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 Nice get away place

Nov 26, 2019 rrojas1970

Close to all activities in Tahoe, Nice restaurants and casino atmosphere, Walking distance to the strip, good music and dance floor at the bars inside the casino, gambling machines are pretty fair to pay and keep you playing for a long time with out breaking your bank.
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Nov 13, 2019 gypsygirl28 Bribie Island, Australia

We enjoyed a single night stay at Hard Rick hotel Lake Tahoe as a last minute booking. Large hotel, i think we were in the older part but rooms still great. View of pool and mountains. Great central location, walk to many bars, restaurants and cable car up the mountain. Close to the lake as well. We woke up to falling snow (in May!). Join the… Read more
We enjoyed a single night stay at Hard Rick hotel Lake Tahoe as a last minute booking. Large hotel, i think we were in the older part but rooms still great. View of pool and mountains. Great central location, walk to many bars, restaurants and cable car up the mountain. Close to the lake as well. We woke up to falling snow (in May!). Join the casino rewards for good offers - but they only last 24 hours so be sure to use any vouchers you get. Saddest thing was no hard rock cafe at this location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hard Rock Tahoe Disappointing

Nov 7, 2019 Rob R Reno, Nevada, USA

Visited for three days just for fun. Found out at check in the Hotel was hosting a pool party two nights in a row. We were warned about loud music until 11:00 pm and offered ear plugs. The music was tecno/rave with yelling DJ’s. So loud it shook the window on the 15th floor. We should have been warned at booking not check in. We had one meal on… Read more
Visited for three days just for fun. Found out at check in the Hotel was hosting a pool party two nights in a row. We were warned about loud music until 11:00 pm and offered ear plugs. The music was tecno/rave with yelling DJ’s. So loud it shook the window on the 15th floor. We should have been warned at booking not check in. We had one meal on property which was awful! Incomplete and stale. Staff we encountered were pleasant. The room was nice but very noisy from adjacent rooms and the hallway. Bars were well stocked but expensive. Gaming floor is huge and restaurants are small. Grounds were in decline, lots of dead plants, trash, dirty furniture and doors. Music through out other than the pool party was great! Overall very disappointing. I would recommend other properties such as the Marriott or Grand Tahoe. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location among the other "big" 3 casinos

Nov 4, 2019 e h Warm Springs, Oregon

Professional front desk staff, fast check in and out. Parking structure next to hotel is self park or valet at front door (side of building). Two building to stay in, the primary building and the back building. Back building means you have to walk a bit, to the far side of pool area. The room was average size with a nice size TV and an average… Read more
Professional front desk staff, fast check in and out. Parking structure next to hotel is self park or valet at front door (side of building). Two building to stay in, the primary building and the back building. Back building means you have to walk a bit, to the far side of pool area. The room was average size with a nice size TV and an average number of channels. The bed was ok with great pillows. Nice distance view of lake, partly obscured by trees. Bathroom was kind of small with small counter space. Shower had good water pressure. May stay here again next time in Tahoe. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Casino Hotel

Nov 3, 2019 Jules T San Jose, California

Pros of Hard Rock: Great location, easy walk to other casinos and Heavenly Village. CVS across the street if you forget anything. Lots of free easy parking. The renovation was very needed at this property and Hard Rock has done a decent job. The casino is pretty small but there are 4 on the same block so plenty of play nearby. The king room was… Read more
Pros of Hard Rock: Great location, easy walk to other casinos and Heavenly Village. CVS across the street if you forget anything. Lots of free easy parking. The renovation was very needed at this property and Hard Rock has done a decent job. The casino is pretty small but there are 4 on the same block so plenty of play nearby. The king room was very roomy. Bed/pillows super comfy and decent TV. Bath was nicely updated; bath products ok. Cons: As it's in Nevada, bit too smoky. Resort fee is too high and offers nothing as it's winter (no pool access), not even a comp bottle of water in the room. Biggest negative was the HVAC. Even with detailed instructions on the wall, simply does not work! At one point our room was 77' overnight thought we'd melt and with 22' outside, could just turn it off. Overall, it was a pretty good value and if we return to South Lake Tahoe, would definitely stay here again. Read less