Attractive property but cries out for renovation A review of Resort at Squaw Creek
Our family stayed at the Resort at Squaw Creek in August 2003. Someone must think it's great because when we arrived we found ourselves in the midst of a Ferrari convention, and we assume that Ferrari owners can afford and will insist upon the best. Unfortunately, although the hotel has some lovely facilities, it's a bit run down. The room we occupied was decent, but hardly worth the advertised room rate of nearly $300.
It was in need of renovation. Fortunately, we paid only about 2/3 of that rate through Travelocity. At that rate, it was just about acceptable. The pool was fun, particularly the waterslide. It's set in a beautiful bowl-like area surrounded by mountains. It kept our preteen son busy for hours. The food was extremely pricey, and you will do far better about 15 minutes down the road in Tahoe City. Many on the staff were rather stuffy for no good reason, although we did have a pleasant experience with one young man at the desk. He recommended breakfast at Firesign restaurant just south of Tahoe City on SR 89. There we had the best breakfast of our 10 day trip to California served outside among the whispering pines. As another reviewer noted, we were not made to feel welcome upon arrival, and we had to track down our own bellman. I would definitely check out other hotels before commiting to this property again given the negative cost-benefit ratio.