South Lake Tahoe

Forest Suites Resort

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Travelzoo members rave about this property, calling it "immaculate" and "spacious" with a "great location"
  • Located within Heavenly Village, a short walk to the gondola, casinos and nightlife
  • Great for groups -- suites sleep at least four people

"The location of this resort is excellent" -- Fodor's
84%
Enjoyed This
(105 Member Ratings)
"Suites, even though older were clean and comfortable. Hot breakfast was excellent!"
Michele
Oct 11, 2018
San Jose, CA, USA

Map & Directions

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is about an hour away from the hotel by car. A shuttle service runs frequently between Reno-Tahoe airport and various South Lake Tahoe resorts and costs around $30 per person each way.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Cozy, laid-back and nestled up against the forest, Forest Suites Resort offers outdoor lovers a year-round escape. “Location is a huge draw,” says Oyster -- pristine natural beauty surrounds guests in every season.

In the winter months, the snow-capped peaks of Heavenly Mountain sit in the hotel’s backyard, and shopping, dining and a movie theater are a few hundred feet away at Heavenly Village. In any season, a ride up the Heavenly Gondola soars right overhead and lends sweeping views of the Squaw Valley. After a day on the slopes, big-name casinos are half a block down the street. When the snow melts and the weather warms, sandy Lakeside Beach is a 15-minute walk away.

Dark wood furnishings and simple, homey décor give the hotel a relaxed mountain-lodge vibe. Standard rooms are basic, but the apartment-style suites are spacious with full kitchens, fireplaces and patios and sleep four to six guests. There is no restaurant on site, but fun seasonal activities include a hot chocolate bar and fire pits for marshmallow roasting in winter and spring. A daily wine and cheese reception is offered throughout the year.

In eco-conscious Tahoe fashion, guests can swap out daily housekeeping for a bottle of wine, and bath products are organic with biodegradable packaging. Wi-Fi, ample covered parking and a breakfast buffet are included with the daily resort fee.

From the press:
  • "The location of this resort is excellent -- 5½ acres bordering a forest, right behind the Heavenly Village, a half block from the casinos, and adjacent to a supermarket, cinema, and shops" -- Fodor's
  • "Location is a huge draw at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, which is situated about 100 meters from the lifts at Heavenly Village. The hotel, while close to the action of South Lake Tahoe village, is also relatively peaceful and shielded from noise" -- Oyster

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Sitting area

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Public car park

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Crib available on request, free of charge for children. Extra bed available on request and in the 1 or 2 Bedroom Suites only: $15 per night for children and adults. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $22.40 inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes:

  • Wi-fi for up to 4 devices 
  • American Buffet Breakfast
  • Parking 
  • Experience Activities (Wine and Cheese receptions, Movie nights, Ice Cream Socials, Hot chocolate Bar, Smores Nights,and more)
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pools are seasonal (closed during winter).

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

84%
Enjoyed This
(105 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Forest Suites Resort over the past 15 months.
3.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.4 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Suites, even though older were clean and comfortable. Hot breakfast was excellent!
Other Comments
Only bad thing is you have to walk outside of your building to get to the building that has the office and breakfast. Ok now, but winter will be cold. If you plan on cooking, bring everything with you. Don't even have salt & pepper! Few dishes, etc.
Michele Oct 11, 2018 San Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Resort Site was really nice. Beautiful.
Other Comments
The elevators were a disaster. Please replace.
Vivian Oct 05, 2018 Riverside, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Good TVs.
Other Comments
Clean, but pretty tired, dated, worn room. Dimly lit.
Annette Sep 29, 2018 Modesto, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location to walk to everything
Tres Sep 26, 2018 Grass Valley, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooms were large and quiet. Next to gondolas and good food across the street.
Helen Oct 05, 2018 Riverside, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Check in staff were friendly. Close to shopping and restaurants. Covered parking garage was nice to have.
Other Comments
this was an old building - in the process of being refurbished. There was nothing exceptional or outstanding about the buildings, rooms, or property. Also, our room faced the street, and there was construction going on. Not sure how full the property was, but it would have been nice to have a room that faced the pool area. There was lots of room in the suite, but the couch was not comfortable in the least.
Carol Sep 28, 2018 Auburn, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location
Other Comments
Badly in need of an update. Room smelled musty. Kitchen but no dishwasher.
Fred Sep 22, 2018 Burien, WA, USA
Other Comments
Very outdated. Good for families with children . Seems like they were apartments converted to a resort/ hotel
Susan Aug 24, 2018 Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
1 - good location, 2-great breakfast included, 3-spacious room, 4-comfortable bed
Other Comments
We will be returning in late spring
Merla Sep 21, 2018 Sacramento, CA, USA
Other Comments
The staff encouraged us to "go green" with as bottle of wine each night of our stay; quiet location in the Heavenly Valley village.
Charles Sep 21, 2018 Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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