We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Simplicity perfected”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Basecamp South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #13 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Cary, North Carolina
Level Contributor
53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Simplicity perfected”
Reviewed 4 February 2013 via mobile

This hotel provides everything you need and nothing you don't. This 50's motel was completely renovated and opened last summer. Rooms are clean and new. A basic breakfast is included. I love the base camp decor! Its just a cool place. Rooms have various bed options, we stayed in a room w/ bunk beds, perfect for our guys ski trip. Hot tub after long day of skiing was perfect. Six minute walk to the Heavenly Gondola and restaurants. Two minute walk to casinos. Staff was helpful and friendly. Ill stay here again when I return to Tahoe.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank familyOnTheeGo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,013 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    554
    268
    113
    52
    26
See reviews for
329
393
44
27
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (121)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2013 via mobile

We normally stay in one of the big chain hotels but saw this one and thought we'd give it a try. We stayed in the Great Outdoors room with the tent. Room was nicely done with the camping atmosphere. My only complaint with the room was that it was a little dark and needed more light to see. The front desk quickly added a floor lamp which solved the problem. The breakfast could use a bit more variety and include some fruit. After eating the same oatmeal and bagels for 4 days we were ready for a change. Good coffee, tea, and bar selections after a nice day skiing. Hotel staff were very nice and helpful. Hot tub is a bit on the small side and use an update but served the purpose. The decor was cool and nicely done. Located close to the Heavenly gondola it was an easy walk. We recommend giving it a try.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Bsaikins
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

We read the reviews and came prepared to eat breakfast elsewhere, but I can promise you the breakfast is AWESOME (unless you think a Continental b-fast involves a chef flipping custom omelettes..in which case, get a grip). We ended up staying 9 nights and can promise if you stay here once, you will NOT stay anywhere else. Has a bed/breakfast trendy feel. Oh you want to know when happy hour is? It's whenever you want. Oh you want popcorn with that lobby movie (that you picked out on Netflix)? No prob. You want s'mores for the patio bonfire? It's on the way. Every hotel on the planet needs to be as unique as Basecamp. That's all..and we miss it already-Nikky & Brian

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank nikkywilliams
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Francisco
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2013

What a great ski lodge for hanging with friends and enjoying an apres ski around the firepit outside the lobby or inside on their massive leather couches. The rooms are very well decorated and feel like you are in South Lake Tahoe. Oh and not to mention you are only a block away from Stateline at the Casinos.

I will definitely return on my next ski trip this weekend!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jboldemann
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
94022
Level Contributor
224 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Our family of 4 stated here for two nights. The hotel was clean. Service was friendly. We would recommend it to friends. Please note that this is an old motel converted to a stylish hotel. The basic parking, room layout and buildings are not changed, just the deco are upgraded.

GOOD:
- Very close to the Heavenly Village so there are many food choices nearby
- Clean room and bathroom. Good service. Modern computer check-in/out.
- Excellent breakfast

BAD:
- This is still a bit far to walk if you are on ski boots. Snowboarding boots are definitely OK. 8-)
- The heat is a big temperamental. We needed to work the control a few times before it turns on/off.
- The spa area was icy and very slippery, be careful.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank my8286432
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

We checked in on New Year's Day, arriving around 3 PM and the front desk staff told us that check in time was 4 pm......so we went to Sand Harbor to kill the time. We came back to hotel around 6 PM but they told us that our room was not ready yet. Their excuses were, not enough people to do the housekeeping due to New Year's Eve ???? We were tired, cold, and really this wasn't what we expected after reading the reviews from Tripadvisor. The front desk staff didn't even offer any complimentary, just left us sitting and waiting. BTW we were not the only guests who complained. On top of that our next door seemed to have a party and turned the music so loud till 3 AM and we're not able to sleep. Called operator twice to notify but nobody answered the phone :-( Parking was not easy either. Nice and very clean hotel but bad service.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank lovesusu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Solothurn, Switzerland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2013

I love bascamps whole design and interior. It has a cozy lounge with fireplace and super cool couches, the bar and eating area is a bit small but also super stylish. The breakfast has healthy offers lime oatmeal and granola aswell as pastry, great teas and coffee. The room is very comfy and of course stylish. The shutter makes it very dark so no problem with all the lights from outside. A good heater and a big bathroom waited for our winterstay.. The only bad thing was having the room underneath the stairs, was pretty noisy with all the snowboots. The hottub and fire ares outside are nice place to hang after a day in the snow. Its very close to everything..
The staff is super helpfull and friendly, thanks :)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank evajones a
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these South Lake Tahoe hotels
1.5 mi away
Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
#12 of 66 in South Lake Tahoe
890 reviews
0.3 mi away
Grand Residences by Marriott, Tahoe - 1 to 3 bedrooms & Pent.
Grand Residences by Marriott, Ta...
#9 of 66 in South Lake Tahoe
872 reviews
0.2 mi away
Stardust Lodge
Stardust Lodge
#4 of 66 in South Lake Tahoe
1,059 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 mi away
Deerfield Lodge at Heavenly
Deerfield Lodge at Heavenly
#1 of 66 in South Lake Tahoe
397 reviews
1.8 mi away
Hotel Azure
Hotel Azure
#15 of 66 in South Lake Tahoe
838 reviews
0.3 mi away
Marriott's Timber Lodge
Marriott's Timber Lodge
#10 of 66 in South Lake Tahoe
1,070 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Basecamp South Lake Tahoe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Basecamp South Lake Tahoe

Property: Basecamp South Lake Tahoe
Address: 4143 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6952 (Formerly Basecamp Hotel)
Phone Number:
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#7 On the Beach Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#8 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#12 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Basecamp South Lake Tahoe 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Basecamp South Lake Tahoe is a 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Ebookers, Priceline, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., HRS, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Basecamp South Lake Tahoe reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Block Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Block Hotel Lake Tahoe
Block Lake Tahoe

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing