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Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe

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Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The motel unfortunately did not really live up to the website. The rooms were ok but nothing special. The pool was good. The complex is midway between the main shops and the lake but there is no outlook and it did not feel near the lake. Fine for a night on the way to somewhere else.

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Concord, North Carolina
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

We arrived Thursday night (05-12-16) after renting two rooms. We specifically wanted rooms 139 (with kitchenette) & 140 because they have a large patio with BBQ, tables and chairs right outside the door. Turns out they were in the process of painting the patio. We expressed our disappointment because we had relatives coming in for dinner and had packed burgers... More 

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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Big Pines Mountain House is located a walking distance from Nevada border (and the cassinos) in the east of South Lake Tahoe. It's close to the city's main street (Lake Tahoe Boulevard), the gondola to Heavenly Mountain Resort and, best of all, near the lake itself, a perfect place to watch the sunset. The hotel is simple, with a... More 

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Emanuel, Thank you for your business and support! Please come back soon. Thanks again! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this plCe via hotels. Com Just off I50..all rooms are non smoking.. Parking permit advised so that you don't get towed.no backing up. Rooms have an AC as well as heaters. Continental breakfast not that great. Private access to the laje via stateline street. Overall good experience.

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Son-Ron, We truly appreciate your business and support! Please come back soon. Thanks. More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its not fancy, but its a great value for the price. Rooms & beds are comfortable, refrigerator, microwave, coffee and heat all work, the lights all work, the TV works---all things that for many places in this price range are not always guaranteed. Folks in the office are friendly and helpful, the property is well maintained and quiet, and in... More 

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback! More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

staff were superb and the location is pretty decent but the bed... My gosh it makes this weird plastic sound no matter how small the movement on the bed! It made the sleep so uncomfortable. Try and get a room away from the Barbeque area as it gets really noisy.

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback! More 

Spurger, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location was convenient for walking to nearby shopping and restaurants. No issues with parking either. Check-in was easy and staff super nice. Room was quiet and water pressure and hot water was excellent in the shower too. No tub, only a shower but it was nice.

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you, thank you, thank you... Please come back again! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I loved staying here it was one of the best places in Lake Tahoe. The customer service was top notch. I really have to give it to Joaquin Rodriguez who went above and beyond to help us and to accommodate us in the hotel great customer service and super friendly 5 plus stars.

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Thank Fernando R
Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Fernando, Thank you, thank you, thank you.... and yes, we all appreciate Joaquin's work ethic and great love for our Hotel. Please come again soon! More 

Dayton
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The pictures made the room look nice. Paid 100$ for a room that smelled like a combination of bleach and cheap soap. Wallpaper was coming off. Floor in bathroom was rotted and the sink was clogged. So unless you are desperate, don't stay here.

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know. More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here! It was our first trip to Tahoe, so we werent sure what to expec, or what location we were looking for. The location is great - withing walking distancs of the casinos and heavenly, so no need to drive around town. It was about a half hour drive to get to emerald bay for... More 

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Hi, Thank you, thank you, thank you... Please come back soon! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Big Pines Mountain House is conveniently located in the center of South Lake Tahoe, within walking distance to major attractions - Heavenly Ski resort, the casinos and the Lake itself. We offer clean, comfortable and affordable rooms. Free wi-fi, complimentary breakfast, heated seasonal pool and the location make us the best value in town. Do not leave your pets behind, we will be happy to accept them in our hotel. Come visit us! Our friendly staff is always here to help you to make your Tahoe getaway simply fun! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe

Address: 4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6979 (Formerly Viking Motor Lodge)
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: ₹ 3,137 - ₹ 13,092 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
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Big Pines Mountain Lake Tahoe
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“Shop for online discounts and PLAN AHEAD. Tahoe has inflated above worth.”
 of 5 bubbles 551scotts, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There is no elevator- ask for ground floor or else drag stuff up very dark stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 250tamarah, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Only book if their rates drop back down to $60.00 a night. Otherwise, it's not worth the $215.00+ per night”
  • The sheets didn't even stay on the bed.
  • Groody plug in the bathroom.
  • The Bathroom Shelves are NOT dusted.
  • You can't see it, but it's a very OLD and dusty hair dryer.
  • This is how we found the fireplace and the books above it.
  • Moldy Shower.
 of 5 bubbles yellowab2, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“convenient location, No lake view for any room, no elevator--so first floor rooms easier for bags.”
 of 5 bubbles 200krishnab, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“be sure to specifically ask for a room with a window”
 of 5 bubbles kfultronic, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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