Cal Neva Lodge and Casino

North Shore (NV) / Incline & Crystal Bay

Location

2 Stateline Road
Crystal Bay, NV
  • Hotel Type Casino Resorts
  • Offers Promos No
  • Pets Allowed Yes
Hotel Rating:
2.5
User Reviews:
2.75
  1 review

Stay at the Historical Cal Neva Lodge and Casino for Old Time Charm and Modern Comforts

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Quick Facts

  • Check-In 3pm
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking Available
  • Pets Allowed
  • On-Site Bar
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Attractions Nearby
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Weddings
  • Golf Packages
  • 199 Rooms
  • 9 Floors

Hotel Amenities

  • Pets Accepted
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Free Fast Internet
  • Fitness Center
  • Air-conditioning

Cal Neva Lodge and Casino

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Cal Neva Lodge and Casino

Features: Cal Neva Lodge and Casino is a modern resort located on Crystal Point above Lake Tahoe with a rich history including its stretch as the pet getaway of Frank Sinatra in the 1960's.

Why We Stay: The exciting history that Cal Neva Resort Tahoe has stored up over the years is the reason we go to Cal Neva Tahoe, but the beautiful resort and modern amenities are what keep us enjoying our Lake Tahoe getaway there.

  • Rooms with a View: Cal Neva Casino Lake Tahoe is unique in that every one of its rooms offers a gorgeous view of Lake Tahoe. Sit back in your comfortable and spacious rooms and enjoy one of the most spectacular natural views in the world.
  • Celebrity Favorite: There is nothing cooler than walking down hallways and know you are following the footsteps of some of the biggest classic celebrities of the 50's and 60's. In Frank Sinatra's ownership Cal Neva Lodge and Casino was frequented by the likes of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Marilyn Monroe, among others!
  • The Spa Treatments: The spa at the Cal Neva Resort Tahoe is a great way to unwind and de-stress on your vacation. Enjoy the Hydrotherapy tub, Dead Sea Body Masks, Salt Glow Scrubs, Hot Rock Treatments and Herbal Wraps to truly relax at the Cal Neva Lodge and Casino.

Inside Knowledge: In the gorgeous North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Cal Neva Lodge and Casino is actually the only property in the world that is located in two states, as it lies directly on the border of California and Nevada. Visit the outdoor pool and take a swim from California to Nevada and back again!

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Visit the Circle Bar: Famous for its glass dome made up of over 7,000 individual pieces of glass and the ornate wood carvings, the Circle Bar is a fun time and often has great happy hour specials that are sure to start your night out the right way!
  • Do Try Lady Luck: The intimate casino at Cal Neva Lodge and Casino is a taste of the classic charm that the gambling industry knew in Frank Sinatra's time. Sit down for an hour or two and feel the thrill of playing where all the high roller celebrities of the 60's let off steam.
  • Don't Miss the Secret Tunnels Tour: Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and the whole Rat Pack fled to Lake Tahoe to escape prying eyes of the public and the Cal Neva Casino Lake Tahoe was their prime destination. Take a tour and see the secret tunnels under the property that helped them stay hidden from all the fans!
  • Don't Miss the Lake: Why travel to Lake Tahoe if you aren't going to appreciate the lake itself? In addition to great views from your rooms, dine at the Lakeview Dining Room for beautiful views of the lake, delicious seasonal menus and an extensive wine list. And don't forget to enjoy fun lake activities in the summer!

User Average Review

Overall:
2.75
Service:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
3
Room Quality:
3

Based on 1 review

Rating Distribution

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Cal Neva Lodge and Casino Reviews

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Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.185.247

Overall:
2.75
Service:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
3
Quality:
3

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 3/12

The Cal Neva is Interesting to say the Least

I have mixed opinions about this place... it’s certainly interesting to say the least. When we first arrived at the Cal Neva, we were greeted right away and basically told that the boiler had broke in the hotel so there was no hot water. Our smiles went to frowns, not the best way to start out our stay.

So we were told we could either stay in the hotel and go outside to take hot showers (uhhh no!) or we could stay at one of their cabins outside with hot water. We both said immediately said in sync: “We’ll take the cabin!” So we lug our stuff outside to this cabin (all we want to do is just crash because we were feeling sick and had just driven through a blizzard to get there) and we get in the cabin and its freezing! We immediately turn on the heater and it feels like it’s barely doing anything. We curled up under the covers of our uncomfortable bed (I really did not enjoy the bed) and shivered until we fell asleep.

So basically, we’re not having the best stay so far.

However, after getting some rest, we woke up and the cabin was significantly warmer (I guess the heater takes a few hours to warm up the whole cabin). We then went to eat at their circle bar. We were a little bit nervous since we were the only ones there and our stay started out bad, but the food was actually really good. The bartender was quite strange, but the food was really good. We then went on a short walk down to the lake. There’s this really nice, intimate little beach by the hotel, which was beautiful. Our cabin even overlooked the lake, which was great! So we started to warm up to the hotel.

THEN we found out about its history, which really did make us appreciate the hotel a whole lot more. They gave us a coupon at the front desk for their underground tunnel tours. We had no idea what that meant, but it’s basically these cool secret passageways underneath the hotel that Frank Sinatra used back when he owned it to get from his cabin to the showroom. There are also ones leading to Marilyn Monroe’s cabin, ones that were used for bringing in bews back during prohibition and more. During the tour we also learned about some of the hauntings that have been reported in hotel, which I found to be very interesting. You definitely HAVE to take the tour if you stay at the hotel!

Overall, I think this place has a lot of character. It’s not the Ritz by any means, but if you’re looking for an affordable option in North Lake Tahoe and you enjoy history and a little quirkiness, then this is actually a good option.

Cal Neva Lodge and Casino Guest Rooms

Guest Suites
Tower Rooms
Cabins, Chalets, Terrace Level Rooms
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Comments

Sort Reviews By: | | |

Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.185.247

Overall:
2.75
Service:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
3
Quality:
3

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 3/12

The Cal Neva is Interesting to say the Least

I have mixed opinions about this place... it’s certainly interesting to say the least. When we first arrived at the Cal Neva, we were greeted right away and basically told that the boiler had broke in the hotel so there was no hot water. Our smiles went to frowns, not the best way to start out our stay.

So we were told we could either stay in the hotel and go outside to take hot showers (uhhh no!) or we could stay at one of their cabins outside with hot water. We both said immediately said in sync: “We’ll take the cabin!” So we lug our stuff outside to this cabin (all we want to do is just crash because we were feeling sick and had just driven through a blizzard to get there) and we get in the cabin and its freezing! We immediately turn on the heater and it feels like it’s barely doing anything. We curled up under the covers of our uncomfortable bed (I really did not enjoy the bed) and shivered until we fell asleep.

So basically, we’re not having the best stay so far.

However, after getting some rest, we woke up and the cabin was significantly warmer (I guess the heater takes a few hours to warm up the whole cabin). We then went to eat at their circle bar. We were a little bit nervous since we were the only ones there and our stay started out bad, but the food was actually really good. The bartender was quite strange, but the food was really good. We then went on a short walk down to the lake. There’s this really nice, intimate little beach by the hotel, which was beautiful. Our cabin even overlooked the lake, which was great! So we started to warm up to the hotel.

THEN we found out about its history, which really did make us appreciate the hotel a whole lot more. They gave us a coupon at the front desk for their underground tunnel tours. We had no idea what that meant, but it’s basically these cool secret passageways underneath the hotel that Frank Sinatra used back when he owned it to get from his cabin to the showroom. There are also ones leading to Marilyn Monroe’s cabin, ones that were used for bringing in bews back during prohibition and more. During the tour we also learned about some of the hauntings that have been reported in hotel, which I found to be very interesting. You definitely HAVE to take the tour if you stay at the hotel!

Overall, I think this place has a lot of character. It’s not the Ritz by any means, but if you’re looking for an affordable option in North Lake Tahoe and you enjoy history and a little quirkiness, then this is actually a good option.