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West Shore Cafe and Inn

5160 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, CA 96141
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#2 of 3 in Homewood
A picturesque lake-front restaurant and inn located adjacent to Homewood Mountain Resort, the West Shore Cafe and Inn offers a festive, lake-view setting with elegant-yet-approachable cuisine at affordable prices. Whether you are enjoying a meal in the classic Tahoe dining room, having a cocktail at the bar, or basking in the sunshine on the legendary West Shore Cafe deck and pier, the beauty of Lake Tahoe will make a lasting impression on you from every corner of the space. It is impeccably appointed with classic mountain architecture and a warm, luxurious interior with Persian rugs over slate floors, knotty alder moldings throughout, oversized leather couches and chairs, rustic bronze chandeliers and fixtures, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Tahoe and its surrounding mountain peaks. It offers a spectacular, year-round gathering place for the Lake Tahoe community and its guests, while contributing to the revitalization of the West Shore.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Dynamicjohn wrote a review Nov 2021
Tampa, Florida281 contributions109 helpful votes
We got there when they opened and got a great table with an amazing view! My wife had the short ribs and of course I had the elk. It melted in my mouth! Perfectly cooked! It was a wonderful romantic evening with great service. We couldn’t recommend them enough!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
Meghan I wrote a review Aug 2021
Ripon, California25 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything about WSC is awesome! All the people that work there going above and beyond. I definitely recommend anyone looking to get married to check it out. It is way better then all the other places around. You won't find anything like it. Hyatt and the others do not look this nice. I had to reschedule my wedding due to covid and everything went smoothly and I am very happy we chose WSC over Hawaii. The food is really good. Kurt, Mitch and everyone that worked my wedding did an awesome job!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
Catherine K wrote a review Aug 2020
Orem, Utah2 contributions6 helpful votes
***DO NOT BOOK YOUR WEDDING HERE BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER THE PANDEMIC.*** This is a small business that does not care at all about their couples getting married and truly are greedy for every penny. This venue has claimed their impossibility to perform (force majeure) because of COVID-19. We have rescheduled 2x and finally have decided to throw in the towel as the soonest we could reset is June 2021 and that just won't work for us. What seems fair, is both parties would go separate ways and we'd get a refund. No... instead this venue makes up its own rules and wants to keep $2500 because of their own "admin fees." Everyone knows this small business got a PPP loan to stay affloat during these difficult times, we are individuals who did not nor do we have insurance but yet we're responsible for their "admin fees." My best word of advice for anyone looking to get married in Tahoe is go to Hyatt or Squaw Valley since they are a bigger company and are willing to actually work with their clients rather than disrespect them and lie to them. Or book a private house so you can have your wedding. This is a venue that wants to lose nothing at whatever cost. What a shame for the hard working people who work there and don't realize how dirty their business dealings are
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2 Helpful votes
Jpolley wrote a review Aug 2020
Fremont, California5 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the inn for an anniversary celebration. I made last minute reservations and I was able to get the last room available which was not on the water side but the location of the inn/cafe is wonderful! Dinner on the pier was our first restaurant dining experience since March — and it was excellent! Great service, cocktails and food. We enjoyed every minute while soaking up the beautiful scenery. The inn and cafe did a nice job with Covid challenges. We would recommend and we look forward to returning. It was our first visit to the Tahoe area.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled
terryprod wrote a review Jul 2020
104 contributions86 helpful votes
Homewood is in on the western better part of Lake Tahoe and approx. 12 minutes from Emerald Bay. And for all your Godfather fans a few blocks down from the godfather 2 movie house lot. We stayed in the Marlette Suite and it is probably the best (2) room suite facing Lake Tahoe on the waterfront. It has a kingsize bed , fireplace, TV, balcony, and full bathroom in one room. The other one has a sofa that unfolds with full bathroom, giant TV, balcony, and two chairs that face a giant window that you can see the whole lake, pier, and boats nearby. The rooms were very clean and tastefully decorated. The front desk was very helpful printing up driving directions, showing us the room, getting room ready for us quickly, and breakfast was served to us on time. The restaurant below our room has very good food, but is expensive even at lunch ($50.00) for hamburger, coke, and one order of a calamari appetizer. We didn't rent a boat, but you can right there on the pier through a company next door to the inn. In addition, this inn does a lot of weddings also and I would highly recommend it for a romantic get way for a couple. The price per night is 600.00, which may seem high to some, but you get what you pay for and it is worth is for a special few nights. Now, I will comment on what they need to improve: 1st change toilet seats they are old and look horrible when you have everything else perfect in room. Another comment would be to have a different shower head because it had hardly any water coming out, and most people like a good flow . Next, since you have a rocky beach, you could install a small area (8x20)of sand and a few chairs for guests to sit in right by the water, because right now there is no such place ...just medium size rocks. Lastly, a lunch menu with varied items under $16.00, instead of hamburger for 22.00. Just my opinion, but I know other guests have commented on this and it would lead to a 10/10.
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Date of stay: July 2020
3 Helpful votes
Ronald P wrote a review Aug 2019
65 contributions16 helpful votes
Beautiful setting, we sat on the deck overlooking the lake and boat docks. Very picturesque, only negative was there were some hornets(yellow jackets) swarming. They get active in August but we switched some seats and that seem to help. We had fish tacos, chicken salad and the seafood salad. Fish tacos were made with halibut and were very good. Salads were good but not outstanding. Overall very nice lunch considering the setting and service. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2019
juttabw wrote a review Mar 2019
Phoenix, Arizona64 contributions13 helpful votes
We found this place by chance when driving around Lake Tahoe. What a great place. Delicious food, great service and a view to die for sitting on the pier. They offer water taxi for boaters. Great to watch from the pier. Can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled
Ryan wrote a review Dec 2018
Sacramento, California19 contributions38 helpful votes
Stayed in the Sugar Pine Pointe Suite for two nights for my best friend's wedding. This room was AMAZING. It had a separate bedroom with slight water views and private bathroom with a lounge with beach/pier views and another private bathroom. Not only was the venue perfect for a wedding, the service amenities and accommodations were spot on as well. I gave my room to the groomsmen to get ready the day of because it was so spacious and they loved it. It was the perfect size for them to get together in and get ready.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Room Tip: The views in the Sugar Pine suite were amazing.
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2 Helpful votes
ChezMJ wrote a review Aug 2018
California27 contributions22 helpful votes
This is a great restaurant for outdoor dining on lake Tahoe. the pier is lighted and the ambience lovely. New chef and great menu. Indoor cozy in the winter. Service was attentive but no rushing and good information on the food choices.
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Date of stay: August 2018
lildoeandbucko wrote a review Aug 2018
incline village nv55 contributions23 helpful votes
It is a great restaurant on the lake. . I have been there several times and waiters are attentive and the food is delicious. You can dine on the pier inside or outside. in the summer outside or on the pier. I have stayed at Homewood rResort since I was 5 years old. The west shore has taken it over.The resort is gone.
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Date of stay: July 2018
$467 - $636 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Shore Cafe and Inn
Which popular attractions are close to West Shore Cafe and Inn?
Nearby attractions include Sugar Pine State Park (2.8 miles), Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (1.6 miles), and Homewood Mountain Resort (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at West Shore Cafe and Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at West Shore Cafe and Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at West Shore Cafe and Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at West Shore Cafe and Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West Shore Cafe and Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fire Sign Cafe, Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge, and Spoon.
Does West Shore Cafe and Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, West Shore Cafe and Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is West Shore Cafe and Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Homewood.
Are there any historical sites close to West Shore Cafe and Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (6.2 miles).
Does West Shore Cafe and Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is West Shore Cafe and Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.