Stayed here for a friend's wedding at the beginning of July 2011. This place exudes European charm with its quirky furnishings and style reminiscent of a true Swiss Alp Chalet. Check is in was quick and uneventful. The rooms are fantastic. We stayed in a Lodgepole Suite which consisted of a sleeping area and a small separate seating area in front of an electric fireplace. The bathroom really was the centerpiece of the rooms and it pained us that we were unable to use the gigantic bathtub. The bathroom itself is huge which a long vanity with two sinks, a separate glass enclosed shower, a separate toilet area and that aforementioned gigantic pool.
The room itself was charming with real wood paneling (not the cheap kind) with a little seating area in front of nice gas fireplace. The bed was king with high end linens and was very nice to sleep in. There is a door that leads to a nice balcony that for us overlooked the village and Vail Mountain.
Downstairs we were surprised to see that the Spa really was a Spa! We expected a dinky small steam room but were impressed to see separate women and men's full spas. The Men's Spa had a separate steam room and dry spa. There were showers, cold towels on ice and even a machine that rung the water from your swimming trunks! My wife tried the women's spa but told me that there was no separate steam room in theirs. That seemed odd to us but we were in a hurry and didn't inquire further. There is a tranquil large sitting area in the center that overlooks the outdoor and indoor pools with complimentary ice water and teas available. We thought the setting was beautiful.
Parking was somewhat costly at $22 a day for valet. You could park not too far away at one of the free lots and walk it, but we had a decent amount of luggage and had to drive back and forth so decided since we were only there for two days, we would stick with the valet. If we had to do it again and were not so rushed for time when we got to Vail (we were there for a wedding and by the time we arrived from Denver, were already late for the rehearsal dinner), we probably would have parked in the free lot and took the 5 minute walk and saved $40.
We did not try any of the restaurants so cannot comment on that.
Overall the service and accommodations were excellent. Even better for us was that we purchased our stay via Rue La La at $100 a night. For $100 a night this place was spectacular but we can imagine that even for three times that much (and more during winter peak season) this place would be a real find.
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- Sonnenalp is a unique hotel in Vail, Colorado renowned for personal service and genuine, family-run hospitality. Enjoy world-class amenities and conveniences in the heart of Vail Village. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sonnenalp Resort Of Vail Hotel Vail
- Sonnenalp Hotel Vail
- Sonnenalp Resort Vail