Hotel Becket, A Joie de Vivre Hotel -Formerly 968 Park Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Noisy, drafty room, very thin walls. Did not match the pictures on the website at all. Average location. Very little security and an overall feeling of an abandoned building. Fine if you're just interested in reasonable accommodations, but if you're looking for ambiance look somewhere else
My family and I (husband and 11-year-old) stayed here for just one night the last weekend in April. I booked the hotel through Hotels.com and also received a good price and two free drinks (one for me, one for my husband). We checked in around 3:00 p.m. and were promptly greeted in the lobby by the front desk. Both gentlemen were very nice and the process to get our room and key was a smooth one. We were instructed that our room was in the back building. Trying to get to the back of the building was a little cumbersome as we tried to find a walk through to the back building and were unable to locate one. You have to walk around the outside of the hotel. It was a little inconvenient. Our room was pretty standard - view overlooked the street, one king bed, couple chairs and a table, tv, small fridge. All we need is a clean room (which it definitely was) and a comfortable bed (which it definitely was). Overall, I was satisfied with the room. The A/C could be a little more user-friendly (it wasn't very responsive and the screen on the remote was dim and hard to read) and the coffee maker sucked (sorry...). It didn't work properly and we were only provided decaf coffee pods. Luckily, there is a Starbucks just across the street. But a mediocre coffee maker knocks my rating down. The location was great! Hotel Becket is right across the street from Heavenly Village and a couple blocks away from the Stateline. Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to eat in the restaurant or redeem our drink tickets (it was a quick trip). I did love the fire pit by the restaurant and we enjoyed that for a few minutes. It set a nice ambiance, perfect for Lake Tahoe. We will definitely need to try the restaurant next time. Why I rated it average? I like the rustic feel of the hotel but I think it could still use some renovating. The old lobby of the previous hotel is now what looks to be a coffee pub, but isn't in operation. I hope the hotel plans on opening this up; it looked like a perfect spot to hang out and drink. The other reason is that the hotel is not cohesive - it feels really divided between the buildings. I want it to feel like "one" hotel; I want to walk through the hotel instead of out and around to get to the back set of rooms. Final thoughts: I would stay here again, as my family and I were all really comfortable, and recommend to travelers looking for a good, non-casino, average priced place to stay for a few nights.
I recently stayed at the Becket for a few nights. The rooms were clean and the location was fantastic. I could walk to the Heavenly Gondola from my room! They are also right across the street from the Heavenly Village and a shopping center. I ate at the restaurant and the food was great. You don't often find hidden gems- but the X Crows BBQ is one of them. Great service and really awesome food. Overall- for the location, rate and on site restaurant/ bar - this is my go to place in Tahoe.
I am a big fan of the Joie de Vivre hotels in general. Seeing that they had taken over this property I promptly booked a room their for a quick getaway weekend to ski at Heavenly. First I must say that the staff at the restaurant were all very polite and friendly. We enjoyed our time in the bar in Ten Crows on Friday and Saturday night. It was a bit surprising to learn that the restaurant POS system was not integrated into the hotel. Having to pay separately was not a big deal but it was a minor inconvenience. We also dined at the restaurant on Saturday morning and while the breakfast was enjoyable the service was deficient, due to understaffing. The kicker for us was finding out that we were locked in our hotel room on Sunday morning. We went to leave and our door would not open. After calling the front desk we then waited for almost an hour as the staff (first asking us if we remembered to unlock the deadbolt) dealt with the issue. When we were finally released from captivity (the problem being the door itself) the front desk generously offered to waive the nightly $25.00-dollar resort fee. Resort fees are, in my opinion just another form of a hidden room charge and frankly I can't understand why the hotel charges this fee in the first place. There were no resort amenities to be had. If we had booked through Groupon we would have had this waived anyway and saved quite a bit on the room rate. The rooms were "ok", really nothing special and the hotel layout (two properties merged into one hotel brand) was poor. Signage was confusing as both properties still retained the signage from the previous (two) brands. Maybe they will get their act together someday down the road. But I will not be returning any time soon. For what it's worth I did contact the property a week ago and did not even get the courtesy of a form letter response.
We booked 01 room, for april/16.. for our Honey Moon Trip/Vacation..... we arrived at Reno/afternoon, took a time at Carlson City, then S. Lake Tahoe... just enjoying the trip... shopping.. walking...etc.... then, about 11:00 (PM), we got at the hotel reception..... CLOSED... not only the RECEPTION.. but the ENTIRE HOTEL CLOSED!!!!..... with an insane piece of paper, that we can barely understand *wtf* that should mean!!!..... with both cellphone's battery = dead...(entire day using the gps)... PRIOR THAT --- nobody contacted us... nobody sent us an e-mail..... or even called us....!!! UNBELIEVEABLE..... I will come back one day, just to tell you guys - In person - in front of my wife.... How we solved that - at midnight, WITH no PHONE, NO INTERNET, as a foreign, not a fluent english speaker...... in the last week of the snow season.. (entire city full of tourists).......... REGRETTABLE... We sincerely hope that nobody (including you / owners and managers) have this kind of experience...... *Regrettable, and a true shame!
I almost never write reviews online, but I feel almost compelled to type this one. This place is awesome—one of the nicest yet least pretentious places I’ve been to in a long time, with incredibly attentive and helpful staff. My beautiful girlfriend and I were on sort of a whirlwind trip through Northern California when her sister recommended this place to us (she’d stayed there a few times herself before). We could only stay one night and then had to leave in the morning, but owing to this place’s location we were able to pack in quite a nice little visit to SLT. Parking is a snap, with free valet if you can’t easily find a spot downstairs. Adjacent to the lobby there was a classy bar with lots of cool looking beer symbols on the tap, which is always a good sign, and some hip ski people. There was a jug of delicious infused water to enjoy while we waited to check in, but we didn’t have time to drink much of it. The staff at the front was efficient and super friendly and had us checked in right away. Our room was easy to find, which if you stay in enough hotels is something of a plus. The place was clean, spacious, had a big, comfortable bed, rustic but not over-the-top décor, and a great stone area in the entrance to change, hang up your wet ski gear, etc. Upon further study of the room I could scarcely believe our good fortune, for behold, there were free snacks. Not all of them, mind you, but enough for it to be thrilling to me. After getting our complimentary munch on we cruised downstairs to see what we could cram into the waning hours of our day. Owing to this place’s location, it turned out to be quite a bit. The beach/lake is just around the corner, a short walk to a beautiful view which we enjoyed until some tool started buzzing his new drone everywhere. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t the hotel’s fault, though. In the other direction, literally across the street from the hotel, is the village/gondola, so we were able to pop over there and have that whole experience as well. We did this all before dinner, btw, which you can now eat at the hotel’s new BBQ restaurant that I can’t wait to try. All in all, STAY HERE while you can. Pretty soon it’s going to be booked months in advance. I can’t wait to get back when we actually have time to ski.
Best location in the area. Cool and hip refurbishing. Hot tub is so so but it's something. The restaurant is amazeballs though. Super awesome BBQ. And you can take the house dog out with you, pretty cool.
Such a great deal given the awesome location! This hotel is right across from Heavenly Ski Resort and an easy walk to pretty much everything there is to do in South Lake Tahoe. I loved the decor of the rooms, very rustic chic. You almost feel like you are in a cabin, but with all the amenities of a hotel. The beds were super comfy and the hotel staff was very friendly. I also like how they are still able to maintain a lodge feel with the restaurant, fire pit area and pool, but on a smaller scale than the bigger resorts. I would definitely stay again!
The hotel is right across the street from Heavenly Village - easy to get to and from the ski resort plus the location is close to grocery stores, restaurants, etc. We had a wonderful stay and the hotel staff was very accommodating. Would recommend this place to all my family and friends.
I feel bad for writing a negative review because the online photos are so nice & the staff is great, however if you're looking for a place to relax this isn't the place. The walls are too thin & you feel like your camping outside. I could hear every neighbor.. waking, talking, opening and shutting their door. I had to drink a few extra beers to get a goodnight sleep. It was awful. I wish I would have read the reviews before hand. Unfortunately our room was in between a group of families that came together..... The staff was great though, it's not their fault.
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.
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.
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.
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
43% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 45 reviews