We stayed for one night at the Marriott Timber Lodge in South Lake Tahoe - on a Wednesday night turing ski /stake week in February 2012. First, the best part of this lodge is the location. It is literally steps from the Gondola. The trip was so easy because of their ease with the skiing aspects of the trip:
Gondola and ticket office right out the door
Valet parking that easily handled skis
Ski Check right next to the Gondola enterance free of charge for Hotel guests.
Valet parking is basically required. It is $24/day but seemed worth it in the end. Very easy. I did call to ensure that valet wasn't hourly. We came in around 10:00AM and left at 5:00PM the next evening (allowing for two days of skiing). The Valet was just the $24 price as they charge just for the number of overnight stays. So, we were just charged for one night in valet (sweet).
In the evening, the "village" offers a lot of options and there are many nearby restraurants - We walked down to Applebee's (boring I know but good for the kids). There are all the typical types of food nearby and it is a short walk to the casinos if you go the other way. We were able to avoid the casino area all together.
The hotels itself is very kid friendly. It is part of Marriott's vacation club, so if anything, it is a little too friendly. The room was a bit boring/sterile. There were a lot of children in the pool / spa area (we have 7 and 9 year olds so we were part of that). We didn't have any problems with noise in the room or neighbors but it could be because we had a cleaning closet on one side of our room. There were activities for the kids if we wanted including day care/evening care. We didn't use any of these but they were available to us even as just hotel guests.
Overall it was a very comfortable stay. it wasn't as high end as I would have expected for the price, but the location is what you are paying for. The overall stay was very easy for the whole family (and the skiing was great!)
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott`s Timber Hotel South Lake Tahoe
- Marriotts Lake Tahoe
- Marriotts Timber Hotel
- Marriott Lake Tahoe