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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
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
From 70 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Best value for money
Service is adequate
More comfort would be nice

Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe

from $45
  • 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

  • Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) - 76 min drive
  • Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL) - 2 min drive
  • Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe) - 74 min drive

About Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe

Just 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from the airport, Apex Inn puts you within a 15-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, downhill skiing, and snowboarding. Rooms feature bonuses like refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers say good things about the WiFi and central location.

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


  • Up to 2 children 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

Payment types at the property

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
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi

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

Also known as

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

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.

Mandatory fees

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

Deposit: USD 200 per night

  • Cleaning fee: 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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 149 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Exceptional customer care very clean and neat.
María, us2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Bait and switch. They list one price online then upcharge at check-in. Be prepared to pay more.
Brian, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Not as expected
Upon arrival i found bed sheets with several hairs and stains . They changed the sheets after i complained. Also the room was dated. needs to be upgraded. They charged a premium for holiday weekend. I expected attention to detail because of this but overall just an average room if you are looking to sleep and shower.
rick, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Not as advertised. Hot tub is out of service and the hotel seems like a few rooms were rented by the hour if you know what I mean. I canceled my second night because my son was sick but management would not give a refund. Price was not reflective of the hotel. $260 per night for a rathole...
Jeremiah, us2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Rubicon trail JK
A good jump off for the rubicon trail. They owner and staff were very friendly and the room was good for what we needed.
John, us1 night trip

Apex Inn, South Lake Tahoe

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