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Reviewed 26 September 2014

Spectacular experience at the height of the fall season foliage season. The hotel infrastructure is unique. I say that in a positive way in the sense that it is a high-end resort, but does not look like the Ritz, Four Seasons, Mandarin, type hotels. It has a personality that makes you feel like you are home as opposed to merely...

3Thank JBCR_Travel
Carmel, IN
Reviewed 26 September 2014

My pre-arrival experience at this hotel was WAY below average, and I was worried that the stay would be a hodge podge of mistakes, bungles, and forgotten promises. However, I have to say that following my stay, I would GLADLY stay at this beautiful resort again,....and again,....and again!! First, let me give you a small sample of disappointments: -Outdoor hot...

1Thank damonandtina
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Have BEEN one of my best Stay ever, in Colorado, location, staff, Bedroom, service, breakfast , exçellent pool, the outside is a great place to relaxe ne ar the river, Just clise to the sky station, and a must is to go to the Eagles n'est, fret views in summer time, and fall. Betty Fird garden is very lovely!

Thank Jacques M
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We visited Vail in mid-September to see the color change. This hotel was beautiful and the service was excellent. We had the Vail Mountain 2 bedroom suite which had two and half bathrooms, 2 with soaking tubs plus showers. Downstairs was a large closet for storage (skis, etc). It had a gas fireplace, dining table, foyer and small balcony downstairs,...

Thank Canterqueen
Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 16 September 2014

My wife and I recently visited Vail. It's an amazing place with many great (and often affordable places to stay). When we arrived in town our favoitie hotel was booked so we were referred to Sonnenalp. We were cheerfully greeted by hotel staff and asked if we had a reservation. We said "no", but wanted to know about room availability?...

2Thank D T
jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

The suites at the Sonnenalp are not inexpensive but we believe beautiful and worth the price. If you are looking for a room based on a certain budget, it would be appropriate to simply make that known and we would only offer what is available in that price range.

Glastonbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Just got back from a long weekend in Vail then off to Denver.One of the best places we have ever stayed. All the great reviews say it all. Prepay for the breakfast. It is not to be missed. Great location in Vail Village. You can walk to any place to dine.

Thank PhilKay77
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 13 September 2014

My husband and I visited last month in celebration of our birthdays and we could not have been more pleased with not only the hotel but the staff as well. Our room was plenty big and we were able to sleep with the window as well as the french doors open at night and we could hear the creek below...

4Thank M2K
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 10 September 2014

What a wonderful place to stay in Vail. The employees all make you feel at home. The breakfast is fabulous. The suites are very spacious and well appointed. Thank you for making our anniversary very memorable.

1Thank Alanjlr
Arvada, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 5 September 2014

This hotel knows how to make your experience memorable. The service is incredible and the hospitality they offer rises above any of the vail resort locations. The spa services are incredible and very relaxing! You can't go wrong with any if their restaurants, they are all guarantee to please your palate.

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Roslyn Heights, United States
Reviewed 4 September 2014

I have stayed at the Sonnenalp before during the winter, never in the summer. Was I ever so glad that we did. As usual, the Sonnenalp and all of their staff met or exceeded all of our expectations. From the front desk staff to Victor, the concierge, who made us dinner reservations and rented us bikes and recommended a route...

Thank Richard B

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Sonnenalp

Address: 20 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657-5010
Region: United States > Colorado > Vail
Price Range: €309 - €1,312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonnenalp 5*
Number of rooms: 127
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Also Known As:
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Sonnenalp Hotel Vail
Sonnenalp Resort Vail
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“We stayed in the Blue Spruce, a junior suite with 2 queen beds and a sitting area. The hotel provided a microwave and a refrigerator. They send bottled water and cookies every evening which was a treat.”
 of 5 bubbles mkglanz, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Front desk and concierge has everything you need”
  • Bavarian furniture
  • Hot tub
  • Comfy robes
 of 5 bubbles Mattrick_Swayze, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Jr. Suites are commodious, with fire place and usually jacuzzi.”
 of 5 bubbles LeslieJ143, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Splurge and enjoy a Junior Suite on the pool side. Don't forget to add the amazing breakfast to your room rate.”
 of 5 bubbles S2434UIpeterb, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lovely location and yes, the South side is probably quieter.”
  • Lovely fall colors
  • View of hillside and clock tower
  • Bubblies in our room
 of 5 bubbles heidib909, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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