My wife and I stayed here for 10 nights as part of a two week trip to Tahoe and San Francisco. this was booked through Ski Safari and Lake Tahoe was our snowboarding time.
We checked in on a Friday night at about 9.30pm after a four hour drive from SF airport. We were very glad to get to our room (115) which was a corner suite with views straight onto the lake from both sides.
Room had a kitchen, bedroom area with sofa, table and chairs, bathroom etc. There was a lovely big bed but the best thing was that the room had its own fire..gas..which could be turned on and off easily. this meant that when coming back from a days snowboarding and we needed to warm up..we could turn it on and warm up instantly.
Staff were very helpful with every enquiry we made including recommendations for excursions, travel advice and more.
Points to note
1) safety deposit boxes are free and stored behind reception. you can access these any time you like with a member of staff as they hold a second key
2) about a two mile walk to the Heavenly gondola so use the free bus which stops outside the hotel at 8 past the hour and 38 past the hour.
3) hotel staff can book snowmobile tour tickets and also cruises on the two lake boats that operate. We went on a dinner cruise on the MS Dixie which goes from Zephyr Cove. this was a good trip and we got a discount by booking through Lake View.
4) this was a good base for our tour around the ski resorts of Lake Tahoe
5) we were advised of Walley's Hot Springs which was about 35 mins drive away. We visited here one evening, $30's each and it was worth every penny. spent about three hours in the hot water, watching the stars chatting to other visitors and locals.
Downside - Breakfast.
Having stayed in lots of hotels we opted for the "continental breakfast" hoping that we would either be full enough to last until lunchtime, or be able to make something at breakfast and take it with us up the mountain. Continental for us means cereal, fruit, meat, cheese, pastries etc.
Continental at this hotel is coffee or hot chocolate and stale, small pastries or muffins. We tried the breakfast on the first day..and then didn't bother again..which is a shame as we paid for it!
Also, the breakfast room was small, with only a couple of seats and wasn't very inviting.
Luckily, having kitchen facilities we were able to go to the local Safeway (big supermarket across the street) and buy some cereal, milk etc. Also, Heidi's restaurant is next door to Lakeshore Lodge and these guys do breakfast of champions...pancakes, waffles, etc etc.
For lunches we bought some meat, cheese and rolls and made these ourselves for mountain food!
So, we had a nice stay at Lakeshore Lodge and Spa, there were some really good points about this place, some of which we didn't explore such as the pool, hot tub, treatments etc and I would recommend it...but...the thing that was lacking was a restaurant for breakfast. The breakfast was poor and there was nowhere for residents to socialise, talk and mix.