Our family of 5 stayed at the Hyatt High Sierra the second weekend of July. We always stay at the hotel for at least one short getaway each summer, or we spend the Fourth of July holiday at the hotel. But I had always been curious about the High Sierra property and wanted to check it out. All units are 2 bedroom, 2 bath, king sleeper in the living room and sleep max 8 people.
I made the reservation almost one year ahead in order to secure a timeshare unit during peak season. I had to pay in full at that time which was a little shocking, and there was a 2 week cancellation requirement which made me a little nervous. But it all worked out and I am glad I planned ahead.
Our stay was short so we probably did not get much of an advantage staying in the timeshare as opposed to having two connecting rooms in the hotel. The cost is approximately the same, depending on the week and on the days of the week, although the timeshare may come in a bit lower as there was not a daily resort fee charged at the timeshare that I can recall.
From reading TripAdvisor beforehand I learned that the walls of the units may be thin so I called the office and put in a request for a third floor unit. Also the ceilings of the third floor are somewhat vaulted which gives a feeling of a bit more room apparently.
The front desk employee asked me if there was a location within the complex that I preferred. He could not promise anything but would note our request. He gave me his opinion of the pluses or minuses after asking us if we had younger children that may be using the pool (those families may prefer a ground level unit close to the pool). We chose to be away from the pool in Building 6 as our kids are in their late teens and early 20’s, and the pool area could get noisy in the evening. We were given unit #2632 on the third floor and it was perfect. No special view but it was tranquil.
The unit is attractively furnished and the kitchen has nice appliances. There were no air vents in either of the bedrooms or baths, so the temperature in those rooms was warmer than the main living area. The bedrooms have ceiling fans and if we opened the bedroom windows before we went to sleep we could get the sleeping areas mostly cooled down. But to have no air ducts in those rooms does not make sense and it was a negative to us especially when the day was warm.
There seems to be too much furniture or the furniture is a bit too large for the space. It feels a little crowded for the flow. And there is a weird bathtub under the window in the master suite. It appears to be too small to be comfortable in and it is awkward in its placement. The limited space in that room would be better utilized without a bathtub outside of the bathroom – and that whole concept is very dated.
We would stay at High Sierra again. Just to have access to the beautiful Hyatt beach and facilities is worth the cost alone. And the High Sierra facility is quite nice.
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt High Sierra Hotel Incline Village
- Hyatt Incline Village
- Incline Village Hyatt
- Hyatt High Sierra Lodge
- Hyatt Residence Club Lake Tahoe, High Sierra Lodge Lake Tahoe (Nevada)/Incline Village