Ferrari's Crown Resort
A nicely kept, inexpensive hotel with a lakefront pool.
Unlike many "lakefront" Lake Tahoe hotels that turn out to be blocks away from the water, this north shore motel actually sits right on the lake's edge. Guests can take in unobstructed views of the deep blue waters and white-capped mountains from the property's private sandy beach, heated pool or Jacuzzi. Guest rooms come with refrigerators and microwaves, perfect for those who pilfer goodies from the nearby, Vegas-style, all-you-can-eat buffets. For families, a few homey units have full-size kitchens and dining rooms. All guests receive complimentary continental breakfast. The hotel sells discounted lift tickets to just about all of the local ski resorts.