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What We Love

  • A downtown retreat designed for exploring the region's lakes, mountains and trails, with breakfastStaying in downtown Tahoe City, within five minutes of the lake
  • Roasting marshmallows for s’mores over the outdoor fire pit
  • Admiring the beauty of wintertime Lake Tahoe – a true winter wonderland

What To Know

  • The lodge is within walking distant of the beach, bars and restaurants and central Tahoe City
  • Trade in the drink token you recieve at check-in for a complimentary micro brew
  • Free WiFI
interior property chair living room Fireplace Villa


A laid-back, perfectly located hotel walking distance from Lake Tahoe, with drink tokens and a s’mores kit

The Lowdown

When traveling to Tahoe, you’re wise to base yourself at Basecamp Hotel. This downtown boutique hotel 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 second is a short drive away. 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 it is skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
You certainly don’t have to leave Basecamp’s grounds, however, to get a pretty good taste of what Tahoe’s about. That taste can be a literal one, if you choose to dine on the granola and fresh fruit at breakfast each morning. Plus, there are local micro-brews and wines to enjoy at the lobby bar, as well as nightly s’mores at the outdoor fire pit. You may have picked one of the best year-round resort towns in America as your vacation destination, but if you want to make your stay a truly memorable one, it’s all about that Basecamp.


 Basecamp accommodations put a contemporary spin on rustic design motifs, with original art by Wendy McNaughton; there’s even a gear rack for storing your skis or hiking boots. Freshen up after a day outdoors in your bathroom, which houses a walk-in shower. 


Tahoe is truly a vacation destination for all seasons. During peak months, you’ll find prime skiing and snowboarding conditions. 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, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding and skating at Tahoe City Winter Sports Park, 10 minutes away, and fall, spring and summer mountain biking and zip-lining.

How to Get There

Basecamp Tahoe City
955 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA 96145 United States


4.0 Very Good 397 Reviews
Nice Location, poor management and lots of broken stuff
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pro: Good location, multiple beds, beer for sale in lobby, good parking, WIFI strong enough to watch movies, grocery store and drug store across street.

Cons: Poorly managed and maintained: Broken front door, broken fireplace, filthy windows (lobby), can't do laundry, no hot tub, whole place needs someone in charge to direct that the little things get done. (sweep parking lot...)

avant garde but not at all pretentious
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location across from L.Tahoe and just far enough away from any noise, this modern, sleek but rustic inn charmed us from the moment we walked into the 'lobby' which is at the end of a decent bar with IPA on tap. The coffee is weak, but you can get excellent coffee across the street. The rooms are the right size for two people and tastefully decorated and equipped with modern fixtures and features. The one-way transparent window-screen is something I now plan to get for our home.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basecamp hotel is a great hotel. Located in the center of Tahoe City, it is close to the lake, many great restaurants and to lots of outdoor activities. Family friendly.
Lobby is a common area to hangout, read, eat, and relax.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TLDR Priced like a hotel, really just a motel.

The location was good...everything in the town was walkable. The staff were quite friendly. On the less positive side, while it poses as a “boutique hotel “, it’s actually just a converted motel, with a line of rooms all entered from the outside parking lot. The rooms are not large nor particularly interesting, but furnished in a way designed to be cool...but to us simply felt like someone was trying to save money. The breakfast was simple, rather odd , none of it particularly high quality and poorly supplied,so that certain basic items ran out and were not replaced.

Nice place to stay in Tahoe City
Reviewed 1 month ago

I stayed there with my son and daughter. The location in town is great, the staff was nice, loved the breakfast selection and the bar had a terrific bartender and friendly people from all over the world visiting.