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14 Top Lake Tahoe Resorts in the Nevada & California Area

Is it better to visit Lake Tahoe in California or Nevada? The simple answer is you can’t go wrong either way with this magnificent freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Lake Tahoe creates an enclave of verdant flora and fauna while also offering a variety of outdoor adventures and activities. California and Nevada provide excellent gateways, but Lake Tahoe is the main event.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the most popular Lake Tahoe resorts in both Nevada and California. These accommodations all offer excellent access to the lake while also providing enticing on-site facilities like casinos, fine-dining restaurants and family-friendly activities.

Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe

7 Best Lake Tahoe Resorts in Nevada

Only 40 minutes from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe possesses the trademark Vegas-style of entertainment with late-night bars, upscale casino hotels and lively clubs. It also boasts helicopter tours, ample shopping opportunities and the occasional golf course. Swimming is possible at various beaches along the shoreline, while the surrounding mountains offer enthralling hikes and some ski resorts.

The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe

The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe

The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe aims to recapture the magic and peace of the American West’s historic lodges. This award-winning resort sits on the shores of Lake Tahoe, separated from the water by a picturesque 18-hole golf course. The on-site Spa Edgewood offers luxe massages and body treatments, while the resort also features a pool, hot tub, fitness centre and fire pits.

Lodging here ranges from the cosy Tahoe Room with a king-size bed, fireplace and terrace to the extravagant Presidential Suite with all this plus a fireside bath and separate lounge room. You can also stay in the Tahoe Premier Room or Edgewood Suite, but the suites have the best lake vistas. 

Resort Highlights 

  • The Espresso Mud Body Treatment at Spa Edgewood.
  • Springtime wellness activities each morning.
  • Lakeside dining at Edgewood Restaurant.

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: USD 363 – USD 1,299
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: 100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, Nevada, United States

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

HotelsCombined visitors highlight the waterfront vistas as a major selling point for the 4-star Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. They also rave about the on-site Cutthroat’s Saloon for late-night bites and seasonal beer. Spend the day swimming and tanning on the sand at Lakeside Beach Bar and Grill, book body treatments at Stillwater Spa and Salon or test your luck at Grand Lodge Casino.

Guests can choose from rooms, suites and cottages, all of which boast modern furnishings, large windows with natural vistas and heavenly beds. The suites typically offer separate lounge rooms and lake vistas, while the cottages usually boast furnished patios, fireplaces and full kitchens. 

Resort Highlights 

  • The gas fireplace, private patio, full kitchen and Lake Tahoe views in the Beach Front Cottage Lower.
  • On-site golf, kids’ programs, fitness facilities and heated pools.
  • Cocktails on a deck over Lake Tahoe at Pier 111 Bar.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 144 – USD 470
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nevada, United States

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino

Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino bedroom

Positioned on the California-Nevada border, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino is an entertainment hub with an on-site casino, a variety of restaurants and regular shows and live music. You can relax by the indoor pool or enjoy a pampering treatment at Reflections The Spa. Dance the night away at PEEK Nightclub, catch live music at South Shore Room or indulge in upscale local fare at Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill.

Families can stay in the Premium Two Queens room, which has two full bathrooms, while couples on a budget can opt for the Value Room with a king-size bed. Alternatively, splurge on the Mountain View Suite for a living room and mountain vistas or the Executive Spa Suite for an in-room Jacuzzi. 

Resort Highlights 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 113 – USD 627
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 15 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada, United States

Hyatt Residence Club Lake Tahoe High Sierra Lodge

Hyatt Residence Club Lake Tahoe High Sierra Lodge

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and overlooked by the Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Hyatt Residence Club Lake Tahoe High Sierra Lodge offers the best of lakeside living and alpine scenery. This hotel boasts spacious two-bedroom condominium-style units with signature Hyatt Grand Beds, rustic furnishings, three TVs, stone fireplaces and private balconies.

Along with being a short walk from a white-sand beach, this hotel also has a 24-hour casino, two championship-level golf courses and the luxurious Stillwater Spa. Active travellers will appreciate the hotel’s pool and its surrounding hiking and cycling trails. Don’t forget to indulge in Tahoe spuds paired with Cajun chicken and bacon at Cutthroat’s Saloon. 

Resort Highlights 

  • Heart American fare and signature cocktails at Lone Eagle Grille.
  • Ski storage lockers, rainfall showers and full kitchens in the units.
  • Located next to the Incline Village Recreation Center.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 355 – USD 402
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 989 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nevada, United States

Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino

Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino bedroom

Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino is perfect for travellers seeking outdoor attractions, live entertainment and high-stakes casino gambling. The hotel regularly hosts big-name acts like Tim McGraw and Jackson Browne, along with a comedy show and burlesque acts. On-site restaurants include Sage Room Steakhouse and Straw Hat Sports Bar & Grille, while the pool and fitness centre offer some much-needed detoxing.

Choose between two queen-size beds or one king-size bed in the View Room, which overlooks Lake Tahoe. Opt for the Balcony Suite with its private balcony off the bedroom or stay in the Lake View Balcony Suite for a dining table and a balcony overlooking the lake. 

Resort Highlights 

  • Cosy Value Rooms with king-size beds for budget-savvy travellers.
  • On-site jewellery, sports apparel and t-shirt stores.
  • Authentic Mexican cuisine at Taco Cantina & Restaurant.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 86 – USD 688
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: 18 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada, United States

Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa

Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa

You’ll find an impressive range of room and suite options at Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa, including the Deluxe Rooms with a king-size bed or two queens. The Executive Suites have wet bar areas, while the Sierra Suites boast spacious living and dining rooms. Upgrade to a Tahoe Suite for an additional two-person Jacuzzi. All rooms and suites have either lake or mountain views.

There’s ample entertainment on offer at this hotel, from the lively Opal nightclub and the escape-style Puzzle Room to the slots and table games at the casino. Try some unique beers at Craft Beer Bar or indulge in fresh sushi at Fortune. There’s also the Onsen Spa, fitness centre and grotto-style pool for working out and relaxing.

Resort Highlights

  • Ashiatsu massage treatments at Onsen Spa.
  • Lake Tahoe’s only four-diamond restaurant, Ciera.
  • Go-go dancers, upbeat music and live sport at The Party Pit.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 97 – USD 306
Guest Rating: 7.3
Address: 55 Hwy 50, Stateline, Nevada, United States

WorldMark South Shore

WorldMark South Shore

Looking for self-contained Lake Tahoe accommodation? WorldMark South Shore offers affordable one, two and three-bedroom resort suites with spacious living rooms, whirlpool baths, full kitchens, dining areas, fireplaces, washer/dryers and private balconies. The largest suite sleeps up to eight guests, while the One Bedroom Deluxe caters to four people.

Take advantage of the year-round outdoor hot tubs and relax under the stars or spend your summer relaxing around the children and adult pools. The on-site recreation centre also offers a fitness centre and ping-pong and pool tables. You’re only a short drive from Heavenly Ski Resort and the Edgewood Tahoe golf course.

Resort Highlights 

  • A five-minute walk from Harumi Sushi and the Safeway supermarket.
  • Self-contained suites catering to families or large groups.
  • A 15-minute walk from Nevada Beach.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 727 – USD 910
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 180 Elks Point Road, Zephyr Cove, Nevada, United States

Hotel Location

Lake Tahoe California

7 Best Lake Tahoe Resorts in California

The California side of Lake Tahoe is about one hour’s drive from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. This side is more focused on relaxation with its cosy restaurants and quaint boutiques sitting alongside some of the lake’s best beaches and sunrise spots. You’ll find more ski resorts on this side, all of which offer challenging runs and epic Lake Tahoe views.

Marriott’s Timber Lodge

Marriott's Timber Lodge

The 4-star Marriott’s Timber Lodge sets an idyllic Lake Tahoe scene year-round with its sun-drenched lake vistas in summer and snow-dappled roof in winter. The budget-friendly Guest Room has a king-size bed and sofa bed, while the spacious villas have one, two or three bedrooms. They also boast full kitchens, separate living rooms, baths and fireplaces.

On-site dining is highlighted by traditional Mongolian dining at FiRE + iCE Grill and Bar and fresh snacks and drinks at The Marketplace Express. When you’re not skiing at nearby Heavenly Mountain Resort or swimming in Lake Tahoe, you can lounge by the outdoor pool or work out in the 24-hour fitness centre.  

Resort Highlights 

  • The six-seat dining table, full kitchen and fireplace in the 2 Bedroom Villa.
  • A 15-minute walk from the Van Sickle State Park Trailhead.
  • Next to Heavenly Village Cinemas.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 209 – USD 323
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 4100 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Grand Residences by Marriott Lake Tahoe

Grand Residences by Marriott Lake Tahoe

Part of Heavenly Village, which is essentially its own Lake Tahoe community, Grand Residences by Marriott Lake Tahoe has direct access to a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as a cinema and the Heavenly Ski Resort gondola. At the resort you can indulge in massages and therapies at Serenity Spa, swim in the outdoor pool or work out in the 24-hour fitness centre.

Choose from a range of guest rooms and suites, with the former offering either one or two queen-size beds. The 1 Bedroom Residence has a king-size bed, sofa bed, whirlpool bath and fireplace, while the 2 Bedroom Bi-Level Loft has a full kitchen, private balcony and a fireplace in the living room and main bedroom. 

Resort Highlights 

  • The body wrap treatments and steam room in Serenity Spa.
  • Connected to California Burger Company, Driftwood Cafe and Azul-Latin Kitchen.
  • Two flexible event rooms.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 203 – USD 380
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Hotel Azure

Hotel Azure

Positioned on Lake Tahoe, Hotel Azure is the perfect summer retreat with its easy access to water sports, fishing and swimming. The pet-friendly hotel also offers a year-round outdoor heated pool and two-tiered hot tub, a fully-equipped fitness centre, game room and grassy barbecue area. You can also pair American fare with lake views at Bear Beach Cafe.

Save money by staying in the Single Queen with a private balcony or patio or upgrade to a Double Queen Lake View to wake up to panoramic Lake Tahoe vistas. The Deluxe One Bedroom Suite offers self-contained accommodation with a full kitchen, dining area and balcony overlooking Lake Tahoe. 

Resort Highlights 

  • The two bathrooms, full kitchen and balcony in the six-person Deluxe Two Bedroom Suite.
  • A Tesla Destination Charger at the hotel.
  • Located next to Tahoe Bowl for ten-pin bowling.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 111 – USD 429
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Postmarc Hotel and Spa Suites

Postmarc Hotel and Spa Suites

Despite its modern comforts, the budget-friendly Postmarc Hotel and Spa Suites still captures that alluring atmosphere of a cosy Alpine lodge. Along with an on-site pool and beach towels, the hotel boasts stand-up comedy shows, themed dinners, live music and movie nights.

The hotel caters to families, couples and groups with a variety of rooms and suites. The Double Queen is the most affordable, while the Watermarc King has a soaking bath, rain shower and king-size bed. Opt for the King Spa Suite to enjoy a heart-shaped spa bath and a two-person European-style shower. 

Resort Highlights 

  • Located across the street from the lake shoreline, marina and ski resort shuttle.
  • The “palatial” sunken spa, fireplace and king-size bed in The Grand Honeymoon.
  • About 10 minutes’ from Riva Grill On the Lake.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 80 – USD 249
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: 3696 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Stardust Lodge

Stardust Lodge

Stardust Lodge’s location has won over numerous HotelsCombined visitors, as it’s near the Van Sickle State Park Trailhead, the lakefront, numerous shopping and dining options and the Heavenly Mountain Resort gondola. The resort also has weekly activities, such as pyjama karaoke and frisbee golf, along with themed dinners, movie nights and barbecues.

The studio, one and two-bedroom suites offer complimentary daily doughnuts, outdoor sport rentals, board games and DVDs. They all come with kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs and queen-size beds. The Deluxe Studio Suite is ideal for couples seeking a little extra space, while the Two-Bedroom Suite can accommodate up to six guests. 

Resort Highlights 

  • Two heated outdoor pools and a hot tub.
  • Year-round fire pits and barbecue grills.
  • Private beach access.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 149 – USD 216
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: 4061 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Basecamp Tahoe South

Basecamp Tahoe South

Active travellers wanting to make the most of Lake Tahoe’s outdoor adventures will love staying at Basecamp Tahoe South, as it is within a five-minute walk from the lake and Heavenly Mountain Resort gondola. It also has a sprawling Beer Garden and the Hideaway Bar. Kick back on one of the five decks, such as the Spa Deck with mountain views and a fire pit.

Large groups can bunk together in the eight-person Explorers Club room, while the Family Room has two queen-size beds beneath two twin loft bunks. The King Balcony pairs a king-size bed with a private furnished balcony. Those who miss camping can stay in The Great Indoors for an indoor tent, camping chairs, king-size bed, fake log fire, balcony and picnic table. 

Resort Highlights

  • The luxe bedding, sofa bed and mountain vistas in The Mountain View Suite.
  • A daily breakfast served in the Beer Garden.
  • Multiple flexible event spaces.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 101 – USD 249
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 4143 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Enjoy the space and luxury of all-suite accommodation at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, where all the suites include a full breakfast, mountain decor, separate living rooms, kitchenettes and high-speed internet. The Premium King Suite adds Egyptian cotton sheets, while the Patio Suite has a large outdoor patio. You can also upgrade to Balcony Suites for a private balcony overlooking the lake.

Duck into Echo restaurant for seasonal seafood and fresh burgers and don’t miss the nightly Atrium Happy Hour. You can relax on the outdoor sundeck during summer or take advantage of the ski/snowboard valet during winter. There’s also a fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool and hot tub. 

Resort Highlights 

  • The two bedrooms, two bathrooms, three balconies and eight-person dining table in the Family Suite.
  • Free accommodation for kids 17 years old and under.
  • Game tables in the atrium.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 138 – USD 487
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 4130 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Hotel Location

California or Nevada: Lake Tahoe Always Delivers the Goods

Whether you pick California or Nevada, Lake Tahoe provides the perfect year-round setting for outdoor adventures, gourmet dining and waterside relaxation. These popular Lake Tahoe resorts typically complement this iconic destination with on-site restaurants, year-round heated pools, cosy lodge-style suites and convenient access to the region’s top attractions.

Where do you want to stay when you visit Lake Tahoe? Let us know in the comments.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

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