South Lake Tahoe

Forest Suites Resort

Kevin Kitchen
Deal Expert

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
Enjoyed This
(111 Member Ratings)
"location, room size and breakfast!"
Dec 11, 2017
Walnut Creek, 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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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



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


  • 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 access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Public car park


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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: 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: No pets allowed.

Fees: A resort fee of $20 per night (subject to tax) applies; it includes breakfast and parking.
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 Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Enjoyed This
(111 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Forest Suites Resort over the past 15 months.
3.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.4 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The only good thing about this hotel was the location, in the heart of Heavenly Village.
Other Comments
We have booked a lot of travel thru Travelzoo and this is our first poor experience. The rooms were very old and in poor condition. The hotel smelled. Hot tub opened at 7 but the person responsible for checking wasn’t scheduled until 8:30, so it was closed in the morning. On the last day we ran out of hot water part way they the first shower. The evening activity -s’mores- was cancelled. Breakfast was cold and the room didn’t have enough seating for all guests. Upon checkout they tried charging us for an increase in resort fee, which they claimed had gone up during our stay. They also tried charging us for an increase in WiFi, which was supposed to be included. Very disappointing experience.
Maria Jan 07, 2018 Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
location, clean
Patricia Jan 06, 2018 Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very spacious 2 room suite in a great location. We could walk to everything.
Rick Dec 07, 2017 Redwood City, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
the travel zoo price was good, but I wouldn't go back even for the same or better price.
Other Comments
the place really needs a face lift. Our room was very worn out. Beds were uncomfortable too.
linda Dec 04, 2017 Conroe, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and size of suite
Other Comments
Had to switch rooms due to odor in room then new room had a plugged bathtub
Mary Dec 05, 2017 Capitola, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
location, room size and breakfast!
Gregory Dec 11, 2017 Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location is great, you can walk to casinos and there are plenty of dining options very close by. And the Heavenly gondola is steps away.
Other Comments
The staff was great, very friendly, helpful, rtc. And having gym access neatby, a hot breakfast each day, and wine and cheese afternoons, very nice!
Ronald Oct 27, 2017 Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, Having a Kitchen
Victoria Nov 01, 2017 Fresno, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was very nice, we walked to Heavenly Village every night. And the staff were friendly.
Other Comments
We traveled here on a slow travel week (right after thanksgiving) so that might account for things that weren't perfect. But for $20 more I'd go stay at the Lake Tahoe Suites next door instead. The room was stocked with very minimal dishes and all the dishes we pulled out to use the first night were obviously dirty. The hot tub was open but had a bunch of leaves and my husband and I had to spend a good ten minutes cleaning it out ourselves before we could use it. The hot water in the rooms took a very long time to get to the faucets so a lot of water was wasted waiting for it to get hot, and the heater in the room took a long time to kick on, so we spent a few very cold mornings in the room. Also, the breakfast was sent to us in our room because of low occupancy, which was kind of nice, except that it was cold by the time it arrived. They also did not have the Wine and Cheese happy hour like was advertised and was one of the reasons why I chose that hotel over another.
Kirstine Nov 29, 2017 Placerville, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Price and location
Other Comments
First room was old and musty, we ask for a newer room and was much better
Samantha Nov 25, 2017 Lincoln, CA, USA

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