4.0
Very Good 883 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Heart-of-the-action location on the edge of Heavenly Village, walking distance to the gondola, shops, restaurants and casinos
  • Resort-style perks include hot breakfast, WiFi and parking, plus s’mores/ice cream socials, wine and cheese receptions, pony rides and more
  • Huge rooms start at 650 square feet, and most have separate living rooms and full kitchens

What To Know

  • No restaurant, but a hot breakfast is served daily
  • The pool is closed in the fall and winter
  • Stock your room at the grocery store (a five-minute walk away)
  • A $15 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
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Overview

Family favorite walking distance to Tahoe’s Heavenly gondola, with huge rooms, two pools and free breakfast

The Lowdown

At the edge of Heavenly Village, a short walk to the gondola, Forest Suites Resort is a family favorite with huge rooms and resort-style amenities. The vast lobby is done up in traditional mountain style, with chalet-like eaves, a centerpiece stone fireplace and an eye-catching metal chandelier. Guestrooms start at a huge 650 square feet and sleep four or more guests in king beds and pull-out sleeper sofas. Most have full kitchens and open-plan living and dining areas, plus en-suite bathrooms with single vanities and over-tub showers. For larger groups or longer stays, two-bedroom suites offer an extra bathroom and more living space. While there’s no restaurant, guests can fuel up on a hearty (and free) hot breakfast spread of sausage, bacon, eggs, fruit, oatmeal, baked goods and more. Hot coffee is available in the lobby round the clock, and there are fun seasonal food treats including a wine and cheese reception and s’mores sessions by the outdoor fire pit. The hotel has an outdoor pool (open in spring and summer only), an XBOX game room, occasional movie nights and special events like weekend pony rides, a hot chocolate bar and ice cream socials.

In the Area

Catch the Heavenly Gondola up for pristine pistes and stunning Tahoe vistas. Whether you’re snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling, there’s plenty of winter sporting fun to be had off-property in the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. When ski season ends, Adventure Peak (9,100 feet) picks up the action with a rock-climbing wall, restaurant and hiking trails galore. South Lake Tahoe is right by the Nevada border, where all the casinos are located. Harrah’s, 10 minutes down the road, is the largest, and it frequently hosts big name entertainers in its South Shore Room.

How to Get There

Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village
1 Lake Parkway
South Lake Tahoe, CA United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 883 Reviews
Ski Weekend
Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome location! Our suite had everything we needed. When we needed help, the GM graciously coordinated the assistance we needed—above and beyond the call of duty. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Look forward to returning.

Best Location to Stay at Heavenly Village
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been coming to Forest Suites Resort for the past few years and absolutely enjoy our stay here! The staff is extremely friendly and go out of their way to make your stay is memorable and pleasant, the location is unbeatable “right at the Heavenly Village”, breakfast buffet is free and perfect before heading out to do your activities, the afternoon wine and cheese is lovely, the kids programs and playroom is just great. We always get a 2 bedroom suite so that our son can get his own room, the kitchenette is useful to make dinner if you’re too tired to walk out to restaurants in the village and washers/dryers in the facility are another perfect amenity here!Overall a perfect place to stay at the center of the Village to enjoy many activities all year long! You are not paying $$$$$ so it is not exactly The Ritz but it’s the best value for your money!PS. Make sure to book in advance for a massage with Saundra @ Forest Resort Suites, she is absolutely fantastic and a very knowledgeable masseuse!

Location, Service and Cleanliness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time up in Lake Tahoe. I picked this place because the price was reasonable. but it was worth every penny! The Location couldn't be any better - walking distance to Heavenly Village (and I don't like to walk); The service was spectacular. For the price I paid, I thought I would have a half decent crew but that was not the case at all. Overall it really accommodated us very well and I will definitely return back to this place on my next trip to South Lake Tahoe!

Expensive and rundown but good location
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed here for just one night and it was a last minute booking. We were happy to have a place that fit our family well because it had a room and a living area with fold out couch but it was not a very good value for the rundown nature of the rooms. That’s possibly because we stayed on a holiday weekend so the price was nearly $350/night with the resort fee. The building is older, the furniture and decor is older and there were not enough blankets, we were all a bit chilly in the night. Our kids said the pullout couch was terribly uncomfortable with metal springs and rolling into the center. The master bed was fine but like I said no comforter so was cold in the night. The one reall thing this place has going for it is the location. It’s right at the back of heavenly village so an1 minute walk to a bunch of restaurants and stores and even the gondola to heavenly ski resort. If we had paid under $150 an night I would have felt it was a decent value but at $350 I was underwhelmed.

Old building but good location
Reviewed 1 month ago

Looks like someone converted an old/cheap condo complex into an expensive hotel. They have tried to cover up but it shows up everywhere. The location is excellent and that is what they are charging for.
The breakfast was average. On the positive side, parking was free ( a couple of neighboring hotels would charge you a hefty amount for that).
Overall, I expected better at the price point which was charged.