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We went through Expedia and wound up with reservations here for the first week of March.  Has anyone stayed here?  Reviews online are mixed and I found out through them that you're expected to pay $16/day for parking across the street which is major BS.  That was NOT disclosed while making reservations.

Any info on this place is appreciated.  Are there any free lots nearby?  Does the Heavenly shuttle stop here?  I'm seeing stuff online about a BlueGo shuttle service in SLT.  Is this the best transportation to the casinos?

Thanks in advance.
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What place is it that you booked for the first week of March.??

Might help knowing this.
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It seriously is called "Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort", hence part of the thread title.

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A quick googling shows it to be where the embassy suites used to be at the end of ski run blvd. I can't imagine they wouldn't have parking there for guests.
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A quick googling shows it to be where the embassy suites used to be at the end of ski run blvd. I can't imagine they wouldn't have parking there for guests.
 

It sounds weird but the reviews are pretty unanimous on that part.  I am going to call but I wanted to get some input from people on this forum who have been there.
post #6 of 10
Most people probably won't recognize the new name but you may have some luck asking if they stayed there when it was still the embassy suites
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There were two Embassy Suites in town -- not sure which one this is.  I stayed at the one that was very near the Heavenly gondola.  It was a nice place, but lots might have changed if they changed ownership.  When we were there there was a fairly small parking lot behind the hotel; finding a space was sometimes a challenge, but we always did.

I have been to other hotels where parking was extra.  I think they do it to keep the advertised rate down, and to get some cash from people staying on points.

Edit -- looking at Google maps, this appears to be the other one.  It was built with the intention of selling timeshares, I believe.

post #8 of 10
Yes, Old Boot is 200 stays a year at various hotels and charging for parking is not at all uncommon.  Expecially in city locations.  In the Denver Hilton a couple month's ago I believe it was $20 or $30./night.  It's pretty common these days any where parking lots are a premium, and it would be very common for an Embassy Suites.  So possibly if it's not Embassy Suites now that's from before.
post #9 of 10
Dear Ed_d..
We go to Tahoe every year andwill actually be there the same time you'll be there!
The Embassy Suites thatI am familiar with is right where the casinos ARE, you won't need to get BlueGo for any of them, unless you want to go to some ofthe little ones going back East toward NV. on 50.

Embassy Suites is also very near the Gondola, which dumps/picks up on 50, as well. It's all a very compact area right there.

There are many places to eat, shop, look arond. BlueGo is a good way to get around; don't know about cabs, we always rent a car for the duration of our stay.

Parking? There are a couple of large lots next door at the casinos. One in particular is open air so I believe you can access it after you unload. It's a quick walk and on the NV. side, of course.

Didn't know ES charged for parking. Their lot is actually quite large.
Hope you have fun - it's really been dumping!
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Just to be clear, he's talking about the resort on ski run blvd, not in the heavenly village/casino area.
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