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Pepper Tree Inn
3 out of 5
645 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA
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0.05 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (952 reviews)
Charming, view of lake, comfy

"Located 15 min drive from Squaw Resort. Cute charming place to stay with view of the lake. I'm impressed with the thoughtful touches, coffee and mugs inside room, cute bear decorations. Warm heater, comfy bed. Parking is free. I don't have any negative comments for this place. Price is slightly high ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Pepper Tree Inn
Granlibakken Tahoe
3 out of 5
725 Granlibakken Road, PO Box 6329, Tahoe City, CA
The price is $127 per night
1.16 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (440 reviews)

"We had a lovely stay and were so impressed with the efforts of the staff to continue to provide a delicious breakfast each morning even though restrictions were in place due to the Coronavirus."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Granlibakken Tahoe
Basecamp Tahoe City
3 out of 5
955 North Lake Blvd, P.O. Box 6328, Tahoe City, CA
The price is $179 per night
0.22 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (343 reviews)
Great service

"Service was excellent. We had to cancel a room for one night because of a friend's ski injury and Erin at the front desk was kind enough to waive the cancellation fee. In general staff were very friendly and helpful. Basecamp is a motel-type structure with rooms surrounding an interior parking lot. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Basecamp Tahoe City
Americas Best Value Inn Lake Tahoe-Tahoe City
2 out of 5
455 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night
0.13 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (833 reviews)

"Very close to everything , restaurants, the lake, and close to my job"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Lake Tahoe-Tahoe City
Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge
3 out of 5
1850 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA
The price is $229 per night
2.39 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (283 reviews)

"I’ve stayed at Sunnyside many times before and we always enjoy our stay. Breakfast is provided and my kids love afternoon cookies and hot cocoa after a day of skiing. I stayed in room 41, one of the 1 bedroom suites and my only suggestion is to install a coat rack in the hallway. The suite next door ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge
Updated Condo on Tahoe's West Shore by RedAwning
3 out of 5
2755 N Lake Blvd, TCC0447, Tahoe City, CA
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1.7 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Basic Condo

"The unit is older and needs renovation but suited our needs for basic lodging. A previous reviewer complained of poor insulation and this was due to a cold leak through the laundry area but compensated by keeping the bedroom doors closed and covering the vents in the living room and kitchen. Convenient ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Updated Condo on Tahoe's West Shore by RedAwning
River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant
2.5 out of 5
2285 River Road, Tahoe City, CA
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3.11 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (124 reviews)

"Very friendly staff upon check in. Very hard to reach someone via phone prior to arrival, never answer phone. Prices too high (300/night) for the service they provide. You could stay at a full service hotel at that rate. Few amenities, no room service for food. If you need something for your room, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant
The Cottage Inn
2.5 out of 5
1690 W. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA
The price is $169 per night
2.24 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (168 reviews)

"Kimberly was great. Kind considerate and made our short stay and pleasant."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

The Cottage Inn
Modern Lakeside Comfort: Walk to Dock & Tahoe City
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0.38 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Very well built, very small!

"Our family of 4 stayed at this home, and will likely be back. The price was great, but do be aware that space is limited. The place itself was very well-built. The location is excellent. Kitchen could be better equipped for actual cooking - it could use a few more accessories in the kitchen to make ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Modern Lakeside Comfort: Walk to Dock & Tahoe City
Fun and Relaxing in Tahoe City!
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2.35 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (55 reviews)
Classic and comfortable Tahoe cabin

"Just as described. Rustic and comfortable. Good location. Nice and warm too!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Fun and Relaxing in Tahoe City!
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Visiting Lake Tahoe

Travelers to Lake Tahoe give high marks for the lakeside setting, ski areas, and casinos. This quaint city also attracts tourists with its mountain views and entertainment choices. Top sights in the city include Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, Heavenly Gondola, and The Shops at Heavenly Village.

  • There are 3944 hotels and other accommodations in Lake Tahoe
  • The closest major airport is in Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), 14.2 mi (22.9 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), 16.5 mi (26.6 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Lake Tahoe

Cultural venues in the city include UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Tahoe Maritime Museum, and Gatekeeper's Museum. The city is notable for landmarks like Commercial Row, Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, and St. Nicholas Episcopal Church. The lakeside, hiking trails, and mountain views highlight the city's natural beauty, and Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, Donner Lake, and Zephyr Cove Beach are worth a visit.

In Lake Tahoe, there are 3944 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Heavenly Valley Lodge - With a stay at this 2.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with an in-room kitchenette. Expedia travelers love its central location and quiet rooms.
  • Black Bear Lodge - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this lodge. This 4-star lodge features free WiFi, free parking, and a bar.
  • 7 Seas Inn at Tahoe - This 3-star bed & breakfast in Lakeside Park features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.

Other favorite sights in Lake Tahoe include Heavenly Gondola, The Shops at Heavenly Village, and Heavenly Ski Resort. Outside the city, top places to visit include Nevada State Railroad Museum, located 14.7 mi (23.6 km) from the city center, and Nevada Governor's Mansion, which is 14.7 mi (23.7 km) away.

Getting Around Lake Tahoe

If you want to explore the larger area, hop aboard a train at Truckee Station. Lake Tahoe might not have very many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Lake Tahoe

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 59°F and the nighttime average to be 21°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 86°F during the day and 31°F at night
  • July through September averages 91°F during the day and 39°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 74°F during the day and 21°F at night
  • About 9.26 inches of rain falls on Lake Tahoe each year
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 88°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 22°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Lake Tahoe?
The Cedar House Sport Hotel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3-star resort offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Black Bear Lodge and Doc’s Cottages as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Lake Tahoe, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the best deals available in Lake Tahoe.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Lake Tahoe?
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What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Lake Tahoe?
Based on reviews, Travel Inn is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe and Apex Inn.
Where is the best place to stay in Brockway?
With 41 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you plan your trip. Based on our traveler data, Crystal Bay Cottage is one of the top choices for your stay in Brockway. This vacation home offers free WiFi and free parking.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Lake Tahoe?
Heavenly Village Condos is a top 4-star condo resort on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a kids’ club. Other choices to stay with the kids include Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino and Beautiful, Luxury Retreat, Surrounded by Trees in a Sunny, Private Location. Attractions like Lake Tahoe Balloons and Kings Beach Miniature Golf are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Lake Tahoe?
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is a favorite 4-star resort for couples, and features pillowtop beds and a full-service spa. Other good options for your romantic getaway include POSTMARC Hotel and Spa Suites and Secrets Inn Lake Tahoe.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Lake Tahoe?
Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Tea Garden Lodge and Stevenson’s Inn.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Heavenly Ski Resort?
Adjacent to Heavenly Ski Resort, Tahoe Seasons Resort by Diamond Resorts is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other good options close by include 4 Br/2ba Walking Distance To The Slopes W/ Hot Tub and Tahoe Seasons Resort, a VRI resort.
What about the best place to stay near Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe?
One of the top choices for your stay is Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, located next to Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a casino and 2 restaurants. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel and Harveys Resort & Casino are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Lake Tahoe?
The Cedar House Sport Hotel is a top 3.5-star beach resort with an indoor pool and free buffet breakfast. Other good options to stay near the beach include Ferrari’s Crown Motel and Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Zephyr Cove Beach or Lakeside Beach.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Lake Tahoe?
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is a 5-star resort with 3 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. Another upscale choice for your stay is Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino.

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