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“Incredible Experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Solaris Residences
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   141 E. Meadow Dr., Vail, CO 81657   |  
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Ranked #3 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Vail
Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Incredible Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

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!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill M, General Manager at Solaris Residences, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Dear AndrewfromAustin,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts following your recent stay with us. We are so pleased that we were able to exceed your expectations with Solaris’ location, residence appointments and most of all, our service. We are very much looking forward to having you as our guest again this winter – and hopefully for many more trips to come!

William C. Marshall,
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

This new luxury lodging property was truly outstanding, and exceded our expectations during our 5 night stay. We received pre-arrival contact from our personal concierge to plan activities, grocery delivery, restaurant reservations, etc.The location seems to be at the very center of summer Vail activity. We enjoyed the post card perfect views from our spacious balcony which included Vail Mountain slopes and the Solaris plaza (Cadillac Ice Rink in winter season) activities. This plaza is the focal point for locals and tourists alike. Solaris retail also contains great shops and entertainment.

We were warmly welcomed by Solaris staff upon arrival at the porte couchere and escourted to our residence for an orientation. The residence quality and amenities are most impressive. We loved the luxury of the fully stocked kitchen and state of the art lighting and HVAC controls that made it easy to control the environment of the residence. The complementary wireless was awesome and tested at 11mbs. The rain forest showerhead was the best we have seen. It was pure pleasure.

We found the well trained staff to bevery friendly and most accommodating with requests and local information. Housekeeping was just impeccable, and always timely. Auto valet service is initiated by pressing 2 buttons on the unit management panel, and our car appeared at the porte within 5 minutes consistently.

Don't miss the on-site features of Bol, CineBistro and Matsuhisa where you find upscale dining, bowling, a movie theater and gourmet Japenese dining...all in a very casual setting. Our favorites included Bol with upscale dining with bowling. You have to see it to appreciate this concept. Matsuhisa Japenese restaurant was great. Try the filet with 3 sauce dipping options, or the sea bass tempura. We loved the ambiance and professional service.

The attractive tote bag with water bottles and sunscreen for the road on departure made the fond farewell very memorable.Solaris is relaxing and unpretentious. We recommend it highly.

Room Tip: Request a south facing view. Higher is not necessarily better.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Solaris Residences, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Dear ColoradoDesperado,

Thank you for the great review of your recent stay with us. We’re always happy to hear that guests enjoy our residences, location and amenities, but most of all, it’s our service we hope they rave about when they leave. We’re so happy to hear we exceeded your expectations in all areas. We hope to have the chance to host you again very soon.

William C. Marshall,
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Staying at the Solaris Residences was an exceptional experience! We just enjoyed the wedding of our daughter in Vail and stayed the week at the Residences with our entire family. We had everything we needed and the staff was so accommodating of our very need during this stressful but very happy week. Every request was greeted with a smile and a solution. Even helping get the 64 Lincoln off the trailer that chauffeured my daughter and myself to the Vail Chapel for the ceremony - the staff assisted with. The condo was beautifully appointed. The location in Vail Village was perfect. From the welcome basket on our arrival to the farewell gift of bottled water and candy as we departed - we could not have been treated better!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Solaris Residences, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Dear Jaghusker,

Thank you for your kind review of Solaris Residences. We’re pleased you enjoyed the rooms, location and overall experience, and hope you’ll be our guest again very soon.

William C. Marshall,
General Manager
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Solaris Residencies in Vail are an exceptional experience. The rooms are light, spacious and comfortable . Fireplaces provide more than ample heat if there's a chill in the air. Proximity is an added bonus. Park your car and you can walk to everything you need.

Room Tip: I would recommend the rooms with balcony seating so you can see the night sky and the ski slope.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill M, General Manager at Solaris Residences, responded to this review, June 18, 2012
Dear LoriJosephSidney,

Thank you for your kind review of Solaris! We were honored to have you as our guest, and hope to see you again soon!

William C. Marshall,
General Manager
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

This Thanksgiving my family with 3 teenagers, stayed at the Solaris Residences and we all loved it. Everyone was so nice and helpful and really went out of their way to make our stay special. Not only did they take us to the slopes but took us to several restaurants and picked us up after a long day of skiing.The location was perfect and the place was beautiful and clean. We will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill M, General Manager at Solaris Residences, responded to this review, June 18, 2012
Dear nygrl,

Thank you for your feedback. We very much enjoyed having your family stay with us here at the Solaris Residences this past winter, and we all look forward to having you and your family back as our guests again soon!

William C. Marshall,
General Manager
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Additional Information about Solaris Residences

Address: 141 E. Meadow Dr., Vail, CO 81657
Location: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Vail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Solaris Residences 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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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