Fodor's Expert Review Basecamp Tahoe City

955 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, California, 96145, USA

A downtown motel for the 21st century, Basecamp charms its guests with a combination of industrial, retro, and rustic styles. The rooms are simple but modern, with high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and original artwork. Room options include a room with king and twin beds plus twin bunk beds, good for families or large groups of up to five. In addition to being farther from the highway, rooms in the back of the property are up high enough to have partial lake views. The small pool is also at this end, as is the sunroom, a living room–like hangout with games and a large TV. The lobby bar, which serves beer on tap and wine, is another convivial communal space; outside it is a fire pit where guests cook s'mores in kits the lobby staff provides. Among the goals of the crew here is to help first-time visitors make the most of their time in Tahoe.

PROS

  • lively public spaces
  • stylish rooms
  • convenient to commercial strip with restaurants and grocery stores

CONS

  • some road noise
  • lacks amenities of large properties
  • eight-minute walk to local beach

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Family
Casual
Central
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 530-580–8430

HOTEL DETAILS

24 rooms

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