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“Brilliant fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Camp Richardson Resort

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Camp Richardson Resort
Ranked #27 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Reading, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Brilliant fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We only went here to rent a speedboat from the marina which is the second time we have done this from here. The team are all excellent and offer you great advice for the trip and to ensure you do not da,age the boat which will cost you. Just take the advice it is well worth it. We only had an hour and a quarter but more than enough time to go round Emarald Isle which we stopped at and swam around in which was amazing. The beach here is also very good and a great place to relax in. Well worth the time and good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, NV
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96 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were not staying at this property but wanted to check it out for maybe a future place to stay next trip. We walked the grounds and beach. It was crowded for a Monday. We didn't find the atmosphere relaxing at all. We waited about 30 minutes to get a table in the restaurant. Ate outside at a front table on the deck. The food and service were average. The lobster and shrimp in my Po-Boy sandwich were overly deep fried. My husband enjoyed his Philly cheesesteak much more. Two people started playing volleyball on the beach 4 feet in front of our table while we were eating which was more than a little annoying. Vote still out on whether we will return to this one.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

As part of our California trip we stopped off at this site for a couple if days.
The place itselve is in a stunning location.
We stayed in the main hotel which was compact & clean. Problem was the squeaky floor boards. The people upstairs sounded like they were dancing from very early hours of the morning.
There is also a limited choice of food & drinking places with in walking distance.
The main bar & grill only allow you to sit outside if you order food.
I like eating inside (because of flys) & then sitting outside for a drink. It was very packed so you needed to book.
The small gift store/cafe did a nice sandwich which we took on a bike ride. I can recommed that, the cycling paths are well maintained. The lakes really are stunning.
We also took a trip on the Rum runner. Really did not get the point, you pay $39 each for an 1 1/2 with no information on the lake & a charge of $8 for the so called rum runner cocktail.
I would go back again (if i was in this part of the world agsin) but would recommend booking really early & getting a cabin.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
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164 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

My family spent summers in Lake Tahoe for years and one of my best memories has always been Beacons Restaurant at Camp Richardson for Rum Runners.
No other restaurant in Tahoe,CA..or anywhere else makes a rum runner like Beacons. Add the amazing calamari( long strips of calamari steak)....and great burgers....and oh..the view. You are right on the beach...hard to find a better view. There is sand in your shoes!!
Very very crowded on weekends...lots of toung afults...but go during the week when it is a little quieter. You will love it. Remember to have a rum runner and calamari!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Barbara4797
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

We have heard about this place for years so we finally went there this year. Camp Richardson says they have a no pet policy and it is strict. We left our 2 little dogs at a kennel to follow the rules and the first day in the camp site I saw at least 5 dogs. They do not come around and check, on what is going on in the camp sites.
The potty's on the beach were over the top and could not even use them,very nasty.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank deeder024
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

We had the most amazing wedding at Camp Richardson. We had the entire resort to ourselves for the weekend, no time restrictions, amazing staff, great food, beautiful lake wedding, reasonable price for a wedding/reception on the lake. The coordinator May was incredible, if she still works there. I would highly recommend Camp Rich for a lake wedding!!! We are constantly told how we had the best most comfortable wedding 3 years later. I would love to return there for an anniversary party! Thanks Camp Rich!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, California, USA
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116 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

have not been here a friend told me about this place and wanted my other Tripadvisor friends that did not known to find out. we are planning to go here this year or next and will give a better insite of this place

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Camp Richardson Resort

Property: Camp Richardson Resort
Address: 1900 Jameson Beach Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic year-round resort secluded in old-growth forest on 125 acres adjacent to Lake Tahoe's longest stretch of sandy beach, features 26 hotel rooms, 7 motel rooms, 43 cabins (19 year-round), the 7-bedroom Richardson House, 100 RV sites and 200 tent campsites. Property amenities include a General Store & Cafe, the Beacon Bar & Grill lakeside restaurant, Mountain Sports Center (bicycling in summer, X-C skiing & snowshoeing in winter), as well as seasonal full-service Marina, Ice Cream Parlor and Coffee & Confectionery shop. Horseback riding is available 0.2 miles north. ... more   less 
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Camp Richardson Lake Tahoe

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