Lake Tahoe Hotels, Inns, Bed And Breakfasts & Campgrounds

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Lake Tahoe

3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6722

The Beach Retreat & Lodge is located in one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of Lake Tahoe. Nestled within the Timber Cove Marina and accentuated with sandy beaches and turquoise water, the Beach Retreat & Lodge gives visitors a true taste of the immense beauty that lies within the region. The lodge amenities are vast and numerous. Beyond having full access to the Timber Cove Marina and all of its services such as boat, Jet ski, kayak and paddleboard rentals, the retreat center also offers unobstructed views of the lake, a 1,000-foot pier (the longest on Lake Tahoe), outdoor fire pits, outdoor games, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, a 24-hour fitness center and a state-of-the-art conference center. In addition there are multiple restaurants to choose from, including the Boathouse on the Pier, The Tavern and the Tiki Hut and Beach Club. The Beach Retreat & Lodge is also fully equipped to be help with all wedding needs and desires and can help plan the entire affair and personalize the ceremony, creating a unique celebration framed by the beauty of Lake Tahoe.

Granlibakken Tahoe

725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA
(877) 552-6301

Granlibakken Tahoe is a little European hamlet tucked away in the forested hills framing Lake Tahoe. Located just a few minutes from Tahoe City, Granlibakken is a resort center that invokes the meaning of quaint hospitality while at the same time offering a plethora of options to create the perfect vacation. From a fine dining restaurant that serves culinary art to a conference center that holds annual events such as the Granlibakken's Women's Wellness Weekend, from its own private tiny ski area to a full-service spa complete with yoga classes, Granlibakken Tahoe strives to fill each guest's request. The adjoining ski area has a poma lift and rope tow for guests in the winter and then transfers over to a ropes course area in the summer. There are also tennis courts on property as well as fantastic hiking leaving directly from the resort.

Hampton Inn & Suites

11951 State Highway 267, Truckee, CA
(888) 587-1197

With the north shore of Lake Tahoe less than a 15-minute drive away, the Hampton Inn & Suites in Truckee is ideally located for a visit to Big Blue or any of the area’s attractions. Hampton Inn offers 109 rooms and suites. Rooms range from one or two beds to full-blown suites. The one-bedroom suite features a separate bedroom and either a king or two double beds, a sitting area with a sleeper sofa, wet bar, refrigerator and microwave. And what could be better after a hard day on the slopes than staying in a spa suite, which has all the plush features of the one-bedroom suite but with extra swanky luxuries like a whirlpool spa and gas fireplace in the bedroom. The inn features free breakfast, free WiFi and a fitness room. For those looking to host a company retreat, Truckee Hampton Inn & Suites has a 940-square-foot meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 70 people. 

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1234

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada on the shore of Lake Tahoe, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is a year-round destination with something for everyone. Their lodging includes 422 guestrooms and 24 lakeside cottages with fireplaces. Several restaurants, bars and lounges occupy their 26 acres, including fine dining on the lake and a floating pier with a bar. The 24-hour casino has 16 table games and more than 250 slot machines.

If you’re here on business, make use of their 24-hour business center and high-speed wireless internet. Hosting an event? The Hyatt has 50,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space including a beachside ballroom with a view of the lake.

Conveniently located close to several ski resorts, hiking and biking trails, and golf courses, the Hyatt has an on-premise sports shop with ski, snowboard and bike rentals. Their 500 feet of lakefront beach hosts a range of water rentals from standup paddleboards to power boats. Treat yourself to a massage at their full-service spa, take a dip in their lagoon-style pool or hot tubs or check out their 24-hour fitness center with state of the art cardio and strength training equipment.

If you’ve got the kids with you there’s plenty to do as a family, or you can send the younglings to Camp Hyatt, a year-round program that’s fun and educational providing lake walks, outdoor games, arts & crafts and scavenger hunts for the kids. Come evening the hotel will even provide you with your own s’mores-making kit. ‘Cause there’s no better way to end a day at the lake than by sitting ‘round the fire pit roasting marshmallows while telling stories and gazing at the stars – whether you’ve got the kids with you or not.

Lakeside Inn

Lakeside Inn and Casino
168 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 589-2313

Lakeside Inn, part of the Lakeside Inn and Casino complex, has earned a reputation as a great value. This property has a Sierra-lodge theme, and that carries over into the hotel rooms, furnished with rustic furniture and smooth-hewn wood paneling. Another feature that sets the Lakeside apart from other hotels and resorts is the property’s commitment to being Fee Free. There are no hidden charges, such as service fees or resort fees, nor is there a charge for the WiFi. Hotel guests even receive free day passes to the local gym, Kahle Community Center, just across the street. For the activity-minded, Lakeside has a year-round hot tub and a seasonal outdoor pool, and there is a recently completed bike path that leads to two of the nearby Nevada-side Lake Tahoe beaches. All this, and pet-friendly rooms are available as well.

Tahoe Donner Alder Creek Campground

Tahoe Donner
13813 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9400

For those of you who take your house with you on vacation, Tahoe Donner has a spot just for you. The Tahoe Donner Alder Creek Campground is open to the public from early summer to late fall and is located near a variety of trails great for hiking and mountain biking. The campground also boasts horseshoe pits, volleyball and even free WiFi access for those who need to be connected to the outside world. The campground features 42 sites for tents, RVs and group camping. Power and water are available as is a central building with flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities. One dog is allowed per site. There is a RV dump station on-site as well.

The Village at Squaw Valley

1750 Village East Road, Olympic Valley, CA
(800) 403-0206

The Village at Squaw Valley is northern California's example of a ski hamlet, offering a little bit for everyone. The rooms all have views of the mountains and are located a few steps from the various base area ski lifts. Rooms are situated above the plethora of shops and restaurants with balconies looking out over the hustle and bustle below. The variety of restaurants and shops is created to connect with the needs and wants of the variety of guests that visit the area. For example, for the 20-somethings there are three different bars that are busy on weekends and holidays. For couples, there are romantic restaurants and couples activities like sleigh rides to inspire connection. For families, there are a variety of restaurants and shops that keep all ages occupied plus a museum highlighting the area's ski heritage, miniature golf, climbing walls, the Trilogy Spa, Sky Jump (an acrobatic bungee play gym for all ages) and the Wanderlust Yoga Studio. The Village is also the launching place for the aerial tram, which flies another 2,000 vertical feet up, to High Camp located at 8,200 feet. Here you will find hiking, disc golf, the High Camp Pool & Hot Tub as well as dining and bar options. In February, the Village is host to a week-long, kids-focused event, Kid-O-Rama. The non-stop fun that focuses on youngsters offers fire trucks, snowplows and grooming equipment plus dancing to street concerts and children-centric concerts, or they can get artistic at the craft and game room. The entire Village becomes a virtual ghost town during mid-October to early-November. If quiet doesn't bother you, this is an excellent time to get incredible discounts on rooms.

Truckee Hotel

10007 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-4444

At more than 140 years old, the Truckee Hotel is a direct link to the past of the historic railroad town itself. Situated in the middle of downtown, the hotel is only minutes away by foot to the train depot where Amtrak’s California Zephyr makes two daily stops. With its 36 rooms the hotel offers a variety of options. For travelers who have been around the world, the Truckee Hotel has 28 European rooms with in-room sinks and shared bathrooms — nine total with locking doors for private use — in the hall. For those who prefer their own facilities, there are eight American rooms with in-room bathrooms, which include claw-foot tubs. The Truckee Hotel’s location makes it ideal for strolling to shopping, dining and enjoying adult beverages without getting into a car. Moody’s Bistro, Bar and Beats occupies part of the ground floor of the hotel and can be reached without having to go outside. Oh, and local lore says that the venerable old hotel is haunted.