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Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village
Ranked #24 of 65 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Thank you again for a great getaway!!! Our family has been coming to the Forest Suites for over 37 years. My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon, and have been coming ever since. The staff is wonderful and our accomadations were perfect. A prime location near shopping and entertainment.. Thanks again...we will be back!!!

Room Tip: we had a room overlooking the pool on the second floor...perfect
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Cathy H
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Dell D, General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear Cathy,

Coming here for 37 years is truly special. We cannot thank you enough for your continued patronage. We hope the next 37 years are we as special as the first 37? We wish you a safe and comfortable summer and we hope to see you very soon?

Warm regards!

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The Forest Suites Resort is located within walking distance to the Village, including the gondolas which travel right over the Suites. We stayed in a 2-bedroom suite, which had plenty of room for our family of five. The kitchens do not have dishwashers, which was one thing I noticed that differs from other suites in the area, but it wasn't a big issue for us. The staff offers daily full-service housekeeping, which includes dish washing, but you can also opt out for a treat--wine, a movie snack pack, or an energy snack pack. The hot breakfast has plenty of options to try, and an "additional seating" room that plays movies for the kids. (If you have small kids, I'd recommend that room since the chairs in the main room have wheels. Our first morning was spent trying to figure out how to keep the kids from rolling away from their food.) Our children enjoyed the pool and spa just outside our living room's sliding glass door, as well as the s'mores night and arts and crafts that were offered. They also had fun in the X-Box game center. We spent our whole first day just exploring the Suites themselves.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank ECC0104
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Dell D, General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear ECC0104,

We thank you for writing a review. We also appreciate you commenting on our "NEW" family kids breakfast room. We are excited about the feedback already. We are absolutely excited your family took advantage of so many of the different family-style activities we offer. We pride ourselves in being incredibly family-friendly and that will never change. We hope to see you soon and until then....

Thanks again and have a great day!

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the Forest Suites Resort. This is our 3rd visit to this resort and again we were very pleased with our stay. The staff is fantastic. Susan Garcia, the Front Office Manager, went out of her way to be helpful to us. We also appreciated Jacob, the wine and cheese stewart. He was very pleasant and offer great suggestions as to what to do in the area. Please note the suites are LARGE and clean. They're like one bedroom apartments. The bed was very comfortable. In the mornings we enjoyed the complimentary hot breakfast that included eggs, potatoes, sausage and bacon as well as all kinds of toast, cereal and yogurt. The breakfast is served on real plates not styrofoam plates! The pool was clean and warm in the late afternoon. If you like to hike, there is trail in the Van Sickle State Park that is directly behind the Forest Suites Resort. You drive up the mountain to the park's parking lot and then look for the start of the trail sign. The view of Lake Tahoe and the entire Tahoe basin is awesome from this trail.

Room Tip: Select a room on the bottom floor if you want to sit out on a patio near the pool.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Daniel R
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Dell D, General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear Daniel R,

We appreciate the kind words about so many of our staff members. Its an honor to hear such flattering remarks about our staff and rest assure we will be sharing these comments with the team. We couldn't agree more about the pool-patio rooms and the great experience that goes along with them. We hope to see you soon and have a great rest of the summer!

Best-

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I have always loved this hotel and stay there every time I go to Tahoe. The staff is fantastic, the hotel is clean, and they have an amazing location. The hotel is two blocks from the casinos, and across the street from Heavenly Village. The only issue I had with this hotel is on my last visit (this past week) I had a pretty hard bed, and terribly hard pillows. I have NEVER had this issue before staying here and have reported my stay to the manager so that she is aware that the change in pillows (or at least the ones in my room) were uncomfortable and made my opinion of the hotel waiver. Hopefully this can be resolved because otherwise it is the perfect hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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2  Thank madds16
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Dell D, General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear Madds16,

We sincerely thank you for the continued patronage throughout the years. We appreciate the kind words about our resort being clean, an amazing location with great service. For next time, we have medium-firm memory foam pillows on every bed and then also offer softer pillows in our closets just in case our guests want a different sleeping experience. I hope this helps for next time? Until then, we wish you a wonderful start to a great summer and look forward to your next visit.

Best regards,

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

This place is just awesome!! We stayed there on 05-29-14 for one night in a 2 bedroom suite. Wish we could have stayed longer. Very spacious, big living room, full kitchen, 2 big bedrooms each with its own bathroom. Very conveniently located. Just minutes away from the N. Tahoe hotels and casinos. Very clean and comfortable. Free parking. Decent American continental breakfast. We were very happy with our stay and will probably stay there again during our next trip to Tahoe!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank motoo1
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Dell D, General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Dear mmoledina,

There's nothing like a comment like... "This place is just awesome!!"
We thank you for staying with us for the first time and we hope the next time you do stay longer? As you stated our resort has big rooms, clean, spacious, great location, good breakfast- we couldn't have said it better!

We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

The resort is in walking distance to the casinos and surrounded by mostly fast food type restaurants. The suite was way larger than I expected, especially since the website did not offer many pictures. The suite has a full kitchen with utensils and a full sized refrigerator. My husband and I were attending a wedding ceremony at the site. The Forest has a small space for weddings, it probably holds about 50 people. We also got a really great price due to the wedding being held here. We were there for only two nights and did not have to deal with any of the people working however we were told we would get a bottle of wine of the second night that we did not get. I had to request it upon checkout. One other turn off is that the bar is open only between the hours of 5 and 7. I guess because the resort is catered more towards families.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank Dominique S
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Dell D, General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Dear Dominique S,

We thank you for spending time with us during your family/friends wedding. You had mentioned our large over sized suites but our website not having enough pictures promoting that aspect of our property. We have a brand new website launching next month and are very excited about updating and adding more pics on our rooms to showcase this. For instance, our pics show older type TV's and we now have large 48" LCD's for our guests. We are definitely a highly family oriented resort but we certainly still cater to couples, singles, etc... We have experimented with the bar being open longer but most guests after one or two drinks head over to the array of more-equipped bars or casinos for a different type experience after typical happy hours. We again thank you and look forward to another visit.

Warm regards,

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This resort was clean, comfy and offers a full breakfast every morning which costs 12.00 p day p room I believe. Room was clean and fully stocked with all needed amenities for cooking. The pool was clean and heated to a comfortable 80 degrees. The jacuzzi was also clean and not overcrowded. the property has 3 different pools and jacuzzi's. There were tons of families at the resort but we did not hear any of the noises coming their rooms or from the garage downstairs. Very calm and serene area. We had such a great time there and the staff was very courteous and helpful. I would recommend this resort to anyone. The only thing i was a little displeased with was the amount of activities for kids on the sunday and monday we were there. There pretty much wasn't anything for them to take part in besides the game room and pool. Other than that I loved it here!

Room Tip: 600 building seems to have the quietest pool area. Not crowded.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank erica a
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Dell D, General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear Erica a,

Thank you very much for spending a great Memorial Day Weekend with us. With multiple pools and hot tubs, it's nice to be able to pick and choose which one of the pools you would like to relax at. It sounds like the room was perfect for your stay but we didn't have enough child's activities on Sunday. We will look at that as a potential opportunity to enhance the experience. Currently on Saturday and Sunday, we have arts and crafts from 9am-10am and outdoor games from 10am-11am. One thing we also do from Memorial Day weekend thru the summer every weekend is have pony rides from 12pm-6pm for kids as well. Monday might be an opportunity for us to introduce more kids activities and we thank you for the suggestion. We very much appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again.

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Address: 1 Lake Pkwy, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8834
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#9 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: £85 - £260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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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