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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
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“These owners know exactly what they're doing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

This place is Eco friendly chic. From the delicious quality breakfast, to the room keys, to their simple yet modern decor, to the rooftop hot tub, everything is a 10/10! Super service from alllll the employees, great price for a CLEAN, impeccable really, room, and literally 30 seconds to the entrance of Harvey's!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed at Basecamp for 3 nights with my 2 kids and they had an awesome time!! We had the queen room with the bunkbeds and everyone had their own bed. It was so nice to be able to spread out! It was a very short distance to the casino and major shopping and the ski lifts...just across the street. Breakfast was yummy and had a very good selection. My kids loved to roast s'mores after dark. If you're a family on a budget...this is the place!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

With a special rate and a special friend, I recently spent 2 nights at this hotel - it is practically ON "Stateline" in South Lake Tahoe, minutes to walk either into Gambling Hotels in Nevada or shops and restaurants in the nicely upgraded new town center. The room looked as if it was remodeled recently - very clean, 2 very comfortable queen beds, very entertaining wall décor, and lots of nice little perks (breakfast included in a rustic breakfast room; s'mores in the evenings outside and more). The staff is super friendly and helpful, even if sometimes only one person is around. We had a very relaxing time, and consider going back very soon

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I chose to stay here while on a recent ski trip tacked on to some business travel in SF + Vegas. What a fantastic hotel. The staff are great (thanks Dan in particular), the rooms are spot on for my style of accom, and the whole feeling of the place is chilled but kind of funky! Very convenient to the Heavenly Gondola, and right next to Harveys which is very handy if you are getting a shuttle from Reno, or catching the bus to Kirkwood or Northstar. Breakfast is simple but well executed and the bar has some interesting beers + wines. The hot tub is great after a days skiing, and you can follow that with a quiet red or two around the firepit after you have come back from dinner. Deserving of its 5 star rating.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I stayed at Basecamp during my birthday weekend this past Feb. I had a great stay and I was thoroughly impressed for the following reasons:

1) Comfort: management did an excellent job of refurbishing the rooms for a very comfy feeling. After a long day of riding, I always want to come back to a pleasant room, take a hot shower and relax until it's time to hit the town - Basecamp definitely provided this feeling. I came with 2 buddies so we had the room with two queen beds and two twin bunk beds on top (room sleeps 4 people). There was plenty of room and everyone was quite comfortable - no complaints on comfort and space.

2) Proximity: Basecamp is a very short walk away to the gondola to Heavenly.. The hotel is also right next door to Harvey's, so it was great to be able to be in indoors no time given how frigid it was outside. Location is ideal.

3) Staff/Amenities: from the time I checked in, the staff made me feel right at home. They provided great recs for dinner and nightlife. Also has complimentary breakfast and a cool little bar in the lobby - great way to meet others in the hotel (along with the hot tub!)

In all, Basecamp is a great experience at an affordable price. This is definitely my go to spot if I plan to ride Heavenly for the weekend!

p.s. the decor in the rooms and all around the hotel is AWESOME. Definitely a fan of the orange theme.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Visited Lake Tahoe the last weekend of February to celebrate a friend's birthday, and stayed at Basecamp.

A classy, updated, boutique-motel, its reception area has a very warm, ski lodge/cabin vibe feel to it, which was perfect as the weather was pretty frigid. The manager was very friendly, and took time to actually hang out and talk to us when nobody was at the counter. The space is very conducive to socializing as well, with a long table and benches for eating, and two large couches facing each other for hanging out. There is also a small bar area where you can sit on stools and watch whatever game is on while having a beer. They include a continental breakfast with your stay which was perfect before hitting the slopes.

Rooms were great, with modern furniture and bathrooms. The decor was done very tastefully and matches the feel of the establishment well. We had a very comfortable stay. There is a hot-tub on the second floor which I did not get to check out, but hopefully next time.

Location. Can't say enough about this. Heavenly Village is literally a 5 minute walk across the street, as are Harrah's and Harvey's casinos. We didn't need to drive or take a taxi even once during our stay.

We had a great time here, and when I return to Tahoe I plan to stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I recently spent a long weekend in tahoe for a nice spring ski trip. It seems that south tahoe really only has 3 types of properties: the high end Gondola resorts, the casinos and road side motels. We opted for 2 nights at harveys and 2 nights at basecamp hotel. Although basecamp is in Harvey's shadow, they are like night and day. Basecamp was reasonably priced, very clean, and has a great location within walking distance of the gondola village, the casinos and the lake. The staff was very respectful and accommodating, which is very refreshing. They have a small bar with a great happy hour along with some fantastic and inexpensive homemade snacks. It was also fun to chat with all the other guests about their hometown and the ski report. The fire pit with the "s'mores kit" was a great way to end a relaxing trip.

If I could have changed anything, I would have tried not to use the heater after we went to bed. As mentioned, it's quite noisy. Also, it can get noisy -at least where we stayed on the first floor near the steps. The hot tub was a little smaller than I would have liked, but we had no problem enjoying a few minutes in the hot tub at night watching the snow cat lights go up and down the mountain.

I definitely reccomend Basecamp hotel to anyone staying in SLT. It seems there aren't many places like this hotel in SLT, let alone anywhere else in the USA!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#3 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#4 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#5 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Basecamp Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
The Block Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Block Hotel Lake Tahoe
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