Fodor's Expert Review Desolation Hotel Lake Tahoe

933 Poplar St., South Lake Tahoe, California, 96150, USA Fodor's Choice

Hoteliers who revere nature and luxury in equal proportions conceived this gaspworthy, glass-walled, world-unto-itself "micro-resort" that debuted in 2022 a few-minutes' walk to a private-access beach and an even shorter one to Stateline's casinos. Gray and light brown furnishings accented with shades of blue and green predominate in the studios, suites, and town houses, all meant to deliver the casual grandeur of Tahoe vacation homes minus the mortgage and maintenance costs. All accommodations have patios or balconies, well-equipped kitchenettes, and sleep at least four. Amenities include a saltwater pool, hot tub, sauna, cold-shower plunge, fitness center, and Maggie's restaurant for refined cuisine befitting the upscale setting.


  • refined cuisine at Maggie's restaurant
  • convenient to Heavenly Village and outdoor activities
  • studios and town houses with kitchenettes and patios or balconies accommodate four people


  • restaurant on pricey side
  • high weekend rates
  • must park on street when on-site lot is full




Phones: 530-725–0101


21 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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