Montbleu Lake Tahoe : The RenoTripping Review 2008

Montbleu Screws The Pooch

Posted by Chuckmonster

Montbleu Lake Tahoe Hotel Review - Beds

Double Queen

Montbleu Lake Tahoe Hotel Review - NightstandDespite it being the middle of the week, there were no single king beds rooms available in the "dog wing" so we ended up with a dual queen jobby. This proved to provide lots of entertainment as Maxine had a great time jumping from bed to bed whenever we called her.

As for the beds, the pillow top mattresses were super comfortable and had four pillows on each bed. The comforter was huge, soft and spotless. In fact, the whole room was spotless, as hard as I tried, I couldn't find any evidence that the room had been inhabited by a previous pooch.

The lamp in the far corner didn't work, which added to the streak of six hotels in a row that had with broken lamps (not counting Macau).

The nightstand between the beds featured an old telephone, old lcd clock radio, a room service selection menu that you hang on your door the night before, an advertisement for the Aveda Spa (who supplied the room amenities) and a remote control.

The view from outside our fourth floor window was of the top of the indoor pool's glass dome and the base of the mountain behind it.


The only place I've had the pleasure of staying in Lake Tahoe was Harvey's and that place was pretty awesome. Rooftop pool = great.
But this place you were at does look like it's in the middle of an idenity crisis and salmon marble looks like the jacuzzi tubs in Ballys

I will forgive Chuck's fading memory here.

A couple of inaccuracies:

1. I was not in the room when the bowl of food was delivered. Chuck accepted it while I was out.
2. When I saw that thing I called down to the front desk only to be told that they had no other options. I told them to then call room service and get me a doggamned bowl that my dog can reach cause I did not bring one upon THEIR promise. They finally relented and clearly ran to the market with a cheapo dual water/food bowl. (Which I stole, 'cause F them, thats why)

Another thing he forgot:

Getting food at the Montbleu can sometimes be an impossible task. Mexican restaurant is closed for a good portion of the day, as is the steakhouse.

if you want to eat coffee shop food, however, you are in luck as 20-Four is open 24/7.

While the Montbleu isn't fantastic it has two things going for it: a great indoor pool, cheap weekday rooms if you priceline bid for it midweek. My wife and I frequently visit there as a relative local because in February for example nothing beats hanging out poolside at an empty hotel when everything else in the area is covered in snow.

Friends are staying there right now...their room is almost identical...all the same furniture and soft goods...their jacuzzi is round and surrounded by off-white tile, though.