Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Lake Tahoe based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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  • #1
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
    Truckee, CA
    #1 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1157 reviewsTripAdvisor (1157)
    Free WiFi
    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, great food and a sumptuous atmosphere. With a ski-in/ski-out location near the shores of Lake Tahoe, California, this Ritz allows visitors prime access to the slopes and two nearby championship golf courses. As for the hotel itself, on-site amenities include a tranquil spa and several gourmet restaurants. As far as lodging goes, recent guests raved about the large rooms, comfy beds and beautiful setting. Rooms and suites adopt a mountain lodge feel with stone fireplaces, wood trim and beautiful views. Guests generally loved their stay here, however, some visitors lamented the resort fee, especially given the hotel's high room rates. Marriott Bonvoy members can use points to keep costs down, though.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Landing Resort & Spa
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    #2 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1148 reviewsTripAdvisor (1148)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    Located along the South Shore in Lake Tahoe, about 60 miles south of Reno, Nevada, the Landing Resort & Spa is a 77-room lakefront hotel. Guest rooms here boast heated bathroom floors, flat-screen TVs and fireplaces. The resort's location makes for a good spot for travelers craving outdoor pursuits, including skiing, snowmobiling, swimming at the nearby beach, fishing and golfing. Plus, the hotel puts guests within easy reach of Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, South Tahoe's casinos and Heavenly Mountain Resort, a popular ski resort. Recent visitors praise the hotel's lakeside location and the California cuisine served on-site at Jimmy's Restaurant. Other on-site features include a spa, an outdoor pool and hot tub, a 2,000 wine vault. Overall, the Landing Resort & Spa makes for an upscale home base for those looking to enjoy the many outdoor activities in Lake Tahoe, though some guests lamented the $25 daily resort fee tacked onto their final bill.
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
  • #3
    The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe
    Stateline, NV
    #3 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 167 reviewsTripAdvisor (167)
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    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
    Incline Village, NV
    #4 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2867 reviewsTripAdvisor (2867)
    Free Parking
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    Sitting on the edge of Lake Tahoe's northern shore in Incline Village, Nevada, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino remains a guest favorite because it offers a generous sampling of Tahoe pastimes like gambling, boating and swimming. This large resort provides access to a private lake-beach, boat tours and fishing trips. During the cooler months, visitors can enjoy the lake views from the cozy outdoor fire pits after a day of skiing. Inside the warmth of your own quarters, you'll find an iPod docking station, a minibar and a  flat-screen TV. But despite all of the on-site amenities, which are made possible by a $36 resort fee, guests claim that the best part about staying at this Hyatt property is the warm, friendly staff. What's more, members of Hyatt's rewards program can accrue and redeem points here.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Resort at Squaw Creek
    Olympic Valley, CA
    #5 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2314 reviewsTripAdvisor (2314)
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    Surrounded by lush mountain areas, a golf course and a variety of outdoor amenities, the Resort at Squaw Creek provides the ultimate escape. Those looking to explore can enjoy ski-in/ski-out access to Squaw Valley Ski Resort, heated pools and a water slide, an ice-skating rink, and hiking and biking trails. (A resort fee covers most amenities.) While those looking to settle in can take advantage of the property’s elegant accommodations, featuring pillow-top beds, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffee makers. Suites add gas fireplaces, kitchenettes, and stereos. There are also penthouses, which features washer/dryers. An on-site hydroponic garden supplies the resort’s several eateries, including a fine-dining steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a casual pub, a patisserie and a poolside bar. Additional amenities include a fitness center, a full-service spa, a children’s program, a shopping center and event space. Recent guests rave about the amenities and sweeping views, but a few of them note that the property's $25 resort fee is a bummer.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn
    Olympic Valley, CA
    #6 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 474 reviewsTripAdvisor (474)
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    Set in Squaw Village near the Lake Tahoe’s north shore, PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn features amenities for all seasons. For winter adventurers, the hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access, as well as ski and snowboard storage. For those in town during the warmer months, there’s an outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub, as well as a Bocce court. Plus, visitors of both seasons will appreciate that the hotel is within walking distance of hiking trails. Additional amenities include free valet parking and cruiser bicycle rentals. No matter what time of year, when it’s time to refuel, there are a variety of on-site dining options available, including an upscale restaurant and a casual cafe. A complimentary breakfast buffet is also available daily. Contemporary and stylish rooms include flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and free Wi-Fi access. Some rooms and suites also come with living areas, kitchens and soaking tubs. Recent guests love the hotel’s location, with access to Squaw Village attractions, but some of them note that room rates can be expensive for the offerings.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Cedar House Sport Hotel
    Truckee, CA
    #7 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 254 reviewsTripAdvisor (254)
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    Trendy travelers, rest assured: You don't need to sacrifice style for scenery. The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, California, earns high praise from recent guests for its in-vogue designs and cozy-yet-chic furnishings. Designed with adventurers in mind, this boutique property hosts a variety of guided hikes and access to the region's most popular sporting endeavors, including ski trails. After a day spent outdoors, warm up with a soak in the steamy outdoor hot tub and a meal at the scrumptious pop-up eatery, Stella. But for many Lake Tahoe trekkers, the highlight of this hotel is its love of dogs. The hotel staff will welcome your puppy with a treat, beds, bowls and a list of local dog-friendly areas. This way, you and your pet can explore the nearby wilderness together.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Residences by Marriott, Lake Tahoe
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    #8 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1015 reviewsTripAdvisor (1015)
    Free WiFi
    Located in South Lake Tahoe (on the California side of the lake), the spacious lodgings at the Grand Residences by Marriott are ideal for vacationing families. Skiers appreciate that the gondola up to the Heavenly Ski Resort is just steps from the front door. When you need to thaw, take a dip in the hotel's heated pool or hot tub. Because this is a Grand Residence, the rooms are owned by Marriott Vacation Club members, meaning that the amenities resemble those of timeshares more than hotel rooms; you'll get a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Even though the resort does not charge for Wi-Fi usage, the $29 per day valet parking fee galled many recent guests. This property is a Marriott Bonvoy category 8, meaning that members need at least 35,000 points to book a free night.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Tahoe Beach & Ski Club
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    #9 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 505 reviewsTripAdvisor (505)
    Free WiFi

    If you’re looking for a classic cabin feel with modern amenities, Tahoe Beach and Ski Club can certainly oblige. The quaint property is set on 7 acres and features plenty of options for the sport-inclined, including volleyball and tennis courts, a heated outdoor pool and two hot tubs, and a 400-foot private beach. Guests can start the day with complimentary continental breakfast or relax in the game room, which offers foosball and pool tables. Accommodations range from studios to two-bedroom suites to full cabins, each providing a unique set of amenities. All rooms come with partial or full kitchens, and some have living rooms, multiple floors and balconies. Recent guests love the hotel’s location and amenities, but a few warn that rooms can be noisy if there is nearby construction or an event.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino
    Stateline, NV
    #10 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4780 reviewsTripAdvisor (4780)
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    Perched on the California-Nevada border, this casino resort in Stateline, Nevada, is great for Lake Tahoe visitors looking to test the kindness of Lady Luck. The on-site casino's slots and table games afford plenty of ways to win (or lose) big, and visitors agree that the facility makes for a good few hours of play. Guests at Harrah's Lake Tahoe also enjoy the nightly entertainment found in the South Shore Room and the PEEK Nightclub. And for a quieter experience, you can get a massage at Reflections The Spa or lounge by the indoor pool. The rooms aren't too shabby either with Gilchrist & Soames bath products and 300-thread-count sheets.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Harveys Lake Tahoe
    Stateline, NV
    #11 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4496 reviewsTripAdvisor (4496)
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    Free WiFi
    Neighboring Harrah's in Stateline, Nevada, Harveys Lake Tahoe is another good home base for both gamers and skiers. The casino floor boasts a variety of slot machines and table games, as well as a race and sportsbook center. The hotel also has an on-site pool, concert venues, and nightlife options (many of which it shares with Harrah's). Guests agree that these common areas are both convenient and stylish. But when it comes to the quality of the rooms and their limited amenities, recent guests said that Harveys could still use some work. Visitors say the accommodations are in desperate need of an update and several say their experience was "nothing special."
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Marriott's Timber Lodge
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    #12 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1222 reviewsTripAdvisor (1222)
    Free WiFi
    If you've come to Lake Tahoe for snow, you can't get much closer than this. Marriott's Timber Lodge in South Lake Tahoe sits in close proximity from the Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort, offering guests prime access to one of the region's most popular ski areas. Guests can also easily access the Heavenly Gondola, which provides a scenic trip to the ski runs. The hotel itself is modeled after the quintessential ski lodge, with a cabin-like exterior and a steamy hot tub to help you thaw out after a day on the slopes. Guests love the villa-style lodgings, saying that the in-suite dining areas and kitchenettes, as well as the separate living and sleeping areas, gave this resort a homey feel. And if you've got kids in tow, the lodge offers a variety of activities and videogame systems to help every member of your family have fun. Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and redeem points at this property.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Coachman Hotel
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    #13 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 157 reviewsTripAdvisor (157)
    Free WiFi

    The Coachman Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, California, has 42 recently renovated guest rooms and suites that include free Wi-Fi access, MALIN+GOETZ toiletries, heated toilet seats and 43-inch TVs with cable and Apple TV. There is also rubber flooring at the room’s entrance for wet sports equipment and clothing. On-site amenities include a complimentary continental breakfast; free evening s’mores; an outdoor seasonal pool and year-round hot tub; and board games and books. The lobby doubles as a beer, wine and coffee bar, with ample seating and easy access to the breakfast room. Recent guests said they loved the stylish, aesthetically pleasing quarters, while other guests experienced soundproofing issues. This pet-friendly property is located a few blocks from Lake Tahoe and Heavenly Mountain Resort.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • #14
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    Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
    Stateline, NV
    #14 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 908 reviewsTripAdvisor (908)
    Free WiFi

    Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa is situated in Stateline, Nevada, slightly removed from the southern shores of Lake Tahoe. Rooms and suites feature large windows with mountain or lake views, and a warm color palette with deep brown, rich red, bright yellow and subtle beige prominent throughout the decor. But most people come to Lake Tahoe to spend time outside their room, whether it's with outdoor activities or on-site entertainment. Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa offers plenty of diversions: the Onsen Salon & Spa treats guests to spa services, saunas, whirlpools and a fitness center; the indoor, grotto-like pool encourages relaxation; the casino boasts various slots and table games; and the Opal Ultra Lounge nightclub appeals to partygoers. Dining options abound as well. The resort is home to a steakhouse, a buffet, a craft beer bar, a cafe and more. While Montbleu undoubtedly provides visitors with ample options and amenities, many recent travelers said the property as a whole misses the mark. Guests cited poor housekeeping and slow service as particular turnoffs.

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • #15
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    Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    #15 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 900 reviewsTripAdvisor (900)
    Free WiFi

    Located in South Lake Tahoe, California, the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is an all-suite hotel is at the base of Heavenly Mountain and half-a-mile from the lakeshore. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness center and three garden atriums. For those looking to kick back, there’s a nightly happy hour and a modern, on-site restaurant. A nightly resort fee covers amenities, as well as free Wi-Fi access and seasonal beach passes and ski and snowboard valet. Start the day with complimentary breakfast at the buffet before venturing out. And when it’s time to turn in, guest rooms feature mountain decor alongside kitchenettes and living rooms with flat-screen TVs and sofa beds. Additional amenities include valet parking and in-suite spa services, both of which are available for a fee. Recent guests love the location and proximity to nearby ski lifts, but a few of them bemoan the parking fees.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • #16
    Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
    Stateline, NV
    #16 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 768 reviewsTripAdvisor (768)
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    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Emerald Bay Lodge
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    #17 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 41 reviewsTripAdvisor (41)

    Within a mile of downtown Tahoe Valley, California, Emerald Bay Lodge allows guests to walk from their no-frills accommodations to several nearby shops and restaurants. Visitors can take advantage of free Wi-Fi in public areas (there’s none in the rooms), as well as complimentary breakfast. The bare-bones standard rooms offer flat-screen TVs and dining tables, while deluxe rooms include kitchenettes and walk-in showers. Some accommodations are pet-friendly. Additional amenities include an outdoor pool and a barbecue area, as well as a business center and a snack bar. Recent guests appreciate the affordable room rates, while others mention that rooms could use an update. 

    3.5-star Hotel Class
  • #18
    The Ridge Sierra
    Stateline, NV
    #18 in Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 2.5 based on 23 reviewsTripAdvisor (23)
    Free WiFi
    The Ridge Sierra is a 3.5 star hotel located at 265 Quaking Aspen Ln in Lake Tahoe. It has a 2.5 overall guest rating based on 23 reviews.
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Squaw Valley Lodge
    Olympic Valley, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 403 reviewsTripAdvisor (403)
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    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Harveys Resort & Casino
    Stateline, NV
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4443 reviewsTripAdvisor (4443)
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    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Village at Squaw Valley
    Olympic Valley, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 681 reviewsTripAdvisor (681)
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    Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging Old Greenwood
    Truckee, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 31 reviewsTripAdvisor (31)
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    Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging Old Greenwood is a 3.5 star hotel located at 13501 Fairway Dr in Lake Tahoe. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 31 reviews.
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Donner Lake Village
    Truckee, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 124 reviewsTripAdvisor (124)
    Free WiFi
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Ridge Crest
    Stateline, NV

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    Deerfield Lodge at Heavenly
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 583 reviewsTripAdvisor (583)
    Free WiFi

    The guest rooms and suites at Deerfield Lodge at Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe, California, come equipped with free Wi-Fi access, minfridges, microwaves, coffee services, fireplaces, and digital cable. Some rooms also come with jetted tubs, wet bars, full kitchens and separate living areas. After a fire destroyed the property about four years ago, the hotel was rebuilt in 2016 with spacious accommodations and modern amenities. Guests can also take advantage of barbecue grills. The property, located on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, is situated halfway between Heavenly Mountain Resort and Lake Tahoe. Recent guests praised the friendly, helpful customer service and comfortable, well-equipped rooms, while others noted that they had to drive to restaurants since there is no dining option on-site.

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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