My sister, her husband, her kids and my spouse and I stayed here for a family get together in October of last year. Four adults and four children total. The kids ages ranged from 12 to 3. They chose a two bedroom suite option. We chose the studio room option.
Two bedroom suite - WOW! Fireplace, view, window seats, plenty of sleeping space - we could have fit another family with four kids into the space with no one having to sleep on the floor - great kitchen, nice bathroom layout.
Studio - small but efficient. We were barely in the room so it worked for two people. Galley kitchen with full sized fridge and applicances. There was a table and four chairs. Large bathroom. We had a good balcony, but no view.
Hotel room basics - the kitchens were stocked with everything you would need to eat and cook for the size of room you have. Including a coffee maker, toaster, pots, pans, utensils. The suite had a breakfast bar area in additon to a dining table area. I liked that they included a way to separate your recycables from regular trash.
There is guest laundry (free) on the floors.
Beds were comfortable. The hotel was quiet for sleeping.
There is a business center area in the lobby if you need to print something out.
We got lucky with weather and it was warm enough one day to be out by the pool. I enjoyed reading in a chaise. My husband had a nap. The kids had a great time in the pool itself. There is a fire pit area we took advantage of one night to pose for a group photo.
Area around the hotel - centrally located. Walking distance to the casinos in Nevada. Walking distance to a grocery store. The grocery store was a bonus for stocking up our kitchens. Walking distance to multiple restaurants (including a great breakfast place right around the corner), a good nail salon and decent shopping. (The girls treated ourselves to manis and pedis!) Walking distance to a park with great views of the lake and hiking available. Walking distance to a movie theatre - if you can bear to be indoors in the Lake Tahoe area!
If we were there in ski season, we could have taken advantage of the fact that they are also right at the base of the mountain. The lift is right there.
Hotel Service - Housekeeping was fine. They kept up with the basics. Room was clean. Front desk staff were very friendly. Valet parking staff were excellent. Flexible, nice and helpful.
Hotel Restaurant - this was the one let down. The hotel restauarant Fire and Ice is an interesting concept. I've seen it in college towns a few times. You select your own ingredients - they cook you a plate of food from it. You can eat as much as you want. Major way for a hotel or restaurant to save on labor costs and offer guests a large menu selection.
The food choice and quality was good. The cooking preparation was fine. However it is significantly overpriced for what you are getting - considering you are doing most of the work yourself. For the price, I would also have expected more attentive service. Our service was acceptable - but not attentive. If you are very hungry and eat a lot - you could get value here. Don't come for a quick meal or when you only want two helpings of food.
The bar seemed busy and fun. With the kids, we did not stop there.
Overall - if I came back to this side of Lake Tahoe again I would be hard pressed to stay anywhere other than the Marriott.
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- Marriott Lake Tahoe
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