Historic Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino is located on the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe, and straddles the state line between Nevada and California. Once owned by Frank Sinatra, the resort hosted many celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Peter Lawford, and the Kennedy family. Cal Neva offers lake views from all guest rooms, a full service spa, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal), fitness center, casino, and lake view dining.
Casino, ski resorts (winter), beaches and water activities (summer)
May 19, 2013
Mizkwebb, Arcadia, CA | Trip type: Solo travel
Okay, if you regard your hotel as an all-consuming destination which should be perfect in every detail, you should choose another hotel. The place needs a coat of paint, and...
Okay, if you regard your hotel as an all-consuming destination which should be perfect in every detail, you should choose another hotel. The place needs a coat of paint, and the room decor is a flashback to your gramma's house (or your mom's, depending on your age). We're talking federal-style furniture, striped fabric wallpaper, and those curvy swag-things on the curtains. Me, I can't always afford to take a trip whenever I want to, so I rate hotels on value for dollars. Using an email off-season promotion, I got a clean, huge room with a king bed on the 9th (top) floor with a view to die for and a $20 breakfast voucher for about the cost of a room at a Motel 6. The place felt weird the day I arrived, simply because there were so few guests, but a couple days later there were wedding and graduation parties. Everything in the room worked, everyone on the staff was very pleasant and helpful and acted as if they enjoyed their jobs. The place needs a benefactor to spruce it up. I understand the new owner plans to turn it into a 5-star hotel. That'll make me a bit sad, because then I won't be able to stay there and wake up to the view of all time. The secret tunnel tour is a must, well worth the ten bucks just to hear Hans the guide spin his conspiracy theories involving Sinatra, the mob, and the Kennedys. Bottom line, they showed me a good time and enabled me to do a Tahoe escape for a few days. « less
“Lady of the Lake”
Apr 24, 2013
liamogallagher, Bellingham, Washington | Trip type: Business
The Cal Neva was a great place to stay. The tunnel tour and the storied history of the property make it a lot more interesting than your average hotel. Plus,...
The Cal Neva was a great place to stay. The tunnel tour and the storied history of the property make it a lot more interesting than your average hotel. Plus, the beautiful views of the lake. friendly staff and great Happy Hour prices! Can't wait to go back. « less
“Great experience at the CalNeva”
Apr 9, 2013
JDwyer17, East Burke, Vermont | Trip type: Business
I recently stayed at The CalNeva for ski races at Sugarbowl and at Squaw. I brought 5 student athlete's with me and we couldn't have asked for a better experience....
I recently stayed at The CalNeva for ski races at Sugarbowl and at Squaw. I brought 5 student athlete's with me and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The staff was welcoming and accommodating which makes this so easy to write. Roz the sales coordinator, Robert the security guard, Maurice at the front desk, they were all so easy to work with, they even gave us space to tune our skis!! From almost every room we were in we had some of the best views of the lake, just amazing. Definitely worth staying here for the views alone. Thanks to all the staff that made our trip a great one. « less
“One of the original destinations of Lake Tahoe still stands tall!”
A simply WONDERFUL property and resort! The professional staff goes above and beyond to meet your needs! The food is EXCELLENT! Rooms with balconies over look beautiful Lake Tahoe! The...
A simply WONDERFUL property and resort! The professional staff goes above and beyond to meet your needs! The food is EXCELLENT! Rooms with balconies over look beautiful Lake Tahoe! The guided Tunnel Tours are a must do while visiting the Cal-Neva! Over 75 years of INTRIGUING history!! Attending a show in the Frank Sinatra showroom is HIGHLY recommended, as the acoustics in the room are just PHENOMENAL!!!!! « less
“How do they stay open?”
Apr 6, 2013
jeffcomedy, San Diego, California | Trip type: Friends getaway
The place is a shambles. Old and unkept. We didn't actually stay here, thank God, but went in for the curiosity factor of being on the state line. There really...
The place is a shambles. Old and unkept. We didn't actually stay here, thank God, but went in for the curiosity factor of being on the state line. There really isn't a casino to speak of (like someone pointed out there are more arcade games then slots). There didn't seem to be much staff around or guests for that matter.
The photos on the walls seemed to be a sad reminder of what used to be a really nice cool place but is now just old and forgotten. « less
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One king bed or two double beds. Partial view of Lake Tahoe and mountains. Located on floors 1-2. Game table. Cable/satellite TV. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Room style and bedding are dependent on availability at time of check-in. Nonsmoking.
Premier Lakeview Room
1 king bed or 2 double beds. Cable/satellite TV. Direct-dial phone. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Designer toiletries. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Turndown service. Climate control. Nonsmoking.
Amenities - Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino
Baggage storage facilities
Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
Credit card accepted: American Express
Credit card accepted: Discover
Credit card accepted: Diners Club
Electronic key card
Fitness and health centre
Free local calls
Internet - wireless
24 hours opened
Private bathroom in room
Radio in room
Self controlled heating/cooling system
Swimming pool - outdoor
Tea and coffee making facilities
Telephone in all rooms
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information - Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino
Reno-Tahoe International 35 miles, taxi $70 one way, shuttle from $35 one way
Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
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