hotels with a view in Truckee, CA

1. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa And Casino (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upmarket lakefront resort is 2 miles from both Diamond Peak Ski Resort and the championship golf course at Incline Village.The polished rooms come with lake or forest views, free WiFi, iPod docks, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas. Club rooms include lounge access with free breakfast and snacks, while cottages add scenic balconies or enclosed terraces overlooking the private beach.There are 7 bars and restaurants, a casino, a 24-hour fitness center and a kids’ camp. Amenities include a lagoon-style pool with hot tubs, a beach, and a chic spa with 16 treatment rooms. A ski shuttle is free, and parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms, which have TVs
  • 4 min drive to Burnt Cedar Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “snow” 23 times
  • Guests liked the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Christopher Schweitzer

Great location in Incline Village Private beach access is nice Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful and go out of their way to help

Rooms were pretty nice Pillows were very thin Air conditioning didn’t go below 65, which is probably okay for most people, but we run warm so it was a bit warm for us Only main complaint is there is no great way to get from the parking lot to your room other than through the main entrance Dog friendly is a great perk with no size restrictions and reasonable fee

Richard Kotz

My wife and I decided to stay at this resort for our 30th wedding anniversary I must start by saying we definitely had one of the best times in our life and we have traveled all around the world! For starters one of the managers her name is Jennifer she went above and beyond for us you could not imagine !we are so grateful for her for everything she has done she is just absolutely fantastic !I hope she reads this we want to thank you again Jennifer making our stay so wonderful !The resort is very clean !the staff is absolutely amazing !the lake is absolutely beautiful the people who work there work hard young people very polite! The casino was really cute didn’t see any big winners but people were winning Love that it’s pet friendly

Only one downside this resort is very crowded which is expected! Other than that we had a fantastic time lots of fun love the area if you get a chance you must drive around the lake to the top of the mountain for sunset photos of the lake absolutely Breath taking! Would definitely return

Cheryl Freitas

I rarely write reviews for hotels, but this why by far one of our best experiences The hotel itself was so well kept and beautiful We traveled in with our dog and they were so pet-friendly

Upon our arrival, our dog was greeted with treats, doggy bags and an extensive list of doggy day cares in the area! We had such a wonderful time and can’t see ourselves staying anywhere else when we visit

2. Loch Leven Lodge

  • Address: 13855 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Phone: (530) 587-3773
  • Ratings: 4.7 (49 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Loch Leven Lodge
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Unpretentious lakeside property with woodsy-chic rooms & suites, plus a hot tub & a boat dock.

About this hotel

Overlooking Donner Lake, this down-to-earth lodge is a mile from Donner Memorial State Park and 9 miles from Castle Peak in the Tahoe National Forest.The wood-paneled, rustic-chic rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, along with microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add furnished, lake-view balconies. Airy suites have kitchens, dining tables, and living rooms with pull-out sofas and gas fireplaces. A 2-story, lakefront townhouse offers bunk beds.Amenities include a lake-view hot tub, a boat dock and a loaner rowboat. There’s also a BBQ area and a 5,000 sq ft redwood deck. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • 2 min drive to the Donner Memorial State Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “lakes” 11 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Shannon McKnight

Spent 4 days at the BEST lodge ever!! The place is immaculate and has the sweetest couple taking care of it all! Everything we needed in the suite and the kitchen was a perfect size for what we needed and the grill on the deck came in handy! I absolutely love the old school feel of the lodge, it only has about 9 rooms so it was quiet and quant! We will most definitely be making this a yearly tradition, and can’t wait to go back next summer!!!

Ryan Olson

My family and I were staying in the area over spring break to hit the slopes and needed a place to stay and we were looking for a kitchenette The kitchenette definitely met our needs but what was really great was the cleanliness of the rooms and the view from our room of Donner lakeLoch Leven Lodge has that classic look to it of a lodge in the woods

Definitely would love to go back

John Clark

On the lake and close to downtown Suites are best, rooms are quite small Nice deck along the water with plenty of chairs

Staff was not readily available and office was never open for the 4 days of our stay Unusual warm days made for uncomfortable room temperature with only small fan and breeze box for comfort Rooms were quite stuffy and leaving doors and windows open for ventilation lead to numerous flying insects collecting around lights Rustic is a great definition,consider it to be glamping without many luxuries

3. River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

About this hotel

Set on the banks of the Truckee River, this upmarket mountain lodge along Highway 89 lies 4 miles from both Lake Tahoe Dam and Squaw Valley Ski Resort.The cozy, wood-paneled rooms feature lodgepole pine or antique furnishings, as well as quilted or down comforters. They offer cable TV, sitting areas and free Wi-Fi (no air-conditioning). Most have river views, while upgraded rooms include balconies. Kids under 12 stay at no extra charge.Complimentary continental breakfast is served in a warm restaurant with a bar, a riverside patio, a lounge, and a dining room cantilevered over the river.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have coffee makers
  • 5 min drive to Truckee River Rafting
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned “rafting” 36 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The pool has a lazy river
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Devin Kampert

We had a great time at this restaurant The view is amazing as most have said The sound of the rushing water is very soothing

Initially when we arrived we wanted to be outside We were pretty disappointed that couldn’t happenHowever it ended up being the best thing As soon as that sun sets, it really cools off By the time we got midway through our dinner, a once packed patio was almost completely cleared We wouldn’t have been prepared for that so sitting inside at a table for 2 right next to an open window is a pretty nice spot as you can see from my photosOur food was very good I had the scallops and my wife got a salad I probably could have eaten 2 dishes of the scallops they were that good I was definitely glad we made this stopService wise it was good Nothing to complain about We were treated well

Galen Maloney

Amazing place to have lunch, esp if you are drawn to rivers Deck sits at the bend of the Trinity so u can watch tubers float to their exit point Food is good and drinks are solid

Staff is friendly and informative Was able to walk over and take a lovely dip after lunch too! Lots of bikers gather there as well either pre or post trip on the bike path

Sina Skates

This was a very, very odd experience The food mostly was good? A little salty The view is amazing, right on the river

And the service was completely bizarre! We had a reservation for 9 people and we arrived 10 minutes early and they had actually just sat a different group at our table and then had to pull together 2 other tables to fit us As a group of 9, the 20% gratuity was included in the meal (any party over 6), but unfortunately the service was so bad it was as if they really didn’t care We had 1 kids menu, but didn’t get the crayons Had to ask Our reservation was for 6:15 and when we ordered one of the specials at 6:30, the waitress came back 10 minutes later to tell us it was “sold out” mind you, the restaurant was only half full Was it sold out or were you just confused on the specials? They served our dinners 2-3 people at a time, 5 minutes apart, which was so shocking are you really telling me you can’t serve 9 meals together when you’re not even half full? My drink was constantly empty I had to ask 3 times to get a refill on my diet coke, which was diet Pepsi, actually It took forever to get 1 refill, once! After I asked 3 times! My elk dish was supposed to be medium rare, but was completely tough and overcooked The burgers were burnt and not good The braised bison short ribs were good The steak special, bone in New York was very fatty, unfortunately The sides were not fantastic either everything had asparagus in it, including the house salad with a rotten grape And then really tough, dry fingerling potatoes which were basically inedible with rainbow chard that was very tough and a carrot that was supposed to be cooked but was completely crunchy/raw or mashed potatoes It seemed really a cheap way of trying to look like a fancy restaurant, but I feel I would have had a better meal at a Ruth’s Chris I was not impressed with the food, especially for the prices! It looked good, the portions were large, but to me, I’d rather go somewhere else next time Oh, and while I was still eating my dinner, since I was served last, about 15 minutes (maybe that’s why they overcooked my Elk) after the first person was served at our table, they literally plopped down a large stack of to go boxes in the middle of the table while I was still eating! The only reason why I’m giving it 3 stars instead of 2 is because of the views and the bison was good and the scallop risotto dish was cooked correctly (that was good) and we ordered the nachos with chicken as an appetizer and that was good and came out fast I think they should stick with bar food and give up on the fine dining and the prices or maybe get better line cooks to execute the dishes? Or maybe get better waitstaff the tip was $75 The service was not worth it at all Oh and they offer vegetarian food Maybe next time, if I dare to try it again, I’ll just get dessert

4. Tahoe Sands Resort (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 6610 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
  • Phone: (877) 344-0691
  • Ratings: 4.0 (274 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Tahoe Sands Resort
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 10:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed resort with lake & mountain views, plus a private beach, seasonal pools & a spa.

About this hotel

This 4-acre resort on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore is within a 10-minute drive from the Northstar ski resort.Accommodations include cabins, studios, and 1- and 2-bedroom units. Cabins offer either lake or mountain views, private decks and patio areas. Studios include pull-out sofas and kitchenettes, while the 1- and 2-bedroom units have separate living rooms and kitchenettes.Resort amenities include a private sand beach, seasonal heated pools, a spa and a sauna, plus kayak rentals, a playground, a volleyball court, a basketball court and a fire pit, as well as a putting green.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to North Lake Tahoe
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 10 times
  • Guests mentioned “lakes” 28 times
  • The hotel has a sauna

Feedback From Real Customers


I wasn’t expecting much because the price was great compared to other locations nearby The rooms were furnished well and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed The comfort of our stay far exceeded our expectations

The amenities the resort had and the outstanding customer service(shout out to Ellie, Sophie, and Janeth) were the cherry on top! If I were to visit the area again, I would definitely try to book a room at this location!

Shweta Agrawal

Found this place last minute for a visit in summer Turned out to be a hidden gem! Simple small condos at reasonable priceVery friendly staff, private walk in beach with beach chairs, swings and other amenities

Pool and hot tub (though we couldn’t use it because they were always closed by the time we got back to resort) Only one little discomfort in summer was that condo had no ac and got very hot in the night, even with windows open and fans on They had told us not all condos have acs But also probably one of the hottest weeks in the year, and the condo is likely designed for winters Other than that overall the service was great Highly recommended, and would stay again

Amie Quirarte

DO NOT STAY HERE This is the WORST and most disgusting excuse for lodging I’ve ever seenI have lived in Tahoe for 12+ years, and have never seen such a sorry excuse for accommodation

It embarrasses me as a local that this is what our visitors may experienceI recently had a baby, and my family drove up to meet her I wanted to have them stay nearby, so I booked them a room at Tahoe Sands for $700+Upon arrival, we immediately smelled mildew and found mold in the room We opened the windows to air it out, but it did nothing This made the room inhabitable The rooms are dirty, disgusting, and this place is essentially run into the ground without any management or staff to assistI tried to call the front desk and text the number the staff had been texting me from, but no one answered Still, nearly a week later, I can’t get a response from the hotel about this experienceI will be filing a complaint with the BBB and ensure all local entities are aware of this

5. Resort at Squaw Creek (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This high-end resort on 195 hillside acres beneath the peaks of Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics, and is 11 miles from I-80.Cozy rooms with scenic views and sturdy wood furnishings feature Wi-Fi (resort fee), flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Sophisticated suites and penthouses add kitchenettes, living/dining rooms and gas fireplaces.Amenities include a ski lift, a championship golf course, and kids’ activities, plus a spa with 10 treatment rooms, a boutique, and heated pools; a resort fee covers gym access. There’s also an upscale bistro with patio seating, a pub, a deli, 2 seasonal eateries and a breakfast buffet.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs
  • 6 min drive to Palisades Tahoe
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “ice rinks” 15 times
  • Guests praised the scenic views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has treadmills
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Justin Doyle

This was an amazing place to stay and enjoy great scenery, relaxing environments, and great food We did not even go skiing or snowboarding and still had a wonderful stay Definitely eat at the resort restaurants as each one had some really good food

Lastly, being part of the Olympic Palisades, there are plenty of nearby a activities to do as well I plan to go back and bring my children as it is very family friendly

Desharia Hobdy

I stayed here for my birthday and it was nothing but relaxing and beautiful views I love the six peaks grill by the steak both Megan’s at the spa were amazing! I love the six peaks grill by the steak both Megan’s at the spa were amazing! Also Tyson who works in valet is such a hard worker had made sure my experience was amazing and helped me out whenever he could This company should be super grateful to have an employee like him

I genuinely will be staying at this resort again One of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life! I definitely be coming back in the future thank you guys again at squaw Creek! My only complaint would be make sure you bring your walking shoes because I didn’t know how much walking it would be and Ubers are expensive

Goomba Boom

The views are stunning, the land is very well kept and the outside area is seriously amazing I took off a star because of little things Our fridge didn’t work, the ice machines were empty, the vending machines were all empty, the spa was closed, and the room service wasn’t available

I think little perks like this give you that pampered experience If you’re going to be spending most of your time outside, definitely an amazing place, but if you’re looking for an extra special indoor feel, I would maybe consider somewhere else Staff were all really nice though

6. Franciscan Lakeside Lodge (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A minute’s walk from the northern shores of Lake Tahoe, this laid-back lodge is a mile from Old Brockway Golf Course and 1.5 miles from the Kings Beach State Recreation Area.Set lakeside, lakefront or across the street from the beach, the cozy, rustic-chic suites, studios and cottages feature up to 4 bedrooms, and offer pine furnishings, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and kitchenettes. Some add fireplaces and/or decks.Parking is complimentary. Additional amenities include access to a private beach and a pier, plus a heated outdoor pool (seasonal), BBQ grills, a horseshoe pit and a volleyball court.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators and microwaves
  • 3 min drive to North Lake Tahoe
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Radu Popovici

A rustic retreat in the small town of Tahoe Vista, with a small private beach and near many attractions (NV casinos, decent restaurants, boating, mini and regular golf) We’ve been coming here for years The rooms could be more up to date, but it is rustic, not modern

Service is available by request only Prices are mid range for the area If not getting a lakefront cottage, go for the forest side, better value than ‘lakeside’

Mrs. Sanchez

Stayed in room #15 and absolutely loved it! Super close to the water (wish we were on the beach but it was still very close) room was clean! We arrived late and they had no problem putting our key in a lockbox We stayed two nights and it was overall a lovely experience!! Very quite and a nice relaxing getaway wish we could have stayed longer Would stay here again and recommend it to anyone coming to Tahoe!

7. Best Western Plus Truckee-Tahoe Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed, lodge-style hotel is 10.5 miles from Donner Lake, 13.1 miles from Squaw Valley and 15.3 miles from Lake Tahoe.The cozy, casual rooms feature feather mattresses, minifridges and microwaves, plus flat-screen TVs and complimentary WiFi. Studio rooms add pull-out sofas.Breakfast is free. Amenities include an exercise room, a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the kitchenettes
  • 4 min drive to Historic Downtown Truckee & Visitor Center
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jeanne Daniele

Like many BW hotels, this is not a new building, but it has been updated Amenities (beautiful pool and spa, lounge area, outdoor fire pit, ample parking) were great Best breakfast – full buffet with friendly kitchen staff – included in rate, amazing! Front desk folks are super friendly

3 minute walk to several restaurants Quiet and restful night Loved it!

Jake Taylor

Our car broke down just outside of town Hauling three kids and a pet they gouged is on everything they could Including trying to charge us for a late checkout while we waited for our car to finish being repaired for two extra hours

Our rooms air conditioner was broken as well, making the nights stay even more miserable Indifferent unapologetic staff Overall a terrible (and yet still insanely expensive) experience

8. Cedar House Sport Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 10918 Brockway Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Phone: (530) 582-5655
  • Ratings: 4.7 (228 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Cedar House Sport Hotel
  • Check-in time: 12:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Upscale boutique hotel in a lodge made from recycled materials, plus a hot tub & creative dining.

About this hotel

This chic boutique ecolodge, constructed from unrefined and recycled materials, is located outside of Truckee and a 7-minute drive from Northstar mountain.The modern rooms have a cool, European vibe and feature leather-upholstered platform beds, pillow-top mattresses, minifridges, iPod docking stations, Keurig coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi; upgraded rooms offer work desks, oversized walk-in showers or private decks.Rates include breakfast at the sleek on-site restaurant (also open for dinner) and an outdoor hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 4 min drive to Historic Downtown Truckee & Visitor Center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 14 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Abe Hogan

Such a delightedly stay at this quaint, mountain vibe hotel One of the best parts: very dog friendly They even provided a custom doggy bed for my dog and when we walked into our room, they had a big treat lying on the bed (which my dog enjoyed immediately)

I will also add the bar in the lobby was very diverse in its portfolio and even had custom cocktails It’s a full bar with good bourbon as well My wife had wine, I had bourbon, and they also have a full tea bar for the morning We are very thankful for the welcoming staff and hope to be back soon Cheers mate!

Karsten Feigl

Great hotel, very luxurious with clean spacious rooms The staff was incredibly friendly and helpfulThe hot hub, which is open from 9am to 9pm is a nice bonus as well as the complementary coffee in the lobby

We would definetly recommend stopping by, it’s well worth its price

Judith Anderson

Very attractive but expensive A shared soup, bread and chicken, no drinks, came to $100 in the restaurantI’ve stayed at a different motel/hotel every night for 28 days

This was among the cleanestIf the owners are serious about making the experience better for older folks they could make some improvements The table between the beds has only one phone jack and it didn’t work, even with instructions for a tub bath (impossible for me as I have bad knees) the shower mechanism had no way to turn it on, and no breakfast, unless one pays high prices Truly difficult stay

9. Truckee Donner Lodge (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set near Interstate 80, this modern hotel with a wood-and-stone exterior is a 7-minute walk from the Donner Monument, 1.4 miles from Coyote Moon Golf Course, and 5.4 miles from Donner Lake.The pared-back rooms have flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, plus wet bars with minifridges and microwaves. Upgraded units feature fireplaces.There’s an outdoor pool and a hot tub, plus a laundry facility and a business center. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • One of the few hotels in the area with air conditioning
  • Guests liked the clean rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the Donner Memorial State Park and Donner Lake
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

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I was supposed to stay elsewhere one night but my reservation got lost I booked a night here via a third party site because it had the best rates (that wasn’t a sketchy-looking motel) When I arrived, lo and behold, my reservation was technically on the wrong date

(At this point, it was nearly 3am, and I could not check in until 3pm)Cue the EXCELLENT customer service I was helped by an employee at the front desk named Dana He was not only incredibly friendly, but extremely understanding and accommodating He SAVED my evening, my sanity, and my “relaxing” vacation! He saw that there was a room available, got me checked in, and I was able to finally rest after a LONG day of driving from San Francisco to Truckee late at nightHe not only helped me snag a room, but he helped me reverse a complicated issue with the third party site (note to self — call a property DIRECTLY for availability, deals, and more because 3rd party sites take so much from small businesses!)The room was spacious, clean, and the bed was very comfortable I had considered cancelling my booking at the other resort so I could stay here longerbut I will be sure to keep this amazing hotel in mind for a near-future visit Breakfast and coffee are included, as well as gorgeous outdoor scenery It is also very conveniently locatedVery special thank you to Dana Your kindness, your professionalism, and SUPERB customer service is what I hope all future travelers get to experience!

Amy Catalan

This was the only hotel we could get since we arrived pretty late at night Just needed a place to stay for that night only and the price was reasonable Their complimentary breakfast was very good

The donner lake is literally in the back yard of those Just need to walk a bit to arrive or drive which is like 2 min away max But I recommend the walk since it’s beautiful scenery The bad thing is the construction going on I front of it The hotel is definitely outdated But I found the bed to be very comfortable Our room was on the main floor which over looked the forest/donner park

10. Basecamp Tahoe City (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 955 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Phone: (530) 580-8430
  • Ratings: 4.4 (224 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Basecamp Tahoe City
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Stylish, adventure-themed rooms in q casual mountain lodging with free breakfast, Wi-Fi & parking.

About this hotel

This stylish mountain hotel is situated across the main road from the shores of Lake Tahoe, and is a 7-minute walk from Commons Beach and 8 miles from the ski slopes at Squaw Valley Resort.The modern adventurer-themed rooms have outdoor life-inspired art, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and gear racks. Upgraded rooms have lake views. The 2 family rooms sleep up to 5 people and include bunk beds; 1 has 2 rooms and an indoor tent.Continental breakfast and parking are free. The rustic-chic lobby lounge includes a low-key bar, and a cafe serving seasonal American fare. Evening s’mores are offered, and there’s a sun room and patio with lake views.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the beds
  • Walking distance to Commons Beach and Gatekeeper’s Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 13 times
  • Guests mentioned “beer” 11 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Sindhu BM

Basecamp Tahoe was the perfect stay for my family and we wish we could’ve stayed longerRooms were cozy, comfortable, and had everything we needed Very clean, hygienic and great service

They had grab and go breakfast (lot of options) and the lady at the front desk was very sweet and suggested interesting activities to do in TahoeWill definitely stay here when we do a longer trip!

Amy Buglione

We had the best stay at Basecamp Tahoe City!We were greeted with the friendliest staff who were eager to tell us all about the great hiking and biking spots, and they went over all the hotel details with us very thoroughly We ended up hanging out in the lobby with them for a while and had a beer at the little bar in thereOur room was super spacious with high ceilings and a king bed

It was clean and comfortable and had the basic amenities like a fridge and coffee making supplies (Kuju coffee!) Right outside of our room was the top deck fire pit and the corn holeThe hotel is conveniently located and within walking distance to awesome restaurants We went to Pioneer for dinner (amazing pizza & cocktails) and then walked around a bit before heading back to the hotel A lot of other guests were hanging out by the fire pit in the evening so we joined them to roast s’moresWe checked out the Farmer’s Market which is on Thursday mornings at Common’s Beach, it’s also walking distance from the hotel and has amazing produce and other local productsOverall, we just loved our stay at this Basecamp and we loved Tahoe City – it’s more of a chill, mountain town vibe than South Lake Tahoe (We also stayed at the Basecamp Tahoe South which was amazing and fun!)Can’t wait to go back!!

11. Cedar Glen Lodge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This rustic resort is a 2-minute walk from the banks of Lake Tahoe and 6 miles from the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area.Relaxed lodge rooms and cozy cottages feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, in-room coffee service, minifridges, microwaves and free Wi-Fi. Some cottages add fully stocked kitchens, and most accommodations feature lake views.Amenities include an outdoor heated pool (seasonal), a hot tub and a sauna, plus fire pits and picnic areas with BBQ grills. Volleyball courts, ping pong tables and a putting green are available. There’s also a casual restaurant, a wine bar with a stone fireplace, and nightly campfires with s’mores.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 4 min drive to North Lake Tahoe
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “lakes” 16 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Gracen Pernia

I am going to take the time to write this review for future travelers for the area I want to begin by saying how AMAZING this lodge is I stayed in a queen bedroom woody cabin that is within walking distance to the lake

They have a hot tub and gave out complimentary s’mores on our first night Our parking space is literally right outside the cabin so it’s super convenient for those who do not like walking long distancesThey provided a soft, fuzzy blanket in our room, a cute dining table for breakfast/lunch/dinner, the whole aesthetic is SO cute, 10/10 It is on the North part of the Lake and in my opinion, the best part of the lake is the north side and the entire right hand side of the lake The drive near emerald bay is not for people afraid of heights Everything you need is within 1 mile of you—store, gas, beach access & water rentals, and restaurants & a gift shopsThis place is best if you are looking for a quiet, low key place with a cabin feel I suggest the younger crowds/party people stay in South Lake Tahoe for those kinds of experiences If you are older or just really enjoy peace and quiet, this is your spot The front desk gentlemen were so accommodating for us and really were personable, amazing people Came all the way from South Carolina, so their hospitality was A+! Can’t wait to come back here 10/10 experience 💙✨🙏

Ben Matthews

Beautifully cared for lodge – that has a wonderful personal feel We stayed in a one bedroom cabin, which was perfect for a family of four Rooms were clean, well equipped, and felt homey

We didn’t use the kitchen, but it looked like it had everything you’d need Heated pool was nice, and you can get s’mores kits from reception to roast on the fire They also have beach chairs, tubes, and coolers to borrow The beach is a short 3-4 minutes walk away

12. River Street Inn (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 10009 E River St, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Phone: (530) 550-9290
  • Ratings: 4.3 (39 reviews) Very good
  • Website : River Street Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Cozy, pine-trimmed rooms with period furnishings in an 1882 inn offering free breakfast.

About this hotel

This 1882 Alpine-style bed-and-breakfast in Old Town Truckee is set between the Truckee River and the train tracks, with Interstate 80 a 3-minute drive away.The cozy, pine-trimmed rooms, some with river views, have en suite bathrooms with period fixtures including claw foot tubs, plus goose-down duvets and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.Continental breakfast is served in the dining area, which also has overstuffed couches for lounging.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min walk to Historic Downtown Truckee & Visitor Center
  • Guests praised the service
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Helen Hoang

This place was really cute We booked last minute and was able to get a queen room You can only book through the phone, rates range and number available through their website

The room we got was really cute and freshly remodeled, the furniture and decor was absolutely adorable Very comfortable and the claw bathtub was also nice Good water pressure and hot water Bed was comfortable and I liked the sheetsThe inn got a historic oldish charm that also came with some challenges Know that you’re across the rail, so while it is nice during the day, the rail runs quite often even at night It woke me up several times a night even being a heavy sleeper No AC but lots of fans provided, though it was still pretty stuffy and hot at night because I closed the window to mitigate the noise a little The window was also really hard to open or close, but that’s understandable because it’s such a historical and beautiful place I liked the slanted diagonal ceilings but be sure to not bump your headFree coffee and muffin downstairs in the morning There’s a small kitchen and lounge area and it’s connected to the restaurant and bar

13. Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set within 20 miles of a half-dozen ski resorts, this modern, lodge-style hotel inside the Tahoe National Forest is 5 miles from the Emigrant Trail Museum and 6 miles from Donner Memorial State Park.Decorated in neutral tones, the airy rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have minifridges and microwaves. Suites add sitting areas or separate living rooms with sofabeds; some offer whirlpool tubs.Parking and a hot breakfast buffet are complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour market, and fitness and business centers. There’s also a communal patio with a fire pit and seating.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • 7 min drive to Historic Downtown Truckee & Visitor Center
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests liked the hot tub, mentioned 19 times in reviews
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has treadmills and free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Todd Julian

The place is your typical hotel with all the things that make it nice Continental breakfast was goodCharles was very helpful with my obscure requests

I had to find a stick for physical therapy and he went out of his way to track down several items the hotel had that could accommodate my needsRecommend

Brett N

Overall good Hampton inn, typical of my experience with the brand Location in Truckee was pretty good, just a few minutes to downtown or really anywhere in Truckee A Raleys grocery store conveniently around the corner

Breakfast was good each morning, was busy and yet food was never in short supply Heated pool was great for cool days, cleaned each morning Rooms were overall good, no issues and were clean Plenty of parking based on a holiday weekend stay

Cherilyn Jones

Great stay We loved the hot tub!! Laundry, fitness center, and free breakfast were all really appreciated Staff were great

You have to request room cleaning in advance as fyi or it reverts to every 4th day Not a fan of that but understand the circumstances Walkable to Raleys market and a decent convenience store at gas station next door The accessibility was great for the accessible rooms Although the king bed height did make for difficult transfer fromWheelchair

14. Northstar California Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Providing scenic mountain views and surrounded by lush evergreens, this laid-back ski resort hotel is 7 miles from Historic Downtown Truckee and 9 miles from Mount Pluto.Featuring free Wi-Fi and TVs, the warm, cozy rooms also have log beds and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add full kitchens, fireplaces, decks with BBQ grills, and washer/dryers.Free shuttle service is offered. The property has several on-site restaurants and bars, along with a movie theater. For a fee, other perks include spas, pools, a fitness center, kids camp and babysitting. Activities include ski runs and ice/rollerskating, plus mountain tours and guided hikes.

Things You Need to Know

  • 14 min drive to North Lake Tahoe
  • Some guests complained about the beds but others praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “Fire pit” 18 times
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Aron Hughes

Experience: 10Value: 9Quality: 9Amenities: 8Architecture: 10Uniqueness: 8Experience:I have always had a fantastic experience here at Northstar From snowboarding to mountain biking the mountain is cultivated with excellenceValue:Whether you are stopping in for the day or have an Epic pass and come multiple times a year, Northstar is a great place to visit

Quality:The quality of the mountain is excellent and the staff members in the various shops are always helpful and kindAmenities:There are a couple different bars, restaurants and shops in the village and on the mountain Like any ski resort, the food and drink is pricey and not of the highest quality But you still can get a good meal and grab a pint or cocktail during your stayArchitecture:I love the building architecture and layout of the village When you are here and it is snowing, you get the sensation that you are transported to a European townUniqueness:For the area this is a unique resort From the architecture to the mountain landscape, it is easy to love Northstar

Lam Dinh

We were here over the summer and it was pleasantly not crowded and had some nice outdoor dining food options for the family They also have fire pits at night time where you can grab some ice cream and have a nice gathering around the skating rink area It’s an overall upscale resort area with bars and restaurants to make your quaint trip to Tahoe more memorable

Chris Modica

This is the greatest resort I have ever gone too, and I have been to many, MANY resorts I am a mountain biker, so I showed up in the summer to catch some of their lift-served downhill trails All of the trails are super fun, there is something for absolutely anyone

Going to Northstar Bike Park was one of the greatest and most fun things I have ever done in my life

15. Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Situated less than 18 miles off Interstate 80, this beachfront, all-suite resort overlooks Lake Tahoe and is 45 miles from Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park and 60 miles from Tahoe National Forest.The refined suites offer free Wi-Fi, lake views and semi-private or private patios. Some have kitchens, gas fireplaces and/or whirlpool tubs.On-site amenities include shared TVs, tea/coffee facilities, 2 outdoor hot tubs and BBQ grills. A resort fee covers private beach access and the use of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and paddle boats. A ski shuttle and continental breakfast are available during the winter, and an ice cream shop is open seasonally.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 3 min drive to North Lake Tahoe
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “kayaks” 22 times
  • Guests praised the lake views
  • Guests liked the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Jessica Lichenstein

We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back We stayed in the forest side cabin The only downfall to that

When you are on the beach, there are no restroom so it’s a long walk back across a busy street No trash cans, and very limited chairs close to the water line but a lot of chairs and umbrellas up in the beach further upOn the forest side, it was peaceful and quiet BUT we noticed the workers live in some of the cabins too, so they are not as nice and neat on the outside and a few junk piles around That side of the property could be a little nicer Our cabin area was great, lots of Cobb webs in the room, ceiling, corner and some spiders which I just cleaned with a broom Wonderful customer service was wonderful, easy to communicate and very accommodating The young kids working the water equipment work extremely hard and are super helpful

Adrienne Wilkerson

My husband and I came on our 20th anniversary and and couldn’t have been happier with our stay The staff were professional, friendly, and helpful It felt more like staying with family (in all the best ways) than staying at a resort

Staff helped us feel comfortable and welcome with suggestions on where to eat and where to explore The beach was lovely and restful, the rooms large and comfortable, and the amenities nicely done But what really put everything over the top for us was the AMAZING customer service We already booked for next year!

Janet Chism

The check in and check out was extremely easy and straightforward Texts all along the way about your visit were very helpfulThe room was immaculate, and had everything you would need in a housekeeping unit

The mattress was the most comfortable I have ever slept on Planning to call them to find out the make Very pleasant stay

16. Donner Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Donner Lake, this chalet-style bed-and-breakfast is 6.9 miles from downtown historic Truckee, 16.6 miles from skiing at Squaw Valley Resort and 25 miles from Lake Tahoe.The 5 country-style rooms all have private entrances, window seats with forest views, fireplaces and feature beds with fine linens. They come with free Wi-Fi and cable TV.Freebies include gourmet breakfast (served in the dining area or on the 30-foot lake-view deck), plus afternoon snacks and drinks. Other public spaces include a living room with a fireplace, library and game area, an outdoor hot tub and a treetop reading nook.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 10 min walk to West End Beach
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Daniel Cappel

This place is excellent! The 5-star rating doesn’t quite do it justice (I almost feel like we need a 6th star for “Exceptional”!) The room was super clean And despite all of the snow outside, it was warm and cozy inside

Breakfast was cooked and served by Paul and Mindy themselves and it was fantastic; best breakfast I’ve had in a while! And the hospitality that Paul and Mindy gave us brought our stay to a whole other level I highly recommend this place

Nick Mueller

Thank you Paul and Mindy for making our trip to Truckee truly special The B&B is located right across Donner Lake and we felt right at home The room was warm, cozy and very comfortable with views into the forest

Paul and Mindy go above and beyond for their guests Highlight was the homemade breakfast and stories Paul and Mindy shared Hope to go back soon Perfect location to many ski resorts in the area

17. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Truckee (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward all-suite hotel off Interstate 80 is a mile from shops and eateries in downtown Truckee, and 8 miles from Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort.Casual suites feature Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. All have sitting areas with pull-out beds.Amenities include an outdoor pool and a hot tub, plus a fitness center, a 24-hour convenience store and coin-operated laundry facilities. A breakfast buffet is available, as is parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 3 min drive to Historic Downtown Truckee & Visitor Center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Derek Heiowre

The service was exceptional from general manager to the cleaning crews This is the best hotel out of everything that I have been to Jared Souther (General Manager), Stevenson (Front Desk Supervisor) and Can were all welcoming

They greeted with professionalism from start to finish Room was clean and fully functional There are amenities like complimentary breakfast, 24 hour gym, open pool with spa and laundry room I have included a few pictures in this post I will definitely recommend this hotel

Patrick H

Newer hotel Clean and comfortable They did charge $10 per car per night for parking

Right off the freeway and still fairly close to everything That said, Google maps showed it 07 miles from the edge of downtown Truckee Thought that would make for a good walk after dinner and drinks there Good thing I drove it first The road is dark, without sidewalk, and cars move pretty quick Would not suggest walking that path at night

Weiqi Y.

Stayed here twice for Northstar skiing trips It’s a good location for this purpose, just leave hotel <30min before lift running and no pressure to park in the closer free lotDue to the location, this place is not cheap during snow seasons - easily over easily over $400/d for weekend days

If you think about how much you spend, it’s hard to stay happy for everything about this hotel – 1) Free break fast as it’s SpringHill branded, but barely eatable Not even as good as an avg holiday inn express 2) Noisy, especially for the rooms facing the highway Last one is to Marriott also – 3) the “guaranteed” late checkout is “never guaranteed”, they ignore the request you made in app checkin, and simply say no when you ask due to “availability reason” Fake advertise from Marriott I guess? (I’m Titanium tier member, 4pm checkout is “guaranteed” benefit)

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