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Historian Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Cleanliness is lacking greatly. Read below. The reviews of this place are mixed. You either love or hate it, which tells you it's the Customer service above everything which is greatly lacking. Stayed the night here last night, did not get in until around midnight. Hotel and room is gorgeous, but upon going to bed we found we were sleeping on a bandaid. YES, a bandaid. You could tell the sheets were clean and had been through a wash so I am unaware how this even occurred? There were tons of little black specks at the foot of the bed. We moved to the other queen bed in the room and slept just fine. The next morning loading our things to the car we noticed light pet hair all over the floor, I mean all over. Gross. We told the front desk who did nothing, but apologize and looked at us as if we were making half of it up. We brought the bandaid up. He even said a dog stayed in the room. I took pictures and offered to go show him. I have traveled all over the US and have never complained about my stay and I've stayed in some pretty old road side motels. Working in the hospitality industry I would never treat a guest this way. We weren't wanting a free stay, but a discount off of a $100 room which wasn't clean is what should have been done. We didn't ask for one either. Front office clerk said they thoroughly clean them and then a manger follows after. He clearly thought they were perfect and make no mistakes. He gave me a card if you come back so many times you receive a free stay. Lol As if that will happen. Not to mention they also charge a $100 deposit as well when you stay. What? Very sad because as I stated the room/hotel was gorgeous. Go elsewhere for customer service. Will be posting pictures if

The room was great, clean, and it was one of the few places that allowed pets. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only complains we had about the place were that the bathroom's vent was too loud and the key card stopped working 4 different times.

I made a reservation at this hotel a week in advance. I had to cancel 5 days before due to a meeting being pushed back. I read the cancellation policy before I booked stating that I had to cancel by a certain date. However, I did not see the section that it had to be cancelled by 1:00 a.m. on that date. I cancelled at 9:00 a.m. that day but because it was 8 hours after the 1:00 a.m. deadline, the hotel would not budge on even a partial refund. I was charged the entire rate. Very misleading cancellation policy to list a certain date and then only allow cancellation up to the first hour of that day. Given that they had 5 more days before the reservation, I am sure they ended up renting the room and doubling their money. I will be staying elsewhere when I head back up to that area for my meeting and any future work or pleasure.

They have done a great job updating the rooms and Lobby. They have a little more to do. One of the best things is it's across the street from the best restaurant in town (JT Basque) The night/ morning Clark was not the friendless. The continental breakfast was something to avoid. Oatmeal or fruit parfait and fresh coffee

I booked a room for a business trip and had a good stay. I had a room with two queens and non-smoking. It was clean and well appointed. I needed a clothes iron and the iron with a board was brought to the room in a timely manner. It had the usual amenities plus had good desk service 24/7. I'd stay here again especially because they are pet friendly.

Unassuming from the front, but once you walk into the lobby you notice what a nice job updating they did. The rooms are very pleasant, clean, comfortable beds with a modern rustic feel. Great location - you can walk to many tasty restaurants. Complimentary light breakfast of oatmeal and yogurt/fruit parfaits. Pet friendly. Very nice for a little town.

Very nice room upstairs our first night but my 11 year old Rottwieller had trouble climbing the steps. We asked to change and the staff went out of their way to help us. Both rooms were extremely comfortable and the beds were great. I am very happy with that stay and recommend this place to anyone.

We wanted to go to the famous "Candy Dance" but we're having difficulty finding a dog friendly hotel. We were pleasantly surprised to find the Historian. We have stayed at dog friendly hotels and were very disappointed. Alas here is one that takes pride in cleanliness. Thank goodness , we will be able to come back here with our dog and now being able to attend the Candy Dance next September!

I don't know about other rooms but our room, #214 was very nice. It was a large 2 Queen beds, nice comfy chair, table with 2 chairs, micro-wave and small fridge. Nicely decorated. Large bathroom area. Nice flat screen TV and other little touches. The staff at check-in was very pleasant and helpful when we needed him. We did not eat breakfast, Oatmeal and small pastries but we did get our coffee downstairs.

This is my second time I have stayed here there was a thick layer of dust on the microwave in may room. I was supposed to stay for 4 days but an emergence with my dog, so I had to leave a day early, but still charge for the room. I will not stay here again the because of dirty room and room charge for room for early departure.

1427 US Highway 395 N Gardnerville NV

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour business center
  • Free bike rentals

Located in South Lake Tahoe, Historian Inn is adjacent to Sharkey's Casino and within a 5-minute walk of Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center. This 33-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a 24-hour business center. It's in the historical district and also near Lampe Park and Carson Valley Casino.


All of Historian Inn's 33 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and first-run movies. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards.

Property features

Historian Inn features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center. Free parking is available if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free use of bicycles, a computer station, and express check-out.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 85 reviews