My daughters (ages 14 and 16) and I were totally unfamiliar with South Lake Tahoe or the hotels there when we stumbled upon 968 Park Spa Hotel in the evening after a lengthy drive from Yosemite. What a treat! Not only were the staff extremely accommodating upon our arrival but the hotel appeared to be a gem between what appeared to be quite a few lackluster hotels/motels in the same block. We lucked out. We were destined for Heavenly Valley Resort/Gondola Ride the next morning which to our surprise again was walking distance away. "No need to move our car from the hotel's parking lot" management said.....just walk over. The beds felt like Tempur-Pedic softness and the sheets and European duvet comforter added to a great nights sleep. As we were leaving the next day we had the opportunity to see on the ground floor the sauna, relatively large hot tub and outdoor pool. Nice and inviting! The only downside was the noise from vehicles passing by outside our street side window throughout the night. It was louder than expected and woke me up on various occasions. Provided I next get a room away from the front of the hotel, we will certainly be coming back.