10 Best Luxury Hotels in Lake Tahoe: Enjoy All the Amenities

For that special occasion you really want to pull out all the stops. Once you pick your luxurious hotel at Lake Tahoe, you might not have to leave since very amenity will be readily available including excellent service, restaurants, spas and activities. Many of these hotels are located at the local ski resorts and have the amenities associated with these locations: great restaurants, ski-in, ski-out options, spas and pools and a concierge. Many of these hotels also have great views and are in awesome locations for enjoying the Tahoe outdoors.

Whether you want some peace and quiet atop the mountains at the Ridge Tahoe and the Ridge View Resort or you want to be in the middle of the action in Stateline at the Montbleu, you will get a great choice of luxury hotels in Lake Tahoe. Head to the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe for a private swimming beach right on the lake, to The Ritz-Carlton at the Northstar resort for amazing skiing and organic restaurant food or  to the Donner Lake Village Resort for views of the "other" lake in this area. If you want to enjoy your own personal hot spring, drive down the hill to Walley's Hot Springs resort for a timeshare rental and a dip in some natural, hot pools.


The Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge has some great package deals. They include accommodation specials as well as special dinner deals, adventure packages at their Treetop Adventure Park, spa deals and yoga deals, and holiday packages. Their Thanksgiving dinner deal is only $156 for a room and a full dinner (with leftovers to take home). The beautiful lodge amenities includes cable television with DVD, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, elegant rooms and suites with high ceilings and fine linens. For families, the Lodge Suite is a one bedroom suite with an alcove for extra sleeping arrangements, nestled in the woods. This spacious suite can accommodate up to four people, with a king bed in the bedroom, and a sleeping alcove with a double bed.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Granlibakken resort is home to the Treetop Adventure Park.

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The Cedar Glen Lodge rooms start at around $179 a night and offer amenities such as a large outdoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna, a putting green and a firepit with nightly s'mores. This award winning lodge is close to the lake as well as the North Shore ski resorts. A continental breakfast is included with your stay as well as beautifully decorated rooms and access to the resort's restaurant, The Rustic Lounge, which serves seasonal dishes and has a wine bar with a cozy fireplace. The Lodge will sometimes have special rates during special events held in Lake Tahoe.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The delightful Cedar Glen Lodge is cozy and luxurious at the same time.

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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 features luxurious hotel rooms with in-room fireplaces, views of the mountain, private balconies and goose down bedding. Each room also features wired and wireless Internet connection, concierge service and iPod docking stations. The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe has several restaurants on-site including the award-winning Manzanita and the Living Room bar. The fitness center offers cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, a fully integrated wellness program and a heated co-ed lap pool overlooking the mountains. The Spa features 16 treatment rooms, a sauna and steam room.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Ritz-Carlton is very luxurious, but the staff are friendly and down to earth. Check out the amazing Manzanita restaurant.

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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 in South Lake Tahoe, close to the Heavenly ski resort and the casinos of the South Shore. The hotel also features several conference and reception rooms including the Rooftop Deck with a fireplace and a heated outdoor pavilion. The hotel's restaurant, Jimmy's, featured a California cuisine menu with wood-fired Greek food, a glass enclosed wine cellar and locally sourced ingredients. The hotel spa offers several treatments including massage, body wraps and facials. The hotel also has an outdoor pool, hot tub and fire pits.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Many of The Landing's suites feature fireplaces and views of the lake.

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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. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Shuttle service whisks guests 6 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife. The magnificent hotel resort is located on Heavenly Ski Resort's Nevada slope, adjacent to the Stagecoach Lodge and ski chair lift. Our 302-unit resort features Deluxe Hotel Rooms, Junior Suites, One and Two Bedroom Condominium Suites.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Ridge Tahoe has amazing views of both Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley

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The Hyatt Residence Club is located at Northstar California in the Village and includes exclusive privileges that can only be found at the premier year-round destination resort. Mingling with ponderosa pines in a coveted slope side location the hotel offers two and three bedroom residences with exteriors made of native materials and luxurious appointments within, such as hand scrapped dark hickory hardwood floors, marble and granite countertops, Viking® Designer Series appliances, the latest in home electronics, large decks with outdoor fireplaces and window walls framing stunning mountain views. Hyatt guests enjoy access to The Villlage Swim & Fitness Center. Many of the rooms feature private decks that look over the Village and the nearby slopes.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Hyatt Residence Club suites feature luxurious kitchens and the outdoor hot tubs are a great place to enjoy the snow.

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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 views of the lake) and Cutthroat's Saloon as well as lounge areas. The award-wining Stillwater Spa offers packages as well as salon services. This 4-star property has a business center and offers audio-visual equipment. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. The hotel has 422 air-conditioned guestrooms as well as cottages with views of the lake. Wireless Internet access is available. In addition to safes, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have cable channels, video-game consoles, and pay movies. Rooms also include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Hyatt's catamaran, the Sierra Cloud is available for sunset cruises and private parties.

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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 between the outdoors and the comfort of indoors. The design reflects a comfortable atmosphere, warm woods, large timbers and an excellent staff, in-house touring company and an award-winning restaurant, Stella. The warm, contemporary rooms include luxurious European bedding, in-room safes, refrigerators, Keurig coffemakers, fresh ground coffee, radios with iPod docks, flat screen LCD televisions, cable TVs and a complimentary breakfast buffet for two. The hotel also has a hot tub, a beautiful courtyard and quick access to the small, historic town of Truckee.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Cedar House Sport Hotel caters to outdoor lovers who want some luxury.

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The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe is located on the 235-acre property of the Edgewood Tahoe golf resort on the shores of South Lake Tahoe. When you walk into the lobby with its 38 foot tall ceilings and stellar views of the lake, you will realize you have found one of the best places to stay on the lake. This LEED-designed lodge has 154 luxury guest rooms, a 8,500 sq. ft. spa and salon, outdoor fire pits, 40-person outdoor hot tub, heated pool, 200-seat bistro restaurant, 3,000 sq. ft. ballroom, adventure center, kids camp, and premium shopping. Room amenities include private access to the Edgewood beach, feather comforters and excellent views of the water and the mountains.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The epitome of luxury, many of the rooms at the Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe have access to the lodge's private beach.

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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