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What We Love

  • The only all-lakefront hotel-and-condo retreat on Lake Tahoe, with the option of your own kitchenGetting cozy around the outdoor fire pit with a hot cup of cocoa in hand
  • Staying at Tahoe’s only all-lakefront hotel-and-condo property
  • Gazing at the waters from your room, which features a fireplace and patio or balcony
  • Lake Tahoe's winter sporting options, from skiing and snowmobiling to ice skating and snow-tubing
property Suite cottage living room home Bedroom Resort Villa


A postcard-perfect winter getaway in beautiful Lake Tahoe, with nightly coffee, tea and hot chocolate

The Lowdown

From the shoreline to the snowcaps, Lake Tahoe knows how to show you a good time. And if you’re looking to stay right on the sands, with views of the peaks in the distance, you’re hard-pressed to find a better hotel-and-condo retreat than Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa. In fact, you’re hard-pressed to find any other all-lakefront hotel-and-condo retreat, period, because this South Lake Tahoe escape is the only one. It’s also a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, owing in part to this fabulous location, and in part to its list of fun things to do, indoors and out.
In the winter, the area is famed for its wealth of winter sporting options, from skiing and snowmobiling to ice skating and snow-tubing. If you’d rather take it slow, the year-round M.S. Dixie II cruiser offers scenic lake tours, or you can hang back at the resort and unwind with a hot-stone massage or reflexology treatment at Elements Day Spa. And when you’ve had your fill of the panoramic vistas of lake and peaks, get a change of scenery. Head off to the various restaurants and bars that are within convenient walking distance.


 Every Lodge room at the property is comfortably appointed with lodge-pine furnishings and a gas-burning fireplace. Views from your balcony or patio look directly onto the lake. Take your pick from a room with one or two queen beds, and you can also opt to stay in a room with a fully equipped kitchen.


When you need some assistance in the R&R department, let Elements Day Spa take over, performing a facial, body treatment, skincare treatment or massage. Offerings for the last range from reflexology to hot-stone options, all designed to help you release tension and give tired muscles a boost. 


Tahoe is truly a vacation destination for all seasons. During peak months, you’ll find prime skiing and snowboarding conditions on the local trails, which you can get to on the property’s shuttle. The postcard-perfect winter scenery is also prime for ice skating, snowmobiling and snow-tubing. The gondolas open with ski season – typically around November 20 – and keep operating even after the snow melts, meaning that you can enjoy yet more panoramic views of the scenery in the warmer months. If you visit during autumn, we recommend horseback riding, hot-air ballooning and minigolf.

How to Get There

Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa
930 Balbijou Rd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8919 United States


4.0 Very Good 543 Reviews
Great location
Reviewed 5 days ago

My sisters and I stayed at the lodge for 3 nights this past week. Overall, we had a comfortable stay, but the property felt expensive for what it was. Perhaps I would have rated the lodge higher if I had stayed during a different time period, as there was a large family reunion happening while we were there, which looked like fun, but made the beach very crowded with loud drinking games and the pool/hot tub filled with many young children until late at night. Our two-queen bedroom was clean, decorated appropriately for the area, and had a surprisingly large, well stocked kitchen. The bathroom, which held the tub and toilet was really small and dark, but the sink area, outside of the bathroom, was a good size. Our deck overlooked the pool and beach, but seemed tired and in need of some minor repairs/paint. I think the room would be enhanced without the carpeting, as it felt a bit dingy and we all had to blow our noses quite a bit. The pool also seemed in need of a paint job and the hot tub walls felt slippery. The view of the lake was beautiful and the beach clean. We were within walking distance of many restaurants and shops. The staff we interacted with were all friendly and helpful.

Family reunion trip
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very group friendly with the private beach, big pool, grills etc. The front desk staff was very accommodating and laid back. We had great sunsets right from our window facing the lake in unit 226. The condos are spacious!

Location amazing, room ok, no a/c
Reviewed 1 month ago

Hotel is nice with really unbeatable views and location is great as well. Bed is a bit rough with bathroom and shower being quite small, walls are also very thin and can hear everything. Only real complaint and disappointment is lack of air conditioning in the room. I didnt see this listed on the website at all either and since we drove 7 hours on july 4th weekend everything is booked... For the price I paid $827, (even though front desk pointed out I had one of the cheapst rooms, not very professional) this was quite a shock...simply would appreciate some transparency on the website before booking.

Beautiful and comfortable with top class service
Reviewed 2 months ago

My husband and I stopped here on our honeymoon for a couple of nights and were blown away with the location, the room and the super helpful and charming staff.
Our room was large with a view directly over the lake and made for a great base to explore the surrounding area.

Lovely views and location
Reviewed 2 months ago

Ok so here's the thing, the hotel is kind of older and may not be as updated. However, the room was breathtaking and the views even better. We had room 218 which had a balcony which overlooked lake Tahoe. The kitchen was well equipped. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Free coffee and hot chocolate in the lobby were really yummy. No complaints, we will return and will highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be right on the water.