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The Trailhead

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a night and was pleasantly surprised. For a "budget" stay it exceeded expectations. No noise issues, room was clean, smelled fresh, clean carpet and bathroom. All appliances/bathroom utilities worked. Microwave and fridge in the room was nice. Staff was pleasant and helpful. No real complaints. The pillows were thin but that was the only thing I noticed....

Thank Allie M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This hotel is located right along Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Which makes it convenient for skiing and other activities in Tahoe. However, it was very noisy the night I was there due to the snow plow. The price was reasonable and the décor had a homey, alpine look. There is a continental breakfast and the coffee maker was big to make...

Thank pulidoc
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night. Found the room to be clean for a budget option and would stay again. Staff was friendly and wifi worked great. Bathrooms on the smaller side. If you go in expecting a budget motel you will be pleased.

Thank WanderingWarrior1
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

we stayed for two nights on 2016 x'mas holidays.Its very bad experience that no comforters in the room, by the time we realize we dont have comforter the front office is closed .They said its free breakfast and breakfast had nothing and its all empty, the front desk person told that they had lot of customer so its gone.

1Thank Parth B
Reviewed 16 October 2016

First off, the staff makes this place stand out above the rest as they are friendly, down to earth & fun to chat with. the rooms are comfortable & make you feel at home. the location is prime & you have everything you need just a few blocks away at most including casinos if you'd like. the rooms are off...

Brian A, Front Office Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, and sharing your feedback with others. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

As far as motels go this one nailed it, reasonable, clean and the staff went above and beyond bringing us candles when a storm intermittently knocked the power out. They made our doggies feel very welcome as well!!!

Thank Jeanine O
Brian A, Front Office Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We enjoyed hosting you! We appreciate you bearing with us during the big storm that knocked out the power throughout the weekend. At the Trailhead we strive to be pet friendly and encourage people to bring their furry family members. Looking forward to your next stay! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Just stayed one night at a ridiculous rate but it was a Friday night in August in Lake Tahoe so I expected rates to be double. I did not expect the room with an uneven floor. The bathroom door did not stay closed because that entire side of the room slopped, furniture and all. The bathroom was the size of...

Thank Erin E
Brian A, Guest Relations Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not like the accommodations, but to be fair, we do not advertise a pool - only our Jacuzzi. The pool has been non-operational for over 10 years. We are also very competitive with our rates, actually slightly cheaper than most hotels in South Lake Tahoe, especially with the amenities of having a mini-fridge and microwave...

Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here the weekend before July 4th, we were attending a concert at Harvey's outdoor amphitheater. The motel was great. We had a Jacuzzi tub in our room and loved it! The motel is perfect walking distance to food and all the casinos. We definitely will stay here again next time we are in the area. Everything was clean...

Thank Brandi M
Brian A, Front Office Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to post your review. July is always the busiest time of the year for us, glad you could stay with us during the excitement! Hope to see you again!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had a king room: it was a quaint, comfortable room, large enough for all of our ski and board gear too. After a day on the slopes, it was great to get back to the room and relax. It's very centrally located to walk to everything. Our room was clean. It could use some updates, but to us it...

Thank Christina L
Brian A, Front Office Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for staying with us! We are trying to modernize the hotel as well as keep the Tahoe cabin vibe. We look forward to hosting you again, fingers crossed for another good Tahoe snow year!

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the cute room photos, this place is not good. The carpet in the rooms is filthy (made grosser by the fact that they are pet-friendly), I was burned by the broken shower, and the light didn't work in our room. When I let the "management" know about these issues on our way out and gave them...

Thank Lindsey W
Brian A, Guest Relations Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are sorry for your bad experience. We are aware of the weekend in question and have since changed management. Unfortunately, we cannot police every situation, but I can assure you this is not the norm, as far as our clientele. In the future, if you could let us know about issues - i.e. the lights and broken shower -...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Trailhead in South Lake Tahoe is located in a picturesque area of California in Lake Tahoe, just a few minutes from the Casinos, Lake Tahoe Beaches, and Heavenly Ski Resort. Adventure awaits, exploring all this great area has to offer. The opportunities are endless, from hiking, biking and skiing, to fishing, swimming and sailing the clear blue waters, Lake Tahoe is truly America's playground. When you stay with The Trailhead in South Lake Tahoe, you can unwind in one of our newly renovated rooms, watch cable TV with HBO and enjoy free high-speed WiFi. The Trailhead promises to serve you with our friendly and knowledgeable staff, ensuring a memorable Lake Tahoe experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Trailhead

Address: 3892 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8906 (Formerly Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe)
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: ₹ 5,102 - ₹ 11,690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Trailhead 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe Hotel South Lake Tahoe
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“the jacuzzi rooms are awesome & the sweet Is one of my favorite rooms they have here. they even have rooms with bunk beds for the kids :)”
jyoubeij, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor are quieter, there is good lighting in the walkways.”
firedog13814, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“It's good for the price! And pet friendly!”
516tarunp, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
“For those looking for a romantic vacation, request a room with the in room hot tub.”
lindahO100PE, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Some rooms have jacuzzis with tiny bathrooms; some have huge bathrooms with regular bathtubs - your pick.”
Bouncy_8, 30 Dec 2014 | Read review
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