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Lake George, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights in this hotel by myself and it is in a fantastic location! It’s walking distance to the State Line and the reason why I had stayed there was because I was there for the Lake Tahoe Marathon Weekend. The start of the race is deep in the mountains but the bus stop near the hotel...

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Hotel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit South Lake Tahoe and choosing to stay with us. We want every guest to feel at home away from home while you and your family have fun in the snow. Come back soon.

Desert Hot Springs, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights in this hotel by myself and it is in a fantastic location! It’s walking distance to the State Line and the reason why I had stayed there was because I was there for the Lake Tahoe Marathon Weekend. The start of the race is deep in the mountains but the bus stop near the hotel...

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Hotel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We strive to be the best and treat people not only as guest but as friends that can feel safe at a home away from home

Melbourne
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We stayed here overnight as a family of four. Plenty of room for an overnight stay. Walking distance to casinos, shops, restaurants and gondola. Beds very comfortable. Bathroom huge. Breakfast available - plenty of choice. Rooms at back of property, off the street. Coffee maker, fridge, tv in room. Would stay here again.

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Hotel S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

We are always happy to hear from our guest about their stay. We hope your stay will bring you back to us soon. Just a phone call away. 530-544-5900

Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This place was nothing to write home about, so it is worth letting travelers know what they are walking into... Exterior Corridors, Broken Hot Tub, Dated Furniture, Bathroom etc. This feels more like a motel from the 80's than a Holiday Inn Express. I called ahead to see if early check in was available and I was met with an...

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Hotel S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

We do have exterior corridors, that is correct. I checked our maintenance log, if your hot tub was broken, you didn't inform us so we could fix it. The room you stayed in is set for remodel starting on Sunday Nov 27th. As you could probably tell when you were here, we are in the middle of remodeling every single...

Mokelumne Hill
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've stayed at this Holiday Inn Express a couple of times. Both times we were very comfortable; the hotel is clean and quiet, the breakfast good, the location perfect. We'll stay there again if the occasion calls for an overnighter in Tahoe!

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Hotel S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of our property. We appreciate you taking time to give us your feedback. I'm very glad to hear that we provide you with the experience that makes us your go-to place when life calls for a night in Tahoe! We will see you the next time you're in town!

Los Banos, California
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed HIE Sept.18-21 in a nice clean refurbished room # 302. Excellent friendly staff, quick early check in. Our room had frig, micro, and coffee maker perfect. Nice mid size pool and jacuzzi. Great location close to casinos, shopping and restaurants. We dined that evening at Izabella's Italian that was right next door walking distance. Excellent food and nice...

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Hotel S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We're glad you enjoyed the room, the location and the property amenities. We hope you'll be able to join us again soon. Sincerely, Shari Hotel Staff

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We enjoyed our recent two night stay at the Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe. It's a great choice for someone who wants to be a short walk away from the casinos and resorts at Stateline. Accessing the hotel by car is very convenient because it is directly across from the end of Pioneer Trail Road and therefore has it's...

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Hotel S, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed the location and room. We are strict of the smoking policy and the pet policy for the exact reason you mention. We have had guests stay here who really appreciate not staying in a room that has been smoked in or that has a pet in it. We're also glad you enjoyed...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Holiday Inns are pretty reliable and this property is no exception. The rooms are very large, the breakfast is decent and the staff did all they could to accommodate my friend's and my request to have our rooms be near each other. Are the rooms fancy? No, but my purpose of going to Lake Tahoe was not to spend time...

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Hotel S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! I'm glad you found the same reliability and consistency that you expect in the IHG brand at our property. I'm glad we were able to accomodate your room requests and fulfill your purpose for lodging in South Lake Tahoe. We hope you will be able to make it back here soon!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good location, good breakfast, clean quite rooms ... no beach access; close to Stateline. The new style showerheads are not up to par.... could improve unit. Front desk staff excellent. Great functioning WiFi in room.

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Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We spent a night here during a summer road trip. The hotel is in a great location - walking distance to the lake shore, restaurants and shops. The rooms are large and clean and the staff was excellent.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express, South Lake Tahoe is centrally located on Hwy 50, nestled in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Getting here is fast and convenient too. We are the ideal place to enjoy fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery and natural landscaping. The Holiday Inn Express is just minutes from Lake Tahoe, Nevada Stateline Casinos, Skiing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Movie Theaters, Boat Cruises, and so much more! Our facilities include an Seasonal Outdoor Pool and Spa. Our Indoor Spa and Sauna Room is currently being renovated, until June 2016. We are a completely Smoke-Free facility. Our hotel features include Complimentary Express Start Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access and Local Phone Calls. You are close to Restaurants and Night Life yet amid graceful Pine Trees. Visit South Lake Tahoe, CA and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe

Address: 3961 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8907
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $173 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe 2.5*
Number of rooms: 89
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Holiday Inn Express Lake Tahoe
Holiday Inn Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#19 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
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“stay away from first floor rooms if you don't want to feel like people can look into your room.”
 of 5 bubbles JBeretsky, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room in the back building is quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Bdbc, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor of back building was quiet”
 of 5 bubbles SactoTravelers2013, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you're a IHG member, it's a plus.”
 of 5 bubbles Tweety731, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We were on second floor in the back of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles bradkcrna63, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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