We stayed at this hotel during the crowded 4th of July weekend and never had any problems getting in or out of the place. First of all, it is located at the end of the Pioneer Trail, a shortcut just past Myers that drops you right at the hotel, avoiding all the Lake Tahoe Blvd. traffic. We easily save 20 minutes. Right across the street is a Raley's Supermarket with all the groceries you could possibly need. We were impressed with all the organic and health conscious products. Surrounding the hotel are shops, restaurants, entertainment, and a movie theater. There's a gondola right outside that will take you to the top of Heavenly. I imagine this would be super convenient during ski season. The casinos are a quick five minute walk.
The hotel has access to a private beach on the lake four blocks away. We were able to watch the spectacular fireworks display sitting on the beach. It's worth the trek up to Tahoe to view the fireworks. Way better than any show in the Bay Area.
The rooms were typical Marriott timeshares, i.e. clean, spacious, well equiped. The sofabed was larger than most. We liked the counter height bathroom counters. Staff was friendly and helpful.