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“Great location & staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort

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The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort
Ranked #14 of 31 Hotels in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Otis, CO
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58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great location & staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Stayed during the off season, Room good size, bathroom a bit crowded though. Was a bonus that was a full bathroom with combo tub/shower but lacks a vent so mirror steamed up. Not a fan of the sliding door either. Nice to be able to sit on the small balcony and enjoy the beauty of the Rockies. Staff was helpful and friendly. Location is great, two exterior doors put you right in the middle of the shops of Vail Village and is super close to the gondola.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Elk Grove, California
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

This hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Vail. The customer service was great.

The $20/day resort fee was an unexpected and unwelcomed surprise; especially since the exercise facility, pool, etc is similar to other nice hotels. I typically think this is just another way for a hotel to nickel and dime you. Why not include everything in the room price? What's next, cleaning fees? fees to use towels? fees to use the heater/AC unit? Where does it stop?

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TallDrinkTraveler
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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

I have stayed at the Lodge at Vail three times and all have been just perfect. The property is located right in the middle of the Village and steps from the gondola. In the winter, it is perfect. In the summer, it is perfect. Great facilities (pool, spa, etc). Great food. Fabulous staff. Always a smile. Always trying to be of assistance. Regarding the rooms, one can have just about anything desired. Lovely King rooms and wonderful and spacious suites - it is all there. If you can, request the International section as this is the newer one and the rooms are really nice. Once you give your car to valet, you probably won't use it again unless you are leaving Vail to go to another area. Vast choice of dining spots all probably under a 5 miniute walk in the Village. For those of you who do not know Vail, the village is filed with wonderful boutiques and restaurants from burgers or pizza to gourmet dining and everything in between - and the Lodge is in the middle of everything. Go and enjoy - and by the way, the summers are every bit as good as the winters in Vail.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Keith M
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

I'm local (Breckenridge Area), but I like to get over to Vail and ski and ski/enjoy that mtn. Being only 45 minutes form my house I look for the deals that sometimes pop up on vailonsale.com or priceline.

I took a chance and got a pretty good deal at this property that is located pretty much as close as you can get to the gondola. That is a major plus. The minus? When you book one of these deals they totally treat you like you booked one of these deals. Listen, I probably only spent $150 on a room that night in the Lodge at Vail, but I dropped well over $250 for steaks/drinks at Elway's for my wife and I, tipped a bunch of people pretty well, and purchased a decent breakfast.

The hotel had excess capacity that I fulfilled, but in many ways treated me like a second-class citizen. That, I didn't appreciate. They waited until the very last minute (actually 20 minutes after "scheduled" checkin) to check me in....on a day I needed to work. It was evident there were rooms available, but it was nonsensical game playing. I've been to enough hotels to know and it was a shame. I realize that is the hotel's right, but it is also a service bonus when they get the guest comfortable. There were a few other minor incidents too, but nothing too noteworthy.

My only advice is if the rooms are going to be offered up as excess capacity on slow times -- treat every guest the same or at a high level. I know it is tempting to treat the $1000 a night crowd that much better than the $150 a night crowd, but the level of service should be consistent and good across the board. After all, all the guests aren't going to pay $1000 a night every night.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank C G
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Huntington Beach, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

We can't say enough about how we enjoyed our stay at the lodge. From the time we pulled up to the lodge until we left, we were treated wonderfully. The management even upgraded our room without us asking to more easily accommodate my husband's mobility scooter. Our room was beautiful and the bathroom large and lovely. The lodge also has a wonderful and large fitness room. Great location in the village, too.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susan101948
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Englewood, Colorado
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191 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We went back to the Lodge (early May) as we had relatives visiting Denver. Please note that the month between April 24ish - May 24th Vail is totally in off-season, with many restaurants closed (but we found many good choices). We knew that the location for the Lodge can't be beaten, and needed a large condo (3 bedroom) so we could socialize and enjoy a nice family time. The hotel was very quiet due to the end of the season. The guest relations personnel was top notch. It is an older property (which comes sometimes with a few glitches) but most of the rooms are totally renovated and charming. It is very refreshing to find a hotel that really employ people with great hospitality skills. We will be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PhantomOP_2013
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orlando
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

What can I say, I cannot wait for ski season again to go back to Vail. Our second time it seemed like we never left.Hotel staff were always nice and friendly. The are very accommodating and helpful always.Food is fantastic.The best treat were the cookies and hot apple cider after 3:00. People in Vail are very educated and super nice.People at the Lodge treat customers with care and manners and that is what make us to come back again.

Stayed March 2013
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Thank elenamaria51Orlando
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Additional Information about The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort

Property: The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort
Address: 174 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657
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Location: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Vail
#6 Business Hotel in Vail
#7 Luxury Hotel in Vail
#7 Spa Hotel in Vail
#11 Family Hotel in Vail
#13 Romantic Hotel in Vail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort 4*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is Vail at its most iconic. Vail's first hotel, the Lodge at Vail remains the cornerstone of Vail Village, located just steps from Gondola One. Revel in the proximity to the slopes, savor exceptional on-property dining at Cucina, Yama, and Elway's, lounge at Pool One, peruse the plethora of shopping options along Gore Creek Drive, and enjoy authentic Rocky Mountain hospitality, all at Vail's original. ... more   less 
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