We had a wonderful experience staying here with our family while on vacation to CA. It was the perfect way to experience Lake Tahoe (**note: Lake Tahoe seemed very familiar to me, as it reminds me very much of my native northern Minnesota, and Mourelato's felt very similar to a lot of the resorts on lakes in Northern MN -- homey, mom and pop places that are great for families looking to enjoy sand and water, NOT for ritzy types looking for Miami or Waikiki).
Our room was a great size with 2 queen beds, table and chairs, kitchenette, and pull-out sofa sized for 1 person. We had 5 in our room, so perfect! We never felt crowded. We loved the great view from our windows, and the table, chairs and bench right outside, which gave us the perfect spot to drink wine and eat bread and cheese in the evening. I am not sure why anyone complained about the decor of the rooms. Ours was simple and beautiful and very clean, with comfy white duvets on the beds and great lighting.
The resort - this is exactly what I was looking for from a resort on a lake in the mountains. Great for families and for people who just want to relax, swim, etc. You do not have to pay to use anything! What we loved---the beach!!! Beautiful, great view, sandy bottom lake perfect for swimming; the beach lawn chairs and huge beach umbrellas, perfect for a day reading and napping on the sand; all of the toys on the beach, from frisbees to bocce ball to sand toys, etc; the hot tubs, which had sand in them but were great for warming up after an evening swim; the bonfire pits, which we enjoyed after dark; the 'water chairs' that you can drag into the water for a refreshing rest; the water trampoline that we swam to; the kayaks and paddle boards that you can use!! Every time we went to the beach, there were at least 2 young workers there to help people use the kayaks and paddle boards. Great!! We had a lot of fun using those. The weather in early July was in the 80s, great for swimming. The water is chilly, but perfect once you get used to it. The sand is HOT on your feet, so make sure you always have sandals when at the beach!
Location - we loved that there were little restaurants and cafes across the street. We enjoyed taking a walk in both directions along the main road. We drove to the Old Post Office Cafe for breakfast, and it was very yummy, huge portions! We also drove to the nearby Vikingsholm to hike and see views--beautiful!
Overall, I loved this resort. The owners and workers were really friendly. All of us loved every second and wished we could have stayed longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ON THE BEACH AT LAKE TAHOE. Nestled on the magnificent pristine beach of Lake Tahoe's north shore, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort offers a stunning lake-front lodging experience in Tahoe Vista, California, which is much more than just a place to stay. It's a treasured spot where the spectacular views of Lake Tahoe from the 32 well-appointed and spacious studio suites are just the beginning of what you will experience from its convenient and central location. For over 30 years, the family-owned Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort has been an escape for those who seek a natural, peaceful and unmatched setting to do it all, or do nothing at all, on the edge of Lake Tahoe. This intimate fully-remodeled all suite-motel sits on the edge of a 275 foot private beach and could not be more optimal and central for those who seek a location to enjoy all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. It's where you can truly take break from modern-day stress, a hideaway for families to reconnect, a romantic interlude for couples ... And an extraordinary getaway for active travelers from all over the world in one of the most beautiful settings on earth. Best of all, you will be hosted and spoiled throughout your stay with the owner's personal and authentic Greek hospitality that brings guests back year after year. ENDLESS ACTIVITIES ~ FOR ALL AGES. From your "home away from home", you can walk the beach with no destination in mind, sip morning coffee from your covered porch, watch your kids play on the sand, or let the day slip away while kayaking, boating, paddle boarding ... Or just soak up the scenery under the warm Sierra sun. Just across the street, the eighteen acres of private trails are accessible for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. And within a short scenic drive east or west, there are over a dozen internationally-acclaimed golf and ski resorts, gourmet restaurants, shops that showcase local artistry and arts and culture events year-round. YOUR PLACE TO ESCAPE. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mourelatos Lakeshore Hotel Tahoe Vista