I usually stay at 3 hotels consistently when going skiing in Tahoe; Squaw Valley Lodge, Hampton Inn and Plumpjack Inn at Squaw.
Being that is late season and the ski conditions aren't so good I wanted to stay at the lowest price hotel since it was a quick 2 day trip and I was alone. The location of this hotel is prime, being centrally located in Downtown Truckee and within a 15 minute or so drive to Squaw, Alpine and Northstar.
The rooms were clean and reasonably nice. The king size bed was very comfortable and there is a great desk in the room for your laptop. The Internet is free and quite fast.
The TVs in the room are very old and quite small however. These could be easily updated for a low cost 32 inch flat screen.
The one thing that I noticed in the room was that there was a towel that looked a bit old, which stood out to me since hotel towels are always so clean and white.
The pool and hot tub area is so so and is nothing to rant about.
The gym seemed to be very nice although a bit small however it is in proportion to the size of the hotel.
Overall this hotel is pretty good value. The staff was generally friendly, especially the younger gals. There was one front desk woman who was a bit cold which is unusual in such a friendly town.
If your looking for a cheaply priced hotel for a quick weekend ski trip then this place will do. Hampton Inn is substantially nicer however it is a bit more expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- What Will You Do Today In Truckee? Grab your skis or snowboard and hit the slopes. Strap on some ice skates and practice your figure eights. Or maybe some sledding with the kids. Rustic and rich with history, the town of Truckee hums with activity all year round. Its spirited surroundings in the Lake Tahoe area are home to beautiful ski resorts, peaceful fishing spots, countless hiking trails, flowing rivers ideal for rafting excursions, and more-and at the heart of it all is Larkspur Hotel Truckee-Tahoe. With a location near Donner Lake and the Truckee River, at the base of the picturesque Sierra Nevada mountains, the hotel's proximity to some of Northern California's finest ski resorts makes it the perfect winter destination for enthusiasts of all levels and its closeness to Lake Tahoe draws families looking to soak up everything its pristine waters have to offer during the summer months. Travelers who appreciate outdoor activities and warm, authentic lodging will agree: There's no better place from which to enjoy the vast surroundings and activities that the Sierras have to offer than the Hotel Truckee-Tahoe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Truckee
- Truckee Best Western