West Shore Cafe and Inn
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Homewood, West Shore Cafe and Inn is on the waterfront and minutes from Homewood Mountain Resort and Tahoe Maritime Museum. This hotel is within the vicinity of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 7 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include desks and minibars, as well as phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a private beach, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional features at this hotel include ski storage and a fireplace in the lobby.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
This is a great restaurant for outdoor dining on lake Tahoe. the pier is lighted and the ambience lovely. New chef and great menu. Indoor cozy in the winter. Service was attentive but no rushing and good information on the food choices.
It is a great restaurant on the lake. . I have been there several times and waiters are attentive and the food is delicious. You can dine on the pier inside or outside. in the summer outside or on the pier. I have stayed at Homewood rResort since I was 5 years old. The west shore has taken it over.The resort is gone.
It was a mixed bag for our Saturday night summer stay here...
*Right on the lake in Homewood with a beautiful pier and stunning view of the lake (when you can access it)
*Friendly front desk gal and really friendly parking lot/groundskeeper staff
*Roomy, remodeled bathroom with beautiful stonework & full bathtub while also preserving some of the pretty old wood finishes
*Fireplace & mini fridge in room
*Big, flat-screen television
*Be sure to find out if there is a wedding during your overnight stay (pretty much every weekend during the summer), as you will not be able to access the grounds while it's happening. Plus, the guests attending an evening wedding will be running the halls fairly late. My advice if you are not a wedding guest is to stay elsewhere.
*The extent of a coffee/tea pot is out in the hall as a shared amenity, and by the time we got there at 8am, there was no coffee or hot water left.
*The stunning view is accessed by going to the restaurant (or attending a wedding), so if you don't have reservations or a lake view room, you probably won't get to enjoy it much. Since the evening wedding kept us away, we were going to have lunch upon our checkout around 11:15, and were basically shooed off the empty deck/restaurant area because we didn't have a reservation for when they opened at 11:30. The guy said maybe we could eat at the bar, but by then, we felt pretty unwelcomed as hotel guests. So much for our getting to enjoy the view or a meal there...
*A porch light blared through our window at night, and even with the blinds pulled it shined around the edges. A blackout curtain would have been nice.
*The carpet was stained and old
*One wood finish I'd have remodeled was the wooden toilet seat (sanitary?).
I hate giving poor reviews, and I had very high hopes for our stay here, but we were ultimately disappointed. The 3 stars are given for the friendliness of the few staff mentioned & for the stunning view we enjoyed for those few minutes.
A recent dinner revisit confirms our earlier judgment that West Shore Cafe excels for several reasons: its beautiful, probably unparalleled setting on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe; exceptional cocktails, especially their Manhattan made with a wonderful Italian vermouth and your choice of whiskey; and some of the best sea scallops we think can be found anywhere. The friendly, knowledgeable service enhances the experience. Fine any time of year, but it’s summer; so go early and enjoy the perfect ending of another beautiful Lake Tahoe day!
We stayed at this lovely inn for a wedding. The property is rustic and gorgeous. We had a lovely gas fireplace in our room and it made our room even cozier. The views of the lake are stunning!
The food at the wedding was some of the best wedding venue food I have ever eaten. The service was great. We had a great time! We will definitely return in the near future.