10 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Lake Tahoe: Your S'mores Are Up!

Families visiting the Lake Tahoe area have a wide range of choices for accommodations. From luxury resorts with full spas and kid's programs to private condominiums and small, local hotels. Each of them are close to the area's special amenities like skiing, hiking, biking, beach fun and exploring.

If you are looking for a luxury vacation, the Ritz-Carlton (located at the Northstar resort) has a wonderful heated pool that overlooks the ski runs at mid-mountain. The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe on the North Shore has their world-renowned Camp Hyatt for the children of guests. At the Tahoe Camp Hyatt, children learn about the local area as well as the natural world. Other resorts include Northstar's Village accommodations and the condos and townhouses at Kirkwood.

If the kids can't get enough of swimming, take them to the warm, year-round pool at David Walley's 1864 Resort where the rental condos are about 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and just steps away from the local hot springs. For some camping fun without the dirt, head to Basecamp Hotel where you can sleep under a canvas tent without leaving your room.

The Zephyr Cove Resort on the East Shore has some of the best beaches in the area as well as access to BBQs, volleyball, kayaking and the M.S. Dixie II paddlewheel boat.

This property has a very friendly casino with lots of gambling action. Restaurants include the Timber House, a popular place for great prime rib and Taberna featuring Mexican cuisine. The quiet rooms are comfortably spacious with mountain decor....  Read More

The Alpenrose Inn is an independently owned 19-room hotel, operated by local Hannah Conrad since 1995. The Inn is located in South Lake Tahoe and close to beaches, ski resorts, hiking and biking trails. The hotel is known for it's...  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

Guests at the Zephyr Cove Resort will be able to enjoy the lake which is just steps away. Accommodations include guest rooms and family cabins. Guest rooms are housed at the Zephyr Cove Lodge and are equipped with coffee makers,...  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 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

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

David Walley's Resort is nestled in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in Genoa, Nev. Two golf courses at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club are two miles away. Casinos in South Lake Tahoe are less than 13 miles from the property. The Heavenly...  Read More

This year-round resort at the base of Northstar at Tahoe™ Resort & adjacent to the Village at Northstar is 38 miles from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport & 6 miles from Lake Tahoe's North Shore. One of the finest mountain villages...  Read More

The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is located near the beach in Incline Village and close to Diamond Peak Ski Resort. The resort has a private beach, casino, several restaurants and bars including the Lone Eagle Grille (with...  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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