Tahoe Sands Resort

Tahoe Sands Resort

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#2 of 2 resorts in Tahoe Vista
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The Tahoe Sands Resort. The sunny-side of the lake's best kept secret. Centrally located in Tahoe Vista, the Tahoe Sands Resort spans across four acres of open lakefront property and also offers a more private get-away hidden in the wooded acreage adjacent to the main buildings. Studios, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units complete with kitchens are available throughout the property. The large open grass area offers a great recreational space or a relaxing place for all guests. Our private sand beach, one of Tahoe's best, is just steps away. Please note, there is a Resort Fee of $19.04 per night collected during the time of booking.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Pool
Beach
Skiing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Centrally Located

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6610 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Getting there
Car recommended
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108carolh wrote a review Oct 2022
Solihull, United Kingdom
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely one-bed suite, comfortable and spacious: clean, well maintained and well/ equipped. Great pool and hot tub, easy beach access with loungers (yes, we did swim in lake!)
Very helpful and efficient staff - Sophie and team, maintenance ( who sorted bbq for our use). Altogether wonderful couple of nights- hope to return someday (from UK)
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Lakeside section best views- and beach.
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Kathy M wrote a review Mar 2022
Elk Grove, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tahoe Sands is a family friendly resort. We really felt the attention to detail when entering the room. It was SPOTLESS! Our kids loved being on the first floor. We could open our screen door and let them run around the courtyard, swing on the swing set, use the slide and play on the beach. Happy kids = happy mom.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mark Deguisne, Owner at Tahoe Sands Resort
Responded Apr 6, 2022
We always strive to provide top-quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Tahoe Sands Resort! Until the next time we meet, take care!
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Christina M wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for a week. Location was excellent. Close to many restaurants and ski resorts. Resort is right on the beach. Units could use updating, especially bathrooms. Otherwise, nice place to stay. My kids took advantage of the play structure and hot tub. They have a fire pit you can use, just bring your own wood & smores.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: 1st floor rooms open right to open courtyard. Really convenient if you have kids.
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Response from Maggie Schumacher, General Manager at Tahoe Sands Resort
Responded Mar 7, 2020
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and sharing your feedback with us. We are pleased to know that you had a wonderful stay at our resort and that you enjoyed the amenities. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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nk20122020 wrote a review Feb 2020
Granby
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The Tahoe Sands is located right on the incredible Lake Tahoe, but the two story unit on the lake side is in dire need of renovation. We stayed in a second floor two bedroom unti which had a leaking kitchen sink even after maintetance "fixed" it. The windows and sliding doors are in need of replacement as does the inside walls (paneling).
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Maggie Schumacher, General Manager at Tahoe Sands Resort
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and sharing your feedback with us. We have made note of each issue you presented and are working with our maintenance team to address them. We are currently under renovation, in order to provide a satisfying stay for every owner and guest. We hope you stay with us again soon! Thank you.
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California Girl wrote a review Aug 2021
Sacramento, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Had booked a studio for my best friends wedding 6 months in advance. l was so excited to check the place out and see if it was a good spot to have our family reunion next year. Unfortunately I will never know because they canceled my PAID RESERVATION less than a week before the trip. By Email, so I lost another day of scrambling to try and book any bed in the entire Tahoe area, which was of course completely booked or outrageously expensive by that close to the date.
When I called in shock at receiving a totally generic email saying they would be closed and here's your money back, the front desk person first asked how I booked my reservation and then told me they had a gas leak in the cabins.
no apology.
no offer to make it work at the inn.
no nothing.
I managed to find a really nice room for less than I paid before at America's Best Value Inn in Tahoe City (fantastic location and service btw) because they had a cancelation and didn't hike the price up like a good establishment should, and I took a drive through TS...
What do ya know!! no cabins being worked on and all looked occupied with parking all full.
And what kind of gas leak takes a week to fix?

I assume from their attitude they canceled my reservation and put someone else in my room at twice the price. Cool way to run a business guys. I know you are all struggling after the year of Covid, but so are we. I waited 2 years to see my friend get married and you almost made me miss it, and caused me considerable stress and worry when I was just trying to relax for the first time in forever.

This will be posted everywhere. Thanks for nothing Tahoe Sands.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mark Deguisne, Owner at Tahoe Sands Resort
Responded Aug 31, 2021
Jessi, we are disappointed that you had this experience with us. We regret that our significant maintenance issues had a negative impact on your vacation. When you have an opportunity, please reach out to us at (530) 546-2592 so we can try to restore your confidence in our business. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us, and we hope to hear from you soon.
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Nina V wrote a review Aug 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Similarly to other recent reviews, I just got a call today from Grand Pacific Vacation Services and was told they need to cancel my reservation (THAT I MADE IN MAY) due to ongoing construction and a gas leak at the Tahoe Sands Resort. With two weeks before our trip, this is the worst news we could get as now there is barely any availability around Tahoe and prices are insane. What a total scam!!! Definitely avoid at all costs - they don't deserve anyone's business.
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Date of stay: July 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mark Deguisne, Owner at Tahoe Sands Resort
Responded Aug 31, 2021
We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We appreciate your patience during this time of construction. Take care.
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Pablo M wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tahoe sands is the perfect place to rest your head at night after a long day of skiing. We typically ski at North star and we are so happy to have found this hidden gem. It is a quick drive to the mountain or you can take a free tart/ bus. Grocery store is very close by too. The location is too good.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mark Deguisne, Owner at Tahoe Sands Resort
Responded Feb 2, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Tahoe Sands Resort. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
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Eric H wrote a review Sep 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were lucky enough to be on the lakeside of the property and had a beautiful balcony view of lake tahoe. The staff were very nice and helpful giving us fantastic suggestions of local places to eat and activities for the kids. (It was our first time in Tahoe). Such happy and friendly faces working the resort. The best customer service!! They had brand new paddle boards to borrow and beach umbrellas! Also the beach was quite large. We had the best time at Tahoe Sands. Thank you for making our vacation unforgettable.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GPR Social, Owner at Tahoe Sands Resort
Responded Sep 27, 2021
Good Afternoon We're looking forward to your next visit with us! , we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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daviecheryl wrote a review Jul 2021
Martinez, Argentina
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this hotel months in advance. Less than 1 week before checking in, we were called and told they canceled our reservation due to a gas leak. The gas leak won’t be fixed until 1 month from today. Come to find out, this gas leak happened over 6 weeks ago and they’ve been calling people on very short notice, leaving us scrambling for another place to stay at the last minute. Will not go here, ever!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Mark Deguisne, Owner at Tahoe Sands Resort
Responded Jul 5, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We regret to hear that you had this experience with us. Please reach out to us at (530) 546-2592 or tsrinfo@gpresorts.com when you can so we can address this situation directly. Thank you again and have a great day.
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Skifam08 wrote a review May 2022
San Francisco, California
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I must first say that I never write bad reviews for businesses, especially during a time where local businesses are struggling to find employees and recovering after the pandemic. However, after countless times trying to resolve various issues with our visit in February, I felt the need to write a negative review.

We are former Tahoe residents, who now frequent north lake during ski season. We have stayed all over the lake, from rustic cottages to budget hotels. We are accustomed to accommodations not being ideal, and we deal with it, with no complaints. However, when it the unit lacks heat during one of the coldest weeks of the year, it's a deal breaker.

My son and I were really looking forward to staying at Tahoe Sands for ski week. We have stayed at the resort a few times, and refer our friends as well. I booked 5 days, and our friends stayed in another unit for 4 nights. A storm arrived for the first couple of days, with freezing temperatures, snow accumulation, and high winds. We arrived later in the day after dealing with heavy traffic during the storm. The cabin was cold when we arrived, so we turned on the little gas fireplace. As we sat in the kitchen area wearing our winter jackets and hats trying to keep warm, we noticed snow blowing in the front door of the cabin! At first we thought it was funny, as I quickly placed a large towel around the frame of the door where the snow was collecting. We soon realized that the heater in our cabin was not properly working. My son and I were beyond cold our first night, as the heater completely turned off during the night, and every night thereafter.

I notified the front desk, and we were given a space heater the next day. Even with the space heater and the dysfunctional gas fireplace, we were still extremely cold. I asked if we could change rooms (I even offered to clean our room), but that request was denied. I asked for a refund for the first night, or a discount at least, but that was denied as well. Had it not been such a busy week with everything booked around North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, we would have left the resort. By the end of our trip, my son and I had a terrible cold and flu. In all the years of staying at a place in Lake Tahoe, this was our worst experience.

We were highly disappointed with the response from the front desk. I even reached out to the main corporate offices (Grand Pacific Resorts) with no luck. There was also a discrepancy on our last bill where I was due a small amount of $21.84. I was just notified that my request for that amount was denied. Wow! I am still in shock over the lack of quality customer service and accountability at Tahoe Sands.
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Date of stay: February 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from GPR Social, General Manager at Tahoe Sands Resort
Responded May 17, 2022
We regret to hear that you and your son had a negative experience with us, but would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. Our manager would really like to speak with you more regarding this matter. Please reach out to us at (530) 546-2592. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Mary Walker B wrote a tip Jun 2023
San Francisco, California39 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call ahead for weather delays like snow. The staff will help you check in."
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Vickie R wrote a tip May 2023
Farmersville, California27 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not pick room 108. The juniper bush impairs the view."
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108carolh wrote a tip Oct 2022
Solihull, United Kingdom54 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lakeside section best views- and beach."
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Christina M wrote a tip Feb 2020
San Francisco, California48 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"1st floor rooms open right to open courtyard. Really convenient if you have kids."
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Roam647237 wrote a tip Jan 2020
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"everything was perfect except for the bed."
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PRICE RANGE
C$194 - C$273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tahoe sands hotel tahoe vista, tahoe sands resort
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaLake Tahoe (California)Tahoe Vista
NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tahoe Sands Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tahoe Sands Resort?
Nearby attractions include Northstar California (7.1 km), Kings Beach State Recreation Area (3.8 km), and Stateline Fire Lookout (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tahoe Sands Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Tahoe Sands Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Tahoe Sands Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tahoe Sands Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bourbon Pub Northstar, Jason's Beachside Grille, and Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tahoe Sands Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Tahoe Sands Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Tahoe Vista.
Are there any historical sites close to Tahoe Sands Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (13.6 km), Thunderbird Lake Tahoe (9.9 km), and Old Truckee Jail Museum (14.8 km).
Does Tahoe Sands Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Tahoe Sands Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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