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Basecamp Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4143 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Ranked #6 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
pbradley26 Fullerton, California
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first time staying at Basecamp and we loved it. The location was great, close to everything. We loved the friendly staff, especially Satchel and Mike. They were always ready to help. We had a room with four beds which was great for the five of us. And the balcony with the two chairs was awesome to relax... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff. We asked for early check in and they were super helpful getting us into our room so we could rest from a long trip. Room was very clean and cute. Comfortable bed and pillows. Centrally located, close to the stores, beach and restaurants. Beach pass included in nightly fee. Nice continental breakfast included, coffee was great. Room... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Basecamp hotel is a great choice for your stay in Lake Tahoe. It has all what you need to make you feel comfortable. Great bed, spacious room, nice bathroom, very clean and quite. It is more like an upgraded motel than a hotel, but still a very good choice if you are on a limited budget. The staff is... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Basecamp is conveniently located and a nice place. Liked the fire pit and bar. Happy hour had good prices. Kevin was a big help, nice guy. Get him a raise ! It would have been nice if it had AC. Hot in July. The rooms are small also.

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Pacifica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, let me say I really was looking forward to our stay here. So many great reviews, pictures were off the hook and it looked like it was going to be a great find. I was so disappointed... First the pros: The hotel is cool. Our room was nice and clean. The patios, lobby and bar are fun... More

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Dear jp4a, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us. While it sounds like you enjoyed the hotel overall, I'm sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations in a few areas. Unfortunately, we do not have AC. This is in part to reduce our impact and also because of the moderate... More

San Ramon, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second stay at Basecamp. The interior and exterior decor is fantastic, outdoorsy with a Nor Cal vibe. All staff are excellent, lots of suggestions as to what to do, places to eat. On our first visit we rented a room with 2 queen beds. Above each queen bed there was a twin loft style bed, a great... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location where you can walk to all of the attractions of casinos, & restaurants at the Heavenly gondola area which is very attractive. Entertainment of various sorts are also available for kids by the gondola. You can walk down to the lakeside beach. The staff were excellent, the fire-pit was lit dusk to 10pm & spa tub 10am-10pm, &... More

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Schertz, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ( family of 5) stayed in two rooms and loved our experience here. The rooms were clean, and beautifully decorated. The bed was super comfortable and the balcony allowed for some wonderful morning and evening relaxing visits. I appreciated the soap and shampoo & conditioner already in the shower. The breakfast was a good variety of food and drink... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (2 adults + 1 dog) stayed 1 night in the 2 Fulls room as summer was heating up (85+ degree days). We were on the first floor, no balcony and no view. We arrived very early, so even though I knew that check-in was at 4pm, we decided to see if our room was ready or would be soon... More

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Reno, Nevada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to relax. Loved the updated amenities and the bar area. The bed was super comfy. Not far from the water and plenty of places to eat near by. Close to local Tahoe Rim Trail and just beautiful.

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Address: 4143 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Basecamp Hotel 2.5*
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Also Known As:
The Block Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Block Hotel Lake Tahoe
Block Lake Tahoe

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Basecamp South Lake Tahoe is a new hotel built for exploring the incredible lakes, trails and mountains that the Lake Tahoe Basin has to offer. Basecamp combines the comforts of a great hotel with the sense of adventure and community found at a an expedition base camp. Basecamp is located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, steps from the mountain and minutes walk from the lake. Become an instant local at Basecamp. ... more   less 
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