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“Great Experience - TWO THUMBS UP” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge

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Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
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“Great Experience - TWO THUMBS UP”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We had planned a vacation to California and had reservations for Yosemite during the first week of Oct 2013. The day before we were supposed to arrive,Yosemite was closed because of the gov't shut down. We had to scramble to find an alternate spot for our vacation at the last minute. (We were traveling from Michigan).

We saw Sunnside on-line and they had rooms,,, so we booked. We had never been to Lake Tahoe before so we didn't know what to expect.

WE WERE THRILLED WITH THE SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE AT SUNNYSIDE!

The views were spectacular, the rooms were cozy (with fire places) and clean, the entire staff was kind and helpful and the food was fabulous. I would recommend this lodge to anyone..... we had a wonderful time.

Room Tip: We stayed in a court yard room as well as one with a lake front view. Both were very nice and both...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank First L
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed at the Sunnyside Lodge and had a room over restaurant with amazing views of Lake Tahoe. We ate in both the main restaurant and at the bar and the food was very good. On the Thursday evening the bar was packed with both locals and residents all watching a football game on TV. Wonderful atmosphere and very American.

What is a bit odd was breakfast which is served in an area over reception. The food was OK but there are only two tables and one morning there was not enough rood for everyone so some ate on their laps whilst sitting on a sofa. I must mention that this was a small issue and you could take breakfast to your room on a tray,

The only real complaint I had was that the walls between rooms are very thin. I could hear every word from the laddies sharing a room next door!

I would still recommend this hotel

Room Tip: Pay the extra and get a room overlooking the lake as the garden rooms overlook a car park
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Andrew M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Sunnyside has everything for a perfect Tahoe experience: awesome views; location on the shore; gorgeous historic woodsy lodge; great recreational and creature comfort amenities; delicious food in two great restaurants; easy access to hiking, cycling, skiing, boating, anything you want to do in Tahoe, but still a small town friendly feel.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kegamagal
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
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124 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

This is a fun place to eat, because it it right on the beautiful beach. We are locals and out of town friends always enjoy going here. The food is generally pretty good, but certainly not spectacular, and a bit over priced. Nevertheless, we enjoy going here.

I have a couple of gripes, however, and feel like I need to point this out. I can't remember a time in recent visits when there weren't whole sections of tables with no people sitting at them, and yet, people were standing around forever waiting for a table to clear in an other section. I think this kind of service is not in the spirit of hospitality. They are happy to sell you drinks while you stand around, which i think is rude instead of thoughtful considering there are empty tables where people could sit.

And by the way, speaking of drinks, don't have a mojito, because the bartender has no clue how to make one. I had forgotten that fact, even though my husband mentioned it to me that they were terrible. Honestly, they should just tell people they don't make them if they are ordered, because they don't make them!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Uphilldeb
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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113 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

But nothing more. The service is horrible and slow and the food is even worse. You know that episode on Big Bang Theory where Sheldon has to eat the lamb kabobs and he chews and chews and chews and still ends up spitting it out? That was the quality of the kabobs served with the chopped salad which was as lack luster as it could possibly be. My husband read his cheeseburger less than what he could have gotten at the local mcDonalds. Given how long it took them to bring the food to the table you would have thought things would have been a little more thoughtfully prepared.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Washington DC
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154 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We had Room 32 on the lakefront with a private balcony. Large, comfortable, tastefully decorated--and what a view! We ate dinner at an outside table and lingered with wine to watch the sunset. Our room was on the corner, above the restaurant, but not above the outdoor bar area. Those rooms might be noisy, but ours wasn't. They have a small, common area upstairs where a hearty continental breakfast is served. The Lodge is a welcome respite from the crazy traffic around the lake.

Room Tip: Room 32: lakefront, private balcony, quiet
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ShowMeSomething
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Redwood City, California
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161 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is a very fun place for all ages, even children can find something on the menu,like the fried zucchini, they are known for. Sometimes it gets a little to crowded, but you know that before you go, so just go with the flow, it is well worth it. The view alone is what makes it so special, but the drinks add to the ambiance of the place,

Room Tip: we have not stayed in the hotel, but have had friends that did , and they enjoyed it, a bit pricey...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank barbara b
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Property: Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge
Address: 1850 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Tahoe City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunnyside's spectacular location on the pristine West Shore makes it the place to be in Lake Tahoe. Panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond abound from nearly every table and during the summer, guests can also enjoy alfresco dining on Lake Tahoe’s largest outdoor deck.The Lakeside Dining Room features new American cooking – fresh, vibrant presentations of American classics with a focus on premium seafood and steaks. The award winning wine list has been carefully selected to complement the menu and offers a wide variety of wines including some rare & limited offerings. Our Mountain Grill offers a more casual atmosphere and is seated on a walk-in basis only.Sunnyside is also a classic lakefront lodge with guest accommodations overlooking Lake Tahoe. The 23 mountain inspired lodge rooms are inviting places to sink into after the day's activities. ... more   less 
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