Thunderchief Inn - South Lake Tahoe

1008 Echo Road, South Lake Tahoe, United States, 96150  show map
 2 stars
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Thunderchief Inn - South Lake Tahoe

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Sports activities

Hiking

Cycling

Fishing

Horseback riding

Golf course

Bowling

Skiing

Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Wheelchair access

Overview

The 2-star Thunderchief Inn lies within 1.9 km from Lake Tahoe, Bijou Golf Course and Heavenly Ski Resort. The family hotel was built in 1955 and refurbished in 2001.

Thunderchief Inn enjoys its location minute walk from ski resorts. The venue is set within 4 km from South Lake Tahoe city center.

Placed near restaurants and golf courses, the hotel offers a casino, a patio and a library for on-site relaxation.

Thunderchief Inn can be reached in 65 minutes by car from Reno/Tahoe airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of queen room and deluxe queen room that come with traditional décor as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, a dressing room, pay TV, multi-channel TV and a refrigerator. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The property is located near highway, just about 250 meters from Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza and Starbucks serving a wide selection of dishes.

Services

Guests can avail of 24-hour front desk, ironing service and room service.

Relax

Thunderchief Inn offers sports activities including snow skiing, bowling and hiking.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   15.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • Room service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Casino
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Thunderchief Inn - South Lake Tahoe South Lake Tahoe location
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Hotel Address:

1008 Echo Road, South Lake Tahoe, United States, 96150

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City Center
  • South Lake Tahoe
    2.5 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Base Camp Pizza Co.
    1000 ft
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill (cuisine: American)
    700 ft
Ski areas
  • The Gondola at Heavenly
    1.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    15

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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Deluxe Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • South Tahoe Ice Arena1.7 mi

Places of interest

Sport related

  • The Gondola at Heavenly1.2 mi

Marina

  • Tahoe Queen3700 ft

Local attractions

  • Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park2.2 mi
    811 Lakeview Ave, South Lake Tahoe
  • Pope Beach3.5 mi
    Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe
  • Zephyr Cove Snowmobiling3.6 mi
    760 U.S. 50, Zephyr Cove
  • Tahoe Mountain Wedding Chapel2.7 mi
    2634 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe
  • Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina3.5 mi
    P.O. Box 1961, Zephyr Cove

Near the hotel

  • Van Sickle Bi-State Park1000 ft
    Montreal Road, South Lake Tahoe

    Restaurants nearby

    • Base Camp Pizza Co.1000 ft

      Address: 1001 Heavenly Villiage Way, Suite #25A
      Phone: 530 544-2273

      72% likes this, based on 357 reviews
      Price Range: USD 5 - USD 25

    • Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza800 ft

      Address: 4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd
      Phone: (530) 541-0813

      69% likes this, based on 94 reviews
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 11

    • Starbucks800 ft

      Address: 4000 S Lake Tahoe Blvd

      62% likes this, based on 38 reviews

    • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill700 ft

      Address: 3987 Lake Tahoe Blvd
      Phone: (530) 544-2113

      62% likes this, based on 89 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Driftwood Cafe1100 ft

      Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way
      Phone: (530) 544-6545

      80% likes this, based on 362 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  1 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      15
    Hotels nearby

    Thunderchief Inn Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thunderchief Inn

    Average guest rating

    6.0out of 10
    Good
    Based on 25 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Family with children
      3.8

      Price and location

      The rooms where not clean. We could hear voices all night from adjacent rooms. Had a very hard time adjusting the right water temperature of the shower. Overall I would never recommend this to anybody and will never stay at this place again.

    • Group of friends
      2.8

      There was hair in the bed. There are only two prong outlets in the entire room so charging a laptop is not possible. We were kept up all night by the people staying above us in a couple different rooms. The people at the front desk were initially nice but when we complained about the hair in the bed they said we will refund you now and you leave or stay and don't ask for a refund tomorrow. We had to argue with them just to give us clean sheets to remake the crappy bed.

    • Family with children
      8.8

      We arrived late at night so the desk clerk said we could check out at noon at no extra charge. She was very friendly & wanted to make sure the room was acceptable. It was excellent for the price. The motel was within walking distace of many tourist activities.

    • Family with children
      4.6

      It was very non expensive.

      The location was not very good. Many people passing by, wandering around, and the parking lot is right next to a very busy street. Didn't seem very safe. But once you're inside the room, you're fine.

    • Group of friends
      5.4

      Staff was friendly, room was as clean as I expected it to be.

      The carpets needed cleaning. The beds were old/uncomfortable. The decor was so out of date I took a picture and emailed it to friends with the text "LOL". The "window" was boarded up. The "breakfast included" meant a juice box and a danish from costco.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      I didn't have any problems when i stayed here and would stay here again if i needed too.

      The motel is a little close to a busy street and there can be some vehicle noise but i did not have any problem sleeping.

    • Family with children
      10.0

      close to casino

      shower head not good ,too sharp pressure

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      Cheap and clean hotel. Staff extremely kind. If you are looking a place near Lake Tahoe just to rest and travel around this is the place.

    • Family with children
      4.6

      It was definitely a cheaper end motel, but for the price it was clean enough to stay in for a night or two.

      Owners weren't overly friendly, the room had no amenities so to speak. Very old and a bit run down.

    • Couple
      5.8

      Nice staff

      The heater was off when we got to the room. We cranked the thermostat up to 75...after 2 hours of the heater going, the room had warmed to 55. We turned the heater to 90, it ran a bit and then shut off and would not come back on. We finally figured out that if you turn the thermostat all the way off and back up, it starts heating again, but will otherwise remain off. After another 2 hours I was finally not shivering. The shower was also low pressure and finicky. There was some hair in the sheets and comforter. The fridge froze our food. The walls are also quite thin.

    • Older travelers
      2.8

      Nothing is good.

      It was just waste of money and I advise you to delete this listing from your Booked.net

    • Group of friends
      3.2

      I chose it because it was the cheapest one. And then I figured out why. The hotel has no air conditioner. Has bed bugs. It stunk. Bed sheets were brown; very dirty place overall. Pay a little bit more, but book somewhere else. You will be glad you did!

    • Family with children
      3.2

      The room had a weird smell. The beds were uncomfortable. We could hear the noise coming from the room next door and roadway traffic. Rooms were simply outdated.

    • Family with children
      8.8

      Thunderchief Inn is a nice budget-friendly place with a great location and easy access to the local places for Lake Tahoe. The staff are very helpful and a pleasure to speak too during our stay.

    • Single
      6.6

      The motel is located next to the large shopping mall and casinos at the CA/NV state boundary.

      The quality and the cleanliness of the room isn't up to par, even for the (very low) standard of budget South Lake Tahoe motels. As a somewhat funny episode, the door of the room that I was initially assiged to broke off when I opened it, so I needed to move.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Thunderchief Inn - South Lake Tahoe South Lake Tahoe location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1008 Echo Road, South Lake Tahoe, United States, 96150

    Get directions
    City Center
    • South Lake Tahoe
      2.5 mi
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Base Camp Pizza Co.
      1000 ft
    • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill (cuisine: American)
      700 ft
    Ski areas
    • The Gondola at Heavenly
      1.3 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  1 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      15