Ratings based on 242 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Leicester, England

One night stopover in NLT

Posted Sep 11, 2016
Pros: Peace, space, breakfast.
Cons: Welcome.
Location: Transport required. Supermarket in front of you at the intersection when you reach North Lake Tahoe's centre if self catering. Loved touring LakeTahoe
Touring the area, so very much a stopover as I travelled through North Lake Tahoe heading south. A quiet location, first week back for schools in the area, which suited me fine. Good of the hotel to space guests out across the complex, so a very peaceful time - the only occupied suite in my block of 4. You need a car, the complex is tucked away and a long walk to the centre of NLT. Car parking right beside your room. You can tell the complex is set up for the skiing season, the suite very much set up with space set aside for gear and bathroom facilities set away from your bedroom. Modest but clean facilities. Breakfast a highlight, significant buffet options set me up perfectly for the day of travel ahead. I'm sure this Facility suits winter sports visitors down to the ground. Didn't spend time using additional guest facilities available.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 12, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
We are so glad that you enjoyed your brief stay at Granlibakken Tahoe, Phil. Our location in a quiet 74 acre valley just a short drive from Tahoe City is perfect for a peaceful getaway. The onsite ski and sled hill is a big hit in the winter, and skiing and sledding day passes are half-priced for lodging guests. Our many amenities onsite, from the outdoor heated pool to the Treetop Adventure Course, are great for summer guests as well. We hope that you will visit again soon, and hopefully for a longer stay!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Stockton, CA

Grand Old Ski Lodge, Beautiful Setting

Posted Sep 5, 2016
Pros: Wonderful location, pleasant and helpful staff, clean and comfortable room.
Cons: Décor in some of the condos more or less dated...ours circa 70's but in decent repair. Not a big deal.
Location: Grandlibakken is just off Lake Drive, 1/4 mile from Hwy 89/Truckee River intersection. Skiing, biking, hiking nearby. Tahoe House Bakery a must!
Going in, we knew Grandlibakken was not going to be ultra modern décor with cutting edge condos. For our needs, a comfortable bed, clean furnishing in good repair and a hearty hot breakfast were our main concerns. The setting, nestled among acres of tall pines, adjacent to ski runs and bike trails, was totally gorgeous even without direct lake views. The staff greeted us with welcoming smiles and eye contact. The studio with kitchen we'd booked in advance turned out to be located on the 3rd floor without elevator access and wouldn't work with my mobility issues. Even though heavily booked with 2 wedding parties and some sort of yoga conference, team members combined their resources and know how to manage a ground floor, (in this case only 10 step total), to make our stay doable. Note to others with disabilities: The main lodge/lobby entrance requires navigating 3 sets of stairs but a sign points out a AC entrance available to the far right. This is on level ground and requires traveling 200+ feet to check-in. The breakfast itself is laid out nicely between 7:30-9:30 AM. Use usual beverages, cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit and toast is accompanied by a rotating variety of pastries, croissants, muffins, eggs, cheese blintzes, quiche, bacon, sausage and more. Our unit was furnished with sleeper sofa, firm queen bed, extra blankets, fireplace desk, 2 recliners & tables. A compact kitchen with full sized appliances, utensils, dishes & glassware was adequate as was the full bath
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at Granlibakken Tahoe, Casey. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer service and on meeting all of our guests' needs to the best of our ability, and we always love to hear when the staff goes above and beyond for guests. Our property is large, and most of our rooms do require stairs, but I am glad you were able to be moved to more suitable accommodations. All of our rooms are owned by individual homeowners, and do differ in decor and furnishings. We do our best to maintain a minimum standard of upgrading in all of our rooms. We are glad you enjoyed your getaway, and we hope that you will visit again soon!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great facility and location.

Posted Aug 15, 2016
Pros: The atmosphere and the feel of the facilities
Cons: Could not use the thermostat or open a window, but was not really necessary.
We were greeted at reception with a very helpful staff member and all others we met treated us very well. The facilities themselves were as pictured yet the overall effect was better than expected. It is in a good location in Tahoe City.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 16, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Granlibakken Tahoe. We do offer a great location, close to Tahoe City and a number of Tahoe attractions. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer service, and we are glad to hear you found our staff friendly and professional. Again, thank you for your feedback, and we hope that you visit again soon!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from San Fernando Valley

great for families with kids

Posted Aug 13, 2016
Pros: The scent of the Jefferey pines.
Cons: It's not the hotel's fault, but I found Tahoe to be unexpectedly congested for a retreat; and too much of the lakefront is privately owned.
Location: biking, hiking, ziplining
I arrived way too early so rented a bicycle for the day. The bike trails are far more congested and interrupted than I expected, so I returned early and hung out on the hotel grounds. I was solo and didn't want to hike by myself deep in the woods, so I watched the zip-liners. This hotel is not a good place for couples or solo people; it's better for families.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 16, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Granlibakken Tahoe. Lake Tahoe does get busy and congested during the summer, but on weekdays and during the early summer or early fall are beautiful times to experience the area without all of the crowds. Our hotel does offer a great array of amenities that are perfect for families, and we will work on making solo travelers feel more comfortable here as well. We hope that you will give Tahoe another chance, and perhaps visit when the crowds have died down a bit.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Las Vegas, Nevada

Nice resort, terrible employees.

Posted Aug 3, 2016
The room was spacious and clean and reasonably priced. The hot breakfast was a nice plus. Staff ignored service requests and we're downright cold.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 4, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share some of the highlights and shortcomings of your stay with us. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer service, and I am sorry to hear that your experience was not up to your standards or ours. I will speak to the Front Desk Manager to ensure that all service and maintenance requests are responded to promptly. Again, thank you for your feedback, as it will help us to improve in the future.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great location in the woods

Posted Jul 31, 2016
Great location. Loved being in the woods. Only problem is that the rooms have no air conditioning and the flow through windows is poor. They do have ceiling fans and rotating floor fans, but those are not pleasant to sleep under.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 2, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for reviewing your stay. Due to our mild mountain climate, none of our rooms do have air conditioning. We did just experience a heat wave here in Tahoe, and I am sorry for any discomfort that the lack of air conditioning caused. I am glad that you enjoyed the location, and I hope that you will visit again in the future.
4 out of 5
by Brittni from Tehachapi

Our romantic trip

Posted Jun 29, 2016 on Hotels
Had a great time here the staff was lovely and the surrounding was wonderful, loved the full breakfast that was included.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 1, 2016 by Kay, Hotel Management
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your getaway at Granlibakken, Brittni! Our full hot breakfast is included in all stays, and is a great way to start your Tahoe day. We hope that you will visit again soon!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Elko NV

Posted May 31, 2016
We had a great time & I would totally recommend this place to others!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 1, 2016 by Ron P., Hotel Management
We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time here at Granlibakken Tahoe! Our wide variety of room types, great amenities, and location close to many Tahoe attractions is perfect for a getaway. We hope that you will stay with us again soon!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted May 30, 2016 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

My home away from home

Posted Mar 29, 2016 on Hotels
Loved it... and will be back
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 31, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your positive review of your stay. We look forward to hosting you again soon!