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Basecamp South Lake Tahoe
Ranked #15 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

It was our first stay, but definitely not our last. The rooms were cute and clean. Hotel staff were friendly and knowledgable about the area. It was centrally located in South Lake Tahoe and we were easily able to walk to the Heavenly Gondola. Loved the outside fire pits and wished we had brought suits to enjoy the hot tub. Only complaint would be that the walls were a little thin and my husband was annoyed to hear our neighbors come home at 3am.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

We stayed here after purchasing an online deal for Basecamp through another company. We booked for a particular weekend in December, then realized we already had plans, and called to change our reservation to the weekend following. When we arrived, it turned out our reservation had never been changed in their booking system and they had marked us as a "no-show". Even though we booked at a discounted price through another company, the desk attendant was very empathetic and eager to help. She spent a few minutes problem-solving and talking to her manager, and then offered us a free upgrade to their awesome "Great Indoors" room. (There is a tent over the bed, a faux fire pit, etc.) We loved the room and the service-they even sent us up some sparkling wine as another apology for the mix up. We also thoroughly enjoyed the group dinner. They offer fondue & a daily special (both delicious!) around a large table with other guests. We enjoyed chatting with the young crowd--it had a cozy, authentic mountain feel. Their complimentary breakfast is good and the large leather couches by the fire place are a great place to relax. Did I mention it's walking distance to the Heavenly Gondola? The hot tub could use some upgrading & more heat in the bathrooms would be nice, but overall it is a fun, unique spot for a ski weekend. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

We have stayed here twice already this ski season and both times had a perfect stay. As new comers to Tahoe we really appreciated the friendly staff, keen to share their love and knowledge of the area - whether it is how many layers to wear on the slopes or the best runs on Kirkwood. Nicely designed, comfy log fire lounge, less than 10 min walk (in ski boots) to Heavenly gondola and the tastiest breakfast.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

My 10 year old said, "mom why can't we stay in a regular hotel?" If you are looking for a hotel that you can find in any town anywhere, than this may not be the best place for you. This place is fun, unique and inspiring. It's clean, modern, staffed with helpful knowledgeable people. One of my favorite parts is that almost half of the people I met did not come from the US; France, New Zealand, UK. It has a lodge-y feel with all the comforts, very reasonably priced good beer and wine at a small bar. Large couches to spend the evening reading. An outdoor fire pit with s'mores available. On Saturday night we had dinner and it was excellent. Raclette, fondue, and stew!

We're definitely planning a trip back, no Holiday Inn Express for us. We told our 10-year old, when she's a grown up she can choose her own hotel, we'll stick with Basecamp.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

All you need for you ski trip is here. Location close enough to the ski resort, comfortable rooms, pleasant breakfast and personnel always available for advice. We tried also the heated pool on the roof, very nice.
One small remark only: the heating system is a real thunderstorm as it turnes on: we heated the room, and then turned it off for the night

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

Location, service, comfort, style. This place gets it. And a hot tub facing the mountain for apré ski? Done.

Everyone at Basecamp is friendly and eager to help. I remember the place before it was bought by the new owners and remodeled. Completely night and day. They meshed modern comforts with the feel of the wooden mountain cabin. Can't wait to go back!

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Reviewed 5 March 2013

Basecamp is the ideal respite from the craziness of city life! My husband and I stayed with our three year old daughter for 4 nights. The location is ideal -- close to the villagw and the mountain and ski school. The rooms are a mix of four seasons style comforts ie the beds are ridiculously comfortable and sheets seem to be of 1000+ thread count variety but the hotel has a casual vibe.

We didn't come to meet new friends but we couldnt help but engage with a very interesting and eclectic group of travelers during the delicious communal dinners and breakfasts and fires for making smores in the evenings.

I recommended Basecamp to all sorts of travelers from those with children to the hip 20-30 yo looking for a fun weekend! At Basecamp those crowds are not mutually exclusive.

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Additional Information about Basecamp South Lake Tahoe

Address: 4143 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6952 (Formerly Basecamp Hotel)
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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: £81 - £256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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Also Known As:
The Block Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Block Hotel Lake Tahoe
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