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Sonnenalp

#2 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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20 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657
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Oyster Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feel like you're in the Austrian Alps while skiing the big terrain of Vail, CO. A beautiful and comfortable hotel, designed with Austrian touches. Homey and cozy. Cleaning personal thorough and friendly as can be. Front desk was a little harried and forgot a few small things. In a hotel of this caliber, they should be perfect. Our favorite is... More 

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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive comments. I apologize for the lack of internet speed. The issue has been identified and fixed. We recognize the importance of high speed connectivity. More 

Seeon, Germany
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is small, very private and personal. We have stayed in this Hotel for the past 10 years every winter for about week. We were never disappointed. The service is excellent and very attentive and familiar. It gives you the feeling as if you were some place in Germany or Austria. The Restaurant "Ludwigs" is one of the finest... More 

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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. More 

little rock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here is as good as any we've had at the finest European or 5 star hotels. The only problem is its not ski in and ski out but my husband had adjusted because of the service and the spa. Every time I've had a request its been fulfilled within minutes, usually by the front desk staff coming to... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the past many years roughly 25 guys have stayed at the Sonnenalp in Vail, Colorado for our annual ski trip. The rooms are great, the food is excellent and the staff is very friendly. One feels to be at home while on vacation. This feeling was reinforced this year when we wanted to sing German drinking songs on our... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stay at Sonnenalp when visiting Vail. The river is right there, great restaurants in the hotel or stroll around Vail and enjoy. it is a 5 star rating except it is not a ski in ski out. BEST place in spring, summer and fall, especially fall colors.

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Empire, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to find a shoulder season deal and decided to give it a try. Having stayed at many different Vail hotels I was curious to see what the Sonnenalp was like. We were very pleased. The service was incredible. The spa and pool and hot tubs were some of the nicest I've ever seen. We decided to sleep... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We've been staying at the Sonnenalp in downtown Vail for 15 years and it has never disappointed. The location can't be beat right on Gore Creek and a very short walk to shops and restaurants. Beautiful spa, fun indoor/outdoor pools. Best buffet at Ludwigs on site. Some of the staff has been working there for 30 years, which speaks volumes... More 

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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you. You are very kind. More 

Greenwich, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Wonderful service, very friendly, best dining room in Vail, and quite nice rooms with superb room service. I wish only the somewhat tired Lodge at Vail (occupying the best site on the hill) could be demolished so that Sonnenalp could replace it. Wi-Fi system is a few years out of date, but this will presumably be an easy fix in... More 

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jfaessler, General Manager at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you. While we can't move the hotel anytime soon, our on-mountain ski concierge makes it really easy for our guest. Our Wi-Fi is state of the art but we are dependent on overall band width available in the Vail Valley which on occasion slow things down. Will do our best to continue to improve this situation. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Having skied in the Alps all our lives and after testing mammoth and sun valley, idaho in the US, we were convinced that there was no charm to be found in American ski resorts. The Sonnenalp hotel and Vail changed all that for us: being German I was amazed how the owners - Familie Fässler - manage to make this... More 

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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you. We are delighted to read those comments. More 

Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My son and I stayed for the week prior to Christmas 2015 for a father/son ski trip. It was our first time, and we are definitely returning. Literally everything exceeded our expectations - the service, food, accommodations, friendliness of the staff, I could go on and on. The on-mountain ski concierge service in particular was superb, and it eliminated every... More 

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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to your next trip. More 

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