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Top 5 Places to Stay in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a dream vacation destination for people from all over the world. Whether you’re looking to ski, hike, or simply enjoy breathtaking views and beautiful nature, Lake Tahoe has it all. But where should you stay? With so many luxury resorts to choose from, it can be difficult finding the perfect place to stay. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you! Here are our top 5.5 favorite luxury stays in Lake Tahoe:

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

For Lake Tahoe, it doesn’t get any more luxurious or prestigious than The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe. This is the #1 place to stay for most luxury travelers.

From the moment you arrive the experience begins. They remembered our names as we exited our car, our luggage was effortlessly removed and whisked the the front desk. After being personally escorted to the front desk, we were offered a complimentary champagne as we checked in.

The suites are well appointed and you have your choice of Mountain side to Valley side for your room. We typically end up with Mountain side rooms because of our automatic upgrade as Bonvoy Platinum members. However, I prefer the view from the Valley side. The mountain side rooms are great and it’s fun to watch the ski slope and the happenings of the resort. For me, the valley side view is nicer as you look all the way across the Martis Valley towards Truckee.

Everline Resort & Spa

If you’re looking for the perfect Lake Tahoe resort, look no further than Everline Resort & Spa. This luxurious hotel features incredible views of Squaw Valley and is a great year-round destination.

Known for winter sports, Everline (formerly the Resort at Squaw Creek) offers direct lift access to Palisades Ski Resort. You know what this means? It means you can  head out there and enjoy some skiing in the winter. But what if skiing is not your thing? No need to worry. The resort offers several spots where you can relax and read a book or have a cocktail and watch the snow fall.

Summer in Tahoe is a perfect way to escape the heat. Everline Resort & Spa has a great pool with awesome staff.  Poolside drinks and food are just a wave away. We wanted a little more room to relax, so we opted for a cabana. These can be booked through the concierge or just walking down the activities desk. Be sure to book early as the limited supply fills up quickly.

We stayed here in the summer of 2020 during the height of COVID-19 restrictions. The property handled the restrictions very well. They handled it significantly better than their big competitor over the hill, the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe.

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

For a luxury hotel with incredible views, you can’t go wrong with the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. The Lakeview rooms offer breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and are perfect for those who enjoy nature walks or simply want to take in some peace and quiet.

The hotel is great and in a perfect location on the northeast shore of the Lake in Incline Village. This is the Nevada side off the lake and one of the most peaceful spots anywhere on the lake. Because of its location, the beaches are relatively quiet compared to other areas of the lake. 

The resort also offers activities that are great for the entire family. Feeling adventurous? Go for their Tahoe East Shore Trail. It’s a three-mile paved trail connecting two areas: the Incline Village North and the Sand Harbor State Park. You wouldn’t even notice the distance as the trail offers spectacular views of crystal blue Lake Tahoe. 

Cap the night by exchanging stories and stargazing with the entire family while munching on some s’mores in their family fire pit. S’mores-making kits are available from room service.

If you are bringing some work with you during your quick escapade, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe also features awesome amenities that would make your work-from-anywhere more comfortable and easy. They’ve got meeting facilities too!

However, the real gem is their cottages. These are across Lakeshore Drive from the main hotel. They sit down in the trees along the beach. Several have lake views. You’re also just steps away from the iconic Lone Eagle Grill. Stop in for smores with the kids at one of the beachside fire pits or enjoy a romantic dinner in the restaurant.

The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe

Want to make the most out of your Lake Tahoe trip? Choose a resort with the most luxurious amenities. The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe resort has an award-winning spa and a golf course with stunning mountain views. Plus, it is located at Stateline on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, just steps away from the Lake’s edge. The course is home to the annual Celebrity Golf Classic.

I grew up just down the street from Edgewood and took summer golf camp here every year. The course is one of the most beautiful anywhere in the world.

The Lodge is a new addition and is the newest on the Lake. The Lakeview rooms feature extraordinary views of Lake Tahoe and are perfect for those who enjoy nature walks or simply want to take in some peace and quiet. Many feature fireplaces for that perfect romantic getaway.

If you want to take your luxury stay to the next level, book one of the brand new Villa Suites. We stayed here in the summer of 2023 shortly after they were completed. The resort and view is second to none. 

Photos courtesy of Edgewood Tahoe

Sunnyside Lodge

Sunnyside Lodge is Lake Tahoe’s landmark resort since the 1950s and is located on the West Shore. The Lakeview rooms offer incredible views of Lake Tahoe and are the right choice for those who enjoy great food or bask in some undisturbed time on the lake.

This has been THE breakfast place for locals and tourists since its inception. I still can remember the countless mornings as a child riding in the backseat of my parents’ car and driving around the lake from our home on the Nevada side to this iconic spot.

What’s great about this place is that it is ideal for any season as it is a year-round destination. Whether you decide to visit during the fall, winter, spring, or summer, Sunnyside has loads of activities and adventures that would suit your mood.

With just 23 guestrooms and suites, this is a boutique property and can be tough to book, but it is so worth it.

Photos courtesy of Sunnyside Lodge

There it is, Experiencers,  our Top 5 Lake Tahoe Luxury Resorts to stay at. Whatever resort you decide to stay at during your Lake Tahoe trip, just remember to always make the most out of it — amenities and all. Don’t forget to enjoy Lake Tahoe as a whole and what it has to offer. You’ll be surprised what’s in store for you in this hidden gem of a destination. And oh, if you are looking for Places to Eat and Things to Do, check out the blog posts below.

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