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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.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Historic Hotel
Great View
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
55Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
31Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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Our recent stay at the Sonnenalp followed many years of delightful visits to Vail. The Sonnenalp is special from the rooms to the stafff and extraordinary breakfasts The Faessler family purposely keeps the ambience European which allows you to pretend you’re somewhere in the
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Hotel's Favourite
They call it warm Gemütlichkeit’ culture; I call it a truly cozy experience filled with personalized hospitality and luxury. Thank you Meral Welsh for choosing the Golden Peaks suite for our family of four which had two rooms, king bed, 2 full beds, a family room with fireplace
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Response from jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp
Responded 28 Mar 2018
Thank you for your nice comments. We are delighted that your family vacation at the Sonnenalp was a great experience. I will pass on your kudos to the many team members you mentioned. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you next time.
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Great location. Spacious rooms. Ludwigs has a great breakfast and dinner at the Bully Ranch is the perfect end to a day on the slopes. The snow shoeing staff is simply amazing. They are knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
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Response from sonnenalp_hotel_vail, Owner at Sonnenalp
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your kind words, Jason! We're so glad you were able to take advantage of our guided snowshoe tours (we'll relay your compliments to Kara!) and enjoyed our dining options. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Note: 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 since half stars are not allowed Pros: Great mountain lodge vibe with upscale clientele composed of US and international couples and families both young and old. The lobby bar and two restaurants are quite lively in the evenings, adding to the
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Response from sonnenalp_hotel_vail, Owner at Sonnenalp
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your compliments and for choosing to stay with us! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay despite some internet and housekeeping hiccups. We'll be sure to look into the internet issue as we recently made major upgrades to provide better speed and service here. In addition, we'll mention these issues to housekeeping and make sure this is not repeated. We look forward to having you back and providing the extra 1/2 star!
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I've stayed at the Sonnenalp a dozen times in the last 10 years, as a single person with friends, on romantic trips with my husband, on a girls trip, and on multiple family trips. Full disclosure: I grew up in Bavaria, so I have a personal disposition to feeling especially at
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Response from sonnenalp_hotel_vail, Owner at Sonnenalp
Responded yesterday
Thank you for staying with us again and for this really kind and thorough review! We'll be sure to relay your compliments to staff. We're thrilled you were able to take advantage of our spa, yoga room and ski concierge. Anything we can do to make your vacation more relaxing and enjoyable is our goal and we're happy to hear that we made things easier on you and the kids. As we renovate rooms, we're adding coffee machines to each newly updated room so hopefully you won't have to wait for that first cup next time!
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Hi! We can arrange a Sonnenalp car to pick you up from the Eagle airport for you at a small cost (please call 970-479-5429). Alternatives are taxis or uber, and other shuttle services as mentioned in the previous answers (peak 1, CME).
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greetings from Vail yes the best place ever
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this is where you want to be. I've been coming here with my mom and now my daughter for years. Great Spa, cozy and safe rooms and lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance.
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Excellent restaurants surround the Sonnenalp. Hiking is available right there on Vail Mountain. Not sure about hot springs or horseback riding, although if I had to guess, they would be nearby as well.
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"I've never been in a bad room there."
"We have never had a room that wasn't excellent!"
"Get a suite and you won´t want to leave."
"The 4th floor has wonderful views!"
"Rooms vary by size- all are great!"
US$ 283 - US$ 1,191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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