20 of the Best Accommodations in Lake Tahoe
Bustling with four seasons of outdoor activity, Lake Tahoe provides visitors with a variety of hotel accommodations. Cut through the fuss and enjoy your stay at one of these guest-friendly hotels.
The Lake Tahoe region, commonly referred to as “Tahoe," hosts two areas: South Tahoe and North Tahoe. Over three million people visit Lake Tahoe every year, and with a plethora of outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, and canoeing, it's no surprise.
If physical adventure isn’t your thing, the area hosts over ten gambling casinos, championship golf courses, world-class spas, tons of restaurants and shopping. No matter what brings you to Tahoe, help find the perfect place to rest your head in any one of these great accommodations.
Within the North Side area, you can find a number of accommodation options in one of the 12 resort towns on both the California and Nevada sides. Each town offers something different such as the longest snow season of Alpine Meadows, stunning beaches of Incline Village, or be in the middle of the action in Tahoe City. No matter where you choose, check out one of these North Side accommodation options for a memorable stay.
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort
This resort, spa and casino boast spectacular views from the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Relax and unwind at this four-diamond property complete with on-site restaurants, spa, and generous grounds for you to explore. Offering standard guest rooms (400 square feet), suites (550 square feet) and cottages (350 square feet), you're sure to find something that fits your size and taste. With free Wi-Fi in all rooms, you can stay connected while checking the conditions outside whether summer or winter activity beckons.
Rates range from $190 to $550 mid-week and $258 to $1,280 on weekends dependent upon the time of year and type of accommodation selected plus a $25 daily resort fee. Find the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort at 111 Country Club Drive in Incline Village, North Shore Lake Tahoe or online at http://www.laketahoe.hyatt.com
Cedar Glen Lodge
Nestled among the trees in Tahoe Vista is the Cedar Glen Lodge, an eco-friendly accommodation that provides pet-friendly options. Even if you aren’t traveling with your furry friends, the lodge offers so many amenities to enjoy such as heated outdoor swimming pool (summer months), hot tub and sauna, putting green, volleyball, ping-pong, BBQ area and an inviting lawn area. Pull up a chair at their on-site wine bar or fine dining restaurant to take in a gorgeous view while you enjoy a delicious meal. Continental breakfast and Wi-fi are included in each stay, and the beach is only a short walk across the street.
Rates range from $179 to $399 mid-week and $189 to $429 on weekends dependent upon the time of year and type of accommodation selected.
Find Cedar Glen Lodge at 6589 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe Visa, North Shore Lake Tahoe or online at http://www.tahoecedarglen.com/the-resort/
Enjoy the finest of mountainside accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton. Located at the base of the Northstar Ski Resort and just outside of Truckee, this 5-star hotel is set to indulge the decadent traveler. Offering guests the convenience of ski in/ski out après ski, relax after a day on the slopes in any one of the well-appointed guest rooms (450 square feet) or suites (800 to 2,600 square feet), many with in-room fireplaces.
For those seeking a different off-peak adventure, the resort boasts a 17,000 square foot spa space with themed treatments to rejuvenate and indulge. For the younger guests, the resort has a children’s program with games and crafts to entertain and educate among the mountain setting. To top the day off, enjoy a meal or drink from one of the property’s onsite restaurants or bar and cozy up to the fire at the daily s’mores event.
Rates range from $299 to $4,000 mid week and $399 to $4,000 on weekends dependent upon the time of year and type of accommodation selected plus a $30 daily resort fee. Find the Ritz-Carlton at 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court in Truckee on the California side or online at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LakeTahoe/Default.htm
Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley
Another slopeside accommodation option at the base of the Squaw Valley Resort is the Red Wolf Lodge. Offering travelers the option of studio, one and two bedroom condo units, each room contains a full kitchen and fireplace, among other ample amenities. Perfect for parties of 2 to 6 people, the location is right in the center of Squaw Valley offering restaurants and attractions just around each corner. Take a ride in the cable car to take in breathtaking views or visit the Olympic Museum to learn all about the 1960 winter Olympic games. Offering the convenience of condo accommodation, guests can make meals in their own units or tour the town and dine at one of many local eateries.
Rates range from $165 to $255 mid week and $155 to $375 on weekends dependent upon the time of year and type of accommodation selected. Find the Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley at 2000 Squaw Loop Road in Olympic Valley on the California side or online at http://redwolfsquaw.com/
Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge
At this Red Wolf property on the California side of Lake Tahoe, guests can enjoy scenic views from one of the studio (400 square feet), one (510 square feet) or two (600 square feet) bedroom units. No matter your choice of accommodations, you can relax in the condo setting featuring full kitchens with fireplaces in each unit. For a little indulgence, the one and two bedroom units feature a private balcony to absorb truly the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. Being Lakeside has its perks including a private beach, lakeside pool and hot tubs to soak those tired muscles from a full day of activity. If visiting during the summer months, guests can enjoy the outdoor BBQ area or curl up around a communal fireplace.
Rates range from $125 to $185 mid week and $145 to $255 on weekends dependent upon the time of year and type of accommodation selected plus a daily $10 resort fee. Find Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge at 7630 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe Vista or online at http://www.redwolflakesidelodge.com/
PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn
This hotel was built to house the 1960 Olympic athletes, but now hosts business travelers and tourists. Enjoy free Wi-Fi and pet-friendly rooms along with on-site dining options that feature happy hour deals Monday through Friday. Not only does PlumpJack offer ski in/ski out access but free valet parking, free ski/snowboard valet, fitness center, swimming pool, hot tub, bocce court and so much more. The location is right in the heart of town for walkable evenings exploring the shopping, restaurants and pubs just a few steps away.
Rates range from $211 to $596 mid week and $272 to $613 on weekends dependent upon the time of year and type of accommodation selected. Find the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn at 1920 Squaw Valley Road in Olympic Valley on the California side or online at http://www.plumpjacksquawvalleyinn.com/
The Resort at Squaw Creek
This luxury accommodation is perfect for small getaways or parties up to 9 people wanting to enjoy the perks of being in the Squaw Valley area. Nestle into one of the guest rooms (379 square feet), suites (646 to 729 square feet) or indulge in one of the multi level penthouses (724 to 1,398 square feet) featuring well-appointed furnishings, some with in-room fireplaces, full kitchens and laundry machines. Enjoy the spa or one of the six dining facilities which offer a variety of cuisines and atmosphere.
From ski on/ski off accessibility to championship golf, the recreation options both on the resort and in the surrounding area is endless.
Rates range from $259 to $987 mid week and $272 to $1007 on weekends dependent upon the time of year and type of accommodation selected. Find the Resort at Squaw Creek at 400 Squaw Creek Road in Olympic Valley on the California side or online at http://www.squawcreek.com/
Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts
Another ski in/ski out accessible accommodation option is the Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts. This facility offers studio (400 to 495 square feet), two (1,100 to 1,500 square feet) and three (1,700 to 1,800 square feet) bedroom options to guests from small to large parties. Both two and three bedroom units offer full kitchens with outdoor fireplaces on the private balcony and in-unit laundry facilities. Guests may also enjoy access to the gym with a 25-meter swimming pool and three hot tubs to sooth away the day’s play. Nearby is the public outdoor skating rink where guests can amble around the town center and enjoy the local restaurants and bars or do some shopping or see a movie at the cinema. The location is great to offer guests both mountainside and alternative activities.
Rates range from $356 to $700 mid week and $693 to $1,050 on weekends depending upon the time of year and type of accommodation selected. Find the Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts at 970 Northstar Drive in Truckee on the California side or online at https://welkresorts.com/lake-tahoe/accommodations/vacation-rentals/
Cedar House Sport Hotel
This award winning property boasts sustainable building practices and encourages the nature enthusiast to visit its welcoming rooms. Not only is this property pet-friendly but it also offers an adventure concierge service to make sure guests can enjoy any number of Tahoe’s numerous adventure activities. Offering single rooms up to luxury suites, travelers can find accommodation here to meet their budget and preference with all rooms including Wi-Fi and daily breakfast.
With a great location, guests can journey to town to enjoy one of the restaurants or bars, but guests with good timing can enjoy one of several monthly “pop-up” dinners onsite. Known as the Stella Pop Up Dinning Series, guests can enjoy a world-class meal that is unlike the traditional dining experience. Not offering regularly, check the hotel’s schedule to see when the next pop-up dinner will be held.
Rates range from $180 to $295 mid week and $195 to $390 on weekends depending on time and type of selection. Find the Cedar House Sport Hotel at 10918 Brockway Road in Truckee on the California side or online at http://www.cedarhousesporthotel.com/
This gorgeous property sits on 74 acres of private land to give guests a taste of the Tahoe scenery. Travelers can enjoy daily breakfast included with their stay in a studio, single bedroom, suites or townhouse accommodation and access the facilities many amenities. On the site, you can indulge in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub, indoor sauna, tennis court, hiking trails, gym, spa or treetop adventure park.
Although Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are a short distance away, guests can enjoy a day on the resort’s ski and sledding hill in the backyard of their accommodation. Ideal for beginner to intermediate ski and snowboarders, the resort offers après ski, lessons and sled discs for guests. No matter where you go for snow, unwind after a great day at the onsite restaurant and pub or cozy up by the fire and enjoy a truly memorable stay at the Granlibakken Tahoe.
Rates range from $330 to $1,135 mid week and $345 to $1,208 on weekends depending on type and time of request. Find the Granlibakken Tahoe at 725 Granlibakken Road in Tahoe City on the California side or online at http://granlibakken.com
When most think of Lake Tahoe, the South side is where most envision. With several major casino resorts, and the major ski resort of Heavenly, adventure, entertainment and accommodation are ample. Visitors can easily access the beauty of the Tahoe National Forrest on the Nevada side or go straight for the nightlife and entertainment that the Heavenly Village offers to visitors seeking a thrill. Sort through it all and check out one of these excellent places to stay.
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
This suite-only accommodation is prime for those wanting to hit the Heavenly slopes. All rooms feature a living room space with mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee/tea facilities along with a separate bedroom area composed of either a King or two Queen beds.
With daily breakfast and happy hour included with your stay, you can graze any other meal at the onsite restaurant and bar to enjoy a cold pint after a day’s activity. When your bellies are full, unwind at the resort’s heated indoor pool or hot tub or embrace tranquility in one of three garden atriums.
Rates range from $169 to $699 mid-week and $209 to $699 on weekends dependent upon time and type of accommodation selected. Find the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at 4130 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Tahoe on the California side or online at https://www.tahoeresorthotel.com/
This casino property features 18 floors and over 500 rooms and suites for guests to enjoy. Each room features either a King or two Queen beds and two bathrooms (yes, two bathrooms!). Bill Harrah, the founder of Harrah’s Casinos, insisted upon two bathrooms for the Tahoe property so guests will always have a relaxing hot shower to ease muscles after a day on the slopes.
If the activities outside don’t attract you, then head downstairs to one of seven on-site restaurants and eateries or test your luck at the casino (for those 21 years and over). As most Tahoe properties feature, Harrah’s is no different, with an outstanding indoor pool and hot tub or book a treatment at the on-site spa with massage, facials or body treatments available.
Rates range from $99 to $349 mid week and $179 to $544 on weekends depending on the type of room and time of year. Find Harrah’s Tahoe at 15 Highway 50 on the Stateline or online at https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-tahoe
The Landing Resort & Spa
The Landing Resort & Spa is an award-winning 5-star luxury property with 77 guestrooms all featuring a balcony and fireplace. This waterfront property affords most of the rooms with a scenic view of the tranquil surroundings of the South Tahoe region. Choose from Superior (270 to 290 square feet), Garden (390 square feet), or Premium rooms (470 square feet), the one-bedroom suite (480 square feet) or the ultimate three-bedroom suite (890 square feet).
When not enjoying the plush refinement of your room, you can explore the property’s on-site restaurant, wine bar, spa, fitness center, and rooftop deck or lakeside patio. Offering free Wi-Fi and transportation to the Heavenly Village, the Landing Resort & Spa is a great find among the South Tahoe options.
Rates range from $175 to $675 mid week and $209 to $1,199 on weekends depending on type of room and time of year. Find The Landing Resort & Spa at 4104 Lakeshore Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe on the California side or online at http://thelandingtahoe.com
Postmarc Hotel & Spa Suites
Newly rebranded with renovations, the modern but comfortable Postmarc Hotel is walking distance to the Heavenly Gondola and so much more in central South Tahoe. Choose from standard rooms or suites ranging from 373 to 584 square feet with most featuring spa tubs or dual showers in each room. For the creative, the Postmarc offers themed rooms to give your stay a little something extra. The central location just across the street from waterfront allows visitors the best access to all that South Tahoe has on offer for dining, entertainment, adventure, sport, shopping and more.
Rates range from $72 to $242 mid week and $72 to $359 based on the type of room and time of year. Find the Postmarc Hotel & Spa Suites at 3696 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe or online at http://www.postmarchotels.com/
Stardust Lake Tahoe
This friendly hotel has an amazing location just 50 feet away from the Heavenly Gondola, putting guests in a prime location to access some of America’s best downhill fun. The welcoming staff greets you with warm cookies upon check-in and the property offers amenities such as kitchenettes (which include refrigerator and microwave) in every room, free snacks like donuts and popcorn, free Wi-Fi and comfortably appointed guest rooms to relax in.
After your day of activity, unwind and borrow one of the many DVDs from the hotel or grab a board game to play. With the excellent location on the town’s main boulevard, you can always wander to town to explore the many restaurants, bars or clubs that make South Tahoe so fun. Guests can select from the studio, deluxe studio, one-bedroom, deluxe one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites to rest their heads in each night.
Rates range from $119 to $279 mid week and $139 to $209 on weekends depending upon the time of year and type of room selected. Find the Stardust Lake Tahoe at 4061 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe or online at http://www.stardust-tahoe.com
968 Park Hotel
An eco-chic hotel with a prime location at the foot of the Heavenly Mountain, the 968 Park Hotel has the best of location, comfort, style and offerings to make a great stay in South Tahoe. Decorated with organic and reclaimed materials and utilizing environmentally friendly supplies, living the green life is a priority for the hotel. It’s good for the earth and can be good for your bellies if you grab a drink from the onsite coffee pub which serves hand crafted coffee and microbrews from several local breweries along with local wines too.
Catch their happy hour and some live music in their bar or lounge on a poolside cabana in the warmer months when you want a break from the endless adventure activities or scenic sights. The 986 Park Hotel offered great amenities like free Wi-Fi and free parking along with the relaxing hot tub, dry sauna and heated outdoor swimming pool (open seasonally).
Guests have an offering of standard or deluxe rooms with the choice of two double, two queens or one king bed. Rates range from $109 to $199 mid week and $229 to $299 on weekends depending upon the time of year and room type selected. Find the 968 Park Hotel at 968 Park Avenue in South Lake Tahoe or online at http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/california/lake-tahoe-hotels/968-park-hotel/
The Basecamp Hotel is within walking distance to the Heavenly Gondola and the central attractions of South Lake Tahoe’s entertainment and restaurants. This modern and fun property is affordable and surrounds you with comfort and quality. The rooms offer a wide variety of choices including two doubles, two queens, a king, family rooms, theme rooms (complete with tent and faux campfire) and suites. Some rooms are pet-friendly, and others offer balcony views of the surrounding Tahoe area.
When you aren’t snoozing, check out one of their five decks that provide views and settings to fit the mood you are in. Most have fire pits to stay warm and strike up a conversation with other visitors. The hotel also has a swimming pool and two bars, the lobby bar (only for guests) and the Beer Garden (open to guests and the public) to enjoy a brew and food under the starry skies.
Rates range from $95 to $152 mid week and $139 to $233 on weekends depending on the time of year and accommodation selected. Find the Basecamp Hotel at 4143 Cedar Avenue in South Lake Tahoe or online at http://basecamphotels.com/
This charming and intimate inn is nestled on a quite neighborhood street with surrounding trees and scenery to provide a quieter atmosphere. Options include king or queen rooms, some with a small kitchenette area that includes refrigerator, microwave and select dishware. With only 19 rooms total, this inn is perfect for those seeking a more tranquil stay and includes breakfast.
An easy walk to the Heavenly Gondola, casinos or the town center, the Alpenrose Inn includes parking for guests to encourage walking between nearby destinations. Other amenities include a beautiful sundeck to soak in the crisp, clear rays of the sun or enjoy a stroll through the garden where guests have access to a BBQ area. The property also offers an indoor spa and private beach for enjoying the crystal clear water of Lake Tahoe. Wi-Fi is also available, and select rooms are pet-friendly for an additional charge of $25 per pet each night.
Rates range from $79 to $129 mid week and $119 to $139 on weekends. Some stays require a minimum length. Find the Alpenrose Inn at 4074 Pine Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe or online at http://www.alpenroseinntahoe.com/home
Marriott's Timber Lodge
These vacation rentals are perfect for the visitor who wants a home-like atmosphere with the convenience and luxury of a major hotel chain. Choose from one, two or three bedroom units, all featuring a fireplace, whirlpool tub to soak the aches away, and entertainment with a DVD player.
The full kitchen offers guests the option of cooking their own meals or with a location right in the heart of Heavenly Village; guests can wander to any number of dining options and local restaurants. Another convenience of each unit includes a washer and dryer to get ski gear nice and dry for another day of hitting the slopes. The resort also offers free Wi-Fi, fitness center, pool, hot tub, sauna, kids and teen activity area and an onsite restaurant. Perfect for parties of 4 to 10, you can find the right sized villa to enjoy a memorable stay in South Lake Tahoe.
Rates range from $180 to $400 mid week and $240 to $600 on weekends dependent upon the time of year and villa selected plus a daily valet fee of $29 (self-parking not available). Find the Marriott’s Timber Lodge at 4100 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe or online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/rnotl-marriotts-timber-lodge/
Lodge at Obexer's
Roughly half way between both North and South Tahoe in the quaint community of Homewood is the Lodge at Obexer’s. Quiet and comfortable, you will find the accommodation with immediate access to the glistening waters of Lake Tahoe. With a deli and market across the street and being in walking distance of the West Shore Café, guests have the freedom to explore the California side of Lake Tahoe.
Roughly a 40-minute drive, either way, allows a middle ground location to visit any number of Lake Tahoe ski resorts including Squaw Valley, Northstar, Heavenly or try the runs in the backyard at Homewood Mountain Resort. Guest rooms offer Wi-Fi for convenience along with HDTV. Choose from either single Queen, Double Queen or King room options that have all been recently updated.
Rates range from $129 to $189 for both mid-week and weekends dependent upon the time of year and type of accommodation selected. Find the Lodge at Obexer’s at 5335 West Lake Boulevard in Homewood on the California side or online at http://www.thelodgeatobexers.com
There is so much to do in Lake Tahoe. During the winter, you'll have access to world-class ski resorts in Heavenly, Squaw Valley, and Northstar. Winter fun isn’t just about what's strapped to your feet but includes activities such as dog sledding, snowshoeing, hiking and walking—there's plenty to do in the snows of Lake Tahoe.
The summer months bring adventure calling such as mountain biking, Jet Ski, speedboat, sailing, climbing, and more. No matter what time of year it is, trust that Lake Tahoe offers an exciting or relaxing opportunity to suit your taste. With more than 72 miles around the lake, there are hundreds of accommodation options, but rest assured, any of the choices here will provide a great rest and even better trip to beautiful Lake Tahoe.
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