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Review of Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe

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Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #20 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Corona, California
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing room!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

We absolutely loved this place! It was very clean and roomy, and the staff was excellent. We walked down the street and had dinner at the Harvey's buffet, which was absolutely incredible! We will definitely stay here again the next time we're in Tahoe.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

We checked in to the Holiday Inn Express in Lake Tahoe to see the area but also on our way to San Francisco so it was more of a stop over. The hotel is very nice and clean. Our room was big anfd comfortable. We are a family of 5 (Adults) and I made the reservation that way. Upon arrival we were told that there were only 2 queen beds in the room so I requested that they bring a roll away bed and the reception person told me that they did not have any roll away's left. After a lot of effort on her part we did get a roll away and it was appreciated.

If you need an extra bed in the room I would suggest that you call ahead to ensure that it will be there.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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99 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

We stayed there using points, so the fact that we paid nothing for the room definitely brightens my perception. Starting with the good: the location is fantastic for walking to the shops and restaurants of Heavenly Village and other places in South Lake Tahoe. The Stateline casinos are also within walking distance.

The hotel is clean and it’s set back enough from the main road to cut down on street noise. But given the fact that it has a motel-style layout, i.e. room doors open to the outside, parking lot noise is easier to hear, as are slamming doors from one floor down. Not horrible, but definitely noticeable.

My biggest gripe about the place is that it could use a freshening up. The mattress was old and saggy, the TV was a tube, and even the scratchy towels evoked a budget, kind of down-market feel. Holiday Inn Express is positioning itself as a cut above all that. When they get around to bringing this property up to date, it will be one of the best places to stay in South Lake Tahoe, rather than just adequate.

Oh, and just a word or two about the Stateline casinos... Vegas Strip glamour they're not. Talk about down-market. But it was a fun way to spend less than an hour, and after all, when in Rome...

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, CA
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85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

Great location in a walkable area. Very clean hotel room. Breakfast was good enough, with some hardboiled and scrambled eggs and yogurt. Parking is free. It had a real lodge-type feel to it. The bathroom was huge.

The only possible problem I had was that there were a lot of smokers near my room and the smell went into my room. Not the hotel's fault. Also, the beds were springy and not soft with a pillow top like I have experienced at other Holiday Inn Express hotels.

Check in was quick and easy. Wifi was quick and fast. I used points but if I had paid for it, it would have been $100++. That seems a bit pricey given that there are many other hotel options on this street.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West US
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60 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

The hotel was great and I'd be glad to return. The room was updated and comfortable. The location was great (near the action - and the rooms were set back a great distance from the road so it was not noisy). The breakfast was good. The setting among all the great pine trees of Lake Tahoe gave it a feeling you were in still in the mountains. I did not like to Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe - it felt like a cement city and cheap casinos. But soon as you crossed to the California side it felt like a mountain lakeside resort community that respects nature and protects trees and creates a resort setting (still a bit commercial but much nicer that the Nevada side). Hope this helps.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe

Property: Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe
Address: 3961 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8907
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Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#19 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price range (per night): RM571 - RM1,249
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe 2.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express, South Lake Tahoe is centrally located on Hwy 50, nestled in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Getting here is fast and convenient too. We are the ideal place to enjoy fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery and natural landscaping. The Holiday Inn Express is just minutes from Lake Tahoe, Nevada Stateline Casinos, Skiing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Movie Theaters, Boat Cruises, and so much more! Our facilities include an Seasonal Outdoor Pool and Spa. Our Indoor Spa and Sauna Room is currently being renovated, until June 2016. We are a completely Smoke-Free facility. Our hotel features include Complimentary Express Start Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access and Local Phone Calls. You are close to Restaurants and Night Life yet amid graceful Pine Trees. Visit South Lake Tahoe, CA and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express. ... more   less 
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