The Trailhead - South Lake Tahoe

ex. Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe

3892 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, California, United States, 96150  show map
 2 stars
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The Trailhead - South Lake Tahoe

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Picnic area/ Tables

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Microwave

Refrigerator

Overview

The Trailhead Motel is a 2-star property only 1.7 km from Van Sickle Bi. Founded in 1965, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2004.

The Trailhead Motel is also placed within a 20-minute walk of Heavenly Ski Resort. The city center lies within 4 km from the venue.

Americana Village (Pioneer Trail) bus stop is located nearby. A few minutes' drive from Reno/Tahoe airport.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 32 rooms equipped with climate control, cable TV, an individual safe, a mini-refrigerator and ironing facilities. Bathrooms feature a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a complimentary continental breakfast is served. The property is 5 minutes’ walk from Taj Majal offering dishes of Indian and American cuisine.

Services

Guests can make use of free self parking, a vending machine and a luggage storage on site.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include a sundeck and a picnic area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   32.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Terrace
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 1 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Trailhead - South Lake Tahoe South Lake Tahoe location
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Hotel Address:

3892 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, California, United States, 96150

Get directions
City Center
  • South Lake Tahoe
    3.8 km
Airports
  • Reno/Tahoe (RNO)
    62.7 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Taj Majal (cuisine: Indian)
    210 m
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill (cuisine: American)
    340 m
Ski areas
  • The Gondola at Heavenly
    2.1 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    32

Rooms and availability

The Trailhead photos Room
King Room
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Outdoor dining area
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Barbeque grills
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

A microwave and small fridge are provided in this room. A cable TV is also featured.

The Trailhead photos Room
Queen Room
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Outdoor dining area
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Barbeque grills
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This air-conditioned room includes a cable TV, a microwave and a refrigerator.

The Trailhead photos Room
Queen Room Two Queen Beds
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Outdoor dining area
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Barbeque grills
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Cable TV and an en suite bathroom are provided in this air-conditioned room. Rates are based on 2 guests. A maximum of 4 guests can stay in this room. Please refer to the policies for fees that will apply for additional guests.

The Trailhead photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Suite
  • Room size:

    33 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Outdoor dining area
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Barbeque grills
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This family room has a cable TV, microwave and air conditioning.

The Trailhead Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Heavenly Ski Resort1.8 km

Popular areas

  • South Tahoe Ice Arena2.5 km
  • City Center3.7 km

Places of interest

  • Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course1.5 km
  • Bijou Golf Course1.7 km
  • Aerial Tramway1.9 km
  • First Ride2.1 km
  • Gunbarrel Express2.1 km
  • Powderbowl Express3.5 km
  • Patsy's3.5 km
  • Groove3.5 km

Sport related

  • The Gondola at Heavenly2.0 km

Marina

  • Tahoe Queen900 m

Local attractions

  • The Gondola at Heavenly2.1 km
    Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe
  • Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park3.4 km
    811 Lakeview Ave
  • Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina5.7 km
    P.O. Box 1961, Zephyr Cove
  • South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena2.6 km
    1176 Rufus Allen Blvd
  • Pope Beach5.4 km
    Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe

Near the hotel

  • Skyhawk Lane & Red Poets520 m
    1001 Heavenly Village Way Ste 31
  • Shoreline Of Tahoe Store770 m
    4100 Lake Tahoe Blvd Building B, Unit 1

Restaurants nearby

  • Taj Majal210 m

    Address: 3838 Lake Tahoe Blvd

    63% likes this, based on 50 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

  • Base Camp Pizza Co.460 m

    Address: 1001 Heavenly Villiage Way, Suite #25A
    Phone: 530 544-2273

    74% likes this, based on 358 reviews
    Price Range: INR 451 - INR 1 741

  • Starbucks390 m

    Address: 4000 S Lake Tahoe Blvd

    61% likes this, based on 46 reviews

  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill340 m

    Address: 3987 Lake Tahoe Blvd
    Phone: (530) 544-2113

    71% likes this, based on 56 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza400 m

    Address: 4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd
    Phone: (530) 541-0813

    66% likes this, based on 91 reviews
    Price Range: INR 0 - INR 644

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    32
Cities nearby
  • Minden hotels - 19 km
  • Gardnerville hotels - 20 km
  • Stateline hotels - 5 km
  • Genoa hotels - 14 km
  • Zephyr Cove hotels - 8 km
  • Lake Tahoe hotels - 19 km
  • Homewood hotels - 23 km
  • Tahoma hotels - 19 km
  • Echo Lake hotels - 9 km
  • Kingsbury hotels - 8 km

The Trailhead Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Trailhead

Average guest rating

6.2out of 10
Good
Based on 22 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    3.8

    Not much. We will not stay there again.

    The pool was closed. The manager could not speak english. The manager did not understand the billing rate. The internet price did not reflect a 10% tax nor tack on fees. Motel was noisy. The shower was very small. The continental breakfast was fast food packets.

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    The drain did not work in the sink and the shower and the sink look dirty the towles were small and not very soft

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Good location in regards to stateline casinos and downtown shops.

    Next to main road through town - can be noisy during the day. Worn and spotty carpets in some places.

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    It was beautiful the photo that I seen in a computer but my first night I didn't sleep because something bitten on my legs and the second night it was nightmare I have a lot of bites by bedbugs. Eventhough they changed our room, my husband and I had bites by a bedbugs. We will never never never never again to stay in this hotel. The housekeeping very poor to clean the rooms. I like the location and the design but its dirty.

    I don't like the dirty rooms and a lot of bedbugs.

  • Family with children
    9.6

    I liked that they had a really cheap price on a Thursday night and the room was really clean.

    I didn't like the walls were a little thin and the outside needs a little facelift. But all in all its was worth it and we were happy!

  • Single
    10.0

    Price and location. Room was confortable and quiet. Staff was friendly and helpful.

    No kleenex in room and the breakfast was a joke with s few small donuts and coffee.

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    The location was good. Easy to get to the lake and the casinos.

    The condition of the carpet was bad. It's dirty and in need of replacement. It gives the motel a bad appearance.

  • Couple
    10.0

    The front office gentleman was very helpful, I booked on our way to the hotel and had zero problems checking into the room, once there he let me upgrade to a jaccuzzi suite at an awesome deal of a price.

    Noisy air conditioner

  • Couple
    5.0

    The guy at the counter was nice.

    It was not a good stay. It took 5 hours to warm up the room. We left early. It's good if you are on a budget and don't care about comfort.

  • Single
    6.6

    Clean, cheap, close to the gondola and the casinos.

    Steep ramp into parking lot is dangerous when it's icy.

  • Single
    5.0

    Just a place to stay.......it was somewhat of a let down.... No where near as nice at the last Vagabond in Los Banos ca.

    Old, walls looked old and dirty. Bathroom was small and not comfortable.

  • Couple
    6.2

    I liked the location

    I would like new towels because the towels there looked really old

  • Couple
    5.4

    Its near to raileys & restaurants.

    The hot water sucks & rooms are kinda old need for renovations.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Cheap

    Gum on floor, bed not made appropriately, sheets had holes

  • Group of friends
    3.8

    There were bugs in the shower, the toilet did not flush properly, the sink did not drain well, and the rug was dirty.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Trailhead - South Lake Tahoe South Lake Tahoe location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

3892 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, California, United States, 96150

Get directions
City Center
  • South Lake Tahoe
    3.8 km
Airports
  • Reno/Tahoe (RNO)
    62.7 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Taj Majal (cuisine: Indian)
    210 m
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill (cuisine: American)
    340 m
Ski areas
  • The Gondola at Heavenly
    2.1 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    32