Rate based on Check-in: Apr 27, 2014 Check-out: Apr 28, 2014

Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

2 stars
4130 Manzanita Ave South, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
16 reviews
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
south lake tahoe ski trip

It is nice and front desk clerk is easy going See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Apr 24, 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
Continental breakfast
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:
02:00 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 (16)

Ratings and reviews for Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Overall score

2.9 / 5
16 out of 16
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.6

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

3
ReviewPerson
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
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Heavenly Gondola Base

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

3
Eugene A
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
Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

2
Jules89
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
Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

3
pgayen
Belmont, CA, USA
Mar 1, 2012

AWOL snow event gateway

The hotel was pretty nearby to the AWOL snow festival event at mont bleu. It has a spacious parking lot but a horrible wifi connectivity. In-room entertainment was too ordinary. The room charges are very low. Overall it is not bad for one night stopover for any event.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Mont Bleu Casino and its night club is a must visit

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

1
Ed A D
Bay Area Ca
Feb 27, 2012

You get what you pay for, don't expect anything special.

I booked knowing this was a motor lodge so I did not expect much. I was traveling alone and figured I could save a penny. Location was good, staff was friendly. Single queen bed sucked big time- I cannot stress this one enough / Managment must upgrade the mattresses. Toilet got plugged for no apparent reason and would not flush, called the front desk they put a plunger in my hand. Rowdy folks staying on both sides of my room, made for annoying nights. All in all room was clean and if you don't plan on staying in the room much then go for it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

3
RufusRex
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jan 23, 2012

Solid Value

Room was needing updating, but clean, staff friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

nicely placed

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

3
FamTravels
Rohnert Park, CA, USA
Jan 23, 2012

snow weekend

We came up for the night to play in the snow, We loved the location, two min. walk to stateline, havenly shops and resturants. Super friendly staff, was a quick trip but the room was good size, we have two boys. Clean and we will stay here again. You can't beat the price for the location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There's a great Pizza Hut just back up the main sreet. It's a great place to take your kids. good and not a lot of money. and the guys will love that it also a sports bar, lots of TVs

Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

1
Fig Newton
Los Angeles
Dec 7, 2011

OK value for the money

Price was cheap, so was the room. You get what you pay for. Not that clean, bed not comfortable. Gave me an uncomfortable feeling.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

4
la fea
Los Angeles
Aug 2, 2011

fantastic

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Sacramento
Jul 5, 2011

Great Hotel for the Price

I was very skeptical and hesitant about staying in a motel in this area (close to state line). Some seem so shady and low quality, I've stayed in two different motels in the area and was very disappointed. Since I was trying to save a little bit of money I decided to make my first gamble and stay here at the Ambassador. But to our surprise the Ambassador was very pleasant and very clean. I have to admit the room we stayed in was just newly renovated and some of the bathroom fixtures were obviously new. We stayed the weekend of 4th of July and our motel was very quiet considering while walking to the casinos other motels along the way had lots of 'partiers' and very loud. I thought for the cost and location it was a nice surprise. The only down fall was no air conditioning. My fiancée and I will definitely stay here again.

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