We were pretty sure we wouldn't stay here again when the manager's (Doug P.) first words to my husband, during check-in, were "Do you have a dog? There are no dogs allowed! Even in the parking lot!" No, we DON'T have a dog; my brother and his wife followed us into the parking lot in a separate vehicle; they have a dog (who was sticking his head out the minivan window, and the manager glimpsed him) but were NOT staying at the hotel -- simply waiting for us to get checked in so we could all leave for a picnic at Tahoe Regional Park. Anyway, no Hello, no Welcome, not even a pretense of friendly chitchat. He could not have been ruder or less welcoming.
The rooms at this place are cramped, and ours lacked a refrigerator or microwave. Worse, the pool area and the hot tub area were disgusting and riddled with litter when our teenage sons tried to use them. You know it's bad when two adolescent boys with low cleanliness standards are grossed out.
I know Tahoe's an expensive place and you get what you pay for -- but our family had a vastly better experience a few years earlier at the comparably priced Tahoe City Inn. I would not stay here again, despite the ideal location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have been AAA rated for over 34 years,FEMA-Approved and the only hotel on North Lake Tahoe having individual heating/Air conditioning units-Activity-Centered between the lake and Golf Course,across street from COMMONS BEACH PLAYGROUND, Amphitheatre and picnic/barbecue facilities & easy walking distance to shopping malls, boat marina and museum. Only 15 minutes from Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Homewood Ski Areas-Ski shuttles are available. We have a seasonal outdoor heated pool and a year-round LAKEVIEW HOT TUB. Enjoy our Premium Beautyrest pillow-top beds, FREE wireless Internet, local calls, inroom coffee/tea makers,continental breakfast, Cable TV/HBO, irons/ironing boards and FREE Parking, large enough for trucks & motor homes ... more less
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