Tantalus Resort Lodge3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Hit the jackpot with this room. Huge! Had a lounge, big dining table, very well equipped kitchen, TWO bathrooms and a bedroom with lots of storage. Oh and also a balcony and an open fire. And was only $150 dollars a night, bargain! Only wish we were staying there longer.
Just stayed at this hotel again this year, and there are all new windows and patio doors, which is great! They were in the process of redoing the main entrance, and it's going to look great! Got to use the pool and hot tub this time, as we actually had some sunny days! Did the Peak to Peak as usual as well. We had a 2 bedroom Deluxe Suite, which has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with 2 balconies, on each side of the building, full kitchen, living room and dining room. .
Stayed here for 3 nights whilst on a top deck tour and found this to be the most comfortable in terms of space, and amenities on our trip. Was great to have a full kitchen although it did lack oil to use for cooking or a pan to bake things in the oven which was frustrating. The room service was great and we always came back to our apartment being spotless at the end of the day which was lovely. I would not recommend this place for families though as people on the top deck tour were very loud and intoxicated on the 4th floor almost every night which was frustrating for the people trying to sleep. I'm sure this would happen with other younger hotel guests and the staff didn't seem to acknowledge this sound problem.
I wanted to thank Tantalus Resort Lodge for accommodating our family this past weekend. I had unfortunately booked the reservation for the same days but in 2018! Thankfully, the great front desk staff at the resort were able to appreciate our dilemma and able to accommodate us in the moment with no reservation! I can't tell you how impressed I was with how well this was handled. The rooms were great - we had 2 - 2 bedroom suites with big living areas and comfortable beds and the pool was delightful. Thank you for the great service! PS I was able to get a refund for the 2018 bookings and will definitely be back!
Before I start, I do believe Whistler has gone and got itself up its own backside lately. Accommodation at a reasonable price is does not really exist any more. My family and I now tend to go for day trips as opposed to stay overs when skiing An old faithful of our has always been the Tantalus. We have stayed there many many times - although the place is a bit dated, the rooms are always clean and comfortable and you do feel you get value. Well - up until our last visit. The initial reception was abysmal. The lady on the desk lacked any ability to a welcome nor any information when I asked about parking. When we got to our room - it smelled pretty badly. What of I cannot put my finger on. We had booked a one bed room. When we got to the room - it was a TWO bedroom one. YEAH we thought - an upgrade for us being such great customers in the past!! Alas not, the spare bathroom and the spare room were locked. Now I am no businessman - but the feeling that a hotel would rather just lock a room rather than give the customer the pleasure of an upgrade stank as much as the smell in the room. On top of that, the sofa bed (I drew the short straw) was like sleeping on bed of bricks Outcome - extreme disappointment that has resulted in my writing this bad review of a place we used to enjoy staying Hope it was worth it Tantalus management
Stayed in January 2017 as a family (2 adults and 2 kids, 7 and 9). Pos and negs as follows... Positive - Lovely, spacious apartments - Very well equipped and spacious kitchen - Plenty of hot water - Ski shuttle very handy - Friendly, helpful, staff Negatives - In Jan it was VERY cold (-30 with wind chill) so that 'little' walk into town became a bit too arduous. In March/April I'm sure we wouldn't have batted an eyelid. - Again, not sure we hit the place at the wrong time but Tantalus was full of college-age kids which led to.... - Noise. All night long. - Hot tub area dominated by large groups of college-age kids, drinking, smoking, swearing etc. We never got to try the hot tub or pool as it wasn't really where I wanted my 7 year old to be. Again, these were lovely apartments, perhaps we just caught it at the wrong time but it felt like I was back at uni. That might have been fun at one time but it wasn't right for us as a family with younger kids. For that reason alone we won't be back.
Our family of 6 (2 adults, 4 children aged 16, 14, 9 and 7) stayed at Tantalus for 5 days. The location is an easy walk to Whistler Village, snow school and the gondolas, but the shuttle was greatly appreciated by those of us in ski boots although the service times are very limited. The location was also good as we were well away from any night time noise from the bars and restaurants. We requested and were able to stay in a pet-free room, which was clean and warm, with a full kitchen and comfortable beds for all of us. Our younger children were fine in the hallway bunks, but this could be tricky for taller tweens / teenagers. Entertainment options were a limited range of tv stations, which was only an inconvenience because we had a couple of rainy nights where we decided to stay in rather than walk to and from the Village in a downpour (shuttle service did not run after 5pm). Housekeeping was also hit and miss - the main beds were always made up, however the bunks often were not and it is also worth noting that they will not clean the kitchen area. This was fine, except that no brooms were provided for us to sweep up after ourselves. Overall we were happy with our stay at Tantalus and would recommend it for larger families.
Last minute trip to Whistler. Booked the night before and the cheapest avail was the Tantalus. Paid $250 compared to the luxury hotels at $350+. Their location is prime! Just down the hill from behind the Westin. When we first checked in we were put on the 4th floor. Elevators to the room was creepy and the hallways, Yikes! Uneven floors in the hallway, loose corner protectors and the room numbers went from 400s to 500s back to 400s (it was quite scary). Anyhow, the lady at the FD moved us to the 2nd floor and it was MUCH better. The rooms seemed renovated, and it's great for a family since it has the kitchen in all of the rooms. Bed wasn't too comfy, but we only stayed one night so no complaints. Unfortunately, the vending machine was out of order when we stayed, so we had to go into the village late at night for some snacks. We used the hot tub and sauna in the morning. It's better to go in the morning because there wasn't anyone in the hot tub since everyone was probably out snowboarding.
We had a great 10 days in Whistler at the start of February, helped by the fact that the skiing conditions were fantastic. I wouldn't describe Tantalus Lodge as super luxurious but it was clean and comfortable and very convenient for the slopes. There were 4 of us in a 2 bedroom apartment which was extremely spacious and a lot bigger than what you would get for a similar price in a big European resort. The kitchen was well enough kitted out to allow us to eat in half the time we were there. The main slopes and pedestrianized area of the village are only a 5 minutes walk away over a small hill but we did make use of the free shuttle bus to get to and from the slopes with our ski boots on. The bus runs continuously in the morning and afternoon so we never had to wait more than 5 minutes. If I was going back to Whistler I would definitely consider staying at Tantalus again.
6 of us stayed here for ten days. Check in was a bit abrupt but we had been travelling for 24 hours so we didnt really mind. Snowboards and skis are not allowed in the rooms, if you cant live with this then this isnt the place for you! Location is fine, its just up and over a small hill from the access road to the main part of whistler gondola access. The shuttle bus runs in the morning until 11am I think and then again in the afternoon. its no big deal if you miss tit, its really only a short walk. All skis/boards must go in the equipment room, which is locked and accessed by the room key. Its not ideal, I think my snowboard suffered numerous dings and scrapes from this room. It was packed, with equipment everywhere and some inconsiderate users. The hotel will offer you a ski lock which can be used in there, return it or there is a $20 charge. Hot tubs - we used these a couple of times but they are tiny for the size of the tantalus. There is two small circular ones which were often mobbed by either a whole family or a whole group of 10+ individuals. Its difficult to gauge if you will be able to get a place in there. The hotel will give you a towel for the tub and the area is accessed again by the key card. Wifi works well in the hotel, our password was missing on arrival but we got one from reception and it worked for everyone in our group. on a couple of occasions the devices required the password to be re entered after a few days but no real problems. Our room had a living area, a dining area, a kitchen (with coffee maker, kettle, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, sink, cutlery, plates, tea etc), a corridor with bunkbeds, a main bathroom, a small room with twin beds (and storage) and a large room with a queen bed and en-suite bathroom. All ok, no big issues, maybe a bit tired and old fashioned but perfectly serviceable. Our room was serviced each day to a good standard, the heating worked fine with controls for individual rooms also being a handy feature. There was a balcony through a sliding door, not much of a view for us but in February not an issue. On arrival we were given a $100 gift card for a local supermarket, which was a nice touch. In general the hotel is good, however it has problems that make it unsuitable at times for certain types of travellers. For example, its not a quiet place - our room was next to the stairs so we were woken up by ski boots traversing the stairs at all hours. That in addition to normal noise we endured in the corridors etc. There seemed to be a lot of parties of younger age (less than drinking age in some cases) that generally messed around a lot with loud music and throwing food around in the hallways etc. This is obviously circumstantial but it did seem these large groups were arriving and leaving all the time, so its likely the season for it. If I was to go back to Whistler I would consider this place, but I would weigh it up against some of the other properties we saw - all of which seemed to have better and larger facilities.
- Walking distance to The Range and Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Laundry facilities
- 24-hour front desk
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.
All 64 condos feature kitchens 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 features 2 spa tubs, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. 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 a meeting room, a seasonal outdoor pool, and laundry facilities.
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72% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 336 reviews