Lake Tahoe Hotels, Inns, Bed And Breakfasts & Campgrounds

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. 

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.

Northstar California Resort

5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010

Of course Northstar at Tahoe Resort has skiing, but its range of offerings make the longtime Truckee fixture a four-seasons must visit. With upgrades, remodeling and the addition of a mid-mountain Ritz Carlton hotel, Northstar has upped its game in recent years. Considered to be the resort for families looking to ski on the North Shore, there is now more challenging terrain to be had amongst the resort’s 3,100 skiable acres, 100 trails all serviced by 20 lifts. Nine advanced runs have been created on the backside of Northstar, which is called, yep, The Backside. There are seven snowboarding terrain parks and pipes to give beginner and advanced riders more room to shred. Of course there is a world-class view of Lake Tahoe from atop the mountain’s 8,600-foot summit. But not all the fun is had on the slopes. There is a 9,000-square-foot ice rink in the middle of the village accompanied by live music, snacks and beverages for those not into skiing. Visitors will find dozens of places to eat and shop from sushi and pizza to Patagonia and The North Face. There is even a movie theater for visitors and locals alike. For those into hiking in the snow and skinny skis, there are 35 km of groomed and tracked trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The fun doesn’t end when winter does, however. Northstar features one of the earliest — and now most extensive — lift-assisted mountain bike parks in the country. Northstar features an 18-hole golf course and has a variety of lodging options from luxury hotels, condos and home rentals.

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.

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.