Nestled along Lake Tahoe’s southeastern shores, Stateline, Nevada, boasts a handful of high-end hotel properties, most of them closely linked to the gaming industry. However, whether you’ve come to Stateline to gamble in one of its casinos or simply to admire the stunning beauty of its natural setting, you should be able to find a hotel that has all the amenities you want for a price that you can afford to pay.
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Resort and Casino
With two full bathrooms provided with each of its spacious guest rooms, this 18-story, 532-unit casino hotel is a smart choice for family groups. But Harrah’s has a lot more to offer its guests, including a full-service spa, on-site nightclub, multiple lounges, live entertainment and a massive casino. Visitors who want to stay active and work off some of the extra calories gained in a visit to the hotel’s 18th-floor buffet restaurant can exercise in Harrah’s gym or swim a few laps in its pool. If you should tire of the Forest Buffet’s offerings, other dining options include Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill, American River Cafe, Fatburger, Cliché, Manchu Wok and LA Italian Kitchen.
Horizon Casino Resort
Travelers who are on a tight budget might want to consider this sprawling casino resort, which has much the same view and amenities as its neighbors but generally at more reasonable rates, particularly during the off-season. The Horizon lays claim to the largest outdoor swimming pool in the Tahoe area and also has an eight-screen movie theater to entertain non-gamblers. The resort’s 42,000-square-foot casino has plenty of slots action, as well as all the popular table games. Like almost all casino hotels, the Horizon has the requisite buffet restaurant, in this case called Town Square Buffet, along with a more formal dining room, the Four Seasons.
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
This 15-story, 437-unit hotel, which operated as Caesar’s Tahoe until 2005, has been completely renovated and sports a fresh new look under its new management. Like many of the area casino hotels, the MontBleu is pretty much self-contained, offering almost anything you might want within the resort’s confines. There’s a small shopping arcade, indoor lagoon-style swimming pool, the full-service Onsen Spa, live entertainment in the MontBleu Theatre and the Blu and Opal lounges, and a 40,000-square-foot casino. If you’re looking for fine dining, try Ciera, and if lighter fare is what you crave, check out Cafe del Soul, MontBleu Cafe or the buffet restaurant.
Tahoe Summit Village
One of the few non-casino hotels in Stateline, this condo village sits high above the casino strip that lines the lakeshore. Each of its two-bedroom units features a whirlpool tub, wood-burning fireplace, washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen, making it a good choice for families. Tahoe Summit has an on-site exercise room, as well as an outdoor hot tub and sauna. During the summer months, guests have access to a nearby swimming pool.
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