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Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #20 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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176 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The thrills in this hotel is the very friendly staff”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

The hotel is ok, the room could be a bit bigger, but the setting of the hotel is excellent, not just on the road but far enough away from it that the noise of the traffic is absent in the room.
The hotel is Holiday Inn express and that is just as it is.
Breakfast is ok, the area maybe a bit small but clean and there is always somebody to fill the buffet.
The pool is nice, heated, and the pool area is pleasant and clean.
The only negative site is that the rooms are dark because of the trees but also because it is build to keep the sun out of the rooms.

The staff, everybody, is friendly and is doing its best to help you, complement.
It will be difficult to be friendly all day on, week after week, but here they succeeded.

Room Tip: The three ( 3 ) is the most dark one and has no elevator
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for your comments, they are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. We hope to see you again!
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Santa Clara County CA
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Been heading to South Shore in the Summer the last 40 years, stayed pretty much at every motel in the area, now with kids, pretty much settled here. Definitely can find cheaper but quality makes up for it.

Rooms have always been way big even standard double bed version. Pool is shaded so can be cold sometimes. Breakfast is standard HIX and dining area is small. But there's Carrows in the same parking lot. Location is great, easy walk to Stateline and across the street from the Raley's shopping center. Obviously, no private beach access as some of the other motels and a decent walk.

But overall, worth it unless you want to be adventurous with the other motels.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are so happy that you settled in with us. We appreciate your input and hope to see you again.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

No thrills hotel, but you will find everything you need for a getaway trip at lake Tahoe. Parking is very convenient, rooms are clean, location is central - you can get to major attractions by foot. We especially enjoyed the pool. I also liked a lot of trees on the property; if feels as if you are living in a forest. The staff gave us good recommendations on what to visit and what to see. Thank you!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Volga981
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the pool and convenience of our location. Our team strives for the best service and we look forward to your next stay.
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Mexico, New York
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150 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We made some last minute changes to our reservation and they were more than accommodating. The location was very close to everything (within walking distance), the breakfast was good, everything was clean and well kept up.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Hainsc2014
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and I am so glad to hear that we accommodated you and happy to know that you appreciated both our location as well as our breakfast. We are looking forward for your next visit, hopefully soon.
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Lincoln, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Overall, the business stay was nice. Staff was friendly and helpful. I did see some of the complaints regarding the small rooms. Rooms is not the typical size..bit smaller but comfortable. Had to rotate the mattress due to the sag on each side that felt like you would fall out of the bed. Once the mattress was rotated around. it was much more comfortable and finally fell asleep at 1am (should have asked for another room but was late). There was WIFI, TV, coffee in the room. Bathroom and sleeping area's were clean. Kinda had that rustic mountain feel to the room. They had the traditional hot breakfast of eggs, sausage, pancakes, cold cereal and the favorite biscuits and gravy. If you are inclined to eat there, there is a Carrow's restraunant next door (great place for evening dessert).

This is a place I probably would use again for business or pleasure except next time, I would actually lay on the bed to check for worn out saggy mattress. Things happen! Co-worker stayed another chain and heard that the room were "Enter at your own risk".

Starbucks coffee down the street at Safeway. :)

Room Tip: check out the room before registering. Ensure the bed is comfortable to sleep on.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Rick S
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
We are delighted to know you found the breakfast and room suitable, however we must apologize and couldn’t be more disappointed by the experience you have shared with us. Providing hospitable service at every level is of utmost importance. We will certainly review your feedback with our management team to ensure that we are delivering the service our hotel is known for. It is always our hope that guests enjoy all that we have to offer and we ask that you accept our sincerest apologies and we are happy to hear that you are willing to return, we are certainly looking forward to it!
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Excelente trato, atención, todo muy limpio!. Buen desayuno y spa!
Espero volver algún día!.
Everything was perfect, I only stayed one day, because we were going to Las Vegas by car!
The employees were very kind and friendly!, it is a good hotel to stay

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Laura28478
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We are happy to hear you found your stay to be valuable. Our team strives for the best service and we look forward to your next stay.
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Sonora, California
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel and had a great time. The money we saved on the hotel we used on having fun. The staff was always nice and the breakfast was great! I love a free breakfast with hot food. Especially the cinnamon rolls. Yum! Saves us a meal every morning. I will stay here again next time we visit Tahoe!

Stayed April 2014
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Thank Wolverine_lover88
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Hotel S, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Thank you for you 5 star rating. We are happy to know that you found our breakfast as well as you stay valuable. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. We are looking forward to your next stay!
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Property: Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe
Address: 3961 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8907
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Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#19 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe 2.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express, South Lake Tahoe is centrally located on Hwy 50, nestled in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Getting here is fast and convenient too. We are the ideal place to enjoy fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery and natural landscaping. The Holiday Inn Express is just minutes from Lake Tahoe, Nevada Stateline Casinos, Skiing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Movie Theaters, Boat Cruises, and so much more! Our facilities include an Seasonal Outdoor Pool and Spa. Our Indoor Spa and Sauna Room is currently being renovated, until June 2016. We are a completely Smoke-Free facility. Our hotel features include Complimentary Express Start Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access and Local Phone Calls. You are close to Restaurants and Night Life yet amid graceful Pine Trees. Visit South Lake Tahoe, CA and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express. ... more   less 
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