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Border House at Crystal Bay
Reviewed 25 December 2011

This is a small place that offers lodging, but its mostly lodging for the casino (Crystal Bay Casino). It is STILL a 5 star review from me, because I get free room offers from others in the Tahoe and Reno area and I'd rather pay to stay here.

Our room was large. My email confirmation said 455 square feet but it seemed much larger than what I remember my Wynn/Vegas room being, which I'm sure is/was larger. Maybe its the layout. We had a fireplace near the bed and a giant plasma tv. There's also a smaller tv near the chromotherapy tub, which would be great after a few drinks, some music, and the right company.

Our patio had a lake view. The sheets and bathrobe were of quality as everything else seemed to be. The bed was super-comfortable as was the tub and shower, and even the patio!
In our room, we had complimentary:
coffee/tea
wifi
snacks

Everything was clean. The place is old but rebuilt recently, and they did a very good job of it. Without the historic pictures in one of the hallways, you might never even know its older than 5-10 years.

We stayed in suite 6 but I'm sure all of them are as luxurious as their website claimed. It was a pleasant surprise, especially since much of Lake Tahoe can be a gamble if you haven't had it recommended by someone you know.

It's not a large, conglomerate owned hotel. It's small, and certainly has that small, proprietorship style charm to it. This place will not disappoint.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

While the North Shore Casinos have seen better days, this newly remodeled spot is an example of what could be. It's small -- about 10 rooms in all -- but our room was quiet and meticulously appointed with nice linens, a huge big-screen TV (plus a small one in the bathroom) and an amazing tub. Two things that would make this room close to perfect: a door for the toilet area in the bathroom (a strange oversight) and a more reliable satellite TV system (the channels came and went during our stay). Check in at Crystal Bay Casino's Player's Club (the staff there was extremely helpful, and will walk you to your room).

Room Tip: We were in room No. 9, and it's a great one.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

My wife and I stayed here at the Border House . After trying to figure out where to check in(Casino customer service desk) , we were pleasantly overcome with a beautifully decorated and elegant room full of amenities for couples. Big flat screen television, gas fireplace, little flat screen in the tub/shower area, bath tub big enough for 2+ and a well stocked complimentary snack basket and cold water in the mini fridge also complimentary. We didnt want to leave. In fact I was going to leave the window unlocked so I could sneak back in and just have my mail forwarded to that address. Definitely recommend a stay here!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

As advertised. Went there for my birthday and was surprised at how luxurious it was from the timed fireplace to the chromotherapy bathtub! The rooms were extremely quiet and convenient to casino and bus stop. Would highly recommend for a getaway! We stayed in SUITE #9

Room Tip: Suite #9
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2016
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 October 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2012
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Address: 24 Stateline Rd, Crystal Bay, NV 89402-7702
Region: United States > Nevada > Lake Tahoe (Nevada) > Crystal Bay
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Crystal Bay
Price Range: $217 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Border House at Crystal Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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