When most people vacation to California they travel to Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Diego, but there is a lesser-known city in California that is worth checking out. This underrated travel destination in California is South Lake Tahoe. This beautiful city provides travelers with snow-covered mountains, Nevada casinos, and waterfront activities on Lake Tahoe. The best part is, all of these exciting activities are conveniently located just a short drive from the five hotels below.
3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club
The 3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club is a cabin-style hotel that sits along South Lake Tahoe and offers private beach access to its guests. While this is not the most luxurious hotel in South Lake Tahoe, it’s great for budget travelers looking for a convenient and affordable place to stay. Rooms range between $50-$70 a night and the hotel has package deals if you want to try snowboarding, biking, and water or snow skiing.
Aston Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort
Travelers to South Lake Tahoe that are looking for something more upscale will want to consider Aston Lakeland Village Resort. This hotel sits on over 19 acres of woodlands alongside South Lake Tahoe. This hotel features in-room balconies, full kitchens, volleyball and tennis courts, BBQ grills, a sauna, and several other amenities. Additionally, the hotel is in close proximity to Nevada casinos, the Heavenly Ski Gondola, and its own private beach, making it a nice blend of convenience and comfort.
Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe
One of the most affordable lodging options in South Lake Tahoe is the Budget Inn. This is really the perfect hotel for families or travelers that don’t anticipate spending a lot of time in their rooms. The rooms are standard and the main amenities include a heated pool, free Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, and comfortable beds. The real reason to stay at the Budget Inn is its cheap rates and close proximity to local activities. It sits in the Lake Tahoe city center and is 5 minutes from the Heavenly Ski Gondola. The convenience and reasonable rates ($30-$75 a night) make this a great option for budget travelers.
Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village
The Forest Suites Resort is a family-friendly hotel located less than a football field from the Heavenly Ski Gondola. This hotel comes with a bit higher price than some of the other hotels on this list, but it also has more accommodations. Some of the main benefits of staying at the Forest Suites Resort are in-room full kitchens, heated outdoor swimming pools, complimentary breakfast, a game room, and a complimentary wine and cheese reception.
Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort by Diamond Resorts
Diamond Resorts’ Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort is a nice blend of luxury, comfort, entertainment, and convenience. If you decide to visit during the summer, you can enjoy outdoor activities like water-skiing, boating, sailing, fishing, or sun-tanning. If you want to see South Lake Tahoe during the winter, you’ll have access to snowboarding, skiing, and tubing. Regardless of the season or the outdoor activity, the Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort makes it easy for you to find ways to spend your day. After you’ve spent the day exploring, relax by the heated pool, enjoy a spa massage, or play a game of pool in the game room.
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