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“Maybe it was just Room #12 ...”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Matterhorn Motel

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Matterhorn Motel
Ranked #30 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
torrance
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78 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Maybe it was just Room #12 ...”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

OK ...this place is inexpensive so you can't expect the Ritz.
Here are some of the negatives:
no bath window screen
no bath sink stopper
flimsy door locks
worn and hodge podge furniture
wall outlets so worn out that they couldn't weight of the cell phone charger (actually a safety hazard since the poor connection resulted in a very hot adapter)
no A/C (which normally wouldn't be a problem @ Lake Tahoe but we hit a heat wave and the room was stifling hot at night. The ceiling fan helped.)
The positives were:
very clean and comfortable beds
very clean shower with incredible water volume and water pressure
very courteous staff (they came by the room to check with me after I had trouble with the internet connection.)

I'm not sure if all the rooms are like this or just Room #12. They let me check in early (~2:00pm) and it was the only room with double beds that was available. The room was also a little noisy since it was the closest to Lake Tahoe Blvd and we had to leave the windows open due to the heat.

I doubt I would go back.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Jackson, NH
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We are a couple, just completing a 4 day stay here in Lake Tahoe at the Matterhorn Motel. A very small (about 20 units) motel right on US-50 California side of the South Lake Tahoe/Stateline area.

The owners are very nice and helpful. The rooms of this older motel have been updated in many areas (particularly the bathrooms). Our unit had a full kitchen, king size bed, very large closet, nice bathroom. The room was very clean, the area feels very safe, we did not here neighboring rooms at all over the 4 day weekend we were here.

We were very happy here, a little less than $300 including tax for 4 nights (Thurs-Monday) in the busy summer season

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

I've been coming here every summer for the last few years. The rooms are simple with basic amenities and clean. So if you're looking for or expecting something different this may not be the place for you.The family who runs this hotel are very sweet and very accommodating. New flat screen tv's in the rooms. I will continue to come back. I love it here!

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

I am a traveler RN and this is my third time here. The room is comfortable and the family is most helpful. The atmosphere is friendly and I was allowed to bring my own things, plants included. If Barton Memorial ever needs nurses, they send us here for a good reason. Very safe and close to restaurants and shopping. I would recommend this establishments for anyone, I am from Palm Springs and I recognize what it takes to run a business.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Antioch, California
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

The Matterhorn Motel was nice if you plan to go to South Lake Tahoe and do outdoor activities, is a few miles away from the main street,but the staff are very friendly, and they try their best to fulfill your needs. The rooms are clean, they have a nice TV with cable, new beds, parking right outside your room, they have microwave and fridge. If you bring children is nice and quite for them to be able to sleep.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Oakland, California
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

For this class of establishment (budget motel), the Matterhorn does a great job. The proprietors are a very sweet, hard working family who helped us late at night when we needed to change motels fast. Clean and comfortable, central. Thank you!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2012

Our room was, not very clean and there was a musty and kitchen smell to it. I was not impressed and would not recommend !!! The carpet was very dirty and stained and I did not want to walk around without my shoes. The curtains are dirty and they fixtures were very old and there was a LOT of road noise. When you enter the reception you can see how dirty it is. Have a look at the heater

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Matterhorn Motel
Address: 2187 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6400
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Matterhorn Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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