Lake Tahoe has a wide range of places to stay including elegant ski resorts and casinos to cozy cabins and bed and breakfasts. Visitors will be happy to know that budget prices can be found in all of these areas and you can find deals at various locations around the lake.
If you want to stay where the action is, try some of the casinos on the Nevada side. The Crystal Bay Casino has both weekday and weekend specials and is located in the more quiet and laid back area of Crystal Bay. Harrah's Tahoe and other casinos are closer to nightclubs and bars in the city and contain restaurants, shopping and access to various ski resorts. In the same area is the fun and budget-friendly Basecamp Hotel with camping themed rooms.
For another great view, visit the Beach Retreat in South Lake Tahoe. This hotel has their own beach and a restaurant on their over the water pier. Another package hotel is the Hampton Inn which services both Lake Tahoe and Truckee. If you want to stay in the heart of Truckee, visit the Truckee Hotel, one of the oldest buildings in town.
If you want to get away from the ski or summer crowds, but you still want to be near the lake, visit the tiny town of Genoa on the other side of Kingsbury Grade and stay at the White House Inn where you can stay in a charming historical house in the country while watching the local wildlife.