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Tantalus Lodge
Ranked #24 of 49 Hotels in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We came here on a "mystery" booking and were very pleased.
We were upgraded to a two bedroom that was fabulous. Kitchen was very well stocked- previous reviews stated otherwise! Lots of extras. Friendly staff. Free toboggans. Pet area. And a nice loop around driving range to walk your dog. Free shuttle to town but close enough to walk back and forth. We enjoyed the tubing- easy and fun access. Took free Excalibur lift from whistler over to base two where tubing park was. And spent another afternoon snowshoeing at Olympic park that was totally amazing and everyone's favorite of the trip. Only negative was hard beds and no tv in master bedroom. Thanks tantalus!
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Stayed: January 2014
1  Thank terrynoodle
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L_River0, Manager at Tantalus Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for great review! We appreciate when our services are recognized. I have taken note of your comments and will share them with the team.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Warm regards,

Luis Rivero
Rooms Manager

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

I would generally describe the Tantalus as adequate. The location is the best feature to me -- it's a short walk to the lifts (particularly if you take advantage of the ski check in the Carelton Lodge and aren't carrying your skis) but not right in the village, which we liked. They also run a very convenient van the couple of hundred yards of the walk. The size of the unit was fine for my family of five and generally in good conditions. The bathrooms were new and very clean. The bed was fine -- not the best I've ever had, but not the worst.

There were two bigger negatives to me. The kitchen was very poorly stocked, particulary given we had five and the room was suppose to be large enough for six. One frying pan, no colendar for draining pasta, no tea kettle, a barely working toaster, a vegetable peeler that didn't work, no paper towels. We were told we would get these things had we booked a more expensive suite. Really? These things like seem like basic things that even the least expensive room should have. The other negative was the location of the pool and hot tub -- across the parking lot. Very uninviting.

On the positive side, the staff was very hard working, although my sense is that they didn't have enough staff. One housekeeper went well beyond her call of duty to try to get some more kitchen supplies for us. She was terrific.

All in all, if we ski at Whistler again, I would probably stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Brian S
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L_River0, Manager at Tantalus Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we were so pleased to hear your comments about our property. I have taken note of your comments regarding our kitchen supplies and will look at ways of improving our offer there.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Warm regards,

Luis Rivero
Rooms Manager

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

My family of 6 stayed at Tantalus for Christmas this year and the suite we booked was more than accomodating. Hotel has a ski locker, outdoor heated pool/hot tub ( you're allowed to bring beverages down in the hotels plastic cups), outdoor and covered parking (also has over height parking for us truck drivers), and you can purchase fire logs for your in-suite fireplace. Spacious and relatively modern (granite, tv,cable etc.) Hotel is also pet friendly for an additional fee. Close to helipad, the lifts and village (within 5 min.)

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank terlaakl88
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L_River0, Manager at Tantalus Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to read you enjoyed our facilities and services, and look forward to welcome you back soon.

Warm regards,

Luis Rivero
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

The Tantalus lodge was one of the cheaper choices available to stay a few nights in Whistler. Comparatively still expensive though.

The hotel room was adequate with full equipped kitchen. The sofa bed was below par, very thin but the room was nice enough.

The staff were very good and helpful at all times. The hot tubs are also very good.

There is a shuttle available to get to village as it is a short walk over the hill which can be difficult in ski boots. Fairly long walk to hotel from bus stop, which is a negative.

Would stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shaun R
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed at this hotel property recently and booked into one of the premier 2-bedroom suites with kitchen. It was a perfect stay for us. The kitchen is well-equipped, including coffee make and complimentary coffee bags each day, dishwasher, microwave, range and fridge. Quite a nice open concept kitchen with granite counter tops.

The beds were comfortable and it was great having to full washrooms with tubs/showers. A full complement of towels, shampoo and soap was provided in each. The living room also featured a fireplace, which we did not use as it required logs (ie. not gas). In summer, this unit with its two balconies would be wonderful, too.

Although not in the heart of Whistler Village, it is only a short walk away. The only recommendation I would make is that when booking if distance to the elevator is important and stairs, make sure you mention that to the agent. Internet was also included in our booking.

Room Tip: They have a reasonable pet fee if you are bringing fido with you. They charge a one-time fee as opp...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank zipparoo
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

This down to earth hotel is my regular place to stay in Whistler because it is a short walk to the lifts if you don't use the frequent and friendly shuttle. Quiet on one side and pool action from balconies on outside.
I don't want to pay for a glitzy, pretentious hotel. At Tantalus I know I can have a cracking fire while we make homemade dinner.
The staff are helpful and relaxed enough to share smiles and jokes.
Not luxury but you get what you pay for and this place is clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank cocopep11
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L_River0, Manager at Tantalus Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we were so pleased to hear your comments about our property and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Luis Rivero
Rooms Manager

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

A Pet-Friendly hotel. Super-friendly front staff even placed us on the first floor for easy access to the outside. The kitchen and bathrooms have been nicely, (but economically), updated. The remaining furniture and bed linens are old and worn. The sliding glass door was broken but fixed the next morning. The kitchen is poorly stocked: no hot mitts, baking dishes, papertowels, etc. Bathrooms were clean, but no hairdryers. Housekeeping, (Sheryl), was super courteous, but on the last day a new housekeeper didn't leave TP, soaps, or clean bath mats. No DVD player or music source. Only pay-per-view movies. $18 nightly parking fee. Worth it if you get a great deal, but otherwise there are better situations.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 4200 Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Whistler
Price Range: $106 - $483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tantalus Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by traditional ski lodges from around the world, surrounded by mountains and forest, let the Tantalus Lodge be your hosts during your next visit to Whistler BC Canada. The Tantalus Lodge offers 24 hour hospitality and housekeeping daily, our team will help you make the most of your time in Whistler. Each of our spacious suites has full kitchen facilities, real wood burning fireplaces and the largest balconies in Whistler. Our convenient and easy to find location is a 5 minute walk to the gondolas and the main Whistler Village where people gather from morning until night.Whatever the season or the reasons for coming to Whistler BC, make the Tantalus part of your lodging plans. ... more   less 
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