We stayed at the StarDust last week of April 2013. We were one of a group of 4 couples. We all enjoyed our stay.
The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. They gave us a string of rooms all together. They were also newly renovated rooms which we knew to ask for after reading reviews on Trip Advisor.
It was off season and one of the pools (the one in the back) was closed but it was pretty chilly for swimming anyway. Both hot tubs were open and we took advantage of the one on the back near our rooms.
The “breakfast” leaves a bit to be desired: hard boiled eggs and Krispy Kreme donuts with coffee. That’s it. I’m not that big on breakfast generally but I thought they’d be better off just saying there isn’t any breakfast.
They did have many planned activities for kids and adults including a chili dinner, guided nature walk, and a manager’s cocktail hour. There is free WiFi and free bicycle rentals. Free video rentals from their library, and free popcorn. They also provide pool towels.
The location is perfect, right across from the Heavenly Valley Gondola. There are also restaurants and shops right across the street. You can also walk down to the lake just a block or two away.
We had a great time! Again the staff could not have been more friendly or accommodating, right down to adjusting the bicycle seat when we used their free bikes. We would definitely stay here again.