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“Fantastic hotel for family ski trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village

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Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   1 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #19 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Fantastic hotel for family ski trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Forest suites was absolutely perfect for our family ski trip to Heavenly. The staff were very helpful and dealt with all our queries promptly and pleasantly. We had a one bedroom suite which was spacious, clean, quiet and very comfortable. The ski lift is a short walk away and Raleys supermarket is just across the road. Raleys was so handy to buy provisions for a simple evening meal e.g rotisserie chicken and we saved a fortune!
Breakfast in forest suites is basic but you get all you need.
We were very pleased with the hotel and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ForestManager, General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Mervlyn,

Thanks for spending time with us over your ski vacation in the states. We know you are a long way from home and I can only assume from your experience and response that you were very comfortable and enjoyed the resort. Having a grocery store across the street is so very convenient for our kitchen suites and for the resort in general. Come back and see us again for another great ski and snow adventure.

Regards,
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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White Plains, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is the I-don't-know-how-many-ith time I have come to Lake Tahoe and stayed at the Forest Suites Resort. My family keeps coming back here because the staff here is helpful (even more so than usual this trip), the rooms are, uh... roomy, and it is a seven-minute walk to the back door of Harrah's casino. The building we were in has not yet been reached by their current renovation efforts, so it was a little beat, but still clean, well-stocked and well looked after. Come stay here; you'll like it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ForestManager, General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Tony,

You're title (They took such great care of us) is exactly what we strive for. I thank you for sharing other elements of your experience with everyone to read but the fact that we took perfect care of you is fantastic. We wont disappoint when you come back and see us again. I can promise that.

Warm regards
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Kentwood, Louisiana
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for one night on our CA road trip. We checked in to the first room and were not happy with the room or the setup. We were in the back and the area was a bit sketchy. We considered checking out to find another hotel, but after speaking with the young man at the front desk he kindly upgraded us to a suite in a more comfortable setting. The room was spacious with a living area and seperate bedroom. The continental breakfast was ok. For a one night stay it was more than adequate. Tahoe is beautiful, enjoy!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ForestManager, General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Tangi,

I am delighted you stopped by the resort on your trip. We're happy you were able to get upgraded to suite by our front office staff. Thanks again for the note and seek us out again when you're traveling through beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Regards,
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Midland, Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had a great time in South Lake Tahoe and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Forest Suites. The two-bedroom suite was roomy and comfortable for our 4 adults, with a king bed in one room and a full and separate twin in the other. Each room had its own bath which was very convenient for getting ready to hit the slopes in the morning. Room renovations appear to have resulted in new comfortable furnishings for the LR and BRs, but the kitchens and baths don't appear to have been redone. They are older (think 80s-90s) and not particularly stylish, but very functional and had everything we needed. Breakfast was great with coffee, juices, cereals, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon, bagels, yogurt. There's a Powderhouse ski rental right off of the lobby, but we just used the rental right next to the Gondola. The location of the hotel couldn't be more perfect. Right across the street from the Gondola and all of the shops/restaurants of Heavenly Village and just down the block from the casinos. We walked to everything. As has been noted in previous reviews, the heater system is very loud. Didn't bother us at all because we like some white noise while we sleep.

This place is not a Ritz or Four Seasons. It is a nice, clean place to sleep in a great location which we got at a great price and we'd stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ForestManager, General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Midlandcat,

We wanted to thank you for posting a review about our resort. I'm glad the accommodations met and exceeded your expectations in some areas. Please make sure to see us again for your next big ski vacation and take advantage of one of the best locations in downtown South Lake.

Thanks again,
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Great location near the gondola and Heavenly Village. Great package - stay 3 nights get the fourth free. Great breakfast everyday. Great happy hour - complimentary wine and cheese. Great gift if you forego housekeeping service. Great amenities - fitness center, massage, wedding chapel, ski shop, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs. Great vacation!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Just moved in into the deluxe 1 bedroom suite room 218. Room is very dated. Bathtub is horrible. There are 4 (four ) holes(!) in the middle of it. There are holes in the ceiling. At the same time they charged my credit card for potential damage. I complained. We'll see how it will be resolved.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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tampa
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I and three friends stayed @ FS in March 2013. We paid $450 each for four nights AND three days lift tickets per person through a Ski Free and Stay Free deal (1 night lodging and 1 day lift ticket free with 3 nights and 2 days lift tickets paid), so a pretty good deal. If you break it down, lift tickets were $67/pp per day (3 days), and lodging was $250 for 4 nights pp ($62/night). Not bad.

Upsides: Location was superb. Walking distance to the gondola and the village. Hot tub was hot and just outside our room. Price was great. Service was respectable and quick overall. Good, firm mattress.

Downsides: Unkept, tired property. The lobby is quite nice (that's about it), but our room was very tired with dirty showers, older furniture, few kitchen supplies, dirty carpet, and tired/thin towels. No fireplace in the room. One small hottub for the entire place - often crowded. Basic breakfast that did not change (eggs, tired potatoes, sausage, cereals, toast, yogurt) - not horrible but not fabulous. Often out of forks, napkins, etc, and had to ask for a restock.

Overall, I wouldn't stay here again unless I could get the same deal with a guaranteed renovated room. Otherwise, I would opt for the Embassy or another place at a slightly higher price. I rated it Average on TA given the location and price, but it is close to a Poor in my book overall.

It met our needs, but barely. My advice would be to make sure you ask for renovated rooms.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village

Address: 1 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#3 Top resorts Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#5 Spa Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#8 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#14 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village 3*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location, Location, Location! Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village is a South Lake Tahoe resort nestled in intimate alpine environment located less than 100 yards away from Heavenly Ski Gondola and Heavenly Village. All of our over sized South Lake Tahoe resort suites sleep 4 to 6 adults. We are a few minute walk to the casinos, and a few blocks to the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. Guests staying at Forest Suites Resort will experience updated rooms & furnishings, new decor & upgraded amenities. Our guests will experience high-speed wireless internet, hot American style breakfast buffet, mid-week nightly wine and cheese receptions, weekend child activities, “Green” exercise classes, movie nights, an XBOX game center & events throughout the entire year for the entire family to enjoy. ... more   less 
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Forest Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Forest Hotel Lake Tahoe
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