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“Vail Cascade Condos-OUTSTANDING!!!!”
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Hotel Talisa, Vail
Ranked #13 of 30 Hotels in Vail
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

We've stayed at the Vail Cascade Condos for over 10 consecutive years and have had nothing short of amazing experiences year after year. The staff is extremely customer-oriented, the homes we've stayed in are impeccable, and the property itself is spectacular. This is an organization that makes you feel as though they really VALUE your business, appreciate your patronage, and are determined to not rest on their laurels.

The housekeeping staff is terrific, the Spa & Fitness Center are VERY high-end, the restaurant is very good and the Concierge Staff is informed and responsive. Most importantly, the Condo Management Staff is first rate (Stasi has been there for years and is exceptional) and always makes us feel welcome and wanted. We've had many guests join us at the Vail Cascade Condos and every one has walked away DELIGHTED with the wonderful experience we were able to share with them.

I commend this property to you and feel confident that you will not be disappointed. Enjoy the magic of Vail and the Vail Cascade Condos!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

This was my first time in Vail in the high season (i.e. Xmas and NYE), so finding a hotel at a reasonable price that was still somewhat close to Vail Village was important for us. We found it at the Cascade. Don't be afraid of having to take the shuttle to Lionshead or Vail Village - it was waiting for us almost every time we went outside to look for it with never more than a 2 or 3 minute wait the other times. It definitely does not have the "snob appeal" that others in Vail Village might have, but that made it a really nice, relaxing place to spend 5 nights.

Breakfast room service was our least favorite meal, but it was still tasty. The small plates/appetizers in the main lounge room are AWESOME, as were the 2 dinners we had at the hotel's restaurant. We were there with a group from NYC and everyone agreed!

Another great part about the resort is access to the Aria gym and spa. I had several spa treatments there, all of which were lovely. And the gym offers a range of great fitness classes and equipment.

There are 2 reasons why my review is not "excellent": 1) the place needed a bit of a face lift in all parts of the resort, and 2) the valet and check-in/check-out process took forever and was mishandled in several respects (we had a morning flight out of Denver, so we had to leave super early, had notified valet and front desk about it the night before, only to be told in the morning when our car wasn't there that "we didn't call last night", which was absolutely untrue!).

p.s. - if you don't want to take the bus, we also walked to Vail Village and Lionshead and it is totally doable and beautiful along the creek, but just be sure to bring your snow boots!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2012

Dear Worktravelgirl,
Comprehensive reviews like yours are so very appreciated! We are happy to let you know that we are striving to update areas throughout Vail Cascade Resort as well as Aria; we want all of our guests to receive the best. I assure you, the mix-ups you enountered with our bell staff are not the norm, and should not ever occur again--we thank you for alerting us so that we are able to address any communication errors with the team.
Your review was so welcomed, you've described some of our "hidden" gems like the walking path perfectly so others can come enjoy us too!
Thank you,
Brett Schoenfield
General Manager

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Reviewed 29 January 2012

We received an awesome rate during March on this place. You have to pay for parking at your hotel (which is ALWAYS lame!), but they do have a semi-secure private garage. But the garage is a walk and a-half from the rooms! ..that is bad.

But, what makes up for it, as others have noted, is the location. It is the only resort to have it's own chair lift. I am talking literally 2 steps from the hotel's side door. And on on-site ski-shop. They will store you skis over-night for free! So, this makes up for

The hotel is a maze, btw. Lot of wings to this place. Slow elevators.

Bar is small and always packed common hours. But, go outside! Be location is outside. Plenty of lit gas fire spots where you can sit, stay relative warm, drink , and enjoy the few. Plus multiple heated pools and a great hot-tub!

All things considered, would definitely stay again if we could get the same rate. Not cheap, but if you can get a discounted rate, it is worth the extra bucks.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2012

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others on Trip Advisor about your stay here at Vail Cascade. We're glad you're sharing our "secret": the closest lift-to-lodge experience anywhere! Still haven't seen a lift line yet this year.
We hope to see you again soon!
Best,
Brett Schoenfield
General Manager
Vail Cascade Resort

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Reviewed 25 January 2012

I have stayed at this hotel many times over the past 12 years and it is clearly the best resort in all of Vail, with the best spa and the best ski concierge and location with it's own private lift. The hotel itself is lovely with a wonderful Colorado feel. The staff is incredible and they truly value their customers. The spa, Aria, is absolutely fantastic and has garnered many awards! The spa waiting area alone is a respite into the wonderful world of Colorado relaxation after a day of enjoying all the wonderment our outdoors has to offer. I have stayed at the Ritz and the Park Hyatt and a few others which I also give good marks to, but this hotel is one of my favorites and always my first choice. The location is incredible! It is not on the highway, nor is it in the middle of all the noise so it truly is a perfect location. There is a wonderful cozy bar which often has live music. The shuttle picks up right at the front door and is an easy 2 minute ride into the village area-it is also not too far to walk if you are athletic. This is the place to stay when you are visiting Vail and we have a second residence at Copper Mountain only 15 miles from Vail and we often splurge and stay here just for the ambience, spa and incredible ski/in ski/out location.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

Spent 5 great nights at this very nice n cozy resort. Excellent ski in/out facility with a private lift up the mountain. Food and service was excellent. We shall return!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2012

What a succinct and rewarding review to read! Thank you for publishing it on Trip Advisor, and we do hope that you will return again soon (hint: summer is just amazing here).
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Brett Schoenfield
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Vail Cascade Resort

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Additional Information about 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
#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: ₹ 17,087 - ₹ 79,889 (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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