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Hotel Becket, A Joie de Vivre Hotel -Formerly 968 Park Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent one night in SLT and decided to stay by where all the action happens. The hotel was clean, with very comfortable bed and we were able to walk everywhere. We went to the casinos, took the gondola, had dinner, went to the beach and never had to use the car. Check-in is 3:00 PM, and there were no rooms available when we arrived ( about 3:30PM), so they gave us free vouchers to get a free drink in the restaurant next door. I booked the hotel through Groupon, and overall everything was good.

If you're headed to South Lake Tahoe, seriously consider the Hotel Becket. I got a good mid-week deal through Groupon which brought the price down competitive with cheaper places on the strip. It's literally across the street from the Heavenly chairlift, a Raley's shopping plaza, and one of the area's top spots: the area near the Marriott Hotel. It's almost on stateline, so it's a short walk to the casinos. They'll give you a free pass to the public beach, about a 7-minute walk. This is an area where tourists struggle to find parking or pay dearly for it. So, the Hotel's location and free parking is a plus. The pool is small (and was filled with rambunctious kids) and a little hard to get to from many of the rooms - not so great for adults & couples, but good for families. The attached restaurant deserves its own review but it was very good and was reasonably priced for South Lake Tahoe in mid- season. Staff was friendly & helpful.

Okay, so I was a little nervous to stay here, only because of the inconsistencies of prior reviews...it was hard to gauge if I would love it or hate it. But there was a phenomenal groupon deal and the location was right, so I took my chances and was pleasantly surprised! Most complaints were about the conditions of the rooms. Our room was small, but it was very clean and recently redone. Aside from a missing carpet strip between the room and the bathroom, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the room and it was simple but cute. I'm assuming since they're still midway through the remodel that some rooms may be better than others, but we had no complaints. The location could not be better, most hotels this close to Heavenly Village and the casinos ran at least double the price, we were on our way to a concert at Harvey's and were able to walk over in five minutes. I personally would rather have the small, more quaint hotel than deal with the crazy of staying in the casino hotels. We also brought our dog and enjoyed how pet friendly both the hotel and restaurant were. We didn't get the chance to check out the pool/hot tubs/etc. as we were only here one night. When it comes down to it, I would stay here again. It is no frills, but was definitely a good deal and left us with no complaints. I would guess that in a year, when the staff and amenities are more settled and complete, this spot will be in high demand, in the mean time, I wouldn't get scared off and would most definitely get that groupon while you can!

Very cute boutique hotel in the heart of Tahoe. Close to everything. we liked the restaurant and the staff were all really friendly and helpful. I love that they allowed dogs and were so close to the beach as well. I would only make one suggestion about more grass for the animals to take a break.

The hotel was acceptable, however not quite as nice as photos that were shown. We would come again for the location, however would not use the facilities such as spa & pool. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

Great location in South Shore. Room was not ready at check-in. Room was generally dirty and old. Very little water pressure in the shower. Location is absolutely terrific though - right by Heavenly Village and the casinos.

Hotel Becket is in a fantastic location, close to everything. You won't have to move your car if you're interested in going to restaurants, the lake, or the casinos. We got the hotel on Groupon ($99) during an expensive weekend and that's about what it's worth. We were in our room for a total of about an hour other than sleeping. It's definitely a motel style hotel, which isn't my preference, but it has everything you'd want for a quick trip. If we were going to be staying in Tahoe for a week, I wouldn't stay here personally but we will definitely consider coming back if we're looking for a quick getaway with no kids, like this one. Breakfast at the hotel on the property was really good. Even if we weren't staying at the hotel, I'd visit the restaurant again.

So every year my in-laws take the kids for week and the wife and I get away. This year we decided to scale back a bit and stay a little more local which brought a few hours away from home to South Lake Tahoe. In my wife's search for a hotel she came across this place the Hotel Becket. I wass advised it was a recently remodeled boutique hotel apart of the Becket franchise. 1. Location, location, location. The location is perfect. The hotel is located on the California side of the state line (for those not in the know, South Lake Tahoe has 2 sides, a California side and a Nevada side). This means everything for the Hotel is guided by California law to include non smoking (which my wife & I enjoy) but also includes higher California taxes (boo). The hotel is located across the street from Heavenly Village which has a Starbucks, a Raley's grocery store, salons, sporting goods store, a Baja Fresh, and all sorts of higher end restaurants and souvenir shopping as well. It is also a very shirt walk to the Nevada side if you are looking to visit the casinos as well. 2. We were "upgraded" to a remodeled room. Upon entry to the room it appeared remodeled, modern looking and well kept. Upon further inspection (really just looking around while unpacking) there were a few things we noticed. My wife noticed there was a closet to hang her dresses and store our other luggage. The AC unit is a large indoor/outdoor unit that is loud and doesn't truly push out any cool air (I personally like a lower temp as I naturally run hot). The carpet appeared new and clean. The sconces were eye catching along with the headboard. We had a king bed which was great but it is a super from bed where I personally enjoy the comforts of a pillow top bed like what I have at home. The bathroom up on initial look appeared remodeled like the rest of the room but then I began noticing issues. Although there was a nice looking barn door separating the bathroom from the rest of the room, it really didn't offer much in regasrds to privacy. In one corner of the bathroom is a makeshift stand of left over particle board with white laminate that holds a safe and an iron. This appeared to be an after thought with minimal effort put into it to appear presentable and match the rest of the decor. The vanity is a floating vanity that matches the dressers/work station in the room. The shower reminds me of a shower in an old RV. There is barely any room, I couldn't lift my arms over my head to wash bend over to clean my lower body. Oh, and there isn't a tub either. There were missing tiles that were just filled in with grout, the TP dispenser was the orinigal from the previous hotel and although the walls were painted the walls themselves were in awful shape. There weren't smooth, you can see where they simply slapped mud over the imperfections and then just painted over them. 3. The noise. The walls are super thin. I could hear the occupants in the room next door having a conversation and watching television. When they closed the door to the room I could feel the vibration in the walls/headboard. 4. The pool/spa area. So my wife located the pool which is located at the rw ar of the property but to access it and/or the spa area you either have to walk all the way around the property or walk down some stairs, by the laundry room, through a parking lot, under a building and then decide if you want into the pool or in the spa. The pool isn't very big and the wa rer temp was kept high which isn't very relaxing when it's hot outside. My wife and I went to the spa to use the hot tub due to me pulling a muscle in my back. After navigating the above we arrive at the spa. It was dark, somewhat dingy. As I stepped up the stairs I cracked the top of my head on a wood beam that blended into the rest of the dingy wooded decor and nearly knocked myself out. Fortunately for me, I have a hard head and been knocked around a few times I didn't go out. Had I been knocked out, the outcomne woulld hhave been worse as there were only two places to go, into the hot tub or on the ground which there wasn't much of due the large wooden benches, a wood table in the middle of the space, a towel rack and then time floor. Being a big guy, this would have posed a problem for my wife had this been an emergency. Once in the hot tub, we wanted an older woman of the beam as she did not see it as well but almost struck it to had we not warned her. In the end, although I gave this hotel an average rating I personally would not stay here again. The only reasons this hotel even received an average rating is due to the location and Ten Crows BBQ located on the property.

We had a great experience at the hotel. It's very clean and the staff were great. Bed was very comfortable. Parking was close to our room. It's very close to heavenly. Walking distance to many places in Tahoe. We will definitely book there in the future and we are recommending the place to our friends and families.

My fiance and I stayed here while we were in town for a wedding. The hotel was exactly what I wanted for a place to crash. The staff was friendly and welcoming, the rooms were clean, the decor was pretty cool, and the bed was AWESOME. Just a few quibbles: 1. When we arrived we were in kind of a hurry to get ready for the wedding and it took the front desk staff several minutes to get to us. I get it, they were busy, fine. 2. After we checked in, we were told to park in the outer lot near our room. When we finally got the car over there, we got the LAST space in the lot - would have been kind of a disaster had we had to take the extra time to re-park again in the inner lot and then haul all of our stuff around the outside of the hotel (as there did not seem to be a breezeway or any other way to get out there). 3. Ten Crows was out of coffee the Sunday morning after the wedding. The server/manager? was very nice about it and comped me an iced tea, but this is just one of those things I expect to never happen at 10am on a Sunday morning at a restaurant that serves breakfast. 4. The bathroom doors - um, what's up with that? They're cool and all, but they like to bounce open when you're on the toilet...kind of embarrassing to have that pop open! Other than that, convenient location for where we needed to be, and I can't say enough good things about the bed!

4003 Lake Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Located in South Lake Tahoe, Hotel Becket, A Joie de Vivre Hotel -Formerly 968 Park Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of sights such as Heavenly Gondola and Heavenly Village. This 166-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Centrally located in South Lake Tahoe, the hotel is also a short walk from Van Sickle Bi-State Park and Lakeside Marina.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Ten Crows BBQ, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

The 166 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Hotel Becket, A Joie de Vivre Hotel -Formerly 968 Park Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Valet parking is available for USD 25.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this ski hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a terrace.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

43% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 96 reviews