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Blue Jay Lodge

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Rancho Cordova
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is a bit old & worn, but the nice timber, slanted ceiling added to the rustic appeal. We stayed on the bottom floor and were able to park right next to our room. Breakfast was coffee, orange juice, donuts, dry cereal, apple & bananas while it lasts. So go early. Room was relatively clean. Basic motel for a...

Thank joanne C
Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A smallish motel next to South Lake Tahoe, CA. A short walk to lakefront and Nevada side casinos. The room itself was quite small. When you turned the faucet on it was like a waterfall was unleashed. But after all it was dirt cheap. So I can't really complain.

Thank Jan R
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This hotel is on a quiet street a block west of Lake Tahoe Blvd which makes it perfect to unpack and forget about the hassle of driving once you arrive, if you don't mind walking into town. Our room was average in size with a comfortable bed, a warm heater equipped with a fridge and a microwave. We enjoyed our...

Thank Kevin G
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed last week at Blue Jay Lodge.The reception is very friendly and will answer your queries about SLT. The room is clean and come with breakfast.We stayed in big room with 3 queen beds. The property location is very near the Harvey's and Harrahs. recommended and will return again.

Thank Airwind157
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This has an excellent location to the casinos- just one block away. The breakfast is simple: donuts, bananas, cereal, tea and coffee. The rooms are always clean. The only thing that bothers me is the stream of light from outdoors that comes into your room. It's never totally dark which makes it a little harder to fall asleep. Other than...

Thank Theresa R
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We were delighted with our accommodation and had a most enjoyable stay. Brilliantly handy to the centre of town and a short walk from the lake. The room was Large, comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was unexpected and most welcome. Staff were welcoming and helpful. I would commend this motel/ Lodge to others without hesitation

Thank Colin G
Fresno, California
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Room was an excellent value and the front desk reception was great. 1 minute walk to casino, 3 minute drive to Edgewood golf course, 3 minute walk to public access beach, 5 minute walk (due to construction and traffic lights) to Heavenly Gondola and numerous restaurants. Parking is tight if you have a very large vehicle - 4 door full...

Thank sean3192
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Everything in Lake Tahoe is expensive. We found the blue jay on Priceline for a reasonable rate for an overnight stay. We booked the room and was glad we did. We were able to walk to the water front and on the way stopped to hear live music. The room was clean and comfortable. I would stay here again.

Thank Humbleweeds2015
Carbondale, Colorado
Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you only need a place to sleep and are less than particular, the Blue Jay will do. The only up side is it is a convenient location. The motel is very dated and doubt that it has ever been updated. I'm not sure why it got a better rating online than I am willing to give it?

Thank Fred J
Ceres, California
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My 1st nights stay (Thurs.) was surprisingly decent for the price-around $65.00 for a queen. Upon check-in they said I was upgraded to a king-it was on the bottom floor, close to the office, & very roomy. Seemed to be a handicap room as the bathroom was very spacious also. Nice updates-flatscreen tv, frig/freezer, microwave, coffee maker. The next 2...

Thank Rini_6W

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Blue Jay Lodge

Address: 4133 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6952
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: €39 - €245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Jay Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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“Lower level, handicap room at front of motel, very spacious.”
Rini_6W, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Look at all reviews very closely.”
lsimmons1741, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Choose 2nd floor to avoid hearing footsteps and can climb stairs. Near stairs you will hear footfalls.”
VivianB602, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Any other hotel would be better.”
  • Room looking nothing like advertised
  • Not a heater. There is no heat in the bedroom.
  • Unfinished remodel
  • Exposed outlet in ceiling inside shower
  • Trashed carpet
  • Dirty sink IN bedroom
  • Dirty floors
  • Missing light and unfinished remodel.
422nancyk, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Do not let them put you in the back portion of the motel. Those rooms are especially old and decrepit.”
smarty74, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
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