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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has an excellent location to the casinos- just one block away. The breakfast is simple: donuts, bananas, cereal, tea and coffee. The rooms are always clean. The only thing that bothers me is the stream of light from outdoors that comes into your room. It's never totally dark which makes it a little harder to fall asleep. Other than...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We were delighted with our accommodation and had a most enjoyable stay. Brilliantly handy to the centre of town and a short walk from the lake. The room was Large, comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was unexpected and most welcome. Staff were welcoming and helpful. I would commend this motel/ Lodge to others without hesitation

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Fresno, California
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Room was an excellent value and the front desk reception was great. 1 minute walk to casino, 3 minute drive to Edgewood golf course, 3 minute walk to public access beach, 5 minute walk (due to construction and traffic lights) to Heavenly Gondola and numerous restaurants. Parking is tight if you have a very large vehicle - 4 door full...

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Thank sean3192
Maryland
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Everything in Lake Tahoe is expensive. We found the blue jay on Priceline for a reasonable rate for an overnight stay. We booked the room and was glad we did. We were able to walk to the water front and on the way stopped to hear live music. The room was clean and comfortable. I would stay here again.

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Thank Humbleweeds2015
Carbondale, Colorado
Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you only need a place to sleep and are less than particular, the Blue Jay will do. The only up side is it is a convenient location. The motel is very dated and doubt that it has ever been updated. I'm not sure why it got a better rating online than I am willing to give it?

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Thank Fred J
Ceres, California
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My 1st nights stay (Thurs.) was surprisingly decent for the price-around $65.00 for a queen. Upon check-in they said I was upgraded to a king-it was on the bottom floor, close to the office, & very roomy. Seemed to be a handicap room as the bathroom was very spacious also. Nice updates-flatscreen tv, frig/freezer, microwave, coffee maker. The next 2...

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Thank Rini_10
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We absolutley love this lodge! The owners are so helpful, courteous and the rooms are very clean and across the street from Harvey's & Harrah's, the shops at Heavenly and the Beer Garden at Base Camp next door with live music. This is our 3rd year staying with them on our annual family road trip and they are very consistent...

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Thank Chauntel B
Virginia
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I hate to write a negative review, but I want to warn visitors to south Lake Tahoe about this motel. They charged me an outrageous amount because a concert was playing at Harvey's near by. I stayed in the motel many years ago when I used to ski Lake Tahoe. The motel is run down. The continental breakfast is terrible....

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Hudson, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We wanted to stay in S Lake Tahoe with 5 adults and this place came up with a GREAT price! It had three queen size beds, a microwave and minifridge. We were two blocks from the beach and they gave us a beach pass for the group. It was quiet, safe and clean. It was well worth the money we...

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Basic Motel, but I liked it a bit more than I normally would, because for me this was like a typical motel as seen in American movies. This place is good for one night while passing through. No-nonsense, large beds, clean enough.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Blue Jay Lodge

Address: 4133 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6952
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $55 - $509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Jay Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Blue Jay Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Blue Jay Motel
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“Lower level, handicap room at front of motel, very spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles Rini_10, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Look at all reviews very closely.”
 of 5 bubbles lsimmons1741, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Choose 2nd floor to avoid hearing footsteps and can climb stairs. Near stairs you will hear footfalls.”
 of 5 bubbles VivianB602, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Any other hotel would be better.”
  • Room looking nothing like advertised
  • Not a heater. There is no heat in the bedroom.
  • Unfinished remodel
  • Exposed outlet in ceiling inside shower
  • Trashed carpet
  • Dirty sink IN bedroom
  • Dirty floors
  • Missing light and unfinished remodel.
 of 5 bubbles 422nancyk, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Do not let them put you in the back portion of the motel. Those rooms are especially old and decrepit.”
 of 5 bubbles smarty74, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
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