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Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Resort)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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“Great location & value !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is perfectly located in the heart of south tahoe - restaurants, shops, gondola , theater, walk to the beach and a state park with hiking trails ! Full breakfast included in room rate as well cocktails at Resturant or lounge. Staff very helpful - rooms very large and comfortable. In room fridge, microwave, coffee & tea

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here because it was the host Hotel for the Lake Tahoe Marathon and we could not have been more pleased with our choice. Adjacent to the border of Nevada, the Harrah's Casino was steps from the front door. The location is in the heart of a busting section of the city with the Gondola ride up to the Heavenly Resort a block away.
The staff here was friendly and accommodating and we enjoyed the complimentary breakfast each morning as well as the Manager's reception (free drinks) every evening. The concierge - Sherry - was a vivacious bundle of energy and helped us with dining reservations and recommendations on places to visit. The room was spacious and VERY quiet - precisely what we were hoping for. My wife, daughter and I could not have been more pleased with this hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed here during the Tahoe Marathon weekend. It was very nice and clean. The hotel is quite a bit larger than it appears from the outside. It is located right next to heavenly. With a short walking distance to shops, restaurants, gondola, and the casinos the location is superb. There is complimentary breakfast and happy hour cocktails daily.

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a recent stay at a horrible hotel that I needed to leave a bad review for, I realized I never gave an A++++ review for the Lake Tahoe resort. My family and I stayed there during the week of July 4th. This was the perfect location, great staff, super clean, great breakfast and awesome evening reception. Yes they charge to much for parking but you can park right next door for free, this does not inconvenience us in any way. Love Love Love this hotel, and after a bad experience somewhere else I am left missing their atmosphere like crazy!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been ripped of at the Lakeside Inn which almost ruined our vacation. This beautiful hotel saved the day. For $199.00/night for 2 rooms we had all the amenities one would expect for a $300.00+/- suite. So the value was excellent. Thanks to the wonderful staff and owners who take pride in serving their customers. There is just no comparison between the two hotels. We asked for our money back at Lakeside, but they plaid a shell game w/ us and only returned half and then tried to charge an extra $138.00 extra for each room!!! Don't stay there...Stay here!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is part of a continuing series of my impressions and experiences staying at various hotels and resorts while traveling to attend concerts worldwide. This stay was during my recent trip to South Lake Tahoe/Stateline in August 2014. This review is for Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

Property: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Location: South Lake Tahoe, California
Address: 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (855) 277-4940
Website: www.tahoeresorthotel.com
Room Type/Class: Mt. Tallac Suite (Room 745)
Date: August 23 – August 24, 2014
Booking Source: Hotwire
Overall Rating: 3.5/5 [Note: Score is totally subjective based on price, location, and comparison to "like" properties within same area and price range]

I was shooting and reviewing a concert at the adjacent Harrah’s, so I thought I would try out a stay at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel (which was previously an Embassy Suites). I booked the one night through Hotwire, but some of the “hidden” hotels are easy enough to figure out with the blind buy.

The property offers valet-only for parking, so unless you want to park at Harrah’s next door or some other large and free parking lot and walk, you don’t really have any other option. It is $25 per night added to the room charge. Leaving on a Sunday, the valet station seemed particularly overwhelmed, as they did not answer the phone in trying to get the car pulled around prior to leaving, and the attendant did not even check my ticket or even wait for me to get to the car – he left it running and didn’t bother sticking around for a tip.

Check-in was easy enough, though I would end up having to return to the front desk two more times to get an acceptable room…

The first room had wet urine sprayed all over the toilet seat and the bathroom was, lets just say, not clean.

I went back down and talked to the floor manager and was assigned another room, which she characterized as one of the newly renovated ones, but it looked just like the first one (but was on the 4th floor instead of the 8th), and had an overpowering cigarette smoke odor (though it was a non-smoking room).

Upon returning to the front desk, a different manager moved us to one of the suites – the “Mt. Tallac” room, which was very different from the standard room.

The hotel overall is impressive in its size and scale, and it offers a great alternative to staying at one of the casino resorts.

The property share an intersection on Lake Tahoe Blvd with both Harrah’s and Harvey’s, and there is much to see and do in South Lake Tahoe (on either side of the state line) that is walkable, from shopping to eating and recreational activities.

However, once the sun sets, a lot of youthful males looking for trouble (and typically on drugs and/or drunk) are up and down the streets all around this area; unfortunately, South Lake Tahoe on the whole has been in a bit of a decline in recent years and this is one of the causes/impacts.

Just outside the entrance of the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel around dusk was a group of men in the early 20s, very drunk, breaking glasses and what not. Later that evening, there were two security guards just outside of the entrance, so it would seem that the hotel does take some precautions to mitigate some of this at least on the stairs leading up to the main entrance.

Inside of the hotel it is a different story, and much more comfortable, though a bit of that spills in (there was a wedding going on the one night of our stay, so that may or may not have been a contributing factor).

There is a lot of space in the public areas to sit around and talk and relax.

At check-in, we were provided with two drink tickets (good for happy hour or the restaurant) and two tickets for the breakfast buffet (which we did not partake in).

The (third) room we were provided with was very nice, broken into two halves – one with a family room and dining room-type area and the other with the bedroom, bathroom, and a sitting area. There was also a large shared balcony on that side of the building, facing the Lake (though it is a ways off); each room’s portion marked by railing.

They do provide much more in the way of toiletries than the typical hotel, though it was of a lower quality (the fibers of the toothbrush falling out of the handle as you brush your teeth).

The room had two television sets (one in the family room, one in the bedroom) with DirecTV, which had a lot of channels but no PPV movies or any other options for entertainment, other than a long list of cable channels.

There was great soundproofing and two layers of curtains allowed for complete darkness in the room if desired.

One thing worth mentioning as a negative is Internet access. There was no hotel-branded Internet WiFi, but WiFi was an option provided via AT&T, either by the day or smaller increments. I needed to upload some large files and video, so paid the $12.95 for a full 24 hours of access (and it’s that much *per device*), and it was worthless even for basic web browsing. It also did not recognize my last name-room number combo (and I tried all three room numbers I was assigned), so I billed it direct instead of through the room. Utterly worthless service – I had much, much more speed tethering my iPhone with Verizon service. With the AT&T WiFi, even browsing Facebook would time out.

We did get drinks and an appetizer at the Echo restaurant on site, which was pretty good.

Overall, the place does have many good points and great potential. A prime location for South Lake Tahoe. But it is getting on in age (though not nearly as dated as Harrah’s and Harvey’s) and could use some renovations, and more attention paid to cleaning and cleanliness. And for a property of that size and scope, it would be great if they could implement a superior Internet product.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel used to be an Embassy Suites and still feels very much like one. Suites are arranged around a center atrium with the bedroom on the outside of the building away from the bedlam. Quiet and comfortable, though the mattress was a bit too soft for my taste. Free happy hour daily and breakfast in the atrium downstairs. Well located between the casinos on the Nevada side and the restaurants/attractions on the California side. What they do have is a parking problem. Unless you valet park at $25/day, there is no self-parking at this hotel. You are left to park at Harrah's casino next door, a challenge any time after lunch. We wasted half an hour looking for a spot to park one afternoon before we finally got "creative" and made ourselves a spot with one set of wheels on the grass. Will probably choose another property next time.

Room Tip: Valet park your car unless you don't plan on using it during your stay.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nicole M, Sales Coordinator at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Hello and thank you for your comments following your stay with us recently. We are happy to hear that you found the room quiet and comfortable and enjoyed our convenient location in town. Due to local governing laws we do not own any external space which is why our hotel is only able to offer Valet parking in our covered and secure parking garage. We do, however; offer a combined internet and parking package that you can add on to your next reservation which includes valet parking and wi-fi access on unlimited devices throughout your stay. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope you will decide to stay with us again in the future.
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Address: 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Resort)
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#4 Top resorts Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel 3.5*
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Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Embassy Suites South Lake Tahoe
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