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The best casino hotels and resorts in Lake Tahoe

By LLM Reporters on 7th November 2018

Heading off for a scenic break in the USA this autumn? There are few locations quite as picturesque as Lake Tahoe – the country’s second deepest lake, in the stunning Sierra Nevada. This vast and shimmering body of water is one of the highest elevations in the country at 6255ft high, and with its spellbinding 72 mile shoreline offering scenic views that are truly to die for, it’s the perfect place for a tranquil and relaxing break.

The great things about Lake Tahoe is that it caters to all tastes – and a serene weekend in the country can be tinged with all the evening excitement you long for. While the north shore of the lake is quieter and more upscale, the south shore is a hive of activity – and with a range of casino hotels and spas to choose from, it’s the perfect combination of calmness and action.

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There are few locations quite as picturesque as Lake Tahoe – the USA’s second deepest lake, in the stunning Sierra Nevada

Try swimming, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddle surfing by day – or get off the beaten track and go for a hike in the wilderness – or, if you’re visiting in winter, it’s the perfect time for hitting Tahoe’s top-tier ski and snowboard resorts. Then, by night, prepare to rub shoulders with the high rollers in some of the area’s action-packed casinos, where if you’re feeling lucky, you could make your trip with a hefty windfall.

With a range of popular table games and slots, there’s plenty to keep gaming enthusiasts entertained in Lake Tahoe, and getting some practice in before you go is advisable if you want to keep up with the high standard of players that frequent here. Try one of the many online no wagering casinos, or head to your local bricks-and-mortar establishment for a trial run before you go – then prepare to take home the jackpot on your winter break! You can thank us later.

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of rest, relaxation and action, then these are the Lake Tahoe hotels for you.

Montbleu Resort & Casino Spa

Boasting 438 luxurious rooms, the Montbleu Casino Resort & Spa is a favourite amongst regular visitors in search of a slice of luxury – and onece you step inside one, you’ll immediately see why. With sweeping views over the lake and surrounding mountains, you could easily sit and take it all in for hours – but with such a comprehensive arrange of amenities and activities on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Suites are designed for conferencing and entertaining, and feature a living area, big screen TV, dining and wet bar. Built on impeccable service and attention to detail, here you can expect five-star treatment, 24/7. Active types can make the most of the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness scentre and indoor lagoon style pool, while those in search of a little R&R can be pampered at the lavish on-site spa.

Although Tahoe has never been known for its cuisine, MontBleu is determined to change this, offering a range of superior dining experiences that rival those of world-class resorts. The Ciera Steak and Chophouse is a favourite, while Café Soul and the Montbleu Café also offer some delectable dishes and a more casual style of dining. And since an evening out usually means more than merely a great meal, there is also plenty of Vegas-caliber nightlife to fill the hours until sunrise. Head to the casino, where you can enjoy a range of table games and slots – and get ready to put those newly-honed gaming skills into practice.

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort

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The perfect destination in which to reconnect with a loved one, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort is another hotel that enjoys privileged vistas. Located in the Sierra Mountain Range, this AAA Four Diamond hotel is a stunning lakeside bolthole that promises year-round adventure.

Besides the breath-taking views, rooms are beautifully furnished throughout – whether you opt for an authentic alpine-style cabin, featuring a plush Grand Hyatt bed, iHome stereo and luxurious bath products, or a Regency Club room, which gets you a private lounge serving breakfast and evening cocktails thrown in for good measure.

Guests can enjoy a diverse dining scene, with award-winning cuisine served up on a private beach at Lone Eagle Grille, poolside cocktails and burgers at Stillwater Pool Bar, or a mouth-watering breakfast at Sierra Café. And besides from eating, why not try your luck in the Grand Lodge Casino, take a day out to relax at the luxurious Stillwater Spa, or head out to enjoy the beautiful countryside?

Outdoors, you can try hiking and biking, shopping and golf, or downhill skiing and snowboarding. Ski enthusiasts can discover popular Lake Tahoe ski resorts and attractions such as Emerald Bay, The Championship Golf Course, Tahoe Rim Trail, Thunderbird Lodge, and Squaw Valley USA – all located in easy reach of the hote.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

One of the more contemporary hotels in the Lake Tahoe area, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino promises a hotel experience that brings together quality and edge against the backdrop of mesmerising views of Lake Tahoe. Here, it’s less about tranquillity, and more about rock and roll – but that certainly won’t stop you from enjoying the great outdoors in peace during the day.

Whichever room you opt for, get ready for the wow factor to, with each featuring modern amenities and facilities, picturesque views and the kind of rock n’ roll memorabilia you can only find at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Relax by the swimming pool by day, dine like a Rockstar by night in one of the hote’s selection of fine dining and quick bite restaurants, or head to the cocktail, where mixologists promise to shake things up with one of your favourite signature cocktails.

Later, you can get your game on in the resort’s 24 hour casino. The newest – and hottest – in Lake Tahoe, it boasts a whopping 25,000 square foot casino floor, a William Hill® Sportsbook and all the adrenaline you’re searching for, get ready to play table games including Roulette and Blackjack – and prepare to make space in that wallet.