Best Western Topaz Lake Inn,  Gardnerville

4.0/5  - based on 288 guest reviews.
3410 Sandy Bowers Avenue, 89410-7081, Gardnerville, United States - See map
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The Best Western Topaz Lake Inn features modern accommodations and a spectacular view of Topaz Lake and the surrounding mountains, from every room. Located on the eastern slope of the Sierra's at the 5,000 feet elevation, Topaz Lake is an outdoor lover's paradise. This freshwater lake nestled in the mountains provides a wide range of activities such as: fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking and mountain biking. If you are looking for the most popular sport in Nevada, you will appreciate the short walk to the local casino for gaming, food, libations and entertainment. After a day of exploration and fun, relax in one of our well appointed rooms where you are sure to have a quiet, restful nights sleep. The Best Western Topaz Lake Inn is a completely non-smoking property and features spacious rooms with one king- or two queen-size beds. Our rooms are equipped with all of the modern amenities you have come to expect in your travels such as: refrigerator, coffee maker, iron and ironing board and hairdryer. For that extra special getaway, escape to one of our spa rooms with an oversized jetted tub and a spectacular view of the lake. At the Best Western Topaz Lake Inn, you can enjoy the sun setting between the mountains, explore the cool mountain streams that decorate the landscape, try your hand at Lady Luck, or gaze at the twinkling stars in the clear expansive sky. The Best Western Topaz Lake Inn is a perfect place to relax and unwind from the fast-paced busy city life.

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Best Western Topaz Lake Inn,Gardnerville
  • 4
    « Very Nice »

    This BW is one of the nicest ones we've stayed in. It's not old in any way. Very neat and clean and modern. Very nice staff. Beatiful pictures on the walls. Nice view of Topaz Lake. We definately recommend it.

    « Lake Topaz »

    Hotel has a beautiful view. The building is old and not BW quality. Bed was fine. Room was extremely warm when we arrived. Refrigerator ran with load noise all night. Breakfast ok. We would not stay there again for the price.

    « Nice stop over »

    We stayed one night on the way to Lake Tahoe. The staff were very helpful, even though it was 1:00 am. The room was large and very clean. The view of Lake Topaz in the morning was icing on the cake. We'll stay here again.

    « Topaz Lake »

    Beautiful area, love the drive to Topaz Lake. Property was very clean and they offer breakfast with pancake and waffle maker, so that's cool. We had views of Topaz Lake. There's a casino and resturant real close and the place was packed, they had country music and food was good or OK. I didn't see any other places to eat, if Casino's aren't your thing, eat before your arrival. Only problem is they're not very friendly, you kind of feel awkward.

    « Excellent motel »

    We stayed at the Topaz Lake Best Western as the last part of our 4 week stay in the Yosemite area. We found it to be very nice, well landscaped outside, large comfortable rooms and a very good value. A small but fine breakfast was included and the staff was very kind. I would be happy to stay here again..

    « Nice place »

    A quaint little place on the way to Yosemite National Park from Lake Tahoe. The rooms are big, clean, well furnished and the bathrooms are nice and clean. We spent only one night there but it was worth it. Comfortable sleep and a good breakfast in the morning. Mr. Patel was there to help us all the time. Our room was overlooking the Topaz lake. Very beautiful.

    « Clean, Warm, Welcoming »

    This is one of the cleanest hotels we have ever stayed in. The breakfast was good. The bed was comfortable. The room was spacious and well furnished. All the staff we came in contact with were gracious, courteous, and professional. We will definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone who asks us where to stay in this area.

    « Great views »

    We chose this hotel because of its web page mentioning that all rooms had lake and mountain views, we also thought it would be quieter than Tahoe. We weren't disappointed with the view, only on the one day (out of three) when they were painting outside our room and so the window was taped up. But they cleared it out of the way as quickly as possible. We did appreciate that the rooms were all newly decorated and everything was clean. When the exterior work is done it's all going to look very good. Lovely spacious and comfortable room. Very friendly staff. Great breakfast. We ate a couple of times at the casino, the cafe there was okay, being over 55 we got a 10% discount so that was good! We discovered also that there was a small general store next to the casino, otherwise it's a long drive to buy anything.

    « Horrible »

    Dirty along corridors. Building smelled like curry. Breakfast was terrible. Food like eggs and meat, not available sometimes. No napkins once. Sticky sugar and creamer containers. Coffee Thermos Dirty. I had popcorn first night watching TV. Bits fell to floor. Never got vacuumed up by staff. Wind blew in around my door on windy days, which made a annoying noise. The A/C fan runs always no matter your setting, unless off. They never replaced burned out light bulb by bed lighting after I requested. Cobwebs along stairwell and hallways. Dirty floors at base corners. Laundry area very scary looking. I've stayed at many Best Westerns. I average 60 plus days a year. This place Hands Down, worst Best Western experience ever. A poor reflection of the company brand.

    « This gets the red rose award »

    Our room consisted of two queen size beds with free wifi, refrigerator, microwave, desk and office chair and a nice size bathroom. It was furnished with nice warm tone colors, everything looked quite new in our room, the carpets were great to walk on which made one feel almost at home. Clean & had a great touch of feeling comfy and relaxed. The host that greeted us as we checked in, mentioned that the painters were painting the outside of this property, which was a great choice in colors by the way! The painters were courteous and wanted to make sure they weren't bothering us, which was so thoughtful of them. Nice to see this Inn's proprietors taking great steps to improve many things on their property. For their free continental breakfast, it contained fresh fruit, a variety of cold cereals, yogurt, even thin bacon, good hot coffee, and our most favorite, was the make it yourself waffles.....nice and thick ones! Would of loved strawberries or blueberries and whip cream to have gone with them, but that is just my choice of preference. As we stayed for just one night, and were packing our bags in the trunk of our vehicle a sweet elderly man who we believe was related to the owners of this property, cut a beautiful red rose to take on our journey. Such a nice gesture on his part! Plenty of parking, noise factor average, but sometimes noisy as other guests slam their room doors upon coming and going. Our room faced the parking lot, and was on the second floor, so there was quite a bit of noise early morning from guests talking outside. We stayed for one night, and would come back to stay here again! Thank you for the nice renovation of your rooms and continuing to do so with the exterior building.....

  • 3
    « Just Okay »

    Very average place to stay. I think it was a little overpriced for the area I guess because it is overlooking a lake. This motel was being painted so it didn't look that great. Landscaping could have been much better with yard debris swept up.

    « Nice view, nice hotel »

    The hotel sits on the downhill side of the road and is obscured by a small conference center. We drove past it twice. The hotel is currently undergoing painting of the exterior and some internal renovations. Our room (103) had new paint, carpet, and furnishings. It is a nice property. Aside from the casino down the street, there are not restaurants or other retail establishments within 9 miles. WiFi service was good.

    « Nice decent stay near lake tahoe »

    We stopped here on way to Lake tahoe from death valley. The location is nice with a nice lake view. Rooms are big, clean and comfortable. We had a nice hassle free stay here. This is relatively less expensive than staying in lake tahoe

    « Dog Friendly, great view, breakfast »

    This is a dog friendly hotel. Dog loved it. It has a covered walk way, that the dog could lay on outside. Staff was friendly and breakfast was good. The view from everyone room was great looking over the lake with large windows. You can walk to Topaz Inn Casino and gamble or have a reasonable coast meal. You can walk to the lake from this hotel.

    « Nice modern rooms/hotel... »

    Stayed 1 night enroute to South Lake Tahoe. Very nice and newly decorated hotel with amazing room size. We had a view over lake Tahoe which was nice to see the sun going down. Staff were all excellent and breakfast was great too. There is a lift to the various floors and a hot tub, small (I mean small!) exercise room, but no pool. Casino 5 min walk away does nice food. Definitely would stay again...

    « Nice place to stay »

    Really nice place to stay close to the lake. Clean big rooms! Wish it had a swimming pool only had a hot tub. Would stay here again if in the area. The staff were friendly and helpful. A couple of choices for places to eat within walking distance and the food was very good. We had a group of eight and everyone enjoyed their stay.

    « over nite vist »

    Great modern rooms, good view of the lake, good breakfast will return and recommend to friends, the rooms and grounds are very clean the front desk worked with us for an early check in talked with the owner in the morning and his attention to detail was outstanding.

    « *Best* Best Western »

    Excellent hotel, great caring staff. They went out of their way to ensure I had a pleasant stay. Amazing views of the lake from the rooms and a short minute drive to the lake and gas station nearby. The rooms have been remodeled and everything is very modern. The beds are super comfy as well.

    « Clean, cool, and welcoming »

    Everything I wanted in a hotel following a week-long backpacking trip in Yosemite. The owner is a wonderful person who is committed to the comfort of his guests. I had such a good experience, I felt that I needed to share? Five-stars on service and accommodations. An oasis in the desert.

    « Great view, spacious rooms »

    Our room on the third floor had a splendid view of Topaz Lake. Loved the room! Lots of room to spread out and a comfy sofa with a coffee table. Everything worked fine. Shower had plenty of pressure and hot water. We slept in and skipped the free breakfast. My biggest problem was there was no convenient walking path to the Topaz Lodge Casino where we went for dinner. Although it was literally next door, walking along 395 was too dangerous, day or night.

  • 4
    « Not a bad place to stay. »

    If you are just looking to sleep and have your basic needs met, this place will work just fine. The bed was very comfortable, the view of the lake was nice... Continental breakfast worked out just fine. Made for a good place to stay since was near an area that I wanted to explore.

    « Worst experience dealing with front desk, so cold »

    I had a special situation, and called last week, the front desk asked me to call this week. So called the front desk, worst experience forever, nothing they can do, nothing they want to do to make some arrangement.

    « clean and spacious »

    After camping in the Sierras we pulled into BW Topaz Lake ready to clean up and reorganize before heading to the airport. We found the room spacious, clean and inviting. There was plenty of room for 4 people to repack bags, unpack backpacks and relax in comfort. Beds were great and the hotel staff friendly and helpful.

    « Fantastic »

    Fantastic hotel at a very good price. Ideal location with a nice view on the lake, friendly staff and included breakfast. The room was very nice, everything worked just fine. The free wifi included is super good, very fast, best you'll ever see for "wifi included". No complaints at all, would recommend it to everyone passing trough.


    From a far distance on 395 in the Eastern Sierras , you will find your Oasis at the Best Western Topaz Lake Inn !! Best of everything -- Located between Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain , the location provides it all - great views of the lake , star gazing, sun and moon rise over the mountains , newly remodeled rooms that are clean, safe and secure., for both yourself and all your vehicles motorcycles & RV's .

    « Bomb »

    Awesome place. Rooms are ok but always have a great time. Sometimes pet rooms smell like smoke. Great scenery and customer service is spot on!!!!!!! Upgrade would defiantly help but don't want prices to soar either. It's a trade off. Best Friday soup ever. Love the cafe. Tables are ok depending on the crowd.

    « Great surprise »

    We ended up staying here last minute because we found the hotel we had reserved in Bridgeport unsatisfactory. This hotel and location were a very pleasant surprise! The rooms are newly renovated, very clean, and spacious. The lake is quite pretty and there is a funky, kind of run down casino next door. We really enjoyed this unplanned detour from our trip. This hotel is obviously cared for and we highly recommend it!

    « Best Stay »

    The hotel is clean, quiet and comfortable. It only has 30 rooms which makes it very nice and over looks Topaz Lake. Calming spot. Employees are great. Plenty of parking. Casino close by with good restaurants. The hotel is actualy about 20 miles outside of the town of Gardnerville but worth it.

    « Very nice, clean nice breakfast. »

    We really were surprised at this hotel since it was out in the middle of nowhere. The staff was great , rooms newly remodeled and the property was very clean and well maintained. Breakfast was great, very clean and many selections. Thanks for the great stay !

    « Surprise »

    Stayed here June 6th. Very clean, very large room in excellent condition. I am very picky. My husband and I was surprised to find this little hidden gem. You will not be disappointed. Service was excellent.

  • 5
    « Worth The Wait »

    The manager is upgrading amenities and curb appeal throughout the hotel. It is very nice and worth the extra few miles you might drive to get there past Reno and Carson City heading East. you want to be on the 3rd floor for the view of Topaz Lake, a real jewel in the desert landscape. The breakfast was adequate having a croissant sandwich instead of scrambled eggs and sausage. It was good though and the coffee and other offerings, very good. Clean, comfortable, well equipped and quiet. The elevator seemed to always be there waiting for me - how do they do that? Kudos to Shyam the manager.

    « Topaz Lake »

    The room had a lovely view of Topaz Lake. It was spacious with a couch in it. It had a microwave and refrigerator and coffee maker. It also had a hair dryer and iron and ironing board. The staff were all pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was continental and ok. The price was lower then Gardnerville.

    « Pleasant, comfortable stay in a great location »

    Had only one night after a drive down Monitor Pass from Markleeville. Hotel was right on the highway, so easy to find. Rooms face Topaz Lake, which is a big plus. It was the start of the Memorial Day weekend, and hotel was full, but no noise whatsoever. Room was on the second floor. There is a large elevator so mobility is not a problem. Room is also very large. Beds very comfortable. Sink area separate from toilet and shower, so you get a bit more space. Staff was engaging and personable, from check-in to check-out. Breakfast room is small but adequate. Only had bagels and coffee, so can't comment on what else was there. Internet worked just fine. Would definitely stay there again.

    « Lake Topaz Best Western »

    The location was great, beds very comfortable. Everything was clean. The breakfast was fine - waffles, cereals, various microwave breakfast items, yogurt, bananas. Walking distance to the lake and the casino restaurant (the only restaurant in town).

    « Nice facility w/restaurant nearby »

    Facility was nice, clean and comfortable, but be sure you get directions if you make your reservations through the 800 phone number....the hotel post office address is 25 miles away from the location of the hotel and you need to know which way to go at the Rt 208 intersection....we wasted 50 miles at the end of a long day!! When we got there, it was a pleasant stay and could eat right next door.

    « Moonlight on Topaz Lake »

    Don't miss the Monitor Pass drive from Markleeville to the Best Western Topaz Lake. When I arrived the lake was lit by moonlight and I was delighted by the gorgeous view from the third floor in the light of day. The room is very large and immaculate, the staff is friendly allowed me to stay an extra hour. I made my own waffle for breakfast which is fun for adults and kids. I was using Waze as a GPS and it got me there though it would be hard to miss as the street is not clearly marked.

    « One night stopover »

    After leaving Yosemite and traveling over the Sierra's we needed a hotel before heading down Hwy 395. Since we travel with a Canine Companion for Independent puppy in training, we need hotels that are pet friendly. We use BW hotels a lot as they normally waive the pet fee. This hotel is a step above the average BW. The rooms are large, clean, and updated. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Yes, the grounds lack the landscape and have a large rock area outside the rooms, but are clean considering the weather this area is subject to. Would definitely stay here again when traveling through the area.

    « Anniversary »

    We stayed in a king suite with a great view of the lake. The bed was awesome, and there was lots of room to move around and plenty of seating choices. The sound on the TV was poor and not worth watching.

    « Best Western Topaz Lake »

    This is a great little hotel with a good view of the lake just over the Nevada border on highway 395. The entrance is a bit hard to find if approaching from the south. Go past the entrance with the chain across and turn on the next road to the right (past the Convention Centre) and it will lead you to the entrance which is around the other side of the hotel. A lovely peaceful spot. You can get take out meals from the Casino next door and heat them up in the microwave.

    « great hotel »

    we have stayed at this hotel four times and every time it has been a pleasure.great rooms with views of topaz lake and surrounding mountains. rooms have always been very clean and very affordable. the hotel grounds are immaculate. owners are friendly and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.

  • 5
    « Eastern Sierras - Best Place on 395 »

    Plan your stay at the best hotel on 395 between Carson City to the north and Mammoth / Bishop to the South !! Best Western Topaz Lake Inn has all new remodeled rooms with the best of everything provided to you for an enjoyable stay. All BW employees are most pleasant and accommodating throughout your stay - Enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast that will put International House of Pancakes to shame !!! From the spa to the gym- an easy workout is ahead in the fresh mountain air ! Wind the evening down in the lobby - from news to sports on the big screen ! Do yourself a big favor - check in at the Best Western Topaz Lake Inn !!!! always !!

    « A superb place to stay »

    This facility is very modern, well maintained, and has a very caring staff. The rooms are oversized, spacious, and have lots of lamps to make it well lit. The furniture was very comfortable with one reasonably sized large chair with matching ottoman, two good sized side chairs (plus an additional large ottoman, and a regular sized chair. The breakfast was quite adequate with a large variety of items. It's a great place to relax and use as a home base to visit surrounding countryside. We would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting great value and all the comforts of home.

    « Stormy layover »

    On a camping trip from Tahoe to Bishop in our tent camper we ran into terrible weather just outside of Topaz Lake so decided to spend the night in a tried and true hotel, and the next BW on the GPS was BW Topaz Lake, so I pulled in and grabbed a room for myself my wife and our 2 year old granddaughter. The room was warm and comfy, and they even made accommodations for our dog when our granddaughter cried about leaving her in the RV. I t was a very nice stay over, and the next day was so nice we decided to just stay at the Topaz Lake RV park.

    « Really impressed »

    I was sent here for business recently. Couple of things I loved. this one is extremely clean, newer furniture, very quiet, owners will go out of their way to help. While staying I was able to utilize the weight room and exercise. Breakfast is great pancakes and waffles! First time I have ever seen a pancake machine. Very impressed I felt right at home unlike other hotels. Definitely one of the best hotels I have stayed at. Co workers also were very happy with it as well! 5/5 stars!

    « Spacious room »

    Pluses: Location beautiful. Room large. Staff pleasant and attentive. Free continental breakfast showed good effort with waffles and hard boiled eggs. Cheerful bright eating space. Fridge and microwave. Updated bathroom with tub. Two sittable chairs and an end table, possible to plink together a pleasant dinner of sandwiches and a glass of wine in the room. Minuses: Low ceilings and "industrial" looking gravel back side of hotel made the ambiance a bit dim. View of the lake out the front cures that in the morning. Only place to eat is the Topaz Lodge casino a block away. The menu looked overpriced and I wasn't ready for casino racket last night, so we'll try it for breakfast. Conclusion: Beautiful peaceful setting, good value, would stop here again as a stopover.

    « Clean and comfy. »

    I have stayed before, but it was a few years ago. The place has been renovated, and looks great! Friendly staff and great location. Plus, free breakfast. If you're in the area, definitely take this place into consideration. I included pics of our bed and the view from our room.

    « A Joy after many hours of driving »

    Located next to Lake Topaz, nice hotel on the way to Las Vegas. Rooms are clean and inviting. Large bathrooms and very nice beds to sleep in. New carpets had just been installed, so there was a slight new carpet scent. If you need to do a stop over from SF to LV. Stop here. Good restaurant and Casino 5 minute walk from hotel.

    « Very large and very clean rooms »

    While needing a place to stay in the area for a family funeral, we decided to stay here at Best Western - Topaz Lake. We found that not only is the area beautiful but the location of the hotel is pleasing as well as the property takes great advantage of the scenery. Each room has a view of the lake and surrounding mountains. The hotel was very clean and the rooms recently renovated. It was very clear the owners/managers pay attention to detail and take great pride in their business. The newly carpeted rooms even had what seemed like double padding in the floors which was nice to walk on and also reduced floor noise. The only downside was that the community has very few places to eat especially after 8pm but you could not blame Best Western for this. The up side was a great breakfast in the morning and good coffee too. If you are in the area be sure to stay here. You'll feel safe and enjoy the clean atmosphere provided by this exceptional management. Thank you Best Western for having a clean and comforting place for my family to stay in our difficult times.

    « Best Western Topaz lake »

    They call it Gardnerville because it's in the Town Limits....but it is really 16 miles south at Topaz Lake. BIG improvement.....Gardnerville does not have a Lake. Restful, GREAT view & service. I normally stay in Carson City, but it is worth the few more minutes, for me, to 'get back to nature. Did I say this was VERY restful?

    « Overall Wonderful »

    The hotel was very accommodating to our needs! Our room was very clean and smelled wonderful! They had great services! All of the workers were very nice to my whole family! Overall we had a wonderful stay at the Best Western Topaz Lake Inn!

  • 5
    « Topaz Lake Inn 395 Lustre »

    Make sure you stay at the Best Western Topaz Lake Inn when driving north from LA or South from Reno on the395 , or even if you plan on staying in Lake Tahoe for shows ,skiing or gambling . Even if you are in the area , heading to a Car show , Hot August Nites , some Horse shows or Rodeos , pull into the BW Topaz Lake Inn for the most relaxing , scenic stop along the Eastern Sierras . The hotel has the cleanest of rooms, all modernized with new carpet , draperies ,and furniture. The continental breakfast is the ticket . Put this hotel on your list if you want the "best western" value around. Awesome Hotel for tourists , business ,contractors ,car collectors , retiree's , treasure hunters ,sightseeing and vacationers !!

    « Nice stay »

    We stopped at this hotel on a leisure trip, where we were just trying to get away from a storm in Reno. This hotel was great in all aspects, except that I believe they should not close the outside hot tub for winter. A lot of people like me love to go in hot tubs when it is cold outside. Skiers LOVE hot tubs, as well as any other type of active winter people. Other than the hot tub being closed, everything else was great about this hotel and staff.

    « Nice, modern, spacious »

    I found the Topaz Lake Inn to be spacious with sparkling new appointments and friendly staff. I stayed in March, when the place was virtually empty. Everything you would expect in an upscale motel, including a simple continental breakfast (standard waffle iron for fresh waffles, but nothing exceptional). The one negative was that they had closed the hot tub for the season, which is wierd because March is a great time for an outdoor hot tub in this part of Nevada.

    « A Fantastic Surprise! »

    We headed out for an overnight visit to Gardnerville, Nevada, about 55 miles from our home. We had a reservation at the Best Western Topaz Lake Inn, Gardnerville. However much to our surprise the address of this fine Inn is somewhat misleading as it actually exists 20 miles South of Gardnerville, located above Topaz Lake which is a small lake bordering Nevada-California. However we were very pleased to see that the Inn looked out over the beautiful lake and was not situated directly on US 395. Our room was huge with a very comfortable bed, immaculately clean and we were met at the front desk by a most friendly host. She noted that the Inn was 13 years old and was undergoing some renovation, such as new carpeting. Our room had not yet been redone but the existing carpet looked new! We found our experience to be a quite room, no noise from other rooms or traffic from the highway and it included a generous complimentary breakfast. We highly recommend the Best Western Topaz Lake Inn to anyone looking for quiet, peace and serenity in their travels on US 395.

    « Nature's Beauty Abounds @ BW Topaz Lake Inn »

    Stay at the Best Western Topaz Lake Inn when traveling in the Eastern Sierras searching for great sightseeing and wildlife adventures , either driving ,hiking or by off road bikes or quads. From the snow capped mountains to the rivers and lakes nearby, flowing ever so steadily after this years snowpack , stocked with trout , to the most beautiful citing - the American Bald Eagle- hovering down by the lake and pastures , you will feel most in touch with nature in the calm , serene atmosphere of Topaz Lake. Just keep your eyes open - Its awesome at the BW !!!!

    « A Pleasant Stayover »

    The hotel was undergoing a tasteful renovation which did not interfere with our stay. The access to the hotel from US395 was a bit confusing even in the daytime. Our room was comfortable and nicely furnished, with a view onto Topaz Lake. The walls allowed for an argument next door to intrude, but that seems to be the norm for motels. This motel is a safe bet for a reasonably priced stay. Breakfast was included which included coffee, tea, fresh OJ, cereal, waffles, yogurt and danish. The owners were very friendly and helpful.


    We stayed here in the off-season so our stay was a pleasant and very quiet one with a room overlooking Topaz Lake. The hotel is very clean and the continental breakfast they serve has a very good selection of breakfast items. Definitely a good choice when traveling on US395.

    « Value Stay »

    For the cost per night this is a good hotel to stay in. I have been here several times and have never had an issue. The hotel is next to the a small casino on Lake Topaz and is very quite for the most part.

    « BW Topaz Lake Inn -- Winter Extravaganza »

    Winter time at Lake Topaz is most enjoyable , especially when staying at the Best Western -Topaz Lake Inn . Convenience abounds from check in to departure. Morning continental breakfasts are awesome- anything you need ( especially when enjoying Shyam's hot coffee wake up.) With all the El Nino snow , you are close to all local ski resorts at Lake Tahoe / Reno area. Even closer, snow covered mountains are great for snowmobiles, quads, off roaders, and outdoorsman. Topaz Lake is like glass, open for fishing and all the local contests , plus boating and recreation. Most importantly , once you have stayed at the Best Western At Topaz Lake , you realize you have found the BEST !!

    « Adequate »

    At a great location on US 395, very near the midpoint of Las Vegas or Death Valley and the Bay Area, this is a great option for those taking the scenic route, and wishing to break it up into two days. The hotel is a typical Best Western - interiors have improved in recent years, and are quite adequate and comfortable - exterior looking a bit worn. The rooms are large, I found my bed comfortable enough, although I would have preferred an extra blanket, being winter, so I might turn off the noisy heater. The toilet in my bathroom ran continuously, an annoyance that shows lack of attention to maintenance (308). Though the lake view is a bit overrated, I did like the proximity to the restaurant/casino, which can be walked to without going up to the main road, and provides a bit of entertainment to those so inclined (including table games) in this otherwise isolated location.

  • 4
    « Simple and Spacious »

    This is a cute but simple hotel with spacious rooms and some decent amenities. The staff were polite and provided good service. They were dog friendly but the room didn't smell like dog or anything. There was also lots of space to walk your dog outside. The room was very large and clean. It is near a lake and a few casino/lodges. Topaz Lake is a bit of a barren view in general, but with a fresh dusting of snow, it makes for a beautiful sight. Lastly, the breakfast was a pleasant surprise. While I expected bagels and cereals, it was actually breakfast sandwiches, waffles, and much more. Overall, I would say this place is good for someone looking for a good but affordable hotel in the area.

    « The Most view winter view of Lake Topaz »

    Excellent place to stay with beautiful Lake View.Good place to stay on the way to Lake Tahoe when coming from LA. Very scenic, quiet, comfortable King Room with very friendly staff and amenities. Worth a weekend getaway.

    « Quiet, clean and courteous* »

    We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was more spacious than we had expected, the people at the front desk were kind and helpful, the view was spectacular, and it had a serene quietness the whole time we were there. Thank you so much*

    « Winter at Topaz »

    Travelers are sure to enjoy the services and all amenities at the Best Western Topaz Lakes Nevada . From easy check-in , the stay is most relaxing . Awesome winter sunrises over the lake , w snow covered mountain caps in the background enable you to enjoy the complimentary breakfast each morning in your room , the dining area , or right outside at the Gazebo overlooking the ducks on the scenic lake. The rooms are fresh , modernized , and most comfortable . Kick back and relax . Evenings are quiet , with the opportunity to star gaze , view the moon rise over the mtns , even pick out planets and constellations - no city lights !!! Straight out country. The Best . Make sure you stay at the Best Western whether on business , pleasure , or a weekend getaway . It's Awesome Everyone who stays realizes a great deal when they see one . Get yourself a room at the Best Western Topaz Lake !!!!

    « Nice newer B/W on US 395 »

    We spent 1 night here when returning from the Owens Valley. Good service and room but remember if you are coming in at night, the entrance is hard to make out and negotiate. Take it slow. We also ate at the Steakhouse in the Casino (Casino is the only place to eat) and it was very good at a reasonable price.

    « Clean and a good nights sleep »

    We stayed at the Best Western Topaz Lake on Oct 17. Our room requirements are simple. We want a clean room, good quiet nights sleep on a firm bed. Our room 308 was larger than we expected. It had a microwave and mini fridge. I normally like the wash basin inside the bathroom because I can then use the basin early morning without disturbing my spouse. In room 308, the wash basin was outside the bathroom, but was well positioned in the room, so that the wash basin light did not disturb persons sleeping. Our king size mattress was firm so I got a good nights sleep. The lighting in our room was good. Internet access was free and simple. The general location is convenient for travelers, next to 395 but not a factor for this room. From room 308, we had a great view of Topaz Lake. The breakfast was continental plus and included boiled eggs, waffles. Nothing fancy. Note that there is no ATT cell phone coverage in the hotel. All things considered, we had a good stay and would recommend this hotel to a friend.

    « Only a place to sleep--bring your own food »

    When we made reservations, the person didn't tell us there was no place to eat except a smokey motel/casino down the road. However, she made a big point of telling us there was a 24 hour cancellation policy--not much help when you're on the road and looking for a place to stay that same night. Guess that should have been our first red flag. The rooms are nice, the staff--not so much. Not mean, just not invested in you as a guest.

    « Good Place To Stop On A 395 Road Trip »

    We stayed 1 night at the BW Topaz Lake Inn and found it to be very basic, but clean and in a good location. The breakfast room was pleasant and well stocked with a good selection of foods and beverage.

    « Clean, Friendly No Frills Motel »

    We stayed at the BW Topaz Lake Inn for 1 night on a recent mini-road trip. The rooms are basic but clean. The staff was helpful and the complimentary breakfast included enough of a variety to please most visitors.

    « grate views »

    every time I stay at this hotel I love it and the employees and manager shyam are nice make us feel home all time. we love the top floor has the best view of topaz lake. nice and clean place all the time,

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    « Yosemite to DeathValley »

    Topaz Lake was a convenient stopping place for us and this hotel offered a beautiful view. The hotel was easy to find and the staff at the front desk was very helpful at check in and checkout. Nothing fancy or deluxe, but very clean and provided everything we needed.

    « Limited choices »

    This review is for what it is and WHERE it is. There is one other place to stay, the Super 8 at the casino. The rating would be lower in a competitive location. The facility is well maintained and the rooms are clean and spacious with the usual amenities. Each room faces the lake, but the window size is not panoramic and, in our room [third floor], was so dirty as to make the view obscure. The included breakfast is minimal with no hot or warm items other than the waffle maker and what you put in the microwave. Two juices, cereals, breads and assorted pastries are what's available.

    « Very Clean and nice »

    Very clean and attractive hotel. Great views of the lake. Easy access off highway 395 on our way to Reno. Cheesy casino very near by. Very few choices for meals nearby. No food service other than complimentary breakfast as the hotel.

    « A real shame »

    We had been looking forward to staying here but sadly the experience was disappointing. The hotel is in a lovely position on the lake with great views from the room. The room was large but had a funny smell. The bed was uncomfortable and the pillows must be years old - very lumpy. The bathroom had a plastic shower unit in it which was quite grubby. The breakfast was awful - stale cereal, DIY waffles and packets of bread goods to heat up in a microwave. Quite a big hotel - everyone gets the breakfast included but there are only about 4 tables in the canteen/lobby. Hmm. We left as soon as we could!

    « NIce Hotel »

    This is a nice hotel, easy to find, good parking facilities, easy access to the elevators to reach the upper floor, the room was very nice and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The views across Topaz Lake are very nice and the colours change as the daylight changes. The staff were helpful and friendly, however when we arrived the reception desk was unattended, we had to call someone on the telephone to get checked in. The lady when she did appear said "Sorry for the delay, I was bored and went to talk to one of the other guests". Overall not bad, we would stay here again if we are in the area.

    « Great stay »

    This hotel is biker friendly. They have great ideas for roads that you might not otherwise take. The breakfest was good, and they made sure we did not have to wait to get the rolling in the morning. Thanks

    « Smoky visit to Topaz Lake »

    Stayed here two nights in September. Check in was efficient, room was very large, ac worked great, had a view of the lake. Beds were comfy, tv was big, Room was pretty clean- did find a hair on bathroom floor, but I survived. Was too late for breakfast on Saturday, too early on Sunday, so I cannot comment on it. Not many choices here for food- the casino a 1/4 mile down the road is about it. If you are into smoke and penny slots- it's ok (they did have a really good singer in the lounge). All in all- this hotel was fine if you have some reason to stay near Topaz Lake.

    « nice, large rooms »

    And the rooms have a great view of Topaz Lake. The rooms are large and well appointed. Very comfortable with plenty of chairs and space for a comfortable roadtrip evening. The nearest food is at the casino nearby. It's a little too far of a walk on the highway, but we drove on a back street that the manager told us about. The food there was good, and also had views of the lake. (Pretty fun casino, too!)


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: North. (Reno (65 mile), Carson City(40mile), Gardnerville(20mile) Take Highway 395 South, Turn left toward Topaz Park Rd. 240ft Turn right onto Topaz Park Rd. 167ft. Turn right onto Sandy Bowers Ave. The B/W Topaz Lake Inn is located behind Topaz Convention Center. ·From: South. (Bishop(135mile), Bridgeport(45mile) Take Highway 395 North, Turn right toward Topaz Park Rd. 217ft. Turn right onto Topaz Park Rd. 167ft Turn right onto Sandy Bowers Ave. 312ft. The B/W Topaz Lake Inn is located behind Topaz Convention Center.