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By a verified traveler on Wed 12 Aug 2020

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront resort near Lakeside Beach

On the beach

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this well-placed resort, you'll find Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Heavenly Ski Resort and Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Marina, outdoor pool

A marina, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free resort. There's a free ski shuttle, and ski rentals, ski passes and ski storage are available on site. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and get perks like free WiFi.

Fireplaces, iPod docks

Boasting fireplaces, the 262 guestrooms also offer WiFi and patios. Other amenities include iPod docks, private yards, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$119* Per night/room Nov 1 - Nov 2

Premium Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Beach View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Partial Lake View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Beach View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (6)
1 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 11, 2020

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3 out of 5
Room was small, didn't look professionally cleaned, no soap or shampoo. They said because of Covid, no housekeeping service but they had housekeeping cleaning rooms after check out. Understaffed and Front desk and housekeeping NEVER answered phones, I tried caling several times so had to just walk to front desk any time we needed anything. Nothing special at this place. I wish I would have saved my money and booked elsewhere.

Posted by , from Southern CA on Aug 12, 2020

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1 out of 5
First off, the (indoor) lobby was completely full of people, most not wearing masks and the staff were too busy tending to the long line to even notice.The small pool was packed with people, so covid guidelines were not being followed by ensuring 6 feet of space between guests.  There were so many guests who didn't have chairs that they were lined up on towels on the ground.  I also didn't see any cleaning supplies available to clean the chairs once done using.  There was also a ton of people spread all over the grass and fire pit area around the pool and big groups, playing loud music. Our room was "clean" to low standards.  We had no towels and there were dead bugs stuck to the bathroom wall.  There was no indication that any high touch surfaces were cleaned extra like your covid policy states. There were no sheets, just a comforter.  There were crumbs all over the carpet. We immediately checked out and stayed down the street. When leaving we respectfully requested a full refund, as our reason for not staying was due to public health concern. The front desk said that they would refund us fully, but since we booked through Travelocity, the GM Nathan would have to do it, so we left our information and they said he would follow up with us. Fast forward weeks later, my wife and I have called and emailed multiple times with no refund or any contact from the hotel. Half of the time the hotel doesn't even pick up the phone and the manager's phone voicemail box is full.

Posted by , from Santa Clara, CA on Aug 10, 2020

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2 out of 5
The hotel looked great on line and it had really good reviews! However, when we arrived the room they gave us the wrong kind of room and the manager was impossible to get ahold of and refused a refund of the difference. The room was tiny and dirty. The “beach front” was 1/16th of a mile long and extremely over crowded. The food on site was not so great. They ran out of towels as well and advised us to check back every hour as they can’t send staff to rooms for turn down services or to deliver room items. Before you stay make sure to check the fees (if you can even get ahold of the front desk as it took us 2 days to finally get someone to call us back after check out) because they actually ON TOP of resort fees charge a fee per day for “wifi, parking and pool access” according to check out which is funny because that’s ALL listed as FREE on this site and their’s as well.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019

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Dec 30, 2019 by Karson

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5 out of 5
The employees especially the maids that service the room excellent job

Posted by on Dec 28, 2019

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Dec 28, 2019 by Karson

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3 out of 5
Staff was pleasant, but did not provide information on the property amenities. Room was not as clean as I would have preferred.

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019

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Aug 16, 2019 by Front desk

Thank you for taking the time to provide insight on your stay, we value your feedback as it helps us improve our overall guest experience. We’re so sorry to hear that your stay wasn't up to satisfactory, we are trying our best to work on those issues and are expecting some updates to our rooms and property throughout in the near future. We hope to see you again!

2 out of 5
Very basic property. Hallways dirty with lots of con webs. Gym very basic machines. Bare gym, no water in the gym. Rooms were very basic. Bathrooms were terrible. Dated and old. Shower was an old plastic shower liner from like the 80s. Not sure how clean it was so showered with flip flops. Shower head not adjustable and dropped on one side. One of the pillows had some kind of smear on it maybe from old lipstick? Pros: central location, private beach. If you love dogs it’s great because lots of people had their dogs with them. If you don’t, their beach is not for you. Overall, it’s ok but we won’t be staying again. I would rather stay somewhere more updated and cleaner. Oh and there’s a $28 resort fee. Seems ridiculous since there’s nothing extra. For $28 you should at least have water in the gym.

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

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Aug 16, 2019 by Front desk

Thank you for taking the time to provide insight on your stay, we value your feedback as it helps us improve our overall guest experience. We’re so sorry to hear that your stay wasn't up to satisfactory, we are trying our best to work on those issues and are expecting some updates to our rooms and property throughout in the near future. We hope to see you again!

4 out of 5
Parking is a problem. No Microwave in rooms. Pool is small for all that stay there.

Posted by on Jul 27, 2019

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Aug 16, 2019 by Front desk

Thank you for taking the time to provide insight on your stay, we value your feedback as it helps us improve our overall guest experience. We’re so sorry to hear that your stay wasn't up to satisfactory, we are trying our best to work on those issues and are expecting some updates to our rooms and property throughout in the near future. We hope to see you again!

3 out of 5
I like the cook weather. Did not appreciate being located directly in front of the Beach Bar when I told them I was traveling with my 90 year old mother. Not very conducive for elderly peace and quiet. Also...did not receive room refresh on 2nd day. Called front desk 3 times within 2 hours after returning from a day trip and finally got some fresh towels at least.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019

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Aug 16, 2019 by Front desk

Thank you for taking the time to provide insight on your stay, we value your feedback as it helps us improve our overall guest experience. We’re so sorry to hear that your stay wasn't up to satisfactory, we are trying our best to work on those issues and are expecting some updates to our rooms and property throughout in the near future. We hope to see you again!

About the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

Location 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Shuttle services

Property Features

After a day on the snow, enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor swimming pool. Getting to the slopes is a breeze with this mountain resort's complimentary ski shuttle. Conveniences like ski storage, ski equipment rentals, and ski passes allow you to spend less time with logistics and more time on the slopes. At the end of the day, order après-ski drinks at one of the resort's 2 bars/lounges. There are 2 restaurants on site. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star South Lake Tahoe resort is smoke free.

  • 262 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 5 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 11 sq ft of conference space
  • 1 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1975
  • Bar on the beach
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Reno-Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO) (92.7 km / 57.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free ski shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe offers 262 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature fireplaces and iPod docking stations. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Fireplace
  • Private patio
  • IPod dock
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy local cuisine breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Sidelines Sports Pub - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Boathouse on the Pier - This beachfront restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open select days.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

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

  • Rafting nearby
  • Boat tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Parasailing on site
  • Sledding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Sailing on site
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rentals on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 30 per accommodation, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old

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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.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.Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • 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 is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3

Fees

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

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Shuttle service
  • Ski shuttle
  • Ski storage
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 3.00 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 1 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 1 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 30 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Beach Retreat & Lodge Tahoe
  • Beach Retreat Lodge
  • Beach Retreat Lodge Tahoe South Lake Tahoe
  • Tahoe Beach Retreat
  • Beach Retreat Lodge Tahoe
  • Beach Retreat Tahoe South Lake Tahoe
  • Beach Retreat Tahoe
  • The Beach Retreat Lodge at Tahoe
  • Retreat Tahoe South Tahoe
  • Retreat & At Tahoe South Tahoe
  • The Beach Retreat Lodge at Tahoe
  • Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe Resort
  • Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe South Lake Tahoe
  • Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe Resort South Lake Tahoe

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.