If you’re traveling to California on vacation, one of the best destinations is Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is the perfect spot for an outdoorsy trip, whatever the time of year, and it’s especially perfect if you’re bringing your four-legged friends along.
Your pet is part of the family, so it makes sense that they should join you on your annual trip. But how will you find accommodations that won’t just welcome you and your family but also happily accepts your furry friend too?
Here are some of the best pet-friendly hotels in Lake Tahoe:
1. Hotel Becket
The rustic chic of the Hotel Becket makes it an ideal spot for a family vacation, and thanks to their pet-friendly policy, it’s easy to see why it’s become a firm favorite among animal-lovers.
Enjoying an excellent location right opposite the Heavenly Village, this property has fantastic amenities such as free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi as well as continental breakfast each morning that is inclusive within the nightly rate.
There are plenty of leisure facilities to enjoy. From family board games and a sauna to an indoor hot tub and an onsite BBQ restaurant, you’ll be spoiled for choice for things to do during your vacation, even if you never leave the hotel.
For four-legged family members, however, the real attraction is the Canine Friends Special, which supplies great pet-friendly perks like dog treats and cozy pet beds. There is a low daily fee of $25 per dog, and up to two dogs are permitted to share each guest room. There are also lots of local dog-friendly attractions to enjoy together, including the Bijou Dog Park and Kiva Beach.
Verdict: Truly dog-friendly accommodation with a rustic-chic vibe.
2. Americana Village Suites
Located within easy walking distance from Stateline, the Americana Village Suites are a popular and affordable choice for pet-lovers.
With its cabin-style, funky guest rooms, this property has a host of fantastic amenities including sled rentals and free snowshoes during the winter. The other amenities include complimentary bike rental, a heated swimming pool, and a sauna available all year-round.
Each room also has its own well-stocked kitchenette for extra convenience. Luxuries you don’t normally see at a hotel include free Wi-Fi, onsite laundry, fresh popcorn served in the lobby, daily continental breakfast, and complimentary movie rentals. It’s easy to see why so many guests return here year after year.
When it comes to pet-friendly facilities, up to two dogs are welcome to stay in each guest room for a low nightly fee of $28. There is also a secure onsite leash-free dog run where your pet can exercise and run to his heart’s content! Head a little further away from the lodging, and you’ll find lots of other wonderful places to explore with your pet, including North Zephyr Cove Beach and the Truckee River Bike Trail.
Verdict: Excellent off-leash onsite secure dog run for exercising your pet along with lots of fantastic amenities for you and your family.
3. Hotel Azure
Located near the popular resort of Stateline, the Hotel Azure enjoys a great spot between some of the best bars in South Lake Tahoe and the lake itself. Having been recently renovated, the attractive hotel boasts a rustic-chic ambiance and has lots of great amenities, including a fitness center, free parking, Wi-Fi, a hot tub, and an outdoor heated pool.
Guests can make use of complimentary snowshoe rentals and beach cruisers during their stay which makes it even easier to explore the beautiful area.
For a daily $25 fee, your pet is welcome to stay in your guest room. Your four-legged friend will also benefit from a comfortable bed, feeding bowl, doggie bag, and a welcome dog treat. While pets can’t be left unattended in the rooms, there are lots of pet-friendly attractions and places to eat nearby, including Bijou Park and Kiva Beach.
Verdict: A comfortable hotel with great pet-friendly amenities and plenty of complimentary features.
4. Beach Retreat and Lodge
As you may guess from its name, the top attraction of Beach Retreat and Lodge is its fantastic lakefront, beachside location.
Especially beautiful during the summer, but perfect for stays all year-round, the Beach Retreat and Lodge offers many excellent amenities including an onsite marina where you can rent a paddleboard, boat or kayak. Guests also receive two beach chairs free of charge per day in the summer which you can set up right by the tiki bar on the beachfront.
During the winter, there’s no better way to pass the time than by taking a dip in the heated swimming pool or hot tub or by using the 15% guest discount on ski rentals. There are some excellent in-room perks here too, including a mini-fridge and Starbucks coffee.
Whether you decide to stay on site to enjoy the fitness center and restaurant or you opt to head out to Heavenly Village on the complimentary shuttle, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
Your furry friend is sure to love the beach and the dog-friendly patio of the onsite restaurant, and, for a $30 plus tax fee per night, up to two pets can share your room.
Verdict: The beachfront location is ideal for those traveling with pets, while the many excellent onsite amenities and free shuttle service make it easy to have an enjoyable, hassle-free break.
5. The Landing Resort and Spa
If only the most luxurious Lake Tahoe vacation will do, the Landing Resort and Spa is the perfect destination.
There are some amazing amenities here including an upscale steakhouse and onsite spa, and the guest rooms themselves are beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished with heated floors in the bathroom, stone fireplaces, and even a glass of champagne to welcome you on your arrival.
With its stunning lakefront location, there’s no better spot to unwind around a fire pit in the evening or to sip a cocktail on a rooftop deck. There is even free transport to several local resorts including Stateline and Heavenly Village so you can explore the area with ease.
For a daily fee of $75 plus tax, one large dog weighing up to 70 lbs or two small dogs can share your luxurious guest room. You’ll also be within easy reach of dog-friendly beaches and restaurants.
Verdict: A truly luxurious pet-friendly hotel in Lake Tahoe with a lakefront location that is hard to beat.
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