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The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, CA 96161
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Scottsdale, AZ
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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food and beverage is grossly overpriced ($5 for 1/2 a corn of cob, $20 for 1 glass of wine) - doesn't seem to be any consistency to when "The Library" or BBQ would be open for business, housekeeping forgets to put towels in rooms, dogs left unattended and were barking in rooms, no mini-bar. Service staff exceptionally polite and helpful... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All was really good, but the mediocre food at the on-site coffee shop and BBQ lunch joint stopped me from rating this excellent. I will say the meals served by the hotel kitchen during our business meetings were excellent. Great place for a meeting I would definitely come back!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed as a family in summer. Due to the location away from the lake, we were not sure if it would be the best choice off season, but it was a great trip and we wished we could have stayed longer than a few days. Our room was not ready when we arrived (just before official check in, if... More

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Concord, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A deadly combination that can only be positive. The Ritz is a gondola ride away from Northstar Village which has plenty of shops and restaurants to while away the day. Nestled in the woods it is a more tranquil setting than the more traveled South Shore. I love both locations as they have something unique for different types of vacations.... More

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Seattle, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One night stay here. Excellent service from valet team. Great room, too. Dinner at Manzanita was fine. Only complaint - a small one - was the $5 for a SMALL cornbread muffin! This hotel reminds me a lot of the Four Seasons Whistler. Both excellent places.

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SF Bay Area
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A deadly combination that can only be positive. The Ritz is a gondola ride away from Northstar Village which has plenty of shops and restaurants to while away the day. Nestled in the woods it is a more tranquil setting than the more traveled South Shore. I love both locations as they have something unique for different types of vacations.... More

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St. Helena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family visited the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe for a brief getaway before school starts back up for our boys. We ran into a few challenges with the hotel but they were quickly and thoughtfully resolved by the property's Club Lounge & Guest Relations Manager, Alaine Lewis. With managers like Alaine it's easy to see how Ritz retains its position among... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment I entered the hotel grounds I felt impressed by the beauty and welcoming spirit of this hotel. From valet parking to an inviting and comfortable lobby to the tastefully contemporary spa, I thoroughly enjoyed my day. My massage was so relaxing and rejuvenating and the spa jacuzzi, sauna and steam room are marvelous. No detail is ignored... More

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Sunnyvale, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a two night stay, which was one day shorter due to rain. Go figure that it would rain all day and be in the 50's in August. We got there on a Sunday and weather was great. Got there around 3PM, valet and bell service no issues, and the room was ready. We played with the kids... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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143 reviews 143 reviews
58 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We treated ourselves to a night at the Ritz while we were in the Reno area and it did not disappoint. Every staff member was terrific - service was over the top. The hotel was gorgeous, the view was spectacular, and the room was great. They even had S'mores in the evening at the fire pit - yum! We ate... More

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Address: 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, CA 96161
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe 5*
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Featuring a mid-mountain location on Northstar California, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the first and only AAA Five Diamond mountain resort in California. Highlights include luxurious guest rooms and suites with in-room fire places and floor-to-ceiling windows; ski-in/ski-out access on Northstar California with ski valet services; a 17,000 sq ft slopeside spa with treatments themed around water and woods; extraordinary dining in Manzanita featuring rustic California cuisine with mountain resort influences; a signature "Marshmology" experience each evening at the fire pit featuring the “Art of the S’more"; and a comprehensive children’s program allowing parents to make the most of their Lake Tahoe vacationDuring the winter season, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s mid-mountain location provides for ski-in / ski-out access to Northstar California, consistently touted as one of the nation’s best family-friendly ski resorts. With a slope-side location on Northstar’s “Big Easy” run, the ski-in/ski-out access can be enjoyed by skiers and riders of any level. When you are ready for a day on the mountain, simply head down to mountain concierge where the ski valets will assist you with your boots and escort you to your skis and poles waiting on the slopes. Northstar offers world-class grooming and provides a plethora of family activities in the Village at Northstar accessed from the hotel by an intermountain gondola. At the heart of the Village is a 9,000 sq ft ice skating rink surrounded by cozy fire pits and a variety of options for shopping, dining and entertainment. During the summer months, Northstar transforms into family-friendly playground offering the region’s best mountain adventure. Families and their four-legged friends will love hiking the easy loop to Sawmill Lake. After a day on the mountain, guests can gather around the fire pit with The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Marshmologist for complimentary s’mores, enjoy cocktails on the resort’s heated outdoor terrace or enjoy a game of bocce in the backyard. ... more   less 
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