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“The perfect end to our first trip the the USA.”

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Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Tahoe Vista
Reviewed 29 September 2009

We came to Franciscan Lodge at the end of our trip to the USA (from the UK) and this was definately the best hotel that we stayed at. We stayed in No 9 and there was plenty of room for two adults and 2 children. After 2 weeks of hotels, it was pleasure to be able to 'eat at home'. The beds were comfortable, we found everything that we needed in the kitchen area and there is even a view of the beach from the deck and one of the windows. The beach is great and the kids enjoyed swimming in the lake so much that we didn't even try the pool. The staff could not have been more helpful. We stayed for 3 days but wished that it could have been longer. The lake and mountains are just spectacular and whenever I think of returning to California it's definately to Lake Tahoe.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 September 2009

We live just a couple hours away and escape to Lake Tahoe as often as possible. We love staying here. The staff has always been incredibly helpful to us, and goes out of their way for us. If you really want peace and quiet, come up during the week. Each unit has a small kitchen which we love too. They have rooms right next to the lake and across the street from the lake. We've stayed in both and decided we like the rooms on the "park" side better than lakeside as they are quieter. But if you want a beautiful view of the lake, then stay on the lakeside. Some of the rooms have recently been completely remodeled and are much more upscale looking than the older rooms. They have a great website that has pictures of all the rooms and cabins which is really helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2009

Of all the Tahoe area "motels" I've stayed in over the past 20 years this place is fantastic - great value, clean, comfortable, charming and super location. Unit 16 (economy studio) is very small but worked fine for 2 adults, 5 yr old & baby - especially at $85/night. Just moved to Unit 19 (small studio) and it's roomy w/ new full kitchen, large bathroom, dinning table, rocking chair, room to walk & large patio. Both units just a few feet from the beach. Unit 16's bed is just 10 feet from the highway but the car/truck noise didn't bother us at all.

Gal at front desk has quite an interesting personality (bit rough around the edges & easily stressed) but if you stay on her good side then she's nice & accomodating. Units & grounds are very clean. No sun umbrellas provided on the beach but lounge chairs are provided. Swimming pool looked very nice.

We're spending our days 1 resort down w/ my parents on the beach so next time I would get a unit across the highway & save some money.

Fantastic value & definitely worth staying at.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

Our cabin was close to the lake. It was fully furnished and had free wireless internet access. The place was quiet and close to Safeway and restaurants like Garwoods and Lanza's.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank vcarolina
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Reviewed 25 July 2009

We arrived at sunset and could not believe the gorgeous view from the pier. The Franciscan is a small resort but the friendly staff and awesome location make it the best kept secret in North Lake Tahoe. We were in unit #53 on the forest side. This unit has been recently remodeled, everything is brand new and has a wonderful cabin feel. We were far enough from the road that we didn't hear any road noise and the unit was so comfortable we did want to leave. the full kitchen allowed me to cook every meal for my fiancee (I love this because I love to cook). It had a flat screen TV and wireless internet, unbelievable for very affordable price... we will be back... maybe for our honeymoon!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe Vista
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Tahoe Vista
Price Range: RM396 - RM1,001 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franciscan Lakeside Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Franciscan located in Tahoe Vista is your home away from home. With fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes in every room, resort-wide wireless access, comfortable accommodations, and access to our private beach and pier, make The Franciscan your destination for your next getaway. The Franciscan is located in the quiet town of Tahoe Vista, just a short drive to many of Tahoe's great attractions, including Sand Harbor, Thunderbird Mansion, Kings Beach, and some of Tahoe's premier ski resorts. We are also located across the street from the Tahoe Regional Park, which boasts miles of hiking or snowshoeing trails, a disc golf course, playgrounds, playing fields, and a sledding hill in the winter. Stay entertained at The Franciscan at our long, sandy beach, at the volleyball courts, or in the heated swimming pool. Unwind and have a relaxing evening at our barbecue area, with views of the lake. Boat buoys are also available to rent at an affordable rate for our guests. ... more   less 
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