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
Stayed here for 3 nights in July 2019. Arrived earlier around noon and the room was not ready - the very helpful host at the front desk gave us a beach pass to the gated private beach where we could spend some time & wait for our room to be ready.
We were allotted room 303 which was well equipped with high speed wifi, a spacious bath and cable tv. Special callout out for the Malin&Goetz bath toiletries.
Complimentary breakfast till 10am is fantastic with DIY waffles, super coffee and Yoghurt with Granola.
The location of Coachman is fantastic walking distance to the beach, the Heavenly village and shops. The housekeeping during our stay was impeccable.
Instantly upon check in we felt very welcomed and comfortable. The lobby is way cool with a chill boutique environment. The manager Lissette(thank you!)worked with us with a last minute cancellation for my sisters room due to a family emergency. Her help plus the wine and beer my husband and I had from the bar made the rocky start step in a positive direction. The kids LOVED the nightly S’mores by the fire and enjoyed the Saturday movie night on a big screen! They also enjoyed a nightly swim in the pool. Breakfast was a total hit with fresh waffles and awesome coffee. Dan the breakfast Manager was a great help to everyone there....so kind and super on top of things despite the amount of people eating breakfast at the same time. He also gave my husband great tips on beaches and look out spots for great views. It was awesome seeing him every morning! GO DAN!!! We received passes from the hotel to a private beach 5 min away which was convenient for our first day there as well. Overall the vibe was awesome and would definitely recommend this for a family stay! BTW....I found this place through a client of mine who is a well known influencer. Her amazing review of The Coachman did not disappoint! I will be back for sure....next time a girls trip with my sister and her 2 dogs!
You might find a better or more comfortable room but you wont find a better staff working for you. The rooms are a bit small but well designed. To be honest, who wants to be in a hotel room in Lake Tahoe? So the room size was not a priority for us. We checked in a very busy Friday in July. There was a national golf tournament in town with a Blake Shelton concert planned Friday night. We did not know of any of this when we made our plans. So everything was packed and crowded. The Coachman Hotel was perfectly located so there were plenty of places within walking distance. The breakfast every morning was terrific. Plenty of dark roast coffee (mild was also available), waffles (whip cream optional), hard boiled eggs, bread, english muffins, cereal and fresh fruit. The entire place was clean and airy. Happy hours were a good way to meet other guests but more important provided us an oppportunity to talk with the bartender about things to do. Jake was great. He worked with us and provided a perfect itinerary for the next day. We followed his advise and had one of the best days of our vacation. We avoided the crowds and got to do everything on our list. Without his help, the vacation would have been fun but not spectacular.