The Inn at Boatworks

Photo gallery for The Inn at Boatworks

Primary image
Standard Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed | Down comforters, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed | Down comforters, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed | Down comforters, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Romantic Room | Down comforters, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Inn at Boatworks

The Inn at Boatworks

2.0 star property
Mountain motel with restaurant, near Granlibakken Resort Ski Area

6.4/10 Good

530 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
790 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA, 96145
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free self parking

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Tahoe City
  • Lake Tahoe - 1 min drive
  • Donner Lake - 29 min drive
  • Northstar California Resort - 46 min drive
  • Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe) - 26 min drive
  • Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL) - 45 min drive
  • Reno Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO) - 58 min drive
  • Truckee Station - 24 min drive

About this property

The Inn at Boatworks

Motel in a shopping district
Consider a stay at The Inn at Boatworks and take advantage of a terrace, a bar, and a restaurant. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Multilingual staff, smoke-free premises, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say good things about the overall value and proximity to shopping
Room features
All guestrooms at The Inn at Boatworks have comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers and free toiletries
  • 30-inch flat-screen TVs with streaming services and digital channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 34 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1950
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • Streaming services

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Special features


Mirada - Tacos & Tequila - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and masks are required in public areas.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Tahoe City Inn
Tahoe City Inn Motel
Tahoe City Inn Tahoe City
Tahoe City Inn Motel Tahoe City
Tahoe City Inn
The Inn at Boatworks Motel
The Inn at Boatworks Tahoe City
The Inn at Boatworks Motel Tahoe City

Frequently asked questions

Does The Inn at Boatworks offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Inn at Boatworks does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Inn at Boatworks?
As of 1 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Inn at Boatworks on 30 Oct 2022 start from CA $201, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Inn at Boatworks?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Inn at Boatworks?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Inn at Boatworks?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Inn at Boatworks?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Inn at Boatworks?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Crystal Bay Casino (18-min drive) and Jim Kelley's Tahoe Nugget Casino (18-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Inn at Boatworks and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding, and in warmer months enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming.
Are there restaurants at or near The Inn at Boatworks?
Yes, Mirada - Tacos & Tequila offers Mexican cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Syd's Bagelry and Espresso (3-min walk), Christy Hill (3-min walk), and Rosie's Cafe (3-min walk).
What's the area around The Inn at Boatworks like?
The Inn at Boatworks is located on the Tahoe City Strip, a short 4-minute walk from Lake Tahoe and 3 minutes' walk from Tahoe City Marina. Travelers say the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Dingy roadside disappointment
Resoundingly disappointed for the very high price. Dingy carpet, burnt out lightbulbs, and very ancient mattresses. Sofa in the suite needed to be cleaned desperately. Generally unpleasant and dark. I paid less for a two bedroom oceanfront condo in Kauai that was gorgeous back in April. Skip this spot.
Andrea, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Todd, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The location of this Inn is fantastic. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was not worth the price. There was no iron, the hair dryer didn't work, nor did the coffee pot. There was no view, and it was noisy. Signs say redevelopment is proposed, so maybe then it might be worth the price, but definitely not as is right now. Very disappointing!
Kristen, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The property was perfect for our short stay. Clean and spacious for our family. Next time, I would request a room on the top floor as you can hear the footsteps on the bottom. A small table or coffee table would be nice as well.
Marissa, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I appreciated the ear plugs. Dog friendly!
Angela, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

It did the job for us and the dog
This place is located quite conveniently at the edge of downtown Tahoe City, a 3-minute walk to Safeway and easy access to the lakeside trail and park, as well as several eateries and a Tahoe Dave’s for snowsport gear. Registration was quick and without hitches after we got a courtesy call that we could check in early. There was plenty of parking despite the snowdrift occupying several spaces. As for the room: The beds were clean and comfortable. The bathtub was rather blockish but it contained enough hot water for a good aprés-ski soak. The fridgeling was fine and spacious but the freezer slacked off such that we tragically had to throw out a near-full box of ice cream sandwiches. The fridgeling and a microwave were all there was in the way of a kitchenette. I also appreciated the amenities, including a bag of locally roasted coffee and nice local toiletries. Though it is just above the lakeshore above its namesake Boatworks, the view from the bathroom window gave on the facade of a shopping mall ironically named Mirada. All in all, it gave us what we needed, and they let us bring the dog.
Tod, 4-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Zibo, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay in Tahoe City
Excellent location, great front desk service. Older motel but has updated carpet, bathroom and very clean. We were very comfortable, only stayed 1 night but the location was perfect could walk to anything you would want to do. Main reason we chose was because we could bring our dog and even if we didn’t I would stay again.
Linda, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Terrible staff
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Place to stay
Perfectly located easy in and easy out. Close enough to walk many places in Tahoe City. The staff is very friendly. No complaints and will stay there again.
4-night family trip
Verified guest review