"Not fancy but clean and very accommodating. Always someone available to help with anything. Nice breakfast selection and manager always smiling. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 14 Jul 2016

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Hotel Description

Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe puts you in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, within just a 10-minute stroll of Bijou Golf Course and Ski Run Marina. Highlights at this ski motel include free continental breakfast and free self parking.

All 58 rooms feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Additionally, refrigerators, free local calls, and hair dryers are available.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and ski passes. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

With a stay at this South Lake Tahoe motel, you'll be 3.2 km (2 mi) from Heavenly Ski Resort.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$54 per night

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
1 out of 5

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Lots of deferred maintenance, linens appeared soiled, only 2 tables available for complimentary breakfast. Breakfast was the best part of the stay. However we will not return

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016

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4 out of 5

It was very comfortable.

Not fancy but clean and very accommodating. Always someone available to help with anything. Nice breakfast selection and manager always smiling.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016

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4 out of 5

Great stay!

Check in staff and owner all very nice. Room was exactly what we needed. Fixtures are dated, yet room, bedding and shower all clean. Location is great!

Posted by , from Mammoth Lakes on Jul 4, 2016

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4 out of 5

Comfortable but needs serious upgrades

Pros: Price
Cons: Bathrooms, carpet, windows, new paint job in the rooms.
Location: Location was convenient to get around town.
The hotel staff where very nice and accomadating. The room was clean but needs upgrades.

Posted by , from Tracy on Aug 3, 2015

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3 out of 5

Close to beach and conveniences

Hotel is older and our A/C didn't work (it rained on and off so we didn't bother complaining) but the quick walk to the beach and friendly staff made the stay more than worth it. If you are looking to spend a lot of time in your room, this isn't the place for you. If you're looking for a place to sleep and clean up in between hanging out in Tahoe, you'll do just fine. Continental breakfast was minimal, but sufficient to get the day started.

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015

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2 out of 5

Good value for price

This is an older property but taken care of. Great deal for the price but don't expect luxery accommodations. 

Posted by , from California on Jun 12, 2013

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1 out of 5

Our room was dirty (carpet, bathroom) Dog feces everywhere.

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Poor breakfast
The staff is friendly, however this hotel is in severe need of a face lift. Breakfast needs improvement- fresh fruit would be nice.

Posted by , from Nevada City , CA on Aug 1, 2012

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5 out of 5

The hotel was a great

They went above and beyond on service. I need a microwave and a small refrigerador and they got me does two ítems right away, i will stay there again.

Posted by on May 18, 2012

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4 out of 5

Good service, nice people. Good price

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet, price
Small hotel very good location on avenue. It is a good option for a skii trip. I was never able to log into the internet.

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012

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2 out of 5

Paying less gets you less

Cons: stained towels
The room was ok, but the towels were stained and the bathroom window was left open during the winter, so when my wife and I came in, it was freezing! I would not stay here again.

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011

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About the Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe

Location 3489 lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Property Features

Free breakfast is served. Public spaces have free WiFi. Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe also features coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and RV/bus/truck parking. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 building
  • 58 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) (91.8 km / 57.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe offers 58 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Cable television is provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 15.00 per pet, per night

Policies

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 cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 15.00 per pet, per night
  • In-room safe fee: USD 1.50 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe CA
  • Howard Johnson Express S. Lake Tahoe CA
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn S.
  • Howard Johnson Express S.
  • Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe Motel
  • Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn s. Lake Tahoe Hotel South Lake Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe Howard Johnson
  • Howard Johnson Lake Tahoe

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.