We stayed here for 4 weekday nights during President's Week and mostly loved it.
Our room number was 112. The room is on the first floor of the west building and is the second unit from the beach.
The view out the front window is incredible. The porch furniture was a really nice touch and we enjoyed sitting outside during the warm winter afternoons.
The room has 2 queen beds. My 2 young kids (10 and 5) slept fine in the bed closest to the door. My wife and I were pretty uncomfortable in the bed closest to the bathroom... it had a soft mattress and it sagged in the middle.
We loved that the room had a 2 cubic foot refrigerator and wet bar. It allowed us to bring our own milk, OJ, breakfast food, and lunch food supplies. We saved time and money because we didn't need to eat out for breakfast and we didn't go broke buying lunch at the ski resorts.
The bathroom was okay. It had a single sink with enough counterspace to hold all of our stuff. The shower was large and clean. The toilet was tucked away in a tiny area behind the door and next to the shower. The entrance to the bathroom squeaked very loudly every time you entered and exited. Whenever someone needed to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, the squeak was loud enough to wake up 1 or 2 people.
The wall heater generates a tremendous amount of heat. And combined with the fact that the beds had very warm comforters, we melted our first night. The last 3 nights we took off the heavy comforters and switched to thin comforters that were stored in the closet area. We also turned the heat way down. This solved the overheating problem.
The room is very large. It is much larger than a standard hotel room.
The staff is very friendly -- from the owner to the ladies working the front desk and the guy who unclogged our toilet. I give them an A+.
There is a dining/entertainment room next to the lobby that has a TV, Wii, and computer with internet access.
During President's Week they provided some continental breakfast items after 8:00 AM, e.g. coffee, OJ, milk, cereal, toast, and pastries (sealed in plastic, not freshly made). We also found there were granola bars available in the late afternoon. The food items were a pleasant surprise but may not be provided on non-holiday weekdays. Check with the hotel in advance to be sure.
One thing I don't like is that the room rates are based on double occupancy and they charge $20 for every room occupant beyond two. Kids 5 and under are not charged the extra fee. So bear in mind that if you have 2 kids ages 6 and older you will be charged an extra $40 above the regular room rate.
I originally tried to book my stay thru hotels<dot>com. Even though I was booking for 2 adults and 2 kids, they quoted the rate based on two people. I thought I was getting a great deal until I realized there were hidden fees. The website hid the extra person charges in an "extra fees" subtotal (which also included the hotel tax) and didn't show the subtotal until the very end of the booking process. For some reason hotels<dot>com also overcharged me an extra $20 plus tax for my 5 year old. I decided to cancel my hotels<dot>com reservation and book directly with the property to avoid being overcharged.
Overall I am pretty happy with this hotel and would be willing to stay here again. I just hope they replace the sagging mattresses, fix the squeaky floors, and do away with the extra person charges.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The family-owned Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort offers guests the perfect mix of comfort and inspiring views for those looking to book a memorable Tahoe lakefront get-away. Each suite faces the lake and includes a covered patio that overlooks the resort’s private sandy beach. Guests can also enjoy two outdoor spas, beautifully maintained grounds, gardens and a beach front patio ideal for barbequing, star gazing or taking in the spectacular Lake Tahoe views. Best of all, the resort’s lakefront setting provides access to a multitude of water and land-based human-powered recreation (think kayaking, snowshoeing, hiking and more). The owners’ commitment to warmly welcome guests with authentic Greek hospitality keeps customers coming back for more. Centrally located along Tahoe’s North shore, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is surrounded by year-round recreational opportunities galore and an abundance of great dining and shopping options. The Mourelatos family invites guests to relax, enjoy and cherish Lake Tahoe with them. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mourelatos Lakeshore Hotel Tahoe Vista