Thunderchief Inn

1008 Echo RoadSouth Lake Tahoe96150USA
Bed & Breakfast
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About Thunderchief Inn

Located just off U.S. Route 50, Thunderchief Inn offers straightforward accommodations less than half a mile from the California-Nevada border. The low-frills motel is a 15-minute walk from the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Accessed via external doors and corridors, modest guestrooms offer cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. Some rooms also include a separate seating area. Free Wi-Fi is included in all accommodations.

The motel features a 24-hour front desk and offers free parking.

Guests will find a number of dining options nearby. Popular local choices include the Naked Fish Sushi Restaurant and Lounge and Vinny’s Pizza, both located across the street. Meanwhile, chain eateries and independent restaurants can be found within walking distance.

Thunderchief Inn is less than a mile away from Harrah’s Casino and Harvey’s Casino, both situated across the state line. The gondola to Heavenly Mountain Resort, offering skiing, biking, and more, is a ten-minute walk away.


1008 Echo Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150, USA
Telephone: +1(530)5416231 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in / out
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking lot
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Good location near local attractions.

The motel is located within walking distance of a host of shops, restaurants, and galleries, while many of South Tahoe Lake's most popular attractions, including Heavenly Mountain Resort, are within a short drive. The motel is also less than half a mile from the many casinos found across the California-Nevada state line.

No further advantages reported.

So far, no other recent positive opinion has been expressed by guests about this motel.

No further advantages reported.

So far, no other recent positive opinion has been expressed by guests about this motel.

Negative Reviews

Rooms lack air conditioning.

Past visitors have been disappointed to learn that the motel is not equipped with air conditioning. This omission means that your stay can quickly become hot and sticky, particularly during the dog days of summer.

Older property with older facilities.

According to reports, the motel is an older property that has seen better days. Guests report that the interior décor is dated, while furnishings are said to be worn out. Meanwhile, in-room amenities, including TVs, microwaves, and refrigerators, are said to be due an upgrade.

Customer service comes up short.

Many guests have complained about the level of customer service received at the motel. Reports indicate that motel employees are not always the friendliest of people, while guests have also been critical of the level of professionalism on display.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 197 reviews across the web
6.5 /10
6.5 out of 10 based on 197 reviews