7 Best Lakefront Hotels In South Lake Tahoe, California - Updated 2022

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Lake Tahoe is a freshwater lake situated between California and Nevada and at an altitude of 6,225 ft (1,897.4 m). It is beautiful with its alpine waters, pine forests, and snow-capped mountains. It was inhabited by the Washoe, a tribe of Native Americans. The name “Tahoe” is thought to be a tribe’s name, which means “water in a high place.” The shimmering lake has become a favorite destination of travelers, no matter what the season is. It is home to many lodges and resorts, which offer views of the lake and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Outdoor activities you can engage in include skiing, swimming, kayaking, and golfing. You can also shop, dine, drink at bars, and play at casinos. If you’re planning to visit the lake, then you will need an accommodation. Check out this list of the best lakefront hotels in South Lake Tahoe, California.

1. Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe (from USD 127)

This hotel situated on the south shore of Lake Tahoe offers rooms with balconies and views of the lake, beach, or garden. Each room has a fireplace, a coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV. Your pets are welcome here, but they are only allowed in rooms on the first floor. The hotel has its own beachfront, a marina, and a 1,000-ft (304.8-m) pier. During summer, you can hang out at the lively tiki bar and restaurant with beach chairs and cabanas. You’ll have free use of the seasonal outdoor pool. For an extra fee, you will have access to all the property’s activities, such as kayaking, boating, and sailing in Lake Tahoe. If you’re more into skiing, a free shuttle can take you to Heavenly Village, which is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away. When you get back from your skiing trip, you can stash your equipment in a rented locker, use the boot dryer at the hotel, and warm up by the fire pit.


Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

Wifi Available

Address: 3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

2. Hotel Azure (from USD 144)

If you want to have the best views of the lake at this hotel, you’ll want to book one of the great rooms, which come with either a queen-sized or a king-sized bed. Other rooms have views of the property, but they all have a TV, a mini fridge, a microwave, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is pet-friendly as well. However, bringing pets requires an additional fee. During summer, you can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool or have a soak in the split-level hot tub. You can also rent bicycles from the reception for free and explore many trails surrounding Lake Tahoe. During winter, you can go skiing at Heavenly Ski Resort, which is 2 mi (3.2 km) away from the hotel.


Hotel Azure

Wifi Available

Address: 3300 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
Accommodates: 10

Parking Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry

3. Postmarc Hotel and Spa Suites (from USD 109)

This hotel offers standard double queen rooms, but if you’re in Lake Tahoe for an intimate weekend, consider upgrading to one of the suites. The grand honeymoon suite is the perfect choice for you if you’re celebrating a special occasion or having a romantic getaway. This suite features a sunken whirlpool spa, a king-sized bed, and a European shower good for two people. For an extra fee, you can have rose petals spread out on the bed as well. The hotel offers complimentary vintage postcards that you can keep as a souvenir or send to your friends or family back home. You can even hold a wedding here, as the hotel has its own wedding chapel. Heavenly Gondola is less than 1 mi (1.6 km) away from the property.


Postmarc Hotel and Spa Suites

Wifi Available

Address: 3696 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Accommodates: 4

Parking 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Facilities for disabled guests Skiing Family rooms

Other lakefront accommodations

4. The Landing Resort and Spa (from USD 299)

The Landing Resort and Spa offers 82 rooms with pillow-top mattresses, gas fireplaces, and heated marble bathrooms. For stunning views of Lake Tahoe, you’ll want to choose either the one-bedroom studio or premier lakefront suite. Though other rooms do not have views of the lake, they come with stunning views of the property’s gardens. The hotel also provides a spacious three-bedroom suite that includes a fully equipped kitchen, which is ideal for families or groups of friends. It includes spa therapies, wellness treatments, a rooftop terrace, a fire pit, and a heated pool. If you’re going skiing or snowboarding, you can store your gear for free as well. A free shuttle can take you back and forth to Heavenly Village and casinos, which are a three-minute drive away.


The Landing Resort and Spa

Wifi Available

Address: 4104 Lakeshore Boulevard
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

5. Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa (from USD 152)

Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa offers standard rooms and one-bedroom lofts with fantastic views of the lake, but if you’d like a more spacious room, the two-bedroom queen is an ideal choice for you. This queen room can accommodate up to five people and features a fireplace, a private balcony, and a full kitchen with a stovetop. In summer, the property’s private beach hosts live music, but if you want something more peaceful, you can relax in the spa, have a soak in the hot tub, or take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool. Bijou Golf Course is a three-minute drive away, and many shops and restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel.


Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: 930 Bal Bijou Road
Accommodates: 10

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Babysitting/child services Facilities for disabled guests Skiing

6. The Tahoe Beach & Ski Club Owners Association (from USD 239)

If you’re looking for a spacious accommodation along Lake Tahoe, you’ll want to check out what this hotel has to offer. The Tahoe Beach & Ski Club Owners Association has a king townhouse, which can accommodate up to four people and features a spiral staircase that leads to the bedroom. If you’d like a full kitchen and even more space, then the large cabin is perfect for you. This cabin offers a fireplace and a patio with a barbecue grill and can host up to six guests. For some relaxation, you can head to the private beach or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool, which is open all year round. If you want to pamper yourself, then you can visit the sauna or soak in one of the two hot tubs. You won’t run out of things to do here since the hotel provides water sports activities, a fitness center, a tennis court, a volleyball court, and a playground for kids. Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa is (1.5 mi) 2.4 km away from the hotel.


The Tahoe Beach & Ski Club Owners Association

Wifi Available

Address: 3601 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
Accommodates: 6

Parking Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

7. Secrets Inn Lake Tahoe (from USD 95)

This hotel is perfect for couples on a romantic getaway. To have a memorable experience, you’ll want to book one of the lavish suites, which has a jetted tub. Another great option is the spacious alpine suite, which is rustic and cozy. All rooms at the hotel have fireplaces and lavish walk-in showers. If you want to go the extra mile, you can have a bouquet of roses or rose petals scattered throughout your room for an extra fee. Heavenly Gondola is a seven-minute walk away from the hotel.


Secrets Inn Lake Tahoe

Wifi Available

Address: 924 Park Avenue
Accommodates: 2

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre Facilities for disabled guests Skiing

Explore Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is the perfect destination for a quick escape from your busy life. You can engage in both winter and summer activities here. This list of the best lakefront hotels will help you find your ideal accommodation.

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Steven is a travel and tech writer, freelance photographer, musician and restaurateur based in Quezon City, Philippines.

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