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Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 June 2012

We stayed in Cabin 13. Very nice little cabin. The bed and pull out couch weren't the most comfortable but after a day of hiking it was good enough. Great view, you are literally 20 ft from the lake.

3Thank MrBinkers
Venlo, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 May 2012

This set of bungalows right on the lake (at the Californian side), is pretty all year round. Lake Tahoe is well known for its skiing pleasure, but also for the non-snow lovers it is a good play to stay. The bungalows are clean and comfortable with a full kitchenette. Bungalow size and prize vary, so there is choice for everyone....

1Thank Carovh
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This place is beautiful!!!!!!! the cabins are so sweet and clean and gorgeous....YOU WILL ONLY BE IMPRESSED!!!!! The staff is awesome...Mary your the bomb and made our family trip a success!.. THANK YOU!!!!! We will come back as often as we can, they rent real quick sooo plan way ahead!!!!!!! love this place , i could live here :) .......

3Thank romanticsNv
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 March 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed for one night but we were treated like a king and queen. The cabin was beautiful, fully functional, secluded, and cozy. It was close to everything we needed in Tahoe and the management was very helpful. HIGHLY recommend this place!

2Thank Tristan T
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Great place for a family get together, clean cabins and of course a great view of the lake. You can take your boat or jet-ski there (once you've passed inspection) , lounge around and there's nearby restaurants close by if you don't want to cook.

1Thank doggonRedding
San Diego
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Stayed in a lakefront.... Unbelievable. Quiet, has everything you could want for a day/week stay.

2Thank SheriSanDiego
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 December 2011

We stayed here during a weekend on a last minute whim after taking our boy sledding in the area. We called first to see if there were any available rooms and the lady at the front desk was very accomodating. She offered us a great deal as compared to the other lodges nearby and allowed us to look at the...

1Thank Soulfultrvlr
Sebastopol, California
Reviewed 1 October 2011

What a wonderful time we had here! The rooms were clean and the kitchens compact and stocked with everything we needed. The staff are great any time of day. Great tips on restaurants and activities from the front desk. The beachfront setup was wonderful, very kid friendly. Great pier with a spectacular view. We'll definitely be back!

1Thank Fidel750
Lodi, California
Reviewed 23 September 2011

We stayed in an economy room (#17). The room was clean and smelled nice. The room offered a kitchenette, complete with microwave, coffee maker, stove, oven and refrigerator. Plus a basic supply of kitchen utensils, pots and pans. They also have gas bbqs for you to use (you must bring your own bbq untensils though). The room had an LCD...

5Thank lodimandy
Reviewed 6 September 2011

Bad customer service the staff were rude .the room stunk so bad ,the windows were so dirty you couldn't see outside.even though I paid $155 a night to stay there we couldn't take the smell and we left . We told the staff but they didn't care just said sorry we have no other rooms. Don't waste your money this...

Thank Newlif

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Franciscan located in Tahoe Vista is your home away from home. With fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes in every room, resort-wide wireless access, comfortable accommodations, and access to our private beach and pier, make The Franciscan your destination for your next getaway. The Franciscan is located in the quiet town of Tahoe Vista, just a short drive to many of Tahoe's great attractions, including Sand Harbor, Thunderbird Mansion, Kings Beach, and some of Tahoe's premier ski resorts. We are also located across the street from the Tahoe Regional Park, which boasts miles of hiking or snowshoeing trails, a disc golf course, playgrounds, playing fields, and a sledding hill in the winter. Stay entertained at The Franciscan at our long, sandy beach, at the volleyball courts, or in the heated swimming pool. Unwind and have a relaxing evening at our barbecue area, with views of the lake. Boat buoys are also available to rent at an affordable rate for our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

Address: 6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe Vista
Price Range: ₹ 7,515 - ₹ 9,459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franciscan Lakeside Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Franciscan Lakeside Hotel Tahoe Vista
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Tahoe Vista
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't come here”
855eranb, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the forest side seem to be more reasonably priced and quieter.”
getawaycraig, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“14: good lake view between 2 cabins. 9: good view only when you stand. 20: narrow view+windows. 10-13, 21-29: lakefront/full views/costly”
tripyrr, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Forest side good for families that would like grass/grounds for kids to be able to play.”
aheap50, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Definitely choose a lakeside unit if you enjoy being near the water.”
  • charming, cozy room
  • Bathroom and storage
  • detail of towels, towel rack with alpine motif
  • Kitchenette and table
StarLady99, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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