We have stayed here several times when we have been in the area, using a Groupon the first time and just booking through the hotel site for other dates. The property has a lot going for it - great location in South Lake Tahoe, beautiful beach and pier, and dog-friendly which is a bonus since we often travel with our pet. It's an older property but things are generally pretty clean and it looks like they have been doing some renovations and making improvements. The pool area looks nice but has been super crowded when we have been there so we've skipped it. We love the private balconies and the lake views. Dealings with staff have been positive as well.
But...a few things keeps me from falling in love with this place. The rooms are pretty small, even the more expensive ones. The walls are thin and this is a family resort, which can mean you are stuck listening to the neighbors kids cry/scream/pound things while you try to keep your well-mannered but not without limits pup from barking hysterically at the ceaseless racket. There isn't a mini-fridge in the rooms, which seems weird - not the end of the world but I like to keep some cold drinks on hand when I travel. And lastly, my nit-pickiest complaint - the towels smell funky. I don't know what kind of laundry products they use but I have noticed the same not-quite-fresh smell on the towels every time we have been there. The linens look clean, they just don't smell good.
All in all we have had positive experiences and are likely to stay here again but we wish that management would make a few improvements as mentioned.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Timber Cove Hotel South Lake Tahoe
- Best Western Lake Tahoe
- Lake Tahoe Best Western