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Marriott's Timber Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4100 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #12 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Brentwood, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Girls Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

First off, what a great group of people working here.
My 8 bffs and I had fun every morning in the pool with all 3 water exercise teachers - we enjoyed their friendly nature to us. It is pleasant to see wonderful young women and men enjoying the beginning of their careers with the Marriot - they spoke VERY HIGHLY of working there.
When we pulled into the Timber Lodge-the valets completely unpacked the top of our vehicle and then when we left...BAM! our car was repacked in a minutes time. Although we were cramped, we still enjoyed each other's company.
....it would be nice to have NO SMOKING on premises....just sayin...

Room Tip: Our rooms were just perfect!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

What a beautiful resort! We are visiting during the first week of November so the Gondola at Heavenly is closed for annual maintenance but we have a beautiful view of the mountain from our 1 bedroom suite in the Timber Lodge in the Alpine building. Our original reservation was incorrect so we spent one night in a "hotel room" at the lodge but even that wasn't torture...They fixed everything first thing the next day. The staff and service are absolutely amazing! We are enjoying the fireplace in our suite but will later be enjoying the fire pits down by Fire & Ice restaurant / bar. We've walked to Harrah's & Harvey's casinos, we're not really casino people, but enjoyed the people watching nonetheless. (Cabo Wabo...don't waste your time) We plan on enjoying the lunch cruise on the Bleu Wave Yacht but make sure if you want to do the dinner cruise that you book early as it's only available on Friday & Saturdays.. There are 4 hot tubs not to be missed at the resort...freezing air & 104degree tubs plus 84 degree pools are a great way to end the day! Kathleen at the concierge desk is a veritable cornucopia of info!! Eric & Tucker at the front desk have been very helpful also. There's so many things in walking distance...shopping, eats...(Mr. P's Pub right across the street serves amazing bloody marys!) Drive to the Tahoe Keys for oysters on the half shell at Fresh Ketch then take a short hike down to the lake. DO NOT miss the 19th floor dinner & view from Harvey's kitchen & cocktail bar!! The view is to die for!! We love Marriott properties & this one is no exception. Come here...Stay here..

Room Tip: Rooms w/ view of the mountain or view of pool area...higher floor
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Hotel is nice enough. Great pool, nice rooms, ok location. However, it's advertised as a non smoking property, but they have smoking areas set up by the pool and just outside the fitness center. Why should I have to walk by smokers and breath smoke to work out? Make this a true non smoking hotel and resort and get rid of smoking areas altogether.

Stayed October 2013
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W. Hartford, CT
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We are long term Marriott timeshare owners and this was our first visit to Timber Lodge. The location in Heavenly village is outstanding. It is so easy to walk out at lunch or dinner time and find something good to eat and/or do. Additionally, the Nevada border and the casinos are essentially across the street. In season, the lift is right outside the door. Accommodations were excellent per Marriott timeshare standards and the staff were the friendliest we have encountered in our travels. Valet parking was excellent. They always had our car out within five minutes with a call ahead. If you are not an owner, there is a charge for the service and the daily fee seems a bit high. The pool is outdoors but heated and there are four hot spas.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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San Antonio, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I had stayed in South Lake Tahoe before, but this was our first time taking our 4 year old daughter so we decided to stay away from the casino resorts. We are actually owners at Marriott Timber Lodge but had never stayed (sold us on the place while we were staying at Harrah's). We are glad we finally did, though! We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit with full kitchen. We don't ski, and we come from a part of Texas that rarely ever sees snow. Our daughter had a blast playing in the snow in the morning and in the resort pool in the afternoon. The concierge service helped us setup a horse carriage ride and recommended places to go to just enjoy the scenery. The kids club was very nice to our girl, who kept asking to go back. The resort is an easy walk to many things. There is plenty of shopping and food, as well as the lake and casinos. And if you are a skier, the Heavenly Gondola is right outside the door to the hotel. A fun thing to do, just for a tremendous view. The Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is about a mile away. A beautiful course!

As far as the room, we found it clean and quiet. Everything you can need for a short or long stay. There is a grocery store about a block or two away, so you can load up on groceries if you don't want to eat out every meal. The room did not seem dated to us as far as decor goes. Lodge style.

I would recommend the resort to anyone. I will say when I have been there in the heart of ski season it can be a little hectic, but I think that is common for most ski resorts. Not a flaw of the resorts. We have also been in the area in the shoulder season, and you almost feel like you have the run of the town. If you are looking to stay in South Lake Tahoe, you can't go wrong with the Marriott Timber Lodge.

Room Tip: Rooms in the front building will be a little noisier due to proximity to lobby, gondola entrance, an...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Richmond, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was the first time we decided to stay at Marriott's Timber Lodge and we were surprised for the spacious room, and with all of the amenities like fireplace, complete kitchen and utensils, laundry, and the bathtub separated from the shower and bathroom, our daughter said: "it looks like home"! So, it made our trip even better since she was so happy! The best, very quite room!
Our only issue, was the long way to the exits, but it made it for a long indoors walking :-D.
And it is the Gondola to go to Heavenly, (since we missed it for one day, they closed on September till the skiing season) you just walk and voila there it is the entrance to the Gondola, and to the nice shopping area, theater movies, and so on...

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Cameron Park, California
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We travel a lot and generally stay in resorts or highend establishments and the Timber Lodge is one of the best. We are loyal to Marriott and are rarely disappointed. As for this particular resort, it is one of the best we've stayed in. We have stayed here before and plan to do so again. We stayed in a 2-bedroom unit with a balcony overlooking the mountains that was more than large enough and everything was in first class condition. From the furnishings to the kitchen and baths, to the in-room laundry, it was a perfect stay.

The location is superb as it is right near Stateline and the casinos (if you want) and adjacent to the Heavenly Gondola if you want that service. Everything you could want to do is within walking distance including shops, movie theatres, etc.

Excellently maintained. What really impressed us was items like the dishwasher and laundry could barely be heard when running. The room has a gas fireplace which provided some heat and was aesthetically very pleasing. All necessary utensils and cooking implements were available. My wife used the fitness center and was satisfied. Although we don't have small children anymore, the activity room for the kids always appeared to be a happy place for those we saw in there.

I know some complain about the parking fee and that is an individual issue but there are nearby options such as parking in the casino lot and taking the short walk. In my opinion, the parking fee is not a reason to not experience this resort.

  • Stayed October 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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Address: 4100 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#6 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
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Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott's Timber Lodge 4*
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