The Landing Resort and Spa
What We Love
- One of Lake Tahoe’s newest hotels, the 77-room property opened in a prime lakefront location in 2013
- Evergreen amenities including a spa, outdoor pool and hot tub, restaurant serving Greek and Californian favorites and a full gym
- Guestrooms have a modern mountain style with stone fireplaces and lake views in most, and can sleep four people to a room
What To Know
- Free shuttles within five miles of the resort, including Heavenly Village for skiing and the South Tahoe casinos
- The pool is open from 10 am to 10 pm, with service between 3 pm and 9 pm
- A $25 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Opened in 2013, the Landing Resort & Spa added an upscale boutique sleep with resort-style amenities to South Lake Tahoe. In a plum location overlooking the lake, interiors take inspiration from the mountain setting with stone walls, wood beam ceilings and faux fur fabrics, but there are luxe touches, too, in the velvet chaises, granite countertops and chrome fixtures. All 77 rooms have stone gas fireplaces, 55″ flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and coffee makers. Bathrooms are done up with spa-like touches from the heated tile floors to terry robes and L’Occitane amenities. Corner Garden Rooms lack the gorgeous lake views, but are great for longer stays thanks to an extra 100 square feet of space. On the dining front, Jimmy’s serves gourmet Greek and regional Californian fare in a glam dining room that’s decked out with modern chandeliers and leather chairs. A drink at the custom onyx and granite bar is a highlight of a stay here, as is a pampering treatment in the spa. Or, for alternative indulgence, the outdoor pool is open year-round and there are four fire pits for roasting s’mores or sampling the 2,000-strong wine list under the stars.
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
What a special place for us to celebrate our 10-year anniversary and finding out the sex of our second baby! Andrew and staff teamed up with Jimmy’s Restaurant for a special gender reveal! We were overjoyed!
We just spent a couple of days at this hotel as a small getaway from home. Even though I gave this a hotel an average rating, all of the staff we encountered were friendly, prompt and helpful. From our perspective this is not close to a 41/2 star hotel. Maybe 3 stars. Our room and bathroom were clean but the elevator and hallways not so much. Not sure what they were going for in the decor department. Rustic? Eclectic?
In the bathroom they installed heated toilet seats which is good in theory but in reality they are too small for the toilet, hard to sit on and seat kept falling down. It seemed as if someone made a purchase, it didn't work but went ahead and installed them anyway. Sadly cannot recommend the hotel restaurant, ate three expensive meals and all three were mediocre at best. Will not be back.
This trip was a spoil from my man for an Anniversary. A weekend away (2 nights - Sat and Sunday) with our precious dogs. VERY EXPENSIVE spoil and I was looking forward to the experience. We got there early afternoon and were allowed to book in an hour early as our room was ready. Got champagne and a very friendly valet who delivered our bags to our room. The room was on the second floor. The walkway was very dirty with obvious staining and room service trays remained on the floor throughout the weekend. The room was comfortable- bed was good but the carpet was very stained, the screen door was ripped on the balcony, and the dressing-gowns had a great plug of dog hair on them. Towels and loo paper were scratchy...(for $1000+?)
Went to the restaurant attached to the Resort that evening without a reservation. We were told by an unhelpful Maitre De that they were fully booked but would see about squeezing us in....and boy did they squeeze us... my man is 6 foot 2 and we sat at a little table barely bigger than a side table. Our waitron was very friendly, poured our wine beautifully and then disappeared never to be seen again.... We were outside and when the sun fell it got cold...we had to hijack someone else’s waitron to light our gas fire- The very booked restaurant remained partially full the whole evening and many empty tables leered at us crouched in our baby chairs....but the food was delicious. A double couch in a prized spot remained empty the entire night- Whilst I understand that they were hoping to fill it, we were not moved later on to a more comfortable spot.
Having got a heads up re booking, we booked at the same restaurant for the next night. We arrived on time and were greeted by the same unfriendly, apparently very busy Maitre De who barely made eye contact with us and started to tell us he was very booked up but would ...we told him we have a booking...He asked us to wait a minute and he would seat us- they were clearing a table for us. We stood....and then I realized I had forgotten my phone in my room. I walked back to the hotel room, collected my phone and walked back...We were still standing waiting.... A party of 3 who arrived 5 mins after us were seated. We looked at each other... I checked the outside and there were several open tables and that big ass couch....another 5 mins and I had enough, and informed him we were no longer going to wait for a table.... I was disappointed!! We did pop into the hot tub to sooth jangled nerves and it was delightful!
The resort is very good for people wanting to holiday with their precious pets. The location is gorgeous. The hotel itself really needs attention to detail. Because it is a pet friendly resort it needs more cleaning than usual. We paid $150 for a Yorkie and a Chihuahua to sleep in our room for 2 nights. Maybe that money could be used to steam clean the carpet for the next guest? There were many sundry fees which were also annoying. (See attached bill)
All in all a very beautiful location with lots of potential but it fell short of our expectations.