I was in Vail last week for a meeting at the Lion's Square Marriott (see earlier review). Needless to say, it is a very dated facility (mentioned in both my 2011 and 2012 reviews). This year I decided "enough is enough" and set out to find another hotel. Luckily just around the corner is the Arrabelle at Vail Square.
For not a whole lot more than the Marriott -- a completely different experience! The Marriott staff was good, but the Arrabelle's exceptional. In particular, both the front desk (Bill) and the Concierge immediately remembered my name -- made their brand new Cadillac Escalade available for limo service within Vail (Marriott offered to call a cab) and offered great tips about local restaurants, etc.
Also, the food available at the Arrabelle is on a top tier compared to the Marriott -- but of course everything in Vail is over-priced.
Now back to the staff. Bill at the front desk listened to my "plight" with the Marriott -- filthy, old room and no opportunity to move. I asked Bill what was the best he could do for me -- well there was no way he could meet the Marriott on price -- but he guaranteed a spotlessly clean room, and exceptional service. Yep, he delivered.
If you are in Vail for a business trip or pleasure and are willing to treat yourself (for some extra cash) -- the Arrabelle is it.
PS - One other nice unexpected treat -- unlimited filtered water delivered to your room in reusable sealed glass containers -- vs. a small Fiji water for $5 at other hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Arrabelle at Vail Square is a AAA-Four Diamond hotel nestled at the base of Vail Mountain, in the heart of Lionshead. Inspired by the grand hotels of Europe's historic alpine villages, The Arrabelle at Vail Square combines timeless elegance, European charm and impeccable service. Dine at Tavern on the Square's mountainside patio, unwind at the award-winning RockResorts Spa(R), or take advantage of the other extraordinary amenities including slopeside ski valet, rooftop hot tubs and lap pool, state-of- the-art fitness center and more. Treat yourself to the ultimate luxury resort experience in Vail. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arrabelle At Vail Square, a Rock Hotel Vail
- Arrabelle Vail Square
- Arrabelle Hotel Vail