Recently booked a trip through my Marriott Rewards points to get away for a quick romantic weekend with the wife. The Ritz Northstar is a beautiful place and we were welcomed at the car by an exceptional bell staff and seen the the front desk. The rooms are beautiful and well appointed. We enjoyed roasted marshmallows on the deck that evening that they provided and had their homemade mallows that we enjoyed greatly. Had some drinks in the lobby bar that was very nice and very nice service. Ordered room service that evening and it was delivered on time with personal service and tasted great. My only real complaints is the cost of parking, internet/resort fee and the total lack of recognition of Marriott Rewards Platinum status. To compare I booked a hotel in London the prior weekend that was also a 5 star hotel right in downtown London for less points and they recognized my status with an upgrade and other amenities. This is low season for the Ritz as the ski slopes were not open yet and the hotel was not busy so it just would have been nice for some of the same treatment I get at other hotels by being loyal to the Marriott Brand. Just know it going in that there is no recognition other than the front desk saying "oh you must travel a lot since you are platinum". Other than that the hotel is beautiful and located in an awesome ski resort but if you visit in the summer or off peak you can also enjoy walking and biking trails and the great outdoors just the same.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featuring a mid-mountain location on Northstar California, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the first and only AAA Five Diamond mountain resort in California. Highlights include luxurious guest rooms and suites with in-room fire places and floor-to-ceiling windows; ski-in/ski-out access on Northstar California with ski valet services; a 17,000 sq ft slopeside spa with treatments themed around water and woods; extraordinary dining in Manzanita featuring rustic California cuisine with mountain resort influences; a signature "Marshmology" experience each evening at the fire pit featuring the “Art of the S’more"; and a comprehensive children’s program allowing parents to make the most of their Lake Tahoe vacationDuring the winter season, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s mid-mountain location provides for ski-in / ski-out access to Northstar California, consistently touted as one of the nation’s best family-friendly ski resorts. With a slope-side location on Northstar’s “Big Easy” run, the ski-in/ski-out access can be enjoyed by skiers and riders of any level. When you are ready for a day on the mountain, simply head down to mountain concierge where the ski valets will assist you with your boots and escort you to your skis and poles waiting on the slopes. Northstar offers world-class grooming and provides a plethora of family activities in the Village at Northstar accessed from the hotel by an intermountain gondola. At the heart of the Village is a 9,000 sq ft ice skating rink surrounded by cozy fire pits and a variety of options for shopping, dining and entertainment. During the summer months, Northstar transforms into family-friendly playground offering the region’s best mountain adventure. Families and their four-legged friends will love hiking the easy loop to Sawmill Lake. After a day on the mountain, guests can gather around the fire pit with The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Marshmologist for complimentary s’mores, enjoy cocktails on the resort’s heated outdoor terrace or enjoy a game of bocce in the backyard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Hotel Truckee