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Hyatt Regency Incline Village, Nevada: Review

This is a review of my stay at the Hyatt Regency Incline Village, Nevada.  This is a waterfront hotel that is on the North shore of Lake Tahoe.  It’s a stunning lakeside destination that is perfect for visiting year-round.

Hyatt Regency Incline Village Nevada

Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe?  I’ve heard a lot of people mention that it’s on their travel bucket list.  It very well should be.  Lake Tahoe is an amazing, gorgeous place to visit.  I lived smack dab between Reno and Incline Village for four years, and we snuck up to Incline often to hang out at the Hyatt Regency Incline Village and visit the north shore beaches.  So it was fun to stay at the Hyatt and experience it as a tourist does.

If you’re coming from the Reno airport, the Hyatt Regency Resort, Spa and Casino is about a 40 minute drive (33 miles).  You’ll head right up Mount Rose highway, which is a beautiful drive.

Hyatt Incline Village Nevada Lobby

Lake Tahoe is located in the Sierra mountain range.  The lake is split down the middle- half of it is in California and half is in Nevada.  The Hyatt is located on the Nevada side- the North shore.  The cozy lobby has a big fireplace with a lot of seating.

Guests come to stay at the Hyatt Regency Incline Village in the summer (to experience Lake Tahoe’s warm weather activities) and the winter (to ski at the many resorts that are a comfortable driving distance from the hotel.)  Upon checking in, you’re offered a glass of sparkling wine to kick off your stay!

Hyatt Incline Village Nevada Game Room

Kids will have fun here (so it’s okay to bring them!)  There is a game room area for the kids, and a casino in the hotel for the adults (it’s Nevada!)  Stillwater Spa is a relaxing option too.

Hyatt Incline Village Nevada Tahoe Provisions

A cute coffee shop is located on the ground floor of the hotel.

Hyatt Incline Village Nevada Guest Room

The Hyatt Regency Incline Village offers 422 guestrooms, suites and Lakeside Cottages with fireplaces.  Ours was a standard guestroom. I’m going to label the guest rooms as rustic, Tahoe-style.  They’re simple and comfortable.  You’re in the mountains, after all.  I’d love to go back and stay in one of the Lakeside Cottages!

The resort is pet-friendly with a one time $50 pet fee. Nice and friendly dogs are welcome!

An abundance of trees are within view from every hotel room window.  It’s quite a picturesque setting.

Hyatt Incline Village Nevada Room Service

Room service offers lots of goodies.  We enjoyed a cheese and prosciutto platter with a great bottle of wine.

Hyatt Incline Village Nevada Pool

The back side of the hotel was our favorite place to hang out.  There is a heated year-round pool, a wading pool for kids, and two oversized jetted whirlpools. One whirlpool is only for adults, while the second is family-friendly.

Hyatt Incline Village Nevada Pool

A little “river” allows guest to swim out from the inside.  The decks around the pool are heated year round too.

Hyatt Incline Village Nevada S'Mores Fire Pit

I totally recommend the S’Mores experience at this outdoor fire pit. Get your own s’mores-making kit from room service and roast the marshmallows while you enjoy storytelling and star-gazing. Prop your feet up and have a hot chocolate by the fire!

Hyatt Incline Village Nevada Private Beach

The Hyatt Regency Incline Village offers a private beach for its guests across the street from the hotel.

Lone Eagle Grille in Incline Village Nevada

Lone Eagle Grille is also across the street from the hotel.  It’s one of the best waterfront restaurants in Lake Tahoe.  We visited Incline many times when we lived in Nevada– just to go to Lone Eagle Grille.  They have a great lunch and dinner menu, but we also enjoyed the happy hour in the massive bar overlooking the lake.

RecipeGirl and her Mom at Lone Eagle Grille

My Mom and I stayed at the Hyatt together since we were in town for a family wedding.

Lunch at Lone Eagle Grille in Incline Village Nevada

We had a beautiful lunch at Lone Eagle Grille– with sweeping views of Lake Tahoe from our table.  I’ve eaten at Lone Eagle Grille many times, and I’m never disappointed.  The food is excellent.  My Mom has to eat gluten-free, and the chef was very helpful in sharing what items were gluten-free on the menu.

Lone Eagle Grille in Incline Village Nevada

It’s such a cozy place to hang out and have a cocktail too.  There is a huge double-sided fireplace that opens to both the bar and the restaurant, and they feature music in the bar some days as well.

Other options for eating on the Hyatt property include Stillwater Pool Bar, Sierra Cafe, and Lakeside Beach Bar and Grill.  You can also enjoy a cocktail at the massive wooden bar in Cutthroat’s Saloon.

Private Beach at the Hyatt Incline Village Nevada

Walk outside of Lone Eagle Grille, and you’ll find yourself on the Hyatt’s private beach.  It’s quiet and pretty.

Private Beach Dock at the Hyatt Incline Village Nevada

You can take a walk on the long dock…

Private Beach at the Hyatt Incline Village Nevada

… or set yourself up on the beach to take in the sun and dip your toes in the lake.

 

 

Me (on the left) with all of my sweet cousins who were in town for a wedding.

I recommend staying at the Hyatt Regency Incline Village if you are headed to Lake Tahoe.  It’s in a perfect location on the North side of Tahoe- easily accessible to the South Shore (a pretty drive along the lake) and Tahoe City/Squaw Valley (a short, pretty drive along the lake).

Information:
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
Visit: their website
Address:  111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nevada, USA, 89451
Phone: 775-832-1234
Email: resvtvllt@hyatt.com

Things to do around Lake Tahoe when you’re staying at the Hyatt Regency Incline Village:

SUMMER:

  • The hotel offers wakeboard and waterski lessons.
  • Take a catamaran cruise on the lake.
  • Fish Lake Tahoe.
  • Rent a boat, kayaks or jet skis.
  • Go on a hay wagon BBQ ride.
  • Play golf or tennis.
  • Relax on Hyatt’s private beach, or head over to Sand Harbor (public).
  • Go on a glider ride at Soar Truckee.
  • Ride Heavenly Valley’s Gondola.
  • Take the M.S. Dixie cruise out of Zephyr Cove.
  • Cruise on the Tahoe Bleu Wave yacht.
  • Shop Incline Village, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Heavenly Valley and Truckee.
  • Kids can experience “Camp Hyatt.”
  • Take a drive around the lake.
  • Hike the Tahoe Rim trail to get gorgeous views of the lake.
  • Mountain bike the Tahoe Rim trail.
  • Go to a Shakespeare Festival performance at Sand Harbor.

WINTER:

  • Ski or snowboard at nearby Diamond Peak or Northstar (the hotel offers free shuttle service), or drive to one of the other resorts.
  • Go on a snowshoe tour.
  • Sledding!
  • Go on a sleigh ride.
  • See a movie at Incline Village Cinema.
  • Try snowmobiling- it’s offered on Brockway Golf Course in King’s Beach
  • Ice skate at the rink in Squaw Valley.
  • Go bowling at Bowl Incline.
  • Shop Incline Village, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Heavenly Valley and Truckee.

Places to eat on the north shore of Lake Tahoe:

  • Lone Eagle Grille at Hyatt Incline Village (gorgeous lakeside views, higher end, very nice lunches and special-occasion dinners– great bar for happy hour)
  • Sierra Cafe at Hyatt Incline Village for breakfast
  • Tunnel Creek Cafe (Incline Village) for lunch after a hike or bike ride
  • T’s Mesquite Rotisserie (Incline Village) for lunch– cash only
  • Bite (Incline Village) for small plate dining
  • Mofo’s Pizza & Pasta (Incline Village) for pizza– they offer gluten free too
  • Jack Rabbit Moon (Incline Village) for fine dining
  • Log Cabin Cafe (King’s Beach) for breakfast
  • Char Pit (King’s Beach) good for casual burgers, fries, shakes and frosties
  • Lanza’s (King’s Beach) for decent Italian food
  • Sweet Tahoe Time (King’s Beach) for ice cream
  • The Old Post Office Cafe (Carnelian Bay) for breakfast
  • Jake’s on the Lake (Tahoe City) another good Lakeside dining place
  • River Grill (Tahoe City) for great happy hour
  • Sunnyside (Tahoe City) great food with views of the lake
  • Sugar Pine Cakery (Tahoe City) for good desserts– they offer gluten-free too
  • Jax at the Trax (Truckee) for breakfast
  • Marty’s Cafe (Truckee) for lunch
  • Drunken Monkey (Truckee) for good sushi
  • Fifty Fifty Brewing Company (Truckee) for beers on tap and good pub food
  • Burger Me (Truckee) for good burgers

Disclosure:  Thank you to the Hyatt for generously sponsoring my stay.

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Comments

  1. postedJul 15, 2018 9:28 AM
    Patty Eder

    Hi Lori,
    I loved your article about the Hyatt regency in Incline Village and also love the Lone Eagle bar and grill as well. You painted such a great picture about the experiences staying at the Hyatt and surrounding areas to visit.
    I have lived on the North shore of Tahoe since 1989 and still here .
    Wanted to mention that unfortunately the ice rink at high camp is permanently closed although the rink is used for roller skating in the summer.
    I work for Squaw Valley full-time year round and was glad to see that you mentioned our amazing resort and hope you can make a trip up the aerial tram to high camp some time. High camp has updated their facility with great new restaurans and grab and go shop.

    • postedJul 16, 2018 7:25 AM

      Great to know, thank you! I love Squaw Valley and all it has to offer. Is there another ice skating rink anywhere on the North shore that is open in the winter?

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