With some family in town from the East Coast, we decided to take a quick trip to South Lake Tahoe. As it is deep into the high season of the summer it was not so easy to find a hotel that fulfilled all of our needs. By chance we stumbled upon the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel (formerly Embassy Suites) and on paper it seemed to meet all of our needs. The reviews and the hotel website itself were a bit unclear, so we were pleasantly surprised once we arrived to see how perfect it was.
All rooms in the property are suites with a bedroom separated from living room with a door that closes. The bedroom was quite large and it included a sink and a TV. Surprisingly for a hotel of this caliber there were no robes or slippers, but otherwise the room was well equipped. The only downside was that the bed was somewhat uncomfortable and the mattress was lumpy.
The main hotel room / living room was equipped with a sofa that pulled out into a bed, a couple arm chairs and a full dining room table with four chairs. In the corner there was a small coffee making station and a fridge. The furniture was a bit old and tired, but it completely met all of our needs.
The hotel had an indoor pool, a plus in the winter, but a negative in the summer. There was an afternoon happy hour between 4:30 and 6:30 which was a nice touch. A full buffet breakfast was included in the $19 mandatory resort fee. Parking is valet only and costs an additional $19 per day, but we parked in the Harrah’s next door as it seemed many other guests did.
The location was absolutely perfect. Heavenly and all of its shopping and activities were right next door. The hotel is right across the driveway from Harrah’s and a short 10 minute walk to the lakefront. For a better beach, we went to Nevada Beach which was just an 8 minute drive away.
As a hotel for families with children, this place was perfect. It had large rooms that are perfect for families and even came with enough towels to serve a family of 4.