by Wendy Irvine
Located in the exclusive Incline Village on the north shore, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Casino offers an upscale stay for families who long to be right on the edge of the lake. Very few of the resorts in Tahoe can say that their peak season is summer, but one visit to this Hyatt, and you’ll understand why families flock there, year after year, for summertime fun. But, the Hyatt is also a great stay in the winter, thanks to several ski resorts being a close drive away. The Hyatt has its own elegant casino, the incredible Lone Eagle Grille and exceptional service.
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- White-sand beach
- Kitchenettes and fireplaces
- On-site dining
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The Hyatt has 422 beautifully decorated rooms -- standard, large guest rooms and enormous "cottages" that sit on the hem of Tahoe, offering up one of the most beautiful, multimillion-dollar views of the lake. These cottages are spacious one- and two-room units with kitchenettes, fireplaces, decks and televisions in the bathrooms -- the works. In the winter, pull an Adirondack chair up to the beach's fire pit to make s'mores and family memories.
This was my first time visiting Lake Tahoe and will definitely be coming back, this place was absolutely stunning and every single person I came in contact with from the hotel was so nice. We were also able to eat at every restaurant and they were all fantastic. It was just the best.
We booked the Hyatt Regency because we had been told if we wanted to enjoy Tahoe but with peace and quiet to check out the North side of the lake instead of the south side which tends to be more of a party type area.
So we picked the Hyatt Regency because even though it's a little pricey I found a really good deal and this was for our 6 year anniversary so we considered it our gift to each other.
Upon arrival after a long day of travel in the car we were told to either valet or self park, so we opted to self park, which you should know is $22 a day. I hadn't seen the cost of parking on their website and no-one told us how much either option was, so I was little surprised when I got the bill.
We checked in and it was a really disappointing check in, this was our first time in Tahoe and generally the people checking you in at the hotel are very friendly and will ask you questions about your stay etc.. but no.
The guy we got checking us in seemed like he didn't really want to be there.
It was not a good start, but was hoping things would get better.
The property is very large and can be a little confusing at first finding your way around.
We took our dog and I had a hard first time finding the closest exit to get him outside.
The multiple fees that you are charged from the Daily Resort fee with tax, then the Daily Pet fee with tax, then the Daily parking fee everything adds up very fast and what looked like a good deal actually works out a lot more per day.
Other warning is everything is very expensive once you are there, the cost of a water in the room was $6 for one, so very pricey.
These would be all the negatives I have, other than these negatives we had a really nice stay and my favorite thing about staying here is the private beach on Lake Tahoe and let me tell you the sunsets from this beach were spectacular. I'll never forget the second nights sunset we had it was unforgettable and breathtaking.
Here are all the other things about the hotel I loved.
The hotel is gorgeous and so is the entire property, they have a huge beautiful lobby, beautiful grounds and lots of restaurants on property, we were there in what you would consider the off season so 3 of the restaurants were closed, but that still gave us 3 other options.
There was the Lone Eagle Grille, Sierra Cafe and Cutthroats saloon.
They also had a store called Tahoe provisions that you could buy other food items in.
We tried the Sierra Cafe for breakfast and Cutthroat Saloon for dinner.
We didn't go to the Lone Eagle because the check in attendant said there was a dress code and we didn't really have any clothing like that with us, since when we take our trips we are mostly outdoors hiking during the day everyday.
It looked really nice though.
We really enjoyed our breakfast at the Sierra Cafe and the best was our Dinner at the Cutthroat Saloon our waiter was so nice and kind and he actually paid for our drinks for us since it was our anniversary, that was so nice and they were delicious we both had a pineapple margarita.
The food was really good too.
We enjoyed the Casino on the property and loved the waitresses in the casino all the ones we had were all great and so friendly and the drinks were good and strong.
We signed up for the players card and entered into a slot tournament they had going on which was fun.
We left with no winnings, but had fun playing.
The room was beautiful, so spacious and I love the rustic vibe.
We had a huge entryway into the room and then we had a King bed, the pillows weren't too comfy, but the bed was nice.
The TV is mounted on the wall and it's huge, I think it's bigger than our TV at home.
There is a nice chair with an ottoman and then another desk and chair.
We had a balcony with views of some trees and some of the mountains.
The bathroom was nice and large and very clean.
I loved the nightstands that had motion lights at the base of them so if you got up in the middle of the night you would be able to see where you were going.
We had no noise in the room either it was very peaceful.
Overall we had a great stay, we just wish a few things had been different.
My favorite thing like I said is the private beach.
Loved the area of the lake and this is close to Sand Harbor which was beautiful and closer to Reno which was nice.
Not sure if we'd stay here again we'd have to get a great deal.
We will be back to Tahoe though because it was amazing.
Guests will enjoy the Hyatt's own private, white-sand beach, an outstanding family pool area, fire pits galore and the year-round Camp Hyatt Lake Tahoe, brimming with both indoor and outdoor activities for kids, ages 3 to 12 years. A friend once told me that her 5-year-old didn't want to leave Camp Hyatt at the end of a full day and cried all the way back to their guest room.
The pool areas at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe seem custom-made for families, featuring two hot tubs (one for families) and an outdoor cafe. All of the pools, including the toddler pool, are heated year-round, and walking paths to the pools are actually heated decks. The toddler pool is a fabulous spot for parents and their little ones -- a one-foot-deep pool lightly spurts water, and nearby is a grassy area with picnic tables and a great climbing structure. You'll also find a unique indoor "swim-in" area that's ideal for frosty days or evening. From a small indoor room (with lockers and a bathroom), you can enter the pool and find yourself outside without facing the cold air. The Hyatt also has an outstanding fitness room with towels that are kept chilled in their own refrigerator.
My favorite spot in the Hyatt is the Stillwater Spa. Sitting next to the outdoor pools, this small but luxurious spa is a great place for chilling out -- or warming up, depending on the season. With a compact steam room that I didn't want to exit, it was one of the best spa experiences I can remember. The lounge is comfortable and beautiful with ice water, hot tea, magazines and lots and lots of luxurious quiet.
The 16 treatment rooms themselves are up one flight of stairs, and two are beautifully designed for couples (one with an eternity bath, the other with a fireplace). You can pay a very reasonable fee to use the spa facilities if you're not receiving a treatment. Just outside the spa is a fireplace with Adirondack chairs; a comfy spot for lunching between treatments. The guys shouldn't miss the mens' lounge in the Stillwater Spa. Because of the fire, comfy chairs and big-screen television, they usually don't want to come out.
The Hyatt offers several casual dining options that are family-friendly, including the Sierra Cafe and Cutthroat's Saloon, which has an old Wild West ambience and western-style menu. During the summer months, there is a Lakeside Beach Bar and Grill and a Stillwater Pool Bar and Grille.
For a special night out, the Lone Eagle Grille packs a platinum "wow" factor. When you dine at this waterfront restaurant, you're getting a panoramic experience -- outstanding cuisine that has a focus on big game, a stunning lake and sunset view, a beautifully architected restaurant that's both cozy and grand, enormous roaring fireplaces, a happy crowd and, may I say, an incredible bread basket (seriously outstanding) and sublime pomegranate martinis. Desserts include white chocolate pie with pistachios and chocolate tarts -- yum!
The Lone Eagle Grille is an ideal spot that's tailor-made for a special evening, but it also caters beautifully to the little guys, offering kids' menus, crayons and milk with tight lids. It comes highly recommended.