Stardust Lodge

Address: 4061 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California), California, 96150, United States | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located on 4061 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, is near Sand Harbor, Tahoe Queen, Lake Tahoe Adventures, and Donner Lake.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsStardust Lodge South Lake Tahoe

    Reviewed by highama

    Outstanding location

    Reviewed Jun 30, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    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

    Avoid This Place - Rooms Are Not Air-Conditioned


    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.

    Lake Tahoe is beautiful, but it does get warm in South Lake, especially during the summer months. With 90-plus degree temperatures outside, it is imperative to have a room with air-conditioning and, when you pay well over $100 for a room, such a "luxury" should be expected. Hundreds of motels in South Lake Tahoe have air-conditioned rooms, and readers should be warned that this place isn't one of them (unless you're lucky enough to be placed in one of the four units with a/c). This is also a timeshare facility so it's likely the air-conditioned units are quickly booked (as they were during the night of our stay) by the more well-informed timeshare participants.

    When my wife and I returned from a show around 10 p.m., the room was still at 88 degrees. We opened the window, cranked up the box and ceiling fans and waited two hours for the temperature to subside. By midnight, the room was at 83 degrees, and still very stuffy and uncomfortable. I noticed other guests standing outside of their rooms trying to cool off as well.

    Long story short, we packed up our stuff at midnight and drove two hours back home to Sacramento. It may be hotter here, but at least our house is air-conditioned. If you need a good night's sleep, avoid this place during the summer. It is overpriced, underwhelming, and uninhabitable during these warm summer days.

    Tripadvisor writers, you disappointed me!


    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

    Great location


    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Stardust Lodge South Lake Tahoe

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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