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Paradice Motel in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Paradice Motel in South Lake Tahoe, CA

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For some, paradise is simply relaxing in the comfort of their homes, away from the hustle and bustle of their busy or stressful lifestyles. At Paradice Motel, we are intent on bringing paradise to you in that we strive to be your home away from home.

At Paradice Motel you'll find tranquility, peace, quiet and relaxation nestled in the Jewel of the Sierras, also known as Lake Tahoe.  We are just one block from the base of the Heavenly Gondola, two blocks from one of Lake Tahoe's finest private beaches, and three blocks from Stateline and the casinoes.

Our delightful staff is committed to providing our guests with a truly exceptional lodging experience. We strive to create an extraordinarily comfortable, relaxing, and welcoming environment.

Features:
-Spacious, newly remodeled rooms
- Four two-bedroom suites
- Fresh Coffee and pastries in the lobby

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.30

Address: 953 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
  • Mon: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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1. Nicole M.
We stayed here on a Saturday night for my 21st birthday. We walked into a great room and noticed that behind the door was a note for us saying Welcome (last name). They had candies and fruit waiting for us. We went out to dinner and came back. They had come into the room to freshen it back up. They put kisses on the bed, rewrote the sign saying "Happy 21st Birthday Nicole!" and put a bottle of Brute and mineral water for the morning. How great is that??? As we checked out we were given a goodie bad. This place will be the only place we stay at in South Tahoe.

14/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Ilya g.
I think people need to learn how to review motels. I got sold on all the positive reviews on other sites.. its too bad.
Stayed at the hotel with a friend a couple of month back.

The fact that you get free things from a motel or the owners "look good"  do not make a hotel room great!

Positives:
Nicely furnished
The room was clean
the owners were nice
bathrooms recently remodeled
the fruit and free bottled water are a nice touch

Negatives:
1. No AC - this is 2009/10 - get some windows ACs cheapscates. Did not actually need it when i was there but can imagine how bad it would be if ac was needed.
2. At the very least get some in-room fans. Room got stuffy within minutes of closing doors and windows. The rooms are small, fans are not a huge investment. Opening windows let in outside noise and eventually got too cold had to get up in the middle of the night and close the window.
3. Terrible mattress.. seriously! i felt like we were sleeping on a bunch of wadded up, lumpy clothes. There was a huge indentation on my side of the bed. Did not get a good sleep because of the mattress.
4. Expensive for what it is.. You can call it whatever the hell you want.. Boutique/ castle/ grand hotel.. whatever. But if you are going to charge $30 more then other comparable motels in the area fix all the above issues... otherwise its just a more expensive version of the rat motel.

14/01/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
3. Christopher H.
What a great little motel this is!  Wonderful and thoughtful little touches really made for a very nice ski weekend.   Cheerful notes written on a little blackboard in the room (which included a "happy birthday" message on the appropriate day), and a complementary bottle of wine to help celebrate.  Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

09/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Kim Lan G.
My husband and I have traveled around the world and are hard-pressed to find another motel in our memories that have more class, more charm, and more personality than Paradice Motel.  It's true that it's the little things that count (as evidenced by countless positive reviews on TripAdvisor of the personalized notes in the room, candies, fresh fruit, and sparkling water that complement the check-in and turn-down service), but it's clear that the staff at Paradice go above and beyond to deliver both the little details and the huge, non-negotiable creature comforts that one expects when paying to stay anywhere.

First of all, our room was spacious, well-furnished, clean, and comfortable.  Our bed was large and covered with cozy sheets and blankets - only what we needed to sleep comfortably and not with all the starchy, dusty, tacky bed spreads we tend to find in hotels.  I also noticed that a variety of pillows are offered on the bed so that the room is stocked with whatever your sleeping preferences may be - my husband chose the squishy soft pillow, while I called dibs on the more firm, supportive one.  The staff enforces a very strict No Smoking policy which totally pays off - there is no residual cigarette smell lurking in the walls, blankets, or curtains (there are no curtains, but instead, wooden blinds) that we've come to expect even in a non-smoking room in other hotels.  The overall design of the room truly enhances the Tahoe experience - the blinds can be tilted just so so that the morning light can peak in to gently wake you up and the windows and lack of overwhelming cigarette smell welcome only fresh Tahoe air.  Our bathroom had a large closet complete with suitcase rack, so as not to intrude on our space in the bedroom.  The bathroom seems recently updated or just very well kept - flawless and large sink, etc.  Furthermore, each room has its own little library which helped us pass the time as we sat in bed in the morning and listened to the snow melting off the roof from outside our window.  From my understanding, each room is decorated differently.  Ours was incredibly homey and comfortable with a beach design (seashells and the like).  It felt as if we were guests staying in a friend's house.  To attest to the friendly, intimate setting that Paradice facilitates, we were able to have a very cordial conversation with our neighbors at 6am, whose two screaming children were the only reason we lost any sleep.  It's as if we had been neighbors for years; we laughed it off, they took the kids out to play in the snow, and we went back to sleep.  My husband and I live in a very noisy neighborhood in San Francisco, so we definitely notice when the night is absolutely silent.  It was so peaceful the whole time we stayed (3 days, 2 nights; we were able to take naps during each day too!), even though it was one of the busiest weekends of the year (Valentine's Day and President's Day weekend), and I got the distinct impression that the staff worked hard to keep it so serene.

The motel itself is as convenient as one could ask for - a very short walk to the beach in one direction, and Raley's, the Heavenly Gondola and village shops, theater, restaurants, and more in the other direction.  As I am an above-the-knee amputee, I absolutely appreciated how centrally located Paradice is and how convenient it is to get around on foot.  There is plenty of parking also and an accessible ramp either for disabled persons or lugging suitcases or ski equipment in and out of the rooms.

The staff and owners (Perrine and Jason) know their stuff.  I asked for "a good brunch place with omelettes and things" and in a heartbeat, Jason had several excellent recommendations all taking into consideration how far we wanted to drive, the scenery we wanted to see, the amount we wanted to spend, and even my own dietary predilections (Jason remembered that I told him the day before that I am a vegetarian).  My husband asked, "Where do we begin?" and Perrine, in seconds, had a handy fold-out map and began helping my husband create a game plan for our day.

We were not disappointed and, in fact, were very impressed with the warmth that Perrine and Jason, the motel, and the whole ambiance of Paradice offered.  This was well worth our money, and the fact that Paradice frequently has few vacancies speaks for itself.  Though close friends of ours have timeshares in Tahoe, and are usually who we stay with during our trips, my husband and I will not stay anywhere else besides Paradice Motel from here on out.  Our stay was truly exceptional.

16/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. kathy l.
We had a great stay at the Paradice Motel.  We decided to give it a try since it was so close to Heavenly and the casinos on Stateline.  Tripadvisor reviews rated this place as #1 in Lake Tahoe.

The room we had was small, but comfortable.  You get the feeling that you're staying with friends, rather than at a motel.  The bathroom is incredibly clean and they stock it with organic amenities from Australia.  Upon checking into the room, we were greeted with a warm welcome sign in the room (nice touch) and a fruit plate with a dark chocolate bar.  We were surprised to find turndown service.  When we came back from dinner, the room was tidied up, the bed was turned down, and they put Perrier by the bed and Hershey's kisses on the pillow.  The following morning, we had fresh coffee and pastries.  In fact, when we checked out, Perrine (sp?) gave us a goodie bag filled with some water, crackers, and some candy for the road.  

Jason and Perrine really go out of their way to make you feel welcome.  They offered suggestions on what to do and where to eat.  They even made our dinner reservations.

Only downside was our bed was a tad soft.  Otherwise, it was a great stay and we would stay here again.

04/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Rude G.
I hate giving this place 2 stars because the staff was incredibly nice & helpful.  They work very hard at trying to provide a great experience.  However, they are hampered by the fact that the building is very old.  The rooms have received paint and a few upgrades but still feel ancient.  Some sites list it as a boutique hotel but I would not qualify it as such.  

I should note that my stay was particularly bad because the heater turned off in the middle of the night and would not restart. Since it was 2 or 3 am and my companions were asleep, I did not want to place a call to the front desk and wake everyone up.  The freezing room was made all the worse by the fact that there were no thick blankets or comforters on the beds.  I've never stayed anywhere with such minimal bed linens.  It was a miserable night.  The owners were very apologetic and we were given 1/2 off for the night due to the heater problem.   But the lack of heat would have been almost bearable if they had down comforters which are standard at most boutique hotels.

I did not book the room so I do not know where it ranks with other places as far as price.  I believe it may have been almost $200/night which I would consider over-priced.

On the plus side, as noted above, the staff is incredibly nice and helpful.  The motel is also conveniently located to the casinos.  Having been forewarned about the age of the facilities, you may find your stay more pleasant.  This place is also ranked #1 on TripAdvisor so they must be doing something right.

I should add that I tend to be a snob as far as travel lodging is concerned.  I was traumatized by having been raised in a poor, large family that crammed too many people into tiny, cheap motels so consequently, now that I can afford it, I prefer to stay at establishments that are 4+ stars.  I am not above staying at budget motels but this building seemed more worn than your average Motel 6.

06/02/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
7. Yana K.
What a charming place to stay! Classic boutique motel w/ many personal details, great linens and bed. The owner was sweet, conscientious and made sure we were comfortable and happy. It was quite refreshing to have someone go out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable trip including offering beach passes, providing tips for excellent food, and places to visit...Great location less than a block from Heavenly Valley Gondola, shops, Raleys, Starbucks, and about 1 1/2 blocks from casinos. Will definitely go back.

29/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Doug B.
Wow, I'm sorry that last reviewer had a negative experience at Paradice, because it's a shame for the place to get a bad rap. We had a really awesome experience there--I mean truly exceptional, beyond expectations, stay there again in a heartbeat kind of experience.

Yeah, the bones are those of an old 50's motel--that's no surprise. Paradice doesn't disguise what it was. But the great looking couple running the place (couldn't help myself--my wife always notices me noticing, but she agreed) has done an excellent job with the place. I'm not sure if they're the owners, or if they're responsible for the updates, but they're certainly responsible for the hospitality.

The place was spotlessly clean and well updated, from the exterior rock garden welcome mats in front of the doors, to the updated multi-tone paint inside (an Asian theme), to the feng shui Pottery Barn furnishings throughout the room.

The rooms are good size, as well: my wife and I shared a small bedroom with a double bed and lockable door, and gave the kids the larger main room with the king bed and the TV. Solitude is more important to us, and besides--I'm fond of her and like snuggling. Guess you didn't really need to know that.

The beds are well-cushioned and comfortable. Not fancy, but comfy. The previous reviewer bemoaned the lack of down comforters, but as we always roast in hotels that have those and end up pulling them off the bed, we were far more comfortable with the warm blankets. And we had no trouble at all with the heaters in the rooms.

This really *is* a boutique motel. Never heard of such a thing before, but it is. A sign on a chalkboard in the room welcomed us by name. There was a plate of fruit and bottles of Perrier left for us each day, and chocolates on the beds at night. We were even left a couple of 'high altitude welcome kits' on the bed that had granola bars, hand moisturizer and analgesics.

When my kids returned the keys to the front desk, they were presented with 'gift bags' that had granola and bottles of water.

I've been in expensive business hotels at 5x the price and never had treatment this good. Sorry to sound like an ad, but we were really happy with Paradice Motel.

21/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Nelly C.
Knowing that we had booked a motel and not one of the more well known ones made me a littler nervous as we arrived. Driving into to Tahoe about 3 hours before our scheduled check in time, we called them to see if we could drop off our bags at least as we drove around the beautiful lake. The lady who answered said yes OF COURSE you can! Not only that, they had actually just finished getting the room ready and they would love to see us. We drove on over to meet at the door by two beautiful ladies and their super friendly golden retriever Thurman and his best friend Bu. As a dog lover it made my day! They showed us to our room, helped with the bags and offered coffee or sparkling water if we were thirsty.  So sweet.

The room we rented was a two bedroom double as we had a party of four, the bathroom was surprisingly huge, very clean and they thoughtfully provided little packs with not just the normal shampoo etc but also tooth brushes, EmergenC (they must have known all these nights at the Casino can require a little vitamin boost ;)

The room itself was very clean and tidy with a few cute little things but not clutter. the beds where very comfortable and perfectly turned down when we returned later after dinner with a Hershey kiss for everyone on the pillows and perrier water on all bed stands, with extra flat water in the mini fridge. In the morning there was fresh coffee and pastries in the lobby with little chairs for you to sit and enjoy the start of the day.

The young couple and their mother in law who run the place were extremely helpful with providing beach passes to the private beach only a block away, as well as some very good tips for shopping, dinning and hiking. All in all I give them a solid AAA! My only regret is that I was not allowed to bring their adorable dogs home with me and that my stay was not longer!

P.S.
They left the sweetest welcome note on the chalk board behind the door as well! I felt absolutely spoiled!

11/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Carl H.
Paradice will renew your faith in non-chain motels. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff genuinely cares about how your stay goes.  We requested a room with a mini fridge and a hair dryer before we arrived and were gracefully accommodated.  The owner Kathy gave us daily tips on where to eat and what to do.  Yelp is great but nothing beats   Kathy's local knowledge when it comes to Lake Tahoe.  We walked to the heavenly gondola 3 days for snowboarding and we drove 20 minutes to Sierra for snowboarding one day for a change of pace.  We also did a hike to a 1800s Nordic style villa and a waterfall on our off day per Kathy's recommendation.  We definitely would go out of our way to stay here again.  If you feel you need a hot tub, pool, or a new building stay elsewhere but you'll be missing a great deal and a great experience.

21/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Annie M.
On the positive side:  VERY cute job with the Ikea furniture.  It's an old, worn-down motel.  The owners have updated/decorated the interiors with fresh paint & a trip to Ikea.  The overall pseudo-Asian feel is actually pretty cute.  

Interiors were clean, albeit old.  Heater worked well and we were warm through the night.  The linens & towels were decent.  In fact, the towels here were more plush & soft than our towels at our hotel/casino the next night.  

What really gives this place its charm, though, is above average service for what you'd expect for a motel.  We arrived to find chocolates on the pillow, a full platter of fruit in the room, and, because it was New Year's, a few New Year's hats/trinkets.  

When we came back after dinner, we found the room had been turned down, and we were left with two bottles of Perrier.  

The next morning, at check out, we even got a goodies-bag to go for the day, with mini granola bar bites & water bottles.  We were quite charmed!  

Minuses - thin walls.  Could hear neighbors in the morning waking up and getting ready for the day.  

Also - the crowd (at least on New Year's wkd) is pretty rowdy - think hip hop blasting late into the night and girlfriends and boyfriends fighting at the top of their lungs.  Maybe it was just New Year's, but next time I'm shelling out more $ for a better experience.

04/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Kim H.
The owners of Paradice Motel's hospitality was refreshing and wonderful to see that customer service still exists.  We stayed there over Presidents Weekend for a VERY affordable price and although the building is older, they have done a wonderful job decorating and providing a comfortable environment in the rooms.  They really went the extra mile - fruit & a welcome kit (with IcyHot and other fun stuff) upon arrival.  Chocolates & Perrier after cleaning of our room, and a goodie bag when we left.

I will say that no hot tub was a bummer, but she was very knowledgeable about the area and helpful with where to go to find one (for a small fee), as well as restaurants, hiking trails, beach access, and other great local spots.

Great experience and highly recommend!  We will be returning!

23/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Alfred S.
The gregarious, considerate owner is what gets this place a fourth star. Rooms on the small side and showers are for short people, but the owner lent us her hiking book and sent us on our way wih a complimentary bag of waters, granola bars and vitamin C.  A real sweetie. There is no restaurant here, so it's strange that it keeps showing up in restaurant listings. I would definitely stay here again.

07/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Tamara A.
Had a great stay here.  The room was clean and updated, the bed was comfortable, and the location is super.  We did not hear our neighbors at all.  Our lodging had 2 beds, and one was actually in a separate room.  It was a great situation for those traveling with kids.  And not at a "suite" price.

The staff was super helpful in planning our activities and providing info about the area.  I guess the only thing I did not like was that the shower head was so incredibly low.  It is pretty typical in older buildings although this one was the lowest I have seen.

22/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Kent M.
The Paradice is a well-kept, vintage California motel.  We spent one night there and found it quite charming.  Kathy at the front desk was helpful and knowledgeable about the goings on in the area.

I especially liked the fruit awaiting us in our room on arrival, the personal welcome message, and the goodie bag we got upon checking out.  They really went the extra mile.

The property is clean and well-maintained.  It is close to a nice beach, the state line, and a Starbucks.  My only criticism would be that the TV in our room was just too small for the modern era.

We visited in late September and paid about $125 for the night--well worth it.

28/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Kathy T.
My five star rating may not be your five star rating. Just a short walk to the Stateline and Raley's shopping center off Hiway 50.  It's not the most spacious or beautiful room with a view.  It was perfect, clean and safe.  Comfy bed with lots of comfy pillows.  Clean as a whistle.  Chalkboard note in our room: 'welcome ______ party!"  4 hershey kisses and a bottle of perrier at the bedsides.  large tasteful book/knick-knack shelf with a variety of tasteful objects.  Two nice fresh and clean wine glasses.  Room basic, wall heater, windows clean and bright, and yes, old venetian blinds.  Yes, I could hear the motorcyclists leave.  Otherwise, all was quiet.  No extreme safety measures needed.  Closet with a few hangers.  A chair to sit.  Cable.  One-person size shower with strong water pressure and loads of hot water.  Very clean and tidy.  Owners go out of their way to help.  Gave us great leads for tasty places to eat, off the tourist and upper class path.  I will definitely stay there again when I'm in South Shore.  Thanks Ulf and Kathy.....You define the word 'service'.

01/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Sandra O.
The owner Kathy is wonderful. I feel like part of the family now.Clean cozy room and I slept like a baby on the very comfortable bed.   We were very well taken care of with good recommendations for restaurants too. Good coffee and pastries in lobby

31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Snow T.
This place just feel like home.

We had a 2 night stays in this cozy place on 3/12/2010 weekend. We arrived the place near 1am and the room is waiting for us with heater on, bed-side lights on, and classical music. The owner left a welcome message on the board next to the door, and to our surprise, there were two bottles of Perrier water, a small fruit plate, and a very cute welcome card with Hershey's kisses by the side table (complement the check-in and turn-down).

The room is not huge, but roomy. The bed is big, and cover with comfortable bed sheets and blankets, soft and cozy. I also love the arrangements of cute decoration with some personal touch, and it really has the "home" feeling. The bathroom is very specious and clean.

The service in this place is not only great, but also thoughtful. Basically the staff consider everything we need and we may need during our stay. There are some books on the shelves for spare time, also a pamper kit. The second day I even got an towel elephant sitting on the bed. How cute! Next morning after we check out, we got a goodies bag with bottle water and treats!

The look and the name of this place may be ordinary, but I really like this place. Will definitely come back again!

Pros: Nice and comfortable bed sheets, chic deco, friendly staff, good service, complementary treats.

Cons: You may hear people walking outside the room.

16/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Amy A.
Decorated amazing staff was very nice. Beds were comfy. A dog named boo welcomes you. Worth the money.

08/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Wendy N.
I was not impressed by this motel although it is clear they are trying.

PROS:

-Great pilows!! Wanted to take them home :)
-Room & linens were clean
-Wine glasses provided in room- nice touch
-Chocolates, fruit & Perrier - yum
-Free wi-fi
-Owner seemed nice
-Free coffee and small platter of pastries available at front desk in the morning

CONS:

-No hot tub on property. Really?? I've stayed in $40/night motels which had a hot tub. This is #1 for any ski motel.
-Extremely small bathrooms.
-No hairdryer in bathroom.  Good thing I brought one.
-No body lotion provided.
-No thick duvets or covers on beds.
-Small old school TVs.

Bottom line: At $200/night, this 'boutique' motel is way overpriced for what you get.

28/02/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
21. Athena S.
This place is in a great location. Its walking distance to heavenly in one direction and walking distance to the lake in the other. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The guy new our name as we walked in and greated us with a big smile. Theres a chalkboard with a personalized welcome note in the room. Music was playing as we entered and there were sweeta on the counter. The room is very stylish and cute. Beds are comfy. We will definitely be back to this place. It was perfect for us.

25/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Angela H.
Let me start by saying there are two types of hotels in Tahoe: first are your casinos, located in Nevada. They will cost you upwards of $150/night on a weekend, and are full of smoke. Upside is the gambling action in your own hotel. The other type of hotel in Tahoe you can get is a retro no-tell motel (most aren't so sketchy, to be honest). These are all on the California side, and the hotels are smashed together like sardines. You will certainly have your pick of any $30+ motel your heart desires. Upside is that most hotels in California don't allow smoking and the Nevada casinos are just a few short blocks away. Downside is parking, usually, which is never really the best.

Paradice (great play on words) fits in with the retro no-tell motel type for Tahoe. But, this isn't a seedy, sketchy, don't-touch-the-bedding type of hotel. It's actually a clean, snuggle-into-the-bed type of place. We had a "deluxe king room," where "deluxe" was a big overstatement for "standard," but that's what we expected so we weren't surprised. The bed was SUPER comfortable. I was out like a light within minutes. We were greeted with a nice welcome message on the chalk board inside the door, along with a fruit plate waiting by the tv. Also had a welcome package on the bed with a random (best way to say it) assortment of samples for a weekend of skiing/snowboarding (icy hot, theraflu, advil, etc). After we left for dinner and gambling, we came back to the room to find a bottle of pellegrino and hersheys kisses for each of us.

The manager was a cute, very sweet older Asian lady. She was so welcoming and helpful, and made several suggestions for places to check out. Their dog was walking around the office and was so friendly telling both of us hello.

I may possibly stay again. It was not a bad experience!

18/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
23. Brian C.
I have to start by saying I would have given this place a higher review, if I didn't have a particularly unpleasant experience with gf / bf (or husband / wife?) management that pretty much overshadowed the rest of my stay.  

In booking the hotel, I made sure to request a late checkout because I knew that I would be driving back to San Diego that same day after a half day at the beach.  My gf and I both wanted to shower before this long drive.  I was told that a late check out would not be a problem because it was a Sunday and there are not normally as many people that check in on Sunday and that I would not be charged extra.  This factored into my decision to book this motel as opposed to the many other hotels in the area.  When I arrived, I again confirmed the late check out with the managers.  

Then, the day that we were to check out, I wanted to remind the management before we headed to the beach (which was just down the road) of the late check out.  It took me about 10 minutes to get anyone.  The gf / bf managers were hanging out drinking beer and blasting music in a room next to the check in counter.  At 10am.  As an aside, this bf / gf manager team (who seemed to be the only people that worked at this hotel) were often hiding / sleeping / avoiding work in this room and no one was at the front desk.  

Once the bf finally came out he said that we needed to check out by noon and that he considered this a late check out.  I noted how this would not even allow us time to go to the beach and then come back and shower.  He responded by getting increasingly belligerent (the beer, perhaps?) and then asked me if I had ever stayed at a hotel before.  I thought that was an incredibly rude thing to ask.  In fact, I travel often for work.  It is not normally a big deal to do a late check out - I do it all the time and actually just did one today.  Rudeness aside, I reminded him that I had paid hundreds of dollars for my stay and that I had been told I could do a late check out, which in common understanding meant at least 1 pm.  He said tough luck, I needed to be out of the room by noon or he would charge me for another night.  I then offered to have us check out of the room and just shower in a different room.  He then became even more agitated and began yelling at us that his wife / gf cleaned the rooms and that would just make more work for her.  Unreal.  

So we check out and made the 10 hour drive to San Diego without showering. The people who sit at the front desk are a joke.  They did not speak English as a first language, so there may have been some cross cultural misunderstanding going on.  Doesn't matter imo.   They were incredibly rude and unprofessional, made me and my gf very uncomfortable, and a left a very bad taste in our mouths after an otherwise pleasant vacation.  They should be fired and not working in the service industry.

29/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
24. Yushin I.
GREAT PLACE TO STAY! I LOVED THE LAYOUT OF THE 2 BEDs. The second bed is in its own room.

Awesome customer service as well. When you check out, they give you a gift bag full of goodies.

09/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Amber R.
This place is fantastic! Super friendly, family owned, very clean, comfortable and close to everything. I loved every special detail, gift and goodie they left or shared with us when we stayed. I absolutely loved everything about it, and will be returning soon. An excellent value!!!

27/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Eric Y.
Kudos to the owners Kathy and Uwe for having positively the best customer service at any hotel I've ever stayed at.  Ok so the rooms were not perfect but the awesome service definitely made up for that!  We had only about 26 hrs to spend in Tahoe and thanks to their recommendations, we were able to get the most out of our stay.  Plus their dogs are so cute!

"Welcome to Paradice," the sign says.  Indeed.

09/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Becca S.
Sweet hotel!  We were excited that there were two bedrooms in our double queen room.  We arrived super late (11pm), so our key was left on the bed, welcome messages and little sweets were left in the room, and soft, classical music was playing when we walked in.  The beds were comfy.  The only small gripe I had was that the room was hot and stuffy... but I missed noticing the fan in the bedroom where I was sleeping!  I'm sure it would have been better had I noticed that.

As we checked out, we were given two little goodie bags with bottled water and gum for our kids- which was excellent, given that we forgot gum and heard all about ear pain on the drive up!  

Thank you, Paradice!  We will be back :)

02/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. alexander m.
This is a great find.  The motel itself is of typical South Lake Tahoe vintage and feel, slight worn.  However,  the on-site managers make you feel right at home.  They take care of every need with coffee/snacks in the morning, a pull down service and even chocolate candy when you get back at  night.  The location is amazing,  5-10 minute walk to the beach, restaurants and casinos.   You can park your car and never move it again until you leave (we did just that).  The value is also fantastic -- a best buy!

05/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Bill B.
-Great 'homey' feel
-Great location
-Nice amenities (not top of the line but perfectly acceptable)
-Lacking in privacy like you would get at a large hotel.

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Sean F.
The sign says truly exceptional lodging and it's true. It's still a motel but the extra touches are what stood out. The warm welcoming on the chalk board, the fruit plate and the little Hershey Kisses. Kathy was great, she made food suggestions which we took. She made the dinner reservations for us which I'm glad she did because they got packed quick!

The bed was kinda small and it didn't have a refrigerator but all and all it was a good stay for us.

03/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0