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.
How to Get There
Love this hotel nestled centrally in South Lake. They've converted an old motel into a comfy, beautiful space. The best parts:
-beautiful pool for the summertime and hot tub for the winter
-great breakfast included in the morning with Stumptown Coffee and pretty killer Belgian waffles
-cozy shared common spaces like a fireplace with lots of games
-great happy hour with yummy snacks and beer/wine
If you go in the winter, it's a 5-minute walk to Heavenly. If you go in the summer, you are close to lots of good hiking. There are casinos nearby if you're into that sort of a thing.
We have stayed at this hotel 10 times (likely more) and we absolutely love it. It is pet friendly, has a very cozy ambiance and super friendly staff - shout-outs to Jake, Erin and the GM. Overall our top spot in Tahoe
Perfect for couples, families, solo travelers or groups! Very dog friendly. Loved the cool, cozy communal spaces, like the fire pits with complimentary s’mores, as well as the living room with fireplace, board games and books... can’t leave out the hot tub + heated pool!
The room had stylish-rustic-midcentury designs, with innovative functionality, high end features, and eco-friendly considerations. Highlights for me include the lux bath products, AppleTV, designer sheets, cups made from recycled wine bottles and heated toilet seats.
The staff was awesome, so friendly and informative. I liked their text messaging system for contacting the front desk.
Location was perfect, 5min walk to the Lake or to Heavenly Village/Gondola, but still tucked away and quiet.
I would recommend Coachman to anyone visiting Tahoe, hands down!
Had the pleasure of staying in room 401 and had an incredible time. The best location, very comfortable amenities, friendly staff, and all around tip top vibe. I would recommend The Coachman to anyone whether a couple or a family with kids.
Awesome hotel all around. The rooms are very modern & certain rooms are pet friendly (and well designed). 0.3 mile walk to the Heavenly gondola. Free breakfast + stumptown coffee, cool lobby with a bunch of couches + fireplace, pool + hot tub, heated toilets!, and s’mores every night at the outdoor fire pits. Great stay - just booked another weekend stay in February.