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By a verified traveler on Tue 09 Jul 2019

Hotel Description

South Lake Tahoe motel in Gardner Mountain area

Close to the beach

Your stay at this Gardner Mountain motel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Barton Memorial Hospital and Magic Carpet Golf. Lake Tahoe Balloons and Washoe Meadows State Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Renovated in 2019

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A lobby fireplace, a communal living room, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and portable fans. Entertainment options include Smart TVs with digital channels and Netflix, while refrigerators and microwaves provide the conveniences of home. Limited housekeeping is available.

Family Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$134* Per night/room Dec 2 - Dec 3

Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

PlayPark Lodge ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for PlayPark Lodge

Everyone (1) Couples (1) Family (2)
3 out of 5
The property was clean, bathroom was updated, however the shower was VERY slow to drain. Didn't like being in a pool of water while I showered. There was a small fridge and microwave. It was just an overnight visit for us but it would have been nice to have some coffee in the room for the morning or at least a cup for instant coffee. No complimentary shampoo, conditioner or soap, be sure to BYO. Bare minimums, was pretty pricey for our one night stay, to be expected for the holiday I guess. Check in was quick staff was friendly. Overall the stay was okay.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 20, 2019 by Dan

I am so sorry your drain was slow. Do you recall your room number so we can clear it.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019

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3 out of 5
The location is great! Really close to restaurants and ski resorts. Found two giant bed bugs in the original room we booked. Luckily we were able to switch rooms with no hassle.

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019

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Property Features

PlayPark Lodge offers its guests a picnic area, a fireplace in the lobby, and express check-in. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of PlayPark Lodge was completed in November 2019. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this South Lake Tahoe motel.

  • 1 floor
  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Reno-Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO) (98.5 km / 61.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

PlayPark Lodge offers 13 accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 50-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels, pay movies, and Netflix. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in November 2019.

  • Smart television
  • Digital channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and smart lock details. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 7:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and smart lock details. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 60 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Private entrance
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: USD 37 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Late check-out fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.