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“Nicely updated inn”
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Alder Inn
Ranked #5 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Fresno, California
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nicely updated inn”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Alder Inn appears to have been merely a motel at one time. But during the past year or so, the new owners did some updating to the rooms and surrounding grounds. We had the Audrey Hepburn-themed room, which was very nicely decorated. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were a nice size, and there was a small refrigerator and microwave in the room. There was even a Keurig hot-drink maker. On the negative side, there were no drawers to put clothing, no safe, and no air conditioning. There was a box fan in the room, but no electrical outlet close by so it could be plugged in near the window. (The rooms on the second floor appeared to have ceiling fans.) On the plus side, there was a nice pool and hot whirlpool outside, just feet away. Also, the location is perfect, near the public beach, restaurants and not far from the casinos. We usually stay at one of the large resorts when in South Lake Tahoe, but because our activities kept us out most of the day, Alder Inn was a good place to hang out and get a good night's rest. I'd definitely recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have ceiling fans.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I have to say for a little local inn, Alder is absolutely adorable and charming. The location is perfect. It is walking and driving distance from everything (lake, restaurants, casino, gondola, shops, etc.).

The price was right and I found the decor and space to be just what we needed. They also have a pool/hot tub outside. Not big, but just the right size and also free bikes (that we unfortunately did not have time to utilize).

Like I said for the price and what they offer, I would definitely recommend Alder Inn and I would definitely go back there!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We stayed at the Alder Inn for one night. For a boutique motel the room was nice and had everything we needed. We were running late, luckily we called ahead because we found out the reception closes at 5pm. This is a ridiculously early time to close. The main problem for us was when we arrived late at night we discovered half the lights in the room were not working, none in the bathroom and because there was no one there to help us, we couldn't do anything about it. The next morning we informed the reception of the problem. Although they were helpful and able to fix the problem immediately, they refused to give us any kind of discount or compensation.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Yuba City, California
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

You can't judge a book by its cover. The outside isn't anything overly special but then you walk into your room and truly feel like you are in a friends guest room. It is so nicely decorated and so comfortable that you will want to stay. All the small touches make it so different from most places you might stay. They are so friendly and helpful and yes, they really have bicycles for you to ride around on. I love this place! It is a real gem! Hate to tell anyone about it because I want them to have a room available when I am in the area next time!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Alder Inn is a great little boutique hotel. Each room is individually decorated with nice touches like a Kuerig, a fridge, and a microwave. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. It's conveniently located in South Lake Tahoe.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Bay Area, California
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here this past weekend. This is a great little motel with very friendly staff. We enjoyed the pool and spa and others in our party enjoyed the bicycles they have for you to use. Check in and check out were very easy and the touches in the rooms are great!

Stayed July 2014
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Sparks, Nevada
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Between the friendly staff, free bikes to borrow, and all of the necessities they leave out for you(Q-tips were an awesome touch), it felt more like staying in a friend's guest room than a hotel. This place is FAAARRRRR better than staying in the casinos! Nice breakfast spread(also free) too!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: 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 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#1 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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