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Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well, when I stayed here 25 years ago, Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center was at the top of their game. Today the property is tired, staff is inattentive, and overall it does not provide a good experience for the cost. The cost is at a luxury level and the accommodations are mediocre at best. Maintenance has been overlooked. Cleanliness and... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Granlibakken Tahoe. However, we are glad that you came back after 25 years and hope that you will come back again, so that we may exceed your expectations. Our aim is to provide an exemplary experience for each of our guests, and we're sorry to hear that your... More

Bend, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was at Granlibakken in May 2014, and can't say enough about the staff and food at this resort. The driver for my shuttle service from the airport was friendly and helpful. When I arrived at the resort, I was greeted by Gabriel and Diego at the front desk. They, too, were incredibly friendly and helpful as I got settled... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for being our guest and for taking the opportunity to share such glowing words with us. We're immensely proud of our resort and the expert staff here, who lend their expertise to the beauty of our natural environment. We look forward to sharing more of them both with you, and we will be eagerly anticipating your return.... More

Monterey, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here June 20 - 22, 2014. The not so good; I honestly have to say this was the smallest room we have ever stayed in. (It was even smaller than a cruise ship state room!) The bed was uncomfortably hard. The blinds and curtains were inadequate, unless you like waking up at dawn. After the first evening, my... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. We apologize that you found your accommodations lacking. We are constantly work with our homeowners to upgrade their units. We would love to get in touch with you so that we may find out what unit you were in. Brandi Stallman, our front desk manager, would love to go into more detail with you. You can... More

Santa Rosa, CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This's gorgeous, calm, quiet resort is tucked away in its own valley just off Lake Tahoe. It is a gem. The accommodations are delightful but dated. Beds have up to date bedding with quality sheets and duvets but furnishings are dated and the Venetian blinds are the old fashioned heavy kind impossible to raise and dark brown so units tend... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

We agree that Granlibakken is a gem! Thank you for your review. We are constantly striving to update our rooms and will continue to do so. Thank you for your feedback about the blinds. Our staff is amazing; thank you for recognizing this. We hope you will come back and visit Granlibakken and Lake Tahoe soon! More

Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 colleagues and I stayed here for a conference. Instead of putting all of us in one townhouse with 3 rooms, we were put in 3 rooms in 3 different townhouses. So we stayed in townhouses with people we didn't even know. I roomed with another woman in my group in townhouse 64, room 4. DO NOT STAY HERE! We... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We strive to exceed guest expectations and apologize for not meeting yours. We are continually improving resort quality and appreciate the feedback. We understand your frustration and we hope to have an opportunity to earn your business in the future. Our front desk manager has reached out, but please feel... More

Reno, Nevada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Granlibakken Lodge is very quaint and private. It feels like camping in the forest of the Sierra Nevada's while being located right in the small town of Tahoe City. It's the best place to go to relax, play tennis, hike the trails, experience the rope concourse high up in the pine trees or just go to the beach. We... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy that Granlibakken was the perfect place to relax, play and find some adventure. Next time be sure to check out our on-property day spa for an even more relaxing experience. Again thank you for your review and we hope to see you again very soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were really impressed with the gracious staff and beautiful grounds and rooms at the Granilbakken. We were there for a weekend get away with my in-laws from Spain with my toddler son. We were having a great time and for the second night I had confirmed a babysitter for us to have a night... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our secluded valley makes for the perfect getaway with family. We are thrilled that everything worked out so well with Laura and Diego! Glad that you enjoyed our wonderful buffet breakfast as well. Please contact us and let us help you plan your next trip out to Tahoe! More

Nashville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I was not aware that all the units were individually owned and run by an HOA which is why each unit is different. Unfortunately, our room although large came with a Queen- sized Murphy bed which is not very comfortable and had to be pulled down every night. The room was so crowded with furniture including a dining table and... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thanks for being our guest and for taking the opportunity to reach out with your experience. We truly appreciate feedback like yours. We are constantly working with our homeowners to provide the best room experience possible. We would love to talk with you further to hear more about your experience and encourage you to reach out to our management team.... More

Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I stayed there in early June. Good things * quietest places I have ever been * very friendly, helpful staff * pretty, with lots of trees and nature * high quality comfortable beds * good food. less good * not very handicapped accessible. The showers do not have hand bars to help you in and out. * the windows only... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you found our grounds peaceful and our staff accommodating. We are currently working with all of our homeowners to upgrade our rooms, including our carpeting. We have replaced almost all of the carpet in the common areas and hope to finish this process by the fall.... More

Vladivostok, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It is a superior place to stay, especially if you travel by a car, because the resort is placed rather far from the city of Tahoe. However, if you are seeking for peace and quietness, this is the exact place. Very supportive staff, clean and cozy rooms, very tasty food and drinks! They have a sauna and spa. What is... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are only a mile away from Tahoe City actually, although we can understand how it may feel that we are a little farther away since our 74 acre valley is so peaceful and serene. We are very happy that you enjoyed our delicious food, drinks, sauna and spa. We hope that you can... More

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Address: 725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center 3*
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Granlibakken Hotel Tahoe City
Granlibakken Resort Tahoe City

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Visitors and locals alike are drawn to Lake Tahoe's natural beauty, world-class entertainment and year-round activities. Granlibakken, nestled in the trees above Lake Tahoe and steps from Tahoe City, the heart and soul of Lake Tahoe, is the ideal spot for your next retreat, conference, vacation or special event. ... more   less 
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