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“We enjoyed our stay.”
Review of Hotel Talisa, Vail

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Hotel Talisa, Vail
Ranked #12 of 30 Hotels in Vail
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We enjoyed our stay.”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Vail Cascade Report & Spa. Our main trip was elsewhere, and we wanted to try Vail for a few days on the way. This was a great way to do so at a more reasonable price than at some other lodging options.

The Cascade is pretty family friendly and everyone is welcoming and helpful. The restaurant and public areas are nice, too. They have some limited programming for families, like s'mores and apres ski cocoa, but not a kids nite out or anything like that.

We love being ski in/out, so this made the Cascade a great option for us, but you do need to know that some part of your afternoon will be spent carefully getting back to the exact trail you need to get back to the hotel. So for a longer stay, we might look into options closer to the main Vail Village.

The ski concierge/storage folks are really helpful.

The restaurant was a bit overwhelmed during a busy holiday week, but they made the best of it. I'd try the restaurant again. Note that Christmas week is really tough for these resorts, as it's the season's real start and guests just flood in while the staff may be largely new.

The market/express food store is ok - a little more variety or inventory might push it over the top. And the gift shop and ski store are both strong. We did some shopping. :)

This is a pet friendly hotel. Yay, if you have a dog.... But note we were near a barking dog... I don't even know how they deal with that. We did not complain. He (or she) stopped barking before bed time. But gosh, I think these folks kept leaving their dog and going out - and it was sad and loud!

Cascade is a good option, and we'd consider it again. We might look into whether there's something close to the main Vail or Lionshead action, but I am guessing the prices jump drastically. I'd rather stay here in a pretty nice hotel with good staff than risk something less nice?

I also think if this property just put a little more "something" in for families or anything more into facilities, it might just appeal more than other options.

Room Tip: We enjoyed facing the mountain. :)
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Just spent 5 days at this resort. Convenient location with it's very own lift and ski valet. Kids had a blast playing basketball and watch a movie with the complimentary pizza. We loved our stay and we will be back for sure.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Well, we just arrived this morning.:) The beginning was very promising: the room was read yearly, the hotel looked very cozy and welcoming as week as the staff. You feel like you are really taken care of until... You get to your room. The view from or view was straight on the stairs that lead from the shuttle stop to the ski storage, which as you can imagine, might make your stay pretty disturbed. So I called the front desk (and I was sure that I booked the room with the mountain view via a travel agency, which proved wrong, but...) and a lady invited us to change the rooms. So we went down with all the bags and it appeared that we needed to pay extra for an upgrade... Pretty annoying, given that we were tired and wanted to get to some quiet place ASAP. I agreed on the upgrade and our was not ready. It wasn't ready in an hour, then two. Then they told us that we would receive a call as soon as the room is ready. So we spend a few hours wondering around (but she also gave us a spa access, which was nice even that we didn't use it) and finally, after four hours we came to the front desk and just got the keys... No call, nothing. When we came to the room, there was no water (like I previous room) and the view was partial mountain, but I don't really care anymore. I'm tired of asking questions:) I have to admit that the staff is still very friendly and the hotel environmental policy is pretty amazing and I would come to this hotel even for that! Will see if I update my review.:)

Room Tip: Check twice what you are getting.
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Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grand Junction, CO
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

My daughter in law and myself spent 2 nights at this resort the end of October for our annual spa weekend. The rooms and resort were amazing. We had 2 big comfy beds in the end wing facing the creek. It was very quiet and the view was beautiful. We were close to the more private hot tub, which we enjoyed. No one was in it except for us. The outdoor pool and main hot tub were heated and felt good on the cold wintery evenings.
Even though we purchased the deal from Travel Zoo at a discount, we were not treated any different than had we paid full price. The service was excellent. Every time we entered or exited the resort there was a doorman there to help us.
The free bus to Vail Village was also very handy. It was never a very long wait to get a ride and the driver was a delight. It was the off season so he would drop us off close to our destination if we wanted him to.
We did spend time in the lobby bar and ate Duck Dumplings which were very good. One thing to keep in mind is that they add a 20% gratuity to everything you purchase, whether in the bar or in the restaurant.
We tried the breakfast buffet both mornings and it had a good selection and was very tasty. It is a bit pricy, but no more so than buying everything ala carte.
We both had massages in the Aria Spa, which were enjoyable, but I have had better. They were a bit pricy, also.
We hope to return again someday .

Room Tip: If you like it quiet with a view, choose an end wing facing the creek.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Monument, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

My family and I love to stay at this hotel. The views are some of the best. Tho hot tub and pool are always clean and our kids could play in there all day. The staff is very friendly and helped me to find a room that met our families needs. The front desk staff addressed me by name and always asked if there was something that they could help me with. The shuttle drivers are great. They have a great time on the shuttle, play special music for the kids, and gave us some great suggestions for dinner.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

One of the nicest experiences I've had in Vail. Hotel was very nice but slightly dated. However the service was awesome. They have their own private lift on to the mountain and ski valet. Great Lobby with a bar and fireplace. Very nice to hang out in after skiing or dinner.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

The service, views, accommodations was what was expected for Vail. I would rebook in the future. I housed some of my wedding party here as well. They were more than pleased for their 3 night stay and will put on their list when they spend the money for accommodations .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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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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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:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Vail
#3 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Vail
#6 Luxury Hotel in Vail
#6 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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