968 Park Hotel
Location: The hotel is just a five minute walk (in ski boots) to the Heavenly Gondola. Use the ski locker on the first floor to secure your ski’s to avoid carrying them up to the room. There isn’t much of a view from the rooms. Room 303 looks across Park at other lower priced hotels.
Cleanliness: Room 303 has a fairly new bathroom. The shower was good but one morning it took a few minutes for the hot water to reach us. There is no coffee maker or refrigerator in this room so I had to keep our yogurt in on ice, though the front desk said they have a large refrigerator if you want to store things there. The ice maker is on the second floor. Our room was cleaned daily and clean towels supplied if we needed them.
Amenities: The Free Wi-Fi doesn’t always work in room 303. I had to first go downstairs to the pub / lobby area to login with my iPhone, Kindle and laptop. After that, I was at least able to use my laptop and Kindle over Wi-Fi from the room. The front desk suggested this procedure. We reported that the jets of the hot tub weren’t working and it was fixed the next day. The sauna worked but both the hot tub area and sauna area have dim lighting, are depressing and need updating. The pool is seasonal so only opened in the summer months. I only saw one outdoor pool opened and that was at the Marriott at the Heavenly gondola area. There is plenty of free parking most of it covered. There is a small breakfast in the pub area which consists of coffee, tea and some sweet bread. The bread was fresh but nothing outstanding.
Service: The staff was very friendly. We asked the front desk for trail maps of Heavenly and Kirkwood. They were out of them but had them the next day for us. Rowena who manages the pub was helpful offering suggestions on a choice for dinner in Heavenly and Heavenly ski run’s we might try the next day. She even provided us free glass of wine, beside the token for one free Happy Hour drink we received at check in.
Noise: Some reviewers complained about the noise but we only had one problem with that. Some younger visitors decided to have a party outside our room near the elevator at about 11 p.m. one evening. They appeared to have enjoyed a few drinks this evening because they were fairly loud. We asked them to quiet down and they left without any problems. We did not hear much noise from adjacent rooms but I don’t know if they were occupied.
The only problems we had with Room 303 was the very occasional drop of water from the ceiling fan in the bathroom, the sink handle came off, and the difficulty opening the room door. Most times it took two swipes and a good shoulder push to get the door open. We viewed it as added security feature. However we reported these items to the front desk when we checked out. Considering the price ($116/night) this is a good choice for skiing in Lake Tahoe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are here to embody Lake Tahoe. To hand deliver to you by Tahoe locals a genuine Tahoe experience. We take pieces of the Tahoe culture, our style, the way we speak, our wood, our stone our history and we share it with you. You'll see it in the rustic industrial look of the hotel, a look that gives it hints of Tahoe's rich mining and ski history but we do it with a modern twist. We are located steps to the Heavenly Ski Village, beautiful Lake Tahoe and just a few blocks from the Stateline Nevada Casinos. You will see our dedication to sustainability in the design of the hotel along with the countless awards and certifications recognizing our efforts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 968 Park
- 968 Park Lake Tahoe