Harveys Lake Tahoe
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We had a fairly sleepless last night in San Francisco, mainly due to some random students making a lot of noise at 3am. We ended up getting up around 7:30am and I had a shower and then went down to book our shuttle to the airport. We faffed around a bit and packed, before waiting outside for our 9:30am shuttle. It arrived almost 20 minutes late so …
Traveled to Lake Tahoe by way of Reno and Carson City. Made a detour to Rye Patch State Recreation Area in Lovelock. There is a dam on the Humboldt River that makes the Rye Patch Reservoir. It looks like it's a nice area for camping, but who would like to make the 400 mile drive from sf? Stopped at Reno to check out some thrift stores and JC Penny …
... an hour and a half till it would be pitch black. We chugged not stopping, on a mission. And somehow we made it.
We got to the parking lot feeling beat. I was limping and ready to lay around but our mission wasn't over. We had to find a way home. All of our possible rides were walking around Reno dressed like pirates and drunk out of there mind at the Reno pirate crawl. So we only had one more option. We asked the 2 remaining hikers out that night if they were headed to Reno and if ...
... headed north through the park through several 10-15 minute stops due to road construction. The route took me through Kings Canyon which also has numerous giant sequoias. From here I headed down the west side of the mountains which took me through numerous fields of fruit trees and wineries. I had lunch at a fruit stand just outside one of the fruit farms. I had a pluot, red pear and a bunch of grapes.
From the fruit stand I ...
... we hope they got out okay.
After the very long drive it was late by the time we got to Lake Tahoe and we could only just see the lake which is huge the town is busy all year as they play on the lake during summer and then ski in winter, we passed some very big houses.
We were looking forward to waking in the morning and seeing the lake.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Harveys Lake Tahoe Stateline
We stayed here 1 night over Labor Day weekend. Our room was a basic King bed room, overlooking the garage, on the 7th floor, non smoking. It was clean and well maintained. My only complaint was that when we turned off the fan in the room, I sensed some smokiness (perhaps imagined), and didn't get a decent night's rest. Otherwise, everything was fine.
I visited Harvey's 3 years ago and had a very pleasant time. We stayed 4 days and everything was quite satisfactory. We decided to return again this year to Lake Tahoe and stay at Harveys again and this time we brought our 2 adult children and their spouses. I booked 3 rooms for 3 nights--I found a good deal on Expedia. I requested non-smoking rooms in the Lake Tower. When we arrived On May 23rd we were given 3 smoking rooms, upon entering the rooms it was quite obvious that they were smoking rooms, after complaining to the management we were were told that there was only 1 non smoking room availabe and since we booked on the internet we weren't guarnateed that we would get our request. The hotel didn't appear to be crowded, never saw anyone in the halls. So beware when you book on line. At this time the hotel was also under going extensive remodeling, making your way throughout the hotel and casino was very inconvenient. The casino is also very smokey--my next trip to Lake Tahoe will be spent at a different hotel.
Just returned from a great and inexpensive 2 night stay (59.00 premium room). We have stayed at Harveys several times and have never been disapointed. The rooms are large and comfortable, ours was on the 11th floor with a view of the lake. There is some construction in the lobby this time, so it was a little more difficult to get around, since the construction included a set of escalators being out of service. Restaurant choices are good too, and be even more varied with Cabo Wabo opening up soon. One restaurant note we encountered on our last visit, the Sage Room (even though higher prices than the 19th floor Lewellen's) is not a "dressy" restaurant. We were dressed appropriately, only to be disapointed that people coming in were wearing shorts, tee shirts and such. I guess being right on the casino floor, you basically get people "tripping in" to the restaurant. Harvey's web-site now does state that this is a casual restaurant. One reviewer noted the charge for the gym. I personally do not have problem with it, and it also states on the web-site that there is a fee. The swimming pool is also being remodled, so if you are planning on going very soon and this is important, ask. Harveys is connected to Harrah's via an underground tunnel, and being that Harrah's owes Harveys, you can charge to your room any Harrah's restaurant charges. You can also use your Total Rewards card at either casino. Now for the casinos; both are smoky, I've never seen people light one after the other like they do in casinos! There are plenty of different games, and even a quarter poker bar. We did sign up for a Total Rewards card when we arrived, and found after alot of gambling, there was "no reward", $6.00 credit toward the coffee shop. Maybe I just do not undertsand how they work. Our friends just returned from the MGM in Las Vegas, and had one night, and one dinner comped. Oh well..we still came home with winnings that totally paid for our trip. Over the years we have stayed in Lake Tahoe, Harvey's has never disapointed us, we plan on continuing to stay.
My sister and I visited Harvey's Lake Tahoe on February 17th and 18th, 2004. She had a room with her teenage son and I had a room with my two teenage sons. We had beautiful rooms in the Lake Tower on the California side (with a view of the lake). The valet and bell hops were great...polite, prompt, professional. The bell man delivered our luggage and was very helpful telling me where things were. I needed a roll away bed for one of my sons the first night and they delivered it within 5-10 minutes. Likewise the maids were very polite and attentive to my questions and requests. Over the course of the two days, however, there were a couple indications that this is not a top of the line hotel.
We wanted a hotel convenient to Heavenly ski resort, had entertainment for non skiing days, and a pretty view of the surroundings. we got all three at Harvey's. Outdoor hot tub looking at the lake and back of the mountain - two thumbs up. very good for weary legs. There was something comical about walking past gambling tables with a ski gear. My reason for Harvey's not being excellent - room size and an armoire in lieu of a closet in our mountain tower room. not good for multiple suitcases and ski gear and not wanting to trip over stuff on your way to the bathroom. It was a good time nonetheless and would recommend Harvey's.
A good place to stay
The hotel is in a great location. One block to the gondola to Heavenly Ski Resort and walking distance to alot of shops. In the hotel are several good restaurants.(Hard Rock Cafe) We asked for a upgrade and recieved one free of charge. You want the premium rooms. Ours overlooked the mountains and the lake. We had a kingsize bed and a huge bathroom. Seperate vanity and toliet area. Standup shower and a big seperate tub.(with a t.v. on the counter above it!)The reason we didn't give it 5 stars was it was a casino and with that comes cigerette smoke. Other than that a perfect place to stay with a very friendly staff.
Loved our stay at Harveys. Nice staff, prompt service, decent and cosy rooms. Found a deal online and we paid $39 per night and even received a complimentary upgrade to the Lake View rooms. It was simply the best hotel of our trip.
A Great Place to Stay
My wife and I were at this hotel for one night in August, 2003. At the time the hotel was having their own internet special and we were able to secure a room for $59US. Needless to say, this was an excellent value for lodging of this quality. The room was excellent and the staff were extremely courteous. We ordered room service while were there and dinner arrived quickly and piping hot (the little jars of mayo, ketchup and mustard were a nice touch).
I have stayed in Tahoe a few times before and will definitely be staying at Harveys again, especially if I can get such a great rate the next time.
Only stayed one weeknight, but hotel, staff, view, casino and room were really lovely. An otherwise good selection at the seafood buffet suffered from average flavor and lukewarm temperatures -- and some surly chefs (except for the very helpful fellow who answered questions at the pastry display on the right, after the woman at the pastry display on the left had been rude and unhelpful). And our hotel experience was marred by two things. First, we were awakened by nearby construction noise in the early morning. (But there's really nothing they can do about that.) Second, we were very surprised by an early morning, unannounced window cleaner hanging from a rope outside our bedroom window! We'd left the drapes open to be woken by the morning sun -- not by a man cleaning windows! When you check in, it would be prudent to ask whether any window cleaners will be making their rounds on the mornings you're staying there.
Harvey's and Lake Tahoe are great
My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary in Lake Tahoe. We stayed at Harvey's and enjoyed it. The room was great with an outstanding view of the Lake and the Mountains. We had a room on the 10th floor and it was spacious and clean. We attended the Steely Dan concert at Harvey's, drove around the lake, did some gambling (no luck) and had some great meals. Lake Tahoe is an outstanding destination during any season. The scenery is beautiful!