Lakeside Inn & Casino

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Why We Love It

  • Low-rise inn that provides a more personal service than the larger casinos
  • Two reasonably priced restaurants on site
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and free shuttles to Heavenly Mountain Resort
  • No resort fees

Enjoyed This
(34 Member Ratings)
"Non smoking room"
Aug 31, 2017
American Canyon, CA, USA


Map & Directions

The hotel is an hour drive from Reno International Airport. It is 2 hours from Sacramento and 4.5 hours from San Francisco. 

Rooms & Rates

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Lakeside Inn is centrally located in South Lake Tahoe, a half-mile from the California-Nevada border. It is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and is close to ski resorts, a number of hiking trails and the lake. It is also in the middle of all of the gambling action. This inn is a favorite among locals thanks to its mountain-resort community vibe. 

This casino has it all -- slots, blackjack, craps, roulette and live action poker. On Fridays, $1,100 in free play is given between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Inquire about Friday Freebies upon arrival.

Fill up in the morning at the two restaurants on property with a hearty breakfast that doesn't break the bank. For dinner, head to The Timbers restaurant for American fare and spectacular views of the Sierras and Mount Tallac. 

From the press: 
  • "The property has simple, attractive accommodations in two-story motel-style buildings separate from the casino" -- Fodor's



  • Bar
  • Casino
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3:30pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Minimum age to check in is 21 years of age with a valid form of ID.
Children not allowed in the casino. Cribs are not available. Extra bed available on request and in the king bed rooms only; free of charge.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $40 per night on checkout. Must be leashed on property. Must coordinate service time with housekeeping.

Cancellation: 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(34 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Lakeside Inn and Casino over the past 15 months.
3.7 Ambiance
4.4 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Non smoking room
Patty Aug 31, 2017 American Canyon, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and food was good once we got some and the type of slot machines
Other Comments
No air conditioning in casino the whole time. One night turned away from Latin Soul for dinner not enough cooks and the TV quit working . Also check in man said no breakfast coupons but a very nice blonde girl fixed that
Kim Jul 27, 2017 Northridge, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We really enjoyed our stay at Lakeside inn! The rooms were clean and the location is great! We all loved the walking paths near by!
DEANNA Jun 24, 2017 Stockton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
They have two great restaurants.
Other Comments
Even though this is an older hotel, the rooms were clean, staff was great, and we had a nice relaxing time.
Darlene Jun 03, 2017 Modesto, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Being able to walk to the beach and Stateline.
Other Comments
The room was clean. The bed was decent. However, the facility itself needs a lot of TLC. On the back side which I room faced, the steps were deteriorating, plants dead and weeds. It looks tired.
Brenda May 26, 2017 Lincoln, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Private, price, friendly local feel
Hohepa Apr 16, 2017 Waterford West, QLD, Australia
Enjoyed Most
Service, location, room quality and Latin Soul restaurant -- excellent. Also, good deal when you get a casino card.
Rita Apr 05, 2017 Oakland, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Missy at front desk was great and meals in the Timbers were all good.
Other Comments
One night we were told there was a wait at the restaurant and put on a list. Were never called and after a drink we went back over to find a pretty empty restaurant to get seated.
Jennifer Feb 26, 2017 McMinnville, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
Front desk personnel (Sabrina and Les were great) and Timbers restaurant.
Timothy Feb 25, 2017 Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everyone was very polite and the complimentary coupons were great.
Other Comments
Location, cleanliness,decor, great staff.
Judy Feb 19, 2017 HANFORD, CA, USA

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