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Featured Motels in Lake Tahoe

Station House Inn
2.5 out of 5
901 Park Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $149 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Located in Lakeside Park, this beach motel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Valley and Lakeside Beach. Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village ...

4.1/5Very Good! (916 reviews)

"We were pleasantly pleased with the room amenities and loved the heated pool."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Station House Inn
Rodeway Inn South Lake Tahoe
2 out of 5
4127 Pine Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $59 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

With direct access to the beach, this Lakeside Park motel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Lakeside Beach, Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe, ...

3.5/5Good! (952 reviews)

"We had a great one night stay. Room was nicely remodeled and staff was excellent. I would recommend."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

Rodeway Inn South Lake Tahoe
Big Pines Mountain House
2 out of 5
4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $128 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 27

Located in Lakeside Park, this beach motel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Valley and Heavenly Gondola. The Shops at Heavenly Village and Casino at Harveys ...

3.4/5 (941 reviews)

"Great staff. Expedia advertised breakfast but no breakfast is included due to covid. So plan accordingly."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Big Pines Mountain House

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Parkside Inn at Incline
2 out of 5
1003 Tahoe Boulevard (SR 28), Incline Village, NV
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The price is $139 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Situated in Incline Village, this golf motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of East Shore Trail, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, and Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Sand Harbor ...

3.9/5Very Good! (958 reviews)

"Quiet, clean, comfortable room and a great bed. Staff is friendly and helpful. Definitely will return to this property."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Parkside Inn at Incline
High Country Lodge
2 out of 5
1227 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $65 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated in South Lake Tahoe, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gardner Mountain and Barton Memorial Hospital. Magic Carpet Golf and Washoe Meadows State Park ...

3.8/5Good! (332 reviews)

"No coffee service in the rooms... Overall very pleasant."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

High Country Lodge
Bluelake Inn at Tahoe
2 out of 5
944 Friday Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $46 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Offering direct access to the beach, this Lakeside Park motel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Lakeside Marina ...

4/5Very Good! (922 reviews)

"Walking distance to the casinos and lake. Also a small restaurant across the street."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Bluelake Inn at Tahoe
Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe, CA
2 out of 5
2375 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $36 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12

Situated in South Lake Tahoe, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Magic Carpet Golf, Gardner Mountain, and Barton Memorial Hospital. Lake Tahoe Balloons ...

3.2/5 (985 reviews)

"Clean, quiet & accessible. Staff were friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2020

Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe, CA
Hotel Elevation
2.5 out of 5
3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $76 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola, and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe ...

3/5 (226 reviews)

"Great value given the location, we were one of the fortunate rooms that had a view of the lake. Staff was friendly and accommodating given the times. Parking is easy and Lime scooters were easy to fidn nearby to ride 10 minutes to downtown."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Hotel Elevation
Pepper Tree Inn
3 out of 5
645 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA
The price is $109 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Located in the heart of Tahoe City, this motel is steps from Watson Cabin Living Museum and Tahoe City Marina. Commons Beach Park and North Lake Tahoe Visitors ...

4/5Very Good! (958 reviews)

"This place was awesome! My boys had an absolute blast."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2020

Pepper Tree Inn
Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe
2 out of 5
985 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $52 per night from Oct 15 to Oct 16

Located in Lakeside Park, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola, and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Lakeside Beach and Casino ...

4.3/5Excellent! (348 reviews)

"We had never stayed here before and was pleasantly surprised. We were offered a room with an upgraded bathroom. The entire room was very clean and well-kept. The staff was friendly. It was such a smooth check-in and check-out. It is close to all the casinos and other attractions. This is a true hidden ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe
Travel Inn
2 out of 5
3536 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $44 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola, and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe ...

3.1/5 (960 reviews)

"This hotel its ok the only issue is that the carpet is dirty from there thats the only issue the location its in good place I recommend this place"…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Travel Inn
Lake Ridge Hotel
2.5 out of 5
4120 Manzanita Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $60 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Lakeside Park, this beach motel is within a 10-minute walk of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola, and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys ...

3.9/5Very Good! (299 reviews)
It was perfect for the one night!!

"It was so close to everything we could walk and that was very convenient"…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Lake Ridge Hotel
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Other property types in Lake Tahoe

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

3.5 out of 5
50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
The price is $69 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
3.5/5Good! (5,316 reviews)

"The only complaint I have is that the room doesn't a fridge. Besides that it was a good stay. Also, make sure to get a room away from the elevator. The Oyster Bar inside of the hotel was amazing! Best seafood I have so far."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

4 out of 5
55 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
The price is $60 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
3.7/5Good! (2,067 reviews)

"We were able to check in early and the staff at Ciera was just amazing and the food was unbelievable!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

3.5 out of 5
4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $119 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28
3.9/5Good! (3,239 reviews)

"It was very good experience with Covid 19 , rooms are very clean ,front disk Sally was very helpful and she did help us a lot ."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
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Lake Tahoe Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 41 affordable motels in Lake Tahoe among the more than 4151 lodging choices. When you pick one of these budget accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more money to use for your vacation.

By saving on your room price, you can enjoy all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, Heavenly Gondola, and The Shops at Heavenly Village.

Fun fact: The word "motel" was invented in 1925 by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel in San Luis Obispo, California. Often just a story or two, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool.

Listed below are some of Expedia customers' recommended Lake Tahoe motels to select from:

Hotel Elevation

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village.
  • Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Rodeway Inn Casino Center

  • Room amenities like free WiFi are included, along with freebies like breakfast, parking, and a ski shuttle.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village.

Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Stay within a quick 4-minute drive of South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.

Pepper Tree Inn

  • It's located within a 20-minute drive of Homewood Mountain Resort and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.
  • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

Big Pines Mountain House

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village.
  • Enjoy access to the ski slopes, and freebies including breakfast and WiFi.

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

While you're sightseeing in this quaint area, check out the ski slopes and enjoy the scenic lakeside. People who've visited Lake Tahoe love the entertainment and mountains.

Here are some popular places:

  • Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
  • Heavenly Gondola
  • The Shops at Heavenly Village

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Donner Lake
  • Zephyr Cove Beach
  • Lakeside Beach

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Lake Tahoe Balloons
  • Kings Beach Miniature Golf
  • Magic Carpet Golf

Lake Tahoe is also notable for its:

  • Casino gaming
  • Snowboarding
  • Camping

Best Time to Visit Lake Tahoe

Determine the optimal time to visit Lake Tahoe by looking over the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 59° F and nighttime temperatures average 21° F
  • April-June: 86° F is the daytime average and 31° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 91° F and nighttime averages are around 39° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 74° F during the day and 21° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 8.58 inches in a year

How to Get to Lake Tahoe and Around the Area

Lake Tahoe Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL) Airport 14.2 mi (22.9 km)
Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe) Airport 16.5 mi (26.6 km)
Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) Airport 31.4 mi (50.6 km)
Truckee Station Train Station 17.9 mi (28.9 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Lake Tahoe?
By saving on your room price, you can make the most of what Lake Tahoe has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Heavenly Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, and Heavenly Gondola.
What's it like to stay in a motel?
When you stay at a motel, you’ll often find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool. With a stay at a motel, you’ll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. Motels made their debut in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler taking a road trip along America’s major roadways.
What are the best motels in Lake Tahoe?
Station House Inn: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Enjoy access to the beach bar, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Big Pines Mountain House: An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a microwave. You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Rodeway Inn South Lake Tahoe: Enjoy access to the beach bar, and freebies including WiFi, parking, and a ski shuttle. Stay within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Bluelake Inn at Tahoe: You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay. Parkside Inn at Incline: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park and Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Enjoy access to the coffee in the lobby, and freebies including WiFi, parking, and a ski shuttle.
What things can I to do in Lake Tahoe?
In this quaint area, you can enjoy the entertainment choices and majestic mountain landscape while you’re sightseeing. Those who’ve visited Lake Tahoe speak highly of its ski slopes and beaches. Some popular places to visit include Heavenly Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, and Heavenly Gondola. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Donner Lake, Zephyr Cove Beach, and Lakeside Beach. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Lake Tahoe Balloons, Magic Carpet Golf, and Tahoe Maritime Museum.
What's the seasonal weather like in Lake Tahoe?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Lake Tahoe to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 67°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 36°F. The snowiest months in Lake Tahoe are February, November, December, and January, with each month seeing an average of 12 inches of snowfall.
What are my options for getting around Lake Tahoe when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around Lake Tahoe to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Reno-Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO), which is located 31.4 mi (50.6 km) away. Otherwise, you can search for flights to Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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