South Lake Tahoe, especially the Nevada country, has really interesting architecture. He's trying to recreate the Las Vegas experience within half a mile. Tall hotel towers, bright lights, glitter and gamblers. The Harvey & Casino Resort is right on the California border, so many people cross the ghostly side of California (just across the street) to try their luck. We stayed in Harvey in mid-May ….
Our room had spectacular views. Lake Tahoe in all its splendor with the surrounding forests and snow-capped mountains. I kept staring at this wonderland … The hotel room was decent. Clean and humble. However, moving through the hotel did not give me Lake Tahoe experience at all. The air in the resort was very smoky. Everything had a focus on gambling. With all this wonderful nature around us, we were completely isolated from it.
The staff was pleasant. The hotel was a bit dated, though they seemed to make the most of what they had. We didn't try any restaurants here.
The focus of the whole trip included far from all urban areas. Lake Tahoe is so beautiful and offers so many activities that once you are here the last thing I would recommend is hanging out around your hotel and inhaling cigarette smoke. On our next visit, we will probably stay on the California side at a smaller hotel / motel.
Harveys Lake Tahoe
PO Box 128
Stateline, NV 89449