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Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe
2 out of 5
985 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $53 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (300 reviews)

"Good location, very clean, recently refurbished older hotel. The only things I did didn't care for were squishy bed, and height of shower head."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe
POSTMARC Hotel and Spa Suites
2.5 out of 5
3696 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $83 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,663 reviews)

"This hotel was clean and quite. The staff was courteous and efficient. We had a little hiccup with checkin but it wasnt the hotels fault and they got it taken care of the next day. The room was spacious and the bathtub was huge. The bed was super comfy and the bedding was clean. Overall, a great ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

POSTMARC Hotel and Spa Suites
3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club
3 out of 5
931 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $56 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (5,583 reviews)

"Our room was cozy and appealing and staff was happy to be helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club
High Country Lodge
2 out of 5
1227 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $55 per night
3.8/5Good! (305 reviews)

"there was a smell to the room. had to spray room freshner due to smoky smell.. think it was from heater"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

High Country Lodge
Bluelake Inn at Tahoe
2 out of 5
944 Friday Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $62 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,916 reviews)
Wonderful staff and experience!

"Stay was short, but great! The staff was super friendly and accommodating. My check in was all ready when i arrived, took seconds to check in and out. Room wad nice, clean, quiet. Overall wonderful experience. Wish more motels were like this one."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Bluelake Inn at Tahoe
Apex Inn
2 out of 5
1171 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $45 per night
3.6/5Good! (361 reviews)

"Nice mgmt, nicely renovated. Will look to stay again in the future."…"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2020

Apex Inn
Big Pines Mountain House
2 out of 5
4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $51 per night
3.5/5Good! (2,229 reviews)

"The location was great! I walked 1 block and I was on the Gondola to the top! The bed was comfortable and I liked the gas fireplace touch. The walls are thin and the people upstairs were very loud when they walked. Also, the could have had some protein in the continental breakfast. The front desk ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Big Pines Mountain House
Blue Jay Lodge
2 out of 5
4133 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $50 per night
3.5/5Good! (1,081 reviews)

"Check-in was smooth, staff were friendly, and the room was in excellent condition. Small and comfortable with coffee provided, and toiletries. We weren't told when/where the continental breakfast was, though, so we missed out on that. That was on us for not asking. Free wifi was fast and easy to ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Blue Jay Lodge
Rodeway Inn South Lake Tahoe
2 out of 5
4127 Pine Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $49 per night
3.4/5Good! (2,131 reviews)

"We got snowed in at Tahoe, and stayed here because the pet fee is $15. Our 12 hour stay was comfortable enough. The room was very small, but had what we needed, a bed, tv and bathroom. The room we got was updated, so that was nice. I would recommend for 2 people max."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Rodeway Inn South Lake Tahoe
Alpine Inn and Spa
3 out of 5
920 Stateline Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $59 per night
3.3/5 (997 reviews)

"Its a well kept property always enjoy returning best for your money if your looking for a good lil get away check it out"…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Alpine Inn and Spa
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Heavenly Village Area
1.5 out of 5
3860 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $44 per night
3.3/5 (470 reviews)

"Close to everything and staff friendly and efficient."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Heavenly Village Area
Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe
2 out of 5
2375 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $56 per night
3.2/5 (1,155 reviews)

"A great basic accommodation hotel for people with pets."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe
Travel Inn
2 out of 5
3536 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $38 per night
3.1/5 (1,005 reviews)

"Small quiet property could use more. The shower was super small and ut smelled funny"…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Travel Inn
Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe
2 out of 5
3496 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $45 per night
3/5 (470 reviews)

"We loved that it snowed my kids had alot of fun playing in it"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe
Pinewood Inn
2 out of 5
3818 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $35 per night
2.9/5 (833 reviews)

"I enjoyed my experience. Friendly staff very eager to assist."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Pinewood Inn
Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge
2 out of 5
4130 Manzanita Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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2.9/5 (638 reviews)

"Great location for Harvey’s outdoor concert venue."…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge
Stateline Economy Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
966 La Salle St, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $49 per night
2.6/5 (772 reviews)

"I could walk to all the places I wanted to visit.It was quiet at night far enough off the highway so you couldn't hear the traffic"…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Stateline Economy Inn & Suites
Sunray Tahoe Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2659 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $59 per night
2.3/5 (204 reviews)

"Not the fanciest place, but good location for ski / snowboard trips."…"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

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Cheap Hotels in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Heavenly Ski Resort, this destination is home to Bijou Community Park and Campground by the Lake, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're looking for affordable places to stay in South Lake Tahoe, you can book your choice of the 49 budget accommodations in the area. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

Stateline Economy Inn & Suites - 2-star motel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its spacious rooms and proximity to shops.

Alpine Inn and Spa - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its comfortable rooms and overall value. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Bluelake Inn at Tahoe - At this 2-star beach motel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the central location and comfortable rooms.

Big Pines Mountain House - 2-star ski motel. You'll find free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall value and comfortable rooms.

Planning Your Trip to South Lake Tahoe

Haven't picked your travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: August, July, September, and June, with an average temperature of 80°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and November, with an average temperature of 17°F
  • Rainiest months: November, December, March, and January, with an average rainfall of 2.92 inches
  • Driest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average rainfall of 0.53 inches

Sightseeing In and Around South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe attracts visitors with its casino gaming and lakeside setting, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Heavenly Ski Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the area's cultural spots like Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum and Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, or get outdoors at Bijou Community Park.

Travelers also like South Lake Tahoe for its:
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Mountain views
  • Camping
  • Beaches
  • Excursions
  • Entertainment

Getting Around South Lake Tahoe

The most convenient airport is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from the city center in Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL). However, if that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), which is 29 mi (46.7 km) away. South Lake Tahoe might not have very many public transit choices so a car rental could be an economical alternative to explore the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is South Lake Tahoe like for travelers on a budget?
South Lake Tahoe has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Heavenly Ski Resort and Heavenly Gondola, this destination is home to Campground by the Lake and Van Sickle Bi-State Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in South Lake Tahoe?
Based on reviews, Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Apex Inn and Stateline Economy Inn & Suites.
What's the weather like in South Lake Tahoe?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 58°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 32°F. Average annual rainfall for South Lake Tahoe is 20 inches.
What is there to see and do in South Lake Tahoe?
South Lake Tahoe attracts visitors with its lakeside setting and majestic mountain views, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Take in the local culture at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum and Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, or visit other spots like Tahoe Maritime Museum.
What's the best way to get around South Lake Tahoe?
The closest airport is 42.7 mi (68.7 km) from the center in Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can look into flights to Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), which is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away. South Lake Tahoe may not have many public transit choices so a rental car could be a reasonable alternative to explore the area.

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