10 Best Hotels and Inns in the Lake Tahoe Area

There are a wide range of hotels in the Lake Tahoe area: ski resorts that offer condos and suites, spa resorts, hotels with views of the lake and the mountains or a casino right in the middle of concert central. To get a great deal at a Lake Tahoe hotel or bed and breakfast, visit during the off season in the spring or fall. During the ski season and the summer season, most hotels will raise their rates and require minimum night stays. Tahoe during the fall is beautiful and you can get a great hotel value. Tahoe during the spring can be unpredictable, but there will be after ski season values to be had.

If you want to be near the action in South Lake Tahoe, you can stay at one of the various casinos in Stateline (on the Nevada side) like Harrah's or Montbleu or even the camping themed Basecamp Hotel. Here you will find great room deals, restaurants and clubs and access to one of the most popular and beautiful ski resorts in the area: Heavenly. If you really want to splurge, visit any of the accommodations at the Village at Squaw in Squaw Valley including the Resort at Squaw Creek or the beautiful Ritz-Carlton at the Northstar ski resort. If you are on a budget, try the Rustic Cabins resort in Tahoe Vista, the service is great and it is close to the lake. Also try the Tahoma Meadows Bed and Breakfast. If you want a little history, stay at the Richardson House in Truckee which is a refurbished Victorian home from the 1880s.

The Marriott Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe is located right at the base of the Gondola at the Heavenly ski resort in South Lake Tahoe. The hotel is located in the Village at Heavenly close to restaurants, shopping a movie theater and some of...  Read More

The Montbleu Casino Resort & Spa is located right in downtown Stateline amongst the other casinos that make this a gamer's Mecca. The Montbleu has a chic lobby, two hip nightclubs, a 1,500 seat theater for concerts, an outdoor sports arena,...  Read More

Harrah's Lake Tahoe
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Harrah's Lake Tahoe is located in Stateline and is close to several area attractions include the Zephyr Cove Beach, Emerald Bay State Park, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park and South Lake Tahoe. There are over 500 guest rooms and suites at the...  Read More


The Landing Resort & Spa is a luxurious boutique hotel that features 88 rooms with views of the lake, bathrooms with heated toilet seats and floors, luxurious linens and furnishings and 55-inch wall-mounted televisions. The resort itself is...  Read More

Overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, and nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations....  Read More

The Basecamp Hotel is a fun, outdoors inspired hotel that celebrates the outdoors with camping themed rooms, some complete with canvas tents and faux campfires. The hotel includes a buffet breakfast as well as an outdoor hot tub and access to...  Read More

This smaller (44 room), but cozy hotel near Truckee has a distinct mountain architecture that has attracted the attention of both visitors and publications like Outside magazine. The Cedar House Sport Hotel encourages a natural connection...  Read More

The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is located near the beach on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe and is close to Diamond Peak ski resort. The Hyatt has a private beach, several restaurants and the Cutthroat's Saloon bar and lounge....  Read More


The beautiful Resort at Squaw Creek is located in Squaw Valley, close to the area's beautiful ski runs, restaurants, hiking trails and the Village at Squaw. The resort has been named one of the best 20 resorts in North America by Conde Nast...  Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe hotel is located mid-mountain at the Northstar resort stunning views of the Sierra Range. The Ritz-Carlton is about 15 minutes from the lake and about 45 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The Ritz...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina

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