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“Fabulous Thanksgiving Vacation”

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Constellation Residences at Northstar
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Truckee
Houston, Texas
1 review
“Fabulous Thanksgiving Vacation”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We can't say enough good things about this property and its staff. We went to the residences over Thanksgiving this year with our family - a group of 7 adults and a 9-month old baby.

Even before we got to Northstar, I wanted to write a glowing review because of all the help I received from the staff prior to even traveling there. Christine, Ruben and the rest of the staff helped me to make Thanksgiving meal reservations, ski rentals and lesson reservations, and baby equipment rentals. Everything was perfect and hassle free. The staff were always attentive, friendly and available.

The residences themselves are also fabulous. We stayed at the Ritz hotel for a couple of nights prior to moving over to the condo and were so happy to make the switch to Constellation (the staff at Constellation also made this transition seamless but bringing all of our luggage over for us). Having the 3 bedroom condo was SO much better and more comfortable than 3 hotel rooms at the Ritz. Especially for my 9-month old baby - we had much more space in the master at Constellation than we did at the Ritz. The set up with a baby was much more convenient at the condo than at the Ritz.

We were also able to save some money by cooking in our kitchen once we got to the condos (kitchen was also well stocked). Your dining-out options in the immediate area are limited, so this was a huge plus. The village at Northstar is quaint and a fun option - and is accessible via the gondola right outside the front door of Constellation. But most of the limited amount of restaurants in the village close by 5 pm, so your dinner options are few - which is why having the kitchen was a must for us.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are just as comfortable, if not more so, than the Ritz. The bathrooms also have heated floors, which was great - and just felt luxurious! The Direct TV worked great and we watched many football games in HD on our TV in the living room (another plus for Constellation over the Ritz).

We went skiing during the early part of the season, so there were only 7-10 runs open at any time, but we had a great time skiing regardless. The ski in/ski out valet makes skiing convenient and helps you to not feel trapped into skiing all day. The spa at the Ritz is pricey, but is definitely worth a trip. We all really enjoyed our treatments and the time we spent just relaxing in the spa's amenities.

Overall, I cannot recommend Constellation Residences at Northstar enough. My family has travelled all over the world and been to many 5-star resorts, and we can't stop talking about what a great time we had here. And we can't wait to return!!! We will definitely stay here again next time we are in the Tahoe area.

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Whitney M, General Manager at Constellation Residences at Northstar, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you very much for your review! It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. Please stay tuned for our special winter offerings and programming! The mountain is looking great, as the snow is currently falling! We look forward to hosting you again.
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Truckee, California, United States
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

I stayed here in early November with some friends and thought the condo's were superb. Being able to use the Ritz's amenities next door (within walking distance) was an amazing perk. I stayed in their 4 bedroom condo which had the most luxurious bedding, furniture and appliances and the most incredible view overlooking Truckee. I highly recommend this location to anyone staying in the Truckee area. I am sure staying here in the winter would be magical too!

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Whitney M, General Manager at Constellation Residences at Northstar, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for your review! Please visit our website for our winter specials and list of hosted events! We look forward to you staying with us again.
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Auburn, California, United States
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Gorgeous in fall and super relaxing thanks to fewer crowds. Beautifully decorated rooms and very friendly and accommodating staff - enjoyed every moment. We were a large group of ladies that wanted to hang out, relax and enjoy dinner in. Our unit was perfect for us. We were able to fit around the large dining room table and everyone had a comfortable bed. I would definitely recommend this property.

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Whitney M, General Manager at Constellation Residences at Northstar, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for your kind review! We value creating memorable experiences. Please visit our website for our winter offerings and special events! We look forward to hosting you in the future!
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Truckee, California
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Staying at Constellation was a wonderful experience. The staff was great ~ very friendly and accommodating ~ and they all gave the impression that they truly enjoyed their jobs and where they worked. I would not hesitate to recommend Constellation to all of my family and friends.

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Whitney M, General Manager at Constellation Residences at Northstar, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you very much for your review! The snow is falling and the mountain is looking great! We hope to see you again in the near future!
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Nevada City, California
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

W were greeted with such genuine warmth when we arrived at the Constellation and this set the tone for the rest of our all-too-short stay. From the stunning views to the sumptuous accommodations to the impeccable service, we could not have wished for more. As professional event planners, we understand and appreciate what it takes to provide hospitality at this level so this recommendation is given without hesitation. I can't wait to go back!

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Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

Amazing apartment and resort, best hotel we have stayed in the USA.
Couldnt fault anything, staff very helpful, pool relaxing and open 6am-10pm as a pool should be, detailed hikes from hotel door, night sky, gym, s'mores and you feel like you are totally in the wilderness.
Well equipped and designed apartments.
Seemed expensive when we booked but a real 5 star resort and really worth the money.
We did go sept between seasons, spent 3 nights and it wasn't enough time to do half of what was on offer.

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Whitney M, Guest Relations Manager at Constellation Residences at Northstar, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
We are very appreciative of your sincere review! Thank you very much for taking the time to write it! We encourage you to come visit us again during the winter months! We will have daily activities for all ages including cookie decorating, snowman making contests, and wine tasting! Finish the day off with a gourmet s'more and a cup of Constellation Cocoa by the fire pit. Thank you again and we hope you can stay with us again in the future!

-Jessica Barton
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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

The service and location is perfect for a family looking for some R&R with breathtaking views. Can't say enough great things about this resort. The fact that it is connected to the Ritz Carlton is a huge plus. Will be definitely return back.

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Property: Constellation Residences at Northstar
Address: 13051 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee, CA 96161-4257
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Truckee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Constellation Residences at Northstar 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Constellation at Northstar is a collection of luxury ski-in/ski-out vacation residences situated perfectly mid-mountain with stunning views, unparalleled mountain access, luxury five-star services and access to many of the amenities at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort. Fully-furnished vacation residences featuring hardwood flooring with area rugs, open living rooms, fireplaces, full-size washer and dryers, and large bedroom suites featuring plush beds, desks and space to accommodate guests. - Master bathrooms with heated stone floors, jetted soaker tubs, spacious showers and fluffy towels- Balconies with gorgeous mountain views. - Gourmet kitchens featuring Viking Professional Series appliances including personal wine refrigerators- State-of-the-art technology package with wireless Internet, Bose sound system, widescreen HDTVs with DirecTV, and DVD players Amenities include our "Ski Butlers", ski valet who can assist with all your skiing needs, access to the facilities at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort with connection via an enclosed sky bridge:- artfully crafted cuisine at the acclaimed restaurant Manzanita, Cafe Blue with fresh pressed juices and gourmet coffee, Backyard Bar & BBQ in addition to In Room Dining- as well as The Ritz-Carlton resort- Outdoor fire pits and s'more toasting area- Arcade- Outdoor family pool and Jacuzzis- The Living Room featuring casual dining centered around a stone fireplace - Two professionally-equipped fitness centers with select complementary fitness classes - 24-hour business center- Complimentary Highlands Gondola to the Village at Northstar- Full-service concierge, luggage bell service, and valet parking- 24-hour security- Housekeeping services available. ... more   less 
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