BEST WESTERN Station House Inn
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... I am also getting some spare time in the evenings before it gets dark to read a lot (Robinson Crusoe at the moment - great book, thanks Dad), as well as listening to a lot of music. I am currently working my way through the Led Zeppelin discography which is blowing my mind.
I have met a few other thru-hikers along the way: Tripod, Tigerlily and LittleDevil. It's been really nice getting to know others out here.
After stopping in North ...
South Lake Tahoe This was never really part of our plan either but as we were only about 4 hours away we thought we would take a trip there! We arrived around noon and after spending a long time looking for a parking space we had a nice walk around the South part ...
Lake Tahoe is famous for its many ski resorts, but a lot of people some time forgot how wonderful it is during the summer time. The lake is crystal clear and cool which is very refreshing in hot summer days. There are tones of things you can do in summer, hiking, mountain biking, water sports, or just hang out at the beach.
One of the beach we love it the Sand Harbor Park in ...
Today we had a bit of a delay as we had to tend to some business back home. We didnt get out and about until lunch time and we decided to drive around the lake. We stopped at a few view points to take some photos, it is just stunning here, so clean and fresh and you can see the bottom of the lake through the crystal clear water. The scenery is so different from home with huge pine trees and mountains where ever you look, we really love it here. ...
... would have been excellent in its heyday..... even had a casino.
We headed off to explore Lake Tahoe, we did a little walk around part of the lake. Will do more exploring tomorrow. Beautiful million dollar homes scattered along the lake shore, what excellent views and their own little piers .... Oh the land of the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Station House Inn South Lake Tahoe
Friendly staff. Comfortable room. Great location. Fairly priced.
A Nice Place for a Very Good Price
This motel three blocks from the main street and three blocks from Harrah's was like a picture postcard. The room was small but nicely decorated and perfectly clean. The grounds were very well kept. The free breakfast (at the adjoining restaurant) was one of the best we've ever had. Pick anything on the menu, it's covered. Cloth tablecloths and napkins, real waiters, and the absolutely best hostess you've ever meet make this one of the more memorable motels you'll ever stay at. If we come back to Tahoe, we won't even think about staying anywhere else. (By the way, the price at under $60 was also a treat.)
Excellant value for the money! Pleasant (but small) room, clean, quiet. The view outside is outstanding! Great restaurant, but Bonnie the hostess is a little different. Complimentary breakfast is worth paying for if you had to. Stayed at many places in Tahoe, this is one we will definitely return to.
Great place for a ski week!
My husband and I just returned from six nights at the Station House Inn. We were very pleased with our stay and would return again. The ski package is a great deal; it included lodging, full breakfast, a gift certificate for dinner at their very popular restaurant, and lift tickets.
Yes, the outside of the inn is a little dated (think 1970's) and the rooms were on the small side and had thin walls between rooms, but the service was great, the restaurant excellent, and the location can't be beat!
The rooms have been upgraded. Our non-smoking room was, indeed, non-smoking and was clean. (The lobby, however, did smell smoky...) There was a pool (closed for the season) and hottub (very small and always crowded...)
The full breakfast was fantastic! (TIP: If you like to hit the slopes early, arrive for breakfast at opening time - service was very fast, but the place gets crowded!) The restaurant staff was very professional. The hostess (Bonnie) was a delight and so was the waitstaff! This is not your average motel restaurant. The food is so good that reservations are suggested for dinner!
Would we stay here again!? Yes. Have we stayed in nicer places? Yes, but for the value in expensive Tahoe area you can't go wrong.
Great place, great people, stay here not the 7 Seas Inn
This is a great place to stay, and the room's are very nice. the people, the staff were very nice to my whole family and the grounds were spotless. We ended up here after staying at the worst place i have ever stayed the 7 seas inn, 1 street up from here. the mgr there marv empty the trash bags, and put it back in our room's. it was so GROSS. and the 7seas should be torn down it is just a old apt house turn into a motel, and a dumpy one at that. never stay there, but this place was great we stayed 3 nights and it was just wonderful, 1 block from casino, and about 1 block from the beach, and you get a pass to the private beach. Stay here at the best western, AND never stay at the 7 seas inn, don't make the mistake we did.
After reading the prior reviews I went there expecting poor service and shabby rooms - This couldn't be further from the truth. We got great service. Everyone was very pleasant. The room was small but clean and comfortable. The pool was great with a BBQ going during the lunch hour and a waitress to serve you pool-side. You can also get free passes to the beach down the street which is very clean. There are a lot of negative reviews on this web site so it is hard to determine what is a good place to stay. I've determined that there are too many picky, unhappy individuals that give their opinion on this web site and that if you go with an open mind and a pleasant outlook you won't be disappointed.
Pretty much a dump
The title says it all. Very unappealing with an unprofessional staff. When my husband pulled into the parking lot, I knew we were in trouble. I still haven't forgiven him.
Poor Value - Rooms are in bad shape, Front desk is rude.
I had reserved a Non-smoking room.After checking in, I was given a room that had a very strong cigarette smell, like it had been a smoking room for the last 5 years. It seemed to me that the management simply rebranded the room as a non smoking room without changing or cleaning the furnishings. On top of it, the wall paper was torn, and the carpeting was worn and stained.The front desk was unhelpful and dismissive. Examples:Me: "The room I received smells like a smoking room" Front Desk: "It's a non smoking room" Me: "But it smells like a smoking room" Front Desk: "It's a non smoking room" Me: "I'd like to speak to a manger about my room" Front Desk: "You'll have to wait until Monday" (it was Friday)(I called on Monday after I had left) Me: "I'd like to speak to the manager" Front Desk: "She's on a conference call, call back tomorrow."Not only were they rude and dismissive, they never even felt they needed to apologize for the bad experience.In summary, there are many other options in South Lake Tahoe. I'd stay away from this one.
Nice Hotel but needs updating
The Station House in was a good place to stay. The restaurant attached "LewMarNels" was excellent with very friendly staff - I would suggest booking a table as we had to wait for about 1 hour on a Saturday night.
The hotel was well located in a quiet street, with plenty of parking.
The rooms were a decent size, but I thought they needed an upgrade.
They appeared to not have changed the decor etc for several years.
Hotel was only a five minute walk from the lake and the casinos / gondolas. Overall I would recommend staying at the Station House Inn
The room and overall location could not have been better. Away from all the noise and close to the beach. The breakfasts were great, you could choose anything or everything for the same price.. FREE!! and the distance from the casinos was just right for walking off the overindulgence. We were there June 2003 and the weather was perfect.