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“Quaint boutique hotel with all the personal touches.”
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Alder Inn
Ranked #3 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 May 2013

at the very last minute my husband and i needed a room in tahoe. the first choice on our list was the alder because of the rave reviews from other trip advisor junkies. talk about customer service!! Spence and Jessie were fabulous hosts at their newly acquired hotel. so many personal touches to mention~ each room with its own theme was remarkable. our room had a Zen feel to it and was so tastefully decorated! coffee and danishes were superb.My only advice and it is a small one is: consider asking incoming guests who are checking in late or coming home late to please consider the privacy of others and keep your conversations down to a whisper when entering your rooms at 1030 pm.it got a bit loud by some inconsiderate guests:( i only wished we could have stayed longer at this property~ really wanted to take a cruise on those complimentary mountain bikes:) definitely will be back for a longer visit.

Room Tip: we had room 13. felt like sleeping in a spa:)
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

We were visiting the Lake Tahoe area and noticed this was very highly recommended by others--and now also by us!! The owners are extremely pleasant and very helpful. They told us about the area and good sights/places to visit. The room was unique and very homey. I felt like I was visiting a good friend or relative rather than staying in a typical hotel. The attention to the details was appreciated. Overall the room was clean for my standards (and they are very high) and I was impressed at how much I enjoyed the experience. My husband and I already recommended to another couple who will be heading out west soon and we will definitely stay again when we visit the Tahoe area. The price you pay is fair and reasonable for such a great place.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

We booked this after reading the wonderful reviews on trip advisor, and glad that they were all true. The outside needs a little work, which the owner said they are going to be remodeling soon. The inside was amazing. The detail of the decorations, and the toiletries they provided was great. It is a few minutes walk from the lake. The owner was super friendly, gave us information on where to eat and what to see. And there were always muffins in the office.. :)

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

This was our first trip to South Tahoe and didn't know what to expect and arrived when it was dark. The owner greeted us with a southern hospitality and enthusiasm to ensure his guests are safe, happy and comfortable. The office was decorated with hand painted, whimsical pictures to greet you with what the experience of staying here was to become. The owner walked us to our room which we liked and thought that was an extra nice touch. The room was really cute and decorated like a log cabin. It was cozy and very clean.

We felt safe and secure and enjoyed all the little touches that made this room feel like a guest room in a lodge rather than a hotel room. The location is amazing and close to the lake and has the best pizza place across the street called Goodfellas Pizza. Enjoy!

Thank you to the owners for really making this an enjoyable experience and we can't wait to see ya'all again!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Onedayfun V
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Took my boyfriend this past weekend to South Lake Tahoe (May 11) for his birthday as a surprise. Every single details I had seen on the website, were in fact, in the room! Very, very clean! so nicely decorated, I did not want to even sit on the bed because it was so beautiful!! We had an amazing stay. New owner just started that same day and we were allowed to check in a little earlier and he is extremely nice and down to earth! Whenever in South Lake Tahoe again, that is the only place we will stay. Oh, and very close to all main attractions! Free bikes, yay!! we went out for an early ride and it was awesome! Thanks so much for such a beautiful place. And the price, so worth it!!! The details in the kitchen and bathroom..not even at a chain hotel! you got to see it, to believe it!! Highly recommend the Alder Inn!

Room Tip: We stayed on the second floor, a premium queen and it was perfect for both of us.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

I originally booked the visit as a first place prize for one of my associates. I was unable to get a word in upon his return to ask him any questions on how the trip went - he wouldn't stop talking! Needless to say, we are impressed with the level of customer service that was provided by the owners! That made the whole trip for my associate! He was so happy with their stay at the Alder Inn, he will be making a return trip with the rest of his family. Thank you Lanyi for making their stay an exceptional one and for making them feel right at home.

Room Tip: Call Layni to book your room, she will make sure it's the best!
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

I won a trip through my work and they put us in the Alder Inn. We were greeted by the owners when we arrived. They were genuine people that got to know us and helped us figure out what to do on our trip. They handed us a map and explained where all the main attractions were at. The room was nicely decorated. Everything was included with the price of the rooms. There were no extra charges with snacks, parking ect. The alder inn was a romantic spot and quite. It was close enough to all the attraction and far enough from the chaos. It's a family owned hotel that treats you like family. Would recommend this inn to anyone.

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Additional Information about Alder Inn

Address: 1072 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8508
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Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#1 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: £90 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alder Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you dreaming of the perfect hotel for your Tahoe vacation? WE make dreams come true....With our modern plush furnishings, princess quality bedding and excellent customer service, you will be treated like royalty. Family owned and operated, from reservation to housekeeping! ... more   less 
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