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1 room, 2 adults

Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe

2-star2 stars
1171 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150, United States of America

No-frills motel in South Lake Tahoe
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Good internet service
Great location
Fantastic service
More comfort would be nice
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Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe

from $50
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

What’s around Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe


  • Gardner Mountain - 1 min walk
  • Magic Carpet Golf - 30 min walk
  • Lake Tahoe Balloons - 41 min walk
  • Pope Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Lake Tahoe Golf Course - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Visitor Center - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Heavenly Gondola - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km

Getting around

  • Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL) - 2 min drive
  • Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe) - 66 min drive
  • Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) - 76 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time 4 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property at least 48 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 39-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe’s small print


This hotel will place an advance authorization for the full cost of stay plus incidentals for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. Release of funds may take up to 30 days after departure to be released by the guest's financial institution. For more rules and details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Also known as

  • Apex Inn
  • Apex Inn South Lake Tahoe
  • Apex South Lake Tahoe
  • Apex Hotel Lake Tahoe
  • Apex Motel Lake Tahoe
  • Apex Motel Lake Tahoe

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

Deposit: USD 200 per night

  • Utility surcharge: USD 5 per accommodation per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 171 reviews

Good 6.0
Basic sleeping space
Basic sleeping space, but the AC didn't seem to work. Thankfully a cool night let us open the window to cool things off.
usFamily trip
Good 6.0
Good for one-night stay
Pros: * The owner was courteous to allow a late check-in at 11:30 pm. * The room and bathroom were clean. * Fully functional mini-fridge, microwave, and AC. * The place is easy to notice from the road. Cons: * Bathroom wash basin didn't drain water at all and it was hard to brush and wash face. (I guess the owner could've helped if we had reported later in the morning. We had to check out early to catch the sunrise)
usFamily trip
Good 6.0
I would stay here again only IF I had to. Dirty floors and not sure but the may have been a blood stain on the shower curtain, needs some major cleaning. Place needs a lot of painting. Staff were friendly. Location is okay if you don't want to do the casino or stateline scene, about 10 minutes out. But there are plenty of eateries and drinking spots near.
us2 night trip
Good 6.0
The place needs a serious cleaning!
Alicia, us1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Paper thin walls. Don't expect to be able to sleep if the guests next door are watching TV.
us1 night trip with friends

Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe

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