Hotels on lakes in California are something we look for when choosing a place for a trip. Are you browsing for that now? We'll try to help, as we have some great ideas.
We generally like to search using a specific app, because the more we use it - the more savings it gives us. They have tons of places to stay all over the world. That includes on lakes!
You may have heard of them. They're Booking.com. Since we use it all the time, and love the way it works - the status they give you for sticking with them for bookings - we can't help but recommend them to others. We have compared others, but think they're the best.
Much of the time the initial rates they give are lower than others, or the same. But after you log in, you'll get even better rates if you've been using them. They have the "Genius Benefits" Plan.
Plus they have even more ways to save.
So let's see which fabulous hotels on lakes in California we can find for you to investigate!
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Do you favor South Lake Tahoe? Many love this area. The pines sighing in the breeze, the sparkling lake, the mountainside beaches. How can you go wrong?
You can peruse many, many gorgeous places to stay. Or try for bargain spots, or those that are kid-friendly, or welcome your pets. Click the Button to browse away for all kinds of choices. Or scroll for our specific picks.
We do have specific recommendations though. If you'd like to see those:
Lots of other popular areas for lakeside hotels & stays are near the shores of Lake Tahoe. Larger communities are where you'll find lakeside hotels. Other lakeshore towns have mostly rental homes. Scan some of these areas, to see your pick among them.
CRESCENT CITY - On a budget? How about the Lakeside Hostel & Guest House? On Lake Earl, but nearby is the Pacific Ocean, too! Lake Earl is the largest coastal lagoon in California. It's also within the county wildlife area & Tolowa Dunes State Park. Here you have the best of both worlds: lake & sea. Plus the hostel will shuttle you from the airport. See The Details>
AT LAKE ALMANOR - Created from waters of the North Fork of the Feather River, the lake has a variety of recreation, plus scenic views. Check out these fabulous places to stay.
CLEAR LAKE - The largest freshwater lake that's totally within the boundaries of California. Popular for all kinds of water recreation.
PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE - Not far from Yosemite, this Private Lake is owned by the local community. The lake has its own virtues. Like a marina lakeside with a beach & café. Plus 2 more sandy beaches with nice clear, relatively warm water.
SHAVER LAKE - At 5500' elevation, primarily its waters come from Stevenson Creek. Nearby is another smaller lake to scope out: Balsam Forebay, continue NE on Rt.168 to left at Ely Mountain.
LAKE KAWEAH - Formed by damming the Kaweah River's downflow from the high country. This area is so gorgeous. The first time we came through here, we knew we wanted to return! The route it's on is just one of the gateways into the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
CANYON LAKE - It's also been called Railroad Canyon Lake. But either way, there's a couple of choices here you may want to try.
AT LAKE ARROWHEAD - A popular area, with some lake exclusivity. You've got to be staying on the lake, or participating in a Lakeside Activity to access it. Where would you like to stay?
LAKE ELSINORE - Easy access from the I-15.