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Located near the slopes, this Tahoe City motel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Hell Hole Reservoir, Donner Lake, and Commons Beach Park. Stateline Lookout and Watson Cabin Living Museum are also within 5 minutes.

Property Features

A dedicated ski motel, Americas Best Value Inn offers plenty of onsite amenities, including a spa tub, a casino, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Room Amenities

All 46 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans.

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3.7 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
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4 out of 5
Posted Feb 18, 2017
We liked the price. Old but clean. Great,helpful staff. Nice that it's so close to the Lake and everything in Tahoe City. Will be back!
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No Frills but Convenient, Clean and Friendly

4 out of 5
by from Tiburon, CA
Posted Feb 2, 2017
Pros: Terrific location, friendly staff, good value.
Cons: Decor could be spruced up a bit, but for the price, this is a minor consideration.
Location: A walk or jog along the lake and view over the water at sunset can be magnificent. Blue Agave Restaurant next door. The Haus movie theater. Skiing!
Had a couple of free days mid week and decided to do a quick ski trip to Northstar. I'd done this last year and stayed at America's Best Value Inn and enjoyed it. The Inn is about a half hour drive from Northstar conveniently located in Tahoe City across from the lake. It's within easy walking distance of the beach, a movie theater, several shops and restaurants and convenience stores. The rooms are fairly basic but clean and have coffee makers, extra pillows and towels and nice TVs. My room was on the ground floor w/ a small private patio and view onto the adjacent meadow. Unlike last year's visit, there were several feet of snow on the meadow and the view was of a veritable winter wonderland. The desk staff couldn't have been any friendlier and Tom explained the procedures regarding parking, continental breakfast ("grab and go") and provided information about nearby restaurants that offer guests discounts. He highly recommended the hot tub, but I didn't get around to checking it out. The price was reasonable and I enjoyed a quiet and comfortable night's sleep.
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Thin walls

3 out of 5
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Pros: Location
Guests staying in adjacent rooms and in the room above us could be clearly heard
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Decent hotel, nothing fancy

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 16, 2017
It's a basic hotel that's close to sqauw valley and other ski lodges. Everything works and the rooms were satisfactory. Everything was clean except for the shower. The shower was a little bit dirty.
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2 out of 5
Posted Jan 11, 2017
Cold bathroom; drafty floor in room; sheets too small for mattress; dirty mattress; terrible continental breakfast (wrapped packaged sweet roll, fruit, juice and coffee); and walls very thin so room noisy.
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Right in town.

3 out of 5
by from Brisbane, Australia
Posted Dec 15, 2016
Pros: The price for the nights we stayed we pretty good compared to other hotels in the area.
Cons: The bathroom could have been modernised. Can't really complain, once you get over the claustrophobia of the shower it has good heat and pressure.
Location: Night time activities in off seasons can be a challenge but we had a good, moderately priced dinner at the Blue Agave restaurant next to the hotel.
For the price it was good. A little outdated inside and the air conditioner seemed to be running at around 95dB when on. The hotel is in a great position and had no problem leaving the car in the lot and walking everywhere we needed to go. Had a great time at the local theatre watching a movie while sipping on some good craft beer, highly recommend for a night time activity going to the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema when you visit.
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5 out of 5
Posted Dec 13, 2016
Clean and comfortable rooms. My friend and I stayed here for a last-minute ski weekend at Northstar. There'a a hot tub with a view of the lake, and the motel is walking distance to nearby restaurants
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Older hotel, very clean and great staff!

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 30, 2016
Rooms are older but very quaint! Loved this little place! Very clean and bed was very comfortable! They have a lot of extra closet space...Staff was very nice! Referred us to Rosies Cafe... great ambience and food was delicious!!
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Great stay

5 out of 5
by from florida
Posted Nov 1, 2016
Pros: Nice room, beds, closet, vanity, dressers --- great space and comfort. Loved the complimentary hot cocoa and teas.
Cons: More breakfast selections should be offered. No bananas or bagels. Just danishes, oranges and apples.
Location: Perfect location- walking distance to many shops and restaurants.
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Great location, good value.

4 out of 5
by from Brooklyn, United States of America
Posted Oct 25, 2016
Clean, comfortable room, great location, friendly staff.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Americas Best Value Inn features a spa tub and a seasonal outdoor pool. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. A complimentary breakfast is offered. This ski motel also offers a casino, a library, and an arcade/game room. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Americas Best Value Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 46 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Casino 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Library 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free WiFi 
  • One meeting room 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Arcade/game room  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

A seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

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

  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Sledding nearby 
  • Snow tubing nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

  • Americas Best Value Inn Motel Tahoe City
  • Americas Best Value Inn Tahoe City

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.