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What We Love

  • The 17,000-square-foot spa
  • Daily marshmallow roasts
  • In-room gas fireplaces
  • Ski-in, ski-out access

What To Know

  • The hotel offers gondola rides to the Village at Northstar California Resort, which houses its own ice skating rink
  • Kids can partake in a specially designed program with interactive games, crafts, and mountain-related activities
  • The property has two swimming pools
  • The Lake Club, an exclusive clubhouse with access to summer recreation on Lake Tahoe, requires separate reservations


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Luxe alpine lodge with slopeside pools, mountain concierges, and snow-capped Sierra Nevada views

The Lowdown

This mid-mountain stunner was always a standard-setter, with its plaid-accented guest rooms perfect for collapsing in after an action-packed day on the slopes, but it raised the bar even further by adding a waterfront club to its already-packed amenities menu. Accessible via complimentary shuttle bus, the new luxurious lakeside playground is tailor-made for unwinding, outfitted with an outdoor whirlpool, private pier, gratis kayaks, and complimentary beer and wine to boot. You’ll have a seriously tough time choosing from the countless ways to bliss out here: it also includes a stunning slope-side spa complete with a eucalyptus steam room and CBD-infused therapies and three restaurants (feast on laid-back grilled eats at Backyard & BBQ or creative pub fare like chorizo fondue and white cheddar ale soup at The Living Room, decked with its own fire pit). The vibe at Manzanita—arguably one of Tahoe’s best restaurants—is a tad more formal, thanks to refined Cali-fresh cuisine and sweeping Martis Valley views.

In the Area

If you can leave the retreat’s waterfront wonderland, get to know your pine-clad backdrop: summer months are ideal for mountain biking and trekking, while ski season, which runs through April, brings a steady stream of visitors in the winter (steer clear of three-day weekends, if possible)—Lake Tahoe is home to the largest concentration of ski resorts in North America. The resort attracts a fair share of families courtesy of its multiple kid-friendly options, which include an Indoor Campout Package consisting of a mini-tent, featherbed, and s’mores kit; a daily kids’ program uses scavenger hunts and games to better acquaint younger guests with the surrounding peaks.

How to Get There

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
13031 Ritz Carlton Highland Court
Truckee, CA 96161 United States


4.5 Very Good 1170 Reviews
Embarrassment to the Ritz Carlton brand
Reviewed 5 days ago

Checked in online and confirmed a 1:00pm arrival. This seemed to be all set, received an email confirming the check in. Arrive at the hotel and they’re handing out glasses of champagne. A sure sign something is amiss. Front desk says the room won’t be ready until 5:00. They do not treat Marriott elite members with any special courtesy so don’t expect anything beyond the points. The property is showing signs of wear and the rooms are basically Marriott rooms. Restaurants are mediocre and the kitchen gets overwhelmed so service is very slow. This is my third stay here and sadly it’s slowly gone downhill each visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just left this Amazing property after 3 days here..!!!

The Location is superb and so relaxing.
It was not our first time here.
We tried many places .. this one is far far away the very Best.
Just left this Amazing property after 3 days here..!!!

The Location is superb and so relaxing.

We tried many Ritz Carlton.. this one is a GEM.

Thank you so much Daniel M. to make our stay spectacular for our 25 years Anniversary...!!
Everything was absolutely perfect.
The room with the stunning view, the délicate note in the room with the champagne and the delicious macaroons.
Daniel is definitely a huge asset for your property.

So many things to do here ..!!
Relaxing at the Spa, hiking, running, swimming, biking and also golfing closed by.
So many beautiful golf closed to the property.

The gym is wonderful with the lovely Nancy who is so sweet.

Every staff Member with whom we came in contact was attentive, very knowledgeable, very professional and very kind.

We would love to thank you for the top notch service
in the concierge lounge to Mario who run one night downstairs to bring me a glass of my favorite rose wine.

Big thank you to Jason and Jennifer in the concierge lounge for the excellent service.

The food in the concierge lounge everyday was so fresh and very tasty.
Congratulation to the Chef .!!

We enjoyed the Spa with the steam Room, the Jacuzzi and the sauna.
Thank you Sarah for your excellent service.

Do not hesitate to stop at the Manzanita.
Michael and Patrick at the bar were absolutely fantastic
Excellent cocktails and service.

We definitely plan to come back soon with family and

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent two consecutive weekends at the Ritz Carlton in Northstar in February of this year. The hotel and the service left nothing to be desired. From the first moments of pulling onto the property the staff was awaiting to serve and anticipating our needs.
We upgraded our room to a suite and also made sure to pay for lounge access. This was a must, as the room was much nicer and the lounge service was impeccable. Many thanks to Christopher in the lounge - you made our trips spectacular!
The ski concierge is an awesome feature if you stay here in the winter. Make sure to take advantage of it because you don't get many options at hotels to have this kind of service. Also, be sure to take advantage of the year-round heated pools and hot tubs. Very nice to be swimming in a warm pool surrounded by snowy slopes.

Not worth it!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty disappointing stay for our wedding night. The staff was new to the property and did not know the area. I understand we are all human but the Ritz-Carlton is supposed to be a luxury hotel and should be kept to the highest standard and should probably have an experienced employee there with the new hires. The concierge did not fulfill his job of getting flowers for my wife on our wedding night, the staff didn’t know where local restaurants were. They cleaning crew did not speak English and didn’t know how we could get ice. There was only one restaurant open and no outside services because it was not “cost efficient” according to the employees. That is a poor excuse for people paying full price including all their hidden fees including resort fees. While at the bar we had a group of people and some ordered Moscow Mules, and the bartender said they don’t use copper mugs because they are too expensive. Too expensive??? It’s the Ritz-Carlton... local dive bars can afford them and they don’t charge $18 for cocktails.... It was just another example of their cheapness. The rooms were also fairly boring. The bathrooms were updated and nice but the room is very basic. The local Best Western is just as nice. We have stayed at many Marriot properties around the world and this was by far the worst experience we’ve had, especially considering the name on the building. If you are traveling to the Truckee/Tahoe area I would recommend looking elsewhere.

Lovely stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property lived up to the Ritz standards as far as employees, location, building, and amenities. Luke at the front desk was very helpful in locating a room to accommodate my serious asthma issue. The bell staff were all helpful, friendly, and courteous. We much appreciated the bottled waters as we would come and go and also in our room. The only disappointment was in the food from room service and Manzanita restaurant. A reception we attended however had great food-especially the grilled veggie station! We would love to return for a longer stay but will eat elsewhere.