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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 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Even better the second time around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whoever the owner is, along with staff, managing and maintenance are doing a phenomenal job with this hotel. Stayed here about a month ago. Was our second time here. They have expanded, which is a great sign. The design and theme is cohesive around the property and surroundings. Staff is super accommodating and pleasant. Breakfast is delicious as ever. Room is spacious, clean, practical.

Room Tip: They're all equally amazing really! Splurge and get the tent room ;)
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amanda J, General Manager at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Thank you SO much for your kind words, it really means a lot to the whole team! We can't wait to welcome you back soon! We are planning to officially open our new beer garden in the next few weeks, so be sure to come back and check it out later this summer.
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just stayed at the Basecamp for 2 nights over the weekend. My daughter and I stayed in a queen queen room. The room was nicely decorated and very clean. The bathroom was also spotless. The rooms don't have a fridge but there is a little cooler that you can get filled at the bar and store a couple drinks.

The location was perfect. It is a short 5 min walk to a private beach with public access to go see a beautiful view of the lake. It is right next to Harvey's and the other hotel casinos if you would like to do some gambling. Then on the California side it is a short 5 min walk to the shops and restaurants in the Heavenly Village.

The staff at the hotel were friendly and they have a nice little continental breakfast to get you started in the morning.

We had a nice time there and will definitely return.

Stayed April 2015
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Amanda J, General Manager at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Thank you for the awesome review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Next time be sure to ask about our Indie rooms that are equipped with fridges and microwaves.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hotel in a great location. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The only reason I'm not giving it a 5 is because of the room. It was clean and very nice, however, it was a first floor room next to the stairs. So you could hear people stomping up the stairs late at night and bounding down them early in the morning. We will be back, just have to make sure they don't give us room 104 again.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amanda J, General Manager at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thanks for taking the time to share your recent experience at Basecamp! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay overall. We look forward to welcoming you back to an upper floor room away from the stairwell in the near future! : )
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming fun place to stay when visiting south Lake Tahoe. From the welcoming staff (Anthony), the uniquely decorated rooms and front desk, this place is great. It's walking distance to the lake, casinos, restaurants and shopping. Thank you Anthony and all the staff. I will definitely stay here again!

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a lovely little gem of a place, the rooms were a good size (not too big, not too small) and were stylishly decorated - very homely in feel.

The hotel has a very nice feel to it, the staff were fantastically helpful and friendly, and I can imagine that it would have a great vibe to it if you went in a busy period (it was between seasons when we went!).

Lovely little hotel - would definitely go back, and certainly would recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 motels were combined to create the Basecamp Hotel.
Many tasteful ( contemporary rustic) and I'm sure nessesary upgrades were done inside as well as on the fassade.
That said, it still has a motel feel with thin walls and creaky floors, also the carpet on the stairs is in tatters.
The location is ideal for walking to shops, restaurants and casinos. Breakfast is more than just continental with yoghurt, fruit, oatmeal and bagels.
Had problems both days with the room cleaning.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and comfortable accommodations. We stayed three nights and hiked around the Lake Tahoe area. Easy to walk to many downtown destinations. They offered a healthy breakfast and you were accessible to answer any questions. Andy was incredibly helpful with things to do, places to eat and locations to hike. He made us feel very welcome and consequently we stayed extra days. Everything is new and clean and eco friendly. Love the camping theme and since we had just come from hiking and camping in Yosemite, it was a great stopping off spot on our way back to the Midwest. Would recommend you give it a try and take notice of all the nice extra touches that make it a fun spot.! Thanks for the recommendation Satchel! Your Michigan Camp 4 friends.

Stayed April 2015, 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
#2 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#5 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#6 Family 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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