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Hotel Description

Beach motel near Lakeside Beach

In South Lake Tahoe

Within a 10-minute walk of this Lakeside Park motel, you'll find Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Also, Lakeside Beach is within half a mile (1 km) and Heavenly Ski Resort is within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this motel. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A terrace, a lobby fireplace, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 75 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers. Limited housekeeping is available.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$46* Per night/room Feb 23 - Feb 24

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Room with Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

King Deluxe Nonsmoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Big Pines Mountain House ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Big Pines Mountain House

Everyone (19) Family (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 20, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

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2 out of 5
Continental breakfast was horrible, toast, cereal, or oatmeal, the only choices.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

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4 out of 5
It’s old and dated, but the rooms were clean and in pretty good condition. The shower/bathtub needed some tuning up- loose fixtures and the water temp control was kind of finicky, but plenty of hot water. Continental breakfast consisted of Oatmeal, fruit loops, rice crispies and English muffins. Milk, O.J. And coffee. That’s it. No waffles, no pastries, no fruit, not even bagels.

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 26, 2019

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4 out of 5
The staff was great , location was great , rooms need to be updated but otherwise we had a wonderful stay.

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019

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5 out of 5
Relax vacation ,nice an clean environment. Very nice people.

Posted by , from san francisco on Dec 2, 2017

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1 out of 5
after checking in the owner came to my room and said I had to move they put me in the wrong room. I told her I already took a shower and put my clothes away. I told her I wasn't going to move. I was in my underwear and she tried to push the door open. I closed it and locked it. The motel is dirty. Find another place to stay.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017

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3 out of 5

Exceeded My Low Expectations

Pros: The property has a very convenient location for walking to Heavenly Village and Casinos.
Cons: Not sure they can improve this but on a busy weekend, if you get back after 9:15 or so, you will not find a parking place on the property.
When you book a 2 star hotel and read some of the reviews, you shouldn't get your hopes up and expect 4 or 5 star luxury... Because of that, I didn't expect very much from The Big Pines Mountain House... If it had been rated as a 4 or 5 star hotel and I'd paid a 4 or 5 star price, I'd be very upset...! But for what it is and what you pay, it's pretty decent value actually... The room was a little tired cosmetically but was clean and comfortable enough. I didn't spend much time in the room and wouldn't have wanted to but it's not bad for some hanging out but mostly just for sleeping and showering. I didn't try the complimentary breakfast but from what I saw, that was a good call.... You're much better off going to one of the nearby Red Huts for breakfast or even McDonalds if you're on a budget. The second floor rooms are probably better for noise issues since nobody is walking over you. The bathroom and linens were what they needed to be. The refrigerator in my room was already cold and ready for my items which was a nice touch instead of having to wait for it to chill. The room included an ironing board and iron. The ice machine had ice all the time. The office staff is usually just one person so you have to wait for him or her to get done with the person in front of you but all were friendly and seemed to be interested in my questions. All in all, The Big Pines Mountain House is a decent place to stay if your expectations are realistic....

Posted by on May 31, 2017

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Property Features

A private beach is featured. Free breakfast is served. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Big Pines Mountain House. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This South Lake Tahoe motel is smoke free.

  • 75 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) (90.3 km / 56.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Big Pines Mountain House offers 75 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 5 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5 AM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5 AM.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per night.


  • Pets: USD 24.50 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 8.95 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Faxes
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 24.50 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.