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Marriott's Timber Lodge
Ranked #10 of 66 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We arrived at the Timber Lodge after missing the express bus and with a winter storm brewing (very cold+++). We had not even got into the lobby and we were given such a wonderful greeting from the bellboy who must have seen how we were struggling with our luggage. He whisked our bags off us and brought them to our room minutes later. Similarly, check in was a no fuss affair and we were soon very comfortable in a 2 bed 2 bath apartment. After big days on the slopes we really appreciated the in room spa bath and the ability to be able to prepare our own meals in the full kitchen. From other reviews, I was led to believe that our apartment would not be serviced for the 7 days that we stayed; I am happy to report that we received a daily service and housekeeping were very accommodating (even bringing in a vacuum to take the air out of my space bag). The valet service for our ski gear was wonderful and we were always greeting with the friendliest of staff. This place was terrific, can't wait to return.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
4  Thank Caz L
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This is a beautiful property. Our "room" was really a small apartment. Full kitchen, living area with fireplace, bedroom and bath with jacuzzi tub. The surrounding area is very nice. Shopping, art galleries, restaurants, theater, and casinos all a short walk.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Stan P
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

We have a wonderful stay!!! The resort is beautiful and so is Lake Tahoe. There are many on fun activities. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. We loved this place and will be back. The weather was on the cool side but being from Vermont that didn't bother us. We flew into Reno and took the South Tahoe Express r/t to the resort next to the Lodge and rented a car a few days later through Costco.com to pick up at the next door Lake Tahoe Resort at a much lower cost. A car is a must at least for some of the time.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank ShelburneJoy
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We stayed at this place after getting recommendations from friends. The location was fantastic and in the midst of all activities. We were a group of 6 including 2 kids. As in all 2 bedroom apartments 1 room comes with a jacuzzi tub bath and the second one is a basic studio. If you are going with friends you may have some issues as to which couple should get the master bedroom as that is clearly a better room to have. Apart from this our room was way off from the elevator which meant that every time you need to get to the room it is a long walk. This can get particularly irritating if you have the luggage with you.
One thing I have noticed in the US compared to the Asian hotels is there is clearly a different service level provided in Asia. Example is that when you alight from the car there is no bell boy or no one who will offer to help you with the luggage. There are bell desks but you specifically need to request for it. The other thing is that the receptionist will never tell you about things to do etc and they will simply forward you to the concierge and have a caveat that do not hold them to it. I guess this is to do with the culture of using people and holding them liable if incorrect information was to be provided.
Apart from that the room was well equipped with all tools. However, this is more of a vacation home rather than a hotel. So if it is a hotel you are looking for this is not your best bet.

Room Tip: If you do not want to walk a lot try and stay close to the elevators
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank babla75
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

My mom has several weeks with Marriott and had been begging me to use one or more of them. I finally had the opportunity to do so on a recent business trip to South Lake Tahoe where I stayed in Marriott's Timber Lodge. Though the lodge is lovely, and the location incredibly beautiful, it was Marriott's people, and frankly everyone I encountered in the town as a whole, which made this week so pleasant. If even one old grouch ever lived here, they ran him off some time ago. In addition to the very nice suite, I can also say that I found a range of activities, at little or no cost, to participate in while I was here. I took a nature hike and sampled olive oils (both free) and did a beer tasting (for a whopping $5). I might have done more, but it WAS a business trip. Parking is only valet, but getting a car never took more than a minute or two. The gondola station for the ride up to Heavenly is adjacent, as is a lot of great eating, drinking and shopping. Mom is looking for a place to take one or more of my skiing siblings. I've told her that Tahoe is the place to go. Others have complained about noise. I never heard a thing.

Room Tip: They told me that pool-view was considered the best, so that's what they gave me. Not all suite...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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3  Thank Kerry S
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We come several times a year to Timber Lodge, and always have a wonderful stay. This time, we had a two bedroom for a week in late October, and another week in a two bedroom a couple of weeks later. The October week featured gorgeous sunny Fall weather (20s at night, 60s daytime) and one beautiful snowfall, while the November week was not quite as sunny, but still great for exploring and hiking.

The villas were in excellent condition, and for a few days the first week we had 5 family members there, which was fun, and not too crowded. The "Bi State" park directly behind Timber Lodge has many trails to explore without even taking the car out, and the skating rink opened while we were there the first week as well. Pools/hot tubs were warm/hot, and staff friendly and helpful as always. We own at a couple of other Marriott Vacation Clubs, and the elimination of the midweek "tidy" is not unique to Timber Lodge. However, they will replace all towels one time at no charge during your week. Just give them a call. Valet service was outstanding, rarely a wait.

Room Tip: We like 3rd floor pool view
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank annkr
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Stayed a weekend in late September. Booked a two bedroom suite which is a one bedroom suite adjoined to a one bedroom room. The room(s) exceeded our expectations. Full kitchen with a washer and dryer, dining table, living room with gas fireplace, bathtub next to bed, and walk in shower. Location is perfect. Walking to shops, dining, casinos, and Heavenly gondola (usually closes at end of September). You can park yourself or use valet. They are very quick at retrieving your car. Check-in was painless. Concierge desk will help you with anything and everything. At $300 a night, it isn't cheap, but it was worth it. There is cheaper, but I don't think better.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: 4100 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6965
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#14 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: £95 - £280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott's Timber Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 264
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