We spend a week in South Lake Tahoe each summer with short weekend trips throughout the year. It’s an amazing locale for the gambler, snowsports fan, mountain biker, and lake lover! It’s an amazing spot for kids, couples, and families alike. When we stay for a long haul, we normally share a rental condo with kitchen accommodations to cut back on eating-out expenses, but for a weekend, you must stay at the Embassy Suites, South Lake Tahoe!
Set on Hwy 50, just steps from the California/Nevada stateline, you can go shopping, gambling, and enjoy the lake in just a matter of blocks. In a driveway adjacent to Harrah’s casino, pull your car in for valet parking at a cost of $25 daily. My husband wasn’t thrilled about this right off the bat, he likes to be in charge of his car as well as saving a buck.
Each suite has two rooms with either a king or two queen beds in the bedroom along with a sink. The beds were super comfortable, expect a solid night’s rest. Separated by a door and full bathroom, enjoy a microwave, mini-fridge, sink and counter area for your snacks. A dining table and chairs are included in the living area with a pull out couch, chair and cable television. This is perfect for having the kids sleep and watch their television shows while parents can relax and enjoy a pay-per-view movie and a little space! The kids were thrilled to have a clock radio that was iPod compatible for charging and music of their choice, though wi-fi is available for a fee.
Stepping out of your room you see 9 floors of a gorgeous atrium styled building, with lovely decor. The second floor hosts the nightly manager’s reception (complimentary) and breakfast buffet (also free with room charge). The reception has a bar of specialty drinks along with beer and wine and non-alcoholic choices. Kids are welcome at the reception to enjoy pretzels, fresh-popped popcorn, vegetable crudites, juices and soda. You must present your room key at the bar for 2 drinks per order. We thoroughly enjoyed the two hour cocktail hour!
Our kids favorite? Swimming in the indoor pool that is the temperature of bath water. We couldn’t get them out! Also on the second floor, the pool/spa/gym/sauna/outdoor lounge area is family friendly with a bonus adult-only hour after closing for the evening.
For all your needs, there’s a gift shop and convenience store on site. You never know with kids if you’ll need a medical remedy or just a local souvenir. But, if you do leave the hotel, Raley’s is around the corner, plenty of inexpensive t-shirt shops, and lots of great restaurants (Applebee’s, Burger King, Blue Dog Pizza and Subway) within walking distance.
The morning is relaxing when you know that there’s a full made-to-order breakfast buffet including chefs creating the omelet of your choice! Every breakfast food is featured from cereals to oatmeal, to pancakes, to muffins, to yogurt, and french toast! The kids wanted to sample everything, but you have to be careful not to waste! You will not leave the hotel hungry that’s for sure! Enjoying the comped happy hour and breakfast buffet, you are saving some money while you’re in Tahoe for those outside activities when you stay at the Embassy Suites!
Check out is quick and easy over the television, with a few pushes of the buttons, you leave your keys on the table and grab your car! We can’t wait to book another stay at the Embassy Suites, South Lake Tahoe. With the only downfall being the valet parking (which we were told was mandatory), you will have everything your family needs in this hotel, covered!
We were compensated for one night plus free valet parking in exchange for our honest review.