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Thunderchief Inn - South Lake Tahoe

1008 Echo Road, South Lake Tahoe, California, 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 car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

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 comfortable 2-star Thunderchief Inn offers 24-hour front desk, room service and ironing service. Founded in 1955, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2001.

Thunderchief Inn enjoys its location walk from ski resorts. The center of South Lake Tahoe is 4 km away from the venue.

This hotel is conveniently based near lakes and mountains.

Reno/Tahoe airport is within a 65 km distance from the hotel.

Rooms

The rooms in Thunderchief Inn are fitted with free Wi-Fi, pay TV, multi-channel television, a refrigerator and a dressing area. They are furnished with a traditional décor.

Eat & Drink

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill pampers guests with American dishes and lies within 200 meters of the property.

Services

The on-site comforts include a free car park and a designated area for smoking.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a casino, a patio and a library. Thunderchief Inn offers sports activities including snow skiing, hiking and bowling.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   15.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • On-site car park
  • 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

  • Continental breakfast

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino
  • Library

Room features

  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 1 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Children above
12 years or adults
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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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

Thunderchief Inn photos Room
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
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  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Thunderchief Inn photos Room
Deluxe Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service

Thunderchief Inn Location

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Local attractions

  • The Gondola at Heavenly1.3 mi
    Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe
  • Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park2.2 mi
    811 Lakeview Ave
  • Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina3.5 mi
    P.O. Box 1961, Zephyr Cove
  • South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena1.7 mi
    1176 Rufus Allen Blvd
  • Pope Beach3.5 mi
    Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe

Near the hotel

  • Skyhawk Lane & Red Poets1200 ft
    1001 Heavenly Village Way Ste 31
  • Shoreline Of Tahoe Store2000 ft
    4100 Lake Tahoe Blvd Building B, Unit 1

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

Thunderchief Inn Reviews

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

6.0
GoodBased on25 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, California, United States, 96150

Get directions
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