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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


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
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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


4.0 Very Good 840 Reviews
I bet this place was amazing 20 years ago
Reviewed 3 days ago

First off, the staff was really great , and the location is amazing. However the property and the rooms are dated. Price is fair (for Tahoe) and it’s within walking distance to everything. Rooms are very spacious as well, But compared to neighboring Residences, this hotel has seen better days.

Stay somewhere else!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Tahoe simply put is excellent! This hotel however is not. Lobby staff appear to not know what they are doing- check in and check out is a very lengthy process seemingly involving all three staff members to check in and check out all guests. Rooms whilst are very large are at best tired looking, more like exhausted. Furthermore they are very poorly stocked in terms of cutlery, pans etc. Several issues with our room including faulty air con, incredibly loud humming noise throughout our stay making sleeping difficult all reported none solved.

The swimming pools are good and very quiet and the quality of the breakfast is good however the breakfast rooms capacity is 55 which is far too small for a hotel of this size. The breakfast staff work incredibly hard and are very happy to help

Overall I would not recommend this hotel- go to Lake Tahoe it’s amazing, just stay somewhere else!

Great location & breakfast but rooms need renovation
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't stay in the older one-room building. It needs exterior and interior renovation. The larger units in the newer bulldings are acceptable. The front lobby is nice and breakfast is great. Coffee is fantastic.

Tahoe @ Heavenly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time staying at forest suites and yes as others have stated before me it is an older place that needs updating but we really enjoyed the large units, we stayed in a two bedroom suite and was very spacious,clean, the staff was amazing, friendly and very helpful.Their breakfast was delicious every morning, we visited so many businesses for the first time because it was walking distance.We will most deffinitely return to Forest Inn Suites Lake Tahoe! My stars are for size of unit, services,staff ,amenities, and Location!

Great Location, perfect for families
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an outstanding location in South Lake Tahoe. Casinos are a four minute walk away, Raleys grocery store is around the corner. Heavenly Village is steps away. This hotel was perfect. It has the pools, jacuzzi, game room, fantastic breakfast (complimentary), free parking and a kitchenette. We were a family of seven. The front counter staff is very helpful, don't be afraid to ask them anything, they will help you. Yes, I would recommend this place.