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David Walley's Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good spa but a little pricey for what is offered Great food and restaurant and bar Could use some upgrading in the units like the TVs If you don't like wild life this is not the place for you condos are situated by a bird refuse and the geese can be noisy

We got more than we expected. We actually upgraded our room & the front desk staff surprised us with a super nice suite. Wish we could have stayed more than 1 night. So grateful & looking forward to a return stay late Fall.

Loved staying here EXCEPT for the pull out bed in the living room. It was so awful, I had to sleep on the floor. Other than that, we really enjoyed our stay, the kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping room were great. We loved our dinner at the restaurant, and breakfast at the cafe was very nice. If you enjoy cycling, bring your bike, there's great biking along the road that Wally's is on. We did the Groupon "dip and dine" which is a great deal considering they will charge you $50 plus / person to use the hot springs. For $20 more, you can get a lovely 3 course dinner and access to the hot springs.

All in all was ok. Had to move rooms after two nights of a three night stay. Thought that was rediculous? Went from a condo with an awesome view to a condo with a view of the parking lot. UGGGGH!

David Walley's was a quiet and peaceful place to stay. The view from our balcony and the pool was fabulous. The restaurant served us a very large delicious meal. The waiters were kind and quick to get us what we needed.

The room was perfect. The service by staff was great. Our big disappointment was that access to the spa itself was not included in the room price. We were not informed of this when we reserved the room. On previous visits to David Walley's, the spas, pool, sauna, etc. were part of the package. We were quite annoyed to find that it would have cost us an additional $50.00 each to use the spas, which were a major reason for reserving at Walley's in the first place. We declined, and enjoyed the room and view, but we will not be back.

Other than the hotel's remote location, the resort facility, hotel cleaness, all the Condo+Suite like guest room amenities were absolutely great. Definitely recommand to others.

the hotel itself was fine, but the distance it was supposed to be from south lake tahoe casinos was not projected correctly. it took half an hour to get there from the hotel, and to get back in the middle of the night we had to beg taxi drivers to take us back to our hotel and none would because of the distance. i was misinformed form your website on the distance and did not appreciate the inconvenience it caused me that evening.

No WiFI. 5 star hotel that turned out being a low quality motel. Beware of David Waley's Resort. At the minimum they perform deceptive sales. Consider very carefully that David Waley's may be scam artists.

We requested a handicapped room as my husband has a broken leg. Upon arrival, we were sent to 3 different rooms, none of which had handicapped bathroom facilities in them. Finally we were told that we could have a handicapped room but that it would cost us more. After much time and struggle, we were finally "upgraded" to a very nice room which actually did have handicapped facilities in the bathroom, and we were not (we hope) charged extra for it. So our initial check-in experience was very poor! And some renovation is needed (torn carpets in the hallway, things like that, stains on the rug inside the room, etc.) I doubt we'd return, though we love the hot springs facility nearby--but even that was an extra charge which we were not expecting to have to pay (last time we stayed there, it was part of the cost of the hotel room).

If you are looking for a hot spring I would head to Napa! We went for a wedding and I was expecting to be wow'd but was not. The entire hotel & hot springs need serious repairs. Some of the staff need proper training. The website needs to be updated as there is conflicting information. The restaurant had great food but I was disappointed with almost everything else. I will not go again.

Could not acnowledge reservation. Checkin time was off by 3 hrs. Pools in the spa area were horrible, dirty and nonfunctional. If you cant use the pools at a spa resort, why the heck would anyone really wanna stay there. Plus an extra $25 per person to use it , per day..... what a rip off.

The staff were friendly. At the Bathhouse- we were told that ir depends on whom you book through whether its available at no charge. We had to pay to use the bathhouse. The other swimming pool, the heaters were broken and then they closed it completely. This is difficult when traveling with kids. Genoa is 45 minutes from Reno, 15 minutes from Carson City and about 15 min from Lake Tahoe. Other resorts I have been to, have miniature golf, arcades, or other things for children- making it more family friendly. However I understand that Walleys is doing some renovations, so maybe that will be part of it.

My friend and I with our kids came for the weekend. [...] When checking in I noticed a small flyer announcing that now all guests who did not book the hotel directly have to pay $25 per person per day to use the spa and pools. I pointed that this information was not available neither thought their website [...] They said that the only way they can waive this entrance fee is for us to go to some timeshare presentation on site. The staff was rude and unfriendly. The rooms were not cleaned. I don't usually write bad reviews, but this time the stress was overwhelming. I paid $150 for the room that cost $70 last year and I had to go to the presentation and kill the only time I had to spend with my family. The place is definitely going downhill.

Enjoyed relaxing by the pool a great way to spend the weekend we love staying here!

Trip was great. I just think that [...]should let the customers know that the Hot Springs are not complimentary with the room pay any more. Everything was great, we just didn't expect to be charged for the Minereal tubs use.

We had a great time!

Hotel is realy good. Rooms are clean and nice. But stuff is not helpful at all. Our confurmation stated check in at 1300 we came at 1400, but they told us it is not untill 1600, so we had to wait for 2 hours to get our room. Also refregerator was broken,so food got spoiled, and kitchen was missing teapot and some dishes, when called desck to get some, they told us they are out.??

Very nice large rooms with a great view. The hot mineral spring pools are very relaxing. Genoa is a great small town with the oldest saloon in Nevada. It is at the base of the east slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and not far from Carson City. South Shore Lake Tahoe only a 30 minute drive over the Kingsbury Grade. We did a full day rount trip steam train on the VT Railroad from Carson City to Virginia City that was fantastic.

Went to grandaughter's softball games in so lake tahoe. No hand , or bath soap. Couldn't do anything outdoors because of mosquitos. We've always had soap in the past at all the hotels we've stayed.

2001 Foothill Road Genoa NV

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in South Lake Tahoe, David Walley's Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of sights such as Mormon Station State Historic Park and Genoa Courthouse Museum. This 3-star condo resort has 211 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Genoa, the condo resort is also within a 30-minute drive of Stewart Indian School and Nevada State Railroad Museum.


Dining

This condominium resort has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.


Rooms

The 211 air-conditioned condos feature kitchenettes and balconies or patios. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests staying at David Walley's Resort enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Other amenities at this hot springs condominium resort include a 24-hour business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Condo, 2 Bedrooms, Mountain View

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for David Walley's Resort

Everyone (6) Couples (11) Business (2) Family (8) Friends (3) Other (1)
4

nice place to stay with beautiful sceanery

Everyone

Good spa but a little pricey for what is offered Great food and restaurant and bar Could use some upgrading in the units like the TVs If you don't like wild life this is not the place for you condos are situated by a bird refuse and the geese can be noisy

By on Apr 25, 2017

5

hidden gem

Everyone

We got more than we expected. We actually upgraded our room & the front desk staff surprised us with a super nice suite. Wish we could have stayed more than 1 night. So grateful & looking forward to a return stay late Fall.

By , from Reno, NV on Sep 11, 2016

4

lovely hotel and location

Everyone

Loved staying here EXCEPT for the pull out bed in the living room. It was so awful, I had to sleep on the floor. Other than that, we really enjoyed our stay, the kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping room were great. We loved our dinner at the restaurant, and breakfast at the cafe was very nice. If you enjoy cycling, bring your bike, there's great biking along the road that Wally's is on. We did the Groupon "dip and dine" which is a great deal considering they will charge you $50 plus / person to use the hot springs. For $20 more, you can get a lovely 3 course dinner and access to the hot springs.

By , from Reno on Sep 4, 2016

4

awesome spa

Everyone

All in all was ok. Had to move rooms after two nights of a three night stay. Thought that was rediculous? Went from a condo with an awesome view to a condo with a view of the parking lot. UGGGGH!

By , from Las Vegas on Aug 4, 2016

4

comfort

Everyone

David Walley's was a quiet and peaceful place to stay. The view from our balcony and the pool was fabulous. The restaurant served us a very large delicious meal. The waiters were kind and quick to get us what we needed.

By , from S on Jul 30, 2016

4

the facility was great, but!

Everyone

The room was perfect. The service by staff was great. Our big disappointment was that access to the spa itself was not included in the room price. We were not informed of this when we reserved the room. On previous visits to David Walley's, the spas, pool, sauna, etc. were part of the package. We were quite annoyed to find that it would have cost us an additional $50.00 each to use the spas, which were a major reason for reserving at Walley's in the first place. We declined, and enjoyed the room and view, but we will not be back.

By , from Placerville, CA on May 12, 2016

4

great place !

Families

Other than the hotel's remote location, the resort facility, hotel cleaness, all the Condo+Suite like guest room amenities were absolutely great. Definitely recommand to others.

By on May 3, 2012

3

new years trip to the middle of nowhere

GetawayWithFriends

the hotel itself was fine, but the distance it was supposed to be from south lake tahoe casinos was not projected correctly. it took half an hour to get there from the hotel, and to get back in the middle of the night we had to beg taxi drivers to take us back to our hotel and none would because of the distance. i was misinformed form your website on the distance and did not appreciate the inconvenience it caused me that evening.

By on Jan 3, 2012

1

david walley's hot springs

Families

No WiFI. 5 star hotel that turned out being a low quality motel. Beware of David Waley's Resort. At the minimum they perform deceptive sales. Consider very carefully that David Waley's may be scam artists.

By on Nov 25, 2011

2

problems finally solved

Couples

We requested a handicapped room as my husband has a broken leg. Upon arrival, we were sent to 3 different rooms, none of which had handicapped bathroom facilities in them. Finally we were told that we could have a handicapped room but that it would cost us more. After much time and struggle, we were finally "upgraded" to a very nice room which actually did have handicapped facilities in the bathroom, and we were not (we hope) charged extra for it. So our initial check-in experience was very poor! And some renovation is needed (torn carpets in the hallway, things like that, stains on the rug inside the room, etc.) I doubt we'd return, though we love the hot springs facility nearby--but even that was an extra charge which we were not expecting to have to pay (last time we stayed there, it was part of the cost of the hotel room).

By on Oct 25, 2011