Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village
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... on hikes.
It took us just 10 minutes to start realizing what we had forgotten, Charlie Flo forgot his rain jacket, and we both found ourselves, light and lighter less in the woods. Wow, brain ****. We had no way to see at night, now way of lighting our stove and a safety hazard. A great way to start. We decided to walk along the dirt road that we were paralleling and hope someone would drive by who we could bum a lighter off of. We got lucky, dinner was saved, a pick up drove by that ...
... style buildings and helicopter landing pads. I soon discovered this was the USMC Mountain Warfare Training Center. A few miles down the road I encountered 5 CH-47's flying up the valley towards to training center. It brought me back to military days and I sort of envied the Marines in the helo's.
I turned onto route 398 the the last leg of the day. The route took me around beautiful Lake Topaz. I arrived at my hotel around 5pm,
Our last day at Yosemite Valley after our summer camp style breakfast in the dining room we went for a walk to the bridge which has a great view of the falls except there is no water at this time. We see more squirrels and lots of people bird watching and on our walk back we see a mule deer and 3 fawns who came really close.
After that we packed the van and ...
Set off for Lake Tahoe, thought we would get some excellent photos from the Golden Gate Bridge today as the sun was shinning bright, but unfortunately by the time we reached the bridge the fog had set in again. Arrived in time for a wee cesta. We have magnificent views of the lake from our hotel window. This resort use to belong to Frank Sinatra back in the rat pack days, It was built half in California and half in Nevada, the border runs through the Hotel.... In the ...
... and the town. We ate a light lunch at the Tamarack Lodge, busy with summer tourists then met up with Steve for a short chat. Never really being at a ski resort, the ski runs were quite unimpressive without snow, littered with downed trees that would become invisible under tens of feet of powder. I’m sure it would look like a different wonderland in winter, but I will admire it in pictures only! We lost a bit of money ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village South Lake Tahoe
We have just returned from 6 days here, and the main rule is don't book one of the hotel rooms. These really are just old motel rooms, with thin walls etc.
Where to begin? Let's see, we arrived and there was no luggage or valet service. You basically drive to your room building just like a motel. We went to the first room to find it sparsely decorated, furniture torn, and dark. That is of course, after having taken a very old filthy dirty elevator to our floor and walking down a heavily sprayed (air freshener) dark, dingy hallway.
The location is what matters
We stayed here 3 nights the week before Christmas. It is an old motel. The embassy Suites and Marriots are newer and in the same area. The Gondala to Heavenly is a few hundred feet from the room. The staff was very responsive. All in all it was a good experience
Complaints are unfounded
What is the fuss, people? This is a nice place at a good price. The suites are huge, clean, and comfortable. The kitchens are well equiped. The bathrooms are clean and big enough. The pool and spa are clean and well maintained. OK, the breakfast isn't much, but so what. The exercise room is also a disappointment. Otherwise, I found nothing about which to complain. The place is very convenient to the ski gondola and the big casinos.
Terrible is the word
The rooms are horrible the corridors smelly, the staff totally unhelpful and it is way too expensive for what you get.
We had to ask for attention while checking in at midnight, one lady in the lobby spotted us obviously waiting to be helped and took off..
We had to change our cardkeys 4 times during our 2 night stay as they rarely worked and we got every excuse in the book at to why this was the case, upon checkout they tried to overcharge us not before we had to wait and get in line with the many other guests airing their complaints...BTW room/maid service was non-existant...in a nutshell give this one a miss....
Not bad but a bit expensive
i stayed at this hotel on the 4th of july weekend so it was kindda expensive because of that...i stayed in one of the hotel rooms rather than family suites...i think it was ok... two large beds...room with a nice view...pretty secluded....i liked it and would stay again for a cheaper rate....about 15 minutes walk to the lake....very close to the Gondola which is a must do if u are in tahoe
We were looking forward to staying at the Forest Suites Resort because they indicated they had renovated their rooms and they were a few blocks from Stateline.
Our one-bedroom suite had a large living room, making it good for families. Having the kitchen allowed us to keep refrigerated beverages and snacks on hand, and the dining area gave us the option of eating in after a full day of enjoying the lake. The daily housekeeping service was excellent. We had access to two pools and two hot tubs, and fresh towels were available poolside. We had carport parking. The location was perfect. We were very near the Heavenly Valley Gondola, restaurants, shops and casinos. That meant we could easily join the people strolling along Lake Tahoe Boulevard in the evenings. The front desk staff was cheerful and courteous.
Good breakfast, location. Beware the walkway rails.
My family and I stayed in the standard room (not a suite) which are all on the second level above the covered parking. The rails on the walkway are very dangerous for little ones! But we enjoyed the outdoor heated pool, the small game room, the private beach with playground, and the breakfasts which included boiled eggs, yogurt, and fruit. Small fitness rm also avail. Located close to restaurants groceries, shopping, arcade, gondola, and casinos, yet not on a major thoroughfare. I highly recommend that families stay in a suite.
Head for the Forest!
I had only visited Lake Tahoe years ago, before the casinos moved in, and loved the beauty of the area. I booked this trip on Expedia, not really knowing what to expect. My husband and I loved it...it's not fancy, but upon arrival we had been upgraded to a 2 bedroom suite....complete with kitchen, 2 baths and poolside sliding doors. the people were all very friendly and helpful. Every morning we had a great complimentary breakfast, and fruit was always available throughout the day. We were within walking distance of the beach, which was the only "downer", but everything else was wonderful. You can walk to the Nevada casinos, and everything is within a good walking distance. We loved Forest Suites!