Where to Stay in Lake Tahoe?

Old Jan 3rd, 2002, 06:34 PM
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Where to Stay in Lake Tahoe?

My fiance and I are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe for late Feb./early Mar. and have found some good ski packages at some of the hotel/casinos. By doing a search on this site, it seems that the Hyatt and Harvey's are the best places to stay. How should I decide between the two of them? Any suggestions? Thanks very much for your advice!
Old Jan 4th, 2002, 03:23 AM
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Rindi- Harvey's is nice and the casino is great. We have stayed at the Horizon and although it may not be quite as "upscale", the staff was very friendly and the rooms were good size and clean. KT
Old Jan 4th, 2002, 05:57 AM
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My vote goes to Harvey's. Have stayed there MANY times. Be sure to ask for a room with a view of the lake.

The casino is first class and Harvey's is known for it's restaurants.

Old Jan 4th, 2002, 08:54 AM
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It entirely depends on where you want to ski. Harvey's is at southshore and there fore convenient for Heavenly Valley. The Hayatt is at northshore and convenient for Mount Rose, Squaw Valley and Alpine meadows.

Both hotels are very nice - just decide where you want to ski and that will make your decision.
Old Jan 4th, 2002, 09:11 AM
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if you are considering Harvey's - i would also recommend looking at Harrah's.
Old Jan 4th, 2002, 09:44 AM
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We stayed at Harvey's several months ago and really enjoyed it there, nice facilities and great service. A high floor in the Lake Tower is the way to go for the view. By the way Harvey's is owned by Harrah's so dining credits can be used at either hotel. The underground walkway beneath S. Lake Tahoe Boulevard is also convenient. Have fun.
Old Jan 4th, 2002, 10:24 AM
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If you are interested in having the skiing very close by you might consider Harvey's as the new Heavenly gondola/tram is within very easy walking distance of the casinos. On the other hand the Hyatt was recently renovated to a "lodge" motif and is very attractive. The casino portion is small by south shore casino standards. The rooms have beds with down comforters inside very attractive duvets. We were there when they were renovating in the summer of 2000 and got a newly renovated room. I was sure those beautiful white down comforters would look horrible after a very short time but during our stay the duvets arrived. We thought the renovation made the hotel very "Tahoe" feeling.
Old Jan 4th, 2002, 06:09 PM
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I just returned from Lake Tahoe and stayed at Harrah's. We had a beautiful room, very large , with two bathrooms. The view of the lake from our room was tremendous. I highly recommend Harrahs and we paid only $89.00 a night. I also got a Harrahs card and recieved comps toward payment of the room and cash back of $25.00. We used to stay at Harvey's but, it's usually too expensive. Harrah's is a bargain.
Old Jan 4th, 2002, 07:59 PM
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Rindi - The south and north shores of Tahoe have a decidedly different atmosphere and appeal. South shore is more active, with large casinos, many motels and lodges, a wide variety of dinning choices and nighttime action.
North shore on the other hand is more sedate, or laid back if you will, and the services are a little more scattered.
You can get shuttle service to Heavenly from any casino or motel in the south. The Hyatt in the north is more of a self contained destination. While there are many great restaurants in the North Shore area, they are a little more scattered. (Fine dining at Northshore could include Le Petite Pier and Captain Jon's, both on the lake in nearby Tahoe Vista, two of our favorites.)
Skiing from the Hyatt could include Mt Rose, NorthStar, Squaw Valley, and several others like Incline and Homewood. But all of these mountains are farther removed from the hotel. I am not sure of the shuttle service provided by the Hyatt, but they must have something.
I guess it depends on what you want, so hope this helps. Have fun!
Old Jan 5th, 2002, 02:29 AM
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I stayed at Harrah's last year and thought that it was fantastic value. The room was huge, had two bathrooms (each with a TV), a walk in closet and a separate seating area. All this for $69 (albeit a Thursday night in November). We had great fun in the casino as well where the staff were much friendlier than we found in Vegas.

However, I'm from the UK which might be why I consider this to be fantastic value!! You could barely get into a hostel for the night on that!
Old Feb 19th, 2002, 12:10 PM
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If you like to be where the gambling action is, then choose Harvey's. If you prefer a resort, I would go with the Hyatt.
Old Feb 20th, 2002, 11:16 AM
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We stayed at the Hyatt over the Christmas Holidays and just loved it. We are beginner skiers went to Northstar and Diamond Peak. Diamond Peak is a smaller resort and the Hyatt offers shuttle service to the park. The Hyatt also has their own ski rental which we took advantage of and the restaurants were wonderful.

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