- Hotel Class:
- Reputation: EXCELLENT
- User Rating: (323 reviews)
- AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings
- Concierge.com Editors' Pick
- Conde Nast Readers' Choice List
- Conde Nast Traveler Gold
- Fodor's Choice
- Travel and Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels
- Room Service
- Internet Access
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How it Ranks: Sonnenalp ranks #3 out of 36 Vail Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.
Our Take: Towering over central Vail, this chalet-style resort doesn't skimp on coziness. With sweeping vistas of either the Vail Village or Gore Creek, each guestroom features Rocky Mountain touches like custom-made Bavarian furniture, gas fireplaces, and heated floors. The traditional lodge design carries over into the resort's four dining areas, each boasting wood furnishings and a rustic ambiance. The Sonnenalp caters primarily to skiers, and visitors found both the resort's location and the complimentary ski concierge service to be extremely convenient. Even if you don't plan on tackling the slopes, you shouldn't rule out this resort. The Sonnenalp offers a variety of ways to stay active that don't involve snow. The championship Sonnenalp Golf Club, for example, features 7,100 yards of rolling fairways and pesky sand traps. Meanwhile, the outdoor pool and cozy Sonnenalp Spa both provide a fantastic setting for R&R. Yet despite all its offerings, guests point to the hotel staff as the main reason to book this resort. According to some, they were even greeted by name upon re-entering the premises.
Location & Top Nearby Hotels
Of 36 hotels in Vail, 15 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Vail. The 10 closest to Sonnenalp are shown on the map below. These include The Sebastian - Vail (<0.5 miles) and Four Seasons Resort Vail (<0.5 miles).
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Nearby Things to Do
Sonnenalp is 1.0 miles from the #1 ranked Vail attraction, Vail Ski Resort. Of the eight top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.
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- #7Colorado Ski Museum & Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame (<0.5 miles)
- #3Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (0.7 miles)
- #8Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (0.7 miles)
- #1Vail Ski Resort (1.0 miles)
- #6Eagles Nest Wilderness Area (3.8 miles)