South Lake Tahoe Journals

South LakeTahoe-A Delight

A January 2003 trip to South Lake Tahoe by shallrhall

Quote: South Lake Tahoe is a very friendly and relaxing place to visit. It offers fabulous skiing, world-class casinos, and great food and opportunites for many outdoor adventures. We've met folks from all over the world. Though we have only visited in the winter, many locals speak of the lake-related activities in the summer. It's only a 90 minute drive from the Reno airport.

Harrahs

Hotel

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For years we had heard Harvey''s was the best place to stay. Since we stayed on South Shore for 10 days, instead of checking into Stardust early, we decided to experience Harvey''s. A HUGE MISTAKE! Our hotel room was tiny, worn, and tattered. Wallpaper was peeling off the walls! Furniture looked like it came out of a third rate motel, the bed was lumpy, and the floor slanted over five inches. The refrigerator needed for medications was replaced four times before they found one that worked. I reported my complaints to front desk and they said to "write a letter to management". I did, but got a form letter in return. For $89 night mid-week, we expected better. The staff were rude and unhelpful. I ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 29, 2003

Harrahs
15 Highway 50
South Lake Tahoe, California 89449
(775) 588-4035

Stardust Lodge

Hotel | "Stardust-Tahoe (#0515)"

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Best Things Nearby:Faces Heavenly Valley, five casinos within three blocks, Lake Tahoe two blocks away, and five ski sites within a two hour drive. Grocery store one block away. Best Things About the Resort:Friendly and helpful staff, great welcome party, super continental breakfast every morning, discounted lift tickets for sale in office, 500+ videos available for just $1 each rental fee, two hot tubs, large swimming pool, barbecue grills everywhere, many outdoor and indoor activities planned for all ages, exercise facility, washers and dryers.Resort Experience:It''s like being in your own home. Everything is available, and though our unit was a small studi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2003

Stardust Lodge
4061 LAKE TAHOE BLVD
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
530-544-5211

Lakeside Inn & Casino

Restaurant | "Timber House at Lakeside Casino"

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This is a favorite restaurant for locals and repeat visitors alike. It has a casual relaxing interior, with cedar walls and vaulted ceilings, featuring large black and white photos of old Tahoe. The friendly wait staff make family dining a positive experience. Thye offer a varied menu that is reasonable in price -- the best breakfast special ($2.99) on the south shore and many lunch specials for $5.99. For dinner, we love the salmon special ($8.99), but others rave about the prime rib special ($7.99). They make a different homemade soup every day, warm freshly baked sourdough bread, and yummy desserts. You just can''t go wrong if you eat here. In 14 years, we''ve never had a bad meal here. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2003

Lakeside Inn & Casino
168 Us Highway 50
South Lake Tahoe, California 89449
(775) 588-7777

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Attraction | "Stateline and Reno"

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All the casino staff are dressed in togos and are very friendly. You may even see Caesar walking about! Many interesting shops on site. Restaurants are also wonderful, from the family oriented cafe/buffet to the fine dining Italian restaurant. Several great after-ski parties in the bars. Caesars books many great entertainers for one night performances.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2003

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
55 Highway 50
Stateline, Nevada 89449
(800) 648-3353