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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Hotel was built in the 1960's and I don't think anything had been updated since, turquoise bathroom suite and some very retro lighting. Having said this the rooms were spotlessly clean when we arrived but were not cleaned during our stay. The reception desk was not manned and had to be contacted via a telephone, staff were in very short... More 

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Sacramento, California
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Lots of fun in this really old place that needs updating throughout. Beach access means you will not pay for private beach 3 blocks away. Cleaning crew works hard to keep up but they got mission impossible going on here. No exhaust fan in bathroom gets it stinky and damp real fast, causing moldy spots, smells and peeling shower ceilings.... More 

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Atwater, California
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Room was clean, the property was quiet and our mattress was very comfortable......And walking location to the casinos and restaurants was a plus.....On the down side: 1) No AC and it was a hot afternoon with the sun directly hitting our room. 2) We had only hand towels in our room. When we checked in, the hostess said they were... More 

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Woodland, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I smell a lawsuit coming from a mile away. The biggest concern at this hotel is people's safety. Doors and windows must be left open (due to warm weather as there is absolutely NO a/c in ANY of the units here) which not only invites crime and unwelcome visitors into your room, but if you have health issues, the heat... More 

Thank sroberts75
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9 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Room not ready, 2 hours after check in time. Other people standing around with the same issue. Woman at the front desk got an attitude and told me "that means 2:00 or after at some time " Booked another room down the street because we got tired of waiting. The woman told me she couldn't refund because we booked through... More 

Thank KiKi B
Sacramento, California
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

It is in a walking distance from dowmtown and the casinos. It is about couple miles from the beach. The rooms are big and all are non-smoking. When I booked it, hotels.com said that breakfast is included when we got there, we were told that breakfasts is only on weekends.

Thank copticvoice
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118 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We got a pkg deal and liked the location. No continental breakfast during the week. This place was very retro from the locks to the light fixtures lol. Clean and the bare minimum. One coffee packet, one small bar of soap. It was fine, nothing swanky or glamorous. Pool was being worked on.

Thank tomjonesCalifornia
South Lake Tahoe, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Been staying here every winter. Close to everything and its quiet. Teresa (manager) is awesome!! Rooms recently updated and rates are reasonable. I have never had an issue and I have friends stay when they come up to ski.

Thank Motley1972
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I live across the street from the Ambassador Motor Lodge..... During the Summer months, the management uses a leaf blower to clean their area.... This occurs around two to three times a week It is annoying and obtrusive...... If i was staying here i would find it difficult to relax

1 Thank Nrdicken
Crockett, California
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Wouldn't stay here again. I made last minute plans to come up to Tahoe, and this place had some of the few rooms left. There's a reason for that. I've stayed in multiple "budget" motels in this area over the years. This was definitely the worst. Something feels creepy about this place. The 1st night I stayed in (I think)... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ambassador Motor Lodge, nestled between large pine and poplar trees, steps away from the pristine shores of Tahoe's Lake, one of the largest lakes in America. If golfing is your passion we are a breath away from the "celebrity noted" golf courses in California. "When you can stay here, why stay anywhere else" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ambassador Motor Lodge

Address: 4130 Manzanita Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6921
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $54 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ambassador Motor Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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Also Known As:
Ambassador Motor Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Ambassador Hotel Lake Tahoe
Ambassador Motel Lake Tahoe
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“If you just want somewhere to sleep this hotel would be fine”
 of 5 bubbles celesius1, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I said no on the WIFI because it was so slow that we finally gave u p and didn't use it. Don't plan on it even though they advertise it.”
 of 5 bubbles wbtravel2016, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The issue is with the noise from the leaf blower used two to three times in the middle of the week Weekends are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Nrdicken, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms, and corner rooms, are better.”
 of 5 bubbles ZacharyRD, 20 Mar 2014 | Read review
“I do believe any room would be good. There is a huge suite that I believe holds up to 8 people.”
 of 5 bubbles 974sl, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
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