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955 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 06/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 7 hotels in Tahoe City
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Basecamp Tahoe City is a boutique hotel built for exploring the incredible lakes, trails, and mountains in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Our accommodations are located in the heart of Tahoe City, a short 5 minute walk to the lake and right here in Downtown Tahoe City. Our 24 stylish rooms are designed for adventure and relaxation seekers alike, with the amenities and style of a modern resort, but at more reasonable prices. Come stay with us and let our Basecamp Hotel lodging be your springboard for your Lake Tahoe adventure.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Outdoor fireplace
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mikaela O wrote a review Jul 22
Roseville, California65 contributions39 helpful votes
My family and I stayed here recently and enjoyed the hotel. The room is well-sized with plenty of space to put luggage and other belongings. The bathroom and shower were a bit small, but there is nothing we could do about that. The hotel is also right across the street from Safeway and CVS, which was very convenient. It is also really close to several restaurants, shops, and the nearby Commons Beach. It is pretty expensive for the two nights we stayed there, but that is to be expected of Tahoe. There is a grab-and-go breakfast option in the morning, but it started too late for us to use this service.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for the kind words Mikaela! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and our close proximity to the best of Lake Tahoe, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Allison M wrote a review Jun 2021
Los Angeles, California50 contributions11 helpful votes
Loved the location and decor at this rustic hotel. I had the basecamp king and it was a smaller room but comfortable. The shower was tiny and smelled a bit like mildew but it was functional. The windows were newer and opened and closed easily which was great to get fresh air. The decor was adorable and camp-cute. Outdoor space was inviting and I loved that they had corn hole and games... even though things aren't up and running because of covid. They offered oatmeal and granola bars, but I did not partake. The hotel is in walking distance to shops, restaurants and lake access and trails. Very nice area and decent value. I would come back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from kaitlyn gullixson, Marketing at Basecamp Tahoe City
Responded Jun 7, 2021
Hi Allison. Thank you for the review of your recent stay here at Basecamp. I am so glad you had a great time and enjoyed our decor and close proximity to the best of Tahoe City. Thanks again for your kind words and I hope your travels bring you back this way soon!
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Moderndaytravelette wrote a review Nov 2020
Chicago, Illinois92 contributions29 helpful votes
Adorable rooms and area. Views of the lake and mountains plus just a walk across the street to be at the shore. Comfortable bed and stunning high ceilings. Clean & spacious for two but unfortunately Covid has some of the lounge areas closed. Totally understandable but definitely creates a different experience. Current there is no dine in at any restaurants on the California side. The hotel also doesn't allow lounging in the reception area or common areas unless you have booked to use the common area for one hour per day. Again totally understandable but wish I had this information before booking. Working remotely and we both needed desk space. The to only comes with one which was fine until we found out we had to reserve the commons area in advance and just for an hour a day. Have every intention to return after the pandemic to get the full experience.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 21, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review of your recent stay here at Basecamp! I am so glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your visit. COVID-19 has changed some of operations and offerings and we appreciate your understanding while we navigate through this crazy time. I hope your travels bring you back this way soon, when us, and all of Tahoe City can return to our normal ways.
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Susan O wrote a review Oct 2020
Ojai, California27 contributions13 helpful votes
The staff is very welcoming and friendly and I'm sure the Covid situation isn't helping cash flow, but the place needs some serious TLC. It doesn't take a lot of money to re-caulk the showers, plant some grasses or pots and clean the carpets. It felt depressed in general. Our bedding didn't fit the mattress, there was mold in the shower and you could hear everything in the next room. The water was hot though, so there's that. The potential is there but it's unfortunately a step up from camping at this point.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Kaitlyn Gullixson, Marketing at Basecamp Tahoe City
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us about your recent stay at Basecamp. We always value feedback that can help us improve our operations. I am terribly sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. While it is always our goal to create raving fans of Basecamp by providing amazing guest service in a great location, we missed the mark with your stay. We will pass along your feedback to our maintenance department so we can begin making the necessary improvements needed. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you would like to discuss your stay in greater detail.
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Pasotravel wrote a review Sep 2020
San Luis Obispo County, California64 contributions27 helpful votes
We visit Tahoe City about 3 times a year. A last minute trip prompted us to give Basecamp a try. It was reasonably priced mid week. We stayed for a couple of days and checked out early. The room had nice high ceilings. The carpet was extremely dirty and stained. The bathroom very small and tight. Bed was comfortable. They have a nice lobby and small bar and sitting area. They take dogs which is nice. John at the front desk was very nice. The other guy who worked there all the rest of the time consistently took a 1 hour break right at happy hour until 6:30, locking up the entire front and he was not friendly at all. He also came back and shut down the firepits John turned on for all of the guest sitting outside citing it was a city fire ordinance. It was a gas firepit, so not really sure what that was about. The upper deck has a firepit too which also remained off at all times at night during cool evenings. The grass area has benches, but all the grass and landscaping is dead so it is a fine powdery dirt that gets all over. Not really appealing. This place has a ton of potential. Right on the edge of cool, but just missing the mark on ambience and customer service. Basecamp was also the last place I used my credit card, which is only used for hotels and exactly one week later my card had a strange credit from a NY hotel (never visited) and then had a 5K charge to Home Depot on line at 4 AM. I caught the fraudulent charge so all is okay. They had my email, phone number, and credit card numbers. Strange. I have no idea if it is connected, but I had zero charges on that card from the time of checkout until the fraudulent charge.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Kaitlyn Gullixson, Marketing at Basecamp Tahoe City
Responded Sep 21, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us about your recent stay at Basecamp. We always value feedback that can help us improve our operations. I am terribly sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. While it is always our goal to create raving fans of Basecamp by providing amazing guest service in a great location, we missed the mark with your stay. In regards to the fire pit, each day we contact the local fire department to see if it's a red flag day or not. If it's not, our fire pits are permissible since they run on propane. On red flag days, they do ban the use of all fire including gas, charcoal, & wood. So I would assume we got word that a red flag warning had been put in place, so unfortunately use of the fire pits would not have been allowed. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you would like to discuss your stay in greater detail. Thank you for giving Basecamp Tahoe City a chance and we hope you'll consider visiting us again in the future.
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PRICE RANGE
$140 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lake of the sky motor hotel tahoe city, lake of the sky hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Aviva Inn
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaLake Tahoe (California)Tahoe City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Basecamp Tahoe City
Which popular attractions are close to Basecamp Tahoe City?
Nearby attractions include Tahoe City Chocolates (0.2 miles), Sips (0.2 miles), and Watson Cabin Living Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Basecamp Tahoe City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Basecamp Tahoe City?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Basecamp Tahoe City?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Basecamp Tahoe City?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Basecamp Tahoe City?
Conveniently located restaurants include Christy Hill Restaurant, Rosie's Cafe, and Jake's On The Lake.
Is Basecamp Tahoe City located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Tahoe City.
Are pets allowed at Basecamp Tahoe City?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Basecamp Tahoe City?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (2.7 miles).
Is Basecamp Tahoe City accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.