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“Hard to believe -- Sonnenalp just gets better!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sonnenalp
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Golden, Colorado
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169 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Hard to believe -- Sonnenalp just gets better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We have stayed at Sonnenalp many times in the past 20 years...at least once annually at a business conference every June. The conference moved to other venues, but we always tried to get back and finally did after a two-year absence. This great hotel is at its best ever...and it has always been terrific. From the front desk, to the waitstaff, the concierge and the staff in the spa, each and every encounter was warm and friendly.

The room was remarkably spacious and spotless, the amenities are excellent and were refreshed every day. Our suite was perfectly silent and it was really quite surprising as we slept in on departure day and when we exited the room the Housekeeping staff was working on the room next to ours and we never heard a sound.

If you have a group, even a small one of several couples, speak with Group Sales and you should able to get a great room rate, a deal on golf at Sonnenalp's golf course and perhaps a discount at the spa.

This is Vail at its finest. There are reviews here on TA that are less than 5s...from our experience over two decades those are difficult to understand. Every stay of ours has had us searching the calendar for an opportunity to return. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your great review!

I am so happy to read that we have continued to meet your expectations here at the Sonnenalp Hotel. It is certainly our priority to make sure all of our guests experience the very best Vail has to offer.

I hope to welcome you back to the Sonnenalp in the near future.
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Bonners Ferry, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

From the moment we stepped off the shuttle, the staff was welcoming and smiling. They were friendly and helpful for our entire stay! The rooms were amazing, and being right in the village was so convenient. We were just a step away from everything!!! Loved this trip!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Sonnenalp!

We try to offer the very best service grounded in traditional European hospitality.

I hope to personally welcome you back to the Sonnenalp and the Vail Valley in the near future.
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

We spent part of our honeymoon at this resort and could not be more pleased with our stay. Our room was clean, well appointed and had a beautiful view. I had some spa treatments and would highly recommend the hand and foot treatments. There is a large couch surrounding an indoor fireplace by the indoor/outdoor pool that was extremely peaceful and relaxing to sit by.

The resort was very quiet, we were there mid-week in June and appreciated the ambiance. Definitely go for the room with breakfast option- it is absolutely worth it. Victor the concierge was very helpful with setting up activities and giving us dining recommendations.
We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Krista K
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tupelo, ms
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

From the get-go your stay here is made great by the staff. Everyone greets you with a smile and is so friendly. The hotel has a cool old world feel to it. Room was beautiful with large exposed wooden beams. The bathroom is massive! Large stand up tiled shower and a huge bathtub separate. We checked in and then went out and explored Vail. When we returned they had pulled the comforter back and set up our bed for sleeping. They placed slippers by the bed and left us cookies and premium purified water. All these little extra touches are what make this place so wonderful. When looking for hotels in Vail there are sooooo many to chose from, but trust me you will not be disappointed with this choice.

Room Tip: Vail has free parking during the summer that is a short walk away from the hotel so you can avoid th...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your recent visit to the Sonnenalp Hotel. I am so glad to read that you had a wonderful experience with us. I hope to welcome you back to our Hotel in the near future.
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Atlanta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Had a very nice couple of days at the Sonnenalp but just can't give it 5 stars. The staff was very friendly and it is in a great location. A couple of minor complaints were that the elevators are brutally slow and they ran out of things on the buffet (as a result of being very busy which is probably a good thing from their perspective). Overall I'd give it a thumbs up but 5 stars to me means it was perfect.

Room Tip: The mountain or the village views are the best.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your recent review of the Sonnenalp Hotel.

We always appreciate guest feedback and strongly believe it is the most important measure of success.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Vail in the near future!
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Saint Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I extended my 2 day visit to 7 days at the Sonnenalp for the perfect weather, beauty of the mountains & flowers took my breath away. I spent my morning sipping Jasmine tea along the embankment of the stream after my work outs. The beauty and long walks amongst nature recharged me for my following week at the office. I always feel like a family member when I stay at the Sonnenalp. Their kindness and open arms when I arrive encourage me to come back often.

Room Tip: Book in advance for room fill up quick
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stayed here lately and I have nothing but wonderful things to say. Great attention to detail. Our room was large and as described. Every evening warm cookies and water was delivered to our room which was a lovely touch. Breakfast was delicious. The spa was wonderful also and the location right in the middle of the town was ideal. I would love to go back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sonnenalp
Address: 20 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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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) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Vail
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Vail
#1 Luxury Hotel in Vail
#3 Business Hotel in Vail
#6 Romantic Hotel in Vail
#7 Family Hotel in Vail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonnenalp 5*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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