Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe

2375 Lake Tahoe BoulevardSouth Lake Tahoe96150USA
Show more hotels

About Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe

Enjoy the beautiful scenery and great outdoors of northern California on a budget at Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe. It offers unpretentious accommodation beside US Route 50 about two miles from the lakeshore.

Modest air-conditioned rooms feature an en suite bathroom, cable TV with free expanded channels, free local calls and paid Wi-Fi. Selected rooms include microwaves and fridges. Accessible rooms are available.

Facilities include a launderette, 24-hour reception and heated outdoor swimming pool. Kids can stay free at this pet-friendly property.

Vending machines are available at reception, where morning coffee is free. There are various dining options located within one mile.

Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe is about five miles from Heavenly Mountain Resort for ski slopes and about ten minutes’ drive from Stateline, Nevada, for casinos. Mountain biking and hiking trails are located within striking distance and Lake Tahoe Airport is about five minutes’ drive away.


2375 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150, USA
Telephone: +1(530)5421400 | Fax: +1(530)5422801 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Handy roadside location

This motel's just off US Route 50 in South Lake Tahoe proved popular with guests as it offered easy access to downtown, casinos and golf courses. Those in town to experience the great outdoors appreciated the proximity to ski resorts and outdoor recreation sites. Furthermore, gas stations, convenience stores and dining options were plentiful nearby.

Cheap and cheerful

Reviewers often said the rooms were utilitarian but clean and comfortable enough for a shorter stay. The motel appealed to budget-conscious visitors, many of whom felt they got value for money as rates were usually reasonable. Guests liked the way some rooms had views of the surrounding scenery; the option to add microwaves and fridges was also welcomed. The free parking was a bonus as were the pleasant outdoor heated pool and pet-friendly policy.

Staff were friendly

Reviewers often paid tribute to the customer service, frequently describing personnel as helpful, welcoming and friendly. Check-in was reportedly hassle-free for most guests. However, some reviewers faced check-in delays while housekeeping got their rooms ready.

Negative Reviews

Wi-Fi fees were a downer

Not only were reviewers unhappy about being charged extra fees for Wi-Fi access, but also there were reports that the network was dogged by sluggish speeds and spotty coverage.

Nuisance noise and odors

Occasional traffic noise and sounds from adjacent rooms were sometimes audible for light sleepers, who often blamed thin walls for their plight. Meanwhile, there were also claims of annoying pet odors and smoky smells in some parts of the building.

Some maintenance and cleanliness grumbles

Critics felt some of the rooms would benefit from further updating to address issues like dated decor, tired-looking furniture, marked walls, aging carpets, old TVs and malfunctioning air-conditioning and heating. Dirty bathrooms, mold and stained bedding were among the cleanliness issues guests occasionally faced.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1440 reviews across the web
6.7 /10
  • Expedia
    6.6 /10
    6.6 /10
  • Zoover
    6.0 /10
    6.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.2 /10
6.7 out of 10 based on 1440 reviews