Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Heavenly, Lake Tahoe

The hotel

Newly renovated to a rock and roll standard, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Resort is ideally placed in South Lake Tahoe to take advantage of just about everything! As well as a casino with slot machines and table games, it’s home to the largest outdoor pool in the area. Bag yourself a lounger, there’s plenty of them, and order a cool cocktail from the bar, soaking up the relaxed vibe. All the rooms are well equipped and spacious and there’s even an Elvis Suite. Yep, the great man himself stayed here whilst performing in the town in the 1970s and Hard Rock have come along and paid homage to that fact – as is only right! Other delights include the Park Prime Steakhouse, often home to live music and the Fire Break Kitchen & Bar. Center Bar is another place where live concerts are often held, full of cool blues and dramatic blacks; it’s a great place to while away an uber cool evening. Open 24/7 is The Oyster Bar, the first-ever raw seafood bar of its kind on the South Shore – chow down on fresh seasonal oysters as well as American classics such as gumbo, jambalaya and pan roasts. When you can tear yourself away from the hotel, the hiking trails are some of the most beautiful in the world – explore them on foot or reception will hire you a bike.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Ski
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Internet Access
  • Water Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Casino

Where is it

10 minute walk to Heavenly gondola.

Hotel information

539 rooms on 15 floors. All of which are air-conditioned with balcony, satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, iron and board. King Rooms with1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Double Queen Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

The Oyster Bar (seafood bar), Park Prime Steakhouse (dinner only), Fire Break Kitchen & Bar (lunch, brunch and dinner), Center Bar, Fuel (24-hour, Grab and Go eatery). Outdoor swimming pool with sundeck. Casino. Fitness centre. Bicycles for hire. Gift shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: A resort fee of $22 plus tax per room, per day is payable locally (subject to change).

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Disappoints

Aug 21, 2019 Jazzdat Clearwater, Florida

This hotel and casino is a disappointment and it does not represent the Hard Rock well. If you're used to great Hard Rock establishments, this isn't it. Its casino is tired and the facilities are geared for crowds, but thinly staffed. When we were there in August 2019 it looked relatively empty, but that did not improve service. Staff appeared… Read more
This hotel and casino is a disappointment and it does not represent the Hard Rock well. If you're used to great Hard Rock establishments, this isn't it. Its casino is tired and the facilities are geared for crowds, but thinly staffed. When we were there in August 2019 it looked relatively empty, but that did not improve service. Staff appeared bored and only reluctantly, minimally helpful. The Rock Shop on the premises sells collector's pins, but staff indicated they couldn't register them. The smell of cigarettes was unmistakable throughout the massive first floor -- a stark contrast to the outdoor mountain air. I will not return and I would not recommend it to anyone in light of the superior accommodations, restaurants, and gaming facilities available elsewhere within walking distance. Read less
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Aug 14, 2019 Daniel P

I got what I thought was a smoking deal on a room here. But after the resort and pet fee, this place just isn't worth any price. "Pet friendly" is a big stretch. Your pet can stay with you, but its the same cost as if you booked 2 rooms anywhere else.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing for the Price

Aug 13, 2019 DiamondPainter

Positives: room was clean, new, and had a great view with balcony. Parking was free. Negatives: check-in is late: 4:00pm and even then our room wasn’t ready. Was told check-in isn’t guaranteed until 8:00pm! That was nowhere on our paperwork. Our wait was only another 20min. but be aware of this 8pm rule. For $500 a night this isn’t much bang for… Read more
Positives: room was clean, new, and had a great view with balcony. Parking was free. Negatives: check-in is late: 4:00pm and even then our room wasn’t ready. Was told check-in isn’t guaranteed until 8:00pm! That was nowhere on our paperwork. Our wait was only another 20min. but be aware of this 8pm rule. For $500 a night this isn’t much bang for your buck, especially if you are only staying one night. The coffee pot in the room had a cord so short we had to place it on the floor to reach the outlet. Room service does NOT sell pots of coffee so we had to buy 4 separate cups - ridiculous! The hotel is loud and geared toward young people so bring your ear plugs if you need quiet in order to sleep. Read less
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Aug 11, 2019 Marylou A Saratoga, California, United States

I have a very nice room, comfortable bed and pillows. Poor housekeeping and toiletries supply very poor. Poor service at the Oyster Bar. Food at Park prime steak house...food is terrible and so as the service. Employees are not attentive and accommodating. Alpine Kitchen waitresses are not attentive....any it is my first time staying here and I… Read more
I have a very nice room, comfortable bed and pillows. Poor housekeeping and toiletries supply very poor. Poor service at the Oyster Bar. Food at Park prime steak house...food is terrible and so as the service. Employees are not attentive and accommodating. Alpine Kitchen waitresses are not attentive....any it is my first time staying here and I will make it sure it is my last. Read less
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Aug 7, 2019 amynorman60 Woodlake, California

Such a great place to stay. Wonderful service from valet to checking in. Depending on which tower rooms are easy to locate. Rooms are very spacious and comfortable. Great dining options and food. Tons of slot options plus tables.