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Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #57 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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“Good place to stay if you're going to the casinos”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We only stayed one night. Were in town for a wedding. Room was centrally located. Not too noisy. Bed was very comfortable. Nice to have a fridge & microwave & coffee pot available.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

The Staff was super nice. Helped you with anything you wanted or needed. Very good breakfast. Rooms a little dated but very clean. Stayed three nights. Would stay there again. Central location, I think for anything you would want to do. Everyone must like this place because it was just about full every night.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

Although the building is fairly old, the rooms seemed well maintained and clean.

The AC outlets are not accessible, except with an extension cord. So there was no convenient place to plug in computer & cell phone chargers, or CPAP device.

However, The staff responded quickly and courteously to my request for an AC extension cord.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Sterling, Virginia
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

Good Staff. Okay Breakfast. Good Location. No Private Beach. Close to all attractions and restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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God's chosen county of Lancashire - England
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

I stayed here for one night of a 25 night US & Canada road trip spanning July & August. Having stayed here for two nights last summer and being more than happy with my stay then, it was an obvious choice to return. Convenient location for exploring the area or passing through the region, friendly & helpful staff, clean & comfortable room (yes the decor is a little dated, but it's a relatively minor point as I only use the room for sleeping), well-stocked breakfast (nothing fancy, but that suits me)...

I can only continue to reitterate my previous review, but paying $90 (including tax) in Tahoe in summer for a king room shrieks "bargain" to me. Also, I was recognised from last summer and when I mentioned I'd left the review on Trip Advisor mentioning Bavarian cream doughnuts, the owner (she's still an absolute sweetheart) got me some for my breakfast!

I'm not sure when I'll next be in Tahoe, but whenever it is I know where I'll be staying. ;-))

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We stayed one night on a summer/August Friday. The difference in 3 vs. 2 stars is the friendly service & good intentions (facility itself is a 2). This is ok for the price (we paid $102 on a Fri. for a 2-Queen room, not bad for summertime rate).
Breakfast was never offered /mentioned to us, though I thought was supposed to be included.
Heidi's in the same parking lot a HUGE plus, but unlike other reviewers we weren't offered a discount coupon.
The spa was covered when we were there, and the pool was very very dirty (to be fair, it was windy & lots of tress around, but still...). The pool tools were broken or not usable, pool umbrellas also broken. Pool furniture and surrounding pool area extremely dirty - - just expected the pool & deck area to be clean & usable on a hot summer weekend.
The hotel was quiet - so that's a big plus.
One light fixture didn't work - and the hubby killed a small cockroach in the bathroom - yuck.
Had to show a web printout to get a web price match, even then I had to check my receipt. We got charged a $1.50 "safe charge" even tho we didn't use it & I requested ahead of time the charge be removed. Then she forgot & had to run a whole separate credit for $1.50, and transposed the numbers so it was only $1.05 credit....I know this seems picky but I couldn't tell if this is their way of tacking on extra bucks here & there, or if these are honest mistakes.
The walk to the beach was through a hot, dirty parking lot, up a side street - not exactly conveniently out the back door but not too awful either. Our room view was the back service entrance to Heidi's, where there seemed to always be a disheveled man sitting on a crate outside the back door smoking by the trash dumpster.
I suppose in a pinch we'd stay there again, if the price was right, but probably not more than 1 or 2 nights if needed.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

I stayed 5 nights. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast and WiFi were great. The owners are friendly and very accommodating. Only a short walk to the beach. Very reasonably priced for S. Lake Tahoe.

Room Tip: Rooms on north side don't get afternoon sun.
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Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe
Address: 3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8950
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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