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1862 David Walley's Hot Springs Resort and Spa
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This is a nice place to stay and the area has a lot of interesting places to explore .
We had a one bedroom unit with full kitchen & dining-room and a big bathroom were the shower head was so high up that I could stand straight up under the water without getting wet and it was not adjustable needs to be corrected........
The sliding door was very hard to open and close.
Noisy family above with kids running back an forth does not fit us oldies
Neither does live music in the bar so loud that you can not talk and there were no young people their how about some softer music..........
Unfortunately the service mind is lacking for most of the personal specially the front desk.
The concierge made the whole place worthwhile he made up for everything.........Super guy.......
So was our waitress at the cafe most accommodating.

Room Tip: Get a room on the top floor so you do not need to hear the kind running around........ Most room has a great mountain view.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank aswedee
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This place is adequate. Needs updating. Kitchen has minimal dishes and cookware. Bathroom sink doesn't drain well. There are little things that need attention. We have had a lot of trouble with the electronic keys. The key will work one time and then not the next. If you are planning on using this as an alternative to Tahoe - don't You have to drive over Kingsbury grade to get to Tahoe, which is a twisty 2 lane road. There is some history in the area, but this is agricultural country.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Phyllis1484
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SummerWindsResorts02, Public Relations Manager at 1862 David Walley's Hot Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2014

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

I wanted to go to Tahoe and I had a 3 bedroom ocean front condo in West Palm Springs to exchange. I was under time lines to use the exchange and the only place that had an exchange available was David Walley's. (about a half hour from Tahoe) I was staying for more than a week so I exchanged my timeshare for one week in exchange for a hotel room, and I use that term loosely, and then paid $ a night for $115.00 a night for 5 more nights.
Arrival went smoothly until I discovered that I had to lug 2 weeks worth of luggage, groceries, and other various items up stairs due to a lack of elevators. The room was small with the only furniture being a chair at something resembling a card table, a small dresser, a king size bed, and one bedside table. The room was too small to fit another one in. In order to walk through the room you had to pass through a small space between the end of the bed and the dresser. Only one person could pass though the space at a time. There was a small fridge and microwave with a sink that you could not wash a dinner plate with. There was a dish washer but when they only supply 2 each of dishes and silverware you don't have enough dishes to warrant a dish washer.
The bathroom was small and did not have a tub. There was just a shower that felt like you were under fire from an automatic weapon. There was no trash can in the bathroom or in the main body of the room. The only container for trash was a very small container under the sink. There was a very small balcony that had a very small cocktail table and there was one chair that I think they bought at a going out of business sale at the local office store and another vinyl strapped chair that was old but ok. The sliding glass door was so hard to open and close that I had to use virtually all my strength to move. It was heavy and did not ride in the tracks properly.
The air conditioning worked the first night we were there. After repeated visits from maintenance stating they had fixed the problem we finally got it fixed, nine days in to our stay. They offered us another room but not until the seventh day. Keep in mind that the weather was in the high 80"s to 100 degrees during the first week we were there.
My other big complaint was there was no ice either in the room or in the building. Any time we wanted ice we had to walk to another building, go up 2 flights of stairs and then return having to go up more stairs to go back to the room.
Through our stay we had noisy neighbors with kids running up and down the walkways and slamming doors. Walls are paper thin so almost any noise is a disturbance. One other thing to consider is pets are allowed. God help you if you are near a yappy dog.
Just one more item for thought. The pool temperature was approximately 70 degrees maximum. If you like the temperature in Lake Tahoe you should feel right at home at the pool. By the way The pool needed to be re-tiled in a number of places and the concrete was very worn, especially in the hot tubs.
Just remembered one more item. The Wi-Fi service was very poor.
I can not begin to describe what a horrible mistake it was to stay here. I only hope that if you are planning to travel to the area you do your best to stay away from this place.

Room Tip: Find a near by Marriott.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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11  Thank stillrockin911
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SummerWindsResorts02, Public Relations Manager at 1862 David Walley's Hot Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Tucked away against the eastern side of the Sierra mountains sits an old mineral springs resort and spa. David Walley's 1862 resort is both charming and quaint. My husband and I love the Lake Tahoe/Carson Valley area and were delighted with our stay at David Walley's. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon during a major power outage and had to check in without electricity. The front desk staff was gracious, even without the benefit of computers and power. Although the furnishings inside our unit were somewhat outdated, everything was tidy and clean. The grounds surrounding the units are beautifully maintained and very pretty. Lavender plants abound! We used both the pool and hot spring tubs almost every night. The front desk at the spa check-in were friendly and informative. The pool and tubs need renovation. They worked, they just need a "face-lift". We did not frequent the bar or restaurant, too pricey, but did enjoy Harriet's Café for breakfast. It, too, was pricey, but very good. The kitchens in the units are fully equipped, so we ate most of our breakfasts there. Kept our bar stocked as well and enjoyed cocktail hour on the small deck outside our room. We travelled to Bodie State Park, Reno, Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley from David Walley's - all within a few hours of each other. We definitely will stay again!

Room Tip: I would have preferred a view of Carson Valley - we looked at the Eastern side of the Sierras. Not bad either way..
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Critter123
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We really enjoyed this property. Everything we hoped for. The hot springs was real nice and the guests very friendly. Children are only allowed in a couple of the pools. Not crowded and very relaxing. This is a time share so many of the guests are owners and all seemed very happy.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank rOgeraf2014
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