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Tillamook, Oregon
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The cabins and rooms at the Lodge are comfy and cozy. Older hotel with lots of character. Beach behind cabins right on the lake great place to sit and watch the sunset. Everyone very friendly and attentive. We will definitely return.

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Franciscan, Kathy! Our location in Tahoe Vista is close to many of Tahoe's premier attractions, and all reservations include access to our private beach and pier. We agree that it's the perfect place to enjoy one of Tahoe's beautiful sunsets! We also pride ourselves on offering...

Eureka CA
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I am giving two stars because of the misleading advertising associated with this listing. If I had actually stayed in a lakeside cabin, as I thought I had booked, I would have given 5 stars. Before writing this review, I checked the Travelocity and Booking.com listings and Google maps. 99% of the indications are that any room you book is...

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some time to share some of the highlights and shortcomings of your recent stay here. It came to our attention recently that the room descriptions found on some online booking agents was misleading, and we have submitted requests across all of the online channels that we sell our rooms on to change the verbiage so that...

Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went up to the North Shore for my birthday and stayed here. We got a studio lakeside cottage and we loved it! The well-equipped kitchenette was a great feature, and the nearby Safeway meant we can make our own meals and save some money. (Unlike our last trip to Stinson Beach where all the restaurants were...

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, and happy belated birthday! We are so glad to hear that your birthday weekend was memorable and fun, it sounds like you got to enjoy a lot of what North Tahoe has to offer! With kitchenettes in all rooms as well as a location close to many Tahoe...

Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at this charming lodge. If are going to stay in North lake tahoe this is the place. It was quiet and peaceful our whole stay. The bed was very comfortable and offered plenty of extra pillows and blankets. But laying in bed with that view is what makes this place.

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share some of the highlights of your recent stay at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. Many of our cabins offer amazing lake views, and all of them offer access to our private beach and pier, perfect for a relaxing Lake Tahoe getaway. Our location in Tahoe Vista is central to many amenities and Tahoe...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I rented a two bedroom for 6 nights. Even though I mentioned we are two families, they put us in an unit where the bathroom and shower was located in one of the room. So you will see how inconvenient it made for us. In order to take a shower in the morning you had to wait till everyone in...

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Franciscan. We do our best to accommodate our guests comfortably, and I am sorry to hear that your needs were not met during your stay. We will work with our front desk staff to train them to find solutions for guests whose rooms are not satisfactory. I have...

Yuba City, California
Reviewed 31 January 2016

GREAT PLACE atleast in #10. It was at end corner, (in summer would be different your deck stares in to neighbors living room like 4 ft way) This particular rental goes through VACASA, it's privately owned managed by VACASA. If you are needing a "guest services" type room VACASA is NOT for you. No new towels, yes it "was a...

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share some of the highlights and shortcomings of your stay at The Franciscan. Our cabins are individually owned, and some homeowners opt to rent through third parties, rather than The Franciscan Management Company. For those rooms rented through third parties, we do not provide the hotel amenities, so we do recommend booking through...

Oakdale, California
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Nice cabin-y room with gas burning fireplace. Bed comfortable. Kitchenette cute. We were across the road from the lake so no view, but since the snow was 2-3' high it was no problem. Parking right at the door.

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Franciscan. Not all of our rooms are on the lake, however, all guests do have access to our private beach and pier. We are so excited for the snow this year, and there are some great groomed trails at the Tahoe Regional Park located just up the street from our forest-side...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We had cabin #14 - lake view studio. It was perfect for 2 people. Our side side window had a great view of the beach and lake. There is a kitchenette with stove, range, sink, fridge, and dishwasher - perfect for cooking breakfast before hitting the slopes. There is a small kitchen table, 2 rocking chairs, and queen bed in...

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. Our location is ideal, with a private beach and pier, and we are only minutes away from some of Tahoe's premier attractions. All of our cabins come with fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, which is a great way to make some meals on your own. We do request that...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 January 2016

SOlid value..... Front desk service and availability rather spotty..........housekeeping schedule and extent needs to be communicated on front end. Have stayed there previously as well as at two competing similar a nd nearby places. That we return to Francisca speaks to its value, location and general satisfaction.

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing some of the highlights and shortcomings of your stay with us. The Franciscan does offer great value, with a great location and some of the best rates in the area. I will pass your comments on to our Front Desk Manager and our Housekeeping Manager so that we can improve communication in the future. Thank you...

Grass Valley, California
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I don't use the word charming to describe things. But that is exactly what the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge is! We stayed in unit 9, lakeside. There are Lakefront, Lakeside, and Forestside options. Lake front are 1-2 bedroom little cottages, very cute, but 400$ a night in Dec (2015), We opted for Lakeside, which are basically converted studio and 1 bedroom...

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Thank you for your glowing review of The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge! Our location right on the lake and within minutes of amenities and many Tahoe attractions is perfect for a getaway! All of our cabins come fully equipped, with all of the details to make you feel at home. We do host weddings here, with affordable lakefront wedding packages, and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Franciscan located in Tahoe Vista is your home away from home. With fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes in every room, resort-wide wireless access, comfortable accommodations, and access to our private beach and pier, make The Franciscan your destination for your next getaway. The Franciscan is located in the quiet town of Tahoe Vista, just a short drive to many of Tahoe's great attractions, including Sand Harbor, Thunderbird Mansion, Kings Beach, and some of Tahoe's premier ski resorts. We are also located across the street from the Tahoe Regional Park, which boasts miles of hiking or snowshoeing trails, a disc golf course, playgrounds, playing fields, and a sledding hill in the winter. Stay entertained at The Franciscan at our long, sandy beach, at the volleyball courts, or in the heated swimming pool. Unwind and have a relaxing evening at our barbecue area, with views of the lake. Boat buoys are also available to rent at an affordable rate for our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

Address: 6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe Vista
Price Range: €108 - €180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franciscan Lakeside Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Tahoe Vista
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“Don't come here”
 of 5 bubbles 855eranb, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the forest side seem to be more reasonably priced and quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles getawaycraig, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“14: good lake view between 2 cabins. 9: good view only when you stand. 20: narrow view+windows. 10-13, 21-29: lakefront/full views/costly”
 of 5 bubbles tripyrr, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Forest side good for families that would like grass/grounds for kids to be able to play.”
 of 5 bubbles aheap50, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Definitely choose a lakeside unit if you enjoy being near the water.”
  • Kitchenette and table
  • detail of towels, towel rack with alpine motif
  • Bathroom and storage
  • charming, cozy room
 of 5 bubbles StarLady99, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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