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By a verified traveler on Sun 04 Apr 2021

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Hotel Description

3-star ski aparthotel near Northstar California Resort

Near the slopes

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Truckee aparthotel, you'll find Northstar California Resort and Northstar California Golf Course. Big Springs Gondola Ski Lift and Brockway Summit are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Golf course, dining

A golf course and a spa tub are featured at this smoke-free aparthotel. Take advantage of ski lessons, ski rentals and ski passes on site, and enjoy downhill skiing. Bring the family and enjoy the children's pool, playground, and arcade/game room.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 230 individually decorated apartments offer free WiFi and DVD players. Entertainment options include TVs with cable channels, while washers/dryers and refrigerators provide the conveniences of home. Limited housekeeping is available.

Room (Village Loft, 3 Beds)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

House, 4 Bedrooms (380 Skidder)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 9 Max

House, 5 Bedrooms (1620 Deer Path)

Bed Count 5 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 10 Max

House, 5 Bedrooms (1771 Grouse Ridge)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 10 Max

Condo, 4 Bedrooms (2 Bathrooms)

Bed Count 4 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Room, 2 Bedrooms (Ski Trails, 1 Bathroom)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Northstar California Resort ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Northstar California Resort

Everyone (5) Family (3)
5 out of 5
It is close to Northstar ski area. Spacious.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 18, 2021 by Northstar Lodging

Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again!

2 out of 5
Thick rugs on floor smelled likexwet dog. This place was disgusting, dark, smelly and outdated.

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

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4 out of 5
The resort and village are awesome. The condos are a bit outdated. Old carpeting and furniture.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019

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1 out of 5

Horrible place to stay!

Cons: Tell visitors ahead of time if they are booking in the old or new hotel and clean the rooms!
We have always heard great things about Northstar but we'll never stay here again. We booked a room here and assumed we'd be staying at Northstar Village as depicted by the pictures. However, we were booked into the old hotel in Northstar which is a far cry from the photos shown here. In addition, the room was filthy! There was food left in the fridge, 2 dirty glasses, 2 other broken glasses and multiple 3 inch nails on the deck. The room was extremely hot that we had to leave the sliding door open all night which kept us up listening to people passing late into the night. I'm not sure how you guarantee if you're getting the new vs the old hotel but my advice would be to call and get it guaranteed ahead of time. As for us, there's no way we'd ever stay there again.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016

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2 out of 5

This is a condo, not a hotel room

Cons: Our room had a tube tv with built in VHS. Time to upgrade. Also, no air conditioning. Made for hot evenings until about 2:00 am with all windows open
Location: I'm sure it's amazing during ski season, but it's a little dead and creepy in shoulder season.
This rental was a studio condo in a building with a lot of stairs. Also, it's part of a huge resort (with lots of condo buildings). We went to the Northstar Lodge to check in and got a little bit of sass about not understanding where to check in. It's not clear that what we were getting was going to be a condo in a building with no elevator that was part of a big compound.

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015

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4 out of 5

Best place to stay for Ski lovers

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, closer to ski
Very close to the Ski range and village. We really enjoyed our stay in the Two Bed Room Condo. We were pleasantly surprised to see a full fledged kitchen, Fireplace and Barbecue machine. I'm definitely going back here.

Posted by , from San Francisco on Dec 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

muy bueno

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
We stayed in the summer, so it wasn't ski in ski out. But, it was very convenient for mountain biking and easy walking distance to the village where you can get some great pizza and very good sushi. Also, if you are a snowboarder, this is the best mountain in Tahoe for snowboarding in my opinion. Best weather, best wind protection, few moguls. Our room was clean and even though we paid for a studio, they gave us a one bedroom. I don't know if it was an accident, or they upgraded us because we were season pass holders, or if they were just being nice. It was nice to have a room with a kitchen, though we didn't utilize it much on this trip.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011

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3 out of 5

Hit or miss

Pros: Free Internet
There are limited options at Northstar. After a few stays, I have found that the niceness of the stay is dependent on how much love the owner puts in. The decor, lighting, amenities are highly variable.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011

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About the Northstar California Resort

Location 100 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

Property Features

Have fun with onsite winter activities, including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding and in warmer months, enjoy a round of golf at the onsite golf course. Relax in the spa tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of a fitness center. Conveniences like ski storage, skiing lessons, and ski equipment rentals allow you to spend less time with logistics and more time on the slopes. When the sun goes down, sip après-ski drinks in the aparthotel's bar. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This ski aparthotel also offers a children's pool and ski passes. This 3-star Truckee aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 230 guestrooms or units
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Convenience store
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • No smoking on site
  • Lockers available
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet


  • Train station: Truckee Station (9.6 km / 6 mi)

Room Amenities

Northstar California Resort offers 230 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature washers/dryers and DVD players. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Televisions come with premium cable channels and video-game consoles. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Truckee aparthotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Northstar California Resort has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

A children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a golf course and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding on site
  • Snowshoeing on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Snow sports gear
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Ice skating on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snow tubing on site
  • Ski equipment rentals on site
  • Ski lessons on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Cross-country skiing on site
  • Downhill skiing on site

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to 100 Northstar Drive. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property provides a shuttle from all condos to Northstar Village.

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to 100 Northstar Drive.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP).

  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guest stays


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 15 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Shuttle service
  • Ski shuttle
  • Ski storage
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • A facilities fee includes use of: sauna; spa tub; spa; swimming pool

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Northstar California Resort
  • Northstar California Resort Condo
  • Northstar California Truckee
  • Northstar California Resort Truckee
  • Northstar California Resort Aparthotel
  • Northstar California Resort Aparthotel Truckee

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in June and close in September.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.