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Blue Lagoon Inn
Ranked #10 of 10 Monterey B&B and Inns
South Lake Tahoe, California
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Reconsider Staying Here”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

I needed a place to stay and this motel had a room available while all others did not. After staying I can see why. The property was tidy yet the room appeared OK but when looked at closer it was a mess. Quite a bit of debris was found under the bed and around the walls, from bottle caps to hair balls you name it. I found that 2 light bulbs were out that the maid completly ignored. The manager was also no help. When I ask him for a receipt for my stay he denied me saying I booked online and he could not give me one, "go deal with Expedia" he said. I actually booked through Hotels.com. There was a refrigerator in the room that was loud and I eventually turned off, it would have been nice to use it. Beware also that the motel's name is being changed to "The Fireplace Inn" and there is a makeshift sign saying "Formally the Blue Lagoon"

Stay away from this one until they make soem changes.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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South Shore of Montreal
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

The blue Lagoon as changed name.

It now call the Fire Side inn.

Rooms are olds and smalls, the bathroom pluming is hard to work but does what it have to do.
The general cleanliness is average and the gas heaters are noisy. BUT, I stayed there 3 nights for 45$ tx inc during the week for a room whit 2 beds. So I guess i could not ask for a brand new room. We slept well. Just for you know the "breakfast" is cut muffins, coffee and OJ. WiFi worked great.

Would recommend it only if your on a budget or your cheap .... Just like me :)

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2011

I booked a night at the hotel in advance way back in june 2010 but had to cancel the booking about a week before it was due. The hotel went ahead and took the payment from my credit card even though i was within the cancellation period. Much worse than this, it is now 7 months later and I still have not been unable to get a refund, in spite of maybe 10 emails to the owner as well as the same number of calls from Venere (the booking site), there have been several promises to refund 'soon' but nothing has happened. Clearly the owner (Mike) is hoping I'll give up - how dishonest and untrustworthy is that?!

So take care - try not to book in advance, better still, go somewhere else where the service is better and honest.

Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Castro Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2010

had a terrible experience at the blue lagoon.
it started off ok... for the price, i was actually expecting the place to be crappier than it first appeared. but that soon changed.
-first complaint - the management was INCREDIBLY rude. actually accused me of lying about there being cockroaches in the bathroom
-which leads me to my next complaint - yes, there were COCKROACHES in the bathroom!!! grosssssssss!!
-the bathroom sink was so clogged up that it took about 5 minutes for the water to drain, which is disgusting especially when you have multiple people brushing their teeth... you get the picture.
-the walls are paper thin.... you can hear everything... including people getting up at the crack of dawn and slamming doors, their luggage against walls, talking, etc.
-not to mention that there is a crack under the door in which car exhaust vented in and nearly suffocated us. (hmm... maybe how the cockroaches found their way in too...!)

bottom line, unless you are hard up on money, i would stay somewhere else. don't continue to support management who tells you you're lying when you make a complaint about their hotel. (on top of refusing to offer any kind of compensation/discount!)

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2010

right price and bed is fine. tv worked. has fridge and micro. no frills. old but clean. coffee was available in the office, with sliced bundt cake but this did not start until 8am on sunday morning. no pool or spa

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 21 June 2010

This place isn't going to get confused with the Lodge at Pebble Beach any time soon, but it was fine for one night. Older fixtures and furnishings, to be sure, but clean and comfortable enough for an evening.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2010

very kind owner.
room clean and fully equipped (even a "simulated" fireplace).
If you are by car it is the choice if not ... you have to cabe the cab to go downtown, so the price will be less convenient. The breakfast is a only coffee and a cake.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Blue Lagoon Inn

Property: Blue Lagoon Inn
Address: 2362 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5407
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Blue Lagoon Hotel Monterey

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