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Sonnenalp

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   20 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657
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Ranked #3 of 33 hotels in Vail
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I was in Vail undergoing hip surgery at the Steadman in January. I stayed at the Sonnenalp at the recommendation of several sources when researching the trip. It was definitely the right decision. The staff was more than helpful, they were actually interested in my situation. More often than not staff asked about my procedure and recovery and remembered the... More

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Once inside the hotel, you won't want to leave. We stayed in a Jr. Suite which was very roomy, with a fireplace and balcony. The decor is old world and very authentic. Antiques from Europe adorn the hallways and the ambiance is soothing. The location is ideal and the best shopping and restaurants in Vail surround the hotel. The service... More

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Mundelein, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Plenty of reasons to rank the Sonnenalp as one of the best hotels in our world-wide travels. The suites are spacious with spa luxury bathrooms, large windows, balconies, fireplaces, and entertainment centers. Although on the pricey side, they match value for dollar. You will appreciate the turn down service, complete with chocolate cookies and bedside water decanters. On site restaurants... More

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Sonnenalp is the best hotel in Vail. I used to come here each year as a kid with my family for our ski trips out West. The hotel service is amazing, the rooms are very nice and very clean, the breakfast is good, and the spa is unbelievable. I still remember the half indoor/half outdoor pool at the Sonnenalp.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

sonnenalp is way better than arrabelle in service. slightly better than four seasons in service. the staff at sonnenalp are more refined. rooms at four seasons slightly nicer. breakfast at sonnenalp great, except they charge u for a cappuccino -- unnecessary. ludwig is good. bully ranch is not great, chipotle fast-food is better. sonnenalp is best in vail.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I stayed here for a break and skied. Place is nice, but not like a Four Seasons, though they do not try to have that chic edge. It's Bavarian style. The breakfast is quite good, but the fish at Ludwig's is vastly over-rated. I dine on fish a lot in NYC and it is considerably better. It's clean across the... More

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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you your stay and review. I made note of your comments regarding one of our restaurants and your room. My sincerest apologies for those shortcomings. We will rectify immediately. More

Vancleave, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I have stayed in this hotel the past 3 years. Excellent location, service is beyond excellent, and best hot chocolate in town. Spa is fabulous. Breakfast buffet is a bit pricey but food is excellent.

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North Westchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Of course what elase can we say? We just love, love, love the Sonnenalp resort. We just returned after a two and a half week stay and couldn't be more pleased. This is our 7th or 8th year at the Sonnenalp and always love it. One of these days we will make it to the one in Bavaria! A beautifully... More

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Madison, TN
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I grew up in Bavaria and the Sonnenalp really looks like it was picked up out Bavaria and dropped in Vail. It appears that no expense was spared in duplicating the true Bavarian experience. Everything from the carpets to the light fixtures to the wood ceilings in 'Ludwigs' was imported from Germany. So needless to say I felt at home!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband had stayed here in the summer for a business conference and was so impressed he insisted we go back during ski season. We booked through LHW web site and chose the Blue Spruce suite. We didn't know that the view is of the street, which was our only disappointment. Should have asked! The room and bath were plenty... More

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Address: 20 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657
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Location: United States > Colorado > Vail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sonnenalp 4.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Vail #2 Business Hotel in Vail #2 Luxury Hotel in Vail #2 Spa Hotel in Vail #3 Family Hotel in Vail #3 Romantic Hotel in Vail
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Sonnenalp is a unique hotel in Vail, Colorado renowned for personal service and genuine, family-run hospitality. Enjoy world-class amenities and conveniences in the heart of Vail Village. ... more   less 
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