South Lake Tahoe

Basecamp South Lake Tahoe

Travelzoo Staff

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


Hip, funky and affordable, the Basecamp Hotel is a swell 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 7pm-9pm. During the summer months the hotel participates in a community bike-sharing program, LimeBikes, so guests can reserve the bikes via a free app, a weekly Basecamp bike ride from the lobby at 9am every Saturday, as well as rooftop yoga at 9am every Sunday (mats provided). "Happy Camper Hour" is available every day from 4-6pm. It is a family-friendly take on happy hour featuring camp-themed games and complimentary popcorn, in addition to Kool-Aid and popsicles 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 Outpost Brewing Co., the new on-site brewery open daily from 2pm-10pm.

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 or mini bars aren’t provided, but 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.

Rooms & Rates

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

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
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • 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 ages 16 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Rates are based on double occupancy. Crib available free of charge for children under 2.
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: 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: 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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

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