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“Why would you stay anywhere else in South Lake Tahoe?”
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Alpenrose Inn
Ranked #13 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Sausalito, California
1 review
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“Why would you stay anywhere else in South Lake Tahoe?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

June 2014 - I stayed here once before in 2010 with no complaints, but it is impossible not to notice all the improvements made since then. Hannah, the owner, is so charming. She converted the dated driveway by the front office into a spacious and bright conservatory; my room, #6, (2 doubles) was enormous, had a well stocked bathroom (toms toothpaste!), which was also very elegant. Several mini dark chocolate balance bars complimentary too - nice touch. Very clean. It's not the most inexpensive option out there, but this is one of those cases where the quality really shows and makes you wonder if those other dumps aren't the rip offs. Another review commented on the layout - two-stories, your room's door accessible from outside. That is the only motel-y thing about this place. Well, other than the fridge, microwave and coffee pot in room. But those are pluses, no? It's in a great location and stays pretty quiet. Again, why stay anywhere else in SLT.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Monterey, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

The owners Hannah & John and their staff were all very accommodating & engaging with all of their guest Each of them gave recommendations of places to visit around Lake Tahoe. The Inn was very clean & nicely furnished. We would definitely recommend Alpenrose Inn as a place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

We booked two nights here mid season (9/10 May) and were impressed by the cleanliness and standard of furnishings and decor.
It is at the end of the day a step up from a motel in as much as the room is accessed directly from the outside as opposed to from a indoor corridor.
The bed was huge and very comfortable, the linen was of high quality which is indicative of all the furnishings.
We can forgive the plastic cutlery and plates as the breakfast was continental therefore adequate and not worth stealing!
The staff were extremely friendly and helpfull.
No hesitation in recommending this for anyone stopping over in South Lake Tahoe.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

My son and I stayed at this lodge for two nights and were made very welcome by the hosts.
Instead of the twin bedded room that we booked, we were offered two separate rooms at no extra cost, most generous of them.
The local information was invaluable, and made our short stay even more enjoyable. The recommendation about dining at the Edgewood Golf Course was a real coup.
The whole place was 'squeaky clean' and I would happily stay there again.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Hannah and John are very welcoming and helpful hosts. We were in room 12, which was gorgeous, and the bed was huge and so comfy. The hotel is so close to the main shopping area and heavenly gondola as well as the beach.

Some people moan about the breakfast provided... On the contrary, we thought the breakfast was lovely. They provided very tasty cereal, which I think is their own blend, a filling toasted bagel with cream cheese as well as a selection of fruits and a pastries.

If we were to ever to stay in Lake Tahoe again we would definitely stay here.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cupertino, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

The Alpenrose is within walking distance from the Heavenly Gondola, so you don't have to worry about driving and parking to go to Heavenly or the nearby shops. The inn keeper is a lovely and super friendly Swiss German lady who did everything she could to make our stay pleasant.

The rooms were simple and clean, bathroom was properly stocked with shampoo/soap (not all motels are), linen were above average and internet worked.
There is a simple, but adequate breakfast (cereal, milk, coffee, fruit, above average pastries).
End price is on par with many motels that were inferior in amenities, cleanliness, or location. The owner's kindness and welcoming were a very nice bonus on top.

This was my third time there, and plan on going back each time I'm in South Lake Tahoe.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Encinitas, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Very nice small inn in a perfect location, a quiet neighborhood well off the main road, but an easy walk to the lake, casinos and Heavenly Village lift. Originally a motel, but has been renovated and redecorated to be more of a bed and breakfast inn with unique, thoughtfully equipped rooms.
We were in the English Garden room and appreciated the extra space of the table and wetbar area, complete with basic dishes and utensils. The gas stove was a nice touch and did a good job of heating the room.
The included breakfast was not elaborate, but was enough to start the day. The homemade oat cakes/bars were especially good. One warning to particular coffee drinkers (like me), the coffee served at breakfast was fresh brewed, but was some sort of flavored type (like french vanilla, maybe?) and was not what I would prefer. However, with the coffee maker provided in the room this wasn't a real problem. There is now a nice area to eat breakfast with the completion of the new "winter garden" room just off the reception.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Alpenrose Inn
Address: 4074 Pine Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6941
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Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#5 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#10 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Alpenrose Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alpenrose Inn is known for its great value in high quality lodging: exceptional customer service and delightful unique accommodations. It is cozy, quiet and clean! Located in a friendly neighborhood of tree-lined streets, the Inn has all the amenities to make your stay in Lake Tahoe memorable and relaxing. It's an easy stroll to the lake shore (beach, marina and restaurant), Heavenly Ski Resort and Village, Edgewood Golf Course, world-class casinos, dining, shopping and more. ... more   less 
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