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"Very close to the Ski range and village. We really enjoyed our stay in the Two Bed Room Condo. We were pleasantly surprised to see a full fledged kitc ... " More

By Srinu, from San Francisco on Wed 07 Dec 2011

Hotel Description

3-star ski condo resort near Northstar California Resort

Near the slopes

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Truckee condo resort, you'll find Northstar California Resort and Northstar California Golf Course. Big Springs Gondola Ski Lift and Brockway Summit are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Golf course, dining

A golf course and a spa tub are featured at this smoke-free condo resort. Take advantage of ski lessons, ski rentals and ski passes on site, and enjoy downhill skiing. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and an arcade/game room, and barbecue grills are available on site.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 230 individually furnished condos offer free WiFi and DVD players. Entertainment options include TVs with cable channels, while washers/dryers and refrigerators provide the conveniences of home. Limited housekeeping is available.

Condo (Studio)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$125* Per night/room Mar 15 - Mar 16

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Condo, 2 Bedrooms (1 Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Condo, 1 Bedroom (1 Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Village)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Northstar California Resort ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Northstar California Resort

Everyone (5) Family (2)
2 out of 5
Thick rugs on floor smelled likexwet dog. This place was disgusting, dark, smelly and outdated.

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

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4 out of 5
The resort and village are awesome. The condos are a bit outdated. Old carpeting and furniture.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019

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1 out of 5

Horrible place to stay!

Cons: Tell visitors ahead of time if they are booking in the old or new hotel and clean the rooms!
We have always heard great things about Northstar but we'll never stay here again. We booked a room here and assumed we'd be staying at Northstar Village as depicted by the pictures. However, we were booked into the old hotel in Northstar which is a far cry from the photos shown here. In addition, the room was filthy! There was food left in the fridge, 2 dirty glasses, 2 other broken glasses and multiple 3 inch nails on the deck. The room was extremely hot that we had to leave the sliding door open all night which kept us up listening to people passing late into the night. I'm not sure how you guarantee if you're getting the new vs the old hotel but my advice would be to call and get it guaranteed ahead of time. As for us, there's no way we'd ever stay there again.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016

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2 out of 5

This is a condo, not a hotel room

Cons: Our room had a tube tv with built in VHS. Time to upgrade. Also, no air conditioning. Made for hot evenings until about 2:00 am with all windows open
Location: I'm sure it's amazing during ski season, but it's a little dead and creepy in shoulder season.
This rental was a studio condo in a building with a lot of stairs. Also, it's part of a huge resort (with lots of condo buildings). We went to the Northstar Lodge to check in and got a little bit of sass about not understanding where to check in. It's not clear that what we were getting was going to be a condo in a building with no elevator that was part of a big compound.

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015

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4 out of 5

Best place to stay for Ski lovers

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, closer to ski
Very close to the Ski range and village. We really enjoyed our stay in the Two Bed Room Condo. We were pleasantly surprised to see a full fledged kitchen, Fireplace and Barbecue machine. I'm definitely going back here.

Posted by , from San Francisco on Dec 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

muy bueno

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
We stayed in the summer, so it wasn't ski in ski out. But, it was very convenient for mountain biking and easy walking distance to the village where you can get some great pizza and very good sushi. Also, if you are a snowboarder, this is the best mountain in Tahoe for snowboarding in my opinion. Best weather, best wind protection, few moguls. Our room was clean and even though we paid for a studio, they gave us a one bedroom. I don't know if it was an accident, or they upgraded us because we were season pass holders, or if they were just being nice. It was nice to have a room with a kitchen, though we didn't utilize it much on this trip.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011

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3 out of 5

Hit or miss

Pros: Free Internet
There are limited options at Northstar. After a few stays, I have found that the niceness of the stay is dependent on how much love the owner puts in. The decor, lighting, amenities are highly variable.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011

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3 out of 5

Great Location for sking

Pros: Quiet
Staff was friendly and helpful; great family atmosphere. Close to the ski slopes; convenient shuttle service. The village offered a lot of things to do after skiing. pool and rec-center were not conveniently located to our condo.Accommodations were dated but the condo had everything we needed for our stay

Posted by , from Clearwater Fl on Feb 4, 2011

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About the Northstar California Resort

Location 100 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

Property Features

Have fun with onsite winter activities, including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding and in warmer months, enjoy a round of golf at the onsite golf course. Relax in the spa tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of a fitness center. Conveniences like ski storage, skiing lessons, and ski equipment rentals allow you to spend less time with logistics and more time on the slopes. When the sun goes down, sip après-ski drinks in the condominium resort's bar. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This ski condominium resort also offers a children's pool and ski passes. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Truckee condominium resort is smoke free.

  • 230 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Convenience store
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • No smoking on site
  • Lockers available

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) (64.5 km / 40.1 mi)
  • Train station: Truckee Station (9.6 km / 6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Northstar California Resort offers 230 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature washers/dryers and DVD players. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Televisions come with premium cable channels and video-game consoles. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Truckee condominium resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings

Food & Drink

Northstar California Resort has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

A children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a golf course and a fitness center.

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

  • Snowboarding on site
  • Snowshoeing on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Snow sports gear
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Ice skating on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snow tubing on site
  • Ski equipment rentals on site
  • Ski lessons on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Cross-country skiing on site
  • Downhill skiing on site

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to 100 Northstar Drive.

This property provides a complimentary shuttle from all condos to Northstar Village. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to 100 Northstar Drive.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted


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

  • Resort fee: USD 15 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Shuttle service
  • Ski shuttle
  • Ski storage
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Additional inclusions

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.

  • Facilities fee: USD 0 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • - Sauna
    - Spa tub
    - Spa
    - Swimming pool

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

Hotel Names

  • Northstar California Resort
  • Northstar California Resort Condo
  • Northstar California Truckee
  • Northstar California Resort Truckee
  • Northstar California Resort Condominium resort
  • Northstar California Resort Condominium resort Truckee

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in June and close in September.
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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.