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4.7 out of 5

"Great atmosphere at the Sonnenalp! Nothing beats having breakfast there. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 13 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 5-star hotel near Vail Ski Resort

In Vail

Within a 5-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Vail Ski Resort and Vail Valley Medical Center. The Steadman Clinic and Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Award-winning

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 in-room childcare is an added bonus. Enjoy the indoor pool and perks like free WiFi.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs and heated floors, the 128 guestrooms offer TVs with DVD players, along with free WiFi. Other amenities include minibars, room service, and premium bedding.

Juniper Hotel Room 1 King ADA

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$219* Per night/room May 9 - May 10

Lodgepole Junior Suite 1 King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Blue Spruce Junior Suite 2 Doubles

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Gore Creek 1 Bedroom Suite 1 King and Single Murphy

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cross Creek Junior Suite 1 King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Lodgepole Junior Suite 2 Doubles

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sonnenalp ratings based on 16 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 (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 25, 2020 by -The Sonnenalp Team

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
Great atmosphere at the Sonnenalp! Nothing beats having breakfast there.

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 7, 2020 by -The Sonnenalp Team

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

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

Sonnenalp

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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Property Features

Sonnenalp offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. There are 3 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. A health club, a spa tub, and a sauna are also featured at the luxury Sonnenalp. 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
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • 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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

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

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Denver International Airport (DEN) (193.9 km / 120.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Sonnenalp offers 128 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 hypo-allergenic bedding 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)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • 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
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails 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 treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • 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)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

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 may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

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.

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 40 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.

Sonnenalp is listed in the 2020 Travel + Leisure 500.

The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.