Best Western Hotel Topaz Lake Inn,  Gardnerville

4.0/5  - based on 374 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. Spa is closed in the winter.

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Best Western Topaz Lake Inn,Gardnerville
  • 4
    « A hidden gem »

    We were surprised to discover this hotel was 20 miles south of Gardnerville rather than in the town. The hotel overlooks Topaz Lake and is next to an RV park and casino. The rooms were comfortable and good sized and we had a partial view looking over the lake and snow capped mountains in the distance. While the hotel is really in the middle of nowhere, we enjoyed our stay and the wonderful dinner we had at the steak house in the casino. It was a pleasant surprise and we would stay here again.

    5
    « Pleasant, quiet, friendly »

    We enjoyed our overnight, much more peaceful than a motel in Reno. Beautiful view of Lake Topaz, totally quiet, a family business, very friendly and helpful. We had an excellent dinner and outstanding service (again with a lake view) in the steak house in the nearby casino. Will stay here again when we drive down scenic highway 395 along the eastern slope of the Sierras.

    5
    « A great find »

    This motel was a pleasure. It was CLEAN, well maintained, affordable, and had great views of the lake. It also was very close to a small casino with an excellent restaurant (can walk down the trail or drive around). The staff were friendly and welcoming. We will definitely stay here when we come through again next year.

    5
    « Hidden gem »

    I was very happy with my stay. No improvement needed. Clean spacious rooms with a view, amazing staff and a good breakfast. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful and service was quick. Reasonable price.

    4
    « Clean, quiet place to rest - but not a bargain »

    This is a very clean, quiet place to sleep, but not a great value for a Monday at a very slow time of the year. Right next to a tiny casino and a couple of closed businesses. There is Topaz lake nearby. Not too scenic but ok scenery.

    5
    « What a great respite »

    This place was a great surprise. Close to home but far enough away to feel like a vacation. The rooms are clean, the furnishings and carpet are new and the management is great! The breakfast was hot! The view is outstanding and the hiking is limitless. Thank you for a wonderful rest.

    1
    « Is the Topaz Lake Inn Seasonal? »

    Good to read these reviews from Dec 20017. We were at Topaz Lake this summer and the Best Western Inn was closed. So apparently they are seasonal. We always enjoy staying at Best Westerns because we have found them to be clean, comfortable and affordable. The free breakfast are such a big plus. Apparently they are open during the winter so I suggest calling for reservations so you are not disappointed.

    1
    « Woken out of Sound Sleep @ 4AM »

    When I asked to be compensated for my stay I was refused and nothing else was offered. I was planning to stay a second night but I did not feel safe and checked out. When I called to complain the guests in the next room were making a racket and woke me from a sound sleep I got an answering machine. When I called down at 8 in the morning the man on the desk found it funny. I had a nice stay at Carson Valley Inn in Gardnerville. The Topaz in lists itself as being in Gardnerville but is actually 18 miles south of Gardnerville.

    5
    « Relaxing and comfortable! »

    My husband and I decided to get away for a night Thanksgiving weekend. We picked the room with a full view of Topaz lake and whirlpool. The sunset in the morning was amazing! I suggest getting a room on the top floor of any hotel for quiet and privacy. It is always worth the extra cost for us. The room was clean and perfect for our night stay. The hotel staff was friendly and made sure we were happy when we left, thank you for making our stay relaxing.

    5
    « Manager »

    Make it a habit of staying at the Gardnerville BW because of the management and service. The owners are great folks who go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant one. Friendly, accommodating and great hospitality

  • 4
    « Nice stay with a view »

    Checked in without a reservation at 7pm at night. Front desk lady was very helpful in finding the best rate. Gave recommendations for dinner and laundry services. Overall a nice and clean hotel. Great relaxIng stop while on the road.

    2
    « No TV reception on game night, misleading location »

    this unit was listed as a Garnerville address yet it is 20 miles away. A method to mislead online booking for an area that has no BW. When I arrived they refused to upgrade room even though my award level states that it should be offered if available. It was available. The TV had very poor reception. They stated it was a problem with the service company. At breakfast there were no papers an TV was inop. Staff not apologetic. No BW pens were available for guests to steal. How cheap! BW online is at fault for misleading the location. I will be using another motel chain even though I am a diamond rewards member. They do not seem to care. I have not received my points on several stays this year.

    4
    « Great Stay on The Way »

    Hotels in the area are limited and where there are a few older motels nearby, I prefer a brand rather than a 'surprise'. The hotel is clean and newer, easy access and a very friendly staff. The overlook for the lake is beautiful so grab your camera and head out at daybreak to catch the sunrise.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay Overlooking Topaz Lake »

    We have stayed near Topaz Lake many times in the past but this was our first time at Best Western Topaz Lake Inn. We didn't realize they have a few pet-friendly rooms and we usually travel with our dog. We were impressed. Our room was large, very clean and comfortable. The Inn is close to Hwy 395 but our room on the bottom floor was very quiet. We ate dinner at the Lake View Café next door inside the casino. For breakfast, we stayed at the BW since breakfast was included in the stay. We were expecting a continental breakfast but it was so much more. There were omelets, sausage, cereal, yogurt, muffins, pancakes, juices, coffee and about everything else you would possibly want. The breakfast exceeded our expectations. It was delicious. The Manager Shyam treated us like family and was very helpful and informative. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely stay here in the future. Lake Topaz has become our home away from home.

    5
    « Absolutely love this place! »

    Great place all around, love the rooms, the view and really appreciate how clean everything is. Staff is great and very accommodating. This is a great in between place for people that like exploring ghost towns like Bodie, CA and Virginia.

    5
    « Best of the Best, Best Western! »

    Can not say enough good stuff about this property's management. They went out of their way to make sure we were happy with everything. They feel more like family after just one visit than the family I was with. I have found a new home when in the Topaz area.

    5
    « Fantastic Quality room and Caring Owner »

    Beautiful, spacious and clean rooms, with great products, surpassed only by the caring and helpfulness of the owner/manager. We will continue to bring people & clients to this hotel as long as Shyam is there.

    5
    « Road trip »

    Very nice room! Really nice clean large room. Nice size refrigerator. Lots of room for a porta crib. Not much of a view of the lake on the bottom floor, but 2nd and 3rd floor would be great! Beautiful drive over the pass. Lots of selections for the breakfast options.

    4
    « Nice overnight on 395! »

    My room was spacious and clean, with a nice view of Topaz Lake. The bed was very comfortable. Staff was helpful and friendly. In the morning there was a good breakfast with a vast selection to choose from. Restaurant next door at the casino. The only downside was noise from adjoining rooms - both from the guests and the AC unit. If you are not a light sleeper, then this won't be an issue.

    4
    « Nice clean spacious hotel »

    Around this area, it's either this hotel or Super 8. The room was clean and it came with a complimentary breakfast. The only thing is that the dining area was very small and we had to wait for people to get done eating in order for us to get a table. Their breakfast is okay. The waffles weren't too good. It was just an okay breakfast.

  • 5
    « Perfect Night Stop »

    Whether you are traveling north or south on 395, this is a great place to stop! Friendly staff, clean, comfortable rooms, and at a great price! Extra plus having a hot tub to relax after a long days drive. Casino just minutes walk where you can get a great meal for a decent buck. Very popular with the locals, so might have to wait a bit on a busy night to get a seat.

    5
    « Best Western Stay »

    Excellent service, nice clean rooms, friendly staff. Very good location right on Lake Topaz. Casino next door with good dinner specials. Shayam and Sherry do a great job. They would call me to verify if I was coming each week.

    5
    « Clean and reasonably priced »

    Had a bad experience in Lee Vining and found this hotel in a pinch. I recommend if traveling on the 395 to plan your stay here. Clean and very friendly front desk. Had a terrific view of Topaz Lake the mountains which made for a great sunset.

    5
    « Perfect overnight stay »

    We choose this place based on the recent positive TripAdvisor reviews and they were right on. We booked online and got the BW member rate. Coming from the North we stopped at the Walmart in Gardnerville and picked up some food items as we did not want to eat at the nearby casino (the only option). We stayed in room 306, which is a bit of a walk from the elevator but with a luggage cart easy to manage. We really liked the smart, modern furniture, decor and size of our room which had a great view of the lake and mountains. The room had a comfortable couch and coffee table. There was a desk with a quality office chair. The room had lots of outlets on the nightstand lights and desk. Everything was very clean. The fridge was a good size and the microwave worked well. The hotel is changing the TV provider, so there were no cable news channel that night. Not a big deal. The internet was great and that was important to us. The bathroom was of a good size with a separate sink counter. There were great toiletries and good towels. The bed was very comfortable. The check-in person was very helpful and I enjoyed my chat with the owner at check-out. The lounge and breakfast area is bright and clean. The breakfast choices worked well for us. The only improvement I would like to see is better signage on 395 for this motel, turn left before the now closed conference center.

    5
    « My Trustworthy "Go To" Stop on 395 »

    I've stayed in Bridgeport, Lee Vining, and Mammoth Lakes, and this is where I now ALWAYS stop on Highway 395, several times a year. The facility is clean, reasonably priced,has incredibly easy access, and is walking distance from a restaurant/casino. Let's face it, on 395 you are either coming or going somewhere, and the Best Western at Topaz Lake is the perfect spot. The staff are great, the facility is great, why do anywhere else?

    5
    « Clean & spacious »

    Immaculate property, spacious room, up-to-date decor, quiet location overlooks lake, good breakfast, friendly staff - this place seems SO much nicer than anything else we saw on drive into area - stay here!

    5
    « Great Service »

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are large and newly decorated. Bed very comfortable and hotel very clean. Great view of the lake from room. Manager went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable.

    5
    « Respite along Hwy 395 »

    Very nice place to stay when traveling north or south on Hwy 395. Shem and Shelley make us feel at home and welcome whenever we stay here. It's quiet, has great views of Topaz Lake and the internet service is easily available and well maintained.

    5
    « Very pleasant stay »

    Fresh, clean, and large room in a fairly new hotel. We had one dog along, and the room was great with plenty room for all. Hotel staff was efficient. Breakfast had a good selection. On a road trip up the Hwy 395 we stayed at 4 hotels; this one was the nicest and most comfortable of the lot. We took a drive through the mountains to Markleeville and hiked to waterfalls nearby.

    5
    « ON WAY TO LAKE TAHOE »

    Very friendly staff who answered all questions. Room was very clean and very large. Nice view of Lake Topaz and mountains. Wish balcony face the lake instead of the road as it would have been nice to sit outside with the view. Breakfast was hot and very tasty. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone heading up Rt. 395. Laundry service available along with wi-fi, spa and ice machine. Elevator to get to 2nd and 3rd floors. Adequate parking facilities.

  • 5
    « Very Nice »

    The property was very clean, room was nice and large and clean. Personnel very friendly. Breakfast was excellent. Lake Topaz beautiful in the background. Price competitive for the area. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

    2
    « No Cats Allowed »

    I was helping a disabled friend move to CA from TX. I made all reservations in advance at Best Western since we were traveling with a cat and a dog and most are pet friendly. We arrived here after a long day of driving and were told no cats allowed and that we would not get a refund due to the fact that we did not cancel in advance. I persisted and we were refunded 50%. This BE needs to make it clear that cats are not accepted. Cats are pets too. Also, we should have been refunded 100% due to that fact.

    5
    « Beautiful and Clean »

    Quiet Hotel. Beautiful location and close to many vacation spots. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Mr. Shyam Patel, manager is an asset to BW. Rooms were very clean. Grounds too were clean. Beds were very comfortable. Even though the location was off a main road, the hotel was very quiet. Complimentary breakfast was offered. Great place to stay and will stay there again.

    5
    « Big and Comfortable Rooms »

    The first thing you notice is that the rooms are big and comfortable. There is lots of space is move around in. Even the shower room (which usually tend to be closet-size) was roomy. The rooms have a view of the Lake, they are nicely furnished, and the beautiful photographs on the walls were hand-picked by the owner and are of the local area. Furniture in the room included a bench, a desk and a large upholstered chair and ottoman. Breakfast is served in the large lobby which also has a view of the Lake when you step out on the balcony. A beautiful place to stay.

    5
    « A ' Gem' of a hotel. »

    A great hotel to stop at. The rooms were very clean and spacious. Super views over the lake and hills. The laundry was good. Nice hot tub to relax in after a swim in the lake. A couple of restaurants nearby in a casino. Hotel owner and staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good.

    5
    « Excellent Value »

    The hotel was very clean and well maintained. The room was very quiet and also very large. The room had a wonderful view of the lake. The hotel staff were very helpful and courteous. The breakfast was well stocked and the hot items were kept hot and replenished frequently. The breakfast area was also kept very clean. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area.

    4
    « Topaz Lake Inn »

    My stay at Topaz Lake Inn was really very nice and The Hotel Staff were Pleasant and also accommodating. My Co-Worker and I were in the area and stopped by and were informed that all rooms were booked and to please come back the following night and stay. The Lake view was stunning and very beautiful from all the rooms that we had been in on past visits. Mr. Patel, The Manager, was helpful during our stay and made sure that our Best Western Rewards were applied and also given to us for the stay. They have a super Hot Tub/Sauna next to a lovely garden in back away from the other guests. There is a Casino down the road within walking distance in Gardnerville, in case you have a drink during spaghetti night for $5.99 all you can eat. The breakfast is very good and pleasant. Check out is a breeze.

    5
    « Very welcoming »

    Wish I could remember the woman/operators name, she was so nice. We talked about her garden out by the hot tub which by the way was small but very clean. Great place to feel at home while on the road.

    4
    « Best Western Topaz Lake »

    Great little pet friendly Hotel for the price, though not much in the way of food choices close by. We used at a base of operations for trips to Tioga Pass, Bodie and Mono Lake. It was hot out but it seem like Topaz lake didn't have a lot to offer other than a lake.

    4
    « Great Spot for a Quick Stay »

    We had a great stay here! We got in late and left early - it was literally just a place to crash but it was very clean and had everything we needed. The room was very roomy - in fact, I suggest they add a pull-out couch; there's plenty of room for that! The bathroom is a little small considering the overall size of the room, but it was clean and everything worked great. Beds were comfy. Breakfast was just okay, but had something for everyone. Eggs, cereal, sausage, muffins, danish, yogurt, etc. Definitely sufficient! Would stay again if we were in the area.

  • 3
    « Quick Stop »

    Stayed here for one night during a road trip. Rooms were standard, appeared to have newer fixtures. Room had an amazing view of Topaz lake. There is not much in and around the area, so I would recommend it for those who need to make a pit stop during a long drive.

    5
    « Hidden gem »

    Excellent hotel, very helpful and caring staff, breakfast was better than normal BW breakfasts. Location is excellent, right near Topaz Lake, all rooms facing the Lake. It is a perfect getaway for a weekend or longer. We had a great family time at this hotel.

    5
    « Great new upgrades! »

    We stayed at this property a couple years ago and visited again this weekend. While we enjoyed our previous stay, we were pleased to find some upgrades on this trip. The lobby and reception area have been modernized with granite table tops, mountain themed artwork and new lighting. The business center has been expanded and also has granite tops. The breakfast area has been expanded and the menu upgraded to include eggs, sausage and waffle maker that is common in mid to higher priced hotels. The owner was excited to show these improvements and really has a passion for making his property shine.

    5
    « Great place to stay! »

    This is a great little hotel. The rooms are very clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms have a great view of Lake Topaz and are very quiet. If you want to gamble, Topaz Lodge is right next door, a 5 min walk through the RV park.

    5
    « Very clean »

    We really appreciated how our room at this hotel looked and smelled so clean. The room was spacious, had comfortable bed, pillows and furnishings. Coffee maker in room, tv worked great and pretty good breakfast in the morning included. All the rooms have windows facing the lake but ask for a room on the second or third floor. Ours was on the first which had a view of the parking lot and tiny bit of the lake. The hotel location is about 20 miles south of Gardnerville so no restaurants or shopping nearby unless you want to drive. We opted to walk over to the Topaz Lake Casino. Had some wine in their bar, played a little video poker and took in a spectacular view of Topaz Lake, and dinner in the cafe. One thing nice about the first floor room was that the entrance was off a large rocked patio area that had a few tables with benches so we sat out there for awhile in the evening. Even though the hotel is on Hwy. 395 it was very quiet. We never heard any neighbors either, even though the hotel was at capacity. Staff was very nice. Overall a good experience.

    5
    « lake topaz BW »

    Nice accommodations overlooking beautiful Lake Topaz. We received a coupon for a couple dollars off at the casino and restaurant next to the hotel. Although we were there only 1 night, we enjoyed our stay. Everything seemed so clean and comfortable.

    5
    « Surprisingly great stop-over! »

    On our way north on Highway 395 through the Eastern Sierras, we decided to take a look at this hotel before deciding whether to stop for the night. It's new and clean. The clerk at check in gave us a king bed room with a lake view for the internet price (and our AAA discount). He also directed us to the nearest "beach area" on Topaz Lake for a quick swim at the end of the afternoon. We could walk to the Topaz Lodge Casino for drinks and dinner (note: an HOUR+ wait to be seated in the coffee shop). Very comfortable bed and large room. We woke up refreshed and glad we stayed one more night on the road before heading for home.

    5
    « Awesome staff. »

    The hotel was very nice. The staff was amazing, went out of their way at times for us. Great view of Topaz Lake (3rd floor). There is no question this will be a future hotel for me. Our big group was checked in and out very quick.

    3
    « Average stay. »

    Only stayed one night and it was ok. Service could have been better, especially at check in. Room was fairly large and it looked clean. Bed was not the best so we did not get the best nights sleep. Shower lacked pressure. Wish we had been on the second floor so we could have enjoyed the lake view. Not a restaurant close by.

    5
    « Very nice place! »

    Beautiful lake view from every room and the room is surprisingly modern and nice. Very kind staff ! Just be sure to get directions to access the hotel driveway beforehand if you're arriving in the dark as there is no phone coverage if you get lost...

  • 4
    « Nice facility »

    Stayed overnight on a trip. Nice facility. Our room was very clean, large, and had a nice view of the lake. Road noise, surprisingly, wasn't a problem even though the highway is right next to it. The continental breakfast was a bit average based on our Best Western experiences. The staff were generally quite friendly, and interested in any expressed needs. We arrived on a particularly warm day (about 104 degress), and it would have been nice to have the room cooler for our arrival. The A/C was off entirely, so took some time for the room to cool down. Leaving it on at even 75 would have been welcoming, knowing the room is reserved. The laundry area is apparently not air conditioned (though, curiously there are vents) and consequently was very warm when we used the guest laundry. We did also have a power blip that cancelled our dryer time, and which we did not receive a refund for. Be aware, there appears to be little selection in food close by other than the casino, which was average to us. There is a small convenience store, gas station next door too. But, more options would have us driving into Gardnerville. Would likely stay here again.

    4
    « Traveler »

    Traveling through site seeing, Beautiful spot. Clean, large room. Very pleased with stay. Nice bed and linens. Nice breakfast in the morning. Quiet hotel. Newer building and grounds. Great view of the lake.

    4
    « Hotel Review »

    This hotel is very good considering you don't have many choices in the area. I had business in Coleville, so it worked for me. The staff are very friendly, but good eating places are 20 miles away, Gardnerville!

    5
    « A Beautiful Lake View »

    A large clean quiet room with a lovely view of lake Topaz. One of the most friendly owner and staff we have ever stayed with. Breakfast is the normal for a Best Western, although the attendance keep the food from running out and the counters very clean. Gardnerville is just up the road with antique shops and places to eat and spend your hard earned money. A Casino is in walking distance. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner, and a gas station is on the property. We were visiting friends and family and will stay again without hesitation.

    5
    « Great Views »

    Great views, the staff overall was great but we arrived rally early and the gal at the front desk was not very nice but she was very busy. All we wanted to know is if we could check in and that is all but she seemed annoyed but was very nice ti us the remainder of our stay. Did not affect our stay..

    4
    « Nice motel »

    If you want to stop at Topaz Lake for any reason, this motel is a god place to stay.The place is clean and well cared for...and the folks that work there are friendly. There isnt much to do in the area unless you are visiting the lake or just passing thru. The breakfast is nice. The rooms are very large and very clean.

    3
    « Cannot be Trusted »

    When we checked in there was no power, but was expected in 2 hours. Never happened! Hotel did not tell us there also was no water. When checking out in the am the Hotel promised a refund because of the inconvenience, but that did not happen because we booked through an agent and not directly with the hotel. Will avoid BW Topaz Lake in the future!!!

    5
    « Best Western Hotel we stayed at over 2 weeks of vacation. »

    Very nice hotel with helpful staff, great view and nice breakfast. It was quiet, clean and nicely decorated. We stayed at several Best Western Hotels in California over a two week period and this was the BEST one.

    5
    « Very comfortable »

    Very nice staff very clean rooms comfortable bed . Staff seems to be very friendly . And very courteous to parking our big trucks. If I am ever in the area again I will definitely stay here . Thank you to the staff

    4
    « Great price with a nice view. »

    The casino is within walking distance from the hotel. If you don't mind walking down a dirt path and through an RV parking lot, then you don't need a car to get to the casino. The casino has a great restaurant with excellent food. Best Western does not offer lunch or dinner but it does offer both hot and cold breakfast at no cost.

  • 3
    « Convenient place to stay »

    We were passing through the area and this was a great stopping point on our trip. Great value/pricing, clean and comfortable room, needs a bit of upgrading but still great value and would stay here again. There is a little bit of walking if you are on upper floors; nice view of lake; friendly staff. Close to casino and restaurant.

    5
    « Nice place to spend the night »

    A clean and comfortable hotel right off 395 at Topaz Lake. Pet rooms are available and convenient for walking the dog. I loved the roses in front and the other plantings around the hotel. Food at the nearby Casino wasn't bad if a bit pricey.

    5
    « Clean and large size room included refrigerator and microwave. »

    The room was very clean and comfortable. We had the first floor. We recommend the second floor only because of a better view of the lake and the rambucious running of a child or children above us early in the morning for about 2 hours. We were in room 107. They put in a nice gazebo since our last visit that is overlooking the lake which had a nice breeze and it was very quite and enjoyable.

    5
    « Talk about CLEAN & Friendly »

    You can tell this family puts their heart into this place. I enjoyed every minute of my stay. It was literally the CLEANEST hotel I've ever stayed in. You can tell they put their best foot forth. The family even went out of their way to talk to us and visit with us! I rank this place through the roof!!!

    5
    « Fantastic Stay ! »

    One of the best Best Western Hotels I have stayed. An incredible view of Topaz Lake out of my rooms window. Very nice rooms with friendly staff. A hot breakfast is included in the rate and served each morning. Easy check in and with the express checkout, leaving is a breeze. Just leave the key in the room and go. Very reasonable rates for the time of year I stayed. Highly recommended.

    5
    « A great return »

    I have stayed several times at the Best Western Topaz Lake Inn. Due to different travel plans the last two years I had not been there. Was I surprised! They had recently updated the rooms, they look great! The place was always nice but is a gem of a hotel. The rooms always clean, staff always pleasant and helpful. I have stayed several times during all seasons of the year and the level is service and cleanliness of the rooms always spot on. If in the area it's a great stay, comfortable beds, very large rooms, quiet and peaceful!

    4
    « wonderful surprise »

    We were pleasantly surprised when we pulled into the Best Western at Topaz Lake. We had a beautiful view of the lake from our room. The service was EXCELLENT. The room was really big and quiet. I would give this hotel 5 stars but the breakfast was only average.

    5
    « Clean, quiet, nice views, caring owner/operators »

    My family has stayed at the Topaz Lake Best Western a dozen times since 2003, while visiting the area or going to and from camping trips, and we will definitely stay there again when we pass through the area.

    5
    « Quiet and Restful »

    Our room overlooked the lake and was able to open the window and enjoy the fresh air. The staff was friendly and inviting. Our housekeeping service was great! Nice to have a breakfast available to start your day.

    5
    « Clean, warm, inviting, and great friendly owners »

    We stop here on our motorcycle trips. Nice large rooms with a view of the lake, outfitted with a comfy chair and ottoman to sit in while drinking your morning coffee and taking in the view of that lake, a desk with cushy chair, handy for whoever is with you for taking in the view of the lake, great bed and pillows for getting a good night's sleep, and a spacious bath with the sink area separate so that two can get ready at once. There's also an outdoor spa, which is such a wonderful way to relax after a long drive. But the best are the owners! So friendly and ready to help with anything. Even though they were fully booked, we were able to get a third floor room at the end of the building -- very quiet. When we were enjoying the spa, the owner came by and asked if the temperature was good or if we wanted it turned up. (It was perfect.) After we accidentally locked ourselves out of our room while packing up, they were quickly able to help us get back in. Just the nicest people! There is a breakfast included, but I can't comment on that as we are not breakfast eaters. The coffee was good -- and was available even when we checked in at 5:00 p.m. You can walk next door to eat at the casino. There is a steakhouse (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) and a coffee-shop restaurant, both with views of the lake. The food is tasty and reasonably priced. If you are in the area, don't hesitate to pull in and spend the night.

  • 5
    « When in Gardnerville, it is the BEST option »

    Best Western in Gardnerville is our home away from home. It is always clean, welcoming and a very helpful team of staff. Also, improvements are always being made. Words can not express how grateful our family is to have such accommodations when visiting the area. We have stayed at other hotels in the area and there is simply no comparison. We stayed at BW Garnderville several times and we are continually satisfied.

    5
    « Road trip »

    Great overnight stay and great way to star a road trip, good sized rooms, great staff , super views, excellent food five minute walk away at the casino. Views of mountains and lake are outstanding and worth seeing

    5
    « The best place to stay in the area. »

    I stay at this hotel every other month for about a week while working at the marine base about 20 miles away. It the best place to stay in the area. Fast internet, friendly owners, clean rooms, good view.

    5
    « Beautiful location and gorgeous roomd »

    The Best Western at Topaz Lake is a great stop if you are driving up 395. It is bran new and rooms are large and overlook lake. It is hard to access from road so be sure to follow signs. Breakfast could have been better

    5
    « Great motel »

    Without question, I would stay at this motel again. The rooms were quiet, clean, comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable and as well as the pillows. I would verify what time breakfast is served so there isn't any confusion.

    5
    « Nice people and great sleep »

    Great quiet atmosphere with great bed and plenty of pillows. It's the best sleep I've had at a hotel in years. I came back and stayed an extra night. I will stay at this hotel anytime I'm in the area. Microwave and refrigerator inside the room. Provided nice smelling lotion, conditioner, soap, and shampoo. They even provided a make up removing cloth. The owner even provided breakfast early on Saturday when he heard me come in the lobby! I couldn't ask for better experience. Awesome

    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.

    2
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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..

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    1
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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

    4
    « 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.

  • 4
    « 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...

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « *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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    1
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

  • 5
    « OASIS at BW TOPAZ LAKE INN »

    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 .

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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!

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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 !

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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).

  • 4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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 !!

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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!

  • 4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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?

    5
    « 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 !!

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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 !!!!

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « PLEASANT SURPRISE »

    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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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 !!

    3
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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*

    5
    « 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 !!!!

  • 3
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

    5
    « 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,

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    2
    « 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!

  • 4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.