I'll start by saying I'm not usually one to write about the places I've stayed, but I really felt this warranted a review...
My wife and I planned our annual summer getaway in Vail, and after all of the buzz around the new Solaris Residences, we decided to give them a try this year. After our time at Solaris, we'll be coming back as soon as possible. Hands down, the best property I have experienced in Vail. I can't wait to see what Solaris is like during the peak of ski season.
To start, Solaris is in the absolute center of the action in Vail Village. It's located right on the main strip of Meadow Drive, and is within short walking distance to a number of excellent bars and restaurants, not to mention the great bar at the Matsuhisa restaurant that's located inside the property. It was great to take a quick walk over to Terra Bistro for dinner and then hop around to a few other places before strolling home at the end of the night.
The condo itself was incredible. We stayed in a large unit facing the mountain and overlooking the skating rink. All of the appointments were top notch. Floor to ceiling windows, granite countertops, hardwood floors. It had a very modern and clean feel, but without being cold. I imagine the large fireplace would be great to gather around after a long day of skiing. The marble accented bathroom with a rain shower was also a nice touch.
The best part of our stay was the service and attention to detail we received from the Solaris staff. Upon our arrival, we were enthusiastically greeted by the front desk attendant and quickly checked into our room. She asked us what we planned to do on our trip, and immediately offered to suggest a few restaurants and bars for us to check out. After she asked what kind of food we were looking for, atmosphere, etc. she helped us choose a place, and made a reservation for us, all before we had even made it to our room.
The General Manager, Bill, even made sure to come out and greet us and make sure we had everything we needed for our trip. When we left, he even made sure to come back out and wish us well and give us a care package for the trip home. For just a regular couple making a visit to Vail during the quiet summer months, the attention to detail and customized experience really made us feel important and right at home. We will definitely be back this winter!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Solaris Residences offers a unique Vail vacation experience in a very limited number of expansive two, three, and four bedroom residences. With uncommonly spacious floor plans, these beautifully appointed residences are closer to private homes than traditional Vail condos. ... more less
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