"In general was ok. The only problem was that during our stay, they never cleaned the room. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 08 Aug 2016

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Hotel Description

Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge puts you in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, within just a 10-minute stroll of Heavenly Gondola and Lakeside Marina. Highlights at this hotel include free weekend breakfast and free self parking.

You can enjoy TVs with satellite channels, and all 57 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls.

This pet-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Additionally, you'll find a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and coffee/tea in a common area. On weekend mornings a free continental breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of free extended parking.

With a stay at this South Lake Tahoe hotel, you'll be 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Heavenly Ski Resort.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$39 per night

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Queens

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Queens w/ Microwave & Refrigerator

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Queens w/ Full Kitchen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Nice hotel, quiet, close to the beach

In general was ok. The only problem was that during our stay, they never cleaned the room.

Posted by , from Montebello, Ca on Aug 8, 2016

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1 out of 5


Pros: location.
Cons: everything,the 1970's decor.
We arrived at 2pm check in time and the office was closed with a ( WILL BE BACK AT 2PM ) sign in the window.At 2:15 one of the housekeepers came up and said the manager was delayed and will be here to open at 3. So we waited. At 3pm the same person opened the office and started checking people in.In the room was dusty and had 2 lights that were burned out,in needed places.The worst pillows i have ever tried to sleep on.

Posted by , from ca on Jul 27, 2016

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3 out of 5

Hotel close to everything.

Nice location. Rooms need a little love. Great pool. Would stay here again.

Posted by , from reno nv on Jul 23, 2016

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2 out of 5

Good location. That's it!

Hotel was dated. No AC and was stuffy. Had to ask for towels both days as they were not in room. Very small staff and owner ( or lady in charge) seems overwhelmed. Breakfast which we thought was included is only on Saturday and Sunday. There is an extra $7.00 fee when you arrive.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016

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1 out of 5


Heating within room was broken, so no heat in 50 degree weather. tv was an old crt tv with 25 channels and a remote that was broken. pillows were too small, so they were kind enough to give us more. Found several hairs in the bed before we slept in it. Fixtures are from the 50's.

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016

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5 out of 5

a very convienient location for the right price.

Pros: Location/Price-point made this an excellent value/choice.
Cons: Soda machine required service, Pool wasn't ready by 2016 Memorial day.
Location: Prime location near Lake Shore/Stateline. Wide variety of interesting attractions nearby.
I felt welcomed and valued as a visitor/customer by the staff and was comfortable and safe throughout my stay.

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016

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1 out of 5

Room to hold your stuff

The room was small, and the bed was absolutely uncomfortable. The pillows were flat, too, and it took over an hour for them to bring us more. 1 small soap, smelled like Pinesol, and the shampoo/conditioner came in small packets. I had to go purchase a blow dryer because they didn't provide one in the room. If you're simply looking for a room to hold your belongings while you're out on the town, this would be a choice hotel. Very friendly desk manager, but was smoking right outside the office every time I passed by.

Posted by , from Manteca, CA on Apr 18, 2016

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4 out of 5

Quaint and Close

Quaint hotel with old fashioned well maintained interior. Very close to the village and casinos. Very clean and well kept. Internet didn't work very well as there is only 2 connection points for all rooms.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016

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4 out of 5

Sisters weekend

Small rustic hotel with tons of charm. This is an older hotel that is close by to the lakes beach and all the shops on Southlake Tahoe. It is a few hundred feet from the Nevada state line. Bonus if the Harvey's Casino is having their outdoor concerts, you have free live music to listen to. We stayed two nights and had a bast. Friday night got to listen to James Browne and Saturday night we went to the Elton John concert. It was perfect distance for waking to both beach and casinos. They have strickt quiet rules and all non smoking room, however the room smelled of strong cigarette smoke, luckily my sister brought some foo foo spray. The surrounding hotels do not have quiet time so there is s lot of noise. No A/C, but they have fans. They had a coffee pot nut no coffee to brew. The breakfast was very basic, but fresh. My sis and I had a wonderful time and will be back.

Posted by , from d on Aug 10, 2015

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5 out of 5

Awesome experience

1st travelocity did a mistake on my reservations. They did accomodated me to anothere hotel nicer and more family oriented. It was a great place. The name of the hotel is Roadway Inn. I will recommend that hotel.

Posted by , from San Fernando Valley. on Aug 7, 2015

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About the Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Location 4130 Manzanita Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Property Features

Free breakfast is served on weekends. WiFi is free in public spaces. A seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff are also featured at Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge. Self parking is free. This South Lake Tahoe hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 57 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking , Free self parking


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

Room Amenities

Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge offers 57 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast on weekends.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


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 time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 8 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets: USD 10 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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


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

  • Resort fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per night

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 10 per pet, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Ambassador Lake Tahoe
  • Ambassador Lodge
  • Ambassador Lodge Hotel
  • Ambassador Lodge Lake Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge
  • Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge Hotel
  • Ambassador Hotel Lake Tahoe
  • Ambassador Motel Lake Tahoe
  • Ambassador Motor Hotel South Lake Tahoe

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).