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4.1 out of 5

"Very clean room recently updated. Friendly receptionist. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 25 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

Beach hotel near Lakeside Beach

In South Lake Tahoe

Within a 10-minute walk of this Lakeside Park hotel, you'll find Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Also, Lakeside Beach is within half a mile (1 km) and Heavenly Ski Resort is within 3 miles (5 km).

Outdoor pool

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. The front desk is staffed around-the-clock and free newspapers are on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 64 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and free long-distance calls are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$40* Per night/room Mar 3 - Mar 4

Standard Room, 2 King Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 3 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Blue Jay Lodge ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Blue Jay Lodge

Everyone (8) Students (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Very clean room recently updated. Friendly receptionist.

Posted by on Dec 25, 2019

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Dec 28, 2019 by Candy

Thank You

5 out of 5
Easy check in. Staff was friendly. Quiet. Room was cozy.

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 28, 2019 by Candy

Thank You Very Much

3 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018

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4 out of 5
Basic hotel with a friendly staff. The cost I thought was high but it is located in Lake Tahoe. The location was great for me because it put me close to all the activities in which I participated.

Posted by , from Point Pleasant, Pa. on Sep 13, 2018

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4 out of 5

Awesome hotel if on a budget!

Pros: Location, roominess, friendly staff
Cons: Maybe just checking that everything is in working order as the toilet knob was loose.Adding more child-friendly channels maybe? Parking is a bit tight
Location: Close to the lake and casinos!! Great location.
Our stay was overall great. The hotel is not extra fancy, but it was exactly what we needed for the price we were able to afford. The bed comfort was like a 6 out of 10. Good shower, had a small fridge and microwave and plenty of room. Good AC/Heating unit that kept us warm on cold nights. I enjoyed it. Very quiet overall and the housekeeping staff was very nice and attentive. Front desk staff was open to let us check in late as we arrived almost at midnight. I would definitely recommend if you are not looking for something super fancy.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017

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4 out of 5

Throwback to yesteryear

Pros: Close to Stateline action, easy to find (one block off Highway 50), quiet at night.
Cons: Not much, fine the way it was. Didn't rate it excellent because it's not exactly on a par with the fanciest hotels. But perfect for my needs.
Location: 2 blocks south of Lake Tahoe, 1 block from US 50 & the Nevada state line, need I say more? Skiing in the winter, hiking, and casino action.
The motel reminded me of travelling with my parents fifty years ago. Not in a bad way - quaint and pleasing. One story building, room had refrigerator and microwave (a bit of modernity), bathtub drain plug worked (so many of 'em don't these days), comfortable bed. Heating system was fine. Staff were very accommodating in allowing me a late check-in. There is no breakfast included but the Nevada casinos are literally a one-block walk away, with plenty of food and activity over the state line. Room rates extremely reasonable (end of season discount, perhaps). Also walking distance to a nice beach at Lake Tahoe where, apparently, weddings go on nonstop. There is a small swimming pool, didn't try using it. Amusing detail: the mirror was either hung crooked or the glass was somehow warped - making the reflection of me and the room look like a fun-house joke. OK, some folks might not like it, but I thought it charming - especially just before Halloween! Yes, l definitely would book a room there again, if in the area.

Posted by , from Sun Valley, CA on Oct 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great Value on a Well-Kept Property ...

Pros: Great Comfy Value ! ~ Clean, Well Kept Property ...
Cons: ~~~
Location: ~~~
I was Comfortable enough ~ To Extend my stay ... End Of Season ~ Not Crowded, or Expensive ...

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ on Sep 17, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice bargain sleeping close to everything

Pros: Close to everything
Cons: The smell of the room
Location: Beach, eating, shopping, biking, hiking
The hotel is close to Hurrah and HardRock Casinos and the beach. It is a basic facility but for the price, it is excellent. It has a refrigerator, microwave oven, good shower, a reasonable level of privacy, free Wifi and free breakfast. The room initially smelled like Hurrah floor but after the air conditioner was on for a while, the smell disappeared.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015

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Property Features

A private beach is featured. As a guest of Blue Jay Lodge, you'll find an outdoor pool, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Blue Jay Lodge also features room service (during limited hours) and RV/bus/truck parking. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This South Lake Tahoe hotel is smoke free.

  • 64 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1966
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) (90.1 km / 56 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Blue Jay Lodge offers 64 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests are limited to a single parking spot per room. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Blue Jay Lodge Hotel South Lake Tahoe
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You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in October.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.