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10 Best Hotels in Truckee

Northstar Lodge By Welk Resorts
4.5 out of 5
970 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA
AU$264
per night
3 May - 4 May
7.99 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (461 reviews)
Wonderful Stay

"The property was beautiful and the staff was on top of it. I would stay here again. It was a wonderful trip."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Northstar Lodge By Welk Resorts
Truckee Donner Lodge
2.5 out of 5
10527 Cold Stream Rd, Truckee, CA
AU$249
per night
3 May - 4 May
3.77 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (880 reviews)

"We were snowed on I 80 closed til morning. The team was the best hosts in a situation that wasn’t so pleasant yet out of our control! Thank u for the wonderful hospitality! A+"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Truckee Donner Lodge
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
5 out of 5
13031 Ritz Carlton Highland Court, Truckee, CA
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8.29 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (352 reviews)

"Liked everything. It was a great resort. Club house staff were wonderful. The valet staff were very polite. Loved the scenery."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
The Inn at Truckee
2 out of 5
11506 Deerfield Dr, Truckee, CA
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AU$215
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
2.29 km from city centre
3.4/5 (786 reviews)

"Property was exactly Priced Right. Carpet was a bit old but that could be because it is a place for snow people everything else was new."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

The Inn at Truckee
The Cedar House Sport Hotel
3 out of 5
10918 Brockway Rd, Truckee, CA
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1.42 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)

"Quiet, clean, and committed to recycling and less waste."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

The Cedar House Sport Hotel
Best Western Plus Truckee-Tahoe Hotel
2.5 out of 5
11331 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA
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2.1 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (1,235 reviews)

"Overall a great visit to Truckee. The hotel is located within a quick bus ride to Northstar Village (which was our primary reason for visiting Truckee). The breakfast was quite nice, the room was clean and the staff was very pleasant. Only downside was the price, considering it's a Best Western, ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Best Western Plus Truckee-Tahoe Hotel
Donner Lake Village
2.5 out of 5
15695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
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8.71 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (753 reviews)

"Location excellent right next to lake. Room was clean, had aple towles for 4 people."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Donner Lake Village
Northstar California Resort
3 out of 5
100 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA
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8.31 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (948 reviews)

"This property was great for family vacation. We stayed in a three bedroom town home and it accommodated my family of five perfectly. There was even room for an additional three people. The maintenance staff worked overtime making sure that everything in the condo worked perfectly and were were comfortable ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Northstar California Resort
One Village Place By Welk Resorts
4 out of 5
9001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA
AU$334
per night
3 May - 4 May
8.19 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (102 reviews)
Great condo, best location

"We had a short, but lovely stay at One Village Place. Condo was a great size and very comfortable for our family of 4. Location can’t be beat. You can park in the building and leave your skis right by the gondola. We’ll definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

One Village Place By Welk Resorts
Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee
11951 State Highway 267, Truckee, CA
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3.07 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (251 reviews)

"Hampton Inn was great since it was near the Northstar Ski Resort and the Truckee Airport. It appeared to be a relatively new building and in great shape. But I did find out that I would have been better off using the standard hotel rates instead of Expedia. Expedia overcharged the room rate by $10 ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020

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Visiting Truckee

Travelers to Truckee give high marks for the ski areas and lakeside setting. This quaint city also attracts tourists with its mountain views and golf courses. Around the area, top sights include Northstar California Resort, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, and Bowers Mansion.

  • You'll find 3316 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Lake Tahoe
  • The closest major airport is in Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe) 3.6 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) 40.4 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Truckee

The lakeside, mountain views, and hiking trails exemplify the city's natural beauty, and places to visit include Donner Memorial State Park and Donner Lake. Skiing, golfing, and biking are top activities, while sights to visit include Northstar California Resort, Ponderosa Golf Course, and Coyote Moon Golf Course. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Old Jail Museum and Commercial Row.

In Truckee, there are 615 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • One Village Place By Welk Resorts - With a stay at this 4-star villa, guests can enjoy access to ski-in/ski-out access and an outdoor pool, along with an in-room kitchen. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and helpful staff.
  • Tahoe Mountain Lodging - Our customers like the convenient parking and helpful staff at this condo resort. This 4-star condo resort features a full-service spa, a golf course, and ski slopes.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe - This 5-star resort features 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and ski slopes. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and bathrooms.

In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, located 16.1 mi (25.9 from the heart of the city, and Bowers Mansion, which is 18.7 mi (30.1 away.

Getting Around Truckee

If you want to explore the larger area, hop aboard a train at Truckee Station. Truckee might not have as many public transportation choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Truckee

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 51°F during the day and 14°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 79°F, while the average at night is 22°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 84°F with nighttime averages of 30°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 70°F and nighttime averages of 14°F
  • About 30.71 inches of rain falls on Truckee each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 82°F, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 15°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Truckee?
The Cedar House Sport Hotel is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3-star resort offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Traveller reviews also recommend The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Truckee, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get top deals in Truckee.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Truckee?
Based on reviews, Donner Lake Village is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Best Western Plus Truckee-Tahoe Hotel and The Inn at Truckee.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Truckee?
Best Western Plus Truckee-Tahoe Hotel is a hotel with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Also, attractions in the area such as Kings Beach Miniature Golf are fun for the whole family.
What's the best accommodation for a couple going to Truckee?
Northstar Lodge By Welk Resorts is a favourite 4.5-star villa for couples, and features premium bedding and fireplaces. Another good option for a stay with your sweetheart is The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Truckee?
The Cedar House Sport Hotel is a top 3-star condo resort for a beach holiday, and features a seasonal outdoor pool and a restaurant. The Inn at Truckee is another good option for your stay near the beach. Head to Moon Dunes Beach or Incline Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Truckee?
Northstar Lodge By Welk Resorts is a 4.5-star villa with an outdoor pool and ski-in/ski-out access, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Another upscale option for your holiday is The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.
What's the best boutique hotel in Truckee?
Best Western Plus Truckee-Tahoe Hotel is a favourite hotel with Expedia travellers looking for a stylish stay, and features an outdoor pool and free breakfast.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Truckee?
Donner Lake Village is a top hotel that has a golf driving range and features free WiFi. Visit Ponderosa Golf Course, Old Greenwood Golf Course or Tahoe Donner Golf Course to perfect your golf swing.
What's the best hotel for a trip to the slopes in Truckee?
Based on our travel data, Tahoe Mountain Lodging is a top 4-star condo resort for a winter holiday, and features ski passes and free WiFi. Truckee Donner Lodge is another good option for your winter getaway. Spend your days on the slopes by visiting Northstar California Resort, Sugar Bowl or Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area.
What is staying in Truckee like?
Travellers to Truckee give high marks for the ski areas, lakeside setting and top-notch restaurants. This quaint city also attracts tourists with its mountain views and golf courses. Top sights in the city include Donner Lake, Northstar California Resort and Sugar Bowl. In Truckee, there are 1351 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Truckee?
Cultural venues in the city include Old Jail Museum, KidZone Museum and Emigrant Trail Museum. The city is notable for landmarks such as Commercial Row, Rocking Stone Tower and Sierra Mountain Cemetery. The lakes, mountains and hiking trails exemplify the city’s natural beauty, and places to visit include Donner Lake and Donner Memorial State Park.

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