Tantalus Resort Lodge3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My family group of four stayed in this accommodation for eleven nights from the 20th January. The first thing i think to be worth noting is that our condo had two separate bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of them en-suite and the other straight over a corridor. In most other North American condos for four there has been just one bedroom, a sofa bed in the living area and just one bathroom. Thus a big plus straightaway. Any following comments can only apply to our particular apartment number 403 and for the period that we stayed. It was spotlessly clean. It was spacious and comfortable with all the amenities and storage space and more needed for our stay. The outlook from the three rooms was of large fir trees only a few metres away, so no view. But this was more than compensated for by the extraordinary silence at night. We did have neighbours but were not disturbed by them at all. The only problem we encountered was when the kitchen sink blocked up and it was found that the garburator ( what a delightful word for a waste disposal unit ) was not working. Fearing that starting the dishwasher might cause a flood we didn't start it and reported this to reception as we went out skiing. On our return, not only was the WDU running and the sink draining normally, but the dishwasher had been run for us. From the point of view as a base for skiing, the Lodge was fine. Being located away from the centre of the village contributed to its quiet, but was still closer to the lifts than many other accommodations in Whistler. A small rise and fall in the road was not of major consequence if walking outside the times that the Tantalus's own very efficient free shuttle bus was running ( 8-11am and 2-5pm ). Another skiing related feature that worked very well was the ski locker room, located about 15 metres from the property entrance. This is accessed by the room key and allows skis to be individually locked securely using the same key system as can be used outside the main mountain restaurants from which otherwise theft would be relatively easy. This saves hassle and effort and what would otherwise be a very expensive fine for taking skis into the condos other than to pack and unpack them. This is also free as long as the locks and keys are not lost. Other plusses included copious hot water, good quality towels, daily housekeeping and friendly and helpful reception staff and drivers. A minor negative was the almost totally non-absorbent kitchen cloths and tea towels. In summary, the Tantalus Lodge its not luxurious, but represents great value and contributed greatly to our enjoyable stay in Whistler. Based on our experience, older negative reports should be ignored.
Our group stayed in the suites and one of the few "bunk" rooms to accommodate our grade 12 grad trip--the more beds, the cheaper our stay. The rooms were adequate, although the bunks were definitely better for small children. Kitchen OK, but only bare minimum supplies. All around moderate quality, on the older side. Fireplaces only for real wood, which was not supplied with the room.
Tremendous value self catering apartment. The rooms are spacious and clean, and the kitchen is well stocked with all the equipment we needed. The staff are friendly and efficient. Although it is not far from the gondola station, the free mini bus service to and from the bottom of the road leaves a 3 min walk to the slopes in the morning and a welcome sit down after a day skiing. It's a 15 minute walk form the bars and restaurants so close enough to walk to and from but far enough away for peace and quiet. Although the decor is not brand new, given the relative price you could pay to stay elsewherein Whistler, and quality of the apartment and convenient set up for a skiing holiday, it was ideal for us and when returning to Whistler, would definitely look to stay here agin.
I have stayed at Tantalus a number of times and it has become my go-to hotel in Whistler. The prices are very reasonable and they have been more than willing to accommodate my requests for large groups, arranging two two-bedroom suites across the hall from each other. Additionally, their hot tub is spacious and open late.
We went over Labor Day and had an amazing price on a 2 bedroom condo. We got there and were upgraded to a top floor with two balconies and a private set of stairs up to the room. The kitchen and bathrooms were nicely updated and the room was reasonably clean. This is an older resort that is begging for help with some wood rot and roofing.... we actually were leery of the back balcony. We also got a rash from the hot tub. Thatbeing said we would stay again because of the rooms size and proximity to the village (walking distance)..... we just won’t use the hot tub and balcony.
We really enjoyed our stay at Tantalus - family holiday, with my parents, brother and partner. However there are a few things that could improve it overall. The positives - The location is good, a 5 minute walk to the Whistler Gondola but there is also a shuttle during Peak times (a great savior with skiies/boots!) However do note that it's about a 10 minute walk to the smaller in-town supermarket, and about 15/20 minutes to the "Marketplace" (i.e big supermarket at the other end of town) so can be a bit cold carrying those bags all that way home! It was also really quiet at night, which is great after a long day skiing. We had 1 evening where college students stayed next to our room and that was loud... but sometimes these things happen, and it wasn't anyones fault! The staff were also helpful, and happy to assist with reservations, appointments or directions. The rooms were warm, and has the necessary kitchen equipment. The not-so-great points - The rooms themselves are quite nice, slightly dated but OK. The rest of the hotel, however, needs a serious face lift. There was frequent work being done on other rooms, other floors, and in the lobby. I'm unsure when the last renovation would have been, but it doesn't appear to have happened in the last 25 years, and you couldn't help get the feeling that a wall panel was about to fall out! The elevator was very worn down, and corridors within the hotel too. The main lobby area was cold, and uninviting and lacked furniture or materials. The house keeping was pretty average, which isn't great. They didn't replace the toilet paper or soap unless we specifically asked them to. The 'cleaning' doesn't include the kitchen, and they don't wipe down any bench tops in the bathroom/sink area either. The beds were made sometimes, but not always. All in all, it was a lovely stay, and convenient but there are certainly elements that are of higher standard elsewhere. For the price, it's great - and Whistler is expensive!
Great staff and comfortable lodging with a shuttle to the lifts or a five minute walk to the village. Our dog loves it the most! We enjoy the hot tub and apres ski hot chocolate in the lobby. The kitchens have everything thing we need too.
My wife and I recently stayed at Tantalus Lodge for the first time. Our initial impression was helped by the warm welcome and efficiency of staff on the front desk. Our suite was impressive, as it was both spacious, yet cosy. It had everything and more that we needed. Despite the onset of heavy snow, the pool and hot tubs were open on time every day. We appreciated the location of Tantalus Lodge as it was at the edge of the village, making it a quiet and relaxing place to stay. We fully intend to stay at Tantalus Lodge again
Went Tantalus Lodge for quick weekend getaway and everyone enjoyed the stay here. First when we arrived we got upgraded to bigger room with 3 beds and full kitchen. We were planning to eat out but once we saw the full kitchen we just decided to cook dinner. Very cozy room with wood fire place and most of stuffs were nice. One minus was TV. I thought TV was little small for the size of the room.
Tantalus lodge was very beautiful but it was very expensive. There was lots of room for the band to practice, I would totally recommend to anybody visiting whistler to stay there (if they have a good amount of money)
- Walking distance to The Range and Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Outdoor pool
- Laundry facilities
Located in Whistler Village, Tantalus Resort Lodge is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as The Range and Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. Each of the 64 rooms at this 3-star condo resort includes a kitchen, a fireplace, and a balcony. It's in the mountains and also a short walk from Whistler Village Gondola and Whistler Core Climbing and Fitness Centre.
The 64 condos feature kitchens, 2 bathrooms, and balconies. There's space to spread out with 2 bedrooms, living rooms, and dining areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include fireplaces, sofa beds, and coffee makers.
Tantalus Resort Lodge offers an outdoor pool, 2 spa tubs, and a sauna. If you drive, self parking is CAD 19 per night, and there's also a free ski shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this ski condominium resort include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and laundry facilities.
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72% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 371 reviews