Basecamp Tahoe South

4143 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

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16.5
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  • Public Spaces15.5
  • Service17
  • Overall16.5
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Hotel Description

In California a surprising number of roadside motels have survived the swing of the wrecking ball, Basecamp Tahoe South included. And now that hip, modern travelers have a taste for a revamped motel or two, they’re a hot commodity. This one enjoys a more exotic location than many of its cohort, a few minutes’ stroll from the edge of the lake just south of the state line. But the two-level structure was a simple affair before undergoing a grand makeover into an eco-conscious boutique hotel with a beer garden and a rooftop hot tub.

It’s all the fun of camping — that’s the unifying theme, as the name suggests — without actually sleeping outside. The lobby, with its deep leather sofas, wood-burning fireplace, and racks for storing your gear, is pleasingly outdoorsy. Guest rooms are rustic-chic, outfitted with crisp white 300-thread-count sheets, furnishings made of repurposed wood, and vintage pieces from metal desk chairs to retro camping lanterns. Family Rooms even have bunk beds; many rooms also have private balconies with Adirondack chairs.

You won’t be lingering on a balcony much, though — not with the range of cool outdoor spaces open to guests at the Basecamp Hotel. There’s the rooftop hot tub, and several decks: one has a fire pit with do-it-yourself s’mores available every evening, another has mountain views. Both are served by the beer garden. Open to the public, the central bar is well-attended in peak seasons — a second bar, in the lobby, is thoughtfully reserved for hotel guests when things get busy.

You’ll have to fend for yourself outside the hotel grounds, though: the popular Heavenly Mountain ski area is right here, the closest gondola just a four-minute walk away. In warmer weather, it’s easier to experience the solitude of the great outdoors. Just rent a bicycle at the hotel and take off to explore the lovely network of trails around the lake.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 74 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby

Need to Know

Please note: Parking is complimentary with space for one car per room - first come, first served. All reservations include a complimentary continental breakfast served in the Beer Garden. Additional breakfast items are also available for purchase. Basecamp Hotel is a 100% non-smoking property. Smoking is not permitted in rooms or in the outdoor areas. Pets are permitted in designated rooms only and incur a one-time $40 fee. Please contact the Front Desk if you plan to travel with a pet.

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Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Full Full Balcony

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • Located on the second floor
    • phones
    • stand up shower
  • Standard King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • Luxurious bedding with triple sheeting and 300 thread count
    • phones
    • stand up shower
  • Two Fulls

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • Located on the ground floor
    • phones
    • stand up shower
  • Indie King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 350 ft²/32 m².
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    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • microwave
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • stand up shower
  • King Balcony

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 350 ft²/32 m².
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    Views: partial mountain, courtyard or street.

    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • Luxurious bedding with triple sheeting and 300 thread count
    • phones
    • stand up shower
  • Family Room

    • Fits 6 people
    • 2 Queen Beds or Bunk Beds
    • 350 ft²/32 m².
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    Views: partial mountain or street.

    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • Located on the second & third floors
    • phones
    • stand up shower
  • Two Queens

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 350 ft²/32 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial mountain or street.

    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • Ideal if you want to share a great room but not a bed
    • iPod docking station
    • phones
    • stand up shower
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby

Need to Know

Please note: Parking is complimentary with space for one car per room - first come, first served. All reservations include a complimentary continental breakfast served in the Beer Garden. Additional breakfast items are also available for purchase. Basecamp Hotel is a 100% non-smoking property. Smoking is not permitted in rooms or in the outdoor areas. Pets are permitted in designated rooms only and incur a one-time $40 fee. Please contact the Front Desk if you plan to travel with a pet.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

11am

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