Truckee, CA

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Allie Paver
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • This uber-luxe resort has elegant rooms, a huge spa and ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes
  • Big rooms come with a marble bathroom, soaker tub, gas fireplace and a balcony with views of the mountains or the pool
  • Three heated pools and three Jacuzzis are open year round
  • Fun kid-friendly activities include nightly s'mores around the fire pit and indoor camping packages 

"Castle-like luxury" -- Frommer's


Map & Directions

This hotel is 60 minutes from the airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $70 one-way.

Rooms & Rates

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The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe is arguably the swankiest resort in the area, home to a massive, upscale spa, three acclaimed restaurants, heated pools and Jacuzzis open year round, and enough outdoor activities and hiking trails to satisfy the most seasoned adventure seeker. 

Rooms are a good size for families, and elegantly styled, with marble bathrooms, deep soaker tubs, gas fireplaces and balconies with views of the mountains or the big pool area. Modern technologies include iPod docking stations and sleek TVs. Nothing here is free however, with fees for Wi-Fi, mandatory valet parking and a resort fee, some guests might begin to accurately feel a bit nickel and dimed.

Despite the seemingly endless fees, this hotel is really the best of the best when it comes to ski vacations: ski-in/ski-out access and gondola transportation to Northstar-at-Tahoe, nightly s'mores around the fire pit, indoor camping and activity programs for kids, and even the quintessential ski lodge experience of taking in gorgeous mountain views from the comfort of a heated outdoor Jacuzzi.

From the press:
  • "This castle-like luxury hotel features ski-in/ski-out access, heated outdoor swimming pools, and a dazzling 17,000-square-foot spa with wood-and-water themed treatments" -- Frommer's
  • "The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the only five-pearl resort in North Lake Tahoe" --



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Valet service (fees apply)

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 check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Pets: Pets allowed

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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Children 13 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 39 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 250 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge/valet service

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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