Harrahs

Lake Tahoe, California

Virgin rating

The hotel

As soon as you arrive, you’ll see the natural stone and soothing wood panelling, like a giant Alpine-style retreat. This one overlooks the picturesque Sierra mountain range and Lake Tahoe. You can even enjoy these views from the picture windows in your room which, handily, is soundproofed to make sure you get a good night’s sleep. You may need it after exploring Heavenly's trails. Plus there’s so much to do here, from gambling in the casino and taking in one of the shows, to dining in fabulous restaurants (or in the all-you-can-eat buffet if you’re really hungry!). If all that sounds far too strenuous by half, fear not. The spa treatments, steam room, heated pool and sauna are all perfect for relaxing.

Amenities

  • Ski
  • Bar
  • Casino
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Night Club
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Two blocks from Lake Tahoe and a similar distance from the speedy Heavenly gondola.

Hotel information

512 soundproofed rooms on up to 18 floors in 1 tower with 8 lifts. All with his and hers bathrooms, sitting area, air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay-per-view films and games, WiFi*, alarm/clock radio, mini-bar, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, iron and board. Standard Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. Cribs, rollaway bed and fridge available on request*.

Premium Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill with lake views (open for dinner). American River Café. Fatburger. LA Italian Kitchen (fresh Italian fare; food court). Starbucks®. 4 bars. Casino with tables and slots (over 21s only). Peek Nightclub*. Glass-domed indoor swimming pool. Hot tub. Fitness centre* with gym, sauna and steam room. Spa* (massages, Roman baths, steam room and saunas). Beauty Salon*. Gift shops. Business centre* with Internet access*. Golf* nearby (summer only). Self parking $20 per day, valet parking $30 per day (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $25.95 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change). 

Resort fee includes: - In-room internet access daily for 4 devices - Fitness centre admission for 2 - local phone calls. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge

Please note: a Douglas County Tourism Surcharge of $5 per room per night will apply to bookings at this hotel (payable locally).

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Smelled like hour old fried burger’s

Aug 7, 2022 Kennyweise Sonora, California

We have stayed at this property twice. Both times the hallways on the floors we stayed on smelled like someone had fried hamburgers an hour prior. The light in the pool was broiling and floating by its wires.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor Harrah's it's fallen from the hotel it was as a Dimond star hotel of 80s & 90s

Aug 5, 2022 816yr Chicago, Illinois

I have been staying at Harrah's since the mid-80s, back then it was a beautiful, clean amazing hotel. Worth the price to stay there. Not sure what happen but it all started with management getting rid of Sammy's rail. The bar area snaked around where tons of people could sit, drink, and people watch or meeting up with everyone. Once they shifted… Read more
I have been staying at Harrah's since the mid-80s, back then it was a beautiful, clean amazing hotel. Worth the price to stay there. Not sure what happen but it all started with management getting rid of Sammy's rail. The bar area snaked around where tons of people could sit, drink, and people watch or meeting up with everyone. Once they shifted this to dance floor, bright lights, disco ball it killed the vibe. Then management started upstairs where in evening you could go to the top either sit in nice bar area or grab a booth along the windows and enjoy the view and cocktails. Again ruined everything ripped out. Now the buffet, used to have chefs food excellent now sort of fast food buffet nothing like it was in the golden day where you were seated, table cloths, waitress brining your drinks then go check out all the food. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst Stay at a Hotel, EVER!!

Jul 31, 2022 thikidby Gardnerville, Nevada

I was not happy with the casino service at all. Waited over an hour playing the games to get something to drink only to have to go to my room to get some water. The cocktail waitress was delivering drinks and totally ignored us when we asked for something to drink. I was told we would have free parking as hotel guests but was charged $68.00 for 2… Read more
I was not happy with the casino service at all. Waited over an hour playing the games to get something to drink only to have to go to my room to get some water. The cocktail waitress was delivering drinks and totally ignored us when we asked for something to drink. I was told we would have free parking as hotel guests but was charged $68.00 for 2 vehicles for 2 days. Tried calling to get fixed several times to no avail so decided to email instead. Still waiting for a response several days later. Went to go to the pool and hot tub but the hot tub was empty. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Less than exceptional

Jul 31, 2022 Heather C West Palm Beach, Florida

Overall, the property is dated and falling apart. It lacks a true sense of being clean. The service is less than phenomenal but it’s hard to beat the location. Some floors have been updated but even those are not pristine. Beware if the lack of air conditioning in most rooms - yes, they have air conditioning but it does not cool well at all.… Read more
Overall, the property is dated and falling apart. It lacks a true sense of being clean. The service is less than phenomenal but it’s hard to beat the location. Some floors have been updated but even those are not pristine. Beware if the lack of air conditioning in most rooms - yes, they have air conditioning but it does not cool well at all. Probably not an issue most of the year but in the middle of summer, it was warm even when the air was turned down to 60-65 degrees. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Harrah’s Vacation

Jul 26, 2022 B D

Great location right here on the state line! Room is very large with two FULL restrooms. Never have I seen this before- this allowed my daughter and I to get showered/ready at the same time without having to wait for the other. Great Mountain View’s. Jake A., our host made our trip perfect. He gave us a complete tour of both locations (which are… Read more
Great location right here on the state line! Room is very large with two FULL restrooms. Never have I seen this before- this allowed my daughter and I to get showered/ready at the same time without having to wait for the other. Great Mountain View’s. Jake A., our host made our trip perfect. He gave us a complete tour of both locations (which are linked with a tunnel under the street separating them) with suggestions for each. He was able to answer all of our questions we had about tours we had heard about. Great trip. Can’t wait to return this winter. FYI there is free rideshare within a 3 mile area Bonus Read less