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“Impeccably Clean, Great Location & Amazing Sunsets!”
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Firelite Lodge
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Tahoe Vista
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Immediately upon walking into the reception area, it is easy to sense this family's pride in their hotel... You are directly across the street from the lake with several restaurants and a pizza place within walking distance. All of kings beach is within walking distance for those with a bit more energy, or literally a 1 minute drive. North Shore casinos are maybe a 3 minute drive. Tahoe City is about a 10 minute drive.

If you are browsing for a place to stay in or near Kings Beach, and you want a clean, quiet and safe location, this is your place. There are a TON of Slum-Lord ownd 'motels' in Kings Beach that are DIRTY and DISGUSTING. The Firelight is the exact opposite as it is clean, was recently remodeled and run by a very nice and attentive family that want you to enjoy their property as much as they do.

They also have a small cabin for rent for families or larger groups (call and ask about availability) that my family (3 adults & 3 children) stayed in and it was BEAUTIFUL!

Last thing here... If you can get a top floor room, you will have an unobstructed view of the sunset over Lake Tahoe... Sitting up on a top balcony with a glass of wine watching the colors fade from blue to pink to yellow, purple,violet and beyond was the highlight of getting to stay with Pete and Beata at the Firelite Lodge.

Great for summer beach trips to Tahoe (Stand Up Paddleboard and kayak rentals across the street) and a great location for snowboarding whether you will ride Northstar, Diamond peak, Squaw, Alpine or Homewood... Great access to all of the North Shore!

For 'fitness center' you can walk across the street and rent paddleboards, they rent bikes in the summer or just walk up the street behind the lodge and hike to your heart's content through the regional park... You can even reach the Tahoe Rim Trail if you are extremely ambitious.

Love this place and I look forward to returning as it is the only place we will stay on the north shore!

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor room with a lake-view and a balcony. OMG! The views of the sunsets from the ro...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Overall, we really enjoyed out stay at Firelite Lodge. We were in Tahoe with our two kids, so the two bedroom king with pull out twin sofa was very convenient, as was the little kitchenette (which is really just a sink, fridge, microwave and countertop, but it was great for storing and preparing snacks.) The free breakfast was very basic: waffles, toast, cereal, muffins, fruit salad, coffee and juice. It got the job done. Our room had a nice covered gas fireplace in it, which was awesome for warming up at after a long day of sledding. The bathroom had been recently renovated and was really nice- and they give you a huge pile of towels! One of my favorite parts was that after driving all afternoon to get to Tahoe we were arriving after 10pm, so the confirmation email said to call. We did, and they gave us our room number over the phone. We arrived to an unlocked room that had the heat turned on and the keys waiting for us on the table. It was so nice to just go into the warm room, unload the car and go to bed without the hassle of having to check in. My one complaint: the beds are awful. Really, really uncomfortable. Despite that, we would probably stay here again if we were with the kids.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

The room that we stayed was very nice and clean. A carpet was new. It looked like the hotel rooms were recently remodeled. The bathroom was shiny. A gas fireplace in a room is used as a heater at the same time. It was quiet at night. Location is great. The lake is just across a street.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed two nights and had a large light airy room with balcony and lake view. There was also a fireplace and a small kitchenette area.
There was a complimentary breakfast in the lobby each morning.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

This was one of our best stays in California, the lady gave us a wonderful room with a view of the lake, and a lovely fire in the evenings, we stayed for three nights and loved it. Very clean and spacious. Breakfast was cramped but very good, fresh fruit salad! Great location in a quiet pretty area, we walked the beach and climbed the hills and the sun shone every day. Wonderful.
Thank you.

Room Tip: Upstairs lake view.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Right across the street from a good beach in Tahoe Vista. Would stay there again. Nothing fancy, but included a breakfast in the lobby and we used the hot tub and pool. Bed was firm, got a bit warm one night, but used the fan and that helped a lot.
The staff allowed us to use their hiking book. Went on numerous wonderful hikes. Rented kayaks from vendor on beach across from motel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Firelite Lodge provided us with a nice clean room, great location at a reasonable price. We will definately stay there again but we will make sure to get one of the rooms that face towards the lake with the small balcony.

Room Tip: Choose room on third floor facing lake with balcony if possible.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Firelite Lodge

Address: 7035 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe Vista
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Tahoe Vista
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tahoe Vista
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Tahoe Vista
Price Range: $99 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Firelite Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Firelite Lodge resides directly across from a sandy beach and small marina, allowing our guests great views and access to Lake Tahoe. Kayak, Stand-Up Paddle board rental and sailing school/rental located at the beach. North Tahoe Regional Park is located less than 1 mile from the lodge. Great starting point to hiking and mountain biking. Mountain bike rental located at the property. Outdoor hot spa and seasonal swimming pool. All guest rooms are equipped with gas fireplaces, microwave ovens, refrigerators, coffee makers, 42" TV's with premium programming: 5 HBO and 4 ESPN channels, Blue-Ray DVD players. Bathrooms include full size tub/shower combination and hair dryer. WiFi and Continental Breakfast is included in our room rate. 100% Non smoking lodge. No pets allowed. ... more   less 
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