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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
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“BEST-camp!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Coming from Boston, my husband and I visited in February for a skiing trip and had an amazing week here. Old motel converted to an chic boutique hotel with an outdoorsy vibe, it was upgraded clearly with an eye for details. From the pipes for shower towel rods to camp lighting fixtures with clean, trim lines with a local feel - the rooms are brand-new, clean, and comfy. Breakfast was simple (bagels, pastries, oatmeal and included!) but delicious (amazing coffee from local producers in Nevada - so good we asked for the brand) and happy hour specials with wine/beer after a long day of skiing was fun and relaxing. The smores by the fireside and hot tub were a great touch. Best of all, the staff was young, knowledgeable, vibrant, and eager to help with random questions and helping plan out day trips. All around fantastic experience - have recommended to all our friends. Perfect spot for couples, groups of friends, and families.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • 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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St. Johnsbsury, VT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Despite being in the shadow of a couple huge casinos on the Nevada side of the state line, Basecamp is a wonderful hotel that treats its guests very well. They carry the basecamp theme through all their graphics, but the place is very comfortable. It has a sense of fun in its decorations, but they are serious about your comfort. Alexia at the front desk was amazing: she gave us great ideas for dinner, provided directions to the beach (about 4 blocks away) and found extra pillows--all with a smile!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

..this placecis amazing! Great value for all you enjoy..delicious great quality continental breakfast and coffee..cool retro rustic yet chic place to stay..when we return to south lake tahoe..this is definetely a place to come and stay at..Alexandria was a wonderfull hostess at front desk..warm and inviting!!
Thanks so much Basecamp Hotel!!

  • Stayed May 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Just got back from our stay at Base Camp and wanted to write a review because we really loved this hotel. The place has great style and a really sweet staff. Our room was really fun and right next door to the casinos. They fed us a delicious breakfast in the morning and gave us tips on where to go adventure. This hotel is great for people who want to stay in style at an affordable rate!!! Thank you Base Camp for a fun Tahoe weekend.

  • Stayed May 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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Los Angeles
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stayed 3 nights in March, '13. Cute place but on balance overhyped. No bathtub, bathroom floor is FREEZING, two pillows only on bed, uneven wireless service, no frig, very small room, ancient and loud wall heater, very marginal "breakfast." I expect a little more for $159 a night.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Park City, Utah
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Basecamp is simply a great little hotel gem in South Lake Tahoe. As everyone else mentioned the renovation is beautiful and I even found myself taking photos of the room and colors to remember for my next home project. Very modern and warm.
The staff was great, extremely accommodating, and very welcoming of our pup.
We loved our stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Key Largo, Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The exterior is somewhat unusual, however, it does not prepare you for what you will find in the lobby and the rooms. It is a hotel that started as a somewhat standard motel and was renovated top-to-bottom to a uniquely attractive hotel. Two couples own the facility and the wife of one is an interior designer and she has done a tremendous job with this hotel.

The renovation seems to have touched everything - windows, doors, trim, bath appliances, shower, tiles, TV, lights, fans, furniture and etc. It is styled somewhat modern with unique barn wood trims and things like shelves. It is really nice.

The staff is also excellent. They go out of their way to be helpful and offer ideas and suggestions for your visit. It is located within walking distance to casinos, restaurants and etc.

They have a small bar and have a 3-6 Happy Hour each day. They do Smores most evening around a new outside fire pit. They have a 'new' hot tub. All of the exterior is new. Not an extensive breakfast. However, it is good. It is fairly new and is spotless.

Finally, the rooms are quiet and the bed and pillows are very comfortable. I have stayed at 5 star places with a little bit better bed. However, this is one of the best. I would go out of my way to stay here again if in this area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Basecamp Hotel

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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