This was our third stay at the Sonnenalp in Vail. Out of curiosity, we've looked into other hotels in Vail Village, and honestly, we can't find one that matches the service and ammenities we receive at Sonnenalp.
Sonnenalp is right in the heart of Vail Village which means you can walk practically everywhere east or west in the village. On Tuesdays during the summer months, we like to stroll down to the ampitheater for free concerts; we also walk to the various restaurants and shops and just leave the car parked.
One of the things that sets Sonnenalp apart from a lot of hotels is that the service is wonderful. You literally will get a "good morning" or "hello" each time you step into the hotel or off the elevator. The staff knows what they are doing, and takes time to know who you are. Additionally, if you are feeling adventurous, you can arrange a number of activities through the concierge, or arrange to play a round of golf at the Sonnenalp course.
The atmosphere is comfortable and there are plenty of places to just relax on the property--whether in their library, the lounge or in a chaise by the pool. Although this was our third visit, we were surprised to see that the room appeared to have a few upgrades from the last "Lodge Pole" room we stayed in. We aren't sure if it was remodeled or if the rooms just vary a bit, but it had a rather modern bathroom and a nice little terrace to walk out on to.