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Location was convenient. All I needed was a bed, so that was nice. But the room was a bit used up and it made me feel cheap.

The people working the front desk were very rude and the room was dirty. Several burn marks on the carpet. However, the price was very affordable.

There was NEVER anyone in the lobby. No breakfast was provided, and even one morning they never opened when they were supposed to. 7am to 9am on Saturday, yet it never opened, which meant no breakfast. On Sunday they were open, no one was attending the lobby and there was still no breakfast.

Second floor room with single queen bed, mini fridge, no ac, also had a pullout bed/couch in room. ~30-40" TV, great water pressure, pool, continental breakfast on weekends, Lake Tahoe beach access pass was included ($8 value per person). Walking distance to many restaurants, shopping, the lake, casinos, hikes etc... Overall great value and enjoyed the somewhat dated but inexpensive and comfortable accommodations.

Great location. 5 mins walk to Heavenly. Very quiet. Room is spacious and clean. Everything is functioning. The heater works but it’s a bit cold. Good toilet with hot water and free toiletries (many other budget inns do not provide these). The owner is very kind and friendly. I was very happy with my stay as this place was the cheapest place I could find for weekend and it offered much more value than many other more expensive places.

HOrrible room next to trash and all the hotel junk they had laying around. The sign on the pool said 9am to 9 pm and the lady yelled at another guest telling her that the pool was not open till 11 if this is true they really need to take the sign down . The people that run this motel we're very unprofessional they were suppose to have breakfast at 9am they didn't open till 9:18 people were upset one man had a job in town and was relying on eating there before work . The ladies that run the motel were smoking under are room and the smell was going into are room all day the side we were on was suppose to me non smoking .

No Air conditioning, room are small and stuff. Bathroom fixtures were broken, turn sink on and water sprays up and back at you. Bed saggy in middle and just uncomfortable!! Sheet were stained, I slept on top of comforter, room stayed 80+ degrees all night. No screens on windows.. Hotel charged a resort fee, sounded like a scam to me.

Clean, but very basic, budget room. Parking lot gets busy. Large pine cones everywhere, which may be a problem if it drops on your car. Person at the reception was helpful and gave us ground floor room when we requested at a last minute.

Free breakfast not exist, anybody clean the room, restroom with water problems. Broken blanket, disgusting shampoo... the worst place in the world.. not kidding

I stayed at this place for only one night and I had a very good experience. This is a great choice for what you paid for, considering my room turned out to be $38. I recommend this place!

The bottom line is that if your uptight and expecting a corporate hotel/motel expirence here you will be disappointed. However, if your an expirenced budget traveler with less hangups you likely won't be be let down. It's a hot shower and a warm room, you can save your money for the lift tickets.

Very basic hotel at a very basic price. Maid service is only every 3 days. Breakfast is only on the weekends. Rooms were clean and dated in good condition. We could hear the live music from the beer garden behind the hotel and that turned out to be a great little spot with good music every night (no music after 10pm). The location is great with the casinos about 2 blocks away. I felt safe walking around in the evenings.

The person working the front desk was rude and slow. She took several minutes to process a simple reservation. The room was tattered and dirty. There was no soap in the shower. The remote to the TV was broken. The Tv appeared to be at least 20 years old and received only 5 channels. The windows had no locks and there were people outside my window all hours of the night. This was probably the worst motel I have stayed in, even motels in mexico were better.

It was dissapointing. There were homeless people hanging around.

Staff was on top of everything, would have been nice if the pool was ready but there is always plenty to do in the area. This is a larger facility and well monitored for security and safety of guests.

Easy check in, quiet ......but there was no refrigerator or microwave

Rooms are quaint. Old school bathroom is well kept. TV has no guide and Internet doesn't work. Great if you are trying to be near the casinos but don't want to pay a lot.

The hotel is very old and rooms are not very clean. The heating cannot be controlled for each room. We had the thermostat setting to the lowest still the room temp was above 80 degrees at night.

Got to check in early - that was nice. Asked for and got a blow-dryer. Was told to return it to the desk instead of leaving it in the room (why?). Assigned upstairs room and not asked preference. Our room backed up to next-door motel and guests were loud all day and night. Vanity light over table did not work, and we tried with bulbs that did work. For most of the electrical outlets, only bottom plug worked. I could make coffee OR charge my phone - not both at same time. Same for microwave and fridge - only one can be plugged in at a time! Obvious prior roof leaks, and mold around one stained area. Water pressure was amazingly fast/hard, and temperature could get scalding hot. Water temperature was not always maintained when taking shower, and drain was very slow, so stood in dirty shower water. It was obvious that they're remodeling rooms and updating furniture from 1950s. Did not get coffee packet second day - had to ask. Only given one little bar of soap to share with sink and shower. TV reception was not too good on most channels. However, for the price and location, it's acceptable, and this is our typical experience here. We checked out on a Monday morning around 11 a.m. and office was closed, so had to go back upstairs and leave blow dryer in room. When we got back to our vehicle to leave (again), office was open - seriously!

Manzanita Ave South Lake Tahoe CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village
  • Free continental breakfast on weekends
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Lakeside Park, Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. This 57-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served on weekends from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 57 rooms provide coffee makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans. 32-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi.


Property features

Guests of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and coffee in a common area. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff that can answer questions about the accommodations, services, and more. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Standard Double Queens

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Honeymoon Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofabed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Double Queens w/ Full Kitchen

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Everyone (20) Couples (8) Students (1) Family (9) Other (2) Friends (5)
4
Everyone

Location was convenient. All I needed was a bed, so that was nice. But the room was a bit used up and it made me feel cheap.

By on Apr 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2019

thank you

1
Everyone

By on Feb 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2019

thank you

2
Everyone

The people working the front desk were very rude and the room was dirty. Several burn marks on the carpet. However, the price was very affordable.

By , from SF on Nov 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 4, 2018

we have changed staff since then and hope you give us an opportunity to see you again and fix the problem

2
Everyone

There was NEVER anyone in the lobby. No breakfast was provided, and even one morning they never opened when they were supposed to. 7am to 9am on Saturday, yet it never opened, which meant no breakfast. On Sunday they were open, no one was attending the lobby and there was still no breakfast.

By , from Tahoe on Nov 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 4, 2018

sorry we have made changes to our staff and have fixed the problem hope to see you back thank you

4
Everyone

Second floor room with single queen bed, mini fridge, no ac, also had a pullout bed/couch in room. ~30-40" TV, great water pressure, pool, continental breakfast on weekends, Lake Tahoe beach access pass was included ($8 value per person). Walking distance to many restaurants, shopping, the lake, casinos, hikes etc... Overall great value and enjoyed the somewhat dated but inexpensive and comfortable accommodations.

By , from CA on Jul 8, 2018

5

great location

Everyone

Great location. 5 mins walk to Heavenly. Very quiet. Room is spacious and clean. Everything is functioning. The heater works but it’s a bit cold. Good toilet with hot water and free toiletries (many other budget inns do not provide these). The owner is very kind and friendly. I was very happy with my stay as this place was the cheapest place I could find for weekend and it offered much more value than many other more expensive places.

By , from San Jose on Mar 13, 2018

2
Everyone

HOrrible room next to trash and all the hotel junk they had laying around. The sign on the pool said 9am to 9 pm and the lady yelled at another guest telling her that the pool was not open till 11 if this is true they really need to take the sign down . The people that run this motel we're very unprofessional they were suppose to have breakfast at 9am they didn't open till 9:18 people were upset one man had a job in town and was relying on eating there before work . The ladies that run the motel were smoking under are room and the smell was going into are room all day the side we were on was suppose to me non smoking .

By on Jul 10, 2017

1

hotel hell

Everyone

No Air conditioning, room are small and stuff. Bathroom fixtures were broken, turn sink on and water sprays up and back at you. Bed saggy in middle and just uncomfortable!! Sheet were stained, I slept on top of comforter, room stayed 80+ degrees all night. No screens on windows.. Hotel charged a resort fee, sounded like a scam to me.

By , from L on Jul 10, 2017

3
Everyone

Clean, but very basic, budget room. Parking lot gets busy. Large pine cones everywhere, which may be a problem if it drops on your car. Person at the reception was helpful and gave us ground floor room when we requested at a last minute.

By on Mar 17, 2017

1

the worst hotel in the world!

Everyone

Free breakfast not exist, anybody clean the room, restroom with water problems. Broken blanket, disgusting shampoo... the worst place in the world.. not kidding

By , from US on Feb 1, 2017

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