Lakeside Inn and Casino

One-Night Stay for Two in a Standard Room at Lakeside Inn and Casino in Lake Tahoe

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Hidden-Gem Resort Near Casinos and Ski Slopes

It doesn’t surprise the staff at Lakeside Inn and Casino that readers of the Tahoe Daily Tribune picked their hotel as winner in the Best Casino, Loosest Slots, Friendliest Casino Employees, and Best Happy Hour categories. “We win ‘Best of’ awards every year,” says Lakeside Inn and Casino staffer Chris Garton. “We even won Best Valet Parking, but we don’t have valet parking.” Parking is actually adjacent to the resort’s rooms, which makes transporting gear to the nearby Heavenly Ski Resort easy—an outdoor change-of-pace to the casino’s bustling nightlife.

At the onsite Latin Soul restaurant, chef Alvaro Ochoa has been slicing and dicing for more than 24 years, crafting fare brimming with Latin American flavors. The chef mixes artichoke with blue crabmeat and roasted poblano peppers to fashion a dip for plantains, yucca chips, and garlic breadsticks. Diners dig in while surrounded by a fiery motif expressed in wall murals and red spiral-patterned upholstery.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune's Best Casino 2011 is a haven for locals and vacationers alike. Stripped of gaudy excess, Lakeside’s casino floor features high ceilings and walls fashioned with wood paneling or river rock. Seasoned card players can enter a nightly poker tournament, and newcomers can attend a Wednesday-night class that instructs on the finer points of blackjack, craps, creative nonfiction poetry, and poker.

South Tahoe: Natural Splendor Meets Glitz and Gambling

Located on the eastern side of the California-Nevada border, Stateline offers the glitz and glamour of the Silver State’s distinctive casinos while staying close to the unspoiled beauty of Lake Tahoe. Day trips to Emerald Bay State Park reward with postcard-worthy photo opportunities of the shimmering lake surrounded by glacier-carved granite. Hikers can take in the staggering Glen Alpine Falls, a 65-foot waterfall best enjoyed during the spring. At night, visitors hit Stateline’s glimmering nightclubs, and event-goers take in local concerts, events, and shows.

What You Get

One-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a standard room

  • $55, valid Sunday–Thursday
  • $85, valid on Friday and Saturday

    Included in both options:
  • $10 in free casino play
  • One pitcher of beer


  • Award-winning casino
  • Two restaurants and three bars
  • Hot tub open year-round
  • Complimentary shuttle to nearby ski slopes
  • Complimentary WiFi access
  • Karaoke on Friday nights

The Fine Print

  • Must complete travel by 6/30/12
  • Limit 2 per person
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Not valid 2/17-2/18
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in or consume alcohol
  • Credit card and valid ID required at check-in
  • Valid for a standard room
  • Not valid for reward points
  • 13% occupancy tax not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Lakeside Inn and Casino.
  3. Choose a valid date before 6/30/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • One king bed, two queen beds, or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each guest 18 or older; guests 17 or younger stay free with a supervising adult
  • Flat-panel high-definition TVs or standard CRT TVs
  • Some second-floor rooms have private balconies

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3:30 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for no additional charge
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $20 per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to a parlor room for an additional $30 per night or a jacuzzi room for an additional $60 per night based on availability.

What It's Worth

One-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a standard room

  • $55, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to an $89 value)
  • $85, valid on Friday and Saturday (up to a $129 value)

    Included in both options:
  • $10 in free casino play
  • One pitcher of beer (a $12 value)

    Total value: up to $151

Getting There

  • By plane: 8 miles from Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL) or 56 miles from Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
  • By cab: about $22 from TVL
  • By car: about 107 miles east of Sacramento, California
  • By shuttle: $27 one-way from TVL

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