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  • Reviews: 9

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa: A little neglected

Stayed here 3 nights for a dance convention in November. We initially had a room with 2Q on the 3rd floor but on request they changed it to a king on the 11th floor which had a huge spa tub in the living room - loved it! Not sure if it was a different class of room. Still had a view of the parking lot but getting a view of the lake is pretty slim given how the building is situated. Huge bathroom with wraparound mirrors, 2 sinks, shower and separate toilet. Only a small amount of closet/table space but it was adequate. Comfortable beds.

This hotel used to be Caesar's and they didn't bother to upgrade much. The old "Caesar" wallpaper in the halls is still there and the bright 70's carpet designs (which I happen to love) seem to bother some people. What was most aggravating was that the elevators hadn't been upgraded and were extremely slow. Most of the 'up' & 'down' lights were burnt out so you had to guess which direction the elevator was going (the occupants usually announced it!). Many of the room numbers were rubbed off and many other signs of obvious disrepair were apparant. Sad really, since many of the fixes weren't very expensive.

The casino floor was smoky but I have been in ones that are worse. Not impressed with the slots - I lost all my money :) The pool area was beautiful - nicely "landscaped" with fake rock, a waterfall and semi-private hottub. I didn't have time to try the spa services but the gym area overlooked the pool and looked decent. Pathetically poor service at Cafe del Soul, the food was average. The buffet was closed (seems to only be open in high season periods) and the Starbucks will keep you caffeinated until 10pm. The Opal lounge was fun and had a neat loft area that overlooked the dance floor.

All in all I'd stay here again if the rates were good but will probably try something else when we go back.

What a gorgeous pool area! surrounded by face rock/greenery with a waterfall in the main pool and the hottub secluded. It was a treat to use (especially with no one else there). As the hotel is behind another hotel there are few rooms with an actual view of the lake - only the top few floors can view the lake.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Skiing and Boarding, Casino and Gambling
  • Written January 1, 2010

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  • keaton24 profile photo keaton24
  • Reviews: 2

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

North Lake Tahoe "The Woodsy Bear": North Lake Tahoe CA Vacation Home

I found several rental homes in South Lake Tahoe on this thread but none in North Lake Tahoe. I have been Staying at the Woodsy Bear in North Lake Tahoe when we can (mainly because of the Skiing and beaches in the area). This side of the lake is just amazing! Tons of ski resorts, shopping and the Lake is just a blue on this side. Also, the North shore is not as crowed!! Our family has stayed and several home but anyone going to the North shore may want to take a look at the Woodsy Bear for a nice place and it's close to everything. Also, if you are coming from San Francisco the North Shore is closer.

I am not sure where to post this as many here seem to post on South Tahoe threads. So, if you want to ski Squaw Valley, Alpine, Mt. Rose, Northstar, Diamond Peak you might try staying on the North Shore some time.

The North Shore at Lake Tahoe has everything you will find on the South shore but not as many lights and people... It is more like a mountain town vs a tourist establishment. Reno is also very close the the North Shore. Just take Hwy over Mt. Rose and within 30 to 35 minutes you are there. Anyway.

~K

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Water Sports, Skiing and Boarding, Family Travel
  • Written December 2, 2007
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This is the home we stayed at in North Lake Tahoe


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  • keaton24 profile photo keaton24
  • Reviews: 2

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Woodsy Bear Vacation Home: North Lake Tahoe CA Vacation Home

I found several rental homes in South Lake Tahoe on this thread but none in North Lake Tahoe. I have been Staying at the Woodsy Bear in North Lake Tahoe (because of the Skiing in the area) because this side of the lake is just amazing! Tons of ski resorts, shopping and the Lake is just a blue on this side. Also, the North shore is not as crowed!! Our family has stayed and several home but anyone going to the North shore may want to take a look at the Woodsy Bear for a nice place and it's close to everything. Also, if you are coming from San Francisco the North Shore is closer.

I am not sure where to post this as many here seem to post on South Tahoe threads. So, if you want to ski Squaw Valley, Alpine, Mt. Rose, Northstar, Diamond Peak you might try staying on the North Shore some time.

The North Shore at Lake Tahoe has everything you will find on the South shore but not as many lights and people... It is more like a mountain home vs a tourist establishment.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Skiing and Boarding, Water Sports
  • Written December 2, 2007
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This is the home we stayed at in North Lake Tahoe


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  • DavoMac profile photo DavoMac
  • Reviews: 11

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Comfort Inn & Suites: generic motel

As they were unable to give us a rollaway bed, we took 2 rooms. I had a single room to myself. Spa was nice if a little hot and pool was freezing. Rooms were nice enough as you would expect from this chain motel.

nothing special

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Family Travel, Skiing and Boarding, National/State Park
  • Written January 26, 2007

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  • jag17 profile photo jag17
  • Reviews: 256

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Harrah's Lake Tahoe: Casino Hotel

A nice choice if you want to stay in one of the casino hotels. Beautiful views, a spa, several restaurant choices, live entertainment and 24 hour a day gambling just an elevator ride away.

His and her bathrooms in each room! What more could a girl ask for?

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Casino and Gambling
  • Written August 26, 2006
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  • jag17 profile photo jag17
  • Reviews: 256

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Montbleu (Formerly Caesars): Hotel - Casino - Spa

I stayed at Caesars this past weekend. They are in process of changing the name/decor to Montbleu. There was quite a bit of construction going on, but they seem to be moving at a pretty quick pace. The Caesar decor was coming down in leaps and bounds; but hopefully the round bathtubs in the rooms remain. The rooms are large and we heard minimal noise from the halls and adjoining rooms. I will be anxious to check it out in a few more months when the renovations are more complete.

Large round tubs in each room

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Casino and Gambling
  • Written May 23, 2006

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  • jessicadf profile photo jessicadf
  • Reviews: 705

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Harvey's: A casino and hotel on the lake with history

My husband grew up in South Lake Tahoe, and his family would go to Heavenly ski resort to ski every Winter Friday and then have dinner at the seafood buffet at this Casino/Hotel.

On New Year's Eve, the street that contains the casinos is blocked off from traffic and the street turns in to a huge party until after midnight. Mark spent his teen New Year's Evenings partying on this block, so for NYE 2004, we decided to spent the night at Harvey's, and ring in the new year there.

The price of rooms nearly triples at all hotels in that area for New Year's eve. On December 30, the price for a standard room was $140. For New Year's Eve, the price was $320. OUCH.

When we checked in, Mark told the clerk at reception how incredibly long it had taken us to get there and nicely asked if it would be possible to get a nicer than standard room. "Would you mind a smoking room? If you don't mind, I can put you in a suite." Okay then!

Our suite was FANTASTIC. Not only was it on the 10th (out of 12) floor, but it had a view of both the street where the block party explodes and a view of Lake Tahoe. The suite had a dining table, sofa, two easy chairs, one ottoman, a wonderful king sized bed, wet bar, mini-bar, double-sized jacuzzi, a television in the bathroom, robes, and windows that opened. Thank you Harvey's!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written January 4, 2005
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A new year's day jacuzzi


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  • Agraichen profile photo Agraichen
  • Reviews: 651

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe: Great location on the lake

Comfortable, spacious rooms, attentive staff (for the most part) make you feel right at home.

The restaurants in the main "lodge" can be crowded and the staff a bit more attentive to seating people waiting in line (we left the hotel restaurants twice), but there are plenty of restaurants around the area.

The multi-year "make-over of the hotel has transformed it into a "hunting lodge" type motif. Valet parking staff were fast, friendly and efficient.

The beach was maintained extremely well with most any water sports equipement available for rental.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Casino and Gambling, Family Travel
  • Written September 11, 2004
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  • Nexus7 profile photo Nexus7
  • Reviews: 262

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Lakeside Inn and Casino: Best place for your dollar

This is just blocks from Caesar's, Harvey's and Horizon, but you won't pay nearly as much. It usually has a younger crowd who can't splurge on the big hotels. It has a nice sports bar area downstairs and a fantastic restaurant upstairs by the main casino floor. The rooms are very big, but very spread out from eachother.

All on two stories.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written October 16, 2003
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  • Viajara profile photo Viajara
  • Reviews: 36

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Franciscan Lakeside Lodge: The Quiet Side of the Lake - Tahoe Vista!

Motel rooms and cabins are available. The Lakeside rooms and cabins are very close to Lake Tahoe. The mountainside rooms and cabins are on the other side of North Lake Tahoe Blvd., but are closest to the swimming pool. Franciscan Lakeside Lodge is close to a handful of great restaurants and some interesting shops.

There is a swimming pool. Nice views from the Lakeside cabins. About 10 minutes from smaller northside casinos.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 25, 2003

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  • Geoff_Wright profile photo Geoff_Wright
  • Reviews: 1245

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Westerner Motel, Gardnerville: A bed, a bed, my Kingdom for a bed!

I hired my car in Sacramento, for $32 a day, with unlimited mileage. I hadn't had much sleep on the train, and so arrived in Sacramento feeling rather weary. By the time I reached the outskirts of Lake Tahoe, I just wanted to find somewhere to stay overnight. Knowing that the accommodation prices would be rather high near the Lake, I cut across the Luther Pass on Route 89, and headed for Gardnerville, just into Nevada, and, finding a nice Motel, booked in for the night.

OK, so my motel wasn't at South Lake Tahoe. But I knew the prices there would be high, and I was so tired, that all I wanted was a bed. This motel was just perfect. Quiet, clean, huge bed, pool and great views! In fact, Gardnerville was so nice I stayed there longer than I intended, and that's why I didn't have as long as I would have liked at the Lake, haha. (See Gardnerville page). I actually booked in for two nights, at $44 a night.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 1, 2003
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  • Reviews: 483

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The Manzanita Lodge: South lake Tahoe - good idea for large groups

The Manzanita Lodge is an old motel transformed into a group rental. If you have large groups, this may be the way to go. You can rent out all the rooms, or a portion, and is usually a more economical route, especially if you use the kitchen and good for the group's meals. Prices will very between $16 to $36 per person per day, depending on the number.

*The Lodge and 11 rooms ( all with private bath )
*comforts of home
*video projector and screen, surround sound stereo and DVD
*8 foot hot tub, gas smoker/BBQ, and laundry facilities
*spacious fully equipped kitchen has two ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators, and a deep double sink. You will find plenty of room to store items in the beautiful maple cabinets. There is even a milkshake maker.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Skiing and Boarding
  • Written April 23, 2003
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  • Reviews: 739

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None in Particular: The Accommodation nightmare

This is a general tip on accommodations in Lake Tahoe. Make sure you book in advance at the nice places because otherwise you get stuck in a dump like we did. Most of the places are overpriced from our research, escpially during high seasons. I think if there's one place worth spending a little extra cash for comfort and sense of mind it's here in Lake Tahoe. A good example is the place we stayed at, the Chamonix in, I'm not even sure the sheets were clean. There was hair on them and they were stained. Not a good feeling to sleep on that.

There are some places with trustworthy names. Try to stick to those.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written March 30, 2003
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I wish the motels looked as nice as this.


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  • JeanCooke profile photo JeanCooke
  • Reviews: 187

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CLUB TAHOE, vacation...

CLUB TAHOE, vacation condominium, 914 Northwood Blvd., PO Box 7740, Incline Village, NV 89452. 800-527-5154 www.clubtahoe.com; E-mail: clubtahoe@earthlink.net
Two bedroom townhouse with loft, approximately 1,100 square feet, 2 full baths, fireplace, cable color TV, VCR, C and 2 telephones.
Cost us $1000 weekly rate, end of January, 2001.

Fully equipped kitchens including dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster and blender, all utensils and service for 6; washer & dryer (bring your own detergent).

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 25, 2002
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  • Reviews: 925

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Harvey's Resort and Casino: A resort & casino on the lake

Consider an adventure with non-stop gaming action on our 88,000 square feet of casino floor. They have the largest selection of slot machines at Lake Tahoe. Maybe table games are what you crave (like blackjack, craps, Aruba Stud Poker). They offer them all. And if there's a game you want to learn, the Party Ace will be happy to teach you. Perhaps the Race & Sports Book with its giant-screen TVs, Harveys Keno Lounge, or the Poker Room's friendly atmosphere is calling you.

And there's still more excitement at Harveys. Exhilarating shows in the cabaret, a fully appointed health club, pool and spa. The shopping level features a beauty salon, barber shop, gift shops and video game arcade. The elegant 16,000 square foot convention center offers flexible meeting room space. It's an environment conducive to the business of doing business.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Skiing and Boarding, Mountain Climbing
  • Written August 24, 2002
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