I stayed here in late August on my way to a climbing/camping trip at Bowman Lake - got here Friday night so that I could get to the climbing area early on Saturday without having to drive all the way from San Francisco.
The hotel was easily accessible - right off the 80 - and a couple of exits from the road to Bowman Lake.
Unfortunately, the quality is definitely not worth the price - would have been much better off staying elsewhere or waking up earlier to make the drive from SF.
The hotel is old - and has not been maintained. The management also doesn't believe much in cleaning - the bed sheets had not been changed and there were very visible stains on the sheet (see photo) - ended up sleeping on the cover since that seemed cleaner than the sheets. The only chair in the room also had a huge, red stain (again see photo).
The accordion-style door to the bathroom cannot be closed from inside the bathroom - somebody in the bedroom needs to close it - and it is not even close to sound proof.
The location (right by the highway) in conjunction with the minimal sound proofing/single-pane glass means the every time a truck drives by - and quite a few of them do drive by on the 80 - you get to hear it. So unless you are a very deep sleeper - you may not be sleeping much.
Definitely not recommended for anybody.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sierra Woods Lodge is easily accessible from Interstate 80. It has a rustic feel that is in the beautiful Sierra Mountains. Lake Tahoe is approximately 45 minutes with ski lifts nearby. ... more less