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.
Our Editor Loves
- 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.
I have been going there for thirty years. So it feels like second home ,but more and more its getting too busy and more expensive. the level of service and quality of food have ot kept up with the increase in price.
Many many people go to Lake Tahoe to relax.... to get away...
Save your money and stay in South Tahoe. The hotels in south are much older, but 90% cheaper and it shows.... but you save $$$$$. The staff is overwhelmed and understaffed.
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.