Big Pines Mountain House Motel - South Lake Tahoe

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4083 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, United States, 96150  show map
 2 stars
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Big Pines Mountain House Motel - South Lake Tahoe

 Free Wi-Fi
 Free parking
 Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Canoeing

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

The comfortable 2-star Big Pines Mountain House Motel offers non-smoking rooms with views of Lake Tahoe and Andes Mountains. The hotel opened its doors in 1958 and was remodeled in 2010.

This hotel is situated 2.5 km away from Heavenly Ski Resort, South Tahoe Ice Arena and Gondola. The venue is set within 5 km from South Lake Tahoe city center.

A short walk to lakes as well as ski resorts.

Big Pines Mountain House Motel lies within 65 minutes’ drive to Reno/Tahoe airport.

Rooms

This property has 74 guestrooms including Standard Apartment, Deluxe Double Room and Double Room appointed with climate control, a work desk, TV, a fireplace and a laptop-size safe. They are fitted with a microwave, a cooktop and a stove as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Big Pines Mountain House Motel is 5 minutes’ walk from Taqueria Jimenez offering dishes of mexican cuisine.

Services

Free parking, a safe deposit box and a vending machine along with a business center, a copier and a meeting room are also at guests' disposal.

Relax

On-site leisure options feature a tennis court and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   74.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Private beach
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Ski to door

Sports & Fitness

  • Canoeing
  • Snowsports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid ski shuttle
  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Casino
  • BBQ facilities
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 16 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

4083 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, United States, 96150

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City Center
  • South Lake Tahoe
    2.7 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Harrah's Tahoe Hotel Restaurants
    300 ft
  • Taqueria Jimenez (cuisine: Mexican)
    300 ft
Ski areas
  • The Gondola at Heavenly
    1.6 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    74

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed or Queen-size bed
Size: 540 sq. feet
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    Standard Apartment
    Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
    Size: 540 sq. feet
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      Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
      Size: 305 sq. feet
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Big Pines Mountain House Motel - South Lake Tahoe South Lake Tahoe location
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        Hotel Address:

        4083 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, United States, 96150

        Get directions
        City Center
        • South Lake Tahoe
          2.7 mi
        Airports
        • Bus stop
          400 ft
        Restaurants
        • Harrah's Tahoe Hotel Restaurants
          300 ft
        • Taqueria Jimenez (cuisine: Mexican)
          300 ft
        Ski areas
        • The Gondola at Heavenly
          1.6 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2010
        • Number of rooms:
          74

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2.7 mi

        Places of interest

        Convention centers

        • South Tahoe Ice Arena - 1.9 mi

        Sport related

        • The Gondola at Heavenly - 1.6 mi

        Marina

        • Tahoe Queen - 5000 ft

        Local attractions

        • Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park - 2.4 mi
          811 Lakeview Ave, South Lake Tahoe
        • Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina - 3.2 mi
          P.O. Box 1961, Zephyr Cove
        • Pope Beach - 3.7 mi
          Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe
        • Tahoe Mountain Wedding Chapel - 3.0 mi
          2634 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe
        • Zephyr Cove Snowmobiling - 3.2 mi
          760 U.S. 50, Zephyr Cove

        Near the hotel

        • Van Sickle Bi-State Park - 2200 ft
          Montreal Road, South Lake Tahoe

          Restaurants nearby

          • Harrah's Tahoe Hotel Restaurants - 300 ft

            Address: Stateline Ave.
            Phone: 775/588-6611 or 800/427-7247

            50% likes this, based on 134 reviews
            Price Range: USD 17 - USD 31

          • Cecil's Cafe - 700 ft

            Address: 4118 Lake Tahoe Blvd
            Phone: (530) 542-4300

          • Driftwood Cafe - 1100 ft

            Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way
            Phone: (530) 544-6545

            72% likes this, based on 356 reviews
            Cuisine: American

          • Taqueria Jimenez - 300 ft

            Address: 913 Friday Ave
            Phone: (530) 542-1006

            86% likes this, based on 34 reviews
            Cuisine: Mexican

          • Base Camp Pizza Co. - 1100 ft

            Address: 1001 Heavenly Villiage Way, Suite #25A
            Phone: 530 544-2273

            75% likes this, based on 387 reviews
            Price Range: USD 5 - USD 25

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of rooms:
            74
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          Big Pines Mountain House Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Big Pines Mountain House

          Average guest rating

          7.8out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 90 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            Close to Gondola Walk downtown easy Clean Not expensive

          • Family with children
            9.2

            I was very pleased with the quality with the room for the price we paid. the location was very convenient for everything we wanted. I am handicapped and use a scooter, the staff made a special effort to make sure to accommodate my special needs.

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            Dog friendly and location

            Front desk was not informative about how billing works. Tht i already paid for room when online booked. Then they charged more on m.y card than i signed for. They put a hold on a certain dollar amount that they did not tell us about.

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            VERY close to Heavenly lift Very cheap Friendly staff

          • Couple
            4.2

            The location, several blocks fom the beach and only one block from heavenly village.

            I was very disappointed in the customer service of the staff. The guy at the front desk was having a difficult time multi-tasking between answering the phones and helping the hotel guests. When I asked him about the private beach access he failed to tell me about the required pass to get in. We walked down to the beach and then had to walk back to get the pass. When I asked him why he didn't tell me about the pass he stated that he didn't know I was going to the beach even though I specifically asked him about it 30 minutes beforehand. The beds were rockhard and the rooms are in serious need of some remodeling. The entire block is surrounded by rundown motels, I have no idea why the other customer reviews rated this place so high.

          • Couple
            10.0

            Friendly staff and real value for what I got out of my stay. The place was clean, comfortable, and offered a great breakfast.

            Excellent access to Lake Tahoe, the Casinos, and Heavenly Village. It was a nice and warm place to stay that provides cookies, cough drops, toothpaste, a continental breakfast, and a nice place to eat.

          • Group of friends
            7.8

            Nice room, close to the ski resort.

            The free breakfast used to be better. It should have more food options, some bagels, maybe something hot.

          • Group of friends
            6.6

            The room was nice, well equipped and clean. Good value.

            The first person at the desk was 'friendly/smiley' but not really helpful. But this may be normal, we met a few people like this on this trip! can be quite annoying though. The next guy was nice when we were finally able to check in. It was rather hot and ventilation was poor in the room. The AC was quite loud too, you could barely hear anything else. The room was on the road with the window and door right on the corridor so felt vulnerable to open the window and blinds to let air in.

          • Group of friends
            7.8

            The location.

            Our room was above the front office and we felt the vibration from the door closing. You can also hear next door's peoplconversing.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            Really nice rooms, comfy beds and lots of space! Great breakfast, the location is great,just infront of the cable car. The area where the Hotel is located, is pretty quiet and not far from the lakeside.

          • Single
            10.0

            Friendly and efficient staff. The room had all the amenities and more for such a quaint hotel. Their beds were very comfortable. Being able to walk to and utilize the private beach was splendid.

            I would have liked to open my window but there was no screen and privacy was an issue as people walking to the office pass by. Because the walkway ran in front of the room the lights made it difficult to fall asleep.

          • Couple
            9.2

            1. The room was cheap! Just your average hotel room, nothing out of the ordinary (good or bad). Staff were helpful when we asked questions.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            Modest and unpretentious. Very comfortable and perfectly cleaned daily. Well located for skiers.

          • Couple
            10.0

            Great accommodations for the price. Wonderful location, near everything from casinos to shopping. Staff was very nice and rooms were clean and comfortable.

            The parking was the weakest feature. We had to park way in the back behind the main hotel on Sunday night. Weather was nice so it wasn't a huge problem.

          • Older travelers
            3.8

            Beds were OK.

            Extremely noisy on first floor; when people walked on second floor everything in our room rattled. The room smelled funny and looked like it needed very very serious overhaul. Way too expensive for what was offered.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Big Pines Mountain House Motel - South Lake Tahoe South Lake Tahoe location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          4083 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, United States, 96150

          Get directions
          City Center
          • South Lake Tahoe
            2.7 mi
          Airports
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Harrah's Tahoe Hotel Restaurants
            300 ft
          • Taqueria Jimenez (cuisine: Mexican)
            300 ft
          Ski areas
          • The Gondola at Heavenly
            1.6 mi
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of rooms:
            74