Ratings based on 326 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Location is superb

Posted Oct 13, 2017
Pros: Location, very helpful staff
Cons: Outdated rooms.
Location: Location is about a mile away from the little town of Tahoe City. They have their own outdoor activities that can be arranged.
No in house restaurant makes it a bit problematic. It may be that one day you don't feel like taking out the car to drive to one of the cities nearby OR you may not have a car if you are here for a conference etc. Many restaurants around do not deliver. Other than that, the heated pool and tennis courts add to the appeal. Property is nice with different kinds of accommodations for different needs. My room was big and decent but was properly outdated and yet overpriced. Overall, recommended but book early to avoid feeling like you are paying too much for not the best value for money.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 14, 2017 by Resort Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. I am glad that you found our staff friendly and helpful, and that you enjoyed Granlibakken's location in a peaceful wooded valley. Our restaurant onsite is only open in the winter months on holidays and weekends, but Tahoe City is just about one mile away. I am sorry that your room felt outdated, I have passed your comments on to our Rooms Director, who will work to remedy this issue. Thank you again for your feedback.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from san jose

Posted Oct 2, 2017
Cozy hotel in a great location close to restaurants and shops. Short drive to squaw valley.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 3, 2017 by Resort Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are located just a 20 minute drive from Squaw Valley, and about one mile from Tahoe City. Granlibakken is the perfect home-base for a Tahoe adventure. We hope that you will stay with us again soon!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 2, 2017
Very comfortable. Was participating in the spartan race this year. Only 20 minutes away very convenient.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 3, 2017 by Resort Manager, Hotel Management
We are so glad that you chose to stay at Granlibakken Tahoe. We are located just 20 minutes' drive from Squaw Valley. We are also located just one mile from the shores of Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City, convenient for sightseers and racegoers alike. We hope that you will stay again soon!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Applegate, CA

Beautiful place in the trees

Posted Sep 19, 2017
Pros: The buildings are wood siding on the outside and attractive....the grounds are beautiful...it is quiet...the rooms were gracious and comfortable
Cons: ? I'm not sure
Beautiful place in the trees, on a somewhat hilly location, lots of light and sun, beautiful grounds - very 'Tahoe-ish'. The staff were all wonderful and pleasant.....the pool and hot tub were just great....there is a neat 'ropes type course' for grown ups and kids alike and you are located right at trail heads for hiking. We very much enjoyed our stay and look forward to doing this again.....it was PERFECT...
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 20, 2017 by Resort Manager, Hotel Management
We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent stay at Granlibakken Tahoe. Our location in a 74 acre wooded valley is great for a peaceful getaway. We here at Granlibakken pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer service, and I am glad to hear that our staff was friendly and welcoming. We hope that you will be back to visit soon!
3 out of 5
by David

Posted Sep 10, 2017 on Hotels
Brochure said that they hired bicycles, but they didn't. However only a mile from the town so we walked.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 12, 2017 by Kay, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. The business that supplied us with bicycle rentals in years past did end their contract with us this year, and we are looking into options to provide our guests with bicycle rentals. There are some rental shops in town that offer discounted bicycle rentals to Granlibakken guests, and we are located just one mile from Tahoe City. Thank you again for your feedback.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Sacramento Ca

Great location but needs updating

Posted Sep 9, 2017
Great quiet location but rooms need updating. Beds were uncomfortable. Breakfast buffet was great. Pool and jacuzzi were nice.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 12, 2017 by Resort Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our location in a private 74 acre valley just one mile from Lake Tahoe. I have passed on your comments about the room to our Rooms Director. All rooms are privately owned, and do differ in decor in furnishings. We will work to improve the rooms for future guests. Thank you again for your feedback.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Francisco

Tahoe city hotel

Posted Sep 7, 2017
Nice hotel with lots of activities available. It's also close to shops and river adventures.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 7, 2017 by Resort Manager, Hotel Management
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Granlibakken Tahoe. Our location in a wooded valley close to Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, and the Truckee River is perfect for a getaway. We hope that you will visit again soon!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 6, 2017 on Hotels
the area is lovely. The rooms are dated and very loud. We could hear the squeak of the door of our neighbors as well as clearly hear their conversations.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by Kay, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Our location in a 74 acre wooded valley just one mile from Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City is great for a getaway. All of our rooms are individually owned by homeowners, and I have passed your comments on to our Rooms Director, who will work with the homeowners to update the rooms. Thank you again for your feedback, and we hope that you stay with us again soon.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Pleasanton

Close to restaurants, the lake and supermarket.

Posted Sep 5, 2017
Pros: The location and decent breakfast.
Cons: They can update the rooms. I would say that the carpets and everything else were terrible.
Location: In winter they have a slope. It's close to the lake and has a forest adventure course which is great for kids.
Booked into a "privately owned unit". The bathroom and kitchen were original '75.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 5, 2017 by Resort Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback about your recent stay at Granlibakken Tahoe. Our location close to Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City is great for a getaway. All of our rooms are privately owned, and do differ in decor and furnishings. I have passed your comments on to our Rooms Director, who will encourage the homeowners to make necessary upgrades. Thank you again for your feedback.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Bay Area

Imagine an overpriced motel 6 ... but worse.

Posted Sep 4, 2017
Having stayed in about 12 hotels in the past two months, i only felt compelled to review this place as a friendly warning to fellow travellers. Room was spacious but really worn, outdated by about 2-3 decades, slightly dirty, and simply ugly. No need to belabor it or the details. The room we were given was a dump and a pretty expensive one at that. Given it was the holiday weekend and traveling further afield to find decent accommodations wasn't feasible we stayed for two night. Be warned that although there are apparently decent rooms here as evidenced by some online guest photos, this establishment has no qualms about booking guests into really poor rooms for exorbitant prices. The practice is digustimg.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2017 by Resort Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with us. All of our rooms are individually owned, and do differ in decor and furnishings. I have passed your comments on to our Rooms Director, who will share your feedback with the homeowners to encourage them to make upgrades. I have also passed your comments on to our Housekeeping Manager, who will ensure that all rooms are being thoroughly cleaned in the future. Thank you again for your feedback.