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10 Discount Lake Tahoe Hotels for Families

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A stay in Lake Tahoe, California can be as expensive or as inexpensive as you want it to be, with everything from small hotels to giant condos available. If you want to save, these cheap Lake Tahoe hotels (in terms of rates) are located in the center of all the action, near ski resorts, beaches, restaurants and more.

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Stardust Lodge

Just 50 feet from the Heavenly Ski Resort gondola in the winter and a 5-minute walk to the beach in the summer is the Stardust Lodge. Families will be welcomed with warm cookies before checking into their room, which features a kitchenette, microwave, free Wi-Fi, DVDs and board games. Hotel amenities include a year-round heated pool, continental breakfast, babysitting services, laundry facilities, free parking and free seasonal equipment rentals (such as sleds and snowshoes). Activities include horseback riding, hiking, golfing, and biking.

Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe

Families are invited to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of daily life at the Holiday Inn Express South Lake Tahoe, located a quick 10-minute walk to the beach. This reasonably priced hotel features amenities such as free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, an outdoor pool, game room and laundry facilities. Kids under age 12 eat free, as well. Rooms come stocked with coffeemakers, microwaves, mini-fridges and cribs (upon request).

BEST WESTERN Station House Inn

Located on a private beach is the BEST WESTERN Station House Inn, the perfect place for families looking to save in Lake Tahoe. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, a pool, onsite family dining, and children"s activities. Rooms feature coffeemakers, refrigerators, sofa beds, ski racks, and cribs (free of charge). Heavenly Ski Resort and Sierra Ski Resort are located nearby.

Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa

Room- and condominium-style lodging options are available at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa, located on 500 feet of private beach. Both feature balconies or patios, fully equipped kitchens, coffeemakers and DVD players. Amenities include a beachfront fire pit, BBQ area, pool and volleyball. A multitude of outdoor activities and restaurants are available nearby, including skiing and cruising on the lake.

968 Park Hotel

Located at the foot of Heavenly Mountain is 968 Park Hotel. Amenities include an indoor hot tub, an outdoor heated pool (open seasonally), the CoffeePub, and free parking. Rooms feature Keurig coffeemakers and complimentary Wi-Fi. Nearby attractions include the Heavenly Ski Village Gondola, Stateline casino nightlife, and a ton of restaurants, shopping and shuttle stops.

7 Seas Inn at Tahoe

A measly 2 blocks from Lakeside Beach, the Heavenly Mountain Gondola, casinos, shopping, and dining is the 7 Seas Inn at Tahoe, an affordable Lake Tahoe hotel. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, and laundry facilities. Rooms, though dated, feature refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel is pet-friendly.

Inn by the Lake

This centrally located hotel is the ideal crash pad for traveling families. Rooms feature free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Amenities include an outdoor pool; ski, snowboard, and bike storage; BBQ and picnic areas; and onsite family dining at Bear Beach Café. Dogs are allowed at the Inn by the Lake, as well.

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

The Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe is the perfect place for outdoorsy families to book a stay in Lake Tahoe. Amenities include free Wi-Fi; outdoor fire pits, games and family activities; a heated outdoor pool and hot tub; free parking; and laundry facilities. Rooms feature Keurig coffeemakers, cribs (upon request) and video games.

Americas Best Value Inn – Casino Center Lake Tahoe

Just 2 blocks from Nevada casinos, the beach and the marina is Americas Best Value Inn – Casino Center Lake Tahoe. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, an exercise room, an outdoor pool, guest laundry facilities, and continental breakfast. Some rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, ovens, and coffeemakers. An abundance of restaurants are located nearby, as well, including Lakeside Beach Grill and Carrows Restaurant.

Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe

Escape to Lake Tahoe with the family and book a stay at the Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, located right on the beach. Amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, coin laundry facilities and complimentary continental breakfast. Rooms feature coffeemakers, microwaves, mini-fridges and kitchenettes (in some). Nearby activities include skiing, boating, hiking and biking.

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