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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 March 2015

The Trailhead was the perfect place for me and my boyfriend's first trip to Lake Tahoe. The location is perfect - quick walks to the Heavenly Lift, lakefront bars, and just a short drive to some great hikes. Clearly has just been re-done so the rooms are very clean and well-furnished. The reception staff, who are all from the area,...

Thank hannaha459
Ashleigh R, Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that your stay with us was excellent! We strive to make our hotel one of a kind and a great place to stay. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 14 January 2015

Me and my most handsome of boyfriends stayed here for two nights in January. Reception was very friendly and our room was spotlessly clean. The room looked as though it had been recently redone in a quirky mountain style. Our room (117) had a two person jacuzzi bathtub and a kingsize bed. Breakfast was the typical free continental breakfast (pastries,...

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Ashleigh R, Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that your stay with us was up to your standards. We strive to make our hotel clean and comfortable. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 30 December 2014

This is a nice little place to stay the one night if you're visiting Lake Tahoe on a budget, aren't really going skiing, and can't make it back within a day. The rooms are quite comfy, and we got a room with a jacuzzi right inside - but the jacuzzi is part of the bedroom, and the bathroom is super...

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Ashleigh R, General Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We do our very best to provide a clean and warm environment for everyone in our newly remodeled rooms. We do apologize for the inconvenience of not having our lobby open on time. It is not in the norm for us to be late. We will keep the earlier start in...

Reviewed 5 December 2014

This is yet another motel that I have stayed in, in the US. It's got nice rooms with heaters that work. The rooms are clean and spotless. The whole place is run by a single receptionist so this can take some time. The wifi is ok. Not brilliant but you can email or Skype on it. The morning breakfast is...

1Thank Turkishrifleman
Ashleigh R, General Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are so glad you chose to stay with us. For future reference, we can always loan you a coffee pot for your room upon request at check in, free of charge. I'm sorry if you felt we were a bit pricey, but we are a newly renovated property with up to date amenities. We compare our prices to many...

Milford, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 September 2014

We recently stayed at the Trailhead (Aug 2014). We were lucky enough to get a room with a hot tub. The hotel has been completely remodeled, it was warm, attractive, clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and the interior furniture looked custom made and had a rustic appeal to it. Chris the GM couldn't have been more accommodating. The location...

Thank Kim R
Ashleigh R, General Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are so happy to her you enjoyed your stay with us! Please, come stay with us again in the future and don't hesitate to let your friends know how great our hotel is.

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 3 September 2014

I recently stayed at the Trailhead Motel in South Lake Tahoe, CA and was pleasantly surprised. I have a few places I like to stay at in Lake Tahoe and could not find them anymore....so I started looking at everything and The Trailhead came up. I will return as I was able to rest quietly after a VERY LONG drive...

1Thank teriwagner
Ashleigh R, General Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Please, do come to us again in the future, we're always here to help and to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Grass Valley, California
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Beautiful upgraded hotel. Everything in the rooms are brand new. Beds. Pillows. A/C. Mini-fridge. Close to all the action. Walk to the lifts or to the casinos. Excellent value for Lake Tahoe, which usually is impossible. Five stars. Will stay again.

Thank Jason P
The Mumbles, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We booked this motel after reading positive reviews on trip advisor and appeared to be good value for the area. It is indeed in an excellent location to walk into heavenly village, where there are shops and endless restaurants. The room has been nicely done out with a 'lodge' feel unfortunately the new bedding topper is shiny nylon...and they really...

Thank KatieLeopold
Chris N, General Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your feedback. I am sorry about the hot water situation. Sometimes getting the perfect temperature is difficult, as one guest will say it is too cold, and the next guest will say it was much too hot. I apologize you were one of those who found it too hot. We have turned down the temperatures...

Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

The room was ok and it looks like each room got renovated within a day. Tv is new but small, I think my computer monitor was bigger. They've got new carpet put in without levelling the floor properly and it squeaks by the bathroom. Room got repainted, door frames repainted where you could still see old hinge connections and the...

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Chris N, General Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate your attention to detail, and for submitting updated photos for our those who are curious. Based on your feedback, I have purchased brand new irons and ironing boards, luggage racks and hair dryers for each room. Also, we will have bath mats for all of our rooms with tubs. As I...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The room I stayed in is brand new. Clean bathroom, clean bed, spotless carpet, nice painting, new AC that runs very strong. TV has dozens HD channels, it seems to be a high end Samsung model. I slept very well during the night. I sense soundproofing must be good. They are next to the town center, so you can park...

3Thank Lucy J
Chris N, General Manager at The Trailhead, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed review. We appreciate your feedback. Next time you are in Lake Tahoe, we hope to see you here again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • 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: ₹ 3,368 - ₹ 9,457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Trailhead 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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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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