"It was not the best hotel in the area, but it did serve a purpose. It's within walking distance of the Casino's. The room was clean and warm. The b ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 26 Oct 2015

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Hotel Description

At Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe you'll be within a short 5-minute stroll of Heavenly Gondola and Heavenly Village.

You can enjoy TVs and free local calls, featured in all 23 rooms. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient.

With a stay at this South Lake Tahoe motel, you'll be 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Heavenly Ski Resort.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$32 per night

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 1.5 out of 5.0
1 out of 5

If you just want a place to crash after drinking

This was most definitely the worst motel I've ever stayed at. It was inexpensive for very obvious reasons. Their heaters are not even equipped to handle Tahoe' frigid winter weather. Seriously, do not ignore the reviews as I did. They didn't bother to shovel their parking lot either. This place is making no attempt to be anything other than it is. A complete and total dive of the worst variety.

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017

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1 out of 5
Should have gotten paid to stay there....was NOT worth $90. $50 is even pushing it....

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016

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3 out of 5

Stateline gem

It was not the best hotel in the area, but it did serve a purpose. It's within walking distance of the Casino's. The room was clean and warm. The bed a bit hard, but it was doable.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015

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1 out of 5

Price Not Worth It

Great location, but it is no secret that there are plenty of other motels to choose from. The room we had was just like the lowest reviews have described. It also smelled (reeked) of old cigarette smoke, so we opened the bathroom and room windows as wide as we could, even at night while sleeping. The room is now designated as non-smoking, but people had obviously smoked in it previously. It was an odd mix of old and new. Good: Clean like-new microwave oven, clean like-new mini refridgerator, mirrors, clean like-new toilet, good lamps above both sides of the bed, water pressure and temperature, mattress comfortable. Other Bad: Old, worn-out, stained linens; stained chair upholstery, broken drawer handles, no hangers, "basic" cable, tv static when I plugged in my cell phone to charge, wifi/internet plug-in not offered and not available (luckily we didn't need it), broken floor lamp, dusty old bathroom sink that was 98% clean, paper bath "mat", and mildew on shower grout. I noticed that the lamp shades in the room next door were falling apart. If you stay, bring your own hair dryer and slippers to wear in the room. We stayed because the room was prepaid in full and we were told that it was completely booked.

Posted by , from South SF Bay Area on Aug 15, 2013

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1 out of 5

Dirty, Gross, Hot

Hotel room was dirty. Towels were brownish (originally white) and had hair on them. Water was not working for the hour before we left. Air conditioning in our room was broken. Lamp shade was busted up. Door was covered in dirt from being kicked and was just all-around dirty. Only way to keep cool in the room was a fan with a broken base which had to be leaned against the wall to stand up. Have images but upload fails every time I click add photo.

Posted by , from Atlanta, GA on Jul 17, 2013

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5 out of 5

My second stay

For the price this room is a steal! The location is the most important to me while visiting Lake Tahoe. Walking distance from casinos, beach, and directly across the street from Heavenly Village. It is an older building but kept clean. The room had a clean fridge and microwave. It appears to be family owned with friendly staff. I have visited for two weekends in a row and would recommend it to friends and family to visit the best parts of South Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada! 

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013

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4 out of 5

Location, Location, Location, and for that room rate, awesome!!!

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, location location location
Cons: room kinda cramped
E-Z Access from Reception to Parking to Room. Room clean, somewhat cramped. Very quiet to be right in the middle of everything. Parking my motorcycle, accesorised for long distance riding, security is allways a consern, but to the excellent narrowness between the parking, reception and the room, you'll sleep good! I'll be back!

Posted by , from Squaw Valley, CA, USA on Jun 19, 2012

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4 out of 5

Hotel is conviently located to everything in South Lake Tahoe.

Pros: Close restaurants
Boyfriend and I were only looking for cheap place to rest our heads so we can be well rested for a day of snowboarding. The staff was very friendly. I felt safe staying there because the manager was constantly watching the property. The only downfall is I was not able to get a full nights rest although the bf slept like a baby. The room next to us was up partying all night. I would stay there again but request a quieter room.

Posted by , from Bay Area on Feb 22, 2012

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4 out of 5

Excellent location

Right there at the Heavenly gondola. If you are going to Heavenly and are looking for a cheap hotel, this is a great choice!

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

Excellent value

Great price. C;ose to Heavenly Ski and Casino

Posted by on Jan 16, 2011

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About the Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe

Location 985 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Property Features

Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe offers its guests coffee/tea in a common area. The front desk is open around the clock. Free self parking is available.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) (89.9 km / 55.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe offers 23 accommodations. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Cable television is provided. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply).

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Telephone

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

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