4.5
Very Good 165 Reviews
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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
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Overview

A newly revamped hotel a five-minute stroll from Lake Tahoe, the Heavenly Gondola and Stateline Casinos

The Lowdown

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.

Rooms

 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. 

Location

 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.

How to Get There

Coachman Hotel
4100 Pine Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 165 Reviews
Super cool, but early nights
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really love this place. Great vibe, clean and everyone so far has been great. Walking distance to Heavenly gondola. Only qualm is they end s’mores at 9, which is early in my book :) the fire pit and jacuzzi are cool too, but early bedtime. It’s just a thing in South Lake Tahoe. But this place is a gem, I love it and recommend it.

10/10 The Place to Stay in South Lake
Reviewed 3 months ago

The best of all worlds. This place is awesome. It is the perfect location (walking distance to chairlifts, bars, and casinos). It's got the best vibes as there is an awesome bar with craft brews, great wines, and the best coffees. After a day on the slopes, unwind in the huge jacuzzi or gather around the fire pits and make s'mores that they provide for you. The rooms are great and have everything you need (HEATED TOILETS)!! Definitely get the cabin feeling and not a hotel.

I've been going here for three years and this year, even with a torn ACL, the trip was great because of the hotel. Was also able to work remotely there to and started with their cold brew and eventually sipped on some of their great selection of beers on tap. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend. The staff is super nice as well. Can't say enough good things.

Ideal Spot!!
Reviewed 3 months ago

The Coachman is the perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity. The newly renovated property is perfect for all travel goer’s. It’s located in the heart of everything and amenities are top notch from local craft beers/ wine to Stumptown coffee. Waffles,ski,hot tub, bar, repeat! I would highly recommend this hotel to any travelers looking for a the ultimate Tahoe experience. Will definitely be visiting the Coachman again soon!!!

Full throttle
Reviewed 3 months ago

This hotel served exactly what our group needed. Check in was flawless and came with a complementary beer and coffee. Staff waited on us while we were in their hot tub so we didn’t have to get out in the cold. Waffles for breakfast every morning and stumptown coffee! Not to mention the toilets kept me warm!

A great place to relax and a good base for the hikes
Reviewed 3 months ago

The Coachman Hotel is the kind of place that make you feel at home. The staff is very nice, easy-going and professional and the rooms are very nice and clean.

The play list you can hear all day long is great and is going so well with the place.

There is a nice swimming pool and a jacuzzi to chill out after a long day hiking.

In the evening you can also just relax in front of the fireplace outside with a beer from their nice selection.

The place is located very close to the main street and is very close to the beach.

While staying at the Coachman we didn't only stay at a hotel, we lived a great experience, met nice people and relaxed for the few days we spent here.
A big thank you to Ashley and the whole team for being so nice and helpful.

We would love to come back to stay at the Coachman the next time we visit the US.

Thank you for the great experience.