Travel Blogs from South Lake Tahoe
Monday, South Lake Tahoe. Today was a quiet day, Rachel and I had a lot to do... Finished financial aid paperwork for college and excepted all grants and financial aid on the Franklin Pierce website, that took most of the morning.. Brian went out for a walk near the resort and checked out the local sites. It was a rainy day in South Lake Tahoe so …
To avoid an 8+ hour drive from Death Valley to San Fran we broke the trip up with a couple of stop overs.
From Death Valley we drove to and stayed in a small town called Bishop. When we arrived we were very pleased to be able to use electricity once more and not have to use torches in our motel room.
The next day we drove to Lake Tahoe. As we ...
... I came and heres what I think I remember. it is the largest freshwater alpine lake in the country and it is the second deepest freshwater lake in the country (numero uno is crater lake right there in Oregon...yay PNW)
To demonstrate how ignorant I am, when Savannah told me they were going to lake Tahoe I thought no I don't want to go to a brown dusty looking reservoir by las vegas. I was thinking lake mead, which ...
... it there were no crashes. The second time, Jessica had two tumbles. The first was when she was going down a steep slope and the second was when I hit a rock in the middle of the slope and then Jessica came down and tried to go round me but (obviously) failed to do so. Soon after that, mum and I went on Hot Wheels whilst everyone else went and skied at another slope. We all had a lot of fun and went and out for dinner at a pizza place. I thought that today was ...
... from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City stopping frequently to take pictures. First stop Emerald Bay (most photographed area on the lake. The drive was winding and steep, but the view were gorgeous. Lunch at the Firesign Cafe; very good (only open for breakfast and lunch). David had Zucchini soup and a fish sandwich and I had French Dip roast beef sandwich, both were excellent. In Tahoe city we walked around for a while down by the lake and at the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsStardust Lodge South Lake Tahoe
The Stardust was a great experience. The units have been very nicely updated, and while our unit was a little small for 4, it would have been just fine for 3, and awesome for 2. Can't beat the location, right downtown, just across the street from the Heavenly Gondola.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Stardust Lodge South Lake Tahoe
I couldn't agree more with the reviewer from Los Angeles who posted a negative review of this "lodge" on July 6, 2005. We booked an overnight stay at this motel for July 15, 2005. Upon arriving and checking into our room, I was shocked to discover that all but four of the rooms have NO air-conditioning. Instead, the rooms are merely equipped with ceiling and box fans. Despite the room's miniscule size, it was a stifling 90 degrees inside. Absolutely awful.
I read TripAdvisor Reviews before I booked Stardust Lodge. It had very good reviews, but we were very disappointed. I have never stayed in a room this tiny! The bed did not even fit in the room, it was folded up against wall so that people can get around in the room. The carpet was filthy with lots of stains. All appliances were old and worn out. The location was good, close to everything including grocery store, restaurants, casino, & other local attractions. The front desk people are friendly, but did not know anything about golf courses or fishing spots in the area. Golf clubs, fishing equipments, bikes are rented at NO CHARGE, which was nice. But if you are a serious golfer, bring your own. Free internet was nice, but free breakfast was lousy as it only offered coffee and donuts which by the way, ran out pretty quickly. I wish it had a safe deposit in the room. This place needs serious upgrading as everything is old and worn out. I can't believe it is a member of RCI. We didn't think it was worth the money (paid $150 plus taxes & fees per night).
Jennifer and staff at Stardust
I have been to many resorts. Jennifer is an excellent manager and her staff follows her lead. This is a converted motel so the rooms are not large, but they are nice and the resort could not be in a better location. It is across the street from the Heavenly Gondola and a block or so from the casinos. We have been there 5 times. If you want Westgate luxury this is not it. But if you want nice people this is it.
Great place to stay.....don't tell anyone though
We have stayed here many times during the last year. Nice rooms & pool area. The staff here is awesome. They really lookout for you. Great place to stay in the wintertime, park your car for a few days as you only need to walk a few blocks to everything.
Stardust in the winter - nice, comfy place
Very nice for a motel and the price we paid compared to other places in Tahoe right across the street from Heavenly Gondola, which is what we are always looking for. It was quiet, clean and very cozy. We will stay there again this ski season.
Okay; not worth $80 or more a night
Stayed 2 nights - 10/8 and 9th. Family of 3 in room 233. One Queen and my 5 year old on a couch. It was nice having utensils, microwave, fridge. Channels were abundant so we cld relax after hiking. It was okay. Not worth the $100/night. Donuts - that's it. Wanted to be close to all but this is too central. Can't enjoy pool or jacuzzi as it's in the middle of all the chaos; plus when we went to check on the pool it was covered and the jacuzzi looked dirty. Nice young staff. This hotel has been around - like an old aunt decorated it. If the rate would have been more reasonable like $60 max I would recommend it otherwise it's not worth it. Next time I'll look to rent a condo or cabin.
A most wonderful place to stay
The Stardust is the nicest place we have ever stayed. Lake Tahoe is just gorgeous and there is a lot to do for families, couples, and individuals and the Stardust has everything to make one's visit the best. Their facility is nicely decorated and landscaped; they have two heated pools and two hot tubs; the rooms are exceptionally clean and very pretty. They have snacks available all day and donuts, juice and coffee every morning. Their staff is very friendly and accomodating; I would go back there any time and highly recommend it to anyone. The Stardust is also so well located that you can walk to all the major places in Lake Tahoe. We stayed for five days (July 12-17) and enjoyed every minute of it.
Great spot for families
My family and I stayed here in March 2004. We were extremely happy with the staff and the rooms at the Stardust. The staff is very accomadating and the grounds are very clean. This is a great spot for families, as you are close to shopping and dining (walking distance). The pool was great (92 degree's), there is a weight room and donuts and coffe is served each morning. Very down to earth family focused...
Extremely kind staff
Staff was great, Many nice Amenities. Had numerous discounts for ski resorts. Also had very clean rooms and very great rates. Thank You
Exceptionally clean, rooms and pools and extremely nice staff. I especially love the "adults only hours" in the main pool during the mid-day. The convenient location to all the activities makes this an A+++ resort. Not only is it for MEMBERS, but the average drop-in is welcomed IF there's a vacancy.