If you travel regularly with your pet, you know there’s a big difference between pet-friendly hotels and pet-friendly hotels that you actually want to stay in. On your next mountain vacation, make sure you land in a hotel that you like even before you get to their pet policy with this list of pet-friendly hotels in South Lake Tahoe.
1. Hotel Becket
- $25 daily dog fee; up to two dogs per room
Between the rustic chic decór and in-the-middle-of-it-all location, Hotel Becket easily makes the list as a local hotel favorite in South Lake Tahoe. Now, toss in the dog-friendly policy and it tops our list of favorites. Right across the street from the Heavenly Village, Hotel Becket boasts preferred amenities like free wifi and parking, plus a daily continental breakfast included in your nightly rate.
Although you’ll be in walking distance to all the action of Stateline, there’s plenty to do if you choose to stay in and hang with your dog. (Never a bad option, in our opinion.) The on-site Tens Crow BBQ restaurant is one of the best in the area, plus there’s an indoor hot tub and sauna that you can melt in year-round. Plus, if Fido has a love of Monopoly, the front desk has plenty of family board games available for you to play.
But when it comes to Hotel Becket, what really wins our hearts is the Canine Friends Special. Designed for pet lovers and the pets they love, the Canine Friends Special means your hotel stay comes with dog-approved perks like a special dog treat upon arrival and a cozy pet bed to give your furry friend the ultimate vacation feel.
2. Americana Village Suites
- $28 daily pet fee; up to two pets per room
Just a few blocks away from the action of Stateline, Americana Village Suites is both an affordable and well-loved option. A cozy motel with some funky, cabin-style rooms, let this be a reminder not to let looks deceive you—this place has it going on. They’re not afraid to load on the amenities, with free snowshoes and sled rentals available in the winter, plus complimentary bike rentals, and heated pool and sauna access year-round.
Well-stocked kitchenettes in each room lend to the family-friendly vibe of the Americana, as do the bonus features of on-site laundry, free wifi, complimentary movie rentals, daily continental breakfast and fresh popcorn in the lobby. And although they don’t actively advertise that they’re pet-friendly, your pup is more than welcome at Americana Village Suites. They even have a secure, leash-free dog run to prove it.
3. Hotel Azure
- $25 daily pet fee
Self proclaimed to be “as dog-friendly as they come,” the package that comes with Hotel Azure’s pet fee has us inclined to agree. Unlike most hotels where the daily pet fee gets you, well, your pet, Hotel Azure’s pet fee includes a comfy dog bed, dog bowl, welcome dog treat and doggie bag.
A comfortable distance from Stateline, Hotel Azure still boasts a favorable location wedged between the lake, the bowling alley and a few of South Lake Tahoe’s favorite bars and restaurants. This is a major perk, since although dogs are not allowed to stay unattended in the rooms, there’s still plenty of local spots to enjoy with your pet in tow.
Recently updated with the best in rustic chic decór, Hotel Azure features a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, plus and fitness center, free wifi and free parking. Beach cruisers and snowshoe rentals are complimentary for guests, making the best of the area incredibly easy to access.
4. Basecamp Hotel South Lake Tahoe
- $40 one time pet fee
A trendy hotel with a favored location, Basecamp Hotel South Lake Tahoe caters to the hip, young, outdoors-loving vacationer in us all. Neighboring Stateline and less than half a mile to the Gondola at Heavenly, Basecamp still seems to feel a world away from it all.
Ever lively and intoxicatingly ‘grammable, they’ve managed to pack all of the coziest mountain activities into one space. Fill your stay with s’mores and outdoor fire pits, cold brews from the on-site (pet-friendly!) beer garden, live music and a soak in the rooftop hot tub. In the mornings, complimentary coffee and continental breakfast round out all the fun you had the night before.
Although right now there’s only four pet-friendly rooms available at Basecamp, the hotel has plans to significantly increase the number of rooms where Napkin (yes, that’s what we named your dog!) is welcome to stay. Also notable—this is one of the only hotels on this list that offers a one time rather than nightly pet fee. If you’re staying a while, that could work in your favor.
5. Beach Retreat & Lodge
- $30 +tax daily pet fee; up to two pets
As you might have guessed from the name, one of the main draws of the Beach Retreat & Lodge is its beachside, lakefront location. A year-round pleasure for either the beaches or the view, Beach Retreat & Lodge also happens to be supremely dog-friendly.
Sitting lakeside, it’s easy for Beach Retreat & Lodge to feel like a summertime spot, and in many ways it is. During the summer, an on-site marina makes it easy to rent kayaks, paddle boards and boats. Plus, guests receive two complimentary beach chairs per day during the summer, which you can prop up right in front of their beachfront tiki bar. In the winter months, opt instead for the year-round heated pool and hot tub and take advantage of on-site ski rentals with a 15% discount for guests.
Enjoy in-room perks like Starbucks coffee and a mini-fridge, or venture onto hotel grounds for the 24-hour fitness center and laundry facility. However you choose to spend your time, make sure to visit their on-site restaurant, Boathouse on the Pier for dramatic lake views, a rockin’ happy hour and of course, a dog-friendly patio.
Although this hotel is decidedly one that has everything you need, there’s a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Heavenly Village in case you want to venture out. There’s also free parking, so driving yourself to your adventures is an easy option too.
6. Landing Resort & Spa
- $75 +tax daily pet fee; includes one large dog (70 lbs or less) or two small dogs
If luxury is a must for your dog-friendly Lake Tahoe getaway, look no further than The Landing Resort & Spa. Decidedly indulgent, The Landing goes above and beyond to elevate your stay to a dream-like break from reality. While luxury staples, like an on-site spa and upscale steakhouse, are a part of The Landing’s charm, it’s thoughtful details like in-room stone fireplaces, heated bathroom floors and a welcome glass of champagne that transform your stay into something truly unforgettable.
Make the most of the lakefront location with an evening unwinding around the fire pits or enjoying a cocktail by the fireplace on the rooftop deck. Or, head out to enjoy all that South Lake Tahoe has to offer.
While The Landing is conveniently located within walking distance of Stateline, they still offer complimentary transportation to Heavenly Village, Edgewood Tahoe, the Stateline casinos and even the Reno-Tahoe airport. What’s luxury if it doesn’t follow you out the door, right?
7. Heavenly Valley Lodge
- $35 daily pet fee, up to 70 lbs
If good ol’ fashioned hospitality is your preferred amenity, look no further than Heavenly Valley Lodge. A cozy bed and breakfast ran by warm, knowledge innkeepers, there’s a distinct “I’m home” feeling that comes with each and every stay. The historic lodge features a retro, cabin feel, plus serene rooms with mountain decor, river rock fireplaces and well-appointed kitchenettes.
Comfortable and accommodating for both you and your pup, Heavenly Valley Lodge goes above and beyond with complimentary homestyle breakfasts and weekday happy hours—both opportunities to gather around the fireplace with your friendly hosts and fellow guests. Free wifi and spacious fire pits sweeten the deal, as does the hotel’s central location between the Heavenly lifts and shores of Lake Tahoe.
While dogs cannot be left alone in your room, the innkeepers are Tahoe locals and can offer a wealth of dog-friendly locations to visit with your four-legged friend.
8. Stardust Lodge
- $25 daily pet fee
Located just fifty feet from the Heavenly Gondola, Stardust Lodge is both a comfortable and convenient option for your next South Lake Tahoe getaway. Another spot known for its incredibly friendly staff, Stardust goes above and beyond to make sure your stay has all the comforts of home and the luxuries of a vacation.
In the winter, the main perk here is obvious—you’re in walking distance to the ski lift! And when you’re done on the mountain, free snowshoes, sleds and movie rentals are available to round out your stay. In the summer months, swap out the snow toys for complimentary mountain bike and golf club rentals, plus BBQ grills and fire pits.
Incredibly, the amenity list goes on. There’s in-suite kitchenettes, a year-round heated pool and hot tub plus free coffee, cookies and popcorn in the lobby. Perhaps most importantly, your pet gets perks too. There’s a spacious dog walk and plenty of safe, outdoor spaces to ensure your pet has a comfortable stay too.
Between the beaches and trails, patios and parks, there’s hardly a better place than Lake Tahoe to vacation with your pet. These hotels go the extra mile to make sure that your epic day outdoors is matched with a comfortable overnight stay—even (especially!) if your four-legged friend is coming along.
Don’t forget!: While all of these hotels are verified pet-friendly, we still suggest calling ahead to ensure that the hotel you choose is a perfect fit for you and your pet.