Tahoe Trailhead

2 stars
3892 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.3
out of 5
36 reviews
Needs upgrade

I did not see any bed bugs, like they said in other reviews, the rooms are clean, the continental... See full review

  • aryankatil
  • Aug 15, 2012
clean, clean, clean

The guys in the front were very friendly and prompt to give me my room in a very cold weather, they... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Dec 28, 2008
Less than a mile to Heavenly Mountain Resort, casinos

Located in the heart of the South Lake Tahoe action, the Vagabond Inn offers a seasonal heated pool for guests, along with Jacuzzi tubs in many rooms. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and free parking.

Highlights
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Walking distance to attractions in South Lake Tahoe
  • Pet-friendly
  • Connecting rooms available
Rooms

Vagabond Inn guests have access to free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Jacuzzi tubs are available in some rooms, and connecting rooms are available. Rooms include cable television and free local calls, and many have in-room spas.

Features

The Vagabond Inn motel, right on Lake Tahoe Boulevard, is walking distance to everything that brings visitors to South Lake Tahoe. From the beach to the skiing and snowboarding, it's all less than a mile away from the Vagabond Inn. Guests can walk to dozens of restaurants, enjoy the beaches of Lake Tahoe and try their luck in the casinos. Free parking and pet-friendly rooms are available (fees apply), and children under 18 stay free with a parent.

Transportation
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport (55 mi/86 km)
Attractions
  • Skiing/snowboarding (0.5 mi/0.7 km)
  • Golf (1.2 mi/2.0 km)
  • Zephyr Cove water sports (4.1 mi/6.7 km)
  • Emerald Bay (11 mi/17 km)

Tahoe Trailhead Rooms

ECONOMY - MOTEL
Non-smoking King size bed clean comfortable room with micro/refrigerator, iron/board available, hair dryer.
ECONOMY - MOTEL
Non-smoking 2 double beds clean comfortable room with micro/refrigerator, hair dryer, iron/board available.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
General
Pet friendly
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

38.9523 -119.9485
Area served
South Lake Tahoe.
Nearby airports
Tahoe International Airport.
Area description
Located in picturesque South Lake Tahoe, a half mile from the Stateline Casino, Lake Tahoe Beaches, and Heavenly Ski Area.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0300
Check-out:
1100

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 (36)

Ratings and reviews for Tahoe Trailhead

Overall score

2.3 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
2.3
Room cleanliness:
2.6
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2.4
Location:
3.8
Value:
2.5

33% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Tahoe Trailhead

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
bliu
Business
San Jose
Sep 9, 2013

good position

good position, not room is not good enough. To save money, taking this hotel is not bad.

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

Business

Review of Tahoe Trailhead

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bliu
Business
San Jose
Sep 9, 2013

good position

Really a good position. near to ski ground and lake. But room is not clean. To save money, this hotel is not bad.

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

Business

Review of Tahoe Trailhead

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
aryankatil
Business
Modesto, CA
Aug 15, 2012

Needs upgrade

I did not see any bed bugs, like they said in other reviews, the rooms are clean, the continental breakfast with hot coffee, muffins and orange juice, you can park your car right in front of your door and you don't have to pay for vallet in hotels. The bathroom is uncomphortable and small, has shower only, no buthtub. The internet is sometimes very fast some times very slow. It's good to stay for 1-2 days, I paid $48 per night. I recomend to everyone to stay there, Ther are refrigerartor and microwave without extra charge.

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

Business

Review of Tahoe Trailhead

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
BREE BEE
Business
FRESNO CA
May 29, 2012

PRETTY GROSS

I CHECKED INTO THIS HOTEL ONLY BECAUSE IT WAS THE CHEAPEST ONE I FOUND ONLINE. I GOT A NON-SMOKING ROOM AND IT SMELLED LIKE IF THAT ROOM WAS DESIGNATED FOR SMOKERS, OR LIKE THATS WHERE THEY TESTED CIGARRETS BEFORE SELLING THEM TO THE PUBLIC. EVERYTHING IN THE ROOM LOOKED DIRTY AND OLD, THE ONLY THING THAT WASNT BAD WAS THE BED. AT LEAST THE BLANKETS WERENT VISIBLY DIRTY AND SMELLED DESENT!

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

Business

Review of Tahoe Trailhead

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
lachika023
Business
south lake tahoe
May 29, 2012

only worth it for the location

Below average. In the description it says free continental breakfast but there was none. Pool and jacuzzi were dirty and not functioning

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

Business

Review of Tahoe Trailhead

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dissapointed Travelersss
Business
Sacramento, CA
May 8, 2012

You get what you pay for

We were planning on spending the night in Tahoe; however, after entering our room, we decided to drive back home. next time, we are paying more money for a nicer hotel.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't go to Tahoe during the off season.

Review of Tahoe Trailhead

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
loulo
Business
burlingame
Aug 3, 2011

FULL WITH BED BUGS

I rated "Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe" and gave it 1 stars[...].FULL WITH BED BUGSMy family and I decided to take a mini vacation to Lake Tahoe for the weekend. We checked many different hotels in the South Tahoe area and searched for the best hotels in that area. Unfortunately, we did not check the reviews first and ended up getting totally dissapointed with our choice. Our goal was to get hotel close to everything and somewhere convenient. To our dismay we were extremely upset of the events that occurred after leaving a extremely dirty, poorly taken care of, disgusting odors and ended up in the hospital/clinic the following Monday. Bed bug bites all over my family including my sister in law who was also with us. We confronted the owner the evening of our stay and was offered a room that was just as nasty as the first room so we declined the offer to switch rooms. We stayed on a Saturday night and left Sunday morning. Monday morning we woke up with bites and a rash all over our bodies. This has to be one of the worst hotels that we have ever had in our travels. As, mentioned we did not check the reviews prior had we done that we would of never checked into this hotel and there was no possibility of us knowing about this horrible place especially when you see the pictures of the hotel online it truly is not what it represented. We wanted to go to the hot tub upon arrival however it was filthy and full of nasty hairs and dirt...we went to the front office to ask if someone could clean it and we were able to get someone to clean it right away and he stated he would call us when it was ready...we got a call alright but not good..we were told the hot tub is clean but the pump is broke...wow...what a bad weekend in a nasty dump!!!

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

Business

Review of Tahoe Trailhead

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Burlingame, CA
Aug 2, 2011

FULL WITH BED BUGS

My family and I decided to take a mini vacation to Lake Tahoe for the weekend. We checked many different hotels in the South Tahoe area and searched for the best hotels in that area. Unfortunately, we did not check the reviews first and ended up getting totally dissapointed with our choice. Our goal was to get hotel close to everything and somewhere convenient. To our dismay we were extremely upset of the events that occurred after leaving a extremely dirty, poorly taken care of, disgusting odors and ended up in the hospital/clinic the following Monday. Bed bug bites all over my family including my sister in law who was also with us. We confronted the owner the evening of our stay and was offered a room that was just as nasty as the first room so we declined the offer to switch rooms. We stayed on a Saturday night and left Sunday morning. Monday morning we woke up with bites and a rash all over our bodies. This has to be one of the worst hotels that we have ever had in our travels. As, mentioned we did not check the reviews prior had we done that we would of never checked into this hotel and there was no possibility of us knowing about this horrible place especially when you see the pictures of the hotel online it truly is not what it represented. We wanted to go to the hot tub upon arrival however it was filthy and full of nasty hairs and dirt...we went to the front office to ask if someone could clean it and we were able to get someone to clean it right away and he stated he would call us when it was ready...we got a call alright but not good..we were told the hot tub is clean but the pump is broke...wow...what a bad weekend in a nasty dump!!!

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

Business

Review of Tahoe Trailhead

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
pstlpat
Business
manteca, ca
Jul 31, 2011

WHERE'S THE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST?

Dog friendly, but hardly any grass, office was closed at 7am, so not sure where the continental breakfast and coffee was, musty smell in room, bed in dire need of being replaced. Not worth $100. Maybe $60, tops.

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

Business

Review of Tahoe Trailhead

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
pstlpat
Business
manteca, ca
Jul 30, 2011

not worth it

went to visit with friends, so didn't want to pay to much. This is suppose to be dog friendly, but had very little grass. Funny smell in the room, the bed was extremely uncomfortable. This place maybe worth $60, but no more. Coffee is suppose to be in lobby, but lobby was closed @ 7am.

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

Business

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