Hotel Review: Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe
As California skiers, we’ve spent countless days exploring the beautiful Lake Tahoe ski resorts over the last 7 years. We’ve stayed at the Resort at Squaw Creek numerous times and spent a few nights at the property right before COVID-19 hit while working on a campaign for HotelTonight. The Resort at Squaw Creek is one of the only properties in Lake Tahoe with true ski-in-ski-out access directly on site (another exception is the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe).
The Resort at Squaw Creek recently was acquired as part of the Hyatt-Destination Hotels purchase and has since joined the world of Hyatt program, meaning guests can book the property using Hyatt points! The rates can be quite high during ski season in particular, so even the Category 6 pricing can be a great value.
We were checked into a fireplace suite at the Resort at Squaw Creek and it was absolutely wonderful. Watching the snow fall outside the window while we relaxed by the fire was an absolute dream. We’d had a long day and nothing is better than putting your feet up with a roaring fire in the background.
There are 6 onsite dining options at the Resort at Squaw Creek so there really is something for everyone. Our favorite is Sandy’s Pub, the casual outlet that serves great sandwiches and burgers. We’ve also enjoyed breakfast at Cascades and the buffet is excellent. The buffet is $30 a person and includes non-alcoholic beverages, made to order eggs and a full buffet offering pastries, eggs, waffles, pancakes and more.
Since the Hyatt acquisition last year, we have seen a noticeable improvement in the staff, particularly the front desk staff. We were pleasantly surprised when we checked in and they were genuinely excited to see us. Housekeeping has also improved. They do a good job and come once a day. While there is no turndown service, they do a thorough clean daily.
The hotel was built for the 1960s Olympics and still displays all the flags, Olympic rings and history throughout the property- which we love. There are beautiful cascading waterfalls that flow through the hotel and the lobby is a truly stunning centerpiece for the property.
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Disclaimer: We were hosted by HotelTonight on a project with the Resort at Squaw Creek. Please know the opinions expressed are all our own and may not reflect the hotel’s own views.