We stayed at this timeshare condo in August. We are a family of four with an 8 year old and a 10 year old.This facility used to be an Embassy Suites. We stayed in a one bedroom suite. The kids used the pull out bed in the living room. The one bedroom suites only have one bathroom. We have been in many one bedroom suites that have two bathrooms. This unit seemed a little small compared to other one bedroom suites.
The bad: There was a lot of construction going on. The construction closed the parking lot requiring the use of valet parking. We knew this before going, but the daily $16 adds up when you are there for a week (although the valet people were very nice and very quick). You must also pay $20 for WiFi access for EACH device. We have four devices and we were not willing to pay $80 for WiFi that most hotels/condo's offer for free. Also, a staff member warned us that the WiFi was spotty and not worth paying for. Our cell provider (Sprint) was also spotty. This made it a little difficult to get on line to check emails, weather, news, etc. The "American Fire" was starting to effect the air quality in Lake Tahoe and it would have been nice to be able to read the news on our devices. The resort also hard sells it's timeshare presentations to guests. It ties the presentation to other concierge services-something I have seen at other resorts but I do not think it is appropriate.
The good:Everyone was very friendly. Front desk, valet, bell service, activity center were all friendly. The activities center for kids was great. Kids can pick out things to paint (like cars, piggy banks, etc.) You can make gel candles and all sorts of projects. Parents can do the projects too. Nice bonding with the kids. One day the smoke from the fire was so bad we spent a lot of time in the activity center. You can also borrow books and movies from here to take back to your room. The swimming pool is indoor and outdoor. There is an opening you swim through to go inside/outside. The kids thought this was cool. There are also two hot tub's. One inside and one outside. Also a sauna and a workout room.
The beach is right next door. It is a small public beach where the Tahoe Queen docks. There is also a section of beach where jet ski's, boat rentals and other "toys" are available. The adjacent beaches are private but you are allowed to walk through them, just don't try to hang out there. They will chase you away.
Our experience here was a good one and we would definitely stay here again.
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