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Two Bedroom Deluxe & Private Apt #3
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5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Every little detail made the difference. Recommend this home away from home!

"Cozy apartment with many amenities and extras to make this an ideal stay for any season. We appreciated the owners’ attention to every little detail (stock of hot cocoa and oatmeal, seals of cleanliness). It made an otherwise rainy getaway very enjoyable! Thank you also for the dinner cruise ..."…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2018

Two Bedroom Deluxe & Private Apt #3
? Spacious 5 Bedroom, 3400 Sq ft Home With Dual King Bedroom Suites, Private ?
4.9/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)
Tahoe fun.

"The place was wonderful"…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

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4.9/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)
Great vacation stay

"There were a few lights out that required a maintenance person to come out and repair, but otherwise enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

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Amazing Lakefront Getaway!!!
South Lake Tahoe, CA
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4.8/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)
Wonderful getaway.

"Beautiful location. The pictures are accurate. We’ll be back"…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Amazing Lakefront Getaway!!!
Beachfront Rental in South Lake Tahoe - Private Community
4.8/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Great

"Great"…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Beachfront Rental in South Lake Tahoe - Private Community
Fallen Leaf Lake is Widely Considered the Most Scenic Place around Lake Tahoe
4.7/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Great small lake area

"We had a great time... Comfortable bed, 2 large couches, and a cozy kitchen (open concept) to the living room. Some rehab in progress while we were there (kayak dock under renovation), but other than that, everything was as seen in advertisement. Note: owner did warn us about the delays with work ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

Fallen Leaf Lake is Widely Considered the Most Scenic Place around Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Valley Lodge
2 out of 5
2241 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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4.4/5Excellent! (13 reviews)
Little gem!

"Cute and cozy little spot in a great location!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Tahoe Valley Lodge
Hotel Azure
3 out of 5
3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $110 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
4.4/5Excellent! (996 reviews)

"I love it . It was clean ."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Hotel Azure
Tahoe Valley Campground
2 out of 5
1175 Melba Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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4.3/5Excellent! (27 reviews)

"It’s a great place for family vacation. It’s clean, and it has a small kitchen with cooking wares and dining utensils."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Tahoe Valley Campground
Beachcomber Inn
3 out of 5
999 Lakeview Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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4.3/5Excellent! (173 reviews)
Great location, friendly staff

"The facilities are a bit dated, but the location, view and staff make up for it. A nice place to stay for a short trip with family. Plenty of space and close to restaurants, lake and Heavenly."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Beachcomber Inn
PlayPark Lodge
2.5 out of 5
1184 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $150 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
4.1/5Very Good! (97 reviews)
Nice Tahoe Getaway

"Very nice, comfortable setup. Good location, close enough to stores/restaurants/activities but yet gave a good quiet nature vibe. They provided comfort items like individual fans/heaters which was a plus. The only down side were the guests next door who had children stomping and banging things that ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

PlayPark Lodge
Cedar Pines Resort
3 out of 5
1234 Melba Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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3.9/5Good! (93 reviews)

"Close to all the attractions, we love the location the cabin was very cozy"…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Cedar Pines Resort
Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
3.5 out of 5
3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $112 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
3.8/5Good! (1,045 reviews)

"The staff was great. Our stay was for Sunday and Monday, which are typically slow days, and since they were able to they upgraded us to a lake view room. (For a small fee) The room was clean and the bed was quite comfortable. Our only very small issue with the room was that the refillable body wash ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
High Country Lodge
2 out of 5
1227 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $50 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
3.8/5Good! (380 reviews)

"Definitely coming back. It was clean and quiet. Loved that there was microwave and fridge. Raleys and food places really close by. Good water pressure in the shower. My husband loved the walk in shower."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

High Country Lodge
Lake Tahoe Lodging Company
2.5 out of 5
2516 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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3.8/5Good! (8 reviews)

"It was an awesome place. Not very clear directions on recycling. There were no blue bags in the condo as indicated and we didn’t find the recycle bin until we were leaving, found it between two units when we were walking. We had already put all the stuff in the trash. Other than that, everything ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Lake Tahoe Lodging Company
Apex Inn
2 out of 5
1171 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $45 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
3.6/5Good! (411 reviews)

"Ceiling needs paint service was good has fridge and microwave"…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Apex Inn
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 Jan 18 to Jan 19
3.2/5 (990 reviews)

"Quick check in, very basic room (no micro), CLEAN, just right for the price"…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe, CA
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
Sunray Tahoe Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2659 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $49 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
2.3/5 (237 reviews)
Older hotel but clean

"The manager let us check in about 2 hours early then he stopped by to change a couple of light bulbs. Nice guy. The hotel is older but it was clean and comfortable. Everything worked, the outlets, the A/C, faucets, and TV. We got a two room suite. The room has zero view unless you count the Jack ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Sunray Tahoe Hotel
Sierra Shores
4 out of 5
3371 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
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About South Lake Tahoe Historic Hotels

Traveling to new places can be more than just putting a pin in a place on your map, it can also be about understanding the history and culture of a place. An ideal way to get a feel for the culture of a city is to drench yourself in its history. Visiting landmarks or museums is a fine kick-off, but a stay in a South Lake Tahoe historic hotel can send you back to the past. Get ready to pack your luggage (no need for a time machine) as your South Lake Tahoe famous hotel awaits.

Old-World Charm, New World Amenities

A visit to one of these South Lake Tahoe traditional hotels can give you a feel for a bygone era as soon as you pass through the front door. From classical architecture to locations steeped in the past, these surroundings will make you immediately get the sense like you have stepped into a history book. Don't worry, you won't have to actually live in the past. Although these hotels are older, they have most modern conveniences to help you relax during your trip. You'll discover your room furnished with a comfortable bed and just about everything else you'll need for a marvelous visit.

Once you have explored the hotel's grounds, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by touring the prominent landmarks and art museums. Undoubtedly, all this hopping through history can work up an appetite. Go through our 5332 guest reviews for suggestions from fellow travelers to help make your South Lake Tahoe visit great. You can also ask your hotels' concierge to point to where the popular spots to grab a pint or a marvelous dinner in South Lake Tahoe are.

Your South Lake Tahoe Hotel Is Ready for You

If you want to get the most out of your South Lake Tahoe visit, a stay in a vintage hotel will elevate your time spent in this historic city. With Expedia having 3024 of these one-of-a-kind lodgings to pick from. Rates on these South Lake Tahoe historic hotels range from $36 to . You are bound to find one that ideal for your stay. But, just like the historical locations you're exploring, these deals won't last indefinitely. Reserve soon to get a place in one of these distinctive properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in South Lake Tahoe?
A trip to the historical sites in South Lake Tahoe is probably number one on your sightseeing list. And while you’re here, you can visit the ski slopes and popular beaches. You can also take some time enjoying the majestic mountain landscape.
What's the best hotel in South Lake Tahoe to learn about local history?
Lazy S Lodge is a top property for history buffs booking on Expedia. If you’re interested in local history, another option for your stay is Emerald Bay Lodge.
How many historical hotels will I find in South Lake Tahoe?
South Lake Tahoe is home to 2631 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 118 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the top historical places and other sights in South Lake Tahoe?
South Lake Tahoe is notable for landmarks like Tallac Historic Site. The lakeside and hiking trails highlight the natural beauty with places to discover including Lakeside Beach, Emerald Bay State Park, and Pope Beach. Other popular sights include Heavenly Ski Resort and Heavenly Gondola.
What is a historic hotel like in South Lake Tahoe?
By booking a historic hotel, guests can enjoy a vacation in a building that has an officially recognized historic designation. A stately home, palace or even a lodge, old police station, or skyscraper can be transformed into a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features can be admired within the guestrooms or public spaces of historic hotels in South Lake Tahoe, giving a historical feel.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, wheareas the term “historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S. overall though the terms are similar. The architecture and actual building of historic hotels are generally the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it’s cultural value along with how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in South Lake Tahoe have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, though efforts have been made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the amenities found at a contemporary hotel will also be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in South Lake Tahoe, don’t worry that you’ll find a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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