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Sandstone Creek Club
Ranked #21 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Vail
Vail, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Good value, nice place”
Reviewed March 12, 2011

I recently stayed in a one bedroom condo at Sandstone Creek Club and was very pleased with the room quality and the size of the unit. I am very familiar with hotels and residences in Vail, and I have not seen this type of value at many other places in the area.

My unit had a nice balcony, gas fireplace, flatscreen, comfortable furniture. Pull out sofa bed. The living room looked like it had been taken care of and updated. 1 bedroom, 2 full baths, washer/dryer, kitchen. Kitchen was the best part- had marble counters, tile floors, dishwasher. Lots of utensils, dishes, etc. Literally everything you need to cook for a family. Table with seating for 4-6 people. Bar with 2 chairs but room for 4.

There's a nice indoor/outdoor pool, some indoor hot tubs, and a private shuttle to Vail Village (Vista Bahn) and Lionshead Village(Gondola). This service is free, it runs pretty frequently. It will take you to the grocery store if you need. The free town of vail public bus has stop right at the top of the driveway. 5 min ride to vail village. You can see Vail Mountain and Lionshead Village from some of the balconies, it's right across the highway and slightly west. There's also a "game room" area with foosball, etc. DVD rental @ front desk. ($1 per, i think) Do a google image search, there are some pretty good photos of the pool and some of the rooms.

All of the units are timeshares, and I think all of the units are identical. The rooms are really nice and the nightly rates are much lower than others of this quality. The low rate is not because of the units, it's because you don't get the type of customer service that you do in some hotels. Housekeeping service is only once per week . Most of the staff is pretty friendly but they just don't seem to have a lot of staff on the property at once. If you call to ask for toilet paper they say something like, "sure, can you come down to the front desk and get it?"

Overall, I would definitely recommend this place and stay again. It was really nice having a lot of space and a full kitchen. Great room quality, location, and nice looking property.

Special thanks to Jeff for all of the help when I was booking my room.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2011

We have stayed in many condos in Vail every year, and thought that this club was the best!~~

My husband and I went with another couple and had a wonderful time! we hahd the largest condo, a 2 BR+LOFT, and enjoyed the large space very much with a view of the creek, mountains and pool.

All the ammenities, the friendliness and proffesionalism of all the staff and the location! what more can you say?

We just loved the heated indoor and outdoor pool, which we enjoyed every evening after a long day of skiing.

Check their website http://www.sandstonecreekclub.com/joomla/ for more details.

I also enjoyed the private shuttle services to the slopes as well as to the nearby stores (5mins) -grocery and liquor stores-so you don't need to drive there.

The condos are usually on a weekly basis, but still a great value!

And if you are lucky you may be able to stay only a few nights based on the availability!

Give it a try and you will agree with us!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Loveland, Colorado
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Reviewed October 19, 2010

Sandstone Creek is an excellent place to stay, especially for a week or two. Week 40 is perfect as most of the restaurants have off season specials such as Montauk dinner for $20!! The trees are bright yellow against the dark green pines. From our creek side unit, you can see across to the ski mountain. Scenery is gorgeous everywhere you look. The tennis court is well maintained and if you can take your eyes off the mountain views to watch the tennis ball, it would be amazing. Day time temps plus sun make it comfortable to be outside biking, hiking, walking around town in shorts.. Evenings are cool and the fireplace at Sandstone is a welcome sight. The large and crystal clean hot tubs and indoor/outdoor swimming pool is fantastic. Also have indoor sauna, steam and racket ball. Units are well furnished bedrooms, 2 baths and a well stocked, full sized kitchen. The unit has a furnished patio, too. The unit and the common areas are all spotless. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Common areas include a lobby, pool table, ping pong table, library, game room. The mattresses are fabulous. Open the window a crack and you can hear the creek running. I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea - this is the best place to stay, especially for an exteneded time, in the Vail Valley.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed July 11, 2010

Stayed in a hotel unit at this resort. Room was nicely furnished, and clean. Hotel units do have a frig, microwave, coffee pot. Did not have an ironing board in the room, so had to request one, which showed up in minutes. All rooms have a humidifier, and you will need it at that altitude. No air conditioning, but none was needed as the room temp was never warm. Check-in was easy, and had no problems in that area. Staff was pleasant, and helpful. Clubhouse/front desk is closed from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Front desk has about 2,000 movies that are free for the guest. I saw a fox on the grounds everyday that I was there. Internet computers are in the clubhouse, and never had a wait for that. Resort is close to I-70 main highway, and easy to get to. Safeway is about 5 minutes away for grocery shopping. I ate breakfast twice at restaurant in the Holiday Inn. Good food, and service. Visited the Nature Center, where the Betty Ford Garden is located. Beautiful, and great place to get some nice pictures. Went to Cheyenne, WY to the Old West Museum, about a 2.5 hour drive from Vail. Nice stores at the Silverthorne Outlet Mall. Coldwater Creek, Bath & Body Works, Nike, to name a few.
Very peaceful this time of year. I have been to Keystone during ski season. Really enjoyed the area, and would go back.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 6, 2010

Our family stayed for a week in early June 2010 and were very pleased with our stay. While it's not a fancy new resort, they clearly work hard to keep the property up. We've never stayed at a place with a nicer staff. They were always friendly and asking what they could do to help with our vacation plans.
We had a two bedroom unit that was spacious and clean. The kitchen was very well stocked with dishes and cooking items. We had 2 little safes to lock stuff up and a washer and dryer in the unit. Everything worked properly. They had literally a thousand different movies you could check out for free, which was a nice touch!
Since it's not a new property, the bathrooms are a little small and you won't find a jacuzzi tub, but it was still nice. We had a parking lot view, but weren't there to enjoy the view from indoors anyway.
Since it's a small property, there aren't a bunch of activities to participate in, which was fine because we were there to enjoy the amazing outdoors. The indoor/outdoor pool was fun for the kids and there generally weren't may people there. The kids enjoyed the free foosball, pool and air hockey tables and there were always little treats available in the lobby.
The property is north of the interstate, not part of the Vail village area, but again that was just fine. We had easy access to the interstate to travel to the endless recreational opportunities in the area. There was a Safeway just down the road to the west and anything else we needed in close proximity.
Overall, this is a small cozy resort that suited our family very well. We were treated very well, no unpleasant surprises, super fast check-in, easy checkout, just a nice experience!
A word of caution in Vail - follow the posted speed limits - we saw Vail Police pulling people over frequently.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Evansville, Wyoming
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2009

great resort, nice heated indoor and out door pool. 2 hot tubs, all kinds of hiking trails, the fall is very pretty to watch the aspens turn colors each day. i love the whole vail valley , there never is a bad time to visit...

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Denver, CO
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121 reviews
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Reviewed July 10, 2009

Great place in Vail if you don't care to be in the center of the village or the party scene. On the N. side of I-70 Frontage Rd.west of Sandstone Elementary and I was concerned we would have traffic noise. Our 2 BR, 2 Bath condo on the eastside of the building overlooked the creek and we enjoyed the sound of rushing water day & night. We coudn't hear or barely see a car. Our view was trees, shrubs, waving grasses, houses across the stream & darting swallows. Very solidly constructed building brick, steel & concrete....no thumping floors or stairs or hearing your neighbors. Spacious compared to our friends digs at a nearby property. Furnishings were in excellent shape, pleasantly decorated without being fussy. Gas fireplace took the chill off in mornings. No air conditioning & not needed at this altitude. Just open the windows. TV & DVD player in each bedroom & living room. Huge video library at the front desk. In/out pool & indoor hot-tub, sauna & steam room. Game room, pool table, playground, & volleyball net to entertain kids & teens. 2 large gas BBQ grills in front court shared by all units.
Best equipped condo kitchen I've experienced....blender, baking pans, muffin tins, heavy cookware and appliances in good working order. Very clean and the whole property is well maintained. Decor is recently updated with new mattresses, sofabed, granite kitchen counters. Only limitation is the kitchen and master bath are smallish. But you don't spend much time there on vacation anyway.
We like not being in the heart of Vail or Lionshead. In summer, parking is free in the Vail garages so you can bike or drive over to Vail to visit restarants & shops. It was a pleasure to unwind in the hot tub after a hike to Lost Lake. We'll return for more summer fun.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Sandstone Creek Club
Address: 1020 Vail View Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4495
Location: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool
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Ranked #21 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Vail
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Hotel Class:3 star — Sandstone Creek Club 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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