on June 11, 2006
The Embassy Suites Hotel—Lake Tahoe Resort is an ideal place to stay in Lake Tahoe. The hotel is located on the state line between Nevada and California at South Lake Tahoe Boulevard & Rt. 50. Guests can walk to Harrah’s and other casinos on the Nevada side as well as the vast amount of restaurants and shops in the Heavenly Ski village on the California side. The Embassy Suites is smack in the middle of everything there is to see in South Lake Tahoe.In addition to its great location, the Embassy Suites offers a great complimentary breakfast each morning, which consists of a buffet that includes a wide variety of fruit, pastries, waffles, pancakes, coffee, tea, juice, and soft drinks. In addition, you can have your breakfast cooked to order, also free of charge. There is also a happy hour and manager’s reception with small appetizers from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Room service is also available and the Echo Restaurant is located inside the hotel. Check their website for recent schedules: http://www.embassytahoe.com/The rooms are basic suites with a small living/dining room area with a refrigerator and the bedrooms contain a small minibar. Some of the rooms have a good view but will cost more money. The rooms are not as nice as what you would find at some newer Hilton resorts, but it is likely you won’t be there very much. The free amenities far outweigh the datedness of the rooms. The only “official” parking at the Embassy Suites is valet which is $26 per day. To get around this, you can park next door at Harrah’s for free. The Embassy Suites offers group packages, and even wedding and banquet packages and setups. They also offer a Tahoe Kids Camp (http://www.tahoekids.com/) which offers a variety of activities for children including babysitting services so adults can enjoy some free time. You can also visit the concierge desk for information on other activities, such as golf and hot air balloon rides. Because the prices of activities and rooms vary seasonally I haven’t listed any prices in this review. See the website above for more information for the time you are going. However, based on my research you can safely plan on spending about $200 per night on a room at the Embassy Suites. Check other discount websites, such as Expedia, for deals. While the room price may be steep, the hotel’s strategic location and free amenities make a stay at the Embassy Suites well worth the money.
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