This is the third time I've stayed at Forest Suites and I was so impressed this time that i felt compelled to jump online and write a review as soon as I got home. I just got back from a 4-day weekend Snowboarding/Ski trip with a large group of friends and it was probably the best trip we've had so far in South Shore.
First off just, just walking into the lobby you can tell they are investing time and money into this place. Its more and more beautiful and modern each time i see it, very elegant with a rustic touch which is the perfect feel for Lake Tahoe in the winter. I noticed on day 2 that they had upgraded the upstairs Loft with a big flatscreen TV and and XBOX game center which was extremely convenient for us since 2 of the couples in our party had kids and after a long day on the hill we could have a drink at the bar right below it for as long as we wanted while not having to worry about the kids who were well entertained upstairs. Also, a pleasant surprise our first morning there when I noticed they upgraded their continental breakfast buffet to a full hot breakfast, which really hits the spot in the middle of winter. Also all of the rooms seemed to be refurnished with new furniture, that had more of that elegant rustic style that fits so well.
All these are just things that were noticable improvements and upgrades since my last visit, but i already held this resort in high regard, and here's what brought me to it in the first place:
The location is right in the heart of South Lake, right at the Heavenly Village with a 2 minute walk to the gondola so if your Skiing Heavenly than it's a no-brainer. Extremely affordable room-rates especially for what you get. One of my favorite things though is the full kitchen. It really feels more like you are in a spacious apartment than a hotel. There is a grocery store 100 yards away so you can stock up on groceries for your trip and have all the tools to prepare them at your disposal. This really saved us a lot of money when you have 4 days and 3 meals to eat each day. Also can't tell you how nice it was to come back after Skiing and throw a party size Stouffers Lasagna in the oven and feed every single person for minimal costs. The staff is extremely accommodating and you are greeted with smiles everywhere. Oh and there is an on site Ski/Snowboard shop which really helped us out. One of our group forgot his Ski pants and they rented him a pair for like $5.00.
All in all this is my favorite Tahoe Resort, and probably the only one I will stay in ever again. All things considered it's the best value for what you get back, and has the best customer service I've yet to encounter in South Shore. Can't wait to go back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location, Location, Location! Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village is a South Lake Tahoe resort nestled in intimate alpine environment located less than 100 yards away from Heavenly Ski Gondola and Heavenly Village. All of our over sized South Lake Tahoe resort suites sleep 4 to 6 adults. We are a few minute walk to the casinos, and a few blocks to the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. Guests staying at Forest Suites Resort will experience updated rooms & furnishings, new decor & upgraded amenities. Our guests will experience high-speed wireless internet, hot American-style breakfast buffet, mid-week nightly wine and cheese receptions, weekend child activities including arts & crafts, "Green" exercise classes, movie nights, an XBOX game center & events throughout the entire year for the entire family to enjoy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Forest Hotel South Lake Tahoe
- Forest Hotel Lake Tahoe
- Forest Resort Lake Tahoe