This resort, now operated by Diamond Resorts International, was formerly an Embassy Vacation Resort.
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June 11, 2006
From journal Terrific Tahoe! A Weekend in California's South
San Jose, California
August 27, 2003
Definitely ask for a room facing the lake or you'll be looking at the parking lot or Hwy. 50. The resort is three stories with rooms that have a main door off the hall way and small entry hall dividing into side "A" and side "B." When you walk into side "A" you are in the living room, dining, and full kitchen area. All the amenities of home, although the units do not have washer/dryers. The master bedroom is spacious and large, but could use more lighting. The master bath is very large with enclosed Jacuzzi tub and double sinks. Side "B" has a mini kitchen (sink, dishes, refrigerator), hotel size bathroom with enclosed tub/shower, two queen/double bed. Three TVs in all.
The front desk personnel are extremely efficient and courteous. The conceirge could use a refresher course in people skills. The sales team is courteous, though try a number of times even after you've said "no." Restaurant is probably the one area that could use improvement. Resort activities on-site are limited, but there is so much to do off site that this is ok.
From journal Tahoe - Kenny Loggins weekend
North Vancouver, British Columbia
October 22, 2003
The resort has many scheduled activities for all ages and an activity centre, which has been well-designed for children, leads outside to a central courtyard with grass, play equipment, etc. There is a fitness centre with several activity machines. A restaurant and a small bar are located on site. Another wing is planned for the resort.
From journal Heavenly Lake Tahoe
June 29, 2002
From journal Blue Tahoe
May 1, 2002
Our two bedroom condo had a full kitchen, living area with fireplace, small balcony/deck, master bedroom with king bed and jacuzzi tub and second bedroom (which can be a separate lockout) with two double beds and bathroom. It was decorated in kind of a chic western ski lodge theme. All in all the rooms were quite comfortable. However, the odd orientation of the resort to the lake gives most rooms a lovely view of the street instead of the lake. You do get to look at the mountains beyond the street and I suppose they are probably very beautiful in winter, but the street noise is somewhat annoying. There is also not enough parking at the resort so most of the time we were forced to park at their auxiliary parking garage across the street. There is valet parking but they seemed awfully overworked and slow so we didn't partake.
There is a fairly small indoor/outdoor pool (I guess we're spoiled by the giant sized pool at the Embassy Resort in Maui) and it was COLD! Nevertheless, our 11-year-old son enjoyed it and there were always kids to play with.
Lots of other activities are available such as a pool table, bicycles, barbeques, ping-pong tables, games, and organized kids programs. Our son went to movie and game night with some of his new friends and had a great time. They will also arrange side trips and tickets to various attractions usually at a discount.
Two other highlights: There was absolutely no attempt to pull us into a timeshare presentation and the ones we saw people attending seemed very lowkey. But our very favorite feature of the resort was the bathroom toilets equipped with the Sloan Flushmate system! These babies will flush anything! And if you've ever traveled with kids and worried that they'll plug the toilets with huge wads of TP or worse, you can rest easy here!
From journal Summer at Lake Tahoe -- Embassy Vacation Resort
February 14, 2004
From journal Lake Tahoe Ski Trip
June 18, 2003
Free valet parking due to limited self parking. Lake view is best, other view of mountains and parking.
Full kitchen was excellent, free washer and dryer down hallway, two chair balcony. Bed was uncomfortable.
From journal Lake Tahoe Getaway
Fort Worth, Texas
June 30, 2003
From journal Restful Week at Lake Tahoe
July 18, 2003
From journal Lake Tahoe
Fort Collins, Colorado
June 2, 2003
From journal Blue, blue Lake Tahoe