The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, formerly the Embassy Suites, is well situated close to the lake and to bike riding, gondola and shopping. I've always liked Embassy Suites because the rooms give you so much more space with their suite set up. The new owners seem to have kept many of the amenities of Embassy, including happy hour and free breakfast. The breakfast was nice - many choices for even the pickiest eater. The front desk staff couldn't have been nicer - when we checked in they noticed that I was traveling with a 12 year old and so offered the top floor (that's a big perk with kids), they helped us with valet and unloading of bags. They also have a great concierge who couldn't have been more helpful. Great stay all around. I would give it a five star rating if only they had figured out how to design the rooms so that they have a view of the lake. Their wifi set up is a bit odd - if you pay for vallet parking it comes with the room for free, but they first give you a bill showing a wi fi charge and then they manually remove it. Seems like an extra unneeded step.