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Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe

2-star2 stars
1171 Emerald Bay RdSouth Lake TahoeCA96150United States of America

No-frills motel in South Lake Tahoe
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Value for money
Best value for money
Good internet service
Room is all right
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From 68 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe

from $36
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 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 9 PM please contact the property 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


  • Up to 2 children (10 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • 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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • 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)
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

Also known as

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


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.

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.

Mandatory fees

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

Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay

  • Cleaning fee: USD 5.00 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

Late check-in after 11 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 30

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

What’s around Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe


  • Magic Carpet Golf - 28 min walk
  • Lake Tahoe Balloons - 41 min walk
  • Lake Tahoe Golf Course - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Visitor Center - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Pope Beach - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Heavenly Ski Resort - 6 mi / 9.7 km

Getting around

  • Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL) - 2 min drive
  • Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) - 74 min drive
  • Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe) - 74 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 144 reviews

Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe
Over-Rated Hotel In Need Of Clear Updates
Not recommended. An old, mostly run-down motel. Generally depressing. Need major updating. Is it that hard to change outdoor carpet on stairs? Seems to be used by construction/service people in the area. Good location. Good access to many restaurants and gas stations. Beds were good. Bath sink good. No towel racks! Shower tiny and old. Furnace/heater seems very dangerous; didn't work reliably, so we shut if off so we wouldn't die from gas leaks from failing to start. A/C was not needed but was very old. Very small room. I wish I paid more and stayed somewhere else.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe
Solo bueno cheap
Needed a place on the cheap for a night. It did its job. No frills and excellent service from the front desk
Jonathan, us1 night trip
Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe
Very Good8.0
Awesome discount hotel!
Great cheap hotel. Room was small but clean. Quite, couldn't hear anyone else in other rooms. Overall a great deal and would definitely stay there again.
Clinton, us2 night trip
Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe
Very Good8.0
Pros:The room was very clean and well decorated. Parking was easy, and right in front of our room. Check-in was fast and painless. It was nice having a microwave and fridge in the room. Beds were comfortable. Good wi-fi. Cons: Very thin walls. A family with kids came in next door around 1:30am, and we could hear the kids running around and yelling for about 15 minutes. Rooms a but small, but sufficient. No on-site laundry or breakfast, which would have been nice, but I knew they weren't included.
Joseph, us1 night trip
Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe
Bed bugs
Hotel had bed bugs.
Nancy, us1 night trip

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Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe

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