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“Exactly what we were looking for!” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Detroit, Michigan
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Exactly what we were looking for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We actually decided to go to South Lake Tahoe to specifically stay at Basecamp. With our experiences staying at hostels in other countries, we were eager to see how this place compared. We were thrilled. There are different options for staying such as kings/pets/dorm style/bunk beds etc. All are styled with awesome "outdoorsy" artwork. The cozy feel of the lounge area and deck are perfect. S'mores and bonfire every night on the deck. Spa is available too. Breakfast every morning is free and everything is locally brought in. Happy hour in the afternoons and a dinner is available for pay. Games available in lounge area. Location to shops and food is walkable. Beach is down the street. The staff is awesome!
Note: no fridge in room and no communal kitchen. The hotel also opened an outdoor restaurant on the beach-be sure to check it out!

  • Stayed May 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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Napa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Scored a great deal via Living Social and had the most awesome stay! Very comfy beds, excellent staff that were super helpful and friendly, guests that were easy to chat with and such a convenient location to spring off from! (Totally helped that mother nature decided to throw in some fantastic weather June 1st making it even more fabulous!) I loved all the details... total hipster vibe with decor, "Earthy-recyceled-clever" aethestic. Think of it like Portlandia meets NorCal but without the confused angst of mellow humoristic drama! I will definitely be back. GREAT place for families and dogs too! Breakfast was yummy from the hand package baggies to the yummy yogurt, granola, bagels and pastries. (Loved the whipped cream... very "whipped"!) And... GOOD COFFEE!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Basecamp is a fabulous hotel! Set amid South Tahoe-Tahoeness, this hotel offers a respite with clean, modern design, warm accommodating staff, incredibly comfy beds, broad balconies, with a healthy, locally/produced breakfast. A knowledgeable front desk can direct you to a world class hike, ski, beach, cycle route or view. It is, as the name suggests, base camp. But it is so wonderful you may just never leave!

  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Stayed here recently for one night. Hotel/motel has well designed public areas that are welcoming. Quirky/cool use of color/textiles in rooms. Bathroom has terrific shower. Rooms are very clean with comfortable beds. Walls are very thin, though, and for me that's an issue that would prevent me from returning. Continental breakfast is included in the rate (bagels, cereals, muffins, coffee, juice, and such). Basecamp is dog friendly, as South Lake Tahoe seems to be, which gave the place a very relaxed, homey feel.

Conceptually cool, Basecamp is well done aesthetically, and has terrific staff, but falls short in an area a hotel guest expects: namely not hearing people chatting a little too clearly in the room next to you. The hotel is well located and within walking distance of restaurants, casinos, and a short drive to areas of exquisite beauty.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 23, 2013

Stayed here two nights in mid-May as part of a week-long trip through Northern California. Great location. Super clean rooms. Good, competitive rates. The staff were super friendly and clearly take pride in working for a fun and unique establishment. This place has a great vibe so you'll likely meet fun-loving people either in the hot tub, sipping wine on the deck, or roasting marshmallows over the fire pit. Very short walk to lake shore, casinos, shopping and dining.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 21, 2013 via mobile

During a West Coast Tour we stayed for 3 nights at the Basecamp Hotel and we loved it. It was special, superfriendly and modern. Even a Hut Tub existed. Breakfast was great with FRESH Orange juice!!! We did not have that even in 5Star Hotels on our trip. Rooms were lovely and the whole Basecamp style was totally ours! We will definately book it again!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 20, 2013

Such thought and style put into little details that make this place really special. In the heart of South Lake Tahoe and apart from busy, noisy, smokey casinos, it has an ideal location in a truly unique design.

  • 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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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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