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“Best ski-in ski-out option, but location isn't great”
Review of Hotel Talisa, Vail

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Hotel Talisa, Vail
Ranked #12 of 30 Hotels in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Vail Cascade is very nice, but not spectacular. There are much nicer properties, but they don't have a chair lift in front of their building. It is very easy and convenient to stay there for the skiing aspect, but there is not much to do so you have to head into town for entertainment. Basically, you're happy you stayed there in the morning, just not at night. The service was great and the people were incredibly friendly. The ski concierge staff were fantastic!! The facility itself is a little dated, but the heated pools and hot tubs are great. Your decision as to whether or not to stay here comes down to entirely how important skiing is to you. If you want to be able to ski in and out, perfect, but if you want to be in the center of the action, Vail Cascade is not the place for you.

Room Tip: We loved creekside mountain view because you are right near the heated pools and hot tubs, plus have...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2013

Dear eat2much83,
Comprehensive reviews like yours are much appreciated! We agree that while it is beneficial to have easy access to Vail Mountain with our chairlift, there are many other wonderful activities and things to do besides snow sports. With our expansive 78,000-square-feet fitness center with a basketball court, three indoor tennis courts, yoga studio, heated pools, KidVenture programs and more, we hope our guests never get bored….any time of year. Also, with convenient access to Vail either by shuttle or by our walking/bike path located directly behind our resort, we try to provide any type of Vail experience – whether seeking relaxation or adventure. We do hope you return to Vail Cascade again.

Brett Schoenfield
General Manager
Vail Cascade Resort

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Reviewed 12 March 2013 via mobile

My family and I love staying at the cascade! The fact that it is just outside the village makes it a cozy get away. The staff are terrific! The concierge know the best spots to eat and ski, the restaurant and bar staff are professional and informed, the spa has a great tanning area! They even have hot tub drink servers which really sealed the day after a great time on the mountain! We are in Vail quite often and very much enjoy the cascade over other hotels due to the staff. Keep up the great work!!

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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2013

Thank you for choosing Vail Cascade for your recent stay and for your 5-star review on TripAdvisor! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our staff, restaurants and evening our Mystic Tanning! We’re lucky to have you as loyal guests and are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

Brett Schoenfield
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Vail Cascade Resort

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Reviewed 8 March 2013

The Vail Cascade never disappoints! It is a beautiful hotel with a very warm yet elegant mountain feel and it is truly one of Vail's best kept secrets. They have their own private chair lift that brings you right where you need to go so it is truly a ski in ski out without the crowd and the ski concierge is fantastic! The rooms are just lovely and my favorite part about this resort is that it is dog friendly and the room had a welcome mat as well as a beautiful dog bed and dog dishes for my dogs who I think enjoyed the stay as much as we did. We are locals with our second home in Summit County just 15 minutes away, but sometimes it is nice to spoil ourselves and stay at one of Vail's finest's and this is at the top of my list! The spa is recognized as one of the best in the country so don't miss it!!! I've heard a few people complain about the resort fee which is nominal, but they need to understand that includes use of the spa as well as unlimited transportation around Vail, which can be very costly if taking a cab or parking so for Vail this resort is a 5 star resort with what I feel is a bargain price. There are a lot of options in Vail and living here we have been so lucky to experience many of them, but we always return to the Vail Cascade.

Room Tip: I haven't been in a bad room. I have had every view and of course the mountain view is amazing...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2013

Dear vacationauthority,
It warms me dearly to read your recent 5 star review on TripAdvisor and to hear Vail Cascade referred to as “one of Vail’s best kept secrets” – what an honor. We’re thrilled to hear that you recommend Vail Cascade for families and their four-legged friends! We want all our guests (including dogs) to have a great experience. It’s been snowing like crazy in Vail so we hope you come back again soon.

Brett Schoenfield
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Vail Cascade Resort

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Great resort with a super friendly staff and overall a great place to stay. Chair lift right outside the rooms, makes it even better. Free shuttle all day long (every 10 minutes) to Vail Villiage and Lionshead Villiage.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2013

Dear JERRY1214,
Thank you for choosing Vail Cascade for your recent stay and for your 5-star review on TripAdvisor! Coming all the way from Florida, we’re glad to hear your enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon – if you think winter is great, you should check out the summer.

Brett Schoenfield
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Vail Cascade Resort

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Great ski in and cozy environment! The spa was excellent and very clean with many options for exercise. The lift made getting to the mountain so easy in the morning. I can't rave about the staff more than they deserve.

Room Tip: Lower level by outside spa and river
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2013

Dear Scott,
As Vail’s premier meeting destination, we take great honor in providing guests visiting on business the opportunity to enjoy Colorado’s playground. We are thrilled to hear you carved out time from your schedule to take advantage of the spa, location and our fitness facility. Did you know Aria Club is the largest fitness and training complex in Vail? It's definitely not your average hotel gym! We hope you return again soon when the weather warms up and presents a whole different perspective on mountain fun.

Brett Schoenfield
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Vail Cascade Resort

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Reviewed 23 February 2013

Loved the hotel! Beautiful...fun things like "smores by the fire"! Friendly staff, clean rooms, great location. Stayed twice...will stay again! Also, great, complimentary transportation to ski areas and shopping!

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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2013

Dear MaryLynn,
What a privilege to read about your recent family getaway to Colorado! It sounds like you took advantage of our unique amenities and our complimentary children’s activities. If you decide to return this winter (or summer), please let me know how I can make your next Vail Cascade stay even more memorable.

Thank you for your 5-star review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Brett Schoenfield
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Vail Cascade Resort

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Reviewed 19 February 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for skiing with our 11 and 14 year olds.
Room was poor for 4. Very little storage, tiny sofa bed. Ended up with an air bed got one of the kids.
Location is amazing. Lift at the hotel and a great run home right to the hotel.
Good ski shop in the hotel. All really easy.
Great free shuttle bus onto town.
Lovely pool/jacuzzi although very crowded.
Communal areas very tired. Bar in particular just not a place you want to hang out. Tired and a bit uninspiring.
Breakfast excellent.

Just spend some money modernising please. Great Location and staff just let down a bit by lack of investment.

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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2013

Dear emb01,
Thank you for your recent review and sharing your experience. We’re glad to hear you and your family enjoyed our resort’s location, ski shop and shuttle service. As a AAA Four Diamond resort, we strive to provide a great experience and appreciate you expressing your feedback regarding our property. We are excited to announce that we’re in the process of refreshing our rooms to include new pillows, bedding, lighting, carpet, furniture and more. In addition to our guest rooms, we are continuously making improvements and investing in our property to provide a genuine, welcoming environment.

Thank you again for taking the time to provide a review, we appreciate your business and hope to have you back again soon.

Brett Schoenfield
General Manager
Vail Cascade Resort

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Address: 1300 Westhaven Dr., Vail, CO 81657-3890 (Formerly Vail Cascade Resort & Spa)
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Region: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Vail
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Vail
#5 Luxury Hotel in Vail
#7 Spa Hotel in Vail
#8 Business Hotel in Vail
#9 Family Hotel in Vail
#9 Romantic Hotel in Vail
Price Range: £196 - £932 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Talisa, Vail 4*
Number of rooms: 285
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Talisa, Vail’s newest luxury hotel, following a $60M + renovation, offers the epitome of elevation with 285 new guestrooms and suites with sophisticated décor, luxuriously appointed bathrooms and delightful turn down traditions – the perfect home base for year-round adventure and escape. Savor enchanting global culinary creations and breathtaking views within, Gessner, the new restaurant and lounge, an inventive après scene, blissful spa treatments, a premiere skiing offering including an on-property ski lift, ski concierge, rentals and ticket office, and experiences for all ages inspired by our beloved mountainside setting and culture. All just a mere 5-minute drive from Vail Village. ... more   less 
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