Hip, funky and affordable, the Basecamp Hotel is a top boutique addition to the South Lake Tahoe scene. Opened in summer 2012 after a thorough overhaul, the hotel was named one of the Best New Mountain Resorts in 2013 by Travel + Leisure, and now rocks a summer-camp-chic vibe, with fire pits for nightly s’mores and a rooftop hot tub (open until 10pm).
The hotel is just five minutes on foot to the Heavenly Gondola lifts and to the private Lakeside Beach (where guests get free access). There are big-name casinos just across the road, and Heavenly Mountain Resort is a 10-minute drive away, where you'll find restaurants, a cinema and an outdoor ice rink (November-April). In warmer months, there's hiking in the Desolation Wilderness or on the Lam Watah Trail, and golf at the nearby Bijou Park and Zephyr Cove Park courses.
Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast are complimentary at the hotel, and s'mores kits are handed out in the lobby to toast over the fire. There's no on-site restaurant, but they do a communal dinner on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30pm (pre-bookings required, charges apply). There's also a small bar in the lobby, serving local microbrews, wine and gourmet hot chocolate, and the happy hour (daily, 3-6pm) is excellent, with half-priced beer and wine.
Cabin-style rooms have an outdoorsy theme -- think tent stakes for luggage racks, tarpaulins hung behind the bed as a headboard and camping motifs on the shower curtains. Fridges or mini bars aren't provided, but there's a cool box filled with ice to keep drinks chilled. Most rooms don’t have air conditioning, although they do provide fans (this is not uncommon in Lake Tahoe), and there are no elevators, so request a room on the ground floor if you have mobility issues.
From the press:
"Wes Anderson called -- he wants his set back. With their Coleman
lantern-style lamps and other nostalgic camping artifacts, the comfy rooms
manage coziness and kitschy chic without veering into twee or fussy (or depriving
you of a flat-screen TV)" -- The New York
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / checkout
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Kitchenette in some rooms
Outdoor space for some rooms
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible path of travel
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Children ages 16 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Any additional older children or adults are charged $30 per person per night when using existing beds.
Child's cot/crib available free of charge for children under 2.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Basecamp Hotel guestrooms are not designed to accommodate rollaway beds.
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges will apply.
Basecamp Hotel does allow pets in designated rooms. There will be a one time pet fee of $40 which applies to animals 50 lbs. or less. Please contact Basecamp Hotel directly for questions about pets over 50 lbs. Dogs must be attended to at all times and cannot be left alone in the room.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
hotel is an hour by car from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and there's free parking available.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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