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“Large Room and Convenient lift”
Review of Hotel Talisa, Vail

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Hotel Talisa, Vail
Ranked #13 of 30 Hotels in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Frederick, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Large Room and Convenient lift”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went out on a limb, and decided not to stay in Vail Village on our annual ski trip in an effort to save a little money on accommodations. We were pleasantly surprised at the resort and accommodations. The room was generous in size and able to house a family of three for several days. The spa and fitness center is top notch. I injured myself and was able to use the facilities to begin physical therapy prior to reaching home. The staff was very friendly, but a little disappointed that there was no microwave in our room. Also, knowing that we had three people in our room, linens and drinkware were set-up to accommodate two people. Having a Vail resort lift and ticket counter right outside the resort door was extremely convenient. We were staying over a holiday weekend, and it was great that we did not have to wait in lines at the main lifts. The hotel shuttle was very convenient to get to and from Lionshead and Vail Village.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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John G, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear A T,
Glad to hear that you were pleasantly surprised with your stay, but sorry to hear you were injured. Hopefully it’s a quick recovery for you. Thank you for sharing your experience – we’re glad to hear you took advantage of our amenities, and specifically Aria Athletic Club & Spa! We agree that our location is something that guests truly enjoy –it’s quiet, secluded, and easily accessible to Vail Mountain. A skier’s dream! Thank you for your business – we hope you return soon.
John Garth
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

(+)This hotel is great, clean, modern and even has its own ski lift on Vail Mountain. Staff was kind and welcoming. (-) The hotel is a five minute drive to the town where the restaurants, bars, shops etc. are located. Room was primitive, not a great deal of amenities available. It also seemed understaffed but that could be because it was the end of the season...Would return.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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John G, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Air,
Thank you for your recent review – we always appreciate hearing from our guests. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay last April and we hope to see you again this year – the conditions are fantastic!
John Garth
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Cascade is one of the cheapest places to stay on the hill but was still far more expensive than places we typically stay. Cascade was worth every penny. The room was large (always nice when you have tons of stuff like you do when skiing) and nicely furnished. They have a ski concierge who takes your skis and boots and stores them overnight (as well as your shoes when you’re out skiing) which was so convenient I’ll be looking for it the next time I’m deciding where to stay when skiing. The resort has a private lift which is great and makes getting on the hill as easy as can be. I have to believe that most of the other resorts on the hill have a much longer walk before you can get on a lift.

Service was friendly throughout the resort. The bar was very nice with a decent craft beer selection (albeit not as good as they think it is). All in all a great place to stay that I’d highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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John G, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear ScubaBucky
On behalf of all of us at the Vail Cascade, I wanted to offer our sincerest gratitude for the opportunity to have you as our guest! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our ski and snowboard amenities and convenient access to Vail Mountain. It’s amazing how quickly you can be bed-to-mountain with our unique location and onsite chair lift (having no lift lines is pretty awesome too). With all the snow this season, it’s been a great year on the mountain and we hope to welcome you back soon! Please don’t hesitate to contact me personally should you need any assistance in arranging your next visit.
John Garth
Managing Director
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa last week and regret it was only for one night. Nevertheless, the staff treated us like honored guests at every point. The resort is located right at the base of the Cascade lift, which saves a lot of time and energy getting on and off the mountain. Spa facilities are available to guests who have already checked out, and I definitely recommend that you take advantage of the opportunity to refresh after a long day on the mountain. Enjoy!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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John G, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Laura,
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent ski getaway at Vail Cascade, a Destination Hotels & Resorts’ hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to provide detailed information on your experience and are delighted to hear you enjoyed all the amenities that make our resort so special. We hope you do return, but hopefully next time for a longer stay!
John Garth
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Vail, Colorado
2 reviews
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

2-20-13. Fly in from DFW. Arrive to resort and checkin at 2pm. Room not ready. Went to restaurant and it was closed. After spending 1.5 hours in Bar drinking and eating pizza, room still not ready. It is now 4:05 and not even an offer for resort credit. I am so upset. 3 nights at $1000 was considered a discount. Never again!!!! Was to attend IPCU medical conference. Afternoon session started at 3:30pm. Thanks for your support. Won't be attending this conference again if this is the expected service.

  • Stayed February 2014
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John G, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Mr. Crookshanks,
Thank you for posting your feedback on your recent stay. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your conference in Vail. From what it sounds like, you were waitlisted and encountered some challenges with your reservation, which we can understand is frustrating.

Our check-in time is at 4pm and on occasion we are able to get our guests into their rooms earlier than that, however, we take great pride in ensuring our rooms are cleaned to a Four Diamond level and have a check-in time so that we’re able to provide a clean, comfortable environment. The check-in and check-out times are communicated throughout the reservation process, as well as listed on our Website and in our reservation confirmation and pre-arrival emails.

Our restaurant hours are from 7am-11pm and anytime our guests need something after-hours, we’re always happy to open our Market Café and provide them with something to eat.

Again, thank you for providing a review of your stay. We always appreciate hearing form our guests. Please feel free to call or email me at your convenience if you would like to further discuss.

John Garth
Managing Director
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Castro Valley, California
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Vail Cascade is a wonderful resort both winter and summer. But I have to say that the attention you receive from the Charter Sports staff in the rental/retail shop makes the stay exceptional. They even help you put your boots on and off. This is the most convenient way to ski. We have gone back 4 years in a row!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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John G, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Cratto,
As a loyal guest of Vail Cascade, we would like to thank you for choosing the Vail Cascade Resort for your recent visit from California. We are truly honored by your review and appreciate your feedback, especially since you are a returning guest. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed our ski-in/ski-out location, ski concierge services and the treatment provided by Charter Sports (we agree- they’re great!). We will pass along your comments so that everyone can enjoy them.

We do hope you do return again - the snow continues to fall and this winter is quickly becoming one for the record books.
John Garth
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Troy, Michigan
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

This resort is a gem and I highly recommend it. It's not located in Vail Village, but do NOT let that influence you - the shuttle is quick and the resort has its own chair lift, lift ticket counter and ski storage. At the end of the day you can ski through the woods and over Gore Creek right back to the resort. The views of Gore Creek and the woods from the restaurant, outdoor pool and hot tub are amazing. Rooms are large, quiet, clean and nicely decorated. Above all....the staff is extremely helpful and courteous. Well worth the money and we will definitely be staying here when we return to Vail.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Brian C
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John G, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Brian C,
Thank you for your business and your recommendation of Vail Cascade Resort on TripAdvisor. We agree – our location, amenities, and of course our staff can’t be beat! Thank you for sharing a detailed review of your experience at Vail Cascade. If you decide to replay your stay, we would love to have you again. Please feel free to contact me if there’s anything I can do to make your next visit even more wonderful.
Sincerely,
John Garth
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Property: Hotel Talisa, Vail
Address: 1300 Westhaven Dr., Vail, CO 81657-3890 (Formerly Vail Cascade Resort & Spa)
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Location: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Vail
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Vail
#6 Luxury Hotel in Vail
#7 Spa Hotel in Vail
#8 Business Hotel in Vail
#9 Romantic Hotel in Vail
#9 Family Hotel in Vail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Talisa, Vail 4*
Number of rooms: 285
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover Hotel Talisa, Vail - Vail's newest luxury mountain getaway, reopening after a multimillion-dollar transformation. Our forested backyard at the base of Vail Mountain promises a one-of-a-kind respite of beauty and serenity balanced with inspired activity no matter the season, with the shops and restaurants of Vail a mere five minutes away. Hotel Talisa's 285 sophisticated new guest rooms and suites acknowledge your outdoor-centric activities with benches and gear storage, with amenities ranging from rainfall showers and soaking tubs for tired muscles. In our atmosphere of residential mountain luxury, you will discover the perfect home base for both adventure and escape. Luxuriously appointed bathrooms. Contemporary décor with indigenous inspiration. Refreshment centers stocked with local and international delicacies. Delightful turn down traditions that send you to sleep with a smile. The inspired décor of our guestrooms tie into the soul of Vail, exuding the spirit of outdoor adventurers, artisans and native tribes alike. Influenced by the best aspects of the Rockies and Alps, the Hotel Talisa will enchant you with culinary creations from around the world. Open all day, the new 3-meal restaurant is open breakfast through dinner, showcasing authentic flavors from the Colorado Rockies and the eight countries that touch the Alps, from Austria to Monaco. Our lounge offers a fireside setting for enjoying inventive après-ski food, drink, music, conversation and floor-to-ceiling mountain views. And our fresh market is a favorite stop for active guests who prefer quick serve and to-go gourmet foods and libations. Guests will delight in blissful and invigorating treatments at the new alpine spa within the hotel along with even more fitness and spa offerings at Aria Spa and Club adjacent to the hotel. And, as Vail's premiere skiing experience, our on-property chairlift provides for Vail's only true ski-in/ski-out luxury resort, with on-site rentals and ticket office, aided by a world-class ski concierge. Enjoy four seasons of outdoor adventures galore with mountain biking along Gore Creek, fishing, swimming, ice skating and more or simply lounging at one of the infinity pools or hot tubs and fire pit socializing. Private cars and complimentary shuttles are available exclusively for resort guests along with dedicated concierges eager to assist in planning your visit. Whether seeking tranquility, adventure or a blend of both - Hotel Talisa, Vail's newest luxury hotel and resort beckons year-round. ... more   less 
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Vail Cascade Resort And Spa
Vail Cascade Hotel Vail
Cascade Resort

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