The massive and upscale Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is centrally located near various ski areas, and owns what is supposedly the largest private hotel beach in the area, making it a good choice for active families. The hotel is even larger than it looks from the entrance, spreading across roughly a couple dozen acres in low-lying buildings and individual cottage units. It is situated directly on Lake Tahoe amongst pine trees, and maintains a lodge-like feel through flagstone and wood accents in almost all of its common areas. The 421 contemporary rooms here are similarly decorated, and receive high marks from many guests for their attractiveness, comfort, and modern fixtures. Note that there are extra charges, like the package fee for the Internet and use of the fitness center. Similarly priced Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort is a good option for winter activities like skiing and ice skating, while the Hyatt Regency offers more summer lake fun.