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Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Ski rentals
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Skiing
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Bathrobes
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
On-demand movies
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The Sonnenalp Vail garners high marks for its service, with guests often lauding the staff's attentiveness and personalized touch. Its warm, European-inspired ambiance and luxurious amenities, including a top-notch spa and ski concierge, further enhance the experience. Spacious, well-appointed rooms equipped with fireplaces and balconies are a hit among visitors, as is the hotel's cleanliness. With a prime location close to skiing and Vail Village, the Sonnenalp is celebrated for convenience. However, opinions on value vary, with some guests questioning the price point despite the upscale offerings.
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hazelblondie wrote a review Aug 2022
Dallas, Texas48 contributions35 helpful votes
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The staff at the Sonnenalp was very cordial and the room (king with a balcony) was nice, clean and overlooked Vail Village, which offered great views. The room was clean and the staff left water, ice and cookies every afternoon.

The one thing missing was a charging station for phones and I had to use the bathroom outlets and the outlet by the desk, which wasn’t as convenient at night. The alarm clock was plugged into an outlet turned on/off by a light switch and I finally figured it out by day two. :)

Ludwig’s breakfast was delicious and lunch at Bully Ranch was good although service was slow due to understaffed conditions. I ordered room service one evening for dinner and the food was good although the side of fries weren’t as warm as I would have liked but the chicken was a good temperature.

I recommend staying here given the great service and location.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dan wrote a review Jul 2020
Boulder, Colorado4 contributions1 helpful vote
As repeat guests to the Sonnealp we wondered how the COVID pandemic would affect our visit to the Sonnenalp. We were very impressed by the precautions made by the management and staff. All staff were wearing masks, practicing social distancing and at the same time we did not feel alienated by them doing so. The same overt care and welcoming attitude we have come to expect came through. Our arrival was met by Julia Batchelor and the Manager of Housekeeping Mariano as we had requested some considerations in our room-extra towels for our stay as the Hotel was not providing turn down service.. Check in was essentially contact free and we were assisted by Spencer, one of the veteran Valet's with our bags to our room in short order. Our room had obviously been quite thoroughly cleaned-perhaps more than usual and items such as throw pillow were gone due to safety concerns. With that said, we did not really miss them. Our Sonnenalp breakfast buffet (world class) has been modified to a menu with a very good assortment of choices but not the same as the pre-pandemic buffet we have enjoyed for years. We were not disappointed. Irena, the Ludwig's manager, always had a smile under her mask and managed her team well given the additional responsibilities of extra cleaning care. Bully Ranch restaurant had their full menu and the food quality excellent. The Kings Club lounge was open a few nights and actually had live entertainment with appropriate distancing. We never felt our personal space was compromised. Lubo, the bartender, always warm and welcoming! The Concierge team lead by Victor (Matt and Connie) were outstanding in arranging dining, golf and even a wheel chair for my 91 year old mother in law who joined us for this trip. Tremendous service all around! The pool, grounds ad and our accommodations were what we have come to expect from the Sonnenalp; warm, inviting and the calm of the Rocky Mountains in Summer.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Paulette Rodriguez wrote a review Jun 2020
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My husband and I have stayed at quite a few resorts in Vail and Breckenridge but the Sonnenalp was the best by far! The hotel was welcoming cozy and clean. The atmosphere is so beautiful and the hotel is a great place to get away for relaxation and fun. We decided to try this beautiful hotel for my Mother in laws 60th Birthday celebration. We only spent one night and when we arrived we immediately went to the pool and hot tubs and they were clean private and you could see and hear the river flowing making a sound of paradise. We were so relaxed. We enjoyed it so much one night was not enough. I wish we were still there! My Mother in law said she never spent a night in such a beautiful place and our suite was perfect for us three. Our Suite was very updated and stylish we had clean white robes and slippers in each closet in case we wanted to visit the spa! We had a complimentary bottle of wine and a happy birthday card for my Mother in law placed in our room which was greatly appreciated. This was a memorable relaxing weekend and we took a million pictures. We seen a few deer on the way up and on the way home. Your desk service was very helpful all staff very nice! I am recommending the Sonnenalp to all my friends and family because like me they Love Vail and are always looking to stay in the best resorts and cabins at an affordable price.

Thanks again in helping us make this the most memorable time for my husband his Mom and me.

Paulette Rodriguez
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: Junior Suite is the way to go!
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Kendall Cowden wrote a review Sep 2021
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma117 contributions28 helpful votes
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My husband, our toddler, and I stayed in the Gore Creek Suite over Labor Day Weekend. It was our first time to Vail, and the weather was amazing. Upon arriving, our valet who’s name escapes me was kind and loaded all of our bags onto a cart and took them to our room. Connor helped us at the front desk, and was so hospitable and friendly! He even gave our toddler a coloring book with crayons. The room itself was beautiful. I feel like the photos online don’t do it justice. There were two balconies, 1.5 bathrooms, a Murphy bed in the living room, a 4 chair dining room table, 2 mini fridges, a microwave, and a desk which my son claimed for himself! More than enough space for the 3 of us. Housekeeping and turn down service were super sweet, and they left chocolate chip cookies for us at night time. We only had 2 issues*, (if you can even call them that). 1. Our suite was on the 3rd floor just above Ludwigs. This is also where wedding receptions were held both Friday and Saturday night. The DJ booth was just below our room which made for a LOT of noise until 10pm each night. Luckily for us, our toddler sleeps with a sound machine and we are in our 30s and don’t mind fun music. But we both agreed had our parents been in that room, they would have complained immediately. It wasn’t cheap by any means, and not everyone likes hearing music until 10pm. 2. We kept trying to sit outside at Bully Ranch restaurant and we’re turned away twice for not having a reservation. That really isn’t an issue, but more of a tip. Be sure to make reservations before you arrive if you plan on dining at The Bully Ranch. Lastly, both my husband and I got massages at the Spa which was lovely. My masseuse, Mark, was fantastic! He made me feel very comfortable and was just super nice and easy to talk to. Definitely not a stuffy vibe at their spa, which is a nice change of pace from others we have visited. The Sonnenalp was beautiful and the staff were very helpful and kind. It is centrally located, and the floral window boxes are to die for. I would highly recommend The Sonnenalp to anyone looking to stay in Vail.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Be sure and make reservations at the on site dining prior to arrival.
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ephantom wrote a review Sep 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado137 contributions123 helpful votes
Everything about my stay was excellent. Each staff member was friendly and helpful and my room was very clean and well appointed. The location is perfect! I also enjoyed the spa and the various restaurants offered around property. It was also nice to see hourly cleaning of the commonly touch surfaces (there is a sheet initialed each hour after cleaning). My one comment is that I do not like it when staff members mention my room number out loud (for security reasons) and this happened several times during my stay. Other than that, the hotel exceeded my expectations and I will certainly return in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Magictravelnow wrote a review Jul 2020
Dallas, Texas424 contributions208 helpful votes
This was my first time to visit this very charming hotel with the finest people working so hard during this time giving it their all to keep everyone safe, secure and happy.

You are greeted with a huge smile although behind the mask the people work there in every dept absolutely stole my heart and then gave it back again.
Front desk Milane, Missy, Justice, Madison to name a few.
I also wanted to say housekeeping does an extarodinary job as they are so understaffed they all help one another get it done especially when the hotel was at capacity. I fell in love with Ada, Norma, Rocky and ibraham to name a few.
They were always smiling and helpful no matter what I needed.
I would like to also mention the Concierge team whom I loved Victor, Connie and Matthew all of them exuded such kindness and were always available to help a very professional team. The Valet led by John was also right on top of everything whenever you needed their help, which I did, Jeff, Jake, Michael to name a few they were all great!!

Several suggestions for in-room comfort the pillows are not good, they are old and no pillow case covering, the linens need to be replaced as they are itchy so a refresh for the bed as my bed was not very good in room 307..double beds..yes preferred a king but reservations asked me to move during my stay so I did to a smaller room but with the view I asked for.
They have 45 classes of rooms so it is not easy to tell you which one's you will prefer.
I preferred for my 34 night stay to be on the river side to be able to hear and see the river was important as I rarely left my room due to all of the guests not wearing masks, just acting as if they owned the pool area...so I protected myself from all of them who thought they were the only one's there.

I will review the spa separately. They are the finest spa #1 in all of Vail beyond fabulous!!

I will always remember how lovely, professional, kind, helpful, joyful, and amazing they are to everyone you meet and especially to me.

It is because of their uplifting energy that I chose to stay longer...so much longer than I had planned.

Seeing their bright shining eyes and the smiles underneath your masks made me feel at home.

My stay changed my life in so many positive ways and I want to thank all of you for being so special to me and beaming so much light into our world.

Especially now, when the world needs more love and light.

You take hospitality to a new level despite the amazing challenges in this industry which is my beloved industry.

You show the passion, compassion and commitment that you have been bringing to our world for over 100 years.

Congratulations, in the midst of chaos, constant change, and being understaffed you bring the leadership qualities required to continue to bring the client experience to life in everything you do.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: Rooms facing the river either Spruce Suite or Lodge Pole Suite ( smaller version)
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Fabian F wrote a review Feb 2021
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We recently stayed as a family at the Sonnenalp for a weekend getaway. While we were apprehensive at first due to COVID-19, the staff’s dedication to safety protocols put our minds at ease. From their willingness to accommodate guests who are uncomfortable eating in the restaurant to the frequent sanitizing of surfaces and rooms, we truly felt comfortable during our stay.
On top of that the Bavarian style hotel is beautiful and the rooms are cozy. There is no better way in which to experience everything Vail has to offer. The ski valet takes your gear right to the base of the mountain, and the hotel is in a great location. The Sonnenalp has become our favorite hotel to stay in and every time the friendly staff exceed our expectations. Highly Recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Brittany K wrote a review Feb 2020
Tulsa, Oklahoma1 contribution
The resort accommodations and food did not disappoint. Hotel management did disappoint.
I am posting a review so that others are aware of an odd "protocol" that was described to me by the housekeeping department.
After checking in at the Denver airport I received a phone call that my curling iron was left in the room. I quickly recounted my packing and did not remember seeing my curling iron (nor did I miss it). I told the housekeeping department I did not see it on the bathroom counter so therefore I neglected to pack it. She informed me that the "protocol" was to store guest's personal items like that in a drawer, and had I notice my toiletries had been laid out for me, Personally I thought we just had a quirky housekeeper...
I was informed that I could room charge the return of my property via ground mail. I replied no, I'll speaker to the hotel manager, that it's ridiculous to charge me, for my "hidden item".
After being left on hold, "Cory" returned to tell me the manager was unavailable but this time she would appease me and mail my item to me via ground mail. I was very satisfied with our agreement.
Imagine my surprise when a $20 charge appeared on my Visa, days after my final folio charges had been posted from our stay. Imagine my surprise when FedEx appeared at my door with a package containing my curling iron. If you're going to charge me at least throw in some packing material - it's the principle not the price.
This property specializes in pleasant, small details, it would have been an extension of fine details had this had been taken care of by the hotel; as I was told.
After all I paid my fair share of resort fees and valet parking.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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JSuth2000 wrote a review Jul 2020
Delray Beach, Florida624 contributions310 helpful votes
I wanted to give it a 5 star, really did, but it's just too dated for me. The service is great, it's a very quaint European like chalet.

What they have in charm they lack in updates. We stayed in a suite that had two levels but the beds were a little uncomfy and the amenities a little "used".

I happen to really enjoy the outdoor space and pool area for its location and uniqueness to the space. It isnt a huge pool, but unless you are swimming laps who cares. Also with three hot tubs it is very friendly if you need to social distance from people and not jostle for space.

So it has its pros and cons. For what I paid I wanted a little more. Plenty of great options in Vail so there is a little something for everyone!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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mosstlly wrote a review Feb 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin23 contributions17 helpful votes
This hotel has a nice European feel. I was a bit dubious about the fit and furnishings of the rooms which seemed quite outdated, but the outstanding turndown made up for it.

The service is not quite even enough to be a top tier hotel. Three examples:

(1) I arrived early and asked to store my bag, but after putting on my boots I had to track down the bellman rather than the front desk taking care of it. Then when my room was ready I had to request my bags be taken up. A very minor thing, but something I’ve not experienced at a five star hotel, where usually the bags are delivered to the room when it’s set. Staff just didn’t seem coordinated.

(2) I was confirmed in a room for a conference by their own group sales coordinator, but the front desk changed the room.

(3) You are only given TWO coffee pods for your entire stay. Yes, it is only possible to have two cups of coffee in your room. When I requested some (there were none in my room when I checked in) the front desk man was a bit irate and told me they cost $2 per pod. So stock up before you come? Seems ridiculous at this price point and I can’t think of another hotel I’ve stayed in in the past 10 years that doesn’t offer in-room coffee every day.

However; the served breakfast was excellent and the servers are kind and capable. In addition, I really needed some floss late at night and one of the front desk woman gave me her personal floss. Simply outstanding and very appreciated. The tubs and fireplaces are great at the end of a long day. All-in-all a pleasant stay with many good things, but a few areas for improvement in my view.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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CreativeOfficer asked a question Mar 2022
Roanoke, Virginia321 contributions72 helpful votes
Does the Sonnenalp Hotel have self-service laundry? Thanks.
Answer from Chris K
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No as with many hotels of that type they focus on providing service. The concierge will direct to local laundry service or provide the service for you. I’ve found the staff very helpful for many requests but we typically do not do laundry for a week while staying.
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Answer from Magictravelnow
Dallas, Texas424 contributions208 helpful votes
Hi, please forgive me I am so glad everyone wrote you as I had broken my wrist and did not check Trip Advisor. Yes, it is open now in January. They keep it covered and then you make an appt to use it and it is heated as are all of the hot tubs.
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Answer from liveandlove2travel
Marietta, Georgia156 contributions166 helpful votes
I had on work out gear some of my time there and jeans and a blouse the rest. It’s casual yet nice! For Bully Ranch jeans and a nice blouse are great. Ludwigs seemed to have people dressed a little nicer for breakfast. Enjoy!
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Tabatha W asked a question Aug 2020
Somerset153 contributions30 helpful votes
Is there fly fishing close by?
Answer from Nelson S
Naperville, Illinois6 contributions2 helpful votes
Yes, within minutes depending on the time of year. The concierge at the hotel booked it for us. They know the right people and the right places for the right price.
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Suvalee T asked a question Dec 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina1 contribution
What is the best service and affordable to get from vail airport to this hotel ?
Answer from Sonnenalp Hotel
Hi! We can arrange a Sonnenalp car to pick you up from the Eagle airport for you at a small cost (please call 970-479-5429). Alternatives are taxis or uber, and other shuttle services as mentioned in the previous answers (peak 1, CME).
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MarcVanR wrote a tip Jan 2024
Scottsdale, Arizona2 contributions1 helpful vote
"Try to get a Creek Side room"
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Marie S wrote a tip Jan 2024
Boston, Massachusetts8 contributions
"Book your spa appointments early. "
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ManchesterKnighty wrote a tip Jan 2024
Manchester7 contributions9 helpful votes
"Chill out and embrace the family atmosphere "
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Jen P wrote a tip Dec 2023
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"Ludwig’s breakfast is Amazing "
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Lon S wrote a tip Dec 2023
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"Don’t book the 2 bedroom Tower Suite, the 2nd bedroom has no door. No, I’m not kidding!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonnenalp Vail
Which popular attractions are close to Sonnenalp Vail?
Nearby attractions include Vail Valley (0.3 miles), Vail Mountain Resort (0.2 miles), and Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonnenalp Vail?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sonnenalp Vail?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sonnenalp Vail?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonnenalp Vail?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonnenalp Vail?
Conveniently located restaurants include Swiss Chalet - Vail, Bully Ranch Restaurant, and Mountain Standard.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sonnenalp Vail?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sonnenalp Vail have airport transportation?
Yes, Sonnenalp Vail offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sonnenalp Vail located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Vail.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sonnenalp Vail?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sonnenalp Vail offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.