10 Top-Rated Hotels in Lake Tahoe (California), California

August 6, 2022 Darleen Reid

Basking in its 300 days of sunshine, Lake Tahoe is a haven for outdoor fun in every season. Swimming, kayaking and windsurfing are popular in the summer months, while epic snowfall makes for spectacular skiing in winter. For those who prefer indoor fun, there's plenty of that in Tahoe, too. With 24-hour casinos and a flashy nightlife scene, the area has a tangible Vegas vibe. A sprinkle of bling, if you will. Not surprising, since Lake Tahoe straddles the border between California and Nevada.
Things to do in Lake Tahoe (California)

1. Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village

1 Lake Pkwy, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8834 1 (855) 972-9460
Excellent
39%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
11%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1040 reviews

Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village

Great place to stay

Reviewed By gregh0825

I have stayed here several times over the last 18 years when riding the America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride. I like having a suite because it gives me ample room to assemble my bike. I also like having a kitchenette in the suite. It is a nice alternative from the casinos. It's just off the main drag, so it is quieter but convenient to the town. The staff has always been pleasant and this year actually had maps to the town and hiking areas. Complimentary breakfast was included. They were in the middle of property improvements this year (2022) which were greatly needed, so that was just another nice plus. Will stay there again should I go back next year.

2. Stardust Lodge

4061 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6905 1 (530) 450-2111
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2018 reviews

Stardust Lodge

Stardust Lodge is an excellent choice for travelers visiting South Lake Tahoe, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting South Lake Tahoe, Stardust Lodge is located walking distance to both the Heavenly Gondola as well as Lake Tahoe. Free WIFI is offered to guests, and rooms at Stardust Hotel offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator. During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a rooftop terrace. Guests of Stardust Lodge are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available. If you are interested in exploring South Lake Tahoe, check out one of the waterfalls, such as Lower Eagle Falls and Glen Alpine Falls. Enjoy your stay in South Lake Tahoe!

Stardust

Reviewed By wcallpaul

The Stardust is in a great location in South Lake Tahoe. Located within walking distance to the beach, restaurants and the casinos. Two swimming pools and two hot tubs at the Stardust. Friendly staff always willing to make you stay enjoyable. We love staying at the Stardust!

3. Resort at Squaw Creek

400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146-9778
Excellent
53%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2884 reviews

Resort at Squaw Creek

Luxury mountain resort located at the base of Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, five miles from the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Beautiful Nature Views of the Mountains & Trees / Could use some TLC in customer service improvements

Reviewed By WorldTravelerTom

Check in wasn't very smooth. There was an issue with my reservation dates and seemed to be too much for the check in staff to handle. Had to return later to involve a manager to resolve. I was told I could return as often as I'd like to obtain the small bottles of water, however on one particular day again seemed like it was too much for the front desk staff to handle like it was a bother for them. Had inquired with concierge about the schedule of activities that were on a calendar of events at the resort that was provided to us upon check in because it would indicate times but not locations, however the concierge wasn't even aware of the schedule so had no idea of the activities or their locations so we never did find Bingo. Was always wondering if the other things were going on. Upon check out there was an issue with my bill as far as inappropriate/inaccurate charges, however again was too much for the front desk to handle and they requested that I email and or call back later to discuss to resolve. I have since emailed and am still awaiting resolution. Highly recommend some serious training in customer service for front desk personnel and or have a manager on site out front that knows what they are doing to assist with these issues. We were only there for 3-nights/4-days and although it did rain the first day we still enjoyed as much as we could of all of the resort's and local area amenities going to the pool/jacuzzi, going hiking and biking, eating at all of the restaurants on site, and most importantly the best experience spending an afternoon at the spa. Was disappointed that the the pool side bar and restaurants were not open very often or very long. Was disappointed that the coffee shop was closed down for renovations. Was disappointed at the very high prices of the the restaurants at the resort. I understand the pool was supposed to be heated but it obviously was not. It was freezing cold. Spent most time in jacuzzi as did everyone else. Understand the water slide was supposed to be open certain hours of the day but was not and was later told could ask someone to open it up if we wanted to use it. It also appeared that there was a serious challenge with lack of staffing. For example we made a reservation at Six Peaks as we were directed to do saying they were booked so had to squeeze us in late, however when we arrived there that evening we appeared to be the only ones in the main dining area. The bartender was the hostess and the waitress.

4. Marriott Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe

1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1115 reviews

Marriott Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe

Find your oasis at Marriott Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe. Located within the Heavenly® Village in South Lake Tahoe, California, our vacation ownership resort offers well-appointed guest rooms, studios and one- and two-bedroom residence rentals. Each residence delivers all the comforts of home, with a full kitchen, separate living and dining areas and a cozy fireplace. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in all accommodations as well. Gather at Fire + Ice Grill and Bar for Asian cuisine and cocktails. Indulge in a massage or beauty treatment at our Serenity Spa. Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool or break a sweat in our modern fitness center. For those planning events in Lake Tahoe, our resort's modern meeting spaces can accommodate up to 50 attendees. Enjoy world-class skiing at Heavenly Ski Resort or explore the theaters, shops and restaurants at Heavenly Village. Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay and Mt. Tallac Trail are nearby for even more recreation. We look forward to making your vacation memorable.

Superb property

Reviewed By MikeandSarahBrown

From the moment we arrived and the valet looked after our car to the moment we left we loved this place. Booked the 1 bed apartment and had so much space, it was great to have a fridge and kitchen area as well as a lounge to end the evening in. The hotel organise hikes which we did, superb, especially when we saw a big brown bear, highlight of our trip. Thanks again, highly recommend

5. Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7919
Excellent
51%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1831 reviews

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

Escape to a unique and unexpected oasis of tranquility amidst the energy of South Lake Tahoe. Nestled on the shores of Lake Tahoe just minutes away from Heavenly Mountain, the Beach Retreat & Lodge boasts its own pier and marina, delectable dining at our two onsite restaurants, meeting and wedding facilities, and a huge variety of activities for the entire family.

Amazing overnight stay

Reviewed By evelync343

We chose this because of the location and it did not disappoint. The Boathouse seaside restaurant was also awesome: Gage, and the team at night (sorry forgot the names) May 14th, 2020 are amazing. Gage was alone and handled everything well. The night team was slammed with lots of guests but got everyone happy. Food was filling and delicious. They were so apologetic on delayed food service and wanted to comp it. We said NO! We understood the wait and we're very thankful for their service. We chose a beachfront room, worth the extra $$$. Had the fireplace going. Beautiful views.

6. The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa

4104 Lakeshore Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6915 1 (855) 963-3503
Excellent
78%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1301 reviews

The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa

Lake Tahoe's finest boutique hotel The Landing Resort & Spa offers premier accommodations and highest service levels. Travelers seeking sophistication without pretension will appreciate the hotel’s thoughtful amenities, lively personality, and contemporary European design. Commanding a prime waterfront location, all guestrooms feature stone fireplaces, and many afford spectacular lake views. We invite you to experience our boutique hotel and look forward to sharing our genuine mountain hospitality with you soon!

Can't wait to return

Reviewed By lwflawyer

After a really bad experience at the Edgewood, we moved over to the Landing. This is a delightful property. The rooms are quiet and comfortable. The entire staff is friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. Access to the private beach is especially convenient. We have eaten several meals at the restaurant Jimmy's which is here on property. Friendly efficient staff and great food.

7. Tahoe Star Hotel

10015 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161-0368
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Tahoe Star Hotel

Newly remodeled eight-room historic hotel property in downtown Truckee, CA, close to dining, shopping, and the Truckee River.

Great hotel and friendly staff

Reviewed By Cindy M

Super cute newly renovated building , very inviting front desk staff. Run by a very nice family. The room was very clean and I liked the modern feel of it even though it’s a historical building. Great breakfast right across the street and discounts for staying there. Location is right downtown on Truckee river

8. Heavenly Valley Lodge

1261 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8604
Excellent
92%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 442 reviews

Heavenly Valley Lodge

Newly renovated in 2011. Managed by the Owners! All of our rooms were completely remodeled with brand new beds, linens and furnishings! Our goal is to make this a unique, wonderful and relaxing experience for our guests. We invite you to experience a Lake Tahoe stay like no other. Let us spoil you...We're good at it!!! Lake Tahoe has so much to offer and is also a great home base for skiing, boating, fishing, hiking, biking or just to relax in a beautiful serene location. It is also close to neighboring hot spots such as Yosemite, San Francisco, Napa Valley Wine tasting, and other Northern California & Nevada locations. The Heavenly Valley Lodge Bed & Breakfast is a quiet, Tahoe-Style property located at 1261 Ski Run Blvd just below the world-famous Heavenly Ski slopes, and only a 1/2 mile down to the shores of Lake Tahoe. The property is on a wooded acre and is very spacious and quiet.

Be sure to understand the rooms!

Reviewed By girlwhotraveled

Stayed here for a couple nights in the bunkhouse cabin. Though the place was clean, the bunkhouse was tight space for three adults. There was a queen bed and a bunk bed right next to it. Barely had any room to navigate or place luggage. Felt very confining! Otherwise the bathroom shower had great water pressure and was nice to have a small kitchenette but for us, it was very cramped and didn’t feel very comfortable due to the size. Probably better for a couple with one kid but that’s it. Location was good though.

9. Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort

901 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8569
Excellent
33%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
9%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 829 reviews

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort

Hilton Vacation Club Lake Tahoe Resort puts you amid the setting for the vacation of a lifetime. Come each season, you will find different scenery, not to mention a variety of different seasonal activities. It's hard to imagine anything could beat the views and variety you get when you plan your visit to beautiful South Lake Tahoe, California. This is an area built around the reason for the breathtaking panorama, Lake Tahoe, America's largest Alpine lake. From sight to touch, you will revel in the wonders of the sapphire-blue water of the lake, perfectly situated right at the base of the stunning, snow-capped mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Tahoe

Reviewed By Lori T

Do Not do Owner update. It's not an update. They are trying to get you to purchase additional points towards Hilton Honors in US Collections. Felt like a hostage for 2hours. We are already owners. We dont want any more points.

10. Postmarc Hotel and Spa Suites

3696 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8902
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 701 reviews

Postmarc Hotel and Spa Suites

Formerly the Fantasy Inn, our new POSTMARC concept is largely inspired by the founder's love for travel and adventure in one of the most beautiful places on earth. We embraced the spa tubs and showers built for two but renovated and updated the concept and decor with a new Tahoe attitude. Our motto is .....Escape, Experience, Explore. Please come to escape your day to day, experience the luxurious rooms and location, and explore the nature, nightlife, and magnificent place that is Lake Tahoe. We know you will love it!

Nice, Comfortable Stay

Reviewed By 362ryanh

I stayed at this property mid-week and got a hot tub room for a great rate. I sense that most rooms have hot tubs. Anyway, I had a great stay. The room was perfectly clean. I prefer the ground floor with the hot tub rooms, so I don't feel like I am disturbing the people below me with the jacuzzi motor roaring. Bed was super comfortable, the jacuzzi worked great. The hotel is located pretty darn close to everything. They have a bike rental program too, which if you are into that, will get you to where you want to go quickly! I visited in summer. I'd love to stay at this place in the winter. The room is very cozy, with the hot tub, comfortable bed. It makes a great cozy room in the cold, snowy sierra winter.

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