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Featured Motels in Lake Tahoe

Station House Inn
2.5 out of 5
901 Park Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $144 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Located in Lakeside Park, this beach motel is within a 5-minute walk of Lakeside Marina and Lakeside Beach. Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village ...

4.1/5Very Good! (977 reviews)

"Loved the style of the room, nice location for our stay."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2020

Station House Inn
Rodeway Inn South Lake Tahoe
2 out of 5
4127 Pine Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $64 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

With direct access to the beach, this Lakeside Park motel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Lakeside Beach, Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe and ...

3.5/5Good! (980 reviews)

"What we liked about the hotel is it’s walking distance to a lot of places. Beach is like 3 blocks away. Heavenly village is close by as well. Only thing we didn’t like was the room we were in had old carpet that had a smell. Bathroom was renovated so that was good."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 6, 2020

Rodeway Inn South Lake Tahoe
Big Pines Mountain House
2 out of 5
4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $68 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Located in Lakeside Park, this beach motel is within a 10-minute walk of Heavenly Gondola, The Shops at Heavenly Village, and Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe. Casino ...

3.4/5 (974 reviews)

"Due to covid, the pool and other amenities were non existent. Cleanliness wasnt the greatest but overall a good experience. I loved that it's so close to the main strip. Fire place was a glorified heater. For the price, you get what you pay for. I would stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Big Pines Mountain House
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Parkside Inn at Incline
2 out of 5
1003 Tahoe Boulevard (SR 28), Incline Village, NV
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $169 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated in Incline Village, this golf motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of East Shore Trail, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park and Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Sand Harbor ...

4/5Very Good! (969 reviews)

"The Parkview is a cute little motel that was nice to stay at. Rooms were clean, and the bed was comfortable. The check in was quick, and employees were friendly. One thing is the girl at the front desk didnt contact me back when I asked her if it was possible to hook up the X-box to the TV for my ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Parkside Inn at Incline
High Country Lodge
2 out of 5
1227 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is CA $72 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Gardner Mountain, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Barton Memorial Hospital and within 3 miles (5 km) of Magic Carpet Golf and Washoe Meadows State ...

3.8/5Good! (363 reviews)

"High Country Lodge was 5-10 minutes from the Mt Tallac trailhead and away from downtown traffic which made it feel more secluded. The lodge was quiet without typical noise coming from upper/lower floors, stairs or elevators. There was also plenty of parking right outside the room door. Staff were ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

High Country Lodge
Bluelake Inn at Tahoe
2 out of 5
944 Friday Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $60 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Offering direct access to the beach, this Lakeside Park motel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Lakeside Marina ...

4/5Very Good! (935 reviews)

"Good value for e money. Need a bit more maintenance"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 8, 2020

Bluelake Inn at Tahoe
Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe, CA
2 out of 5
2375 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellation
The price is CA $47 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Situated in South Lake Tahoe, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Magic Carpet Golf and Barton Memorial Hospital. Lake Tahoe Balloons and Lake Tahoe Historical ...

3.2/5 (977 reviews)

"Clean, quite, friendly staff, afordable price. Recommend ì you want to habe a simple place.to.stau dủing vâction"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2020

Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe, CA
Hotel Elevation
2.5 out of 5
3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is CA $68 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe ...

2.9/5 (252 reviews)

"Room was clean, didn’t really talk with any staff which I’m happy with because it means so real issues. Microwave didn’t work which wasn’t a big deal and the shower wasn’t great. Can see lake through room window which I liked. Could walk to marina for jetski rentals (5 min walk if that) and not worry ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2020

Hotel Elevation
Pepper Tree Inn
3 out of 5
645 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA
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The price is CA $79 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in the heart of Tahoe City, this motel is steps away from Watson Cabin Living Museum and Tahoe City Marina. Commons Beach Park and North Lake Tahoe Visitors ...

4/5Very Good! (964 reviews)

"Location was excellent, next to Commons beach, walking distance to everything. Older construction but everything works and the rooms were clean. Very responsive and warm staff"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2020

Pepper Tree Inn
Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe
2 out of 5
985 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $65 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Located in Lakeside Park, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Lakeside Beach and Casino at Harveys Lake ...

4.3/5Excellent! (380 reviews)

"Liked cleanliness, staff was extremely friendly and catered to our needs."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 1, 2020

Blackjack Inn South Lake Tahoe
Travel Inn
2 out of 5
3536 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $51 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe ...

3.1/5 (978 reviews)

"clean room but little noisy. clean room but little noisy"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2020

Travel Inn
Lake Ridge Hotel
2.5 out of 5
4120 Manzanita Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The price is CA $61 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Located in Lakeside Park, this beach motel is within a 10-minute walk of Heavenly Gondola, The Shops at Heavenly Village, and Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe. Lakeside ...

3.9/5Very Good! (320 reviews)

"I like the location. They could use a hose bib to rinse the sand from the beach in our feet before we enter the room."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2020

Lake Ridge Hotel
Pinewood Inn
2 out of 5
3818 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is CA $46 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake ...

2.9/5 (928 reviews)

"This was just what I was looking for. An inexpensive place to get a good night's sleep before a long bike ride. No frills but perfectly clean room and comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Pinewood Inn
Beverly Lodge
2 out of 5
3480 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $51 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated in South Lake Tahoe, this beach motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys ...

3.1/5 (97 reviews)

"Very clean and comfortable. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Beverly Lodge
The TrailHead
2 out of 5
3892 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $77 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25

Situated in the mountains, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake ...

3.3/5 (242 reviews)

"Rooms were clean and quiet. The beds are very comfortable. Definitely would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020

The TrailHead
Apex Inn
2 out of 5
1171 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $59 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Located in Gardner Mountain, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Barton Memorial Hospital and within 3 miles (5 km) of Magic Carpet Golf and Lake Tahoe Balloons. ...

3.6/5Good! (398 reviews)

"Friendly staff and clean room. Good location. AC is effective in a hot day. Shower can be stronger."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 19, 2020

Apex Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham South Lake Tahoe
2 out of 5
3530 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $82 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino ...

2.5/5 (129 reviews)

"The check in process was very shady. No one in the office only a note on the door to call a number to check in. Rooms remodeled and very nice. Large mini fridge but NO microwave. A little from from Heavenly Square. But still nice stay for the low price. Shower was very hot and nice."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham South Lake Tahoe
National 9 Inn
2 out of 5
3901 Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake ...

3.1/5 (301 reviews)

"The bathroom was a wonderful bright blue and white, and it might have been the first time I ever took a photo of a bathroom in an Inn!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 18, 2020

National 9 Inn
Stateline Economy Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
966 La Salle St, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is CA $64 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Located in Lakeside Park, this beach motel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe and ...

2.6/5 (797 reviews)
Awesome Place

"This is the second time I have stayed here and it was great again. We will be back and it will be our first choice to stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2020

Stateline Economy Inn & Suites
Tahoe North Shore Lodge
2 out of 5
201 Carnelian Bay Ave., Carnelian Bay, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $105 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated on a lake, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Agate Bay and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from North Tahoe Marina. Moon Dunes Beach and Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area ...

3.2/5 (250 reviews)

"Very clean, simple, affordable and nice stay. Obviously it’s not a five star hotel and you should not expect it."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2020

Tahoe North Shore Lodge
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

3.5 out of 5
50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
The price is CA $54 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26
3.5/5Good! (5,581 reviews)

"My wife and I had a great time at the Hard Rock, and in Lake Tahoe. What an amazingly beautiful place to be. We highly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2020

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
Harveys Resort & Casino

Harveys Resort & Casino

4 out of 5
Hwy 50 And Stateline Ave, Stateline, NV
The price is CA $56 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
3.4/5Good! (2,285 reviews)

"Newly upgraded room was very spacious and cozy. Great view of the lake."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2020

Harveys Resort & Casino
Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino

Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino

4 out of 5
15 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV
The price is CA $79 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.9/5Very Good! (940 reviews)

"Enjoyed the fact, that we were able to have coffee at The River Cafe, where we received quick service & the wait time was not bad during this time."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 2, 2020

Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino
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Lake Tahoe Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 41 affordable motels in Lake Tahoe among the more than 4245 lodging choices. When you pick one of these budget accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more money to use for your vacation.

By saving on your room price, you can enjoy all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, Heavenly Gondola, and The Shops at Heavenly Village.

Fun fact: The word "motel" was invented in 1925 by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel in San Luis Obispo, California. Often just a story or two, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool.

Listed below are some of Expedia customers' recommended Lake Tahoe motels to select from:

Hotel Elevation

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village.
  • Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Rodeway Inn Casino Center

  • Room amenities like free WiFi are included, along with freebies like breakfast, parking, and a ski shuttle.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village.

Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Stay within a quick 4-minute drive of South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.

Pepper Tree Inn

  • It's located within a 20-minute drive of Homewood Mountain Resort and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.
  • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

Big Pines Mountain House

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village.
  • Enjoy access to the ski slopes, and freebies including breakfast and WiFi.

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

While you're sightseeing in this quaint area, check out the ski slopes and enjoy the majestic mountain landscape. People who've visited Lake Tahoe love the entertainment and lakeside setting.

Here are some popular places:

  • Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
  • Heavenly Gondola
  • The Shops at Heavenly Village

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Donner Lake
  • Zephyr Cove Beach
  • Lakeside Beach

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Lake Tahoe Balloons
  • Kings Beach Miniature Golf
  • Magic Carpet Golf

Lake Tahoe is also notable for its:

  • Casino gaming
  • Snowboarding
  • Camping

Best Time to Visit Lake Tahoe

Determine the optimal time to visit Lake Tahoe by looking over the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 59° F and nighttime temperatures average 21° F
  • April-June: 86° F is the daytime average and 31° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 91° F and nighttime averages are around 39° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 74° F during the day and 21° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 8.58 inches in a year

How to Get to Lake Tahoe and Around the Area

Lake Tahoe Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL) Airport 14.2 mi (22.9 km)
Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe) Airport 16.5 mi (26.6 km)
Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) Airport 31.4 mi (50.6 km)
Truckee Station Train Station 17.9 mi (28.9 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Lake Tahoe?
By saving on your room price, you can make the most of what Lake Tahoe has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Heavenly Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, and Heavenly Gondola.
What's it like to stay in a motel?
When you stay at a motel, you’ll often find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool. With a stay at a motel, you’ll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. Motels made their debut in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler taking a road trip along America’s major roadways.
What are the best motels in Lake Tahoe?
Quality Inn South Lake Tahoe: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Enjoy access to the beach bar, and freebies including WiFi, parking, and a ski shuttle. Bluelake Inn at Tahoe: An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay. You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Parkside Inn at Incline: Enjoy access to the coffee in the lobby, and freebies including WiFi, parking, and a ski shuttle. Stay within a 5-minute drive of Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park and Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Big Pines Mountain House: You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. A seasonal outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a microwave. Pepper Tree Inn: Stay within a 20-minute drive of Homewood Mountain Resort and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Enjoy access to the terrace, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
How many motels will I find in Lake Tahoe?
Take your pick from 37 affordable motels in Lake Tahoe.
What things can I to do in Lake Tahoe?
In this quaint area, you can enjoy the entertainment choices and scenic lakeside while you’re sightseeing. Those who’ve visited Lake Tahoe speak highly of its ski slopes and mountains. Some popular places to visit include Heavenly Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, and Heavenly Gondola. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Donner Lake, Zephyr Cove Beach, and Lakeside Beach. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Lake Tahoe Balloons, Magic Carpet Golf, and Tahoe Maritime Museum.
What's the seasonal weather like in Lake Tahoe?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Lake Tahoe to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 67°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 36°F. The snowiest months in Lake Tahoe are February, November, December, and January, with each month seeing an average of 12 inches of snowfall.
What are my options for getting around Lake Tahoe when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around Lake Tahoe to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Reno-Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO), which is located 31.4 mi (50.6 km) away. Otherwise, you can search for flights to Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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