The 86-room Stardust Lodge in South Lake Tahoe has claimed its spot among the best family-friendly hotels in the United States, according to Tripadvisor’s “Best of the Best” list for 2023. The small, under-the-radar gem outshined well-known names like the Ritz-Carlton and Hyatt Regency.
Stardust Lodge earned its place on the exclusive list by focusing on guests and offering unique experiences. This family-owned hotel stands out with free amenities like fresh popcorn in the lobby, complimentary mountain bike, sled, and snowshoe rentals, daily breakfast, on-site parking, and weekly activities for families such as guided hikes, karaoke contests, and movie marathons at the outdoor pool.
The hotel’s vintage charm, dating back to the early 1960s, is combined with modern comforts, making it the highest-rated hotel in South Lake Tahoe on Tripadvisor. Despite no paid advertising, Stardust Lodge stays busy due to its excellent reputation.
Owned by the same families since 1972, the hotel’s commitment to its staff and retaining experienced managers has played a pivotal role in its continued success. Stardust Lodge offers reasonably priced rooms starting at approximately $139 per night, making it an attractive option for travelers looking to experience Lake Tahoe’s beauty without breaking the bank.