Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
What We Love
- Free glass of champagne at check-in
- The only hotel on the entire lake with a private beach
- Firepits on the beach are great for taking the chill off the mountain evenings…and for toasting s’mores
What To Know
- A $25 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The hotel wrapped up a major $20 million renovation in June 2012 that included the guestrooms, Sierra Café restaurant, Lone Eagle Grille, Lakeside Ballroom and the Spa Terrace
- On-site casino
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on 26 acres that includes 500 feet of private beachfront, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is the perfect spot for reveling in everything on offer in this stunning neck of the Sierra Nevadas. In summer guests lunch on the breezy, glass-shielded outdoor patio and watch the hotel’s 55-foot catamaran, the Sierra Cloud, as she comes and goes from the private dock. Come winter, free shuttles whisk skiers off to nearby powder meccas Northstar at Tahoe and Squaw Valley. If those resorts are too steep and deep for you, local gem Diamond Peak is perfect for beginners and just a two-minute ride down the road.
Bed & Bath
The resort is fresh off a $20 million renovation, and the work really shines in the 398 modern mountain-chic guestrooms. All are done in tan and taupe, with pops of blue and blond wood headboards and decor. Pillowtop beds are piled with soft pillows, and a windowseat peering out at the mountains that ring the lake keeps guests connected with the mountains. Marble bathrooms are spacious and have a rain shower and soaking tub.
No matter the time of year, the heated outdoor lagoon-style pool and hot tubs are a true treat, as is the exquisite (and eco-friendly) Stillwater Spa, which has 16 treatment rooms, including two couples rooms, one with a fireplace and the other with a jetted infinity tub. There’s also a state-of-the art fitness center and locker facilities with a dry cedar sauna and a eucalyptus steam room. Dinner at the resort’s Lone Eagle Grille is superb, drawing foodies from Reno and the local hamlets. Try the creamy French onion soup and grilled buffalo tenderloin paired with a Stags Leap Merlot. There’s an extensive wine list, including many from nearby Napa, and excellent craft beers on tap. Just save room for the Baked Tahoe, a brownie topped with ice cream and then wrapped in a gooey marshmallow mass.
How to Get There
This was my first time visiting Lake Tahoe and will definitely be coming back, this place was absolutely stunning and every single person I came in contact with from the hotel was so nice. We were also able to eat at every restaurant and they were all fantastic. It was just the best.
We booked the Hyatt Regency because we had been told if we wanted to enjoy Tahoe but with peace and quiet to check out the North side of the lake instead of the south side which tends to be more of a party type area.
So we picked the Hyatt Regency because even though it's a little pricey I found a really good deal and this was for our 6 year anniversary so we considered it our gift to each other.
Upon arrival after a long day of travel in the car we were told to either valet or self park, so we opted to self park, which you should know is $22 a day. I hadn't seen the cost of parking on their website and no-one told us how much either option was, so I was little surprised when I got the bill.
We checked in and it was a really disappointing check in, this was our first time in Tahoe and generally the people checking you in at the hotel are very friendly and will ask you questions about your stay etc.. but no.
The guy we got checking us in seemed like he didn't really want to be there.
It was not a good start, but was hoping things would get better.
The property is very large and can be a little confusing at first finding your way around.
We took our dog and I had a hard first time finding the closest exit to get him outside.
The multiple fees that you are charged from the Daily Resort fee with tax, then the Daily Pet fee with tax, then the Daily parking fee everything adds up very fast and what looked like a good deal actually works out a lot more per day.
Other warning is everything is very expensive once you are there, the cost of a water in the room was $6 for one, so very pricey.
These would be all the negatives I have, other than these negatives we had a really nice stay and my favorite thing about staying here is the private beach on Lake Tahoe and let me tell you the sunsets from this beach were spectacular. I'll never forget the second nights sunset we had it was unforgettable and breathtaking.
Here are all the other things about the hotel I loved.
The hotel is gorgeous and so is the entire property, they have a huge beautiful lobby, beautiful grounds and lots of restaurants on property, we were there in what you would consider the off season so 3 of the restaurants were closed, but that still gave us 3 other options.
There was the Lone Eagle Grille, Sierra Cafe and Cutthroats saloon.
They also had a store called Tahoe provisions that you could buy other food items in.
We tried the Sierra Cafe for breakfast and Cutthroat Saloon for dinner.
We didn't go to the Lone Eagle because the check in attendant said there was a dress code and we didn't really have any clothing like that with us, since when we take our trips we are mostly outdoors hiking during the day everyday.
It looked really nice though.
We really enjoyed our breakfast at the Sierra Cafe and the best was our Dinner at the Cutthroat Saloon our waiter was so nice and kind and he actually paid for our drinks for us since it was our anniversary, that was so nice and they were delicious we both had a pineapple margarita.
The food was really good too.
We enjoyed the Casino on the property and loved the waitresses in the casino all the ones we had were all great and so friendly and the drinks were good and strong.
We signed up for the players card and entered into a slot tournament they had going on which was fun.
We left with no winnings, but had fun playing.
The room was beautiful, so spacious and I love the rustic vibe.
We had a huge entryway into the room and then we had a King bed, the pillows weren't too comfy, but the bed was nice.
The TV is mounted on the wall and it's huge, I think it's bigger than our TV at home.
There is a nice chair with an ottoman and then another desk and chair.
We had a balcony with views of some trees and some of the mountains.
The bathroom was nice and large and very clean.
I loved the nightstands that had motion lights at the base of them so if you got up in the middle of the night you would be able to see where you were going.
We had no noise in the room either it was very peaceful.
Overall we had a great stay, we just wish a few things had been different.
My favorite thing like I said is the private beach.
Loved the area of the lake and this is close to Sand Harbor which was beautiful and closer to Reno which was nice.
Not sure if we'd stay here again we'd have to get a great deal.
We will be back to Tahoe though because it was amazing.
My husband and I absolutely love going to The Hyatt Regency in Lake Tahoe. We got engaged on the private beach there and just celebrated our 2 year anniversary this past weekend there. The way they treat guests here is beyond any other place I have stayed at. They are always so welcoming and make you feel at home. This last weekend they gave us a bottle of champagne to celebrate our anniversary and it just made it that much more special. We love staying at the cottages lakeside, they are always clean and cozy and we don’t want to stay anywhere else in Tahoe. Thank you Hyatt for making our stays there so special, we will be back!