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“Quaint? Cute?”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Stardust Lodge

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Stardust Lodge
Ranked #4 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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“Quaint? Cute?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a short birthday snowboarding weekend. The pullout bed was awesome. The lounge couch was comfy for reading. The double shower head was cute and the total look and feel of this place was so different and 70's ish, but in a good way. Very clean. Loved it. Definitely would go back for a weekend with the hubby.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Torrington, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Beware! This hotel (resort?) has no AC. With a room facing the afternoon sun, even curtains drawn and fans on do not decrease the 85 degrees our room hits. They provide fans, but they just move the hot air around. Sleeping is not pleasant, making waking refreshed and ready for a day of kayaking and snorkeling a lot less pleasant. In addition, this "resort" is a Sun to Sun stay with no date confirmation sent, we were one of three families we know of that arrived the wrong day (Sat) for a week stay. Had to spend $180 on a room down the street. Their response is " take it up with RCI" their management company. Too bad as the room is nice, though small, and clean -- which is why it gets any stars. The response when discussing our issues with management was " Do you know what it costs to add AC? We make it up to our visitors in activities". I didn't come to Tahoe to play bingo or watch movies in their small activities room. After a 2500 mile trip... I wish I had spent more $$ and gone to one of the true resorts in the area. Tahoe is lovely!! Disappointed at tripadvisors high rating. Can only guess that it's the ski season ratings (place is across the street from Heavenly) when AC doesn't matter, that saves them.

Room Tip: Don't stay here in the summer!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

My niece, myself and family members stayed here a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed our stay immensely. Staff was friendly and accommodating, the rooms were very nice and we loved the convenient location. We were able to easily walk to the lake, stores, shops, etc. My niece is quite ill and had special needs which were accommodated without question. We highly recommend Stardust Lodge to anyone in the South Lake Tahoe area.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Mesa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

We recently visited South Lake Tahoe and after looking at our AAA information, we decided to see if there were any room available at the Stardust Lodge. The staff, especially Jose and Jesse, were outstanding; they gave us a great deal on a nice comfortable studio.

Although a little on the small size, everything we needed was there, the room was spotless, and they had a very comfortable "Murphy-type" bed.

We were only a few blocks from the casinos, restaurants, and even a Starbucks.

We highly recommend staying at the Stardust Lodge.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cumberland, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

We have traveled a great deal and have stayed in many RCI affiliated resorts. Stardust Lodge was BY FAR one of the nicest. We stayed for one week in the end of June/beginning of July in a newly renovated studio suite. The resort and grounds were well manicured and exceptionally clean. The staff could not have been any nicer or more helpful. We can't wait to go back to Stardust!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ludington, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

My husband and I went for our honeymoon. His parents have a time share and we used a week of it here. It was a beautiful, inexpensive, great location place. The staff was friendly, and the rooms were newly renovated. I liked the front pool. Clean and nice.

The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is because the room was veryyy small. It was a "mini-suite," I think? And, it felt quite cramped with the two of us. (We are tall, but not wide...and after the week, it felt a little claustrophobic.)

We would stay again, but perhaps get at least a one-room joint.

Room Tip: Get a one-bedroom at least.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oakhurst, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

The one good thing about this property is the location. It's within walking distance to shops and casinos. The rest of everything left us very disappointed. The room was tiny - we had a murphy bed and when it was down there was no room to even walk around. If you left the bed up, the 2 chairs were standard business chairs and very uncomfortable. There was a couch but it was about 6 inches off the ground and sagged terribly. The worst part was no A/C. The temp in the room was about 80 the entire time. We did have a fan but that just moved the hot air around. Very hard to sleep when it's that hot. The bathroom sink area was tiny and only put out hot water. Breakfast consisted of sprinkle doughnuts, hard boiled eggs and Tang. We will not be staying in this property again!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Stardust Lodge
Address: 4061 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6905
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Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#3 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stardust Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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