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Pepper Tree Inn
3 out of 5
645 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA
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The price is $109 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
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 ...
3.9/5Very Good! (970 reviews)
"Wonderful staff, accessible by text, and amazing location. We parked our car and didn’t get in it again until it was time to leave!"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Pepper Tree 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 $46 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated in South Lake Tahoe, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Magic Carpet Golf and Barton Memorial Hospital. Lake Tahoe Balloons and Lake Tahoe Historical ...
3.2/5 (962 reviews)
"Smelled too much like soap. Use another room deodorizer. We had to have the fan on and door open because the smell was too strong."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe, CA
Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe
2 out of 5
985 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $58 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Lakeside Park, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Heavenly Gondola and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. The Shops at Heavenly Village and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (549 reviews)
"Rooms are really small but very clean.right across the street from great restaurants really good location."

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2021

Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe
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Travel Inn
2 out of 5
3536 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $48 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated near the beach, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Heavenly Valley and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe and Bijou ...
3.2/5 (977 reviews)
"everything was great"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

Travel Inn
Americas Best Value Inn Lake Tahoe-Tahoe City
2 out of 5
455 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA
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The price is $91 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in the heart of Tahoe City, this golf motel is steps from Lake Tahoe, Watson Cabin Living Museum, and Watson Cabin Museum. Commons Beach Park and Tahoe ...
3.9/5Very Good! (925 reviews)
"Service very nice"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Americas Best Value Inn Lake Tahoe-Tahoe City
Lake Ridge Hotel
2.5 out of 5
4120 Manzanita Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $52 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Lakeside Park, this beach motel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Tahoe and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Heavenly Gondola and Casino at Harveys ...
3.9/5Very Good! (401 reviews)
"Very clean, recently renovated, not perfect, but overall a fine property that is very well situated for a visit to Tahoe."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Lake Ridge Hotel
High Country Lodge
2 out of 5
1227 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $60 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Gardner Mountain, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Barton Memorial Hospital and within 3 mi (5 km) of Magic Carpet Golf and Washoe Meadows State ...
3.8/5Good! (466 reviews)
"Recently refurbished. Nothing fancy but convenient and clean facility. CBS, Starbucks and Raleys a few blocks away. You have to register at Apex Inn which is s block away."

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

High Country Lodge
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Heavenly Village Area
2.5 out of 5
3860 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $51 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Located near the slopes, this South Lake Tahoe motel is in the city center, within a 15-minute walk of Heavenly Valley and The Shops at Heavenly Village, and ...
3.3/5 (569 reviews)
"It was a little dated but was perfect for our needs"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Heavenly Village Area
Tahoe Hacienda Inn
2 out of 5
3820 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $49 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola, and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake ...
3.3/5 (148 reviews)
"Convenient walk to Casino / Entertainment area."

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Tahoe Hacienda Inn
Sunray Tahoe Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2659 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $139 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Highland Woods, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magic Carpet Golf, Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, and Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Visitor ...
2.3/5 (297 reviews)
"The manager made sure our room was clean upon request before we arrived."

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Sunray Tahoe Hotel
Bluelake Inn at Tahoe
2 out of 5
944 Friday Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $58 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Lakeside Park, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Lakeside Marina and Casino at Harveys Lake ...
4.1/5Very Good! (959 reviews)
"It was ok"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Bluelake Inn at Tahoe
Big Pines Mountain House
2 out of 5
4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $63 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Lakeside Park, this beach motel is within a 10-minute walk of Heavenly Gondola, The Shops at Heavenly Village, and Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe. Casino ...
3.3/5 (979 reviews)
"It was very close to the Village and the Lake"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Big Pines Mountain House
Days Inn by Wyndham South Lake Tahoe
2 out of 5
3530 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $65 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Heavenly Valley and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Lake ...
2.5/5 (162 reviews)
"Awesome staff, great room. Close to everything."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham South Lake Tahoe
Beverly Lodge
2 out of 5
3480 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $48 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in South Lake Tahoe, this beach motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Heavenly Valley and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe ...
3/5 (153 reviews)
"Front desk was amazing! Location is great too! We will definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Beverly Lodge
Apex Inn
2 out of 5
1171 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $55 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Gardner Mountain, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Barton Memorial Hospital and within 3 mi (5 km) of Magic Carpet Golf and Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe ...
3.7/5Good! (487 reviews)
"Great location conveniently close to a major road ."

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2021

Apex Inn
The TrailHead
2 out of 5
3892 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $69 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in the mountains, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Heavenly Valley and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe and Heavenly Gondola are also ...
3.3/5 (316 reviews)
"excelente"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

The TrailHead
Stateline Economy Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
966 La Salle St, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $69 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Lakeside Park, this beach motel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe and ...
2.7/5 (871 reviews)
"Location. Location. Location."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2021

Stateline Economy Inn & Suites
Hotel Elevation
2.5 out of 5
3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $55 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Valley and Bijou Golf Course. Ski Run Marina and El Dorado Beach are also within 15 ...
3/5 (318 reviews)
"I love the location of this hotel. I was attending a wedding and it was in walking distance. You can tell that the hotel is trying to update itself. However, the bathroom is where the most work is needed. Overall it was clean and quiet and I had a great night's sleep. My biggest recommendation to ..."

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Hotel Elevation
Basecamp Tahoe City
3 out of 5
955 North Lake Blvd, P.O. Box 6328, Tahoe City, CA
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The price is $161 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Tahoe City Marina and Watson Cabin Living Museum. Commons Beach Park and North Lake Tahoe Visitors ...
4.4/5Excellent! (418 reviews)
"This was the perfect place to stay in Tahoe City. The rooms are clean and cute, and the happy hour in the lobby is unmatched. Definitely would recommend."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Basecamp Tahoe City
Pinewood Inn
2.5 out of 5
3818 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is $45 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Heavenly Valley and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe and Ski Run Marina are also ...
2.9/5 (990 reviews)
"Everything was good"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Pinewood Inn
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Pepper Tree Inn

Pepper Tree Inn

3 out of 5
645 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA
The price is $109 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
3.9/5Very Good! (970 reviews)
"Wonderful staff, accessible by text, and amazing location. We parked our car and didn’t get in it again until it was time to leave!"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Pepper Tree Inn
Basecamp Tahoe City

Basecamp Tahoe City

3 out of 5
955 North Lake Blvd, P.O. Box 6328, Tahoe City, CA
The price is $161 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
4.4/5Excellent! (418 reviews)
"This was the perfect place to stay in Tahoe City. The rooms are clean and cute, and the happy hour in the lobby is unmatched. Definitely would recommend."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Basecamp Tahoe City
Granlibakken Tahoe

Granlibakken Tahoe

3 out of 5
725 Granlibakken Road, PO Box 6329, Tahoe City, CA
The price is $159 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
3.9/5Good! (543 reviews)
"Wet relaxing setting."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Granlibakken Tahoe
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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)

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