Montbleu Lake Tahoe : The RenoTripping Review 2008

Montbleu Screws The Pooch

Posted by Chuckmonster

Montbleu Lake Tahoe Hotel Review - Tv

TV Coffin

A large armoire, which contained a tube tv on retracting shelf, two shelves and a safe, faced the bed. On top of the TV is one of those lousy 'internet via tv' wireless keyboard thingys that are as useless as they are annoying.

Partially pictured to the right is a small side table and a lounge chair (not pictured). The chair and mini-table were used quite frequently for laptop and camera tinkering as it had the most accessible electrical outlet in the room.

As you can tell, Maxine is a total ham. She loves having her photo taken and - like an 8 year old kid - makes sure to be in front of the lens as much as possible. The blue bone shaped dog tag around her neck is not the Montbleu branded one as promised. They never delivered on that.

Montbleu Lake Tahoe Hotel Review - Safe

The in-room safe was tiny, certainly not large enough to store much more than a pile of cash, wallet and maybe some jewelry. You can forget it if you need to lock up your laptop from sticky fingers and prying eyes.


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.