Hyatt High Sierra Lodge

Old Sep 10th, 2003, 02:02 PM
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Hyatt High Sierra Lodge

I'm looking for upscale lodging in the Tahoe area for next spring. Has anyone stayed at the new Hyatt High Sierra Lodge next to the Hyatt Lake Tahoe ?? I would appreciate any info. Also - is the Hyatt Lake Tahoe worth the price they ask ?? Any other suggestions for upscale hotels ?
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Old Sep 15th, 2003, 09:24 AM
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This lodge is a timeshare from what I gather. It's located behind the Hyatt but shares the parking lot. The Hyatt tower and casino are across the street from the lake so the lodge is further back from that. The buildings themselves are quite attractive. They also have their own small pool/spa area. The grounds are small but attractive. The Hyatt has done a good job of screening off their property from the parking lot next door that beachgoers use.

When the Hyatt updated the tower a few years ago they added lots of nice touches to make the rooms look really lodge-like but the configurations are the standard hotel room setup. On the other hand if you can stay in the cottage rooms that are located on the lakeside of the prperty you'd have really nice accomodations. The grounds are very nice and many of the cottages have great views of the lake.
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Old Sep 15th, 2003, 03:33 PM
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Suzie- Thanks for your input. Please
tell me more about the main property. Is the beach at the Hyatt large ? How is the pool ? Would this be a good place for a getaway to be relaxing, fun and pampering ??
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The Hyatt has a beautiful, private beach for only Hyatt guests. The cottages that Suzie described are located just adjacent to the beach. The Hyatt beach has a restaurant and is fairly large. There are boat rentals there and plenty of lounge chairs. They will pamper you with food/beverage service at your lounge chair.

The Hyatt also has a large swimming pool at the main hotel. I would imagine the High Sierra Lodge guests would use this pool, unless they have a separate pool.

We have stayed at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe several years ago. We found it not quite up to normal Hyatt standards, but I understand it has been renovated since then.

We received a solicitation for a free stay at the High Sierra Lodge a few years back when it was a brand new timeshare. These units are like a condo with 2 bedrooms (some maybe 1 bedroom), living room, full kitchen, etc. As Suzie described they were built at the rear of the Hyatt Lake Tahoe parking lot. The beach is across the street and a very short walk away from the Hyatt Hotel and the High Sierra Lodge.

These Hyatt properties are the most upscale hotels that I know of on the North Shore. Depending on the time that you are planning a visit, you may find some deals as I see special lodging offers from time to time. If I were going to North Lake Tahoe/Incline I would definitely stay at the Hyatt.
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The pool area as well as the lower 3 story wings are the last part of the Hyatt remodel. I am not sure if that is complete yet but it is possible that it is because the billboards in the area have recently changed to imply that the Hyatt remodel is complete. I'd bet that by next spring they'd be finished if they are still working on it.

The timeshare/vacation units at the lodge section have their own small pool but they may have privileges at the main one too.

The Hyatt beach area is large and sandy with lounge chairs and cabanas. The cottages mostly surround this large grassy area (lots of weddings and dinners take place here because of the view) and face the lake. The Lone Eagle bar and grill face the lake as well. The pier also has a portable bar where they serve you out on deck chairs.

I believe that once the pool area is complete the Hyatt will be very nice. Keep in mind though that the pool area will always be across the small 2 lane street that runs between the tower and the cottages that are on the lake side. Not a big deal it's just that you wouldn't walk out of a cottage to a pool area.
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anyone stay here recently? what stores are nearby? grocery stores? thanks
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mwoodrowe:The Hyatt is in Incline Village - the town as whatever you need - a large and very good supermarket, lots of shops, restaurants, a movie theater, etc.
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I would definitely check before I would commit to staying there whether the timeshare units have privileges at the hotel, hotel pool, and hotel beach. I know at the Marriott Desert Springs, one phase of the timeshares has pool privileges at the hotel and one phase does not. Same for Northstar -- some of the new developments have privileges at the original health club/pool and some do not.
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We are owners at the Hyatt High Sierra. Boy, this is an old thread from '03.

The units have been redecorated in the last year and have 3 flat screen TV's, new leather sofa, mattresses, bedspreads, etc. and everything inside and out is immaculate. Excellent landscaping.

Yes, you have all the privileges of the Hyatt Hotel, except you cannot use the huge swimming pool on Sat. or Sunday. Since Check in day is Sat. that is no problem, and we are anxious to get to the lake on Sunday. We have the rest of the week to share the pool and playground when we want. The small pool at the condos is usually not busy, and they have added a fire pit there to roast marshmellows.

The beach is open anytime to HS, just show your wrist band. Or if you are going for a meal at the Lone Eagle Grill you can valet your car down at the restaurant if you are a guest.

There are no 1 bedroom units. They are all 2b/2b, but sleep 8 people. Units that are not being used by their owners are rented out. There is a huge Raley's Market a few minutes drive from the Hyatt. There are a number of restaurants across the street from the HS. There is a Bowling alley and movie in town.
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