What We Love
- The lack of lines at the ski-lift outside the hotel
- Equipment rental and ski valet right by the lift means you're on the slopes in a jiffy
- The selection of local beers at the bar
- Strolling along Gore Creek, which runs past the hotel
What To Know
- Downtown Vail is two miles away
- There are complimentary cookies, hot chocolate, and champagne every afternoon
- Free WiFi
- All rooms can sleep up to four—perfect for families
Skiing and snowboarding couldn’t be easier. When you arrive at Hotel Talisa, there’s a ski valet service to help you rent equipment or store it if you’ve brought your own. Each morning, someone will fetch your boots, skis, and poles and position them for the easiest access. The lift is just outside and there’s a ticket office, too, so no need to go into Vail for your pass. It truly doesn’t get more efficient. Once you’ve finished a day on the slopes, warm rooms with cozy dormer window nooks await, there’s a stellar spa with massages specifically designed to ease muscles tired from skiing, and the Gessner restaurant (open all day) serves a standout dinner menu of elevated classics like seafood gratin and New York strip steaks, plus boards of Colorado cheeses and inspired ideas like a beer-battered lobster served with fries. Dips in the heated outdoor pool or drinks by the fire pit are great opportunities to socialize, and there are kid-friendly amenities that range from free cookies to assistance with putting on their ski boots.
In the Area
If skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing, or you’re just looking for a change of pace for a day, the hotel can organize other nearby outdoor activities: fly fishing, golf, cycling, hiking, tennis, snowmobiling—you name it. It’s possible to reach Vail on foot, but the two-mile walk isn’t much fun in the dark, so arrange to hop on the hotel shuttle if you don’t have your own car. The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, roughly two-and-a-half miles east, are open year-round for exploration of the blooming flowers in warm months and guided snowshoes treks on the Garden Tree Trail in cold months. Vail’s got a slew of restaurants you shouldn’t miss; in particular Matsuhisa, with its extraordinary sushi by Nobu Matsuhisa, and the cheery, welcoming Mountain Standard, which pairs mountain views with an excellent raw bar and moreish buttermilk sea salt biscuits. And don’t forget to hit the donut happy hour at cozy bakery Northside Kitchen.
How to Get There
I was a little skeptical about coming here due to some of the reviews I saw online about the recent renovation and things not working properly (water, beds being broken, etc.) but I can say without a doubt they are a hotel that’s worth going to with this new style they brought to the Vail area.
I only gave this a 4 star review due to our heater not working properly and the room being a Sauna for a day but the staff quickly managed to fix it and gave us a credit for that day for all of the trouble.
P.S. - if you have a furry friend they are very welcoming!! Our little baby girl loved her visit too.
Stayed at hotel Talisa last week to ski vail great amenities and very good location.
all around good hotel can use some updating for the prices that they charge.
a lot of children and families which did not bother me but may bother some.
Only problem I had would be the bathrooms I stayed on the 3rd flood and every time you flushed the toilet u smelt sewer gas some one did not do a good job designing the plumbing.
I love this place and have stayed here multiple times as I travel for work to Denver and always tack on a few days to ski/hike in Vail. The renovations are nice, love the proximity to the slopes obviously, but after skiing all day I don't think it's too much to ask for hot water in the bathroom! The staff was very accommodating and seemed to genuinely care, but I expect the problem to be fixed when I return in March!
My husband and I came here for a conference for him! We just got back and I was so sad to leave. Hotel Talisa is an absolutely perfect place to stay in Vail. Highlights:
- gorgeous yet comfortable decor in lounge areas, onsite restaurant and rooms (there is a precious window seat)
- daily complimentary hot cocoa, cookies, apple cider and a glass of champagne, s'more on specific days of the week, live music
- floor-to-ceiling views in the main lounge
- free hotel shuttle to Lionshead and Vail Village
- last minute the lovely concierge arranged a taxi to take us and pick us up from church
Overall, it was a lovely experience and I would recommend staying there to friends and family.
Hotel was totally remodeled and gorgeous. Our room was beautiful and had contemporary furniture and bathroom fixtures. Extremely comfortable. We had a great meal at the Gessner restaurant which is in the hotel. Food was excellent. Lobby bar is cozy and a great place to get a drink and relax. The surrounding property was very nice alongside a stream with snow all around. You do have to watch out for snow/ice coming off the roofs when we were outside. Pool outside is heated and great place to go after a day of skiing. Kids loved smores outside by the outdoor fire. Absolute best location with ski lift right at the hotel ! Super convenient to rent our skis at the hotel as well. Staff was very friendly. Totally recommend Hotel Talisa. Among the best in Vail.