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Olympic Village Inn
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San Diego
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Perfect Location for Squaw”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Free shuttle or walk to Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Accommodations are simple and functional. Beds are comfortable. We've been going there as a family for the past four ski seasons and the value is exceptional. Staff is always pleasant and helpful. Good place to get snowed in because village is close by or you can cook up a meal in your own room. If you need more space, the Club Room is great and the barbecues also offer another cooking option.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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McDonald, fl
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

There are a couple of units that are "updated", but even those aren't 100% updated. They put in a couple of new TV's and new kitchen countertops, but everything else was left untouched. The first room they put us in smelled so bad I couldn't breath. Probably mostly from the mold in the bathroom that they covered up with caulk. After complaining, they finally showed us an "updated" room. The bathroom was a little cleaner but not updated. I would have rather stayed in the clubhouse at the pool. On the upside...Dave was exceptional. He really tried to help as much as possible. But until this place is totally updated, or unless you are a group of college here for just the skiing and are going to use it as a crash pad at the end of the day, just DON'T!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Folsom, California
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71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

This place was once occupied by Olympians in the winter of 1960. Despite the years, it has been kept up, with added features such as a game room, fitness center, large club house, and fire pit. The Sierra Mountains are just outside your balcony or window. The kitchenette is functional and the outdoor barbecues are nearby and are very nice. Robes are supplied for your jaunt to the any hot tubs/or heated pool. In warm months there are bikes available to ride to Lake Tahoe. Which is only 5 miles (Tahoe City). Also in warmer months you can relax in the hammocks under the blue skies, aspens trees and mountains. Many daily activities are available to sign up to do, such as snowshoeing in winter, hikes in warmer months, and a variety of crafts. Don't forget the village in Squaw for eating and the tram that takes you to the top of the mountain to ski or swim in the mountaintop pool or head out for a hike. Great location too if you want all this plus a drive the the most beautiful lake anywhere (Lake Tahoe) or the casinos in South shore that also have nightly shows.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

This is the place to book if you want to walk to the lift at Squaw Valley, and not have to drive whiile you are at Tahoe. The location cannot be beat as the lifts are close by and you can see the beautiful mountain from your unit. If you choose they also have a shuttle to take you to the lifts for either side of the mountain. (That is, the shuttle can also take you to the Resort at Squaw Creek side of the mountain). The staff at Olympic Village is helpful, friendly and can assist with many activities in addition to skiing. There is an enormous swimming pool, 3 outdoor jacuzzis (open and available during the winter season), a game room/big screen TV, and a giant kitchen with all amenities if you want to cook for a crowd. The units have two TV's, a kitchenette, a balcony, and a queen bed and a pull out bed. The best units are the Chamonix's as they have a large bay window with seating around it to enjoy the spectacular mountain views. The Chamonixs also have a wood buring fireplace. You can walk to a variety of restaurants including our favorite, Plump Jack. All in all we really enjoyed this resort for location, friendliness and access to the best ski area at Lake Tahoe.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

The number one problem with hotels and kids is if you don't have a separate room, you end up going to bed the same time as the kids. Fortunately, the suites at this Olympic are perfect for the skiing family. They are small but just enough for you two and and two kids. There is one bedroom, a separate combo living room/kitchen/fold out sofa bed room all with a shared bathroom in-between. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking utensils, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc. There is a little porch/deck and outside of each room is a closet door where you can keep your skis. When we were there, there was an all day shuttle (off during midday) between 8 and 5 for a few minutes drive to Squaw. While it was a bummer that the shuttle wasn't working during the night runs, it was perfect to avoid the overloaded parking lot during the day. There are outdoor hot tubs that were not hot enough to take the chill out of a sub 20 degree day. Super friendly staff with awesome Seattle's Best coffee in the fireplace warmed lobby.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

Spent the first week of October at the Olympic Village Inn. Although the Inn dates back to the 1960 Olympics, it has been beautifully updated. Staff are exceptionally helpful with everything from supplying hiking information, free bike use, good maid service and a general happy attitude.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Modesto, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

It's true that this is not a large luxury party resort. In fact, if you are looking for a timeshare trade from a high maintenance fee resort, it may not even be a good "deal." The rooms are small but adequate. We live a 3 hour drive away. I took all of my food and the small refrigerator had plenty of room. I ended up spending 5 days alone and 2 days with my husband and 2 grandkids in the room. My grandson loved the sofabed. We took an air mattress for my grand daughter. For only 2 nights, it was an adventure and fun... Alone, it was peaceful and safe and wonderful.
Lots of people enjoy the first floor so that they can walk out at ground level and have a lovely table for 4 with an umbrella. The second or third floor gives more privacy. The balcony is small and you can hear a lot more than you want to. There is a small table for 2 on the balcony, no room for a lounger
Regarding the bikes: I had read previously on TripAdvisor that a family had trouble trying to get bikes from the Activity Staff. There must be different staff now. They could not have been nicer. They helped adjust the seat. I used the same perfect bike all week. There is a phone # on the bike to call if you have a flat tire--they will come to fix it! One day, I took off for the allotted 3 hours and rode 17 miles round trip. The Truckee River bike trail was the best of my life, so far.... While there, I learned of Fanny Bridge down in Tahoe City. I rode there on my bike. (turn right at the light) You will most likely see people bending over at the bridge so they can get a good look at the very large fish. (you will see their "fanny") It was a really cute town.

My grandkids enjoyed the free arcade, ping pong and volleyball. The hot tubs and BBQ's were great, too. I was pleasantly surprised to have such good cell phone reception..
I thought the actiivities were a wide variety. I made jewelry with Rosemary one morning. I met some lovely ladies. Rosemary is very talented and I made something nice to wear to work.
The hike with Spencer was a blast. It was the hike to 5 Lakes. It has a 1000 ft elevation gain with a round trip of 5 miles. Next time, I want to hike to the top of the mountain and ride the cable car down for free. The trail head is at the back of the resort.

The staff are all helpful and just plain great!.Marshall is especially patient and kind to the "older" ladies as they talk his ear off!! It's a beautiful place. I enjoyed the beauty of the pine trees and mountains. I can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Olympic Village Inn

Property: Olympic Village Inn
Address: 1909 Chamonix Place, located behind Olympic Village Lodge, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Olympic Valley
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Olympic Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Olympic Village Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
90 Room guest suites all including fully equipped kitchens with separate bedroom and living room, 2 flat screen TVs and DVD players, Direct TV, complimentary Wi-Fi. Seasonal activities including complimentary bike rentals in summer and outdoor pool and 5 hot tubs-year round, Winter complimentary ski Shuttle to Squaw Valley. ... more   less 
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