The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court | Truckee, CA 96161 [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: EXCELLENT
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold 2014
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional


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How it Ranks: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe ranks #1 out of 45 Lake Tahoe Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

Our Take: Sweeping mountain vistas and rustic furnishings are just two of the many reasons why guests are drawn to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Others include fantastic customer service, decadent dining options and a sumptuous atmosphere. Sitting on the shores of Lake Tahoe in Truckee, Calif., this Ritz allows visitors prime access to regional sports like skiing and golf. As for the hotel itself, on-site amenities include a tranquil spa and several gourmet restaurants (including the French-Californian fusion restaurant Manzanita, headed by celebrated chef, Traci Des Jardins). As far as lodging goes, recent guests rave about the large rooms, comfy beds and beautiful setting. Rooms and suites adopt a mountail lodge feel with stone fireplaces, wood trim and beautiful views. Guests generally loved their stay here, complimenting the deluxe decor and friendly staff. However, some visitors lamented the $35 resort fee, especially given the hotel's already high room rates.

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 45 hotels in Lake Tahoe, eight are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe. The seven closest to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe are shown on the map below. These include The Cedar House Sport Hotel (4.5 miles) and Resort at Squaw Creek (6.1 miles).

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    6.1 miles away
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    Reputation: MODERATE
    23.5 miles away

Nearby Things to Do

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is 21.4 miles from the #1 ranked Lake Tahoe attraction, Emerald Bay State Park. Of the 10 top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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