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“great location,” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Americas Best Value Inn-Tahoe City/Lake Tahoe

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Americas Best Value Inn-Tahoe City/Lake Tahoe
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Tahoe City
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2 reviews
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“great location,”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We drove to Lake Tahoe to ski, thus needed a room where we would not be spending much time. We arrived late at night and booked a room at Americas Best Value Inn, not sure how long we were going to stay. We got snowed in for three nights! We could get to the ski resports (Squay,Homewood) but not out of the area. The Inn as a great location: across the street from the lake for an evening stroll before we walked to dinner. There were several restaurants, a super market, stores and movie theatre, all easy walks. The room was modest - very clean with plenty of room for our family of 3, well stocked with towels and with hooks for our wet jackets. Coffee, juice and fruit were offered in the morning, after which we walked up the block to get a hearty pre-ski breakfast at Rosies with a discount card offered by the desk clerk.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012 via mobile

Clean room and bathroom, comfortable beds and a great location near to skiing and walking distance to restaurants. The staff are friendly. Not a lot of choice for breakfast, but this is not a luxury hotel. It is cheap and good value.

Stayed April 2012
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cjpendleton, Co-Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Tahoe City/Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
Dear Steve, 3591, San Ramon:
Clean room, comfortable beds, friendly staff and good value are a few of our most important objectives and we're happy you were satisfied. Our location, right across from the lake, and only 10 minutes to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows were important reasons for us to buy our motel 35 years ago. By the way, my Son and Partner used to live in San Ramon. Stop in and chat with him your next visit.
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California
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116 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

I've stayed here several times. The rooms are clean and well-maintained, and the desk staff is very friendly. Don't expect a luxury hotel; this is a basic motel, with minimal furnishings (but the bed was comfortable) and limited sound-proofing. They have free WiFi; on one stay, I barely got a signal, but on my most recent stay (in a different room), the WiFi worked fine.

The location is ideal if you want to walk to pretty much any restaurant, bar, or store in the central part of Tahoe City. I doubt any of the rooms have a view, but you'd probably want to keep the curtains closed (for privacy) in any case.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms will probably be quieter.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jeff940
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cjpendleton, Co-Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Tahoe City/Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Welcome back, Jeff940. We're always happy to hear from our guests-especially those that come back time after time because of the value we give, especially our superior bedding. After all, that's what you want-a good night's sleep on a very comfortable bed. Keep coming back, Jeff940
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Clean and comfortable with friendly staff. Convenient for ski slopes and but also handy for bars, restaurants, cafes, shops etc of Tahoe City. Hot tub brilliant for aching muscles.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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cjpendleton, Co-Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Tahoe City/Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit to our AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN, Tahoe City. Our Lakeview Hot Tub is one of the best cures for those aches and pains. We take pride in our friendly and helpful staff and rest assured, you will always be treated as a Very Important Guest.
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Portishead, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

This hotel may look fairly ordinary from the outside and being on the wrong side of the street lacks a good view of the lake. However, these would be my only considerations as the hotel is situated in the heart of Tahoe City and the rooms are exceptionally clean and spacious with excellent facilities for the budget concious traveller.
These included: Plenty of storage space, extra pillows, large comfortable beds, good heating, a small communal balcony overlooking the forest and hills (if you take a room at the back) a hair-dryer (surprising how many hotels overlook this) lots of free toiletries and spare towels, a shower large enough for two and a table to sit and work at. The rooms also have Wifi and the hotel has discount deals with many local restaurants and cafe's. It also boasts a hot tub on the top floor overlooking the street and lake (lovely on a moonlit night.)
There is plenty of parking and the rooms at the back are very quiet with thick curtains that shut out the light so you can sleep in until late. I would definitely come back here!

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are probably quietest.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Littletruckerchick
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cjpendleton, Co-Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Tahoe City/Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
How could I possibly add anything to your comments about our hotel? You named most of the features that set us apart from the pack. By the way, the balcony that overlooks the forest and hills at the back overlooks the Golf Course from Spring through the Fall. Please do come back and visit us again!
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Tahoe City, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Excellent service and value for money. Perfectly placed for the ski slopes. Clean and comfortable with very friendly staff.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Ian G
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cjpendleton, Co-Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Tahoe City/Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
As a Co-Owner of this hotel, I always love to read "Clean and Comfortable with very friendly Staff". Thank you for taking the time to respond!
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San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

I pulled in a couple hours later than I anticipated, and the front desk staff waited up for me and were super nice (even though I deserved a little slapping around). Location's great, and price is too. Good spot!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sean K
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cjpendleton, Co-Owner at Americas Best Value Inn-Tahoe City/Lake Tahoe, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
Our night staff are the only ones in the area that will answer the bell for late arrivals. They recognize that a person can be tired and irritated after driving so long late at night. I am so glad that they treated you "super nice" but this is the way our staff treats all of our guests!!
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn-Tahoe City/Lake Tahoe
Address: 455 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Tahoe City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn-Tahoe City/Lake Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have been AAA rated for over 34 years,FEMA-Approved and the only hotel on North Lake Tahoe having individual heating/Air conditioning units-Activity-Centered between the lake and Golf Course,across street from COMMONS BEACH PLAYGROUND, Amphitheatre and picnic/barbecue facilities & easy walking distance to shopping malls, boat marina and museum. Only 15 minutes from Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Homewood Ski Areas-Ski shuttles are available. We have a seasonal outdoor heated pool and a year-round LAKEVIEW HOT TUB. Enjoy our Premium Beautyrest pillow-top beds, FREE wireless Internet, local calls, inroom coffee/tea makers,continental breakfast, Cable TV/HBO, irons/ironing boards and FREE Parking, large enough for trucks & motor homes ... more   less 
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