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
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Featuring a seasonal outdoor pool, a tennis court and a picnic area, Big Pines Mountain House Motel lies in a beach area of South Lake Tahoe close to Bijou Golf Course, South Tahoe Ice Arena and Tahoe Mountain Wedding Chapel. This budget hotel dates from 1958 and was refurbished in 2010.

South Lake Tahoe city center is 5 km away.

The hotel allows quick access to parks and lakes.

Big Pines Mountain House Motel can be reached in 65 minutes by car from Reno/Tahoe airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 74 non-smoking rooms appointed with a laptop-compatible safe, a work desk, a refrigerator, a fireplace and an iron with ironing board as well as a microwave, a cooktop and a stove. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with a complimentary continental breakfast. Guests can dine at Taqueria Jimenez and Harrah's Tahoe Hotel Restaurants located within 5 minutes' walk away.

Services

Multilingual staff provides guests with 24-hour security, wake up service and ironing service.

Relax

A casino and a golf course are also offered on the premises.

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

Self-catering

  • 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

  • All children 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. 
  • One child under the age of 16 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 

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

Big Pines Mountain House photos Exterior
Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed
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
    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

    Big Pines Mountain House Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    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