The Alpine Inn is just about as close as you can get to the casinos without actually being in Nevada. This is your standard South Tahoe motel, albeit with a hot tub and seasonal outdoor pool. There is also air conditioning here, something that isn't found in many of the area motels. The Alpine has free WiFi and continental breakfast, and the rooms have microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers. Guests can get access passes to the beach just down the street. The rooms are no-smoking, and pets are not allowed.
Alpine Inn & Spa
920 Stateline Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA