Tahoe City Inn

North Lake Hotel Staff Pick: Meets the Essentials
Tahoe City Inn #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Tahoe City #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Tahoe City
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790 N Lake Blvd Tahoe City, CA 96145

Why we like it

  • This hotel continuously has some of the best rates in the Tahoe area
  • Access a variety of Tahoe area ski resorts within 20 minutes
  • Walk to the attractions, restaurants, and breweries of Tahoe City
  • Across the street from Commons Beach, a grassy shoreline area by the lake
  • Enjoy a complimentary breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • There are heart-shaped jacuzzies in the rooms

What you need to know

  • This lodge has its own character, and people find it either loveable or outdated
  • There is free parking, but if people have boats, it is limited
  • The closest ski resort is Homewood, known for its phenomenal location directly on the lake
  • Ski both Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the same ticket
  • Walk to Safeway for cheaper meals and drinks
  • Apres ski, head to Pete 'n Peters, a classic sports bar with games such as pool and shuffleboard
  • Sorry, no pets allowed

Popular Ski Lodging Features

Ski-in / Ski-out Walk to Lifts Hot Tub Swimming Pool Free Breakfast Free WiFi Shuttle to Slopes Pet Friendly


Located a block off the shores of Lake Tahoe and within walking distance of downtown Tahoe City, this lodge is centrally located to six Tahoe ski areas.

  • Distance to Homewood ski access: 7 miles
  • Distance to Squaw ski access: 7.5 miles
  • Distance to Alpine Meadows ski access: 7.5 miles
  • Distance to Northstar ski access: 16 miles
  • Distance to Diamond Peak ski access: 16.5 miles
  • Distance to Mt. Rose ski access: 24 miles
  • Within Walking Distance: The attractions of downtown Tahoe City and the Lake Tahoe shoreline
  • Transportation: a car is needed to access the resorts

Property Amenities

Property services

  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Television in common areas


  • Free self parking
  • Parking (limited spaces)

In-Room Amenities

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Free toiletries


  • Daily housekeeping


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Heating


Tahoe City Inn

77 Reviews #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Tahoe City

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Recent Reviews

bekindtoallandrespec wrote a review on February 09, 2020
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Not sure this place is ready for guests

The lady in the office, Dana, was about the best part of this 'motel'. She tried her besst but was hampered by the lack of amenities not under her control. No icemaker, which is a rarity, and for...
camneely816 wrote a review on November 07, 2017 Bartlett, New Hampshire
Trip Type: Couples

No complaints.

Room was clean and adequate. Supermarket right next door to buy beer, breakfast food and one day we got a sandwich there for our ski lunch. 15 min to Squaw and even closer to Alpine. Great place for...
sim1972 wrote a review on September 23, 2017 New York City, New York
Trip Type: Couples

Very good but motel NOT hotel

Four stars as a motel. Friendly welcome. Definitely a motel feel to this. Room large with all amenities and soaps and coffee machine and even a microwave. Housekeeper did a good job We could hear...