hotel_2If a wonderful stay in South Shore Lake Tahoe is what you are in search of, then search no more because there is likely no better place exists to lay your head near Stateline than the new Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel right in the center of all the activity.

An outstanding property in every regard, this lodging option is the best, year round, with 400 beautifully appointed two room suites, and all within steps of South Shore’s best shopping, activities, parks, and dining.

Every stay includes a complimentary breakfast with all the most satisfying offerings. Omelets, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fresh fruit, yogurts, muffins and more; this is the place to fuel up for a busy day or a day or two of leisure and relaxation. Each day of the week offers different yummy menu options with so many choices there is something to satisfy every taste and appetite.

A lovely, sparkly-clean, indoor heated pool and spa and an excellent fitness center with modern and well-maintained equipment round out the amenities nicely.

Every evening a pleasant manager’s reception is offered with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Specialty drinks are offered as well at no charge along with snacks. My favorite is the Cactus Bite. This relaxing cocktail hour is offered from 4:30-6:30 PM so it provides a perfect before- dinner happy hour. Many of the same wonderful employees, including Robert and Ann, have worked there for decades even while the property has changed names from the former Embassy Suites. They will undoubtedly provide you with the same outstanding service they have offered us for years.

We all know location is everything. This new hotel property cannot be beat. The Stateline casinos are literally a few steps away. Excellent dining, wonderful shopping and the lift to Heavenly Ski Resort is less than a minute away.

Literally moments from world class golfing, boating,cycling and ice skating, you can’t go wrong. Valet parking is also offered. And the bellman are always friendly, efficient and go the extra mile for the guests.

The Echo Restaurant on site offers delightful, California casual cuisine options at reasonable prices and very generous portions. Dining outside on the deck is a lovely summertime option.

hotel_1Guests also receive a complimentary pass to a private beach nearby for summer beach and water fun.

As if the great locale and endless amenities are not enough, this property itself has so many nice features. It’s a great diversion from staying at a casino. With the unique grand garden atrium design the acoustics are excellent and a genuinely fabulous night’s sleep is almost guaranteed. No smoke, noise or other nuisances so commonly associated with casinos and other types of lodging are an issue, yet casinos, bars and nightlife are only yards away should you want the best of both worlds.

The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is also very committed to protect Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America. With a clarity of 70 feet, this means that one can see 70 feet down into crystal clear waters. Annually, the residents and visitors of Lake Tahoe work hard to maintain that clarity and to help keep Lake Tahoe pristine for future generations.

This property is the leader in this community in hotel environmental sustainability, continually striving to protect natural resources and minimizing their carbon footprint. A mountain resort nestled in the beautiful High Sierra, they have implemented innovative, cost-effective programs to reduce energy consumption and to continue to be environmentally friendly.

Continuously consulting with environmental and energy-efficiency experts has helped them to analyze and develop opportunities as a hospitality leader in environmental sustainability. They continue to partner with hotel visitors to keep the planet and Lake Tahoe beautiful for future generations.

We have stayed at numerous South Lake Tahoe properties over the past 40 years and this one is the best, hands-down. This particular Lake Tahoe property continues to be, by far, our most favorite. It is consistently well managed, clean, meticulously maintained, and a delight to visit with kind and warm staff who genuinely make you feel welcome.

There really is no better lodging option no matter what season you decide to stay. Staying at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is great for any vacationing couple and good for the planet too.

Carmel L. Mooney is the editor of Roadtripsforcouples.com, an online travel magazine. Carmel’s been on local talk radio for 17 years and now co-hosts THE GOOD LIFE with Mike the Wine Guy on KMYC 1410AM. Her family travel column can be read in California Kids Magazine at: Valcomnews.com You can follow her on Twitter: @CarmelLeeMooney or Facebook. Carmel is also the Executive Director of Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions, a non-profit that trains and places Autism Service Dogs.