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South Lake Tahoe California Hotels & Motels

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The South Lake Tahoe center point is about the area of Downtown South Lake Tahoe and the area of Barton Memorial Hospital.

On the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, you'll find South Lake Tahoe, a small resort town sitting right up against the Nevada border and the city of Stateline. South Lake Tahoe has a small population under 25,000 and its main industry is tourism. It is perfectly nestled between the lake and the Sierra Nevada, offering gorgeous views of both. More from this guide...

South Lake Tahoe Hotels/Accommodations

Emerald Bay Lodge : 735 Emerald Bay Rd.
735 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Midscale Mountain hotel
  • 2 floors in property
Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe Ca #250
2375 Lake Tahoe Blvd., SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA 96150
  • Low-priced property
  • 143 rooms in hotel
Quality Inn South Lake Tahoe
4127 Pine Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Golfers and skiers alike enjoy the central location and beautiful accommodations offered by the Rodeway Inn Casino Center. Minutes away from all of the local attractions including the Heavenly Gondola, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, and Lakeside Beach, the inn is also near the shops and restaurants of Heavenly Village. The two star Rodeway Inn Casino Center offers full service amenities, features wedding facilities, and welcomes pets. Laundry facilities, a seasonal pool, and a continental breakfast are just a few of the amenities offered. Convenient location, comfortable rooms, and quality services make this hotel a favorite among visitors. 
  • 2-star Lake property
  • Check in time: 2:00PM
Hotel Azure - South Lake Tahoe
3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • The aptly named Inn by the Lake is a stone's throw from gorgeous Lake Tahoe and just a short drive from the Heavenly Ski Resort gondola that whisks you away to an exhilarating day of skiing. Whether you plan to visit the Lake Tahoe region in the summertime to lie on the beach or visit in the winter to hit the slopes, the Inn by the Lake provides the perfect home away from home. On-site amenities include a shuttle to transport guests from various casinos and ski resorts within the area.
  • Three Star Resort property
  • 99 rooms in hotel
  • 1 out of 2 guests thought it was rather dirty
  • Excellent food nearby
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe - South Lake Tahoe
3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe is centrally located on Lake Tahoe's beautiful shores. Beachside accommodations offer spectacular sunset views, while each of the rooms in this 2.5-star lodge are tastefully decorated and include a patio or balcony and fireplace. The marina offers visitors access to a wide range of water sports, while those who prefer skiing have easy access to the Heavenly Gondola. Rent a speed boat, store your skis, or relax in the heated pool or sauna at the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe and experience the perfect Lake Tahoe getaway. 
  • Affordable Lake hotel
  • Hotel has 7 meeting rooms
Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe
3496 Lake Tahoe Blvd., So. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 ~3.41 miles northeast of South Lake Tahoe
  • Two star Lake property
  • Check-in time: 1400
  • Every guests reviewed appreciated the closeness to the beach
  • Owners are great
Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa
930 Bal Bijou Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Three Star Lake property
  • 6 suites in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hotel Elevation
3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • 3 star Lake property
  • 59 rooms in hotel
Days Inn by Wyndham South Lake Tahoe
3530 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Two star Lake property
  • 100 sleeping rooms in hotel
Lakeland Village at Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe
3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Affordable Resort property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Acceptable minibar
  • Most guests enjoyed the balcony
Tahoe Beach and Ski : 3601 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
3601 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Affordable Lake hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Superb rooms
  • Average beds
Heavenly Valley Lodge : 1261 Ski Run Blvd.
1261 Ski Run Blvd., S, CA 96150 ~3.64 miles northeast of South Lake Tahoe
  • Affordable Lake property
  • 13 sleeping rooms in hotel
Excellent 5.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort by Diamond Resorts in South Lake Tahoe
901 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Mid-scale Lake hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Good location
  • Clean, great amenities
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
POSTMARC Hotel and Spa Suites : 3696 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
3696 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • 3 star Resort property
  • Hotel has 8 suites
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Stanford Sierra Conference Center in South Lake Tahoe
130 Fallen Leaf Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
  • 3-star Mountain property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Super 8 by Wyndham South Lake Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe
3838 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Economy Resort property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Good price value
  • Carpet in the room was old and worn
Tahoe Seasons Resort by Diamond Resorts
3901 Saddle Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Three Star Mountain hotel
  • 183 sleeping rooms in hotel
The Americana Village
3845 Pioneer Trl, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Affordable Lake property
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Big flat screen
  • The majority of guests criticized the unstylish hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Heavenly Village Area
3860 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Economy Highway property
  • Check in time: 11:00
  • No bathtub
  • Dated rooms
The Trailhead Lodge - South Lake Tahoe
3892 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Inexpensive Lake hotel
  • 34 rooms in property
Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, an IHG Hotel : 3961 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
3961 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Cheap property
  • Hotel has 2 suites
Hotel Becket Trademark Collection by Wyndham - South Lake Tahoe
4003 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Website
  • South Lake Tahoe's most strategically placed hotel is the 968 Park Hotel. Shopping at the popular Village Shops or riding the Heavenly Gondola to the world famous slopes are just steps away from this 3-star Lake Tahoe hotel. The 968 Park Hotel was completely renovated and remodeled in 2009 to create a nationally recognized sustainable hotel. Recycled newsprint wallpaper, tankless water heaters, heated outdoor pool, spa services, and more are just a few of the unique options at this hotel. Green living, adventure, and style combine to create a fashionable and forward thinking hotel at the 968 Park Hotel. 
  • 3 star Lake property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club - South Lake Tahoe
931 Park Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Midscale hotel
  • Hotel has 40 suites
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Station House Inn
901 Park Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Economical Resort hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Stateline Economy Inn & Suites : 966 La Salle Ave.
966 La Salle Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Low-priced hotel
  • 33 sleeping rooms in hotel
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Graph of South Lake Tahoe, CA Hotel Prices for Next 20 Days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all South Lake Tahoe, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest South Lake Tahoe hotel for each day and each star rating category.

The most popular activities in South Lake Tahoe happen outside. The Gondola at Heavenly takes you up the side of the nearest mountain, and it picks up passengers right in Heavenly Village, a shopping center right near the state line. Visitors in the summer choose to experience the Lake Tahoe beaches, and winter visitors find fabulous skiing in the mountains. While you're in South Lake Tahoe, you may want to take a helicopter tour or a historic tour. Lower Eagle Falls and Van Sickle Bi-State Park are also worth a visit.

Seasonality of South Lake Tahoe, California

You can imagine that peak beach season is from June to August, and peak skiing season happens in January and February. If you're visiting for one of these activities, be aware that room rates will be higher and crowds will be larger. That being said, you'll have a lovely experience in some of California's most beautiful scenery.

To save money, visit between March and May or between September and November. The weather will range from the 60s and 70s to the 40s, and both spring and fall see far fewer tourists. Low season may not provide perfect beach or skiing weather, but it's a fantastic time to go hiking and to explore the wilderness around South Lake Tahoe.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in South Lake Tahoe, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in South Lake Tahoe

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average price patterns by star rating class in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Analyze these line graphs to determine the best dates to book in South Lake Tahoe for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in South Lake Tahoe, California

4 Star Average Prices: $143.91

In a ski resort town like South Lake Tahoe, you can expect wonderfully luxurious resort hotels like the Landing Resort & Spa. This 4 1/2-star lake property has gorgeous styling that combines the rustic look of a hunting lodge with clean, modern lines. The overall effect is both upscale and cozy. For a luxury hotel, room rates are quite reasonable, starting below $200 a night. It's near the gondola, the lake beaches, and great restaurants. Outstanding amenities include a full-service spa, a steam room, a spa tub, a ski shuttle, a terrace, a garden, and a hair salon.

The Heavenly Village Condos is a four-star mountain property near beaches, golf courses, and skiing opportunities. A children's club takes the kids off your hands while you're relaxing poolside in a pool sun lounger at the outdoor pool. They offer access to a nearby private beach, and have a full-service spa on-site. Each of their two-bedroom penthouses has a unique design scheme, and the entire property is everything you'd expect from a modern mountain lodge. Book a villa to get a full-sized kitchen; they even offer villas with two bathrooms, in case you have teenagers staying with you.

At the Grand Residences by Marriott, Lake Tahoe, get a studio for $125 a night, or upgrade to a penthouse suite with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a fireplace. This property is right by the lake and the gondola, offering you fantastic sight-seeing and sports opportunities. Amenities include a sauna, a health club, available ski passes, ski-in and ski-out access, a spa tub, an outdoor pool, and a fireplace in the lobby. Free Wi-Fi, concierge services, and laundry facilities are also available.

4 Star Hotel Prices in South Lake Tahoe

Affordable Options in South Lake Tahoe, California

3 Star Average Prices: $149.69

You might assume that a resort town like South Lake Tahoe doesn't offer affordable hotel rates. In fact, nightly rates in South Lake Tahoe during low season sometimes dip below $30 a night. The Pinewood Inn, for example, sometimes has room rates as low as $25 if you're smart about when you book and when you visit. This budget hotel is on Lake Tahoe Blvd, and offers basic amenities, including free Wi-Fi and free parking. They also have rooms with roll-in showers, accessible bathrooms, and in-room accessibility.

The Midway Inn offers room rates just above $30 a night, depending on when you book. If you have pets, you can bring them for $15 per night, per pet. Kids 18 and under stay for free with parents, as long as they use your existing bedding. Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and free parking make this hotel a good value, and the 24-hour front desk and multilingual staff are there to take care of your needs.

The Travel Inn's room rates are comparable with the Midway Inn's, and both properties are on Lake Tahoe Blvd. At the Travel Inn, you can bring two kids 11 and under with you and they stay for free if they use existing bedding. They offer a 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. In-room accessibility is available if you require it.

3 Star Hotel Prices in South Lake Tahoe

2 Star Average Prices: $104.61

Best Discounts in South Lake Tahoe, California

Whether you qualify for AAA, senior, AARP, or military discounts, many hotels in South Lake Tahoe will offer you fantastic prices when you show your ID at check-in. For AAA, AARP, military, and government discounts at a budget hotel, try the Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe. Room rates dip below $32 dollars when you use your discount, and the property is located just across the street from the lake. Enjoy amenities like a 24-hour front desk, express check-in and check-out, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and laundry facilities.

Marriott's Timber Lodge offers a senior discount that takes almost $20 off your nightly rate. The AAA rate isn't shabby either, saving you more than $10 per night during your stay. Its Lake Tahoe Blvd location puts you near the gondola, and just a few streets away from Lake Tahoe. When you're done with a day of skiing, relax in one of the property's four spa tubs. They offer ski storage if you bring your own sports gear, and have a fireplace in the lobby to help you warm up. Summer visitors, enjoy the outdoor pool and picnic area.

The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is a 3 1/2-star property where you can save $20 a night on a suite with one king bed if you qualify for a senior or AAA rate. Ski storage, a spa tub, an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast are just a few of the amenities you'll love when you stay here. Guests have loved the free cocktails available during happy hour, the location near great dining and city attractions, and the comfortable rooms with good beds.

Best Value Options in South Lake Tahoe, California

For a three-star experience with room rates starting lower than $100 a night, try Inn by the Lake. You'll be near restaurants, shopping, the beach, and ski spots when you stay here. This property's amenities list is very long, giving you a fantastic value for your nightly rate. A sauna and a spa tub are there to warm you up after a long day of skiing. A ski shuttle takes you to the slopes, and ski storage deals with your skis when you're done. If you're visiting in summer, enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool. They also offer free Wi-Fi and a garden.

The Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe is a 3 1/2-star lake hotel centrally located on Lake Tahoe Blvd. A free ski shuttle, available ski passes, and ski storage make your ski trip extra convenient. They have an outdoor seasonal pool with sun loungers and umbrellas, a spa tub, free Wi-Fi, and an on-site marina. Room rates start below $90 a night depending on the season; positive customer reviews add to the list of reasons that this property offers you lots for your money.

The Aston Lakeland Village Beach and Mountain Resort is a three-star property with lots of free shuttles. A free ski shuttle, free casino shuttle, and free area shuttle mean you probably won't have to drive while you're staying. On-site tennis, a sauna, two spa tubs, two outdoor pools, and a children's pool give you lots of recreational options if you feel like staying at the property for an afternoon.

Best Heavenly Village Options in South Lake Tahoe, California

Heavenly Village is a collection of shops, restaurants, and attractions nestled at the base of the mountain, with a gondola reaching to the sky. Stay nearby for great access to the best of South Lake Tahoe. Book at the Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village to be next to the Gondola at Heavenly. A fireplace in the lobby and a sauna will keep you warm in winter, while the outdoor pool and picnic area are there to entertain you in summer. The Forest Suites Resort also offers ski storage, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, a health club, and a game room.

The Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe is also just steps away from Heavenly Village and the wonderful Gondola at Heavenly. Guests have loved almost every aspect of this hotel, from the fantastic service to the unbeatable locations. Customer reviews also talk about the comfortable rooms and the delicious free breakfast. At the Holiday Inn Express you can also expect free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a multilingual staff, an outdoor pool, and a sauna.

South Lake Tahoe, CA summarized

South Lake Tahoe enjoys pine-bound cottages, modest motels, and ranks of restaurants along its busy streets. The largest community by the lakeside lies adjacent to the gambling dens of Nevada. If you happen to lose to the slot machines and tables, cross boundaries and spend your time in South Lake Tahoe's beaches, parks, and hiking trails instead. Enjoy scenic and breathtaking views by heading to the heart of town, where the Heavenly Gondola rises to about 9136 feet up in the air. See the Sky Meadows, East Peek Lookout, or East Peak Lake at the highest point of the city, or work your way through the easy and strenuous trails. Head to the emerald Bay State Park, which is undoubtedly the prettiest part by the lake. There are numerous campgrounds by the lake, but the Vikingsholm provides that much-needed detour before slumber. You can also see the lakefront grounds of the Sugar Pine Point State Park, furnished with props from the thirties, most of which have been featured in the Godfather II. Once you've tried South Lake Tahoe's freebies, it would be hard to paddle from Zephyr Cove back into the casinos.

'What you say and what you believe will happen¦Even if you aren't in your best shape, you should still feel and act like you are. It is a quote by a young and famous snowboarder and athlete Jamie Anderson, who was born in South Lake Tahoe.

Her quote definitely summarizes the positive spirit of people from South Lake Tahoe. So, it is not a surprise that this city is charming as well. It would be a real shame not to visit at least once during your lifetime. Maybe it is a time for a little holiday? This little city sounds like a perfect destination! What is more, it actually is very welcoming place to the tourists. They can find some really cozy hotels in South Lake Tahoe. So, in order to help you choose the best one, we will take a look at some of our favorite South Lake Tahoe hotels! 

Budget Stay in South Lake Tahoe

Obviously, the first thing you have to consider when searching for the perfect accommodation is your budget. It is a pity that many people decide not to travel when they find out that their budget is not that huge. The good news is that you can enjoy traveling even with a really limited budget! Just to choose to stay at one of the cheap hotels. Luckily, there are many such hotels to choose from in South Lake Tahoe. The first one you should take a look at is Stateline Economy Inn & Suites. It is a really simple hotel, which provides its guests with the best service for the best price. What is more, the surroundings are really beautiful and the pets are allowed there as well. What about other cheap hotels? Blue Jay Lodge, Alpine Inn & Spa and Bluelake Inn at Tahoe are the names you should definitely remember! 

Searching for Luxurious Accommodation in South Lake Tahoe?

Although, South Lake Tahoe is not a very big city, it strives to provide its visitors with the best accommodation. So, you will have no difficulty finding luxurious hotels in South Lake Tahoe, if that is what you are looking for. One of the South Lake Tahoe hotels we should recommend is Marriot Grand Residence Club Tahoe. You will not regret booking a room at this luxurious hotel. It has everything a traveler may need and even more. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, whereas the surroundings and the hotel itself are simply magnificent!

Enjoying Your Time in South Lake Tahoe

Probably, there is no need to say that South Lake Tahoe is the best destination for nature lovers. They will enjoy every single minute of their stay. There are so many great outdoor activities such as boat tours, waterskiing & jet skiing as well as horseback riding tours. What is more, those who love skiing or snowboarding will also find special areas to do enjoy these activities! So, one thing is for sure “ you will not get bored in South Lake Tahoe!

FAQs about hotels in South Lake Tahoe

What are the best rated hotels in South Lake Tahoe?

Heavenly Valley Lodge, Hotel Azure and Tahoe Beach and Ski are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the 4-5 star hotels in South Lake Tahoe?

The Landing Resort & Spa, Avalon Lodge and Grand Residences by Marriott Lake Tahoe are the top 3 luxury hotels near South Lake Tahoe city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of South Lake Tahoe?

Emerald Bay Lodge, Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe Ca #250, and Quality Inn South Lake Tahoe are the properties closest to South Lake Tahoe city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in South Lake Tahoe cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in South Lake Tahoe can be as cheap as $104.61 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in South Lake Tahoe cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in South Lake Tahoe has been $149.69 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in South Lake Tahoe cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in South Lake Tahoe has been $143.91 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in South Lake Tahoe?

Heavenly Valley Lodge, Hotel Azure and Tahoe Beach and Ski are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in South Lake Tahoe?

Grand Residences by Marriott Lake Tahoe and Hotel Becket Trademark Collection by Wyndham are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in South Lake Tahoe?

Quality Inn South Lake Tahoe and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Heavenly Village Area are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in South Lake Tahoe?

Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, an IHG Hotel and Holiday Inn Club Vacations Tahoe Ridge Resort, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler guest reviews of South Lake Tahoe, CA

Below are reviews of the city of South Lake Tahoe, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"We take our dogs up and we hike them around the area"
Score 4.0 / 5

Food is easy at Denny's and we generally gamble for a couple hours or less.

Gwendolynne T., from 01-Nov-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Hotel rooms and amenities and their staff were wonderful.

Brooke S., from 18-Oct-2017
"Clean and great location!"
Score 4.0 / 5

People are so friendly and the city was so clean! No garbage anywhere that I could see.

Suzanne M., from 18-Sep-2017
"Great Hotel and City!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Love Tahoe and it's surroundings as well as restaurants and shopping centers.

Tessa M., from 27-Aug-2017
"Hotel does not offer shuttle "
Score 4.0 / 5

Hotel told me upon booking they had a shuttle down to casinos but upon arrival they looked confused. NO SHUTTLE

Kim S., from 30-Jul-2016
"Special Place"
Score 5.0 / 5

South Lake Tahoe is special in its scenic beauty, no matter the time of year.

Diane H., from 13-Nov-2014
"Ideal for Travelers"
Score 5.0 / 5

The lake was right down the street with many food locations within walking distance and many hotels are withing one mile.

Kiran K., from 01-Sep-2014
"Spring Visit for Winter Visitors"
Score 5.0 / 5

My husband and I come to Lake Tahoe once a year. He likes to ski. We also have a timeshare so it makes it easy to stay when we come. I think that Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places i ever been. We come in the winter, and the snow is so beautiful. This was our first time there for spring and it was nice. My grandchildren had not seen so many animals until this trip. We will bring them back for the winter snow real soon. I love Lake Tahoe.

Ledora T., from 20-May-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of South Lake Tahoe, CA shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews
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