Four generations of family have created Sonnenalp Hotel, offering the finest personal service and comforts. The Sonnenalp is a world-class luxury hotel and a unique experience among Vail lodging options. Conveniently located in the heart of Vail Village, the Sonnenalp is walking distance to the ski lifts and the hotel's Ski Concierge. Nestled next to Gore Creek are four landmark restaurants, a full service European spa, and 4,500 sq. ft. of meeting and event space capable of accommodating groups from five to 250 people. Make yourself at home in one of the 127 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Many rooms have private balconies and gas log fireplaces, and all rooms have heated marble floors in the luxurious bathrooms. Just a 15-minute car ride away is an additional, excellent restaurant and our 18-hole championship restaurant. Treat yourself to the finest European hospitality found within the Colorado mountains.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a beautiful hotel and the off season rate was great. We really enjoyed our stay and the staff was always available and helpful from the car valet to the maid service. The spa and fitness were very friendly and helpful.
This hotel is amazing! Service, value, etc just great. I am planning to stay here again soon...
My husband and I stayed at the Sonnenalp for our honeymoon. We had the most wonderful stay. The staff treated us like we were the most important guests there. They helped us plan our activity itinerary, had champagne waiting in our room, and made us not want to go home!!! The resort feels like you've left the country to go to an Alpine resort in Europe. The restaurants and room service at the resort were above average for hotel dining! This is a great place to stay for a newlywed couple or a family. There are so many classy touches from the heated floors in the bathroom to the complimentary bonfire with s'mores and hot chocolate outside. You will not go wrong if you choose to stay at the Sonnenalp- I promise!
My husband and I just returned from a long weekend in Vail in mid-October. I would recommend this time of year to anyone who enjoys visiting a beautiful location at an uncrowded time of year. We stayed at the gorgeous Sonnenalp Resort for a fraction of the cost during ski season. We had a big room with a fireplace and an enormous bathroom, including a soaking tub large enough for 2 people. The room came with a full breakfast (and it was a fantastic selection from fresh fruits to eggs benedict) and access to the workout room and business center. The hotel staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Everyone dressed in Tyrolian outfits, which fit the ambiance of the hotel, which was built like someone's large Bavarian chalet. Vail Village and the adjoining Vail Lionshead area were fun to shop in, even though a few stores were closed until November. But the most popular (and usually quite expensive) restaurants were open, and you could get in even without a reservation, which is unheard of a few weeks from now. In addition, these terrific eateries were offering half-price entree specials! We had great meals at Terra Bistro, Sweet Basil, and Montauk Seafood. While the aspens had lost most of their leaves and there was no snow on the ground, the weather was crisp, the skies a brilliant blue, and the area was perfect for hiking, biking, and exploring.