Share: Facebook Tweet Google+


20 Vail Road | Vail, CO 81657 [SHOW ON MAP]
  • Hotel Class:
  • Reputation: EXCELLENT
  • User Rating:

Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels


  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Pool

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 guest room 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. 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; 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 here. Recent visitors say they were made to feel special by the hotel employees and were even greeted by name upon re-entering the premises.

Read Guest Reviews»

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).

See full list: Best Hotels in Vail»

  • Hotel Class:
    Reputation: EXCELLENT
    <0.5 miles away
  • Hotel Class:
    Reputation: EXCELLENT
    <0.5 miles away
  • Hotel Class:
    Reputation: GOOD
    <0.5 miles away
  • Hotel Class:
    Reputation: MODERATE
    <0.5 miles away

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.

See full list: Best Things to Do in Vail»

Colorado Ski Museum & Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

Colorado Ski Museum & Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

U.S. News Airfare Finder

Find Best Airfares to

See best fares from Orbitz, Expedia, Kayak & more!
Round Trip One-Way Non-stop Only
Please enter missing information