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Alder Inn
Ranked #5 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Corpus Christi, Texas
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We found this gem thanks to past guests that posted reviews on Trip Advisor. We arrived a bit early but the staff eagerly prepared our room and went out of their way to accommodate us. Our room was very clean and beautifully decorated. Each room has it's own theme. The rooms have obviously been updated very recently. Our beds were super comfortable. Bicycles were available to borrow on site, which we appreciated very much...that was a nice touch! We rode around the lake for about 2 hours. The property is well maintained and located perfectly on Ski Run Blvd. 1 block from the Ski Run Marina and the hub of activity in South Lake Tahoe. Within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, the lake & activities. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub! Great place...great staff...great location...we will be back!

Room Tip: From what we saw, all of the rooms were beautifully designed and situated.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is a very nice and accommodating Hotel, they tended to my every need for my short stay. It is conveniently located and there is nothing the staff will not do for you. The manager Taylor went out of her way to make sure my stay was excellent. They even allowed me to check out a hour late so that I would not have to wait a extra hour at the airport.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Was very nice. the pool and spa were immaculate and warm. The front desk clerk, Ashley, was very helpful and informative. Beautiful quiet location. Off the beaten path with wonderful pines. I would go back again.

Room Tip: All rooms easy to get to from parking lot.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

The bed was out of this world comfy and the location is brilliant. Literally 3 minute walk from the beach and small shops. Has on sight parking for free and free wifi. To improve the place it needs air con as it gets very warm and takes til midnight to cool the room.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Recently we stayed at the Alder Inn at Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe. This was a very nice inn almost in the center of town, well run by friendly people. It just happened to be during the "Hot August Nights" in So. Lake Tahoe and part of the car show was directly across our hotel. It was fun walking around seeing pre-1976 classic cars and being able to walk to several restaurants and the lake all nearby. The rates were very reasonable for South Lake Tahoe, and the rooms were very clean. They offered a swimming pool, courtsey bikes, and a free continental breakfast of coffee and rolls/muffins/bagels.

Room Tip: This would also be a great place to stay for winter skiing.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We checked in July 29th and planned to stay a full 6 nights there. The rooms decor is very nice. We were very happy with what they offer for that, coffee mugs, glasses, and wine glasses. However, the cleaning service was terrible. All they do is make your bed. The entire week they didn't change the sheets or wash any of the cups. They hung up our coffee mugs with left over coffee still inside. So if you don't mind spending over 150 a night (depending on the season)and are OK with doing all the cleaning yourself then this place is ok. I tend to expect cleanliness when I spend almost 200 dollars a night at a hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Fresno, California
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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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Additional Information about Alder Inn

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 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#2 Family 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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