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The 5 best hotels in Lake Tahoe

The 5 best hotels in Lake Tahoe


Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America with fifteen distinct alpine ski areas around split into the north and south shores and divided across two states. The eastern third of the lake is in Nevada and comprises the suburban south shore with high rise casinos. The north shore in California is more understated comprising a compact towns amongst pine trees.

The variety of accommodation is as varied as the skiing terrain. Lodgings around the lake come in the form of casino hotels, forest cabin motels, condo villages and independent hotels. The ski resorts range from small family day areas such as Homewood through to the monstrous Heavenly above the casinos. We pick out the five best hotels in Lake Tahoe where there is something for everyone’s taste.

The Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa is a deluxe hotel nestled on the south shore which gives fantastic views of the lake from every room. The Lodge offers an on-site spa service and is centrally located to other activities such as the casinos, however it’s the hot tub right on a 500 ft private beach that makes this a great choice. The Lodge units are newly renovated and decorated in an Alpine theme and offer gas burning fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens. Their condominiums offer a living area with wood burning fireplace and a private balcony or patio.




The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, California, is a boutique hotel designed for the adventurous and those looking to connect with nature. The hotel is ‘fused from unrefined and recycled materials’ and promotes the connection between the human body and the environment. The hotel’s 42 rooms and suites are designed in a chic European style and the lobby features a full-sized bar which enshrines environmental themes such as the green roof. After a day spent on the slopes, guests can warm up with a soak in the outdoor hot tub and get a great meal at ‘Stella’, the on-site restaurant.




The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is based at Incline Village, Nevada and nestles on the edge of Lake Tahoe's northern shore and offers access to a private lake-beach with cozy outdoor fire pits. If you are after pampering this is a great choice with 16 treatment rooms in the world-class spa where you can get a deep-tissue massage after a tough day on the slopes. Rooms at this Four Diamond hotel come with a minibar, iPod docking station and 37-inch flat-screen TV.




The Village at Squaw Valley is a pedestrian village at the base of Squaw Valley with around 300 condominium suites and a variety of restaurants, galleries and boutique shops. All accommodation is a stone’s throw from the gondola and cable car. On-site there are whirlpool spas with heated walkways, fitness rooms and even a billiards room. There are top evening meal options such as  The Blue Coyote Sports Grill, or Fireside Pizza next to the blazing outdoor fire pit. The lodging has a 24-hour front desk with concierge service and media room with big screen television. All one, two and three bedroom condos have kitchens with a heated slate floor, dining rooms and fireplaces, free internet and private balconies.




The Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa is a 17-story resort with a 40,000 square foot casino and a world-class spa just two blocks from the lake and the Heavenly Ski Resort. The 437 guest-rooms feature contemporary decor, oversized tubs, signature ‘Bleu Cloud’ beds and fantastic views of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The Resort has a lagoon-style indoor pool complete with waterfall and rock islands. There’s a health club on-site, numerous restaurants and nightclubs and nightly live entertainment.




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