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Top Lake Tahoe Historic Hotels

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
3 out of 5
6834 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA
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4.4/5Wonderful! (402 reviews)

"This is great place to stay for the beach and skiing. The staff are very friendly. The rooms are well maintained. The only thing missing is a fan for drying snow gear, but that's probably too specific to my situation."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
Donner Lake Village
2.5 out of 5
15695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
The price is £242 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep
4/5Very Good! (782 reviews)

"Very family friendly! Location is convenient to hiking, beaches, Lake Tahoe, water activities ...staff very friendly, housekeeping and lobby were great at helping me find my way around and keeping the hotel nice and clean. Would recommend 10/10"…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2020

Donner Lake Village
Americas Best Value Inn Lake Tahoe-Tahoe City
2 out of 5
455 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA
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The price is £76 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
3.9/5Good! (843 reviews)

"The people was good especially in the hotel and when we arrived"…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Lake Tahoe-Tahoe City

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Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge
2 out of 5
4130 Manzanita Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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2.9/5 (638 reviews)

"Great location for Harvey’s outdoor concert venue."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

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Guide to Lake Tahoe Historic Hotels

Visiting new cities can be more than just putting a pin in a sight on your map, it can also be about taking in the culture and history of an area. One of the best ways to experience the culture of a new place is to absorb yourself in its past. Visiting museums or landmarks is a great kick-off, but a stay in a Lake Tahoe historic hotel can ferry you back to the past. Get ready to pack your bags (you won't need a time machine) as your Lake Tahoe landmark hotel awaits.

Grab Your Place in History

A stay in one of these Lake Tahoe traditional hotels can give you a feel for a historic period as soon as you step into the front door. From unique architecture to some of the oldest hotels in Lake Tahoe steeped in the past, these surroundings will make you'll immediately think like you are time traveller, not a tourist. Luckily, you won't have to live fully in the past. Although these lodgings are vintage, they have up-to-date comforts to help you keep in touch or relax during your stay. You will notice rooms furnished with a comfortable bed, loads of character, and just about anything you might want for a wonderful trip.

After you have checked-in and had a look around the historic hotel property, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by touring the art galleries and well-known landmarks. Undoubtedly, all this time travelling is going to work up an appetite. Speak with your hotel's front desk staff to point you to where some of the best spots to grab a drink or tea in Lake Tahoe are. You can also scan through the comments and read the suggestions other guests to Lake Tahoe thought were worth a visit.

Book Your Lake Tahoe Historic Hotel Today

If you desire to get the most from your Lake Tahoe visit, staying in a vintage hotel will elevate your time spent in this historic city. With Expedia's 112 one-of-a-kind accommodations to pick from, you are sure to discover at a great rate. However, just like the past eras you're exploring, these deals won't last indefinitely. Reserve soon to get your room in one of these unique properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should I expect on my historical trip to Lake Tahoe?
A trip to the significant historical sites in Lake Tahoe is likely number one on your sightseeing itinerary. And while you’re here, you can check out the entertainment choices and majestic mountain landscape. You can also take time at the ski slopes in this quaint area.
Where's the best place to stay in Lake Tahoe to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is a top 3-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers free parking and free WiFi. Commercial Row is a short 18-minute drive away. Other choices to soak up the local history include Americas Best Value Inn Lake Tahoe-Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe Ambassador Lodge.
How many historically relevant hotels are located in Lake Tahoe?
Lake Tahoe has 4116 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 98 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical places and other sights in Lake Tahoe?
Lake Tahoe is notable for landmarks like Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Gatekeeper’s Museum and Tallac Historic Site. Cultural venues include Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata-Guttman Music Hall, Tahoe Maritime Museum and Watson Cabin Museum. Other popular sights include Heavenly Ski Resort and Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park.
What is a historic hotel like in Lake Tahoe?
When you choose a historic hotel, you’ll stay in a place that has an officially recognised historic designation. A stately home, palace or even a lodge, old police station or skyscraper can be identified as a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved in the guestrooms or communal spaces of historic hotels in Lake Tahoe, giving a real sense of character.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The physical building and architecture of historic hotels are generally the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it’s cultural value and how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Lake Tahoe have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you expect to find, while every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, free WiFi and the amenities found in most hotels will also be available in a historic hotel. When you book a historic hotel in Lake Tahoe, don’t worry that you’ll find yourself staying at a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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