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4.7 out of 5

"Amazing Anniversary Weekend! Facility and Staff were outstanding, and the location was what we were looking for in the Village. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 28 May 2018

Hotel Description

5-star ski hotel near Vail Ski Resort

Winter getaway

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Vail Ski Resort and 2 miles (3 km) of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens with a stay at this Vail hotel. Vail Valley Medical Center and The Steadman Clinic are also within half a mile (1 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this luxury hotel. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and an arcade/game room, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the indoor pool and perks like free WiFi.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 128 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs. Other amenities include DVD players, minibars, and room service.

Room (Juniper, Village View)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$219* Per night/room Oct 22 - Oct 23

Junior Suite (Lodgepole)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite (Bristlecone)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Gore Creek)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite (Cross Creek)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite (Conifer)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sonnenalp ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sonnenalp

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
The Sonnenalp mak3s me feel like I am in Austria or a Swiss village. It has a very European flavor with many people working there and staying there from Europe or other places on the world. Vail is amazing with many shops and wonderful restaurants. I like to visit the hotel every year.

Posted by , from Scottsdale on Aug 18, 2019

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5 out of 5
Amazing Anniversary Weekend! Facility and Staff were outstanding, and the location was what we were looking for in the Village.

Posted by , from CO on May 28, 2018

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5 out of 5

Fantastic accommodations in a perfect location

This lovely hotel has wonderful staff, great restaurant choices, especially delicious (though pricey) breakfast and a central location very close to an in town shuttle stop. Rooms have a beautiful bathroom, tub, and the grounds have an indoor/outdoor pool and spa.

Posted by , from Michigan on Sep 1, 2015

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5 out of 5

Weekend Escape

Always a great place to go for a quick weekend getaway.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015

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5 out of 5


I've always wanted to stay at the  Sonnenalp. It is a great location for everything you want and need to do. Great walking distances for food/shops or if you don't want to walk the local Vail bus will pick you up in front of the hotel. The rooms were clean and had a great view. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. The breakfast buffet is one of the best we've eaten. The pool and two hot tubs are relaxing. We are returning next summer for sure and can't wait!!! 

Posted by , from Indianapolis, IN on Aug 9, 2013

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5 out of 5

Warm and inviting hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
I stayed at the Sonnenalp for a 3 day ski vacation in December, just before Christmas. All staff was very helpful. They have 3 restaurants, all very good with nice atmosphere, live music every night. The spa is very comfortable with indoor/outdoor pools and hot tubs. Our room had a gas fireplace that made it very cozy and warm. The only downside if you are there to ski is the 10 minute walk to the lifts or gondola. They do have a ski concierge next to the gondola for convenience.

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ, USA on Dec 27, 2012

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2 out of 5

It was offseason and you would think they would welcome the business....sadly they did not.

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
Swing and a miss for this hotel! It was the offseason between summer and ski season. I wanted a quick trip to Vail to spend some time with the family. I just got back from being away from family for 8 months after a military deployment. I had four requests that I asked for when I arrived. Nothing out of the ordinary: Can I get a different room not on the street side of the hotel (It's noisy on that side of the hotel)? No. Can I get an upgrade? No. Can I get a late checkout? No. I stopped to ask a waiter in one of the restaurants who was folding linens in an empty room a question. He could not have been any less helpful. I kept asking myself how everyone in this hotel could be any less helpful on a weekday in the middle of the offseason. I read all the reviews about how great this place was. But I did not get that from any of the employees. I did go into the Gym/Spa room to ask a few questions and they were pretty cool and helpful. It's ok; I took my money up the road to spend at a hotel that wanted my money during the offseason. Maybe I caught every person I spoke too at a bad time. Unfortunately a hotel that puts on a show just for the peak season guests will eventually run out of steam as others will eventually catch on to your act. Pass on this hotel. I know I will during ski season. At least, I didn't have to spend peak season prices to learn this lesson.

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012

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5 out of 5

The Sonnenalp Resort is a fabulous hotel located in original VAIL.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
As one of Leading Hotels in the World, this is a fabulous place near Gore Creek, surrounded by beautifulf Colorado trees. The buildings, amenities and grounds couldn't be finer if you appreciate older elegant properties. The staff has clearly been trained to exceed guests expectations. If you have an opportunity - stay at the Sonnenalp Resort of VAIL.

Posted by , from Denver, CO, USA on Jun 13, 2012

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5 out of 5

This hotel was so comfy and cozy

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, super comfy bed
The hotel was absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect mountain hotel. They upgraded us to a small suite for one an extra 25$!! Our room was gorgeous, and so cozy, and romantic! Could not have asked for a better room. The view was amazing, and the bed was very comfy. I hadent slept that well in a long time! All in all we were very satisfied with the hotel & the room.

Posted by , from Denver, CO, USA on Nov 22, 2011

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4 out of 5

Staff are excellent on catering to every Have need

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Have stayed at the Sonnenalp many times. Our wedding reception in summer of 1987 was in their back yard by the pool. They still do an excellent job with service and food but hotel is getting a litle worn and dated in places. Bed linens are wonderful.

Posted by , from Fallbrook, CA 92028, USA on Nov 16, 2011

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Property Features

After a day on the slopes, indulge in a treatment at the full-service spa or soothe your muscles in the spa tub. When the sun goes down, sip après-ski drinks in the hotel's bar. There are 3 restaurants on site. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This luxury hotel also offers ski storage, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Parking is available for a fee. This 5-star Vail hotel is smoke free.

  • 128 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) (193.9 km / 120.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Sonnenalp offers 128 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with video-game consoles and pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. Microwaves, refrigerators, and in-room massages can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Sonnenalp has 3 restaurants on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 4 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 43.92 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 21 and USD 34 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sonnenalp
  • Sonnenalp Hotel
  • Sonnenalp Hotel Vail
  • Sonnenalp Vail
  • Sonnenalp Resort Of Vail Hotel Vail
  • Sonnenalp Resort Vail
  • Sonnenalp Vail
  • Sonnenalp Hotel
  • Sonnenalp Hotel Vail

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Sustainable Tourism Education Program (STEP), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.