These Lake Tahoe resorts between Nevada and California are both luxurious and offer more outdoor activities than anywhere else in the region.
If you love nature, the clear, clean waters of Lake Tahoe, as well as the lush green forests surrounding it, is sure to tickle your inner nature-lover. What’s more, you can enjoy it all at your own pace from the comfort of one of these ten luxurious Lake Tahoe resorts. Whether you plan on visiting one of the best Lake Tahoe resorts for your honeymoon during the warmth of summer or spending some family time skiing this coming winter, these resorts are more than worthy experiencing at least once.
1. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
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Large comfortable rooms, a rustic setting, and sprawling mountain vistas are a small handful of tourists’ attraction to the The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe resort. Tucked away in Truckee, California, the 170 room Ritz has an unparalleled ski-in and ski-out location just off the shore of Lake Tahoe. Furthermore, amenities include a spa, multiple fine dining restaurants, and fireplaces in the guest rooms.
This traditional style hotel and resort has a 5.0-star hotel rating by TripAdvisor Travelers and a price of approximately $250 per night. It is also rated #1 Best Lake Tahoe Hotel, #8 Best Lake Tahoe Resort, #14 Best California Hotel, and #34 Best USA Resorts by U.S. News. The resort is best for families, couples, groups, and business travelers.
2. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino
Hyatt Regency is responsible for some of the most excellent hotels in the world, their 422 room Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is no exception. The resort sits on the Nevada side of the northern shore of Lake Tahoe. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino offers much more than a full-service hotel, including a full-fledged casino, spa, ski slopes, fishing trips and much more. Even more, it is also the largest of all Lake Tahoe resorts to holding a private beach. As far as rooms go, each one comes with a minibar, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, and room service from highly professional yet friendly staff.
The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is classified as a modern 4.0-star hotel via Tripadvisor Traveler Rating. The price range of a stay here begins at $150. The hotel is also rated #3 Best Lake Tahoe Hotel, #3 Best Lake Tahoe Resorts, and #18 in Best Nevada Resorts by U.S. News. It is best for couples, groups, families, and business travelers.
3. The Landing Resort & Spa
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This beautiful star lakefront boutique hotel with 77 rooms sits along the south shore of Lake Tahoe, approximately an hour south of Reno. The impressive guest quarters come with flat-screen TVs, heated floors, fireplaces, and of course free WiFi. One of the things that make the Landing Resort & Spa so great is the amount of extreme outdoor activities offered. Snowmobiling, skiing, and golfing being among the most popular activities with guests. Other amenities include hot tubs, a wine vault, outdoor pool, and spa. The Landing Resort & Spa is with walking distance of other significant establishments such as South Tahoe’s casinos and the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
The Landing Resort & Spa has a 4.5-star hotel rating via TripAdvisor Travelers. It has a beginning price range of $250. This exclusive resort is also rated #2 Best Lake Tahoe Hotels, #2 Best Lake Tahoe Resorts, and #41 Best California Resorts by U.S. News. It is best for groups, families, and couples.
4. The Cedar House Sport Hotel
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Perhaps the most dog-friendly getaway on our list of Lake Tahoe resorts is the Cedar House Sport Hotel of Truckee, California. This boutique style hotel consists of 42 rooms all with hot tubs, comfortable furnishings and spectacular views possible from only the best Lake Tahoe resorts. Dogs are more than welcome; even more, they even get treats, bowls, and dog beds. The resort offers more than cozy rooms, however, including ski trails, sporting events, and an onsite restaurant.
The Cedar House Sport Hotel is a modern 4.5-star hotel via its TripAdvisor Traveler Rating. A night at the Cedar House Sport Hotel has a starting price of $125.The resort is also rated #5 Best Lake Tahoe Resort by U.S. News. It is best for couples and families.
5. Resort at Squaw Creek, A Destination Hotel
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Another excellent choice among Lake Tahoe resorts is the 405 room Resort at Squaw Creek. Sitting in the Olympic Valley, northwest of Tahoe City, the retreat is perfect for a quick getaway. The resort is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and offers some rooms with breathtaking views of the valley. Staff are friendly, professional, and are always available to help you plan outings. Possible activities include fishing, hiking, skiing, golfing, and chill-axing in comfort and style at the spa. Furthermore, the resort also has tennis courts, a large swimming pool, and several fine dining restaurants.
The rustic Resort at Squaw Creek is a 4-star hotel via TripAdvisor Traveler Ratings. It has a price range of approximately $200 per night. The resort is also rated #4 Best Lake Tahoe Hotels, #4 Best Lake Tahoe Resorts, and #1 Hotel in the Olympic Valley by U.S. News. It is best for business and solo travelers as well as couples and families.
6. Marriott's Timber Lodge
The Marriott’s Timber Lodge is one of the best Lake Tahoe resorts to visit during the cold season. The resort is situated among snowy mountains, close to the prestigious Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort. Guests of the Timber Lodge have access to some of the best slopes in the region. Even more, Timber Lodge guests also have direct access to the resort's ski runs via the Heavenly Gondola. Back at the hotel itself, the 264 rooms resemble the insides of cabins. Charming cabins, including hot tubs, separate sleeping and living areas, as well as full kitchenettes. Furthermore, the resort is also ideal for families with children as has plenty of entertainment systems including the latest video games.
The Marriott's modern yet rustic Timber Lodge is a 4.0-star hotel based on TripAdvisor Travel Ratings. The hotel has a starting price range of $150. It is also rated #3 in South Lake Tahoe, #7 Best Lake Tahoe Resorts, and #9 Best Lake Tahoe Hotels by U.S. News. It is best for couples, groups, families, and solo travelers.
7. The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe
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An often overlooked establishment among Lake Tahoe resorts is Stateline, Nevada’s Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe. It is hard to imagine why this hotel resort with a modern business center, meeting rooms, three restaurants, a golf course, pool, and full-service spa is passed over. The resort includes three bars with lounges, four if you count the poolside bar, a fitness center, hot tub, and a steam room. Did I mention that there’s also a complimentary computer station along with free high-speed internet?
8. Squaw Valley Lodge
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This year-round resort is another of the top Lake Tahoe resorts that you’ll want to experience at least once. Sitting less than a dozen miles from Tahoe City, in the Olympic Valley, the Squaw Valley Lodge is accessible via cab as well as an airport shuttle from the Tahoe Airport. The resort features complimentary grills for barbecuing, picnic tables, a pool, steam room, sauna, and much more. Unlike many Lake Tahoe resorts, garage parking at the Squaw Valley Lodge is complimentary as well. The Lodge is rustic in comparison with many of Lake Tahoe resorts, offering fans in place of air conditioning units, as well as ping pong tables and board games in place of video games and iPods. The Squaw Valley Lodge is a great place to temporarily retreat from the buzz of today’s high tech world.
9. Grand Residences by Marriott, Lake Tahoe
The 199 room Grand Residences by Marriott, Lake Tahoe sits on the California side of South Lake Tahoe. Most suitable for families, or large groups, the lodgings are more than spacious. Each unit comes with a full kitchenette, WiFi, living quarters, a hot tub, and a dining area. Because Marriott Vacation Club members own the rooms, so the amenities are somewhat more equivalent to a timeshare than a hotel. Also, for those who enjoy skiing will love having access to the Heavenly Gondola.
This opulent Lake Tahoe resort is rated 4.5 stars from TripAdvisor Traveler Ratings. The starting price for a room here is $150. The resort is also rated #2 Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, #6 Best Lake Tahoe Hotels, and #5 Best Lake Tahoe Resorts By U.S. News. It is best suited for business travelers, groups, and families.
10. Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino
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One of the best Lake Tahoe resorts along the California-Nevada border is Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino. Regardless of the season, Harrah’s is a great spot for tourists, as well as locals, to test their luck at the slots and table games. Even for those who don’t go out of their way to gamble, the resort’s casino presents at least one afternoon worth of entertainment. If gambling is against your religion, that’s OK too! The 512 room resort has a spa, lounge, indoor pool, nightclub, and the South Shore Room for those who enjoy mingling over gambling.
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is a 4.0-star resort based on TripAdvisor Traveler Ratings. An evening’s stay here begins at slightly under $100. The resort is also rated #3 Best South Lake Tahoe, #6 Best Lake Tahoe Resorts, and #7 Best Lake Tahoe Hotels by U.S. News. It is best suited for couples, solo travelers, and groups.
For those who love the great outdoors, these 10 Lake Tahoe resorts must be experienced at least once!
Southern California and Nevada are home to some of the most visited destinations in the United States. One such set of destinations are the best Lake Tahoe resorts and hotels. These classy establishments consist of luxurious rooms, professional staff, around the clock service, fine dining restaurants, golf courses, spa and massage treatments and much more. Surrounded by thick forests, as well as the dazzling water that is Lake Tahoe, any one of these resorts will allow you one of the best vacations of your life.
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