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Three reasons why I love staying at Embassy Suites in South Lake Tahoe, CA

For someone who doesn’t like to spend most of the day going from point a to point b, I was pleasantly surprised the first time I visited the Embassy Suites in South Lake Tahoe.

I was captivated by the look of the hotel, as it reminds me of a castle. I was not prepared for all that this hotel had to offer.

First, it’s located at the base of Heavenly Ski Resort, so you can literally ride the Heavenlys Gondola, and after a spectacular ride, you can be at the ski resort in minutes. Heavenly Ski Resort is located on the California / Nevada state line. New for 2008 will be the Heavenly Sky Flyer at Adventure Peak. This elevated zipline cable ride will take guests on a thrilling 50-mile-per-hour ride from the top of the Tamarack Express to the top of the gondola, a 525-foot vertical drop. At 3,100 feet, the Heavenly Sky Flyer will be the longest zipline in the lower 48 states of the US.

Second, the hotel accommodation is very generous and if you belong to a private travel club, you can stay for a very reasonable price. My three favorite accommodations that Embassy Suites offer are the two-room suite, hanging out in the hotel’s spacious garden atriums, and the cook to order breakfast. It makes me feel so much more at home and it’s great if we bring the kids or other guests while we enjoy the extra space, privacy and everyone gets what they want for breakfast for a great inclusive price.

1) I love the two bedroom concept, each suite offers a living room with a sleeper sofa, easy chair, and well-lit dining / work table area. The private bedroom features one king or two double beds, a second TV, and a bathroom with plenty of soaps, shampoo, plush towels, and a hair dryer. All suites contain a stocked minibar, wet bar, microwave oven, coffee maker, in-room movies, VCR, and two telephones with voicemail and data ports.

2) I really enjoy the spacious and beautiful atriums. After a day playing in the mountains or on the lake, I relax in one of the three garden atriums, play in the heated pool, soak in the hot tub, or visit the gym with sauna. These are all activities that I can’t do at home, so I really take advantage of these amenities.

3) I hope the courtesy cook orders breakfast. I love the smell of fresh bacon and steaming coffee, pancakes, French toast, and omelettes. Everyone gets what they want and I don’t have to clean! The Echo Restaurant offers new American cuisine as well as classic dishes. The Lounge features a unique 180 degree bar and outdoor patio seating.

Third, the Embassy Suites is next door to the Harrahs and Mont Bleu casinos for a change of pace, a bit of gambling, seeing a show, watching a sporting event, dancing, etc. are within walking distance. In my opinion, it is the greatest amount of variety and fun that can be had in such a short time.

Finally, if you don’t mind a bit of a drive, you’re in close proximity to over nine ski resorts and the Delta Queen Steamboat cruise is really fun. Lake Tahoe is an absolutely perfect destination to tour all year round.

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