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
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

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 attractive 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-size safe, a stone fireplace, coffee/tea makers, a stereo system and ironing facilities as well as a microwave, a cooktop and a fridge. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, guest 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

On-site leisure facilities include a casino 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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Private beach
  • Ski to door
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Canoeing
  • Snowsports
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer

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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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

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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

              • South Tahoe Ice Arena - 1.9 mi

              Places of interest

              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