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Basecamp South Lake Tahoe

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Summer camp-chic ambiance with fire pits for nightly s’mores
  • Happy hour takes place daily in the Beer Garden with live music every night
  • Five-minute walk to the beach and to the gondola lift for rides to the slopes

Enjoyed This
"Basecamp is a fun experience. The brewery on-site with live music, their roof-top seating areas, S'more treats, and free breakfast make this a great place to stay for a very reasonable rate."
Oct 11, 2019 - Benicia, CA, USA
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Hip, funky and affordable, the Basecamp Hotel is a boutique addition to the South Lake Tahoe scene. The hotel is just a five-minute stroll to the Heavenly Gondola lifts and to the lake where guests get free access to the private Lakeside Beach. There are big-name casinos just across the road, and Heavenly Mountain Resort is also a five-minute walk 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.

Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily in the Beer Garden, and s’mores are also available on Fridays and Saturdays on the Lobby Deck from 7-9 p.m. During summer months, the hotel offers rooftop yoga at 9 a.m. every Sunday through Labour Day (mats provided). "Happy Camper Hour" is available every day from 4-6 p.m. It is a family-friendly take on happy hour, featuring camp-themed games and complimentary snacks in the summer and a gourmet hot chocolate bar in the winter. Regular happy hour still takes place daily in the Beer Garden with live music every night, which includes a selection of craft beer as well as brews from South of North Brewing Co., the on-site brewery open daily from 2-10 p.m.

Cabin-style rooms have an outdoorsy theme -- think tent stakes for gear racks, tarpaulins hung behind the bed as a headboard and camping motifs on the shower curtains. Fridges are provided and there’s a mini cooler box filled with ice to keep drinks chilled. Most rooms don’t have air conditioning, though 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.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Private beach
  • Roof terrace
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services Bike rentals are seasonal.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


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


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra beds are not available.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$40 plus tax per pet per stay.

Specific rooms only, restricions apply. Please contact the hotel ahead of arrival at (530) 208-0180).

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(29 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Basecamp Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.4 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
3.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Basecamp is a fun experience. The brewery on-site with live music, their roof-top seating areas, S'more treats, and free breakfast make this a great place to stay for a very reasonable rate.
Jane Oct 11, 2019 Benicia, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The bed was comfortable.
Other Comments
Location and very different than pictures and amenities greatly exaggerated.
Larry Oct 11, 2019 Coarsegold, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The location of the hotel was excellent. Our room was clean and comfortable. Couldn't ask for more! The only negative I would mention is that the grassy/firepit area shown in the ad does not exist. There is an area with many more firepits and chairs, and a couple of outdoor games, but the area is covered in bark. Not as attractive, but enjoyable.
Kathleen Oct 09, 2019 Santa Maria, CA, USA
Other Comments
Dog friendly
Tin Nai Oct 01, 2019 East Palo alto, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Space is well done, location is walkable.
Other Comments
Staff all seemed new and poorly trained. House keeping would come into room without knocking.
Adelaida Oct 01, 2019 San Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Basecamp was an interesting place. We loved all the open space, the fire pits available anytime. There was live music most nights, which was nice!
Other Comments
We were told we asked for a 'animal-friendly' room, which we did not. We don't have a pet. We were told we still had to take the room. I did not being stuck in the part of the hotel used for pet owners. I would have hoped they would have seen their mistake and worked harder at getting us a room not in the pet area. We were there in an off season , during the middle of the week (3 nights). ...
Richard Sep 29, 2019 Capitola, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice clean rooms but very small. Looks like a recent remodel. The desk people were fantastic. The breakfast was boring.
Robert Sep 25, 2019 Paradise, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Park your car because it's easy access to everything. Hotel has done a great job with the upkeep and updating. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
Alice Sep 18, 2019 Lincoln, CA, USA
Other Comments
Outside area is wonderful!
Hester Sep 15, 2019 Stockton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The bed was soft.
Other Comments
Lack of enough hot water to take a shower or even wash my face; loud music coming from the so-called beer garden until 10 pm; a breakfast "buffet" that failed to include any kind of meat, hot food, or juice; a breakfast room that was being simultaneously blasted with loud music and the sound of a TV show.
Maureen Sep 11, 2019 Walnut Creek, CA, USA

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