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Emerald Bay Lodge

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Moss Beach
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We wanted to stay off the beaten path (away from the "main drag" of Main Street), but close enough to activities and restaurants. We did not book the room online, but just drove in. Emerald Bay Lodge was a good choice for us, especially as we tire of the "cookie-cutter" hotels, which all look alike after awhile. We enjoyed the...

Thank DebWong51
Reviewed 16 September 2016

this is gud and clean hotel room is gud . and location is also gud free wifi this is near lake . around hotel is gud nature view i recomended thanks iwill again stay there i would like stay there. gud service

Thank Bhaskar C
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We booked our rooms in advance to a trip we were taking. We also booked our rooms for our return visit. Most of the rooms had been remodeled but looked like some of the details needed to be finished. They were very nice with amenities like some had kitchenettes and all the rooms I saw had refrigerators in them and...

Thank BanGinc
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I get to this place and I was told that my room was not available because of a family who refused to leave. The owner thankfully transferred my reservation to another place which was better but there was still issues because we were not in the system yet at the new place. We got set up in the new place...

Thank Dan F
Auburn, CA
Reviewed 13 July 2016

It advertises a "complete renovation" which is not true. When we were there 2 days ago, breakfast was not offered, the swimming pool was closed, the bathroom was inadequate (shower difficult with terrible mat on floor; it took 5 minutes to get hot water; no hair dryer; no counter space), no coffee maker in room, no maid service the second...

1Thank MangoLinda
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Well, this is the worst "hotel" ever. After our arrival, we were told that the lovely room we booked through Hotels.com was not available because of water damage. We understand things happen, but the room we ended up in was awful: the floors were filthy, the lamp broken, electrical outlets were uncovered, floor boards were coming up, a moldy old...

2Thank butlerzone
Concord, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I don’t usually write reviews, but here I am trying to give other travelers feedback not to spoil your time off in Beautiful Lake Tahoe. If you stay at Emerald Bay Lodge you might experience NO SERVICE, ATTITUDE OF UNREASONABLE PROPERTY MANAGER; UNPREDICTABLE BEHAVIOR OF PERSON (Manager, who apologies for her “crappy personality” giving you hard time as soon as...

2Thank DisplayABC
Kathy T, General Manager at Emerald Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Ana for sharing your experience with other guests who are looking for accommodations when in the Tahoe area. I am sorry that I was not able to refund you as you requested, but as I explained to you several times, here in the Sierra's it's not unheard of for pilot lights blow out when it's stormy out. The...

South Lake Tahoe, California
Reviewed 29 November 2015

My 2 boys and I needed a place to stay till we find a new house unfortunately my landlord sold the house I was renting over the summer. A month prior I was paying 240 for a week for one bed no kitchen and it was in an area that's no place for my children so when I called emerald...

1Thank kylay530
Kathy T, General Manager at Emerald Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. I can not speak for how things may have been handled or taken care of prior to me taking over management of the property but I can tell you, that guest service is my number one priority. As with any property that transitions from one manager to another, there usually are...

Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

At the last minute I needed to find a place for the night and after looking on TripAdvisor I decided to stay here - they have a new owner and so they changed their name to Emerald Bay Hotel. Initially I thought it was acceptable - they are in the process of remodeling but...... My room was not only unfinished...

Thank viajegal
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 17 February 2015

we stayed here in February 2015 after deciding we wanted "one more night" at the lake and calling/driving around for a bit. Pine Cone Acre had one room left and was pup-friendly, so we snagged it. The grounds seem to have a mini-golf (not sure if that is actually functional in the summer?), a pool, a kids area with swingset...

Thank crystarella

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our recently renovated rooms were designed with you in mind. We offer all the amenities needed to feel right at home. Located just a short drive from beautiful Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed spots in the world. Maybe you have come to take advantage of our hiking trails, bike paths, ski slopes, beaches, night life, Lake Tahoe has it all. If you prefer a much slower pace what better place, surrounded by pine trees you can rest, relax and rejuvenate here at Emerald Bay Lodge.  The absolute best Personal Care Amenities  Flat panel TVs  Free Wi-Fi access  Microwave and fridge  Kitchenette units available  Daily housekeeping service  Complimentary bike use (summer season)  Breakfast basket, filled with yummy treats  Pet friendly Upscale amenities, quiet location and personalized service make Emerald Bay Lodge the place to be. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerald Bay Lodge

Address: 735 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6500 (Formerly Pine Cone Acre Motel)
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $112 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Emerald Bay Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Pine Cone Acre Hotel South Lake Tahoe
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“Don't expect a cookie-cutter hotel; this one is interesting, and has most of what you need for a night's stay.”
DebWong51, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Call before reserving -- make sure pool is usable (if that's impt to you)”
MangoLinda, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There newly remodeled”
kylay530, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Be sure to look at the room before you book it.”
551sheilaj, 13 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Ask for air conditioning if it's a warm summer.”
travelingWise, 13 Aug 2012 | Read review
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