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Sonnenalp

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Beautiful hotel in Vail Village, everything about our stay was perfect. We travel quite frequently, and this hotel was easily at the top of our list of nicest hotels-5 out of 5 in every category. The grounds are just gorgeous, the spa is awesome, and the staff was so friendly and helpful! Stay here!!!

The Sonnenalp is a first-class hotel with all the amenities. The entire hotel is so well designed, with a great lobby, library, lounge (live music every night), and dining rooms... Our favorite was the casual Bully Ranch bar/restaurant. The Sonnenalp breakfast was fantastic, with an amazing variety of fresh fruits, meats, homemade breads & pastries. The hotel is about a five-minute walk to ski lifts, but the Sonnenalp has a ski concierge located right next to Gondola One, where you store your skis, poles, snowboard, and boots (with air dryers), and attentive staff. We were also very impressed that the owner, Johannes Faessler was a visible friendly presence, making sure that everyone was happy, and willing to chat and answer any questions. He has to be one of the top hoteliers in Vail & the Rockies!

The Sonnenalp is a fantastic place to stay when in Vail. The location can't be beat and the spa is excellent!

Wow. The Sonnenalp is really lovely....didn't get off the to best start as our bags weren't delivered to the room, a light bulb was out and it would have been nice to have water waiting in the room for us but other than the first 1 hour everything else was PERFECT!!! Excellent food (breakfast buffet and restaurant with all the windows are fantastic!), the staff is amazing, the spa and the free fitness classes are excellent, the trips the plan for you outside of skiing are super fun and the room is spacious with an UNREAL bathroom. The towels/bathrobes are great AND to top it off they leave delicious cookies in your room every evening. The base camp is a must -the BEST part? Very few kids.....this hotels is simply lovely.

Beautiful luxury, hotel, well located, close to restaurants and shops, friendly service.....one of the nicest hotels in Vail

We were only in Vail for the night which was disappointing because the city and the Sonnenalp are fabulous. The hotel was beautiful, clean, and cozy. We really loved the fireplace and the humidifier. The bathroom was fabulous! We would love to come back

Was able to enjoy a few days at the Sonnealp during October. Perfect weather, walked to the farmers market - in fact, loved it so much ended up staying an extra day. Cant wait to go back!

It was low season and the water heater was broken and therefore none of us had hot showers.

I was so looking forward to staying here. It's been on my list of Vail hotels and unfortunately when we were there they had no hot water. The lady at the front desk said that this was something that she could not prevent but what was strange is that this was a problem that seemed to be affecting only those who were staying there that night. It was off season so I am sure it was a planned maintenance issue which went badly. There were many empty rooms which they did not offer us to stay in. This is so weird. So, for this reason, I was really disappointed. Def. won't be staying there again.

We stayed for couple of days at the Juniper Suit. The room was very clean and well equipped except mattresses and pillows could be upgraded. Not comfortable. The stuff was friendly. Went to the farmers market. Did some hiking around town. Great place for family vacation!

Amenities were spot on. Able to rent both cruisers and mountain bikes from the hotel's attentive staff.

Sonnenalp is great. It does not get much better than that in Vail. Staff was always helpful.

Wonderful experience. Staff was really nice without being intrusive. Breakfast is excellent. Room was beautiful and really comfortable.. Best of all is the ski concierge service at base of main lift. Yes, not inexpensive, but worth it if budget allows.

20 Vail Rd Vail CO

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Vail Ski Resort
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Vail Ski Resort is a short stroll from Sonnenalp, and other popular attractions like Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are within a mile (2 km). This 128-room, 5-star hotel has 3 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Vail Valley Medical Center and The Steadman Clinic are a short walk away.


Dining

This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

Sonnenalp's 128 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. TVs come with DVD players and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Video-game consoles, safes, and phones are also available.


Property features

Sonnenalp features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Valet parking is offered for USD 32.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this ski hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Deluxe Suite

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Signature Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Premium Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Sonnenalp

Everyone (1) Couples (5) Family (3) Friends (4)
5
Everyone

Beautiful hotel in Vail Village, everything about our stay was perfect. We travel quite frequently, and this hotel was easily at the top of our list of nicest hotels-5 out of 5 in every category. The grounds are just gorgeous, the spa is awesome, and the staff was so friendly and helpful! Stay here!!!

By on Oct 10, 2016

5

sonnenalp before the holidays

Couples

The Sonnenalp is a first-class hotel with all the amenities. The entire hotel is so well designed, with a great lobby, library, lounge (live music every night), and dining rooms... Our favorite was the casual Bully Ranch bar/restaurant. The Sonnenalp breakfast was fantastic, with an amazing variety of fresh fruits, meats, homemade breads & pastries. The hotel is about a five-minute walk to ski lifts, but the Sonnenalp has a ski concierge located right next to Gondola One, where you store your skis, poles, snowboard, and boots (with air dryers), and attentive staff. We were also very impressed that the owner, Johannes Faessler was a visible friendly presence, making sure that everyone was happy, and willing to chat and answer any questions. He has to be one of the top hoteliers in Vail & the Rockies!

By on Dec 20, 2015

5

great weekend in vail

Couples

The Sonnenalp is a fantastic place to stay when in Vail. The location can't be beat and the spa is excellent!

By on Sep 3, 2015

5

great hotel

GetawayWithFriends

Wow. The Sonnenalp is really lovely....didn't get off the to best start as our bags weren't delivered to the room, a light bulb was out and it would have been nice to have water waiting in the room for us but other than the first 1 hour everything else was PERFECT!!! Excellent food (breakfast buffet and restaurant with all the windows are fantastic!), the staff is amazing, the spa and the free fitness classes are excellent, the trips the plan for you outside of skiing are super fun and the room is spacious with an UNREAL bathroom. The towels/bathrobes are great AND to top it off they leave delicious cookies in your room every evening. The base camp is a must -the BEST part? Very few kids.....this hotels is simply lovely.

By on Apr 6, 2015

5

awesome

Couples

Beautiful luxury, hotel, well located, close to restaurants and shops, friendly service.....one of the nicest hotels in Vail

By on Jan 9, 2015

5

wish we could have stayed longer

GetawayWithFriends

We were only in Vail for the night which was disappointing because the city and the Sonnenalp are fabulous. The hotel was beautiful, clean, and cozy. We really loved the fireplace and the humidifier. The bathroom was fabulous! We would love to come back

By on Dec 30, 2014

5

such a gem in vail

Couples

Was able to enjoy a few days at the Sonnealp during October. Perfect weather, walked to the farmers market - in fact, loved it so much ended up staying an extra day. Cant wait to go back!

By on Nov 20, 2014

3

disappointed

Families

It was low season and the water heater was broken and therefore none of us had hot showers.

By on Oct 29, 2014

3

disappointed

Families

I was so looking forward to staying here. It's been on my list of Vail hotels and unfortunately when we were there they had no hot water. The lady at the front desk said that this was something that she could not prevent but what was strange is that this was a problem that seemed to be affecting only those who were staying there that night. It was off season so I am sure it was a planned maintenance issue which went badly. There were many empty rooms which they did not offer us to stay in. This is so weird. So, for this reason, I was really disappointed. Def. won't be staying there again.

By on Oct 27, 2014

4

labor day weekend getaway

Families

We stayed for couple of days at the Juniper Suit. The room was very clean and well equipped except mattresses and pillows could be upgraded. Not comfortable. The stuff was friendly. Went to the farmers market. Did some hiking around town. Great place for family vacation!

By on Sep 6, 2014