Lake Tahoe Hotels & Lodgings

No matter your budget, the season, town or purpose for your vacation, Lake Tahoe hotels, inns, lodges and cabins are numerous and cater to practically any desire. From the no-nonsense motels to the swankier resorts, your choices of Lake Tahoe hotels will keep you as pampered as you want or don’t want to be. Lake Tahoe lodgings range from familiar hotel chains to homey log cabins, and the options in between blend the endearingly kitschy with upscale authenticity to create a diverse selection of places to stay.

You can find this range of options in all the towns around the lake, but the South Lake Tahoe hotels are the most in number and the most diverse of Lake Tahoe lodgings since you have everything from lakefront resorts to small hotels to casino grandness. Kings Beach hotels are also varied, with some of the older, cool motor hotels existing in harmony with higher end lodges and condos. But all Lake Tahoe hotels have something interesting and value-added to offer. Take advantage of free continental breakfasts, WiFi and access to beaches or ski slopes.

Varieties of Lake Tahoe Hotels

If you’re looking for hotels that feature cozy lodges with log exteriors and artisanal designed interiors, check out the Truckee hotel options. This cool, Western-influenced town can offer you sports-influenced hotels, rooms in historic buildings in the middle of town and national chains. Other accommodations, like Squaw Valley hotels, are greatly influenced by the ski slopes and mountain setting. In between snowboarding down black diamond trails and exploring mountain trails on foot on bike, you can curl up next to a crackling fireside in your charmingly rustic room while watching the snow fall gently outside. Other Lake Tahoe accommodations, like Incline Village hotels, take advantage of both the beach and mountain setting. If you’re looking for an experience intricately tied to Mother Nature, Tahoe City hotels are a great bet. The lake, and your proximity to it, figures into most properties’ appeal.  

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Check out the listings below to see which Lake Tahoe hotels invite you in during your visit.

Lake Tahoe Hotels by Area

South Lake Tahoe | Truckee | Tahoe City & West Shore | Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows
Kings Beach & North Shore Incline Village & Crystal Bay

Lake Tahoe Hotels by Category

7 Seas Inn

4145 Manzanita Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-7031

Some of the little motels in the lodging district of South Lake Tahoe have names that are head scratchers, and the 7 Seas Inn is one such business. Regardless of the name, 7 Seas is a clean and attractive spot with new owners who are in the process of bringing their own touch to the place. You'll appreciate the free WiFi and complimentary continental breakfast,... read more

Some of the little motels in the lodging district of South Lake Tahoe have names... read more

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Lake Tahoe

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

Beach Retreat & Lodge is located in one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of Lake Tahoe. Nestled within Timber Cove Marina and accentuated with sandy beaches and turquoise water, Beach Retreat & Lodge gives visitors a true taste of the immense beauty that lies within the region. The lodge amenities are numerous. Beyond having full access to Timber Cove Marina and all of its... read more

Beach Retreat & Lodge is located in one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of... read more

Best Western Station House Inn

901 Park Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-1101

A lot of the lodging at South Lake Tahoe exists just to give visitors a place to sleep and then spend the rest of their time out and about. But the Station House Inn provides an enjoyable atmosphere in and of itself. There are three levels of rooms from the basic, which offer free WiFi, refrigerators and coffee makers, to the suites that have larger... read more

A lot of the lodging at South Lake Tahoe exists just to give visitors a... read more

Black Bear Lodge

1202 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-4451

True B&Bs are hard to come by at South Tahoe, but the Black Bear Lodge isn't just one of the best bed and breakfasts at the lake; it also ranks as one of the best in the state of California. With the rustic log cabin setting you would expect, the main lodge has five rooms, each with a fireplace and private bath. The three cabins... read more

True B&Bs are hard to come by at South Tahoe, but the Black Bear Lodge... read more

Brockway Springs Resort

9200 Brockway Springs Drive, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-4201

Brockway Springs Resort is a special lodging opportunity on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. One of the main reasons that it is unique is that it's one of the only places connected to the little-known hot springs of Lake Tahoe. The springs heat Brockway Springs' year-round pool. Beyond that, Brockway Springs is situated in such a way that it's isolated and private yet at... read more

Brockway Springs Resort is a special lodging opportunity on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.... read more

Budget Inn

3496 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-2834

Budget Inn can serve as your Tahoe base camp, as it is on Lake Tahoe Boulevard, the main transportation artery through town. It's minutes from the Stateline casinos, Heavenly Village and Gondola and all the other attractions that South Lake Tahoe has to offer. But you may want to schedule some of your vacation time at the motel in order to enjoy the heated pool... read more

Budget Inn can serve as your Tahoe base camp, as it is on Lake Tahoe... read more

Camp Richardson

1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-1801

For more than a century, the Camp Richardson location has been a place for people to escape from the hectic urban life and rejuvenate their spirits in the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. Operated today under a U.S. Forest Service special use permit (except for the marina, which is privately owned), the "Camp Rich" resort honors its storied history and continues to provide a vacation... read more

For more than a century, the Camp Richardson location has been a place for people... read more

Cedar Crest Cottages

4815 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA
(530) 412-9222

Cedar Crest Cottages is a union of historical heritage with modern chic. A small cluster of eight cabins from 1933, Cedar Crest is newly remodeled, giving guests a stylish and contemporary feel within a forested mountain setting. Located across the street from Lake Tahoe, each of the one-, two- and three-bedroom cabins has the benefit of a private home setting and exclusive beach access with... read more

Cedar Crest Cottages is a union of historical heritage with modern chic. A small cluster... read more

Cedar House Sport Hotel

10918 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA
(866) 582-5655

The distinct design aesthetic of the Truckee-Tahoe region is that of rustic mountain lodge. Cedar House Sport Hotel has taken that idea and moved it squarely — and successfully — into the 21st century. Call it a boutique eco-lodge. The 40-room hotel retains the lodge feel of yesteryear with plenty of natural wood, space and coziness, but the architecture is distinctly modern and sharp and achieved... read more

The distinct design aesthetic of the Truckee-Tahoe region is that of rustic mountain lodge. Cedar... read more

Clair Tappaan Lodge

19940 Donner Pass Road, Norden, CA
(530) 426-3632

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge was constructed in 1934 by Sierra Club volunteers, and, just like Donner Summit itself, the rest is history. The stunningly rustic mountain lodge offers accommodations for up to 145 guests, many of whom are cross-country skiers and snowshoers in winter and hikers, rock climbers and cyclists in summer. The lodge... read more

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge... read more

Economy Inn

966 La Salle Street, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-2912

Economy Inn is one of the larger motels near the Heavenly Village and Village Center, across the street and a half-block toward the lake. Rooms range from one bed on up to two-bedroom family suites. There is an outdoor seasonal pool and a year-round hot tub. WiFi and breakfast are free, and there are kitchen appliances in all rooms. This is both a pet-friendly and... read more

Economy Inn is one of the larger motels near the Heavenly Village and Village Center,... read more

FairBridge Inn Express

3876 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-4397

Previously known as Tahoe Chalet Inn, this motel once noted for themed rooms and suites is now a member of the FairBridge Inn family of lodgings. Amenities include free WiFi, a continental breakfast and a 24-hour front desk, but the real attraction of this inn is its location. It's on Lake Tahoe Boulevard, the primary route from one end of town to the other, so... read more

Previously known as Tahoe Chalet Inn, this motel once noted for themed rooms and suites... read more