Inn by the Lake
Travel Blogs from South Lake Tahoe
... snowy mountains and through icy valleys we watched our cars temperature gauge plummet.
Thankfully once we arrived in Lake Tahoe it wasn't too cold. It is situated on the border of California and Nevada. As a result the main street has big casinos on the Nevada side and you can smell everyone smoking marijuana on the California side.
... I know is also stunning. I'm so glad I followed my friends' advice and came. Its snowing so I get to experience winter and that's cool too since (y'all are about to get real jealous..) I forget its winter every day and we have warn skirts and tank tops every day for the past month and a half!! :D lucky us!!! yay for cali.
California, for the record, IS all its cracked up to be. and so is lake Tahoe.
... came down safely with no crashes. On the second go Olivia crashed in the middle of the slope right where I was going down I had to do a quick jerky turn and fell on my bum. Third and fourth go was easy and I didn't fall once however I almost lost my balance going over a lump of snow. I can now do blue runs!!! P.S I was never racing Ted as I was controlling my skis by turning. Ted thought we were racing! Olivia's report: Today all the family went to ...
... hill. We drove around the lake trying to find a place to stop to look at the damn thing, but after trying a few places that were marked on my map, we discovered that the edges of the lake seem to be owned by hotel or clubs... and therefore, they want you to pay to get to the edge of the lake... ummm, what the??? We just wanted to have a look. We drove the other way, and found a 'public beach'. Yay - we parked up and had ...
I just got into Tahoe yesterday. I decided to take the train from Martinez and spare my poor little (Ghetto) Integra the struggle of chugging up to the mountains. I must say that the train is a lost form of travel. I loved it. It was beautiful scenery and I was fortunate enough to sit next a wonderful lady from the Philippines named Ruby who had the most delightful disposition, we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Inn by the Lake South Lake Tahoe
We just got back from staying at Inn by the Lake from July 2 - July 4th. This hotel was wonderful. Even though it was a holiday weekend, we had no problems checking in early (check in is at 3pm and we got there at 11am) and they even gave us a late check out of 12:00 (the hotel was booked solid). The room is nice. The shower is great though. From my experiences, the water pressure in hotels is never really very good, but the water pressure was WONDERUL! (could easily wash my hair and get the shampoo out and everything!). Guests also have free complimentary continental breakfast. This included everything from yogurt, croissants, bagels, eggs, muffins, cereal to starbucks coffee, juices, fruits, etc. Wonderful, wonderful breakfast. The staff was also very very friendly. They went above and beyond helping us with whatever we needed. They also had bikes that you could rent out for free for 2 hours at a time and gave you a map of a bike trail you could follow if you'd like. We ventured out on our own and just rode around by the lake. There is also DSL access and a shuttle that will take you to the casinos for $1.00 per person per way and it picks you up right infront of the hotel lobby. We had a FANTASTIC time and would recommend staying here for anyone visiting South Lake Tahoe.
My wife and I stayed 4 nights in late AUG2004 with our 2 teen-age children. If you are looking for a lakeside location in South Lake Tahoe, away from the crowd/clutter of the Stateline Casino area, look here. We had a family suite, 2 double beds in the bedroom, pull-out sofa in the sitting area. Room was defintiely clean, moderate size, moderately furnished, housekeeping very helpful, view of the Lake just outside our window. Hotel staff is young, very freindly, helpful, sometimes hilarious (mostly skiers working their summer job). Some other reviews mention hot tub and pool flaws but we found them to be running smoothly and enjoyable. Breakfast is served nicely in a garden room by the pool.
we stayed here from may 27-may 30, 2005. excellent, excellent, excellent. while the rooms are not exactly five star quality, they were well maintained, comfy and clean. great housekeeping! the fridge and microwave a plus. we had the best view of the lake (stayed at a junior suite on the third floor). it wasnt noisy at all even if you open the sliding doors to see the lake view. the aircon was a bit noisy but we didnt need it at all since the weather at that time was cool all day. security was good and parking was easy. quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of big hotels. the best part...hospitality! front desk staff were friendly, accomodating, relaxed and laid back. melissa was the best! suggested places to see and where to go. made reservations for us for the MS dixie II. second night we had a fuse blow up. called front desk. after a few minutes it was fixed. front desk staff called us back to see if we had our light on. felt like a queen at inn by the lake! my son said he will miss this place. definitely a great place to stay. we will be back!
The Inn by the Lake was perfect for our Easter stay. Woke up to beautiful weather which then inspired a walk since a paved walk is right across the street providing easy access. This was away from the hubbub of the casino hotels and was clean and well appointed with a very friendly staff. Only wish all the rooms could have looked out on the lake!
This is a fantastic hotel
I love this hotel, and I would definitely stay here again. It is off the beaten casio path, and right across from the lake. You will have to take a shuttle to the slopes, but it is worth it. The hot tub is clean and really nice after a long day out. The price isnt bad at all, highly recommended.
Stayed at the Inn by Lake August 20th thru the 27th and it was great. Made sure I made my reservations early and put in specific requests went thru SW package thru triple A travel. Emailed the hotel which was very helpful on the ages of my children our interests and what we wanted to do and also any suggestions. They were kind enough to send me tons of brochures that allowed to vist websites and get discounts ahead of time.
Love this place!
We stayed here in January 2004 and had a wonderful time! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was actually bigger than I expected compared to other motels in the area. Although we didn't have a lake view, it was good to know that you could just cross the street and take in its awe! The parking lot gets full, but we never had problems finding a spot, even at 2 in the morning.
The location is perfect! There was one afternoon when there was a huge accident between the hotel and stateline, so we took Pioneer Trail and bypassed the whole thing!
Friendly Service / Fantastic Location
We stayed at the Inn on Christmas Eve and it was fantastically beautiful! Snowing the entire time. We called the staff several times with questions on our way, and they were very accommodating. The room was standard, exactly as pictured. Comfortable, but just average. The free breakfast was quite nice and we got the hot tub all to ourselves while it was snowing! All in all, we thought it was a great deal for the price.
Inviting Inn by the Lake
We stayed here from December 22nd, 2003 until December 27th, 2003 and we were pleased with the experience. While the rooms are plain, they are very comfortable, clean and well-maintained. We had Ethel M.
chocolates left on our bed Christmas Eve, along with a keepsake ornament made especially for the Inn by the Lake. All the staff members were friendly and helpful. Each morning we enjoyed a hot cup of coffee, fruit and bagels with cream cheese at the complimentary breakfast. The grounds are full of brick walkways, rock walls, and large trees and shrubs. We enjoyed our stay, and plan to visit again. It made our first White Christmas very memorable.
We stayed at this Hotel in August 2003. Room was a little small.
Houskeeping service was good. Location was great. We had a Queen size bed that was a bit hard, and didn't seem like a true Queen. I guess you get what you pay for ($116 per night)Pool was GREEN!! Jacuzi was a ok.
It was large, but there aren't many jets and they were located way too low. Breakfast was good. Lots of pastries, breads, bagels, cereal, juice and coffee. You can enjoy the view of the Lake across the street while you eat. There was also a Cafe next door if you want Eggs and Bacon etc... The free Bicycles were old and not maintained well.