We rented the condo (room #120). The size was good with a full updated kitchen. The livingroom had way too much furniture in it. You could barely walk. The bedrooms were spacious but need serious updating! Good thing is that you could walk out directly to the pool. My wife had a problem with the shower. It was either very hot or very cold. I had about the same problem with it because the fixtures are so old it was hard to control the water temperature. **There is NO air conditioning at this hotel**. If you stay here during the summer, you will be hot in your room. It gets cool at night but during the day is a different story. Keep your windows open all day to avoid major heat problems. They do supply each room with a box fan made in 1985 though. If you sleep with your windows open on the bottom floor, the sprinklers will wake you up at 1:30 AM and again at 5 AM.
The property itself also needs updating. It's quaint and themed well but time to close and remodel. Sara's lounge, the "restaurant" only serves a small continental breakfast. For the money you pay for the rooms, they could give you more than bagels and yogurt. It's also only there for looks and hosting special events. If you want something catered, only the local "Mexican" restaurant delivers/caters. It's not great, but it's food... Lastly, you only get 1 parking spot per room. If you don't park there, you have to park in the "local" parking tower. It's quite a walk away and only free during the summer. I guess Vail has to make it's money somewhere. Oh, and be careful using things like the garbage disposal. My aunt used hers the last night and it fell off of the sink completely! We had to pick up food and water off the floor and under the sink.
OK, long story short - choose wisely when going to Vail. Brochures can make anything look nice. Value for the money is a different story!
Positive note - it rains every afternoon in Vail during the summer. The front desk clerk gave us an umbrella to use since ours was in the car in the parking garage, 1 mile away. The outside of the hotel is landscaped well. It's very pretty during the summer.
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