GREAT for the pre-season.
A buddy and I crashed here this week for some pre-season skiing before the slopes got busy and found this place to be awesome. Since no-one shows up till Xmas, they have incredible deals though Central Reservations (ours was $110/night) for the regular Queen room, and it says "you may be eligible for a complimentary upgrade to a suite." We figured that was just a lure, but we arrived at 10am (long before the standard 3pm checkin) and they not only upgraded us for free, but let us check in early.
The room is loaded with amenities for a longer stay. TV, stereo (including tape decks!), dining table/chairs, pull-out coach, love seat, coffee table, bureau drawers, wireless internet, queen bed, ski rack, closet, big bathroom, central air (not the noisy window unit), and a full kitchen (burners, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, plates, silverware, bottle opener, glasses, blender, pots & pans etc - the works! - no stove). Although we didn't use them, we did see the gym, pool, sauna, and jacuzzi's.
Unlike other reviews, we experienced no unsavory smells, the "fancy" toiletries smelled good and didn't leave any slime. Overall, I was really happy. We were about a 3 minute walk to the Gold Coast cable car (and ticket sales) so it's not really ski-in/out, and there is no breakfast so this isn't a B&B.
On our checkout day, they let us check our bags into the bellboy room, ski all morning, and then go to the big gym locker room and cleanup before heading back to Monterey.
Overall - no complaints, although, not sure I would want to pay $300/night for holiday season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An all condominium suites Lake Tahoe, California hotel resort on the slopes of Squaw Valley USA that delivers luxury services and facilities for relaxing Northern California vacation experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Squaw Valley Hotel Olympic Valley
- Squaw Valley Olympic