We love this resort, this was our second time staying there. When we arrived they had cookies for kids in the lobby. Just next to the lobby is the kids play room with crayons, coloring books, tv/videos, fish tank--our 5 year old loved it and the kids activity staff was fabulous. The pools are very nice, plenty of sun and shade. Just outside the resort is a major grocery store and other shops--all within walking distance. At night, we would go to Cold Stone (just outside the steps of the resort) get ice-cream and sit by the fire-pit at the hotel restaurant.
The beach is also walking distance. It has a play area for the kids and plenty of open beach area.
My children actually really enjoyed our stay here. We don't get over to tahoe that often but when we do we have so much fun. We always stay here and my kids love it. The hotel staff is always friendly and accommodating of my kids. I will probably always stay at this hotel. What was family friendly for us was having shops and attractions so close by. There was heavenly within a few minutes, a buffet my children loved, and within easy walking distance was some great shopping. The views were incredible and families with older or even younger than preschool aged children would enjoy the stay. Very family friendly environment and hotel lobby had great suggestions for activities.
Convenient location. Can park the car once and walk to great skiing (if visiting in the winter), restaurants, grocery store, coffee shops, etc. Full kitchen in the villa rooms. Ultra clean in all areas of the property. Comfortable beds. Washer/Dryer in rooms. Heated pool and sidewalks. VERY kid friendly. Many onsite activities for kids. Good onsite restaurant, but have to go early (like 4:45) to avoid a long wait, which is not fun with kids--at least not ours!