What We Love
- A stylish and modern retreat near the shore of Lake Tahoe, with breakfast and a welcome drinkBeing within five minutes of the lake and the gondola to the top of Heavenly Mountain
- Gathering 'round the fire pits in the courtyard or getting cozy in the hot tub
- Receiving breakfast each morning, complimentary with your stay
What To Know
- This nouveau motel has a quirky layout (the reception desk doubles as a bar)
- The buzzy lounge attracts a young, fun crowd
- There's no formal restaurant, but guests can fuel up for the day with some Stumptown coffee at the breakfast area
In Tahoe, you’re wise to base yourself at the newly renovated Coachman Hotel. This modern hotel in South Lake Tahoe is perfectly located for exploring all the region’s rugged scenery, whether you’re looking to check out the lake itself or the surrounding mountains. The first is a five-minute walk, and the gondola to the second – or at least to popular Heavenly Mountain, with its 97 ski runs and seven zip lines – is just as close. You’ll be getting started on your next outdoor adventure in no time, whatever time of year you visit, since Tahoe is as beloved for its warm-weather offerings as its skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
You certainly don’t have to leave Coachman’s grounds, however, to get a pretty good taste of what Tahoe’s about. Sometimes a literal one, if you choose to visit lobby bar, which serves up coffee, wines and brews. Plus, there are cornhole boards (among other games) and fire pits to enjoy here, and a hot tub to soak in. And if you’d like to keep experiencing Tahoe’s take on outdoor fun, just ask the resort’s friendly staff to point you in the right direction.
Coachman accommodations, which offer your choice of one king or two queen beds, put a contemporary spin on the experience of a mountainside motel; there’s even a rubber-floored “wet entrance,” for storing your skis or swimsuits. Freshen up after a day outdoors in your bathroom, which houses a hand-built plywood vanity.
Tahoe is truly a vacation destination for all seasons. During peak months, you’ll find prime skiing and snowboarding conditions, including on Heavenly Mountain, which is just four minutes from Coachman. The gondolas keep operating even after the snow melts, meaning that you can enjoy yet more panoramic views of the scenery in the warmer months, as well as hiking on the trails or waterskiing in the lake (five minutes away). We also recommend wintertime tubing – Hansens Tube and Saucer Resort is a local favorite – and fall, spring and summer mountain biking and zip lining.
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We stayed 11th-13th, rooms were clean, stylish and comfy and the hotel was also very modern and cool, breakfast was good and it was in a good central location, also competitively priced! The little fore pits for marshmallows and pool and hot tub are also a nice addition. We'd book again!
Great stay with this surprising find in South Lake Tahoe.
The room was very comfortable with those wonderful, thoughtful touches that make the difference. Easy walking distance to the main thoroughfare and far enough away that it is lovely and quiet.
Great, friendly staff and service.
Very neat vibe and atmosphere. Your stay is more than a nights rest, it's an experience. Small details go a long way - coffee/wine bar, nightly smores outside in a beautiful patio with fireplace, urban/industrial but comfy decor, and friendly/helpful staff. It felt very clean and updated. Quick walk to lots on the town attractions. Only thing I'd change was the breakfast. We came in toward the end that morning (20 minutes before 10am) and there were no eggs/fresh fruit, basically carbs left. Little bummed, but easily overlooked by all the other "pros" of this very eclectic inn.
The hotel , was really friendly and “cool” , with a great vibe. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. The rooms we decorated well and had some nice touches , such as a heated toilet seat !
Only grumble was our room did not seem to be cleaned and there was no tea or coffee making facilities (there were in the bar but it did not open until 7am , we were up early due to jet lag !)
Would definitely recommend and stay again
We were excited when we booked the Coachman Hotel, and had a great stay with our dog here in mid-March. Check-in at the bar went smoothly, except we had to wait a bit for our room to be ready. The staff were helpful though.
The room was clean. Love the bath amenities. Heated toilet seat was definitely a bonus. Clean white sheets and towels. The only big complaint I have is we could hear the guests upstairs walking with their boots late at night and early morning. It kept waking us up.
There was an additional $50 charge for our dog. And if you plan on bringing your pup, make sure they do have the dog-friendly room available.