Marriott's Timber Lodge
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... snowy mountains and through icy valleys we watched our cars temperature gauge plummet.
Thankfully once we arrived in Lake Tahoe it wasn't too cold. It is situated on the border of California and Nevada. As a result the main street has big casinos on the Nevada side and you can smell everyone smoking marijuana on the California side.
... are staying at this resort near the lake in south lake Tahoe in a dwelling that has 5 bedrooms, 2 stories and a Jacuzzi tub. the only problem is none of those bedrooms is mine and everyone is really loud and drunk and I don't feel like partying. I stayed in the hot tub for 2 hours and then took a Jacuzzi tub bubble bath for too long and now I have a terrible headache
first world problem
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarriott's Timber Lodge South Lake Tahoe
We arrived at Timber Lodge at 3:45pm PST. Our 1 bedroom unit overlooking the pool was ready and we were able to check in immediately. Valet parking. The lodge was adjacent to mini mall, grocery store, movie theater, restaurants, casinos (NV side) and only a short walk to the lake.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott's Timber Lodge South Lake Tahoe
Would go back in a second!
Had a great time. Great for skiers and snowboarders. The gondola like everyone says is steps away and very conveniant. Locations is ideal to casinos, and more restaurants have been opening in the area. Staff was fantastic, nice, and informative/helpful. If you are planning on using the extra sofabed to sleep on, hope you like sofa bed mattresses, it was uncomfortable and very thin. We called up for extra blankets to make it more padded, if you have an Aerobed you may be better off, but the regular beds were comfy!
Awesome Family Hotel
Stayed in a one bedroom unit with my wife and two little kids (3 & 6).
Got a deal on a 3 night stay but, had to listen to the timeshare speal.
Beautiful Hotel. Great planned kids activities. (My kids made tie-dyed T-Shirts). Room had a full kitchen, 6 seat dining table, sofa sleeper, bedroom had king bed, jacuzzi tub, shower, dual sinks, etc. Great access to casino's and heavenly Gondola. Top quality furnishings.
Would be a nice timeshare to own but pricey. $32k for one ski week with $650/yr maint. fee.
We had a great time!
My husband and I were up in Tahoe for part of our honeymoon. We stayed here and had the best time ever. The staff was very pleasant and we never had a problem. They have a great restaurant downstairs called Fire & Ice. Great food and great service there as well. Overall, it was great. Thank you Marriott!!!
We stayed for 3 days in a two room unit. The bedroom was small due to a large jacuzzi tub, but the bathroon, living/dining room were very comfortable and the kitchen large and well stocked. The small clothes washer/dryer was very handy. The room was too hot even at the end of November and we wound up having to crack the windows to cool things down since turning off the thermostat had no effect.
Superb accommodations, great locale!
Wife and I spent a week from 9/28 thru 10/5/03 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Friendly staff, very efficient valet service (and we had bikes off and on), and 3 spas adjoining the pool that we used regularly. Small nondescript work-out room. Ate onsite 1 night and loved the order-up-your-own Mongolian stir fry restaurant. The gondola lift is just a step away; great views and hikes from the top (we used it last year and found it an enjoyable experience). Construction still going on, but not a problem. Nice short walk to the casinos as well as to a large grocery store for in-room meals at the full kitchen. Would definitely return!
We really enjoyed our 1 night at this resort, and plan on returning regularly. The hotel lobby is beautifuly decorated in the Craftsman style. They have a great selection of DVD's to rent for $3.00/day. The exterior retail area of the resort has some great shops to browse through. It is true that the ice rink is not there, when we visited in October 2003, the front desk said they were to have it finished by winter 2004/05 as well as a movie theater complex. The Heavenly gondola is RIGHT there however all my husband and I kept talking about is what a mad-house this would be in the winter! We also noticed all the stairs and laughed about negotiating them in ski boots! (food for thought) This is a great place if you want to ski Heavenly, all others you will need to drive to. Our room was beautiful. It looked like a bedroom, not a hotel room and was complete with fireplace and balcony. The bathroom was wonderfully oversized, with a tub and separate shower. Plenty of towels and the hotel soaps / lotions were all from Bath and Body Works (a plus for us girls). We will return as a summer vacation spot only.
I spent a week at the lodge with my family, and we had a wonderful experience! My favorite part was the close vacinity to the Heavenly Gondola (right outside of our balcony) as well as having the lively casinos only a block away...Close, but not too close. It looks like Marriott is in its last phases of construction. I will be anxious to see it when it is completely finished! One recommendation that I have is that maybe they could work out a beach pass system with the closest private beach, Lakeside Beach. Without that, guests need to drive to the closest beach rather than walk. Overall, I would recommend it!
Lots of potential but Marriott has some work to do. The advertised ice skating rink is a grass area, only a couple of the advertised restuarants exist, and there is no room service.It does have great access to Heavenly Valley ski area via a gondola that is easlity accessible and it looks like it will be nice if they complete plans.Wait a year or two.
It was just okay...
In addition to the pricey rooms, you'll have to pay at least $14 a day for parking, and there's no way around it. I brought ice skates for their skating rink they advertised on their website, but it wasn't there. The hot tubs close at 10pm...what was I paying all this money for? A great room, but the long walk to the end of the hallway to our room got old fast. It's beautiful, but too pricey for what you get. What till it's been open for a year or more, there was none of the restaurants or shops open they advertised about.
First class resort all the way!
This is a skiers paradise. Underground valet parking keeps the car snow free. They store you skiis for you, so you don't have to lug them to your room. The Heavenly gondola is less than 50 steps from the lobby entrance. The heated pool and 3 hot tubs give you plenty of room to soak after skiing.
Rooms are georgeous, with full kitchen, dining area and living room. Master bedroom has a jacauzzi tub as well as separate shower. Second bedroom has a separate entrance, microwave and refrigerator, king bed and queen sofa sleeper and TV.
All the amenities of South Tahoe are within a short walk.
It is a very comfortable, relaxing place to stay!!!