We stayed here for a first time trip up to Tahoe/Truckee with our 5 yo. We liked the Hampton Inn because we get a great breakfast, and they have full suite rooms so kids can sleep in one room while mom and dad stay up nearby. We all slept great in the beds. The breakfast server Mayra made us great waffles every day, and they cleared our table and checked on us during breakfast. It was not cheap but we felt like welcome guests and it beats staying in a beat up ski lodge. Also, the location was easy to find, about midway between Hwy 80/the town of truckee and Lake Tahoe, and the Hwy it is on has enough traffic that the snow is cleared. We loved the 24 hr hot chocolate and coffee, and it was nice that there are a few games and puzzles in the breakfast area to pass time if the weather is too bad to go out.