View Room on the third floor and it offered an awesome view of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The room/kitchen was spacious, clean and the fireplace made for a very cozy atmosphere. An added plus was that we got to enjoy the first snow fall of the year. Check-in/check-out was fast and the employees were very friendly. When the snow fell, they were quick to clear the parking lot. Even though there is not a restaurant on the premises, there were some very close by within walking distance.
Unfortunately, because of the snowfall, we were not able to experience the outdoor amenities such as the beach or pool.
It may not be a "new" facility, and I can't speak for the other rooms within the hotel, but the corner view room was the perfect pick for our little two night romantic getaway. And if I had to offer any criticism at all, the only one that I can think of is that, in comparison to the large room & kitchen, the bathroom was extremely small. But it serves the purpose and did not really take away from the overall experience we had.
All in all, we were very pleased with our room & stay and would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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TahoeLakeshore, Manager at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2011

Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your 30th anniversary! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and took the time to share your experience with others. The bathrooms are a bit small in the hotel rooms but unfortunately a remodel is out of the question right now. Hopefully the spacious room and amazing view will make up for that!

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Reviewed 2 October 2010

We booked the Lakeshore Tahoe - sight unseen and somewhat reluctantly given the reviews. We were visiting Tahoe with 3 kids and needed accommodations where we weren't cramped.

We got the 2 bedroom condo. It was clean, modern with 2 full baths and 3 beds. Worked out perfect for 5 people. Not sure why the reviews are so harsh for this place, we had a blast & the front desk even booked our trip on the Tahoe Queen saving us quite a bit of money. I wouldn't blink at booking one of the condo's again - the view of the lake was incredible.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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TahoeLakeshore, Manager at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2010

Thank you so much for the kind review. We too feel our condos are a great value for families and you can't beat the beachfront location and views. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for sharing your experience. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 1 October 2010

From the moment we arrived the service couldn't have been better.
Charming comfortable room with so many nice touches.
The Location is fabulous. On the lake shore, most everything is within walking distance.
We took advantage of the professional massage spa service, which is 5 star.
Nothing could have been better. A true 10 out of 10.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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TahoeLakeshore, Manager at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2010

We would love for you to return again soon too! Please let us know if you as we always try to take good care of our loyal return guests. We are not a big fancy spa resort but our day spa Elements is top notch! Thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed 18 August 2010

We stayed two nights in condo #134 which we knew (thanks to Tripadvisor) to be the one to take. This was also what we were told at the check-in desk (friendly!) when we arrived around sunset, and we were lucky that it was available. It proved correct: what a great stay we had. Condo #134 is a ground-level apartment in a building containing 8 units. It is located on the far east side of the hotel premises and borders the first bungalow of the adjacent Lakeland Village: your neighbours are quite close but this does not disturb at all. A good thing about the Lakeshore Lodge in general is that is is off the highway and you hear no traffic (at least we did not).

The apartment is decorated in a modern yet cosy fashion. It has a modern kitchen with a huge fridge, flatscreen tv (which we did not use), comfortable sofa and a wood stove in the living room (also not used). A nicely decorated bathroom with good shower, and a separate bedroom with a comfortable bed. The bedroom has three windows looking out on the beach that can be obscured by blinds. The living room opens up onto a private wooden terrace (porch) with a small table and two chairs. Because it is covered by the terrace of the room upstairs you can also sit outside in case of rain. The upper level condo's do not have this useful feature. From the terrace you can walk right onto the beach and to the water.

The stay was great. When we arrived the sun and clouds offered a breathtaking sunset spectacle and I even had to interrupt the check-in formalities to go outside and capture it on the camera ;-) That night we unexpectedly enjoyed Elton John performing live (in Stateline), as we could clearly hear him and his band whilst sitting on the terrace! Next morning there were threatening thunderstorm clouds over South Lake Tahoe so we could not enjoy the private beach but we drove to Emerald Bay where we spent the whole afternoon in the sun. The small kitchen enabled us to make dinner; the ingredients can be bought at a Safeway that is conveniently located almost on the other side of the highway. Enjoying dinner with a good bottle of wine during sunset, peering out to the silhouttes of the mountains and the lake was one of the highlights of our California trip. And falling asleep to the sound and rhythm of the small waves was unforgettable too... The price we paid is rather high (but more in line with the luxury we enjoyed in #134 whilst it might not be the case for other condo's - you pay the same price and you do not know beforehand which condo will be assigned to you). However the experience we had made it all worthwile and make you quickly forget about the financials ;-)

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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TahoeLakeshore, Manager at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2010

While 134 seems to be favorite amongst Trip Advisor reviewers it is not always available. Do not fear, our other beachfront condos are just as cute and cozy. Sounds like your visit with us and Lake Tahoe was a success and we are so glad that we had something to do with it. Thanks for letting others know about your visit with us.

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Reviewed 15 August 2010

This is a very romantic spot. Keep in mind this is a 2 1/2 star hotel, so with that I gave it 4 stars out of 5 only because it would have been nice to have a mini frig in room. It is rated correctly and what makes this place so wonderful is the location of being on the beach. If you are looking for a clean spot to stay with the most amazing view then this is the place.

The beach was so beautiful and clean. We loved it! There is juice/coffee and muffins offered until 10 am, but I didn't try any. Coffee and hot chocolate are offered all day. Each room either has a balcony or patio. I would have loved a balcony but the last room available was on the bottom floor in the corner and it was perfect. Each pation/balcony is provided with 2 chairs and a small table. Enjoyed wine on the patio in the evening wrapped in a blanket and breakfast in the morning. It was breath taking. We even slept with the patio sliding door open to get the fresh air. It was perfect.

This hotel doesn't have all the bells and whistles that some other ones do, but the location was great. You just walk out of your room and there is a small patch of grass (very small) and then you on the beach.

Some people walking by in the morning were coming from Starbucks. Apparently, there is one close by and what a great relaxing way to get there.

We walked on the beach at night and early in the morning and wow! What a way to start your day or end your evening. Would not have had that experience without being right on the beach.

Drove over to Zephyr Cove and it was so pretty. Will definitely go back for a day trip and check it out.

Free wi-fi was great too. Any questions, please ask!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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TahoeLakeshore, Manager at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2010

Wine on the patio or balcony in the evening at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge is romantic! We are glad you have discovered our little Tahoe getaway. Next time come on a Thursday during the summer and enjoy free music on the beach too!

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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 On the Beach Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#9 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#11 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: £95 - £195 (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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