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Basecamp Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Basecamp Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, CA


Basecamp South Lake Tahoe is a new hotel built for exploring the incredible lakes, trails and mountains that the Lake Tahoe Basin has to offer. Basecamp is more than just a place to stay, it is a community and knowledge base that will help you discover everything that Tahoe has to offer. Basecamp is located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, a short walk 5 minute  walk to the lake and an even shorter 4 minute walk to the Heavenly Gondola. If you are inclined to explore the casinos, we are located next door to Harvey's/Harrahs. There is no better base from which to explore the area with or without your car.


Company Info:

Rating: 4.45

Address: 4143 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
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Hotels in South Lake Tahoe, CA



Comments (200):

1. Michael G.
Loved Basecamp. Simple, straightforward, well designed classic Motel recently remodeled and updated with a new bohemian, National Park vibe. Quality beds, linens, toiletries. Excellent breakfast snacks and coffee. Simple luxuries and very well priced. Owners are also the friendly management staff. We will definitely be back here when in South Lake Tahoe.

24/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Kathleen W.
What an absolute treasure!  My husband and I stayed for 4 nights last week and were truly "wowed".  The renovation has been done to perfection.  The morning breakfast and specialty coffees were nothing short of gourmet and the staff is so very accomodating.  We loved Kelly and Monti who told us the hot spots (like the best beer selection in town at Dart's), golf places to check out and the lovely private beach walking distance from our room.  Christian was a pleasure when I called to book the room.  We went to the Edgewood Celebrity Golf Tournament and were able to walk there and back as well.  The location is fabulous to be walking distance to any and all of the attractions in South Lake Tahoe.  The rooms are modern and super clean with i-pod docking stations and flat screen tv's.  Loved the deck outside of our room where we played dominoes comfortably in our Adirondack chairs with our own chocolate martininis.  One night we had the hot tub all to ourselves and had the best night sleep ever in our very comfortable bed.  We will definitely be back!

25/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. B K.
New and clean. Friendly staff. Can do much better for 150$ a weeknight

24/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. Janice R.
We stayed here with our five year old and just LOVED it. The location was great, with lake access a few blocks away to a beautiful white sand beach. Christian and staff were all very friendly and helpful - the few glitches were quickly taken care of. Comfy bed, complimentary blow up for our son. Cozy lobby with yummy breakfast. A very positive experience and would love to come back in winter! Loved the decor and loved our stay!

26/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Ann W.
We stayed here with friends for two nights and had a great time!  Staff is friendly and helpful.  Rooms are clean and well decorated.  Motel is walking distance to casinos and restaurants.  We enjoyed the free breakfast (pastries, oatmeal, yogurt), making smores in the evening, kicking back on the deck in the evening (with some nice wine).  The only drawback was no A/C in the rooms.  The staff is happy to bring you whatever you need, though (extra fans, etc.).  Will be back!!

03/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. L D.
Rooms are clean but lack air conditioning. Staff is nice. Pricey for what you get. close to casinos.

24/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. Aaron K.
Great place, right near the slopes. I'll definitely be staying here again.

16/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Shaun W.
Basecamp is an excellent option for a visit to Lake Tahoe. Upon check-in, I found myself in a themed room called The Great Indoors. It had a feel of camping in the beautiful Tahoe wilderness with with modern luxuries of a hotel. The bed had a canvass tent over it and the walls were wallpapered with wilderness landscapes. There was a fire pit (fake) to give that extra camping feel. The room was clean, comfortable and provided a great complement to my trip. The staff was very welcoming and attended to every need. The lobby bar was very cozy and the property is walking distance to all the major Tahoe attractions. My next visit to Lake Tahoe will definitely bring me back to Basecamp Hotel.

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Opal S.
good service, clean room , but wall to thin

21/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Dani V.
Just got back from staying at BaseCamp for a work retreat. It was amazing! The owner/employees are super friendly and helpful, and the hotel itself is wonderful. Great decor, nice rooms, and a hot-tub. AND they provided us with S'mores supplies. Great trip! Would definitely stay there again.

16/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Jackie D.
Bought a livingsocial deal for 2 nights + bonuses. Starting from the booking process, I do have to admit that I was skeptical on how our experience will be like since the guy I spoke to was not that pleasant or engaging. He did not give me a warm welcoming sensation when I try to make a reservation. I thought that maybe his apathetic attitude stem from knowing that I have a discount deal. Despite this lackluster conversation, I was able to book the room for the desired dates without any hiccups. Upon arrival, I was pleasantly surprised at the establishment. It's pretty close to how they have depicted on their website. Basically it's an old motel that has been metamorphosed into an artsy, modern boutique with a twist of outdoorsy ambience.Or to put it simply, it's a combination of "crate & barrel + Ikea" = basecamp hotel. I love all the decorations, including a small outdoors bbq pit where you can make some smores! However it's for an additional charge. I wished it was free because it would have topped our experience. The check in process was easy & fast. The clerk was superfriendly & talkative & gave us some pointers on dining & activities. The king room was decent size to provide comfort at night since we are mostly outdoors during daytime. The room was kept fairly clean, except I did notice some mildew on the shower tiles, which I did not feel the need to complain. In the cabinets, there was even a cooler for you to use on your day trip, which I thought was a cute idea. According to the clerk, most of the art pieces & lightings were made by owner's friends. The only reason that I took a star away was that it was really hot during the night time & the fan ceiling just did not cut it. Hard to sleep even with the windows open on a summer night. Did not even know that there was an option to request for fans until the next day & it depends on the availability. The continental breakfast was good although selection was limited. Love their granolas, which was cutely packaged with their logo stamp on a simple brown lunch bag. Overally, it was a great experience at a great price! We will definitely come back for the place & the granolas!!! Hopefully there will be heaters during winter time.....

27/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Seth P.
Stayed here on our anniversary weekend and had a blast! The staff was very helpful in recommending activities for us, the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was tasty!  We loved our experience  and plan to be back with family to enjoy more of what South Lake Tahoe has to offer!

03/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Kelly R.
One of the most unique hotels I've been to, with extreme attention to detail. Great location in the heart of S. Lake Tahoe, yet maintains a very private feel. New beds are AMAZING, breakfast spread is delicious, and staff was very courteous. I've found my new favorite hotel in Basecamp.

03/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Anthony L.
Not usually a fan of going to South Lake, but  happen to be on a road trip though Tahoe and needed a place to crash in S. Lake. Amongst the giant and dated Casino hotels, there a a few smaller motels that are almost okay...but this place was a welcomed find, and felt I needed to let other like-minded folks know about this place. I do hit Heavenly regularly in the winters and now I have a new crash pad to call home!

Very thoughtful design with a modernistic Urban/Outdoor theme. Newly remodeled  rooms with super-comfy beds! I loved the communal aspect of the lobby and outside deck area. There's free Wi-Fi and it even works on the deck! This place was super cool as well as the staff. The hotel is walking distance to the lake, Heavenly Village, and the Casinos. I highly suggest this place if you are looking for an alternative when
headed to S. Lake.

05/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Valerie E.
My boyfriend took me here for a weekend getaway and it was the *PERFECT* place to stay. The hotel itself was stunningly gorgeous but still warm and welcoming--a hard combo to find. Every detail was thought out--the beds were uber-comfy, the bathrooms were brand new and squeaky clean, the complimentary breakfast was scrumptious--way beyond what we were expecting! Our room didn't have that generic, flavorless type of luxury most hotels have--the decor was unique and fun, which set the tone for our stay. I was so in love with this place that I actually would've been happy to chill there the whole weekend (the lobby kicks ass!)...We did venture out, though--hiking, paddle-boarding, sunset boat cruise--and we had a BLAST. On the drive home we were already figuring out when we could plan our next trip back out there again--it's that kind of place.

10/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Carol G.
We stayed here last weekend, such a great spot! We had not been to South Tahoe in years and we were a little nervous at what we might find. Well, Base Camp has changed our minds about South Tahoe. This place is stylish, fun, has great amenities, the staff was wonderful and we loved the s'mores by the fire. Can't wait to come back!!

24/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Morgan G.
This hotel is amazing. You can tell that everything has been thought out. The rooms have real carpet in them, not just the cheap hotel type of carpet. The hand soap and lotion smell wonderful. The breakfast muffins have an orange glaze topping on them that is delicious. In the evening you can roast smores by one of two outdoor fire pits. Eve. The towels in the rooms smell wonderful. The only downside is lack of air conditioning. However, this may be the norm for the area. Being from the east coast where everything is air conditioned, this surprised me.

08/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Rob M.
No air and left with horrible sleep. How can they get away with that theses days. Horrible!  Would have liked the place if not for that.

13/08/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
19. Aimee D.
I almost don't want to write this review because I would love it to be my hidden gem!!! However , I know how hard it is to to find a great all around hotel so I think it's only fair I do!  We just spend three days at basecamp hotel from a living social deal. I would happily pay full price to stay here again. The atmosphere is great, the staff is amazing, its close to everything, you get free beach access, s'mores for only 1$ by a beautiful camp fire in the eve,  a great breakfast in the morning and the list goes on! Thank you basecamp for making our trip great! You will definitely see us again!

28/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. jen b.
South Lake Tahoe so needed Basecamp Hotel!!

The rooms are thoughtfully designed and stylish.  They've really combined a modern, hip style with the outdoor vibe that embody Lake Tahoe and the Sierras.  The staff is smart, friendly and helpful.  The location is close in proximity to the lake and Heavenly.  Stayed in the Summer and was superfun.  Look forward to going back in Winter for skiing!

10/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. nikky w.
We read the reviews and came prepared to eat breakfast elsewhere, but I can promise you the breakfast is AWESOME (unless you think a Continental b-fast involves a chef flipping custom omelettes..in which case, get a grip). We ended up staying 9 nights and can promise if you stay here once, you will NOT stay anywhere else. Has a bed/breakfast trendy feel. Oh you want to know when happy hour is? It's whenever you want. Oh you want popcorn with that lobby movie (that you picked out on Netflix)? No prob. You want s'mores for the patio bonfire? It's on the way. Every hotel on the planet needs to be as unique as Basecamp. That's all..and we miss it already-Nikky & Brian

24/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Nina P.
Loved this hotel for a few different reasons.  The concept of a hotel being a basecamp for its visitors to launch into various activities such as cycling, skiing, hiking, etc. while at the same time being family and pet friendly was great.  I enjoyed the the cohesive and beautiful design related to these activities, the yummy continental breakfast, the type of other quests it attracted, and the friendly and helpful staff.  Definitely would come back for another stay!

24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Gina P.
Excellent hotel with extremely friendly staff. It feels like home here the moment you arrive. S'mores around the fire at night, great continental breakfast. Great people and close to the casinos. Highly recommend!

14/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Mick R.
Really dug this place. They've done a tasteful and interesting job renovating what was apparently a crumbling old '50s or '60s era motel. The bar, the deck, the fire pit, the s'mores, the coffee, the decor of the rooms, all really great. Liked the rough style of the fixtures. Also dug the shower caddy thing with the soap/shampoo/conditioner. No ridiculous little bottles to ration out over the days. Why doesn't every hotel do this?!? Only drawback for us was it's hard to get three small kids and their gear up two flights of stairs. No elevator here. But, that's the only drawback I can think of, other than the price. I'd stay there again, but not with the kids.

30/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Jenny K.
Extremely well-designed, right down to the orange lanterns/lamps and adventurer art on the walls; friendly and helpful staff... we loved everything about this hotel. Free coffee at all times, complimentary breakfast, s'mores at night, hot tub on the roof. They even lit a fire for us while we were in the hot tub. Great location near casinos and the main road leading to different parts of the lake. Can't say enough about how charming and clean this place was! What a gem.

12/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. R S.
We stayed Friday and Saturday night and it was our first time in Tahoe. The hotel was charming. The room was large enough for us and two kids to fit nicely. The hotel and surrounding grounds were very clean and inviting.  The hotel is also a two minute walk from Nevada should one have the need to visit the casinos. There are several resturaunts within walking or biking distance. I can only imagine how beautiful it looks during winter with snow on the ground.

02/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Julian G.
Just stayed at Basecamp South Lake Tahoe.  Service was friendly and excellent.  Everything was clean and the design was cool.  Little touches make it fun - smores available for roasting in the fireplace, hot tub on the roof.  Great location - a walk to the lake and you could throw a stone into Nevada.

10/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Josh D.
We've been there twice now and will go back again. It's new, so it still has some finishing touches needed, but the place enhances our Tahoe experience. Very current, hip esthetic and designed around sharing ideas and experiences with other guests. The staff is dedicated to creating a fun experience and the location is. Lose to the lake and mountains.

30/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Elizabeth R.
I really wanted to like this place. The good: friendly service and a great location. The bad: we were in Tahoe to snowboard, and a hot tub is a must for us after a day on the mountain. The hot tub here was broken, and appears to have been for quite some time. They should have told us when we booked, or offered a discount. They did not. After snowboarding, we came back to relax and watch a movie, until all of the power went out and we were in total darkness. Knocked out their wifi too, so no streaming from our laptop. The power outage lasted so long that we chose to leave and go to a casino. Again, no discount for the inconvenience. The beds were not comfortable, and there is no dresser or drawers. Odd, because there is room for it. It was inconvenient to have to keep everything in our suitcases. Also, the coffee is horrible. They need to make upgrades or compensate their guests when they cause these inconveniences.

18/02/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
30. Michael K.
Best customer service I have received at a hotel in a long time.  I booked a room for my family with a Groupon and we brought our dogs along because the hotel is dog friendly (some rooms).  I mistakenly booked a room that wasn't dog friendly because there were five of us in our group and we wanted one of the rooms with bunk beds.  They accommodated us, even though it was my mistake and not theirs.  

Our room wasn't quite ready upon check-in, so we mentioned to the front desk that we were going for a walk to the Lake.  Upon our return, the front desk had hot cocoa waiting for our 3 kids plus they had upgraded us to an even bigger room.  And they still honored the $79 Groupon for a room that was one of the best in the entire hotel, plus they comped us for 2 glasses of wine.

They made a great referral for a pizza place within walking distance for that night's dinner.  Breakfast in the morning really hit the spot, and they had granola bagged up and ready to go for a late morning snack on the drive home.

Fantastic location, right by the Stateline, short walk to the Lake, shops, places to eat and drink.  Very knowledgeable about outdoors activities in the areas.  We now have a new go-to spot for South Lake Tahoe hotels.

05/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Laura M.
I thought this place was great. People were friendly, everything seemed completely brand new (i.e. it was so CLEAN!), etc. Would have given it 5 stars except for the fact that their soap ran out in the shower during the first shower I took (so obviously hadn't been checked before my arrival), and despite asking the front desk and the person cleaning the room (whom I happened to run into), they didn't stock it. Maybe not the biggest deal but... well it's lame I would have had to ask at all. Otherwise though, it's close to the beach, it's got great style, and I generally thought the place was awesome. Also they give you free access to the beach, and a couple other things that are pretty sweet as to discounts on nearby activities in South Lake Tahoe.

02/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Carolyn H.
Love this hotel! Clean, stylish and comfortable. Complimentary breakfast is a plus  and healthy too. Its proximity to Heavenly village is great too. Definitely will be back again and i highly recommend. What a pleasant stay!

11/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. Vickie B.
Can't say enough great things about this small little hotel. It was perfection in all the small details. The owners clearly love their job and it shows. I've stayed in some of the nicest hotels around the world and honestly they had nothing on the cleanliness and comfort of the Basecamp.I would consider myself a huge critic when it comes to hotel lodging and honestly, I couldn't find one fault or complaint. Its small and intimate with areas for travelers to congregate and have pleasantries together. It was so relaxing. They serve a small breakfast which was very good. It was such a great location. Steps away from the casinos and down town. Just a short walk to the beach. Was so nice to park our car when we got there and not need it again until our departure. We wont stay anywhere else when going to South Lake Tahoe and you shouldn't either.

25/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Russell C.
I stayed at Basecamp on a company retreat and we couldn't have picked a better place. The hotel is walking distance to the best of what South Lake has to offer and rooms were well appointed with one of the most comfortable beds of any hotel I've ever stayed in. When it came to getting recommendations of what to do the staff was super knowledgeable and helped us figure out a killer mountain biking trail. They even went one step further and hooked us up with a discount at a local bike rental shop who got us all setup for the ride. Having a jacuzzi to relax in at the end of the day and breakfast ready in the morning was an extra bonus!

09/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
35. divya c.
My boyfriend and i went there this past weekend for his bday. Robbie is awesome. I troubled him a week before for arranging my bf s surprise bday.. so Robbie was kind enough to help me plan.. he ordered the cake ( yumm) and champagne for us and even brought it up to the room to surprise my bf. He suggested restaurants to go to, thigns to do , everything. Very helpful staff. Other than that -
1. Very quaint little place with a nice personality about it. It is one of the newly renovated motels. But it has been done very tastefully
2. We stayed at 7 seas inn last year and it's right next door. Compared to that, this one is way cleaner and well maintained. I dunno why 7 seas has such good ratings
3. Access to the private beach at walking distance
4. Proximity to casinos, heavenly village. .everything u need.
5. The camp fire and marshmallow toasting. Nice way of getting to know everyone whos staying there.. u know, so u dont feel like all u have is a room and a bed.
6. They now have a bar, a coffee station where u can pay to get cappuchinos and lattes and such..and free breakfast at the nice fancy lobby  with the cute little viewmaster ( nostalgic!!)
7. Again ,  friendly staff, tasteful decor all within affordable range.
Will definitely go back there just to stay at basecamp. If all u are looking for is a pleasant place to stay, with no complaints, this is the one. Its not fancy.. but it certainly does have character.

13/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Mike M.
A great wee find. Stayed here with some work colleagues and we were made to feel really welcome. The rooms are awesome; comfortable and decorated nicely. Would stay again!

22/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. susan e.
This hotel is AWESOME! Centrally located great staff and totally remodeled rooms. I cannot wait to come back.

16/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Josh H.
This is it, this is where I will always stay when I come to South Lake Tahoe.

Cons: Used to be a motel...that's it.

Pros: Everything. Check in, room size, amenities, distance from all things South Lake, staff, lounge area, and for this first time I ever say this, other visitors!

You feel at home and comfortable, like you are part of a well groomed community.

BaseCamp hits all the important factors needed in Tahoe, I love it.

16/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
39. Lisa M.
Tried this place out with a LivingSocial deal and had a fantastic time! Clean rooms (a bit on the small side), rustic but modern look, with cute natural/camping decor throughout the property to fit the theme. Complimentary breakfast every morning with bagels, pastries, granola, yogurt, coffee/teas. Coffee and alcohol bar tucked into a corner of the main office. Hot tub upstairs. Super friendly and helpful staff. The location is pretty awesome too - a block away from the casinos and Heavenly Village, and lots of outdoors-y activities and restaurants not more than 30 minutes away. I highly recommend this place and look forward to my next stay here in Tahoe!

12/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Hari D.
New hotel, (renovated)
Close to bunch of activities.
Close to Stateline, Harrah's, Harvey's
2 queen beds are nice
Front desk people go out of the way to check on your activities and contacting the companies.
Private beach covered.
40% off on kayak, canoe etc
25% on lakeside grill
Continental breakfast
Campfire @ night
Surprisingly body wash soap was good, gingery.
Free wi-Fi

found some bugs in bed, told front desk, he said nothing.
Hair conditioner was not coming out of bottle, again front desk same reaction.
No pool
Very small hot tub.
No AC, but working fan.

Overall, still good.

14/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Ceylan T.
This is one of the coolest hotels have ever stayed at. Love the attention to detail, the stylish fixtures, hip staff, and unbeatable location. Really, who would stay at a dusty, impersonal hotel chain if they can have this? My husband and I stayed there last weekend, and here are some of the perks that we truly enjoyed: Small batch, super yummy pastries - check. Comfy deck chairs on your room's balcony - check. Reclaimed wood and a sustainable approach - check. I can't wait for the ski season to start and check in with a bunch of my friends. This is the second best thing to having a cabin for the season. Oh wait, it's better than that. I don't have to clean up my room!

04/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Kevin A.
Perfect location, within walking distance of Heavenly, the casinos, and a beach.  The hotel itself was very clean and the furniture in the room was new.  The lobby was very nice, and the staff was friendly.  Definetley worth the extra $ over the cheap motels in the area.

26/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. William W.
My wife and I stayed here for a week in March 2013 and absolutely loved it. The staff was just about the friendliest I have ever met at a hotel. Loved the decor throughout the place, rather than tearing down and starting from new they did a great revitalization. The meeting/bar area was superb. The hot tub, while a little dirty was awesome, the evening deck spot was great too. My only complaint was that the room we stayed in was a little small and the parking lot can be tight on weekends. Overall we loved it and would definitely go back!

27/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Elmer E.
2 day stay in Lake Tahoe, we stayed at the Basecamp Hotel. Had a great experience here, great hotel! Very nice room with 2 queen beds, desk, cool decor, nice bathroom with large shampoo, conditioner and bodywash. Nice patio with patio chairs to sit on. Nice fire pit area in the lounge. Small bar but serves Mirror Pond on draught which was great. Happy hour from 3-6pm and a nice breakfast. About a block away from the casinos and very close to Heavenly Resort. loved the stay and can't wait to do it again!  Will try to get the Tent room next time, which looked really cool.

30/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
45. Veroinca M.
Love love love this place the staff and everything about the atmosphere is awesome.  Try the Smores on the fire pit at night with a night cap.

18/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
46. Pamela M.
They have great service. The lobby/bar is wonderfully hip, campy and stylish. Great breakfast, nice clean room. Stayed with our family, would get a bigger room next time. Jacuzzi was out of order, other wise it would have been 5 stars.

18/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Brianna B.
I recently stayed at Basecamp Hotel and I can't say enough great things about it.. The staff was extremely informative and helpful, the rooms were uniquely decorated, the beds were SUPER comfortable and the location was very convenient.. I would much rather stay at Basecamp than any of the larger casinos/hotels in the area.. Can't wait to return!!

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
48. Lauren G.
Finally, something current and stylish in Tahoe! Everyone who works there is nice and the vibe is laid back.  I wish I could live in the lobby.  I love this hotel!

13/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
49. Jer S.
The reviews are all correct- new, stylish, clean and comfortable. No air conditioning so we brought two fans and they were worth it! There are places to lock bikes right outside your room. The breakfast is muffins, oatmeal, granola and bagels. Tea, coffee and orange juice are also provided. 5 stars? No, not there. But it is clean and comfortable and has some nice features.

18/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
50. Joseph D.
What a wonderful experience. The Basecamp team has really stepped up the level of quality hotels in Tahoe. I loved the look and feel and the staff was always there to take care of anything you needed. They have some fun "themed" rooms and the location of the hotel is a 5 min walk to the Heavenly gondola as well the beach. If you're not staying at Basecamp you're not at the right place.

16/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. michael f.
Just spent two nights at Basecamp Hotel and I can't recommend it highly enough.  The location is great, the rooms were pristine clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful and the rates were very competitive.   For a small hotel/motel, the lobby is large and comfortable, and there is even a small beer and wine bar that has a daily happy hour.  Breakfast consisting of bagels, fruit, yogurt, pastries and juice is served daily, and coffee and tea were available in the lobby all day.   They also have a few rooms set aside for travelers with dogs, which is the reason we decided to stay with them.  We will definitely stay with them again.

29/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
52. Brandon M.
Best review in South Lake in my opinion. Perfect if your 18-35. Feels like your in SF. Super hipsterish but still very nice. Doesn't look old like all the other hotels. Smells great people are friendly.

20/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
53. Melissa S.
My husband and I stayed at Basecamp recenly which we used the living social deal. Our stay was worth every penny and more. We arrived in the late afternoon and I had just read a great review on Basecamp from Sactown magazine. We walked in to a very eco chic reception area and were greeted by the owner Christian Strobel. He was very friendly and gave us a tour of the hotel and showed us where breakfast is served in the mornings, there was still some homemade orange glazed morning buns from the morning that we got to try, delicious! The staff was very knowledgeable of Tahoe area, they recommended great hikes for my husband and I. They have a great outdoor area to roast s'mores and boards games to play. We can't wait to go back!!!!

04/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
54. Karin C.
My family LOVED staying at Basecamp! Our experience from start to finish was fantastic.  We stayed there last Sunday night and cannot wait to go back.  All four of the staff members who we encountered were very friendly, welcoming, and made our visit very fun.  I love that this is an older refurbished motel.  They truly have put new life into this place and made it very cute, clean, and affordable.  We stayed in the room with bunk beds and my kids had a blast.  I highly recommend this for people with children! The lodge area was very cozy and and they had games for the kids to play and a nice little bar for us.  My girls loved making smores by the fire pit and the coffee and breakfast was delicious.  We will be back soon!

11/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
55. Cathrine L.
Love all the design details!

Staying at Basecamp is alone worth the trip to South Lake Tahoe.
The rooms are beautiful and the attention to details throughout the hotel is amazing.

The hotel staff is helpful and nice, the location is great and the rooftop hot tub is a welcoming touch after a full day of activities.

I'll definitely come back to stay at Basecamp.

09/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Tea L.
Stayed here about 2 weeks ago. After an impulse decision to ride up to Tahoe for the night we found a great last minute deal room on HotelsTonight travel app at Base Camp. Quick check in was great. The guy at the front desk was very friendly and let us know there was breakfast in the lobby in the morning. The room was small but nice, clean, rustic modern, and everything we needed. My favorite thing in the room was the large and humorous map of lake Tahoe on the wall that's used as a headboard. Bed? Amazing...perfect nights sleep and large king made it hard to get up in the morning. As a make-up kinda girl I really appreciated the black washcloth specifically labeled make-up in the bathroom. The custom dispensers for the body wash, shampoo, and conditioner were very charming tho we didn't use them. Location wise your walking distance to the lake and right across the street from Harvey's and a block from Heavenly. Overall we enjoyed the stay and wouldn't mind staying here again.  :-)

14/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. DJEKY S.
Love it, it's a hidden Gem, very clean and nice room, great location, continental breakfast included. Definitely coming back in the future and would recommend it.

24/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
58. Red R.
My new favorite place for friends to stay.  Great skiing location - walking distance to Heavenly- great vibe. Everyone loves the breakfast in the AM and the comfortable beds and very nice people. Slightly stronger coffee was the only request I heard. Excellent in the winter a little more chancy in the summer with the outdoor noise, lights and no air. Much better fit for my friends than the motels/casinos all over. Props to the owners! Great wifi too. Thank God.

30/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. Connie B.
Had one of the best dinners that I have ever had on Saturday.  Not only a unique menu , we loved the family style dining and got to meet some great people!  Brian was the perfect host and made us all feel right at home.  Fondue has never been so good...we will be back!

05/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
60. Chris S.
This is a great place to stay and the price is very reasonable. We had a great time and we're looking forward to coming back!

03/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
We were lucky to have gotten a living social deal to stay here. Such a great modern, chic, simple motel. Happy hour was great from 3-6, s'mores by the fire and a gourmet style continental breakfast. The rooms were clean, fresh, and comfortable that included a fireplace and a small cooler for beach fun. Can't wait to go back and stay there again! Thank you for the great stay!

10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
62. Dave S.
This place is a find!
Very cool design and feel throughout the hotel, an outdoor chic that is perfectly matched with the Tahoe vibe. Everything is super-clean, the staff were all helpful and friendly (they even carried a mini-fridge up to my room!), and the bed was so comfortable it was hard to climb out of in the morning.
I will definitely be back--there's not a place I would rather stay in the entire Tahoe area.

10/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
63. Gavin P.
I simply love this place.  Stayed here twice now and feel like I am part of a community now.

The hotel itself is amazing for so many reason.  Firstly the design is fantastic I would describe it as 'rustic modern' and it makes the place feel like fantastic value for money.  Secondly the staff ate incredibly helpful, they worked out a full weeks itinerary for my stay which included mountain biking, hiking, water skiing, fly fishing and laying in the beach.

Thirdly the location is great.  Four minutes from heavenly lift, one minute from the private beach and just off highway 50 so lots of restaurants.

Arrived feeling stressed and left feeling like a new man.

Just great.

14/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
64. Ashleigh F.
My sister found this deal on Living Social, read the reviews here on Yelp, and I'm happy to say that this hotel is incredible!! The staff were friendly, eager to help acclimate guests, and answer almost all questions. They even remembered my friend's names who had visited just 2 weeks prior to my arrival; they make that personal connection with their guests. Also I asked for a fan for our room, and literally a minute later a staff member was knocking on the door and dropping off a tower fan - such great service!

The location was perfect also. Right across from Harvey's, Harrah's, and Heavenly Village. We were able to listen to Norah Jones perform at Harvey's outdoor concert so if you love music, this is as close to going to the show as you can get, unless you want to peak through the fence and watch. There is a private beach that is monitored at the gate and a restaurant to the left, in which you get a 25% discount as a Basecamp guest. You can rent beach chairs, chaises, and umbrellas there, and a little further down there's a kayak/peddle boat rental place which gives discounts to Basecamp guests as well.

The decor of the place is awesome and well thought out. The dark navy blue with the pops of lime green and orange are a perfect balance to the surrounding trees. The interior of the rooms is detailed with real carpet that resembles wood grain, the beds have fantastic pillows with light down comforters and great mattresses. The bathroom fixtures are modern and the use of 1/2" galvanized pipe for towel bars was a great touch. The shower stall had shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers with personalized logos. The towels were soft , and the artwork in the room is very fitting too. If your room has a deck, there are two Adirondack chairs which are quite comfortable. And instead of a Gideons Bible, there's a copy of "Worst Case Scenario Survivor's Guide book" present!

We were in a room that had two full size beds with single bunks lofted above to fit 6 people easily. Outside of the room in the hallway, there are hooks that can hold up skis or snowboards for the winter time.

In all, this hotel is in a prime location, provides GREAT service, and an excellent bargain for groups of people looking to get away! Do not hesitate to book a weekend at Basecamp!

14/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
65. MaryLou R.
This place was ok.

It's not a place you go to stay in room.

It's well kept and clean.

I enjoyed the design a lot.
I suggest a coffee make and im sure they'll provide if you request.

The shower was clogged so I notified the manager who said he'd get to it right away.
The shower contains shampoo, conditioner and body wash in a large dispenser. I thought this was generous since at motels you usually get he little bottles that are good for on shower on short hair person.
Kind of small rooms and stuffy but I think they had ac which is always good in this case.
Very convenient location to heavenly and casinos.
Very nice staff :)
I'd go back again.

22/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
66. Vanessa T.
I purchased the living social deal for $129 for two nights and I am glad! Although we did not get the 2 queen room, we were upgraded to the 2 queen with two bunkbeds room and for half the upgrade price.

The guy that checked us in was super friendly and the room was decent in size. The bunkbeds are a little difficult to climb, its almost necessary to have shoes on while doing it or you'll hurt yourself.

I loved how the shower had built in shampoo/conditioner/bodywash. Very nice. My only complaint about the room would have to be the lack of AC. It was about 90 the weekend we went and they told us they did not have AC! We had to keep our fan on full speed with the sliding door and front door open at all times. DO NOT park in the covered area unless you are prepared to back all the way out while dodging poles.

The girl that checked us out was RUDE! She made it seem like she was annoyed with all of the people with Living Social Reservations. I asked if they had a lot of living social people and she responded "A shit ton" with a rude tone and expression. Not the way i wanted to end my weekend their.

But overall a fun experience. AND you get a free pass to a beach that usually costs $5  a person! Saved us $25!!

10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
67. Julia A.
Scored a great deal via Living Social and had the most awesome stay! Very comfy beds, excellent staff that were super helpful and friendly, guests that were easy to chat with and such a convenient location to spring off from! (Totally helped that mother nature decided to throw in some fantastic weather June 1st making it even more fabulous!) I loved all the details... total hipster vibe with decor, "Earthy-recyceled-clever" aethestic. Think of it like Portlandia meets NorCal but without the confused angst of mellow humoristic drama! I will definitely be back. GREAT place for families and dogs too! Breakfast was yummy from the hand package baggies to the yummy yogurt, granola, bagels and pastries. (Loved the whipped cream... very "whipped"!) And... GOOD COFFEE!

04/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
68. Ashley T.
I 100% agree with Jane regarding the AC..or lack of. I cannot justify paying over $175 for a king room with no AC at this place when Marriott is the same price for a much bigger room, better amenities, and AC. Even at midnight with the fan on and windows wide open, it was still very hot in the rooms. (And the shower is a teeny, tiny stall with barely enough room to shave the legs)!

The staff is friendly and the breakfast is enough to hold you over until you make it to a restaurant for a bigger meal. The outdoor area with the fire and the board games is a nice touch. They have bikes to rent for $15/day and you can get a mini fridge for another $15/day so you can easily spend over $225/day at this place.

We were supposedly upgraded to a fireplace room; however in the summer time...how the heck is that an upgrade??

Upon leaving, after three nights, we did mention to staff that the lack of AC will prevent us from coming again as well as being "upgraded" was not an upgrade in the summer time. Luckily, they did deduct 15% from our bill, which was generous. Still didn't make up for the lack of AC and sleepless nights.

All in all, I might stay here again...in the winter, but will continue staying at the Marriott where the prices are lower and there is a pool, with two hot tubs, and cocktail service.

03/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
69. Tony L.
A fantastic amenity is the Dinner Club. We tried it and not only is it tasty but a lot of fun with new friends.

03/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
70. Cristina S.
This place is amazing!! Delicious beer, awesome happy hour, hot tub with amazing views of the mountain. I found this gem on gilt and will definitely be coming back. Super helpful service and the rooms are cozy and very well done. Such a different vibe than most places in the area. Great location and close to heavenly village. I can't say enough good things about this place!! I'm in love

29/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
71. Brandon A.
I am a fan, I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and made several good suggestions of places to visit and things to see while in the area.

The room I stayed in had two queen beds and a fireplace. There was ample room and the wall mounted television was comfortably viewed from the beds. The bathrooms were also very clean and I LOVED the scents of the shampoo and shower gel. Good stuff.

The location is walk-able to casinos, the Heavenly Village, and several restaurants.

I would definitely plan a second stay at the Basecamp Hotel.

*The only drawback at all is the during the few warmest weeks of summer, the second floor rooms are toasty during the day.

04/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
72. Phattomato P.
Nice place! Great owners. Long story short, we made reservations at the dive motel next door. When we pulled up, the sign said closed. The Base Camp owners said they had purchased the dive motel and would honor our reservations at Base Camp--for the same price. Which was significantly lower.
Really nice people. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend!!!!!

05/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
73. Scott L.
Stayed here twice.  First time in a room on the second floor with a balcony - cool digs.  that stay was great.  Second time, I had my dog, so I had to stay in a room right next to the parking lot - very loud and cramped room.  Overall, cool vibe, friendly staff and a fun place to stay.  I fear it's on the verge of being taken over by hipsters

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
74. Jessica L.
Okay, I admit it. In the past, I've been biased against South Lake. I always stay in North Lake Tahoe, summer or winter, and I've really only gone down south for the occasional night out at the casinos or to hike in Emerald Bay.

But then came my first weekend at Basecamp. First off, what a location! The drive from the bay area to South Lake is beautiful! And then you're conveniently located within steps of Harvey's and Harrah's if that's your thing, and about a 3-4 minute walk from the lake (which is my thing!) It was summer when I stayed there, but you're literally facing Heavenly, so it'll be a great spot in the winter too. (Especially for folks like me, who've never really mastered carryings, skis and poles while walking in ski boots with any grace.)

I was really impressed with what they've done with renovation. It felt modern & fresh, with really cool art in the common areas and the rooms, interesting lighting fixtures, and clean design in the rooms and living spaces. That said, it still has the charming Tahoe feel with tall shady trees on the property, and some lodge-like touches.

Highlights: Friendly staff, cool design, firepits, hot tub, great continental breakfast.

I'll be back this summer and can't wait to check it out during ski season too!

17/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
75. kelly c.
First review? Sweet!

My husband and I stayed here last weekend (6/23 and 6/24) and were very impressed.

The hotel is newly renovated - like, haven't finished all of the renovations yet - and the decor is fantastic. Rustic, modern, clean. The rooms were spacious and simple. Beds were firm and comfortable. Didn't use the shower but the bathrooms were very nice.

Complimentary (delicious) pastries, yogurt, fruit, bagels, coffee, tea and juice went FAST. We went down around 9am and grabbed the last two pastries. Some guests were left with beverages only so that's something the hotel will need to work on.

Book through the hotel directly. I used Expedia and was charged $40 more than the hotel would have charged. Check in/out was a breeze.

Parking was taken up quickly but we got a covered spot. It's located within walking distance of Harrah's and Harvey's as well as shops and some restaurants.  

There is no pool but there is a sweet rooftop hot tub.

The staff were very friendly and eager to please. This place has a lot of love poured into it and it shows. 4/5 stars because they are still working out some kinks. I'll be staying here again next time I go to Tahoe. I highly recommend it!

27/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
76. Nicol O.
This hotel is so cute! They thought of everything to make your visit pleasant and enjoyable. The employees were all really nice and the decor was awesome!

24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
77. Alton P.
Newly renovated hotel. Very chic. The rooms are comfy and ours had a fireplace. I have to give Kudos to the front desk girls Monty and Alexia, they are so sweet and helpful! Will be back again.

26/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
78. J T.
Writing this from my room at this hotel.  Picked it based on the great reviews.  Pretty disappointed.  View from the room is of the parking lot and construction.  Only 2 towels in the room so tried calling front desk from the hotel phone.  Keeps ringing and ringing and ringing.  Finally called from my cell phone and informed that the phone calling front desk hasn't worked since the construction start.  would be nice to know that when we checked in .  Tv has picture quality worse than when I had my tv with rabbit ears 20 years ago.  It's summer and although it's not super hot, still pretty hot in the room so went to the thermostat and find that there is only a heat option.  Confirmed with front desk that there is no air conditioning in the room.  Two stars instead of 1 because of the free wireless that is letting me write this review for free.  Stairs up to third floor have worn carpet that also looks like it's from the 70s.  Calling this a hotel is false advertising other than the hotel price.

20/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
79. Adam S.
It's not the Westin, but that's the point. Staff were friendly, helpful and engaging. Rooms are clean and comfy. Orange rolls were tasty. I will be back.

07/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
80. Ian T.
If you are looking for a dilapidated dive motel across from Heavenly resort where you feel ripped off for paying $60 ... this just won't work for you.

Beds... awesome.
Proximity to the beach... sweet.  
Breakfast pastries and Coffee... epic.
Proximity to Heavenly... walkable in ski boots.
Decor... unique without being kitschy.
Staff... young, friendly, accommodating.
Proximity to Harrah's and Mont Bleu... dangerous.

These guys knocked it out of the park with the renovation - my wife and I stayed at the previous place in late 2007 right out of grad school... it was pretty run down, kind of the standard fare in that area.

Turn around was impressive and it bodes well for the town of South Lake. Since moving to the Bay Area we've become devout North Tahoe skiiers as our friends have pulled us up there. This year... largely because we can see this place as a better alternative to a skihouse (no cleaning up, different batches of friends, etc) and because of the season pass rates... we got a pass to Heavenly and Kirkwood.

I spent some time with the manager - he's dedicated to making this place a success, I'm sure they'll do fine!  Good luck team basecamp!

04/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
81. Mark M.
Had a good experience here. We were mostly out during the day exploring South Lake Tahoe but the time we spent in the hotel was pretty good. They have a free breakfast (pastries, bagels, oatmeal, oj, coffee/tea) set up for their guests in the lobby with a nice long table to accommodate large parties/multiple guests (though in our experience most just took their food and went back to their rooms).

We were given a room with a deck outside. Though it was nice we were barely out there. The decks was over looking the parking lot and the casinos and a little bit of the mountain. There were two comfy chairs out but no tables (it was big enough to fit more furnitures).

All in all the staff were awesome and accommodating, the rooms were nice and clean with an awesome decor. The location was close to everything (casinos, hotel, beach, Heavenly) with plenty of parking.

The only negative experience I had was that the floors/walls were thin so you can hear a lot of the things outside your room. There were a family staying above us and the kids running around definitely made it difficult to sleep at night.

16/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
82. Leslie R.
Oh how I wanted to love Basecamp, for weeks I had been dropping this name to everyone I met. My anticipation was inspired by the outstanding web presentation, room design and the very high marks from reading reviews of people who had stayed.

Our review is based on what it is like traveling with our dog and Edward Bear is his name and our experience.

We had booked a room for four nights.
We left after one night and here is why:

No air conditioning. We did bring our own fan and we highly recommend doing so as the ceiling fan just could not cool the room.

Opening our windows at night for the cool air was useless since then you are filled with night light pollution. Light pollution from neighboring lodging, big bright signs, blinding lights off buildings.

Do not expect the "pet friendly" room to be comfortable or large. The "pet friendly" rooms are on the first floor, there is no room, we were upgraded to a not "pet friendly" room and felt awkward about taking it.

One chair per room? Where can anyone sit? While it is a very cute orange chair, there really needs to be a second chair. HINT to owners.

Two flat pillows per bed. If there is no chair to sit on, at least if you are in the bed to sit and read one needs more pillows. HINT to owners, more pillows please!

$40.00 a night pet fee! You heard me, and I now believe this is NOT a "pet friendly" place to stay. The only area to relieve your dog is next door at the Blue Jay because there is no grass at the Hotel.

Speaking of the grounds, this is a transformed old motor inn. Meaning all the rooms face the parking lot, there are NO wonderful views, the only views we experienced were rooflines to motor inns, their signage, sounds and lights.
And when looking at the website not all rooms have the balcony with cute green chairs, so try to book those rooms, your view will still be of a parking lot, but at least there will be two more chairs.

Even if not with Edward we will not return, nor can we give Basecamp high marks.

29/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
83. Steve M.
If you are in South Lake to get a little sun, snow, water or dirt (or all four) then this is the place you'll want to stay. If you are here to sit in your room and come out only to play the slots then you've stumbled on the wrong hotel.

I was up in S. Lake this past weekend to take in a few days of Mountain Biking. This hotel was perfect for our crew. On top of having all the facilities to lock up our bikes, it also has a great healthy, fresh continental breakfast to start out the day. All the baked goods are locally made fresh each morning. The wonderful coffee is roasted locally. I mean, even the orange juice is freshly squeezed. This place spares no expense on making sure their guests start out with the energy they'll need for their day's activity. Of course at the end of the day, they have a great jacuzzi as therapy after the day's activity.

As for the hotel decor - I'd call it "modern outdoors". Lot's of interesting woods with nice urban lighting fixtures. If you are a fan of the Mac, you are going to love this place. They have an Air in the lobby in case you need to look up a local hiking trail. If you need a charger for your iPhone, just ask the front desk - they'll set you up. I'm sure they welcome Android users but you may be out of luck if your forget your charger.

The rooms themselves are very modern with very comfortable beds. Have kids? Throw them up on the bunk beds. I slept in one (having lost a bet) and they're pretty comfortable. No need to bring your shampoo, conditioner or shower gel because each shower stall has a refillable supply of each. No wasteful little bottles that never get entirely used.

I can't say enough about this place but in the interesting of being able to find a free room this winter, I'll leave it at that.

20/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
84. Mark Z.
Clean,  comfortable,  and great service! They left us a complimentary bottle of wine once they found out we were visiting for our anniversary, and the hot tub and two fires are nice, too.

15/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
85. R M.
Deal through Travelzoo = $99/Sat night for King bed room.  Included free bottle of wine, smores next to the fire and free continental breakfast (as well as free coffee/tea all day).  How can you beat that????

The only reason this is 4 stars instead of 5 is that the room/bathroom are on the small side....but that aside, there was absolutely nothing else to complain about!  

Room was immaculate, bed was firm but comfy....asked for extra pillows (no problem!)....tv wasn't working when we got in (staff came up and fixed right away).  Luckily we weren't next to room with children or pets so stay was quiet.  We saw the roof top hot tub but couldn't imagine how cold that must be after you get out (it was in the 20's at night).  

Location is as advertised....literally a 100 yard walk to the back casino entrance at Harveys....then a quick walk thru the casino to 50/stateline.  

Front desk/staff provided 5 star service....friendly, informative, helpful, attentive!

This was clearly a motel back in the day but they did as good a job as you can to clean it up and turn it into the boutique motel it now is.  

If I were in my 20s/30s, this would be my "go to" place!

18/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Kristen C.
After reading about this hotel "more like modern motel" in an email I came across one morning from one of my daily email subscriptions, I knew I had to stay here. I'm a sucker for anything new, cute, and hipster-esque. So naturally when I made plans to go to Tahoe for the Labor Day Weekend, it was a no brainer.

- Free breakfast in the morning (don't think continental) which has bagels, coffee, OJ, and pastries (except on Monday)
- Free beach access to Lakeview Beach (beach is clean, but sand is rougher than other spots)
- Hot Tub upstairs - although I was dissapointed since it looks more like a whirlpool you'd put in your bathroom when the email hyped it up a lot more
- Free s'mores time starting at 8pm - I wanted to get my s'more action on, but with a bunch of people I don't know gathered around a small fire pit, it was a little more kumbaya than I could wrap my head around.
- Beds were comfy
- Room interiors had a great feel to them, and I love the art work inside!

Needs improvement:

- Patio door had faulty locks.
- Parking is limited especially during a busy weekend
- If you desperately need AC, they only have fans (but it wasn't too big of a deal for us)
- Some of the towels smelled like chlorine (they should have separate hot tub towels and bath towels...gross)

Overall, I'd definitely come back and stay here again. I bet in a few years, all the ghetto motels on the block will turn into posh, trendy, or hipster boutique "hotels", since you can already see signs and construction for new ones "coming soon".

05/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Michael V.
Loved Basecamp.  Great location, comfortable albeit small rooms, great employees.  Satchel was awesome, lots of recos.  It's a dog friendly hotel, and I found the other dog people respectful and unobtrusive.  I will definitely go back!

18/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
88. Crystal C.
I got a living social deal for this hotel and I was so excited to use it!   I was in love with the decor, the incredibly helpful staff, and the location, but there was only one main drawback.  No air conditioning in the rooms.  This may not seem like a big deal in Tahoe, but both nights we stayed here the night time temperature in our room did not drop below 80 degrees, despite the windows being open and the fan going full blast.  The second night we stayed there we asked to borrow an extra fan and the staff kindly brought us one.  

I would recommend this place for winter time guests, but for the summer time it is just too hot.  

On a side note, Basecamp staff really knows the area.  My husband and I came to Tahoe to do mountain biking, and most of the staff were avid mountain bikers themselves and pointed us towards some awesome trails!   Thanks Basecamp staff for the information!

01/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Trista H.
Picked this hotel because it had great reviews and looked trendy in pictures. This place feels like crashing on a friends couch and using their shower. Was not a comfy stay. I really enjoy hotels that make you feel welcome and spoil you. The staff was all not so friendly and didn't seam eager to please. Without making this anymore lengthy biggest thing that was upsetting was we had a family room and there were only 3 shower towels which is fine(even though there are 4 beds?) so my brother called the front desk and they said they were too busy to bring us towels and we'd have to go get them. Might not be a big deal to anyone else but when you spend a couple hundred a night for a room it's kind of nice to get treated like your dollar is worth the service.

09/02/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
90. Natalie C.
Wonderful place to stay! Very thorough and thoughtful renovation of an old motel.The room was a bit small but well-furnished, very clean, and cute. Very comfortable bed and a nice bathroom. I loved the little details in the room like the lantern, the cooler, and the shampoo and conditioner dispensers in the shower. Great amenities: fire pits for roasting marshmallows, a rooftop hot tub, and a cozy lobby with a small bar and a tea station. Free wi-fi and a light but tasty breakfast were also included. It was great to be within easy walking distance of the casinos and Heavenly Village.

Customer service is great as well. The Travelzoo voucher I purchased included a bottle of wine and I forgot to call and ask about substitutions (we're under 21). The guy who checked us in (I think his name was Dan) noticed and immediately offered to find us some sort of replacement without us even having to ask. He also gave us some good restaurant and activity recommendations. I really appreciated how accommodating they were.

I can't wait to go back!

26/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
91. Amber M.
Spent the weekend here. Its perfect. Its on the stateline of California and Nevada, there are casinos on one side of the street and adorable shops on the other. Walking distance to the Heavenly Gondola. The hotel is out of the way from the noise but just close enough to everything you could possibly want.

The rooms are clean and adorable and the lobby is rustic and gorgeous. There is always coffee ready and all of the workers are super helpful. Robbie checked us in and gave us amazing recommendations for dinner for our two nights and told us about great trails to hike.

Breakfast is delicious (and free!), fresh pastries, bagels with cream cheese or peanut butter, greek yogurt, oatmeal, coffee, tea, and apples and oranges. Its a great way to start your day. Loved this place, I'd definitely come back.

02/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
92. Jeff W.
This place is, by far, my favorite place to stay in Tahoe. Kind, knowledgeable and friendly staff, happy hour, and a hot tub?! Great stuff!

I took my girlfriend here for Christmas last month and, since it was the middle of the week, there were a few vacancies. We mentioned we had been there before and enjoyed it, and out of the blue they gave us a free upgrade to a balcony room! Then they told us about a great place to catch the sunset and had some great discounts on lift tickets.

Everyone should check this place out. Best spot in Tahoe.

11/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
93. Liz M.
After hearing this place name dropped a million times, I had to check it out for myself. I had a good experience overall, but it wasn't exactly the "here I am in the hottub looking at the mountains, here I am eating s'mores by the firepit, here I am wearing flannel on the Adirondak chairs" vision I had.

First off, the location is great - 2 minute walk to the casinos (and the Nevada-California border, which we were greatly amused by) and about 7 minutes to the Heavenly gondola if you're heading to the snow.

The decor and vibe is basically your hipster fantasy come to life. Quirky artwork and a lantern bedside! Thoreau quotes on the bathroom wall! Nice touches.
The front desk area is warm and inviting and breakfast in the morning was a perfect start to our day. The front desk answered all our touristy questions, like the best places to go for a hike and to fish. For all these reasons, including a more affordable price tag, I would definitely return.

My main grievance is that there were no hours posted anywhere. We ended up eating breakfast earlier than usual because we were afraid we'd miss it. Hours later we still saw people heading in to eat. Around 10:45 PM, we wanted to check if the hot tub was open, and if not, when it would be in the morning. It was closed (it's located next to some rooms), but there was no sign of when it would open. We decided to try for s'mores instead, as there were people sitting by the fire, but when I asked the front desk about it, the guy said he was just about to turn it off, before adding, "Yeah... kind of late for *that*." Yeah, condescending hint taken.

Also, we had originally booked the room that was pet friendly, but later decided not to bring the dog. When we checked in, we were still given the pet friendly room, which is a tiny room located in the back on the first floor under some stairs without sunlight. Basically, the room no one wants unless you're obligated to stay there because you have a pet. We asked if we could switch rooms (they were really nice about it) and were given a significantly larger room that's listed at the same price. But for everyone who complains about the rooms being too warm during the summer, that pet friendly room could be a nice option to keep cool.

Nonetheless, 4 stars for a great concept and amazing location.

23/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
94. Ken S.
First I would like to say,, I stay at a lot of nice hotels because I'm a Tour Bus Operater .
I've stayed at Harrahs, Harvey's and Embassy Suites  about Twenty times a year and I want to tell you this place is great, it's clean, comfortable, and Close to everything lts a must stay when in Tahoe
"Check It Out" You won't be Disapointed.
The only thing you won't like is leaving...

17/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
95. Maricar F.
Super cool. Super cozy hotel. Love the cute details in our room. Bathroom is so clean and modern looking. We'll be back for sure!

24/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
96. Lucinda R.
No AC! All they had going for them was the decore. It is close the harvey casino but I will never go back.

29/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
97. Erika T.
Check in was super easy, the staff is great, and the hotel itself is super cute and well decorated. The rooms were very clean and everything looked new. The bed was ridiculously comfortable. Check out was easy and fast. Couldn't have had a better experience. Will definitely be back!

18/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. Katie T.
I can't wait to go back.

My boyfriend and I came to Lake Tahoe for his birthday weekend, and he choose this hotel based on the reviews and the great location - and I was blown away.

From the extremely cute decor to the amazingly friendly staff, Basecamp gave us such a wonderful experience. The breakfast offered was perfect (coffee, juices, bagels, bars, treats), the bar was open late (small, but whatever) and the communal dinner was a nice touch. We didn't partake though because we wanted to walk around and explore the surroundings.

From the spot you can walk to all the casinos in under 5 minutes, walk to sushi in under 30 and take a stroll to the lifts in about 7. CAN'T BEAT THAT.

The room was very clean and the fireplace kept us snug and warm all night long.

I've decided that this will be our go-to place whenever we visit Lake Tahoe.

Thanks for the great time, Basecamp team!

14/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
99. Melissa V.
We booked our room through hotel tonight. Great rate. But when we wanted to extend our stay, they wouldn't let us. We had to check out and then go back on the hotel tonight to book the room again.... Which was an hour after we were suppose to check out. We always use this app and have never had a problem extending our stay at the same rate since there's an option to book for two nights. Lesson learned.

09/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
100. Adam K.
This has to be the only hotel in it's category.  It's really like no place you've ever stayed.  Essentially someone took one of those motor lodge style places where all the rooms open up to the outdoors and decided to turn it into a hip, clean, trendy hangout hotel with no vanity or airs of pretentiousness.  

You walk into a very nice reception area that has a nice flatscreen, a powerful little fireplace and two giant Restoration Hardware style couches for lounging.  At the oppostie end of the reception area is a large communal table that seats about 20 and a small lounge area with a bar and a few high tables.  Very casual, but well appointed.

The room is updated and quite large.  Ours was a single king and had some nice Tahoe art inside as well as updated carpet, linens and bathroom with a glass shower.  There was also a great little patio with a couple Adirondack chairs for lounging.  The walls are a little thin, so you'll hear some things....

There is a hot tub and an outdoor fireplace/patio type area where they cook s'mores and on top of the check in area is an outdoor hot-tub.  

The staff and the crowd also stand out in a good way.  Everyone we interacted with was energetic, and ready to help.  They gave us directions, things to do, advice on which places to ski and where to go.  The hotel also puts on a communal dinner on occasions where 15 people sign up to sit around with strangers and hang out, enjoy some drinks and talk about the day.  It was a great time to get to meet some likeminded people.  And the demographic was all the same; 25-35 young professionals (yuppies... if you insist).  

And all for a price that belies it's feel.  Which is probably the best part.  It's trendy without the trendy pricetag.

18/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
101. Johanna S.
Really enjoyed my stay at Basecamp!  Of the area hotels, Basecamp feels modern, clean and like a place you want to come home to after a day of hiking/biking/beaching/etc.  The staff there is great - friendly, willing to offer advice and suggestions.  The breakfast is a great bonus - good selection and tasty.  The location is within walking distance to a lot of things, and a short drive to others.

15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
102. Lara B.
I caught this deal on Living Social (2 nights for $99) and JUST missed the opportunity to purchase it when I finally was able to confirm everyone's schedules. I called Basecamp and explained, and they generously and graciously honored the Living Social price. When we arrived, the girl was sweet and helpful. When we had breakfast, the other girl (Alexia?) was so sweet and helpful. The bartender (male) chatted it up with my boyfriend and I for about 30 minutes while we sat at the bar for Happy Hour. (He later said this was his favorite part of the trip!)

Go here. Seriously. Rooms are adorable, hot tub is on the top deck (awesome) and there are firepits on the bottom and top roof decks. Breakfast is a little light, but it's tasty, and enough to hold you over until you get something more hearty in town. It rained (snowed) both days we were there, but we were perfectly happy to sit in our cozy room and the warm "lobby" on the huge leather couches relaxing and talking.

Romantic, adorable, relaxing and perfect!

13/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
103. Nikolas K.
I am happy to say that I've just found my new refuge in Tahoe. Basecamp has it all...

- Best location - close to the ski resorts, lake and adjacent to the casinos
- Incredible design - think Ace Hotel, but more lodge-esque feel
- Great service - Robby & Sachel were my guides to some new local spots
- Complimentary breakfast - great coffee, oatmeal, granola, etc

My wife and I can't wait to go back and visit!!

17/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
104. farzaneh k.
This is a great place! Clean, cool, super friendly staff and vibe.  It is really well designed, it has a cozy hang out vibe and it's walking distance to heavenly.  I loved it and would stay here every time I come to south Lake Tahoe!

24/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
105. Jared V.
This place is pretty cool close to the large hotels and casinos.. The staff is super friendly I guess the only big issue I had with this place was that since we had a downstairs room next to the stairs we could hear everyone's footsteps coming down which woke me up atleast two or three times through out the night...mind you I'm not a light sleeper so it was pretty loud.. Besides that it was all good great outdoor fire place and hot tup (bummer they close it at 10pm)

02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
106. Carmen H.
We recently spent 6 nights at Basecamp Hotel (6/1/13 - 6/7/13) and had such a wonderful experience!!!  My husband and I can't thank the staff enough for all their helpful information, recommendations and their overall service.  Specifically we would like to point out Robbie and Dan.  They are FABULOUS!  Talk about service!  These guys are top knotch!!!

The hotel has a retro "campy" vibe.  Very simple but clean and love the decorations. Our room had a balcony and the room itself was very comfortable and spacious.  The location is excellent, right at the CA/NV state line.  It's a 10 minute walk to the beach, 5 minutes to Heavenly Village and 2 minutes to the casino's.  We used the hotel bikes one day and rode around South Lake Tahoe as well.

The hotel has complementary breakfast every morning which included, coffee (really great coffee by the way), oatmeal, pastries, bagels, granola and fruit.  Just enough to get you going.  The hotel also offers a really great happy hour everyday.  We took advantage several times.  You can chill on the patio or upstairs at the hot tub.  They also offer smores (for purchase).  

Overall, we had a wonderful stay at Basecamp and for the price and service, you can't beat it!  I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Lake Tahoe!

20/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
107. Jamie P.
Just came back from a fantastic weekend at Basecamp. This was our first stay here and I can not recommend it enough!  We had 2 families traveling with 4 small boys all under the age of 8 and it was PERFECT!  Our boys had so much fun roasting marshmallows, collecting pine cones and reading the survival books in the room. They now know how to kick down a door and break into a locked car with a slim jim (and "not the beef jerky kind Mom").  This place is great for kids, the staff was AMAZING and helpful, the breakfast was perfect (especially the croissant/muffins!), the beer was great and above all the hotel is just super cute and relaxed and well, just PERFECT!!!  Thank you so much to the staff (Robbie and Dan) for making our weekend exactly what we needed!!  Can't wait to come back!!
Side note-a perfect hiking spot close by is Van Sickle. Easy hike with beautiful views and geocaches...

17/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
108. Elisa H.
I will stay here again if I ever return to Tahoe! I like the design, especially since I am a wheelchair user that is very critical on PRACTICAL ease of use. VERY clean and still like new! Very friendly and accommodating staff!
Prime location for all local attractions, especially since you can hear any outdoor concert series from Harrah's just across the way! They also offer free continental breakfast which was decent and held us over until a late lunch. A small bar offers local beer and wine at reasonable prices too.  
I created an account just to write review because it was thanks to others' reviews we stayed here.

13/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
109. SUN M.
My second time in Tahoe and I choose Basecamp Hotel by reviewed on Yelp. Omg! I love this hotel and I'd recommend this hotel to all of my friends. The room I booked was 2 queen beds and 2 bunkers, non smoking. The lobby area is my first impression. Nice decoration. All staffs at front desk were so kind and friendly. The room was so clean and quite!!!!!! Highly recommend!

29/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
110. Slug B.
this was my favorite Tahoe trip and it's mostly because of our stay here at basecamp. the cozy atmosphere allowed my family of 8 to enjoy plenty of time together. after checking in we all gathered in the lobby/living room area for happy hour. for $3.50 I got a generous pour of wine. after dinner we returned to the hotel and sat around the fire pit and roasted s'mores.

3 of us stayed in a standard king room on the 1st floor. you can definitely hear footsteps above, but it didn't bother us. the room was small, but very clean.

05/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
111. Cody W.
Great hotel. Explorer's Room was perfect for our group. Next time we're going to try and hit the communal dinner.

15/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
112. Keith T.
A gem in South Lake....

Imagine an old school mid century motel brought to life with the tasteful, relevant and clean design sense of 2012.  Throw in some really friendly, yet not overbearing, young outdoor enthusiasts who have been the brains and brawn behind this reinvigorated property.  You've got the Basecamp Hotel in South Lake Tahoe.  The rooms are clean (brand new clean) and comfortable...flat panel, ipod dock, cool fixtures, comfortable bed, new tile, new windows, new doors....you get the picture (or see those posted).  The reception, lobby, breakfast room is welcoming and spacious.  The vibe is great.  Congrats Basecamp, may you have many years of success.  You've put a lot of love into this place.

28/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
113. Brittany P.
Stayed here for 2 nights last week. All in all we really enjoyed our stay, have recommended it to others, and would stay here again.

What I really liked - the overall design was fun and modern, really liked the attention to detail and small touches throughout. Rooms are fairly no-frills, but super comfortable, and all the frills are still around, just in the common areas. It's a great reason to get people out of their rooms. The lobby is gorgeous and doubles as a space to hang out and watch tv or grab a beer at their bar. We did the whole s'mores thing at the firepit and I was glad we did because it was a great chance to meet some new people. Took advantage of the hottub on the rooftop one cold night which was fun.

What could be improved - we booked super early since we were staying on a holiday weekend and thought it might get booked up early. We paid a pretty penny for the room and weren't sure exactly which room we were getting. After checking in we heard the desk guy on the phone and saw a walkup checkin. Both were quoted about 1/2 the price we paid. I get that when there are rooms left  they go for cheap, but there were much better king rooms than the one we had and it would have been nice to give us one of those instead since we paid significantly more for it. I mentioned the room was no frills, and by that I mean rather small with no refrigerator (they give you a mini cooler but no where to get ice), no coffee maker, etc. Coffee is available all the time in the lobby so you can easily get some anytime, but if you feel like a cup early before getting up, you have to run through the snowy parking lot to get it.

Overall loved the place, the location, and the staff had some great recommendations about where to visit and what to do.

05/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
114. Nicholas S.
First impression is everything. When you drive up be prepared to think you are staying at a motel because this place is basically that, but hotel cleanliness and everything renovated.

After getting over the fact that hotel was more of a motel, we went to check on where everything about this place changed our thoughts. We were greeted by a really nice man at the front desk. He explained the charges and the amenities and we were on our way.

The room is fantastic. Very clean and the fact that they give you awesome shampoo, conditioner, and body wash was an extreme plus for me. The beds were really soft and comfortable. The only downside to the room is that the walls are paper thin. I mean extremely paper thin. We were apart of everyone's conversion whether we wanted to be or not. This is a huge problem for me considering my fiancee and I are late sleepers, but we got through it and woke up with everyone.

The so called "deluxe" continental breakfast is anything but that. I've had continental breakfast at other hotels and it included eggs, bacon, cereal, bagels, pastries, etc. The only thing offered here was bagels and pastries. I wouldn't mind that but just don't call it "deluxe". The fire pit and rooftop Jacuzzi was a nice addition.

If you are looking for a hotel with all the amenities you're use to then this is not the place for you. If you don't mind a place that's a little different and you're willing to be adventurous then give it a try.

Tip: Try to park on the outside of the hotel. Parking in the lot is horrendous.

15/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
115. Ron S.
My family had a great "outdoor" experience at Basecamp Hotel!

I did all my research on TripAdvisor and Yelp before booking here. Most reviews were spot on. This hotel has a modern twist to the outdoor nature feel. It's newly renovated from top to bottom. I believe they just opened in May of 2012. So we were one of the first to enjoy this hidden gem.

+ Kudos for the entire front desk staff and all the behind the scenes crew like the housekeeping dept. The place was immaculately clean & tidy! A big plus for us.
+ FREE s'mores kit when you mention TripAdvisor!
+ FREE beach access passes to Lakeview Beach...
+ FREE breakfast. Yummy locally made breads, orange juice, bagels, etc...
+ Beer & wine from their cozy  bar...
+ Hot tub action upstairs
+ Fire-pit and ample seating all around...
+ We explored and peeked into the bunk bed rooms for our next trip...very cool!

I can't wait to try them in the winter season. Heavenly Ski Resort gondolas are across the street. Overall, a great little hotel retreat. but just  bit pricey even considering the low occupancy during our stay.

- Oddly, there were any trash cans throughout the property. Possibly to avoid raccoons &/or bears?
- Our bathroom window and sliding glass door had faulty locks.
- Parking in the covered garage was very tight!
- Needs curtain liners. I wanted to enjoy the natural sunlight & moonlight, but I felt naked...when I was NAKED ;-) !!!

31/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
116. Michelle B.
My father, brother, and myself decided to swing by Lake Tahoe on our way to see family in Antioch and decided to book this hotel not even 24 hours earlier on a whim. It was incredibly priced for the location and we can't wait to check it out during the winter. It is right next to the lift and a short walk to the beach if you come check it out during the summer months. The only downside is that there is a huge building under construction right outside it's doorstep, but i'm sure once it is done it won't look too bad.

I cannot stress how good the location is at this hotel. I was able to walk to casinos, restaurants, shopping, everything I needed, in under 15 minutes. And the lift is seriously RIGHT THERE. I also really liked the continental breakfast, and even though I missed it they heat up the Jacuzzi every night and serve smores. You can also get a free pass to the beach and on returning visits you are given 15% off your stay.

This is not the Ritz though, it is the bare minimum. However, everything is clean, comfortable, and new. My broski loved the bathroom and we had a great view from our balcony. I also noticed that there were plenty of ski/snowboard racks right outside the hotel rooms. Also, for people new to Cali, the sun is super bright here! Bring an eye mask, it woke us up bright and early! And by bright and early I mean before 6am.

06/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
117. Thang Xuan N.
Got the Explorer Club (8 beds) - great room for spending time with people you like, it's one big room, one bathroom, we eat meals in the balcony and watched ParisByNight (viet thing) on the projector that comes with the room. Rustic, basic, campy feel. The staff is very helpful - puts you in better mood. walking distance form the "village" which is good for lazy strolls after a day of tiring fun.

would be nice if had refrigerator and microwave ($15 if you want to rent one out).

09/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Chris D.
Great room and great service. Be aware there was no a/c unit in room. Very clean and great condition. Price is very competitive for Lake Tahoe. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The small bar was a nice touch and happy hour between 3-6pm was exceptional. The breakfast was crowded but decent for a continental style. Much better than the big hotels and 10 times nicer than any of the other smaller places. We will definitely be staying here for all future stays. Great value.

25/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
119. Novalina N.
Cute modern boutique hotel. It's like a snow-cabin version of Ace Hotel.

The staff is young, friendly, and efficient. There was a mistake in my hotel charge and they were apologetic and refunded my money back in an instant.

A lil' warning though, they have a room in the downstairs corner, beside the laundry room. The room is tiny and noisy during the day, since the cleaning crew do all their laundry there. The second day, we asked for a different room and got a better one (with a balcony) on the 2nd floor.

Love the modern cabin decor, the ginger soap, the free yummy breakfast (great coffee!), the smores, and the rental bikes!

30/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
120. Mrs. G.
The lobby of this motor inn- redone, is amazingly comfy. Great continental breakfast, maybe the best one ever. Free tea and coffee all day everyday.  Staff very accommodating and knowledgable. Rooms are done really cute too. Bed is really nice. Big bathroom. Great heater. Half a block from Harvey's backdoor so also cool. Plus, Harveys is a pet-friendly casino which is rad.
The things we were not happy about though... kinda steal from the good! Which is unfortunate.
First, they are still a motor inn but their prices don't reflect that. The floors are very creaky and thin, you can hear everything. Our dog friendly room was tiny and dark, hard tile floors with no rugs or floor mats to wipe your feet. I know dog rooms are normally not as nice as the rest, but this was really bad. No place to wipe your feet? You can image how dirty it gets.  This is not a place to come with pets. I suspect the other rooms are a little better.
They did not service our room once on a 4 night stay. Got clean towels only once which was kinda a drag. I had to sweep the floors myself bc the maids never came by when were out on numerous excursions during the day with our pets (the room was empty so no excuse as to why they never came in).
Supposed Smoke-free property which is great for us, except loud ppl smoking at 130am outside our door for hours went unnoticed by staff.  
Cute campfire area outside lobby but on new years eve at midnight my husband and I asked to sit around it and were told no it was turned off bc too many families were staying tonight... Even though we bought smores and were ready to roast a few... And they advertise it all over their website.

03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
121. Brandon C.
We stayed here Friday and sat night for the first time. I have stayed at almost all the hotels in south lake. I can say this hotel is by far the best for the money. I would rate the staff and customer service level 8/10. We met the owner and he was very down to earth and social hanging out casual like everyone else.
The hotel is very clean and had recently been remodeled from head to toe. Everything was very modern yet outdoors theme. The beds were very comfortable.
One of the things we loved the most was the fact we were literally 200 feet from Harvey's. we love this hotel and will continue to stay here. Christian is the owner if I remember right. Thumbs up to base camp hotel!!

25/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
122. Dave R.
Wow, what a good idea these guys had.  We loved it.

Take a dumpy Motel, fix it up into something cool, work hard and provide good friendly service where you can, and provide your guests prime access to everything South Tahoe has to offer.. literally across the street from Harveys and Harrah's outdoor arena, around the corner to Heavenly Village, free access to Lakeside Beach and marina which is beautiful and fun in summer.

We came with our family of 5 (three young kids) to start our vacation in Tahoe for which we had a rental home a couple of days early, and to check it out.

We were a bit concerned it may cater more to the hipsters and not work out for young kids, but it worked out great for us... they loved the "bear hotel" as another reviewer called it.

A couple things about kids tho:  the sinks are too high for them, and there was no bathtub in our 2Q-2Loft room.  

Our second night is tonight, a Friday night.  We'll see how the noise goes when we try to sleep.. that could be an issue as well.  Will update.

12/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
123. Erin S.
Ever since I first stumbled upon Basecamp Hotel, I've been itching to check out the South Lake Tahoe boutique hotel. After convincing my mom to take a quick trip up the mountain with me, I got online, excited to book our room. That's when I discovered their "Great Indoors" room, which gives you the feel of camping outside (faux log fire, tent, lantern lamps, picnic table and glow in the dark constellations) with all the conveniences of a regular hotel room (warm shower, electricity, toilet, etc.). Basically, my ideal camping experience.

After a two-hour drive from Sacramento, we rolled up on the hotel, excited to check out the space. We arrived well before check-in, but our room was clean and ready to go so they let us in early. Before sending us off to experience the "Great Indoors," they explained that the quaint hotel bar offered happy hour from 3-6pm, that there was a spa on the rooftop, games in the lobby, free breakfast in the morning, and s'mores kits (for roasting at one of the two fire pits) available for $2.

When we got to our room, I was stoked to see that it did not disappoint. My mom quickly took a seat by the fake fire, pretending to warm her hands and feet. Next, she hopped on the tent-covered bed while I scoped out our do-not-disturb door hang featuring a sleeping bear and the words "light sleeper, sharp claws." The hotel room really gave the feeling of camping minus all the dirt, bugs and wild animals, and it was awesome. That said, there's still something to be said for wood fires, the smell of nature and actual stars.

To see the pics I took during me stay at the hotel, go here: bowsandsparrows.com/pers…

10/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
124. Nichole L.
What a great hotel! To start, everything about it looks like perfection. Loved all the colors, furniture, decoration, etc. The general structure of the buildings could be any motel but they really went the extra mile to make it special.

I live in Truckee and am fairly familiar with South Lake so I didn't need advice on things to do/places to go, but overheard the staff helping many folks with restaurant and activity suggestions. It seems that they are genuinely interested in each guest's needs/experience. Each staff member I interacted with was very sweet and friendly.

My room was very clean and comfortable, plenty of space, lots out outlets and a comfy bed. I loved the FULL-SIZED, yummy smelling products in the shower.  I never heard any other guests and had a great night's sleep.

The lobby area is a great place to hang out with a small bar, huge comfy couches and little tables if you need to do work while enjoying a beer. Didn't try out the s'mores/fire pit but there were plenty of families and couples that did. They light the fires around 7 and s'mores kits are available for $2 each until 11pm. Breakfast was really yummy with lots of pastries, bagels, yogurt, granola in cute paper bags and excellent coffee.

Definitely would stay here again and recommend it to anyone from large families (rooms with bunkbeds!) to couples and singles.

18/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
125. Carolyn S.
This place has a lot going for it - cool and fun design, hip and friendly employees, and little extras like bikes for rent. It's a neat concept on paper, but in practice, it ends up being a standard motel with a bit of rusticy-hipster accents and the typical drawbacks of a motel - lack of view, loud neighbors/thin walls, and no A/C - all for a $200/night price tag!

It was my first trip to Lake Tahoe, and we were going with some friends who have a place in South Lake Tahoe, so I went online to see what kinds of accommodation we could find there. Needless to say, it's a pretty disappointing scene. Most of the options are aging motels, RV campgrounds, and a few luxury and boutique options.

Basecamp stood out because it seemed really unique and like it has had a lot of thought put into it. At $200/night, it's not a bargain, but it's a price you expect to play for nice lodging in a tourist destination like Lake Tahoe. I chose it over the Marriott, which was $225 per night plus $25 daily valet parking, because it looked like it had a lot more character.

And the place definitely does. Every detail of it is well thought out and fun. They've done a great job of capturing the outdoorsy nature of the area in a way that's fun for people looking to escape from the Bay Area. There's a lot of reclaimed wood, fun, bold colors, and cool accessories. The lights in the hotel rooms look like those outdoor lights that you find at state parks and girl scout camp cabins. There was a really massive graphic map of Lake Tahoe above our bed, plus several other framed posters and cool wooden coat pegs on the wall.

Despite all the effort they've put into the design, though, it's still a motel underneath. The view from our room was okay - we had a bit of a look up Heavenly Mountain, but we also had a good look at the motel rooms across the parking lot. And that's too bad, since the motel rooms have full length windows that would be great to put to good use. Plus, as always happens in a motel, there's that group of people who want to stay up on their patio until 4 am, and it doesn't matter if they're shouting or speaking at a normal volume, at that time of the morning all voices sound like someone is shouting right outside your window.

And that wouldn't be too much of a problem, if the place had A/C. And that, there, was my biggest problem with the motel. I don't care if "most of the hotels in Tahoe don't have A/C" or "it gets into the 60's at night" (or the 40s, as I overheard the staff member say to another guest - not sure where that 20 degree difference went in the course of a few hours), if I'm paying $200 a night, I don't want to have to bring a fan with me from home (heck, I don't even own a fan in my current apartment!) - I want to have A/C!

Without A/C, we were stuck at bedtime (around midnight) trying to decide whether we wanted to suffer tossing and turning all night in a stuffy, overheated motel room, or whether we wanted to open the massive windows to try to cool the place down and then spend the next two hours lying awake in bed listening to the people below us drinking Bud on their balcony and laughing their heads off. By the end of the second night of this, I was not feeling relaxed on my vacation and I swear I woke up every hour throughout the night. Now, I live in a downtown area, so I'm used to all kinds of street noise and I can sleep through it without a problem, but people's voices right next door are very different from the sound of cars going by, especially when you think you're on vacation and you'll be having a quiet, peaceful night's sleep.

Another thing I would definitely have liked at Basecamp is one of those guidebooks to hotel services. There were a lot of amenities that I wouldn't have known about unless I'd specifically found them out - such as the jacuzzi on the roof, the bikes for rent, and the free passes you can get to the beach three blocks away.

Also, the hotel is less than 1 block away from one of the big hotels in Stateline, and their outdoor concert area is right across the street. So keep that in mind if you think you'll want to be in your hotel from say 5-8 pm, as there were concerts on both Friday and Saturday when we were there. Now, Huey Louis & The News was fine... Sugarland, on the other hand, not so much. I can't stand country pop, and I had to blare the music from the iPhone dock in the bedroom to even somewhat drown it out while they were playing.

27/08/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
126. Skyler W.
Great rooms, great price, great location.

The rooms have a nice feel to them and everything was very clean. The staff was great. They have an amazing fire pit down by the lobby. They also have a miniature bar that serves beer and wine.

I will definitively stay here every time i am in South Lake.

They are right across the street from Harvey s on the California side.

Great Hotel!

16/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
127. Natali R.
If I could give Basecamp Hotel 10 stars-I would! This is a great establishment and I use that word because it is more than a hotel. The last trip (Late March 2014) was even better than our (August 2013) trip. First time around was just my partner and I in the summer, which was great. It was our first time in Tahoe in a long time. We enjoyed the beaches and Basecamp allows free access to one in walking distance. We were so surprised by how much we loved the hotel. The second time around my partner, his brother, my nephew, and I went down to snowboard and we got the Double Queen loft. They loved the bunk beds and the room had plenty of space!
The big picture: Basecamp Hotel is really clean. No problems in this department. The customer service is phenomenal! They have great suggestions on what to do locally like where to eat, dance, gamble, and get some snow. They are really friendly and obliged with my infinite requests. The premises/grounds are great! It's a great location-walking distance from casinos, shops, restaurants, and beaches. The décor is modern yet outdoorsy. We love the pops of bright green and orange. The lobby is beautiful and makes us feel like we are away from the city. It's so comfy, warm, and inviting. The little sayings on the walls are sweet and for someone who pays attention to detail, I love them!
Little touches: The soap, conditioner, and body wash smell amazing. The makeup towel sold me! As a gal that wears makeup, this was totally appreciated! Again, I want to stress how much we loved the décor of the rooms. This is the main reason we will continue to come back to Basecamp Hotel. We requested a refrigerator for the room and they were able to equip us with one for a small fee.
Our experience: We love how they offer us to make s'mores over a fire. S'mores are good any day, hot or cold! The teenage boys loved this! The outdoor hot tub is always nice after a long day. The hotel beer is delicious and it's from Oregon. I bought a beer mug with the bear with reindeer antlers that says "Beer." Love it! We got lucky enough to meet the owners of Basecamp Hotel and they were really friendly! They made us feel really comfortable and they were really down to earth. The rest of the staff is super helpful and they all look like they get along and make a great team. All the guests we ran into appeared happy to be there and in good spirits. They enjoyed the many special and unique touches Basecamp Hotel has to offer. The check in and check out process is easy and quick. As our car was covered in snow, they let us borrow a brush.
In conclusion: We are always sad to leave Tahoe and Basecamp Hotel. We will be back and we will stay here every time we go back! It holds great memories for us and Basecamp Hotel is always good to us. Keep up the great work! They even offer a little discount to revisiting guests!

31/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
128. S M.
It is kind of like an ace hotel in the woods. The room we had was a bit too small but the free breakfast, free passes to the nearby beach and $2 s'mores made up for it. I will be back!

Also it is right next to a construction site which will eventually block the mountain view from the hot tub. It might take 10 years though. There is also another terribly ugly harrahs or something on the other side.

But also also, it's dog friendly!!!

09/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
129. May I.
It was my first time in Lake Tahoe and at Basecamp - and it definitely won't be my last.

Room - Small, but perfect for our needs. The bed is ridiculously comfortable. The shower toiletries are also super high quality which is something you never expect, from any hotel. The carpet even had a wood pattern to it - I loved how much detail went into everything.

Location - Prime. It's a 4 minute walk to the beach and we were just blown away by the sunset. It's also super close to Heavenly Village if you need to grab a bite or go shopping.

Parking - Free!

Hot Tub - Open till 10p! Seats 6 comfortably. Such a treat after a day of camping.

Free breakfast - From 7-10a.  I loved how plentiful it was. The only con was going around 9am on a Sunday and because breakfast is served on a small counter,  it can get pretty congested. I recommend waking up a little early and grabbing it so you don't need to deal with the crowds.

S'mores - 2 for 2 bucks! It was a shame the upstairs fire pit was closed at 10pm when they allow S'mores till 11pm. The fire pits by the lobby were all surrounded already, and so I just ate my S'mores deconstructed.

Service - Super accommodating! I asked for hiking suggestions and they gave some great options. We ended up hiking by Echo Lake before returning to SF.

It's not inexpensive - but definitely worth it for such a fantastic weekend retreat. It offers services and activities like a hostel and the intimacy and comfort of a quality hotel. :)

07/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
130. Jennifer A.
This place rules! It's so much better to stay at Basecamp rather then the stinky and loud casinos! The rooms are impeccably clean and the carpet is super soft and cushiony. The bed and pillows were very comfortable, as well. Oh and the ceiling fans were a huge plus! We travel a lot and this hotel was the cleanest by far! The minute we got there, we sat in the roof top hot tub, and enjoyed the views of the mountains all around us. Everything is literally right across the street: Heavenly Village, Casinos, Restaurants ect.The front desk staff was more than accommodating and very friendly. No, there isn't eggs and bacon breakfast, which unless you're staying at a Hotel with a restaurant those types of Breakfasts are usually pretty yucky anyways. However, the Basecamp breakfast is terrific! All of there pastries are locally made and very fresh, it was very cozy sitting by the fireplace in the lobby and eating our freshly made scones, fruit, bagels, and drinking our orange juice! We are doing some long day hikes this Spring, and are already planning our trip back! We stayed in room 225.

18/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
131. Nelle H.
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! Very cute, the staff is amazing. From here on out I only want to stay at this hotel when I go to Tahoe. The week before I had stayed at Harvey's which is basically across the street and as the room at Harvey's was good, the experience at this hotel was 100 times better. The rooms are very clean and decorated in a cute way that supports theme of the hotel.

The lobby is also adorable and very homey. We arrived in the evening and after settling in we went down to the lobby for a glass of wine and to roast marshmallows for s'mores. There were a good number of guest who were also enjoying the comfort of the common area, it was nice. Yes, they have a fire pit outside and the sell little s'mores kits for $2, it was pretty fun for my daughter and I. To top it off in the morning they have an amazing continental breakfast with oatmeal, bagels, pastries, cereal, fresh juice and coffee.

At some times of the year the price may be a little higher than other hotels in the area but the quality and the personable feeling of this make it totally worth it!!

29/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
132. Carol C.
Absolutely fantastic hotel experience. I highly recommend Basecamp to anyone staying in the Tahoe area. It's reasonably priced, has a fun look/feel, is very clean, and is overall very comfortable. The staff is friendly and very helpful... They have a great little breakfast spread.

It's not "I-don't-want-to-touch-anything-because-I-might-­ruin-something" fancy, by it's super cozy and relaxing to stay here. Book your room and enjoy!

24/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
133. Ashlee B.
We first stayed here right when Basecamp opened a couple years ago. From the moment I walked into the hotel I knew this boutique gem would be a frequent place for my husband and I to stay on our weekend getaways out of town. That being said, we have stayed here numerous times since and each time amazing in its own way. As a design junkie myself, I loved the rustic, modern, & trendy decor. I pretty much had to stop myself from wanting to pile those leather chesterfield couches from the lobby into my car. The hotel staff here are really awesome and personable. I love the little bar for a quick beer before heading out for the evening or day. Plus the location couldn't be more perfect. On our last visit we even rented bikes and rode them to the beach and on some other adventures we created for ourselves. The free breakfast in the morning is a sweet gesture and the coffee is pretty delicious too. Basecamp really is a great little hotel & I can't wait to stay there again.

29/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
134. Pratap M.
We stayed one night here. Very pleasant stay and would certainly look it up for my next visit also.

This is a motel like many others on the same street from outside. Very well done inside. Quality is as good as any 3 or 4 star hotels I have been to. Breakfast and parking facility is not that great but ok. Everything else exceeded our expectations.

19/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
135. Carly G.
I had the most amazing time at this hotel this past weekend when i was in town for the Zac Brown Band concert. It was conveniently located next to the venue, Harvey's Outdoor Amphitheater. The weather was the worst i have ever seen it in Tahoe for the summer. There were severe thunderstorms and flood warning for the later part of the day. The majority of the main strip on the state line lost power for about 3-4 hours including the hotel but our stay was still unbelievable. The bar stayed open and they brought in free pizza for whoever was staying there that night. We had a great balcony deck attached to our room that was unexpected but a nice bonus. The staff was amazing made sure that everyone was still having a pleasant and comfortable stay. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and i plan on returning in the future summer/winter as well.

21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
136. Rod K.
A very nice hotel which is different throughout. It looks like a motel, but once you step inside it's something completely new. From the decor to the friendly staff to the very fresh breakfast pastries, this is a special place with a feel all its own.
If only the rooms were a bit larger, it would be awesome.
Definitely will be our place to stay from now on in South Lake Tahoe.

19/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
137. Adrian R.
This place was fantastic!  Excellent vibe from Luke and Tom right when we entered the door.  Our rooms we had were clean, neat and warm.  The hot tub is a fun setting especially when its snowing.  The fire places they have is a great way to meet new people.  An extremely nice way to experience Tahoe for my first time.  This place is located in a perfect spot... everything was walking distance!  Breakfast provided in the morning was delicious.
I have to say phenomenal customer service!

I even left my mp3 player in the hotel room when I was on my way back home.  I called them and they shipped it to me the very next day!  Everything worked out perfectly here.

I strongly recommend this hotel if you're hittin up Tahoe!

22/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
138. Michael M.
We have visited Basecamp Hotel several times and each time our experience is perfect. The ambiance is cozy, fun and relaxing.  For the price it's far better then staying out one of the casinos in South Lake because Basecamp Hotel is an actual experience, not just a place to crash.

The staff are very knowledgeable about the area, easy-going, fun and engaging, which really adds to the experience.   Though a bit pricey we enjoyed the community dinner where we enjoyed getting to know other guests.  Also enjoyed watching football by the fire on the big leather couches with cocktail in hand Sunday morning.  Rooms are hip, nice and (most importantly) clean.  Looking forward to our next visit.

13/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
139. Peter G.
Incredible Customer Service experience!

There was a booking error made by the marketing site that sold me and my wife the reservations at Basecamp. Even though the hotel could have revert me back to the site's Customer Service, they did not!

A young man worked patiently with me to understand the nature of the problem and honored the mistake made by the booking site. The mistake of the site probably costed the hotel at least $50-100 dollars.

Special thanks to the folks at Basecamp for an outstanding reservation experience!

07/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
140. Jessie F.
Stayed here after a journey concert, location was perfect for the venue. Very close to the strip. I had misunderstood the booking process through hotels.com and my room came out more expensive than I had hoped for. The 2 young gentleman at the front desk were so nice and helpful.  They got my booking sorted out which was awesome.  The rooms are very clean and stick to the theme perfectly. Again I want to add how helpful they where.

31/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
141. Lasana M.
I've visited Tahoe many times, tried lots of hotels. This is the best one at a reasonable price. It's a 5 minute walk from the overpriced Marriotts and big Harveys and harrahs. 5 minutes to the lake. The rooms are beautiful. They've solved the lack of shampoo and conditioner problem at all hotels with the mini bottles by using big pump bottles. The staff was great. The breakfast had something for everyone. I enjoyed my stay and will be staying here from now on.

31/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
142. Sarah T.
This review comes a little late, but my boyfriend and I stayed there last winter with a Groupon deal and haven't been able to stop talking about it since! The atmosphere is hip and fun. We loved the decor, the rooftop hot tub, the relaxing bar area and the cozy fire places where we made s'mores in the evenings. All the employees were really friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be back!

20/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
143. Teresa W.
My friend and I spent a weekend here and it was amazing.  The employees were all fantastic and very accommodating.  We met a lot of really nice people hanging out by the fire while enjoying some delicious Basecamp beer!
The soaps in the showers were great and the bed was very comfortable.  
I highly recommend this hotel and would stay here again!

22/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
144. Mike D.
This week I visited Basecamp for the first time. Overall, I give the place five solid stars.
For anyone who is familiar with Ace Atelier (Ate Hotel), this place is pretty much Ace Hotel meets the Sierras. (Sorry, Basecamp- I know you probably don't want to be compared, but this is a very good comparison.)

I want to get the negative aspect of this review out of the way before diving in to the awesomeness that  drove me to give it five stars.

**** The bad part ***

Check in process:
I called up the night before and talked to a guy, and told him I was driving up from about 5 hours away and that I planned on arriving early to avoid traffic- hoping that I could check in early. I told him I had a dog (I reserved one of the dog-friendly single king bed rooms) , and he assured me they would gladly accommodate my early check-in, as nobody was in that room.

I make my trek up north to Lake Tahoe and arrive at around 10 am. The woman at the front desk told me that I would need to check in at 4pm, and that they couldn't accommodate my early check-in. I explained to her my phone call the night before, and she told me that was incorrect- and that somebody was in the room. She told me to come back at noon and the room would be ready.

I came back at noon, and  waited at the desk- the same woman told me that my room was still not ready and that it may be another hour or two. She offered to call me when the room was ready (which, despite my frustration - I appreciated). She called me an hour and a half later so I could check in.

I totally understand that Basecamp did me a favor by allowing me to check in early- I was just frustrated at the misinformation I was given and apparent lack of communication between staff.  I appreciate that they let me check in early, but after the long ass drive- I was irritated.

*** The awesome part  (everything, pretty much) ***
Everything else about my experience was awesome. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The lobby is AMAZING- totally cozy, the kind of place where you can grab a cup of coffee (or whiskey- they have a bar) and visit with friends. Even better, is they have an outside fire pit with lots of chairs... and $2 s'more kits. (Pretty f*cking awesome). They offer free breakfast every day which is also AWESOME.

I read reviews before coming here and I was worried, knowing I was going to be in a pet-friendly room..  Basecamp quickly shot down my own worries because this is one of the CLEANEST hotel rooms I have ever stayed in (and I travel a LOT). The room was filled with awesome, hip, hiker/camper/snowboarder-esque decorations. Really awesome art and furniture (orange lanterns and submarine chairs? awesome!)
The bathroom was  larger than I expected , and the soaps they have smell great. (They're attached to the wall so don't think about stealing them....)... not sure what brand they use but it smells good- I 'd buy it to use at home.

The walls ARE THIN- but , really -- this is not the place you come to if you want peace and quiet.. This is the place you go to to have fun with your friends,  meet new people, and soak up the ambiance and atmosphere of this gem of a hotel (and of course) beautiful Lake Tahoe.... Not a place to bring kids.. and don't come here if you are one of those snobby people who gets mad that there are loud people laughing outside. Come here if you want to have fun.  The noise is reasonable and I could tell everyone in the room next to me was having fun and that didn't bug me at all.

I stayed two nights and oh my first day, I took my dog out for a long walk/ run-- I came back mid morning  and my room had already been cleaned! Talk about responsive cleaning staff. I was impressed!!

The TV only has a few channels which sucks, and a lot of useless static channels--- would be cool if they got one of those resort TV networks with music videos and stuff like that, but ... I didn't come here to watch TV.

Oh, also - free wi-fi.

I'm not a fan of state line and this hotel is around a bunch of crappy 1 star motels and creepy abandoned motels that crashed in the shitty economy,  but --- in and of itself it is an awesome place. I could've stayed at the hotel without leaving and still had a great time- but, hey - it's Tahoe - get out and enjoy it.

I am definitely coming back here. The price was VERY reasonable (awesome promos!) .. I highly recommend for someone wanting a fun, relaxing atmosphere that is very laid back and geared towards a younger crowd. (Sorry, grandma and grandpa! Only looking out for you- you might want to stay at Aston Lakeland ).

Thanks Basecamp!  and especially THANKS FOR BEING SO PET FRIENDLY!!!

04/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
145. Mo C.
My fiance and I stayed at the Basecamp Hotel for one night and loved it! Super clean room, nice cabin-like feel and great location to the casinos and Heavenly Ski Lifts! We stayed in the King (non pet friendly) and couldnt be happier. Definitely going to come back and check out other rooms when we stay with friends. They have continental breakfast from 7-10a and a small bar that is open until 2am! They also have a fire pit just outside the office area that gets nice and hot during the cold snowy nights! Loved that!! We even saw some kids in the hot tub having a blast while we were at the bonfire!

Overall this was a pleasant experience and we recommend trying it!! :))

01/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
146. Hanna L.
Outdoor living within the comfort of your own clean room. Ahh bliss. Forget about the fact that your view is of a parking lot or the next building over, the fact that you can hear practically every footstep and suitcase being dragged down the aged motel stairs from your room, or that the shower is a claustrophobic's nightmare, just enjoy their free economically refillable dispensed shower gels, their free a little too sweet breakfast, and our favorite part, the firepit outside where you can buy and roast s'mores for $2 a pack.  Personally, I love the design of the place. The tent inside a room. I mean c'mon what's more romantic than that! Worth it for the experience, however too expensive ($191) for more than one night. One and done.

20/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
147. K B.
They took a dumpy 1960s era motel, and made it into a boutique property.  Stayed here during ski season and enjoyed it. Good value with decent rates.  Enjoyed the daily breakfast.

- Staff is well trained and helpful.  J*** is especially nice.
- Has a hip, yet homey feel

- Paper thin walls and floors. Avoid first floor rooms, otherwise you'll hear your neighbors clomping around at all hours.
- Hot tub needs daily cleaning and maintenance. A new cover would be nice too.
- Could use an upgrade to the heating system. Those wall furnaces are scary.
- No air conditioning.

I just hope the owners have plans to put more money into the place, as it still has old bones (thin walls, creaky floors, noisy plumbing).  It needs a bit more renovation to keep up with the competition.  I hope they don't run the place into the ground.

27/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
148. Olga M.
After our first visit we decided to stay here during all future visits. It's worth it!
Very peaceful, comfortable and homelike hotel. Very nice and friendly service. Fire pits for warming up and roasting marshmallows, a rooftop hot tub, a small 24/7 bar and a tea station. What else do you need in a cold winter day? Wonderful place to stay!

01/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
149. brian b.
I know they call it a hotel but it's a remodeled motel. And to be honest it's a very trendy remodel that was done well. Hipsters will be soothed by the reclaimed wood, pipefitting towel racks and the Chesterfield knockoff couches from Restoration Hardware.

Guests will also be charmed by the flock of 20something nice guys and gals who aim to please and make guests feel welcome.

People traveling with pets (we had our small dog with us) will like the pet friendly rooms but it should be noted that these rooms are not as nice (due to sound issues) as rooms on the second level.

One thing we liked a lot was the breakfast which is just right to prep you for a day of skiing. I just wish parents wouldn't let their 5 year olds touch every single Danish before taking a bagel.

Now to the real negatives which are significant and if you're deciding to stay here or not should be known ahead of time.

As I mentioned before, sound is an issue, especially if you are staying on the ground level where cars pull in. You'll hear plenty of footsteps and chatter so be prepared for that.

We asked to be moved from our original room because you could hear everything the couple in the adjoining room said through the shared wall heater. They moved us to a room without a shared wall heater and that helped the sound but for almost 200 dollars a night I would expect a little more quiet. Points to the staff for being accommodating but the thin walls are a problem no amount of hospitality can fix.

Now to the hot tub which could have been hotter and a little less shallow although it was nicely placed away from everyone and you could lie in the water and look up at the stars.

The last problem was our bathroom fan which was super loud and perhaps broken.

Overall guests will be happy especially if they avoid the rooms on the lower levels and even happier if they go when Travel Zoo is having their $79 special.

31/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
150. Talia D.
This place is exactly where you want to stay in Tahoe.  One owner (not a chain as a review suggests) who had a vision for a community feel place.  Very well achieved.

Simple, fun decor, knowledgeable employees and great proximity to the lake, the Heavenly gondola and the casinos.

The fire pit is a great place to meet folks.  Though the hot tub is small, it is certainly a very nice addition.  

We didn't experience any issues with noise or unruly guests.

We were told the owner recently acquired the property next door with additional rooms and a beer garden. A+ place to stay.

18/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
151. Liz G.
What a fantastic hotel for the explorer! We brought our Golden Retriever with us who was welcomed graciously, and the fun atmosphere including the fire-pit and happy hour (which comes in handy after a day of hiking and swimming) was awesome. I also loved that "The Village" is just a couple walking blocks away if you want to explore town in the evenings. Comfy beds, clean rooms too. Bring a group, or come with your sweetheart, either way it'll be amazing :)

08/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
152. Linley S.
My first thought upon entering the Basecamp's lobby: can I live here?
That thought was pretty consistent throughout the weekend.  My BFF and I stayed for two nights and it was tough to leave.  Everything about this place was on point.  If this makes sense, the decor and vibes matched the attitudes of the staff working- everyone and everything was quite comfortable and welcoming, and made you feel like old pals.
The room was great, beds clean and comfortable- plenty of pillows.  The shower had good water pressure as well as shampoo/conditioner/body wash built in to the shower wall, in case you forgot yours.  We had a very nice balcony with some wild chartreuse adirondack chairs that we chilled in all weekend.
The lobby of the hotel had a lot going on.  Breakfast each morning consisted of oatmeal, pastries, bagels, yogurt, small fruit selection, coffee/tea, juice... it was all tasty.  In the afternoons, there is a happy hour at the bar, with a couple selections of beers and wines.  Late night... there is meeting very interesting people at said bar and going for midnight hikes and making memories that will last forever.
This will be, from now on, the only place I will stay in Tahoe.

14/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
153. Jonathan C.
Basecamp is amazing!  Ok, enough said!  Alright, I'll give a bit more.  Our 2 night stay at Basecamp was great.  We didn't spend much time in the hotel room itself, but when we did, it felt so comfortable and inviting.  The staff was friendly and always very helpful.  Even gave us some "local" tips on hiking trails.  The decor of Basecamp is just perfect.  I'm a huge fan of the modern, natural look.  The mixture of industrial lighting, wood counters and tables and minimalistic design was on point.  The room had all the necessities, including a fridge and microwave which made traveling with an infant just a bit easier.  The complimentary breakfast in the morning, though small, packed great flavors and didn't break my calorie intake bank.  Basecamp is hands down going to be my lodging destination for all my future trips to South Lake Tahoe!  My only regret was not picking up a Basecamp hoodie to keep as a souvenir and free advertising out here in The Bay!  Lol *wink wink*  Don't bother looking anywhere else.  If they have vacancy, don't pass up the opportunity!

28/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
154. Nora P.
My partner and I stayed at Basecamp for our three year anniversary. I loved it! The decor, design, and branding is fantastic. The room was very clean. This was the first hotel I have ever stayed at where I did not have an allergic reaction from the pillow and bedding. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet. They had a delicious variety for breakfast, and they offer tea, coffee and s'mores throughout the day. It is walking distance from the lake, hikes, as well as Tahoe shopping and nightlife. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only small downside was we could hear people hanging out at the firepit late at night. But that is a small price to pay, and probably is not the case in all the rooms.
We ended up getting engaged on this trip - I am so grateful that Basecamp will forever be a part of our engagement weekend.

20/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
155. Anastasia B.
I was super stoked to try this place out. The reviews are right when they say its a very unique place. I have never seen another hotel with this style theme before and I do love that. I also love how close it is to everything. The staff was pretty good and they did deal with a lot from us. I ended up injuring myself and had to be on crutches during our stay. Our initial room was on the second floor so that was a bit of a problem. But we were supposed to transfer to the Great Indoors suite our second night and we were soooo excited about that. Once I made it upstairs and we checked out the room, we immediately realized this was so not worth it. The idea is way cool. However, there's no TV. Yes I know you're on vacation so you shouldn't need a TV. But this is where I introduce our biggest issue. They noise. It is quite unbearable. The night before, in the other room, we were able to drown out some of the noise with the TV. But now, we did not have one. Plus, the faux fireplace was vibrating when we turned it on and we were afraid it was going to break. We decided to call the front desk and switch to a downstairs. The one they initially sent us to was 109. However that one was not ready (at 6:00pm but whatever) so they sent us to 104. PROS of 104. Handicap room so there was an easy to use shower for my busted leg. Downstairs! Obvious pro. Annnnnd thats it for pros. CONS of 104: yeah its directly under the stairs. It was soooo noisy the entire night. We barely fell asleep at 2am and were awoken by our upstairs neighbors at 7am. Folks I really wish I was exaggerating but it is so noisy. The building is very old and there is no insulation for noise travel. We loved the idea but wont be going back which is a bummer.

03/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
156. Matt C.
This place should be a model for a small boutique style Hotel/Motel, I seriously wanted to bottle everything from the décor to the atmosphere and bring it home with me. The staff were some of the best I've ever experienced, mad props to Kevin (who recently moved to the area from our homestate of MA) and Satchel (spell?) for going out of their way to recommend places to eat, hike and explore. They were friendly, approachable and chipper which can sometimes be rare at hotels.

The rooms themselves were hip, decorated in an outdoorsy vibe all while maintaining class and top notch amenities. Yes you can hear the room above or people walking down the halls but thats an experience. 1 of our rooms had an amazing balcony with Adirondack chairs which we loved. The smores at night are a must (as is the rooftop hot tub) and my only complaint is the breakfast foods go fast so you have to time your visit just right so you can catch the baker bringing in homemade and hot pecan rolls which were out of this world.

A+ hotel with an A+ staff, I'm very excited their expanding and opening up a restaurant and beer garden by August.

19/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
157. Sara W.
Staying here 2 nights...got in Sunday afternoon and the guy at the desk was prompt, helpful, and nice. Checked us in right away and when we mentioned we were celebrating our one year wedding anniversary he gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne. Wow, thanks dude!  They had Basecamp brewing on tap in the lobby; a portland fav of mine! The hotel lobby is open 24hrs so that was great when we had late night inquiries.

The location is ideal. Walking distance to everything near incline village, less than 10min from the beach, and its parking lot is a stones throw from the back entrance to Harvey's! Parking hasn't been a problem even though it looks like a small lot...beware of dropping pinecones though; they drop from quite a ways up and hit cars with a mighty force!!

Everything here has a great campy theme...the rooms, the lobby, the exterior. Well done. The room are so stinking cute; they thought everything out really well. They even have a makeup removal black wash cloth for us ladies...that's a first! The sole complaint is no AC in the room. The room we have is east facing so it definitely warms up in the day but it cools off really nice in the evening...but I think they'd benefit from a window unit or something. Thankfully the cross breeze is sufficient but I hope they can one day install something to help you cool off in your room, bc it bakes in there!

Amenities include comp breakfast (oatmeal, pastries, bagels&cream cheese, yogurt with granola, coffee/tea/juice, that's about it!), hot tub, wifi, free parking, standard stuff. Plus, for furry friends, dog friendly! It has that hipster vibe to it...whenever we revisit Tahoe we will gladly stay here!

23/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
158. Andy W.
I showed up to Basecamp on Sunday not knowing where I was even staying (getting married means my wife does all the planning and I just agree to pay for it).

When I saw we were so close to the big casinos I was pretty happy, this dude likes to gamble. From the Parking lot (it's Motel style with all the rooms facing the lot), Basecamp appeared newly renovated and clean. The colors weren't typical Tahoe style and the patio seemed a little "Portlandia". When we got inside i realized I'd been here before. Not actually here, but places like this with similar style ("Portlandia"). There was reclaimed wood and new "old looking" furniture. Mason jars and weird lamps and nature screen prints on book page adorned the walls. They had a small bar off in the corner with only two taps but a bunch of bottles and cans in the fridge. It was very cozy and welcoming. Again, it reminded me a lot of the places I've been in Portland over the years and that could only mean good things. The guy behind the counter was super nice and friendly and helpful. He gave us all the usual info and directed us to our room. We had mentioned to him that we were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and as we were moving our bags up to the room, he met us in the parking lot with a free bottle of champagne and glasses. That didn't even happen on our honeymoon so it was an incredibly appreciated gesture.

Our room was just the right size for two people. We had a kingsize bed on the second floor next to the stairs. We were a little worried about noise but it was pretty chill on a Sunday-Tuesday. The room is very stylishly furnished with dark wood furniture, "wood grain" carpet, camping accessories for decoration, and off beat wall decor (prints and a really cool coat rack). The "tapestry" above the bed was my favorite. The bathroom is tight so take turns brushing your teeth. It was pretty cool that they provided full size shampoo, conditioner, and bodywash in the shower. Not the little throw away bottles, but full size that they have to refill themselves. It all smelled pretty good too. We could see into the other rooms across the lot form us and they were the bigger rooms for more than two people. We could see the bunk beds which didn't look fun for adults but the patio that came with the bigger rooms made me envious.
The down sides to the room were two things: no A/C and no fridge. I don't think I've stayed in a lot of hotels that came with a fridge, but when it was there, I definitely appreciated it. There was a ceiling fan and another upright stand fan that worked really well. Fortunately in late June, it doesn't get terribly hot up here but the fans were needed for a second floor room. Oh and I would have liked a patio on my smaller room. So I guess there's 3 things.
Almost forgot, the room had a new flat screen TV but we never turned it on. Who goes to Tahoe to watch TV?
The hotel itself was excellent. Free "camp" breakfast of oatmeal, granola, yogurt, pastries, bagels, coffee, tea, and juice. The patio with fire pits was really nice for roasting s'mores ($2 kits available for purchase). There was a hot tub on the roof of the lobby which sounded awesome but we never made it there (no pool). The location was perfect for us because we wanted to walk down to the beach, walk to the casinos, and walk to Incline Village. When we first arrived I thought :this place is far too similar to Base Camp Brewing in Portland to be a coincidence so I asked. The guy at the counter said they came up with the name on their own but found the brewery online and asked if they wanted to partner up with them. The brewery came down last month and had a release event at the hotel and now Base Camp beers are in Tahoe. Pretty sweet!

I imagine it's not as fun in the winter because of the snow right outside your door. There doesn't seem to be a place for snow gear in or out of the rooms so your boards and boots and whatnot would have to be shoved in the corner of your room which I gather would be a mess. I don't participate in any snow sports so it wouldn't bother me but I'm betting it would bother some people. Regardless, for the many months of the year where snow isn't an issue, this place would be perfect.

Overall, it's a different type of place in Tahoe and pretty affordable. I like the vibe and the atmosphere so I would much rather stay here than most other places just because I felt like I fit in. The big hotels are nice and the smaller, fancier, and really expensive hotels on the water have their place but for my money on a weekend getaway, this is where I'm staying.

24/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
159. Melody S.
A friend of mine stayed here over the summer and she wrote a blog post about her experience , I knew I had to check this place out.

After a long chain controlled trek into the mountains we finally pulled into the snow-covered parking lot.

The staff were so friendly and knowledgable, and got us set up with our adorable room quickly. After checking in I grabbed my ipad and cuddled up near a fire in the lobby with a delicious craft beer and a e-comic book.

The staff gave us a recommendation for dinner and didn't disappoint. After dinner we had wine and s'more around the outdoor fire with our fellow travelers. Great conversation, great wine, great time.

After the fire we headed up to the roof top hot tub. There's something just so perfectly relaxing about being in hot water while surrounded by snow.

17/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
160. Rob S.
Okay, I'm keeping it real here. We stayed here Friday night. Nice staff and nice location and all, but batteries in thermostat were dead, so we froze our asses off. And to compliment the technical issue our carpet was in desperate need of replacement, actually it smelled like someone puked on my side of the bed. I like this place, but would probably search around before I stayed here again.

04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
161. Thomas S.
If you come to south lake tahoe, you should stay here.  Reasons you would not stay here:

1) It is full
2) You don't like friendly staff
3) You don't like free coffee or tea
4) You hate super comfy couches
5) You don't like anything quaint
6) You don't like outdoor rooftops with fire and hot tubs
7) you don't like thoughtfully decorated rooms
8) you do like to pay wayyyy to much for rooms.

basically best place ever.  Stay here.  Don't stay other places.

13/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
162. Brooke B.
We just stayed here and had a great weekend!
+great location, just behind Harvey's in SLT, and just across from Heavenly
+ pet friendly
+ cute continental breakfast with yogurt, bagels, pastry, juices, granola, tea and coffee
+ very friendly staff
+ clean and chic rooms (think CB2 meets Restoration Hardware)
+ great lobby space with a cozy bar and beer selection
+free in-room wi-fi
+ hot tub
+ 2 fire pits

-walls are a little thin and we could easily hear our upstairs neighbors
- the coffee wasn't very good

Overall, we were very pleased with the reasonably priced rooms, cleanliness and ammentities offered at Base Camp Hotel.
We would definitely return!!

02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
163. Anna R.
I am traveling with my husband and my twin 9 year olds. We camped for three days before checking into the hotel so we could get a good night sleep before the ten hour drive back to Temecula, Ca. I did my research and this hotel received rave reviews because it's called a boutique hotel. This is kind of like the difference between a thrift store and a vintage store. Both old used items except one is over priced and the other is a bargain. I'm going to list the pros and cons but I would not recommend this hotel for summer guests. One of or greatest disappointments was they have no air condition! The guy at the front desk told me that "none of the older hotels had air condition" I walked around the block and found at least two older hotels with air condition. For the price we paid for this room there should be air condition. My husband Allen Riedel has written and published 10 hiking guides based out of southern California. We really wanted to like this hotel but so far we are not impressed. We are disappointed and annoyed. It's 1am and I am on the third floor. I can hear every footstep, door slamming, conversation, baby crying from our room. I can't fall asleep due to the noise. Since there is no air condition we have to sleep with our sliding glass window open and listen to all the people in the parking lot discuss their party plans for the nearby casinos.
The photos online are totally misleading. The hotel is basically an old motel six style hotel they are in the process of upgrading and the workers are banging on the walls most of the day. So here goes the pros:
The staff is friendly and attentive, the lobby and the little bar area is nice. The hot tub is quaint and on the roof top with nice views, the beds are cozy, location is right on state line, I've not had the breakfast bit it's supposed to be good.
Here are the con's:
No air condition!! Rooms are hot and stuffy. We are staying in room 328 The stand up fan they provided is not loud enough to drowned out the noise nor to keep the room cool.
I feel like I'm in a bad nightmare. Every time I think I'm going to fall asleep another door slams and a baby is crying incessantly.
I read in a review they provide smores by the fire, they sure do provide them but at an extra cost!
This room is over priced. We got two queen beds, basic standard room for over $200! We usually stay at embassy suites for $100 less and you get two rooms, free drinks at the reception and full breakfast.
Like I said we wanted to find a new place to come to that is unique and close to lake and Heavenly for ski season. Maybe this place is better in winter.... But the summer rates ate too high for what you get and don't get. My girls were devastated there was no swimming pool. My hubby and I always include rare  gems in our hiking guides published by mountaineers and globe Pequot press and were hoping to add this to our recommended lodging section. However, we just can't do that.
We are very very disappointed overall. The rooms are clean, but nothing more than you get at motel six.
I'm sorry but I do not recommend this hotel. The rates ate too high and not worth it.

02/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
164. Katelyn W.
Probably one of my favorite get-away spots. Love the interior design, graphics, s'mores, the hot tub in the snow, free wifi, the proximity to Heavenly, the super friendly staff, close to the casinos without being in the casino's hotel, the happy hour, the breakfast, the comfortable beds, and the complimentary hair and body soaps. (What shampoo, conditioner, & body soap is that any way? They smell sooo good!) My only complaint is that breakfast buffet table is not big enough & can get a little chaotic when the hotel is full, otherwise a great destination vacation spot!

27/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
165. Delainey H.
I really enjoyed my weekend stay at the Basecamp Hotel. As an avid hotel patron I judge hotels by two things: 1. Cleanliness and 2. The quality of the free lotion & soap. Both of my criteria were met with flying colors.  The room was cozy and clean. Nice new carpets, beautiful wooden furniture and an obviously extensive renovation on the bathroom. The walls are a little thin but that proved to not be very bothersome. Clearly the soap and lotion was fantastic. Although the soap and shampoo did not come in little bottles, making it impossible for me to shove in my purse like the supply vandal I am, it was still top notch stuff. Basecamp is also in a fantastic location. Walking distance from Heavenly Village, Heavenly's gondola as well as Harrahs and Harveys casio.

My only gripe would have to be with the bed. Our bed was wayyy too soft. So soft my husband and I would fall into eachother every night. Being two people who would sleep on opposite sides of the continental USA if we could, this proved to be a little problematic for us. But alas, it was only two nights.

Overall I would highly recommend Basecamp and thoroughly enjoyed my stay there.

20/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
166. Mari R.
If you're looking at all of the motels in Tahoe that are close to the gondola, casinos or the beach, this is where you want to be!! The rooms are cool and super clean, and knowing how this area looked years ago, this motel/hotel is super impressive.

Here are the negatives, if you have a big car, it's hard to park it, and if you get the bunk beds and you have kids, be prepared to have them hit their heads multiple times. My daughter is five and within an hour she had kinked herself like 10 times.

I love the vibe and the ease of walking to so many different places. The weekday prices were totally reasonable during summer. I would highly recommend this to anyone who knows what you might get with some of these older hotels, you will truly appreciate this one.

27/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
167. Danny R.
I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel! It's at a great location, anything in CA is usually better anyways, all the rooms are non-smoking and the view we had from our room was phenomenal. Plus really enjoy that the roof top has a nice little area to just hang out by the fire to enjoy the views.

28/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
168. Sophie A.
Second time we've stayed here, it's becoming an annual tradition. The beds are outrageously comfy, especially when you've been backpacking for days and have tired legs and back. The hotel desk clerk turned us on to sigma derby at the montbleu, which turned out to be a highlight of our stays and which keeps drawing us back. I'm not so into their beach pass, we usually rent bikes or kayaks and get out there but they do offer access to a private beach.

I live a block away from the ace hotel in Palm Springs so I totally love the understated intelligent design concepts that litter the hotel  

We got a smoking deal through kayak this time around and our room included a small patio with Adirondack chairs; which I recommend over the rooms with no patio.

Perfect and spare. I love the fire pit outside and the free daily breakfast. Can't wait to come back!

26/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
169. Golan S.
Don't judge a hotel by its cover... I just stayed 1 night in the Family Room on a short snowboarding trip with 2 friends. For the price they charge, this hotel is not worth it. Kind of ridiculous, actually. I had a better stay directly next door at the Alpine Inn for literally a 1/10th of the cost. Here's my list of pros and cons for Basecamp:

-Nicely renovated and clean (this is an old hotel, recently spruced up all hipster-like)
-Cool name and logo (this is how they fool people into staying there)
-Walking distance to casinos and Village shops (1 street to cross)
-Excellent/friendly customer service

-They claim to offer a "Deluxe Continental Breakfast" on their website. It was not even close to a "Regular" Cont breakfast. I stayed at many neighboring hotels and ALL of the other places had more to offer than this place. They had tiny bagels as the only bread option (no waffles or even regular toast). Muffins were good. No cereal, no bacon or sausage. You had to ask the front desk for hot chocolate packets?! I didn't even know, and just had coffee. I think it was a vegan breakfast. I don't know... but it wasn't satisfying at all and we had to go get real breakfast elsewhere.
-Hot tub - don't even know how bad it was, cause it was jam packed all day/night. Too many people in this hotel for only 1 hot tub.
-Tv was a joke, cable had only 10 channels.
-Wifi kept cutting out on us, so we couldn't even stream anything.
-No smoking anywhere on the property! Not even outside. You have to walk across the street. Not such a bad thing, but if you wanna smoke a j, you cant even sit in your car and fog it out like other respectable places ;) Balcony was useless, since there's no good view to begin with.
-Each of us hit our head on the metal bunk bed posts from the bottom bunk and/or the ceiling from the top bunk. They are jam packed into a small room and they shouldn't be there. It's a failed experiment in hotel bunk beds.
-Room/bathroom was freezing the whole time.

Save your money - stay at any of the smaller hotels in the area or even at the casino!

02/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
170. Brandon B.
Our weekend retreat was fantastic. The staff was courteous and the hotel was clean. The continental breakfast was a little limited and the rooms let a lot of noise in, but the stay was great and we really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend it because its within walking distance to so many good restaurants and attractions. Its also the best looking hotel in the area that doesnt have the resort fees or nonsense.

22/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
171. Nil L.
This place is awesome.  

I stayed here with a buddy on a ski trip to Lake Tahoe in Jan 2015 and would definitely stay again.

The best part about Basecamp is the location.  It's walking distance (less than 5 min) to Heavenly Gondola, across the street from Harvey's and the casinos, nightlife, etc. nearby.  The restaurants at Heavenly Village are super-easy to walk back & forth to, really amazing location.

The rooms are simple, clean, and well appointed.  The beds were comfortable and the modern & artsy decor throughout was pretty cool.

It was super-social, so easy to meet people and the people staying there were from all over the US and all over the world.  

The hot tub was amazing and another one is opening as well.

The food was really good.  Continental breakfast with delicious pastries, oatmeal and homemade granola, fruits, OJ, and much more.  

There's a daily happy hour and apres-ski offering as well.

Others have mentioned noise problems, but we did not notice any issues at all.

Again, a great place to stay, would definitely visit again!

11/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
172. Bill W.
Exactly what I wanted.  Staff was friendly and helpful.  Bed was nice, soft, and clean.  Bathrooms were clean.  Flat screen television.  Very close to everything.  I parked my car and it didn't move the entire stay.  Very relaxing space.  Fire pits, beer poured by friends, not bartenders. This is where I'm staying next time I'm in Tahoe.

29/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
173. Glenn O.
Very friendly hotel from the people at the front desk to the guests.  We got excellent hiking advice from the knowledgeable people at the front desk.  There is a fire pit outside the lobby to make smores and keep warm on cold days and nights.  Breakfast is included and can be eaten at large communal tables, in the lobby, or outside by the fire pit.  The selection for breakfast is rather limited but adequate.  I had plain yogurt to which I added blue berries, raisins, and brown sugar, coffee, bagel and muffin.  The room is large and the bathroom is adequate.  The place smells like pine because there are a number of trees on the property.  The parking is cramped and difficult to get out of; you need to be very careful pulling out. This was a great location to the casinos the lake and the best parts of South Lake Tahoe.

15/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
174. Britknee S.
I love this hotel. I stayed here a year ago for Snowglobe and right when we got home I booked the hotel for the next year for Snowglobe. It conveniently sits behind Harvey's which allows back door access through the hotel and tunnel if it's snowing out. It's not too far from any restaurants, shopping, or lifts. They serve breakfast every morning and all their pastries are from a local bakery. My only complaint is that they need a new phone system, or a hotel cell phone. If you try to call them, they can't hear you or it goes straight to voicemail because it doesn't ring for them. I hear them telling customers all the time that they have phone problems and that was the case last year... and it' still hasn't been fixed a year later. They should offer early check-in. It's really hard to drive up from Southern California and expect to go to a music festival at 4 and you can't get your room until 2-3pm. Other than that, I love the vibe and people who work here. Ask for a AAA discount.

18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
175. Denea Y.
We didn't get our full pick of hotels/motels to choose from since it was during the Christmas/holiday rush, so Basecamp Hotel it is. It probably is the coolest renovated motel in South Lake Tahoe. I love the camping/outdoors theme and our king-bed-sized room was huge. Plenty of space for our gear. But I can definitely echo similar complaints mentioned by previous reviewers. Hallway and parking noise can be a little annoying, even from the third floor. And the breakfast rush gets a little crazy and while it's a good perk, it's not a must if you want to have a mellow morning. Internet seemed to kick us off after an hour too. We also were missing bath towels and our sliding screen door wouldn't open when we arrived to our room. All those mis-steps aside, it's an amazing location between the main strip and the lake. I'd stay here again but not during the expensive holiday season.

29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
176. Shawn S.
This review is a bit late, but I came across a room card while cleaning up today. Our experience at Basecamp was nothing less than incredible. My wife and I have never been to Tahoe, and she hasn't really been to any type of ski resort so I wanted to find a place that was rustic, yet had all the conveniences of a larger hotel. The staff at Basecamp was amazing, I was even able to have a beer with the hotel owner who came by and hung out at their little bar in the lobby. It's a very family oriented hotel that makes you feel as if you've gone to your family's cabin for the winter.

They have tons of perks too. They offer a communal dinner for any guests that want to join (We were not able to partake), S"mores to roast over their on site fire put, discounts on lift tickets to nearby slopes like Heavenly, and tons of advice on what to do in the town. They also have lock ups outside the room for your board or skis.

Two more things. They have this beer on tap I think it was called base camp too, anyway it's a s'nmres stout, yes you read that correctly, and yes it's amazing. Also they are dog friendly. Our little buddy became a constant addition to the sitting room in the lobby.

All in all we loved this place. Anytime I think of all the trips I've been on, this hotel stands very tall among the rest. Awesome job guys!

18/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
177. Taylor L.

1) The decor is so cute and cozy. We stayed in the mountain view suite which was labeled "penthouse" on the door! The room itself was extremely spacious and it was right next to the hot tub and fire pit.

2) The staff is friendly and welcoming. We ended up going to happy hour downstairs and sat at the bar chatting with the bartender for about an hour. He was really cool and helpful.

3) The free breakfast was good and healthy. They had lots of coffee, tea, greek yogurt w. granola, fruit, oatmeal, bagels and cream cheese, pastries, and juice. Make sure to come early because everything was almost gone by the end.

4) I hear they are opening up a outdoor beer garden/eating area by summertime. That makes me want to come back this summer.

I will stay here again ASAP. I think it would be even better in the summer.

10/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
178. andrew t.
A bunch of friends said I needed to stay at this hotel.   We stayed in the two queen with balcony room.  I was very impressed at the cost vs what we got.   It looks like they bought an older hotel and Gordon Ramsey came in and perfected every last detail from the high end toiletries to have at least 6 fire pit areas all over the hotel to help create fun sitting areas.   Literally next door to Harvey's with mountain views.  Very good breakfast included and courteous staff. Will be back.

28/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
179. Mallory N.
I can't say enough good things about this hotel.  Perfect location, right down the street from the casinos and Heavenly village.  Adorable decor and lots of amenities including fire pits, hot tub, and breakfast/happy hour in the lodge.  I was especially impressed with the front office staff, who were super friendly and offered advice on places to go/do/where to eat.  Shout out to the guy who told us about the secret hiking trails near Fallen Leaf Lake, they were unforgettable!

20/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
180. Leslie W.
Love love looooove this hotel! Our bunk bed room was perfect for our party of 5 with an extra bed to spare! Clean and cozy. needed an extra towels & the housekeepers where really nice, along with the guys at the front. Plenty of storage space. bathroom comes with a built in shampoo/conditioner n body was that smells awesome(hair dryer as well)!!!  No Detail was spared! I mean down to the black "makeup" marked towel! Rooms vary in style all very well put together. We will be staying here for many more years to come!  Oh one last thing quick FYI building is old design, so walls are somewhat thin. Make sure to bring earplugs because people can get a bit rowdy after hitting the casinos n bars or in my case someone's dog started barking at 4am and while others banged on their wall, I simple put in ear plugs & went right back to sleep.

Hotel Has a heated spa, office has a small n cute outside patio and inside a small bar. Dot forget the free breakfast bar with oatmeal,bagels, blue berry scones, and some other little pastries. Coffee,oj & teas.

05/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
181. A S.
Overall, somewhat disappointed and likely will not stay again.

I had had Basecamp on my radar for quite some time (over a year) and had been wanting to check it out for a stay. Finally did this past weekend for one night (Saturday) in between ski days at Kirkwood + Northstar.

I think I'm the target audience for a place like this - I'm young, a designer, I love places like the Ace in NYC, Palm Springs and the Standard in LA. I'm not high maintenance but at $180/night, I do have some expectations. Maybe my expectations were too high considering the level of service + amenities of those other spots and I shouldn't have been comparing the two... but they do market themselves to be along those lines.

+ super cute, as attested to in pictures
+ clean room, pretty comfy bed
+ nice breakfast, if you can get to it before the children destroy it

+ paper cups for use in rooms - how is this in keeping with the desire to be environmentally friendly? I'm guessing they don't have a big kitchen / way to wash a lot of dishes, but seems wasteful and cheap not to provide glasses

+ no bathrobes - easy thing to provide that increases value and comfort. I wanted to venture through the cold to go up to the hot tub and had nothing to wear over my bathing suit.

+ temperature of the hot tub - ALL I wanted after a long day of hard skiing was to come back and soak in a HOT tub. But much to my dismay, it was like lukewarm bath water. Not at all hot. Hugely disappointed.

+ no snacks or minibar in the room -  you can at least have a few (maybe locally made) snacks / drinks. People staying here have been out skiing or hiking all day, haven't had time to go to the store, etc. Nice to have a little something for them to nosh on.

+ noise - as many others have mentioned - if I wanted to hear my upstairs neighbors while trying to get to bed, I would have just stayed in my Victorian apartment in SF! I woke up at 4AM to leave the city to ski, so I was exhausted and all I wanted was a quiet, restful sleep, but I could hear my upstairs neighbors and people coming home / down the hall, etc.

+ so many kids - I should have realized they cater to kids and that's great, I like kids but I don't have any of my own and I'm not a huge fan of other people's screaming kids, especially at 8AM.

+ on a similar note: I was trying to get / access the free breakfast on Sunday morning and it had been so destroyed by little hands all over the place that there was nothing left but a huge mess. They've expanded their hotel but I don't think they've expanded the space for serving guests and it's too tight. I got so frustrated the first time trying to get coffee that I just left and waited in my room for another half hour before trying again.

23/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
182. Robert A.
Can't say enough good things about this place...definitely as good as it gets!

After doing our research and reading reviews we had picked out to stay at the Alder Inn in Tahoe for our first ski trip together.  New Year's Eve my gf gets a call from Alder Inn and said they had a problem while they were doing remodeling and would call us back.  Now were were getting worried since we had done so much research and check prices, we had our hearts set  on Alder Inn.

On the return call they tell us we have been redirected to the Basecamp Inn.  Immediately I jump on the internet and try to check out reviews, prices, etc.  The reviews look ok, but I was still upset we couldn't stay at Alder Inn.  

I couldn't be happier we directed to the Basecamp Inn!  When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the front desk and told where everything was around town.  They even printed us maps so we wouldn't get confused.  We were told about the communal dinners, which we didn't take part in, the more than filling breakfast, and all the places we needed to be.  

I was more than impressed by the room.  A large flat screen TV, "fireplace", and space.  It had plenty of room for our two snowboards and all our gear.  I really like the dispensers of soap, shampoo, and conditioner in the bathroom.  Don't ask me why.  I just liked that much better than have a single serving of each.  I wish more places had it set up like this.  

If you are there with a significant other make sure to take advantage of the s'mores for a $1 each.  The bottom fireplace normally has a lot of people around it so go upstairs next to the hot tub, there is another fireplace up there that is much more cozy.  

You can walk to the casino (the are literally next door), or the gondola.  The California Lodge is only a short drive (a couple miles) up the road.  Everything is relatively close to this location.  Plenty of eats, treats, and skiing.  They even kept our bags in the office the last day we were there so we could enjoy a whole day of snowboarding instead of having to leave at noon.  Everyone was super nice and couldn't have asked for better.

Sorry Alder Inn, I am not upset at all now that we were moved to BaseCamp Hotel.  Wish I could keep this place a secret and give it a bad review, but it was just perfect for everything we needed.  A definite must stay if you go to South Tahoe!

19/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
183. Gina G.
I love love loved staying at this cute boutique hotel during the winter while my bf and I attended the three day long Snow Globe music festival. The location was perfect for us as it was walking distance to Mont Bleu, big casinos such as Harvey's and Harrah's and Heavenly Ski Resort.The rustic and woodsy yet modern décor makes you really feel super cozy for some indoor camping. I enjoyed all the nature screen prints on the walls, camping accessories such as a lamp post used for nightstand lighting and wood grain looking carpet.

The bathroom is a little tight, but just enough space to maneuver around. They have cute dispensaries for body wash, shampoo and conditioner. I really appreciated the black towels that had "Makeup" stitched on it cuz us girls know how easily we can stain white towels with mascara, foundation, etc.

The staff in the lobby were pretty chill and always available for any questions or recommendations. There's also a cute bar that offers happy hour with beers on tap during the evenings. My favorite was the fire pit on the balcony where you can roast your marshmallows if you decide on buying their $2 DIY s'mores kit from the front desk.

Our room was located on the bottom floor which did tend to get a little noisy since the rooms surround the parking lot plus our stay was during New Years Eve. It was nothing unbearable though. The  heater in the room worked perfectly and when it does get a little warm there is a ceiling fan as well as a standing one. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and do plan on making another trip here either during the winter or summer. It is a little pricey especially during peak seasons, but I'd say it's worth experiencing at least once. I definitely hope to stay in the "great indoors" room with the tent inside!

29/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
184. Gigi A.
We stayed in their largest room with 4 bunk beds (Explorer room).
Satchel was very helpful setting up the projector for my kids!
Great customer service!

Walking distance to Heavenly Village!

21/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
185. Ken R.
Call it what it is...Hipster Motel!
In all seriousness, it has a very specific look that would make any Urban Outfitters customer comfortable. That said, it is a comfortable vibe. Natural surfaces and recycled materials. Nice and it feels new not pretentious.

Our room was nice. We chose a double queen with 2 loft beds. The styling on the outside is brought into the rooms making them feel funky but comfortable. The bed was ok. Not great quality but the linens were soft and the pillows firm.

The lobby has a modest bar that serves local beers and wines. My kids enjoyed the rooftop hot tub. Their breakfast was simple but tasty. Granola, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit and some pastries. The coffee was so good.

Just a heads up: The 'high speed internet' was not high speed and kept cutting out on our phones and my laptop. The television does not allow you to rent movies and only has your basic cable stations. Not a big deal, but on that 'i want to veg night' we would have enjoyed the option to rent a movie.

My only complaint is noise. This is an older motel and some of it is explained with that. In our section of the hotel you could hear every door slam, kids running in halls and hipsters who had enjoyed a watering hole or 5 return to their room at all hours.

If you appreciate a hotel with good aesthetics and don't mind a level of noise, you'll love this place. If you are looking for a quiet nights sleep...you may want to reconsider Basecamp.

18/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
186. Jeridith L.
Fantastic hotel - truly adorable. My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. The hotel has a bar, smores pits, and rooftop hot tubs. All the staff were very friendly and had great suggestions for fun activities. The hotel offers a continental breakfast, although the selection never varies... That would be my only critique - a little variety in breakfast would have been nice. The selection provided was never the less tasty. Would definitely stay here again!

30/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
187. Ruby S.
My boyfriend and I booked a two night stay in one of the King Balcony rooms. We stayed two nights using the promo that is advertised on their website. It was our first time staying in Tahoe.

Check-in & staff:
We arrived to the hotel around 11pm and Kevin helped us check in. There was an issue with our reservation but he cleared that right away and gave us an extra 10% discount since it was a fault on their behalf. He was very helpful and professional. He even gave us some hiking suggestions! The rest of the staff are just as laid back and chill.

The room:
When we entered the room, it looked just like the pictures that some other people posted. Clean, hip/modern, and warm. There were some cool accent pieces here and there. The swiveling tv was a plus, I was able to get ready in the bathroom and watch tv. Lol. The bed is super comfortable, we slept likes babies both nights. The walk in shower has three bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash hooked to the wall... Very cool. I have never seen that anywhere else.

From 7-11am you are able to choose from a selection of bagels, pastries, granola, yogurt and fruit. Apple, orange and cranberry juice for juices.   Coffee and tea is ready 24/7.

Cons: *minus one star
The only thing I would have to thumbs down are the windows in the bathrooms, they face out to the hallway & don't offer too much privacy. I was in the hallway and I asked my boyfriend to stand in the bathroom... I saw him through the window. We fixed it by hanging the towels on hangers in front of the window. Problem solved! Lol. Not too much of a problem to deter us from staying here again.

I recommend this hotel! Especially if it's your first time staying in Tahoe. We saw the other places we were considering but were glad we didn't book with them! They didn't look like their posted pictures! Awesome job of accommodating is Basecamp staff. We will hopefully be back soon!

26/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
188. Nicole Z.
This place is awesome!!! I love the style and the bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in. I wish we didn't have to leave.

09/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
189. Nicole L.
LOVE this hotel.

Location is great. Walking distance to Heavenly Village, which has all sorts of restaurants and shops, as well as gondolas that take skiiers/boarders up the mountain. Casinos also nearby, just a couple minutes walk down the street.

Staff was perfect. Everyone was extremely helpful in suggesting places to eat/things to do. Very casual and fun.

The hotel itself...Im guessing used to be a crappy motel of some kind? However this new hotel is very clean and has definitely been given a facelift inside and out. I noticed some reviews talking about the hotel being noisy. We didnt have that problem while we were here, but at a peak vacation time when the hotel is booked to capacity, I could see how this might be a concern.

We stayed in "the great outdoors" room, which is pretty much camping for sissies. Ill admit it. Im a sissy. The room has camping inspired decor with a tent over the bed, a "campfire" in the corner surrounded by camping chairs, and a picnic table instead of a desk.

Continental breakfast wasnt the best I've had, but no complaints on free food. Generally consisted of instant oatmeal, yogurt, mini bagels with butter or jam, assorted mini pastries,  and maaaaybe some fresh fruit. Coffee and oj also.

09/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
190. Chi L.
My group of 5 rockclimbers stayed here last October and it was great.  We stayed in one of the family rooms:  2 queen beds, each with a twin bunk above it.  The bedding and pillows were so comfortable.  At check-in we got some tips on a great rock climbing site close by so we were super thankful.

Happy hour beers were only $3 I think, and they were great.  We enjoyed the simple breakfast and the great location.  Heavenly village is only across the street and it's across the street from Harvey's for those who wanted to go gamble.  The walls are thin but fortunately we didn't have any neighbors so it didn't really impact us.  

I will definitely stay here again for the great price, accommodations, great service, and proximity to all the activities I like to do:  climbing, hiking, SUP, hiking.

10/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
191. Rascal F.
So, we're here. It's not terrible, but, with tax we paid $150 for the night, for a room with two full beds. We got in pretty late, around 10:30pm. Checkout is 11am, so, not even a full 24 hours for that same price.

The Pros:
- The room is clean, it has cute artwork and great decor.
- The sheets smell nice, like.. cedar?
- The heater works well, when your husband doesn't constantly shut it off because he's hot.
- The service was adequate.
- They tell us there is a roof top hot tub but...
- Really great design and feel, rustic but not broken down.

The Cons:
- There is almost no insulation in the walls, it's only 35 degrees here and the walls are cold to the touch in the bedroom. And utterly freezing in the bathroom.
-The soap dispensers in the shower must be pumped with great vigor to get anything out, while the water pressure is just.. sad (blame it on the drought?).
- We could here everything from outside the hotel room and we were even woken up at 3am from some yelling back and forth between two balconies.
- Our "upgraded room with a balcony" overlooks the road and is blocked by a big building (look to pictures).
- No mini fridge to put our snacks in.
-We couldn't try most of the amenities as they closed at 10pm, such as the hot tub.
- The views just really suck for the price of the hotel.

05/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
192. Sarah M.
Finding Basecamp through Yelp is just one more reason I'm head over heels yelp-in-love. It's truly 'Yelpy!'!

Unique rooms are available in all shapes and sizes. Got a huge group and need a room full of bunk beds? They got it. Want the most unique room you'll ever stay in? They got it! It's called "The Great Indoors." It looks like you are totally camping in the room as it's complete with a faux fire pit, tent above the bed and a mural on the wall of a lush forrest.

AC isn't really a thing here but they do have a powerful fan in the room for the summer. The bathrooms are nice and equipped with toiletry essentials (the soap smells so groovy!)

Pro-Tips for your stay:
Check out the happy hour in the hotel lobby.
Make your s'mores and make friends at the fire pit!
Bring your suit for the hot tub.
Make friends from all over the world.

26/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
193. Brittney P.
The price made me think twice about booking. $65 on a Friday night? It must be sketch.

After reading reviews, I had to try it. No more questions.

Holy wow!! What a deal! The rooms were warm and cozy. They had family friendly rooms. The staff was great. Super clean. Hipster feel. Fire pit! Hot tub! Breakfast!
Literally a one minute walk to Harvey's. Close to the lake.

Definitely would recommend this place and will/ be staying here again :)

18/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
194. Erin C.
If you like camping...but also like staying in hotels, this place is for you. I've stayed here many times when the weather got so bad we had to stay in a hotel. The rooms are clean and updated, yet still have a outdoorsy feel. They expanded to a nearby building and added a beer garden. They allow dogs in certain rooms which is awesome. My pup always travels with me. It's right across the street from Harvey's. Right in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Breakfast included which is great to start your day then go on a nice hike! I love this place!

16/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
195. Munny S.
Cute hotel! I loved the decor and location of this hotel. It's walking distance from the casinos and Lakeside Beach. The staff was very friendly, they had great recommendations for restaurants and hiking trails nearby. My room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was pretty good. They had scones, pastries, yogurt & fruit and oatmeal with coffee and orange/cranberry juice as beverage options. We took advantage of the fire pit on the rooftop and made smores at night. They sell smore kits in the lobby for $1/smore. The hot tub is located on the roof which was really nice and one of the reasons I picked this hotel. But the water level was ridiculously low in the hot tub, which is why I took a star off. But besides that, I have no other complaints. I would recommend this place.

07/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
196. Kithzia K.
This place is great. I've been eyeing this hotel for a few months, and I told myself I will stay here when I visit NorCal.
I had no idea check in was at 4, and here I am trying to check in early as hell. (Tired thinking sinks in)
But the nice lady let me check in at 1:30 which is still 3 hours early.
Thank you  you are a life saver.
She also upgraded my room for free. Thank you again you are amazing.
As I enter my room I am very much pleased with the decor. Has a hipster urban type of feel. I gotta tent in my bed. The bed...omfg. It was so comfortable and the pillows were heaven. I have stayed at several 4-5 star hotels and hear pillows beat them on it. I slept like a baby.
They have smores from 7-10? Forgot I didn't get to enjoy it.
They also have tea a good selection to choose from.
The continental breakfast was good!
Overall my experience was pleasant. I will return.

13/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
197. Chanel H.
Such a great hotel. It's so well kept I thought they remodeled recently. Clean carpets (which could be hard to maintain, given that hikers and snowboarders must lug all their gear in and out) The decor is super cute and themed well. I love the woodsy touch, tapestry, art decor and color hues.

They have a cozy community dining area with a communal table. They offer complementary breakfast that consists of delicious little bagels, fresh apple &bran muffins, croissants, oatmeal, yogurt, granola, juice, and coffee. The pastries are not the ones that are bought bulk at Costco..they are fresh & tasted great! Nice of them to offer complimentary breakfast!

People at the front desk are nice, not very chatty but accommodating and courteous. They have basecamp shirts fur sale and logo canteens. Also a snores kit for the fire pits outside.  All around a cute hotel!!

18/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
198. Jamie B.
Great location and awesome place to stay! This place is pretty new. The room even smelled like a fresh new home right when you walk in. The deal we got was on the "hotel tonight" app under the "hip" category. It's pretty hip. Cool detailed decorations, free complimentary breakfast, a balcony, big bathroom, cool lobby area and also an outdoor area to hang out at. To top it off, everything was pretty clean.  The only issue was no HD TV but that's not even a concern.

I would stay here again because it's not so pricey and walking distance to the casinos. It's literally across the street. The staff was also very nice and helpful. :)

27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
199. Veronica S.
This place was great! I had never stayed in south lake tahoe but when I come back I'm going to definitely try to get a room here again. I love how they renovated it, the color scheme, fire pits, rooftop hot tub, etc. Wish I could've stayed longer. Very very hipster with an outdoor camping theme. There's complimentary coffee in the lobby as well as a tiny bar. Fire pit right outside the lobby and you can buy s'mores kits for $2. There's another larger hot tub by the beer garden which is fairly new.

Now on to the room itself. Very clean and cozy. I loved the canvas map of tahoe that hangs above the bed as well as the fireplace. Bed was very comfortable and I slept great. Room and bathroom were pretty tiny though which is fine for two people. However the shower was kinda uncomfortable due to how cramped it was. I'm 5'4 and pretty small and there was hardly any room to move around in there. Not a big deal as we were just there for a night. Also the tv reception was pretty bad. I wanted to watch mad men while getting ready but it was all static-y. But you don't go to Tahoe to watch TV obviously.

Continental breakfast was yummy. Got there kinda late so there weren't too many options but the mini bagels and pastries were good.

It'd be fun to come back with some friends and get one of the rooms with the bunkbeds or stay in the room with the camping tent one day. Overall successful trip to Tahoe and lovely stay here.

17/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
200. Anna W.
Probably the most adorable little hotel I've stayed at! Some of the rooms have little themes (their camping room has a fake campfire and tent for you to sleep in), but when the 4 of us came up for the weekend, we booked the room with 2 bunk beds. The room was super quaint and we all loved that we got our own beds to sleep in!

Check in was ridiculously simple. They offer free breakfast of coffee, juice, cereal, oatmeal and fruit (a typical continental breakfast). There's also a mini wine/beer bar on location as well. There are a couple of fire pits that you can cozy up to on cold evenings (we were here mid-November, so we definitely took advantage of this), and you can buy s'mores kits for $2!! It was perfectly adorable.

We met a few new friends while we were here and we hung out around the fire pit for a couple of hours, just relaxing, chatting, drinking wine and roast s'mores. Basecamp provided such a relaxing weekend in such a quaint setting that I would definitely rather stay here than at the Harrah's or Harvey's any time (plus those two chains are literally only a block away, so it's not like you're far away from the hustle and bustle either)!

09/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0