Rate based on Check-in: Dec 9, 2014 Check-out: Dec 11, 2014

Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

2 stars
4130 Manzanita Ave South, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
23 reviews
RedWing13

Great value for the price. Location is superb, close to pretty much everything. See full review

  • Redwing13
  • Nov 17, 2014
fantastic

we (the family) had a great time at this hotel. Everything, included the swimming pool, were clean. See full review

  • la fea
  • Aug 2, 2011
Blocks from Lake Tahoe, surrounded by pines, near golf, gaming and more

The cozy Ambassador Motor Lodge is nestled in a pine and poplar forest just blocks away from Lake Tahoe. Guests visit for the golf, the gambling and, of course, the snow sports. There is more to do within one mile of this motel than there is time to do on a one-week vacation, including skiing and snowboarding, golf, kayaking and fishing and gambling.

Highlights
  • Heated pool with children's wading pool (seasonal)
  • 10-minute walk to Heavenly Mountain Resort gondola and casinos
  • Private beach access
Rooms

The 82 spacious rooms are decorated with floral and chintz and feature color televisions, coffee-makers, irons and ironing boards. Microwave ovens and refrigerators are available upon request (fee applies). Adjoining rooms are available for families and groups.

Features

The Ambassador is an ideal spot to begin any Lake Tahoe adventure. From snow sports and water sports to golf or gambling, it's all within walking distance of this old-fashioned motel. Be sure to ask for discount lift tickets in the lobby.

Transportation
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport (56 mi/96 km)
Attractions
  • Boating (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Fishing (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Snowshoeing (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Skiing (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Snowmobiling (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Golf (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
Policies and fees
  • Pet-friendly rooms available (restrictions and fees apply)
  • Free parking
  • Children under 16 are free with an adult
  • Guests arriving after 10 p.m. must arrange for late check-in
  • All rooms are non-smoking
Policies and fees
  • Pet-friendly rooms available (restrictions and fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge Rooms

Queen w/Microwave and Fridge
Large 1 Queen-Micro-Fridge-Priv Bath-Sit Area Balcony-Free Coffee/Park/Calls-Cable TV-Radio
Double Queen Standard
Double Queen-Balcony-Private Bath-Sitting Area Cable TV-Fridge-Free Coffee/Parking/Calls-WIFI
Double Queen w/Microwave and Fri
Double Queen-NS-Micro-Fridge-Priv Bath-Sit Area Balcony-Cable TV-Free Coffee/PKG/Calls-Radio
Honeymoon Suite
Honeymoon STE-NS-1KG-Open FP-Priv Bath-WIFI Flat Cable TV-Sit Area-Free Coffee/PARK-Balcony
Queen-Kitchen
Large 1 Queen-Kitchen-Sitting Area-Balcony Priv Bath-Free Coffee/Park-WIFI-Cable TV-Radio
Queen Standard
Queen Standard-Private Bath-Balcony-Fridge Cable TV-Free Coffee/PKG/LC LD Calls-WIFI
Double Queen Kitchen
Double Queen-NS-Separate Kitchen-Private Bath Cable TV-Free Coffee/PKG/Calls-Balcony on Reqst

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
24 hour security
Phone service
Activities
Heated pool
Children's activities
Picnic area/tables
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
Guest laundromat
Multilingual
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Conference facilities
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire place
Sitting area
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

38.9601 -119.9451
Nearby airports
(RNO), 56.00, MI;
Area description
Tourist site

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (23)

Ratings and reviews for Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 23
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.3

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Redwing13
Business
San Jose, CA
Nov 17, 2014

RedWing13

Great value for the price. Location is superb, close to pretty much everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
MT Super Mom
Business
Sacramento, CA
Aug 10, 2014

Concert Night

Only good thing about this hotel is its location. Other than that it disparately needs an update. Rooms look like they haven't had anything done to them since the 60's. Old carpet, old, old bathroom (blue sink & toilet??), no clock, very small old tv, and no a/c. Needed a place for one night to attend a concert at Harvey's so fortunately did not spend much time at our hotel. They had a continental breakfast but we did go. Try to find another hotel near the same location if you can. We don't plan on going back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TALG
Business
Santa Clara, CA
Jul 30, 2014

Nice staff, access to private beach

Overall, a good stay. Rooms were clean and neat, staff very friendly and helpful. Room got extraordinarily hot, but daytime temperatures were in high 90s during our stay which isn't typical of Tahoe. Couldn't find any air conditioning or heater, which could be problematic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vikramd
Business
San Francisco, CA
Jul 29, 2014

Decent stay for a reasonable price!

We had to do a last minute booking and this place came in handy. Great place for the price you pay! The rooms were clean, location is good. We liked the location of this motel; it’s nice and calm and has more of a residential feel to it. There is not much vehicular movement in and around this place and hence you will not be disturbed by noises coming from the street. The rooms do not have an air conditioner, if you can’t live without an AC in summer, this place is not for you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Quelita
Business
Folsom, California
Jul 28, 2014

not worth it!

the place was ok but their price for that weekend was way to much for what it really is. they didn't even give us towels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Smize
Business
Fresno, CA
Jul 28, 2014

Needs updating!

The only thing positive I can say about this room was the location. Walking distance to beach or casinos. Room is very old and needs updating - especially the bedding. The check in was very slow with only one person working on an old computer. Would not recommend unless desperate like we were.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
travelling with elderly
Business
east bay, California
May 27, 2014

Tahoe getaway

We stayed at this hotel during the memorial day weekend. The hotel was calm and the staff was good, they were courteous enough to change the room to a lower level room as we were traveling with elderly. The heater was broken in the room and the temperature was 80 degrees however the staff was kind enough to provide us with 2 fans.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ReviewPerson
Business
Palo Alto, California
Feb 3, 2014

Does the job, close to Gondola base

This place oes the job, close to Gondola base, comfortable clean room, nothing fancy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Heavenly Gondola Base

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Eugene A
Business
San Francisco
May 28, 2013

Just what I expected

My experience was pretty good. I was looking for some basic lodging near the casinos - and that's exactly what I got. The room was pretty basic - ancient CRT TV, decent size bath-tub, and the hot water worked well. The rooms aren't very sound-proof, but I generally sleep with ear-plugs, so that wasn't an issue for me. They have free wifi - but the signal strength in my room was so bad that it was faster to use 3G. Not too many frills here - but the location is great, service is friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jules89
Business
Sacramento, CA, USA
Mar 5, 2012

decent for the price, smelled like smoke, outdated

outdated, smelled like smoke even though it was a nonsmoking room. but for the relatively low price i guess thats what you should expect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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