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What We Love

  • The attentive, predominantly international staff
  • The location is a short walk from the Vista Bahn chairlift
  • A nice spa with generous fitness facilities
  • Guests can be chauffeured around Vail village in a Mercedes or luxury four-wheel-drive vehicle
  • Five restaurants on-site, including the lovely, upscale Ludwig's
  • Suites with gas fireplaces and heated marble floors

What To Know

  • There's an Old-World, European vibe
  • Expect lots of families during the summer season and on school holidays
  • Reservations for the spa are suggested
  • Vail Valley’s altitude ranges from 7,900 to 8,500 feet: Stay hydrated and bring sun-screen
  • Pets are permitted for a fee


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

When you stay at Sonnenalp in Vail, you’ll be next to a golf course and minutes from Vail Valley Medical Center and Cogswell Gallery. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of The Steadman Clinic and Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum.

Make yourself at home in one of the 128 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Rooms have private balconies. Premium TV channels and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. A spa tub and a sauna offer a relaxing way to wind down after a day on the slopes. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).

How to Get There

20 Vail Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States


5.0 Excellent 1198 Reviews
Phenomenal hotel!
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I stayed at this hotel in November, before the ski season began, and yet it was an extremely pleasant experience for us anyhow! The hotel was very warm in its ambiance, the staff was great, the room was really nicely decorated and the pool and spa facility was nice. We highly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed 4 days ago

the property is beautiful, charming and very well managed
i enjoyed my time at the nice pool next to the river (the air in the summer is so fresh), my very comfortable bedroom, i appreciated all the details and loved the breakfast at ludwig's
the staff is great and professional and i'd like to make a special mention for JOSE, one of the doormen: he is very kind, smiling, knows how to welcome the guests and was super fast to park and return my car.. TOP
overall, 5 stars for me

Like being in the Swiss alps
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a magnificent hotel . So posh, so elegant, so exclusive. And yet, family oriented. I wrote a review on the bar - with Chad as my bartender / historian . I want to mention the attentiveness of all the staff and stunning historical references . I adored the pool - with close access to the river. Absolutely divine!! It feels like we are in the Swiss alps. WiFi, valet, outdoor seating, pool, spa, many amenities. Gorgeous!

Authentic Bavarian Style Hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excited to stay here for a quick business golf trip. It was my first time staying in Vail during the summer and was a great experience. The rooms are cozy and decorated with a functional mindset.

This hotel is right in the heart of the mountain village and within walking distance to all the bars and restaurants.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfectly charming spot in the heart of Vail. Hotel rooms are spacious enough for a couple with a fireplace and small sitting area. Comfortable bed with cozy down comforter. The baths are also spacious with an oversized bathtub and shower. The towels are generously sized and thick, as are the robes. I really appreciate the company’s commitment to sustainability. No small bottles of bath products, provided are generous refillable bottles of lotion and shampoo.
There is a spa and a small pool with a smoothie bar. We used the oxygen bar to relieve headaches from the high altitudes and enjoyed a delicious smoothie. The spa has a nice menu of services, and although tempting, is pricey. But this is Vail.
Check in was quick and it appeared rooms were preselected to facilitate. Room 329 overlooks the Main Street and the bus stop so as appealing as the balcony could be to enjoy the beautiful weather...it’s not private. Room 410, is a 2 story suite with a Murphy bed downstairs and the master upstairs. Our daughter complained of having to go downstairs to utilize the restroom, but this room is spacious, ideal for a family and enjoys a beautiful view.