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What We Love

  • Small hotel with the luxury treatments of a large resort
  • French brasserie dining for great après comfort
  • Hotel is connected to village restaurants, shops and entertainment.
  • Easy access to the 10,000-square-foot spa

What To Know

  • A $35 plus tax resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • Winter in Vail is from mid-November through mid-April; summer is from late May to late September.
  • The region's first snow is typically around Thanksgiving.
  • A gelato bar that serves actual gelato
  • Overstaffed ski valet center steps from the Eagle Bahn gondola
  • The hottest après ski scene in a legendary après town
  • Summer access to private Red Sky Ranch Golf Club
  • 5500-acres of trails and bowls at your doorstep
  • Lyonnais brasserie serving steak frites – at breakfast or dinner


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

Vail has always had a European alpine theme, like a town transported from Switzerland. The Arrabelle fits this aesthetic down to the details, from its butlers to its German Biedermeier design style to its French brasserie dining. This flagship property is by far one of the best ski hotel of all the RockResorts.

There are about two dozen private apartments, and hotel guests are made to feel more like owners than customers. It’s easy feeling superior after you check in at the Arrabelle. After all, the property is at the epicenter of the Vail ski scene and the mountains. Of the more than five million outdoor enthusiasts who visit during any peak season, most will walk by the property enviously — and likely, less than a thousand will get to stay here.

The opulent rooms are outfitted with canopy beds, large flat screens, fireplaces and separate walk-in showers and soaking tubs. Although most Colorado luxury resorts go for an exposed beam and bearskin rug motif, this place feels more like a Paris positioned at the base of the nation’s top-ranked ski resort.

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The hotel blends well with Vail Square, a village within Vail that includes shops, restaurants, summer outdoor concerts, theatrical fountains and a skating rink. From the outside, The Arrabelle looks like a city block of connected townhouses and buildings, but it’s all one seamless structure with separate wings connected by aerial walkways. As a guest you can very easily access all the interconnected retail (Quicksilver, Burton, Patagonia) and dining (real Italian gelato!).

How to Get There

The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort
675 Lionshead Place
Vail, CO 81657 United States


Wonderful Experience.

We are Coloradoans and just wanted a quick weekend get away.My husband surprised me with a stay here and it was a great experience. Every employee, from valets to desk help, bartenders, wait staff were warm and helpful. The room was better than expected with beautiful decor was incredibly peaceful. We were convinced we had nobody near us as we didn't hear a peep from any direction. We were surprised to learn we actually had someone right next to us. The bedding is very comfortable, warm and luxurious. All the food we enjoyed was delish. The roof top hot tubs and pool were such a nice treat and very peaceful. We were there during their shoulder season so it's much less busy and very peaceful. Two of the three times we enjoyed the roof top, we had it all to ourselves. The location is perfect and walking distance to all the fun shops and dining. I wasn't able to secure a spa appointment but it just gives me reason to go back. We didn't workout in the gym either although we planned to :) It looked well equipped and we thought fairly busy given the season. We never did get the heated bath room floors to work but then we kept forgetting to ask about it. Id stay again in a heart beat.

Must go!

This was by far the best hotel my husband and I have ever stayed. From the moment you pull your car up and the professional staff takes your keys to the warm welcome when you walk in the door, to walking into your luxury room with french doors open to the balcony, this hotel must be put on your to-do list. The french doors, deep sunken bathtub, television, lighted magnifying mirror and double vanity are just a few of the bathroom highlights. The gas fireplace in the corner of the main room was a real hit. Our room was impeccably clean, the entire staff was overly accommodating (especially when we needed ice and it was delivered to our room in less than 4 minutes). Wish I could come back to this paradise next week, but we'll have to wait until next fall. But you don't! Book now.

One of the best!

An absolutely flawless hotel. From the moment we drove up until the moment we checked out four days later everything was done perfectly. A beautiful lobby with a warm fire, and such friendly, personable staff. Our room was not quite ready, and so we were treated to two free drinks, and after walking around the square for an hour we went up to our beautiful expansive room. The fit and finish were top quality on everything, with huge closets even including a yoga mat and foam roller and balance ball. We loved the master switch and do not disturb/make up the room light at the door. The very quiet comfortable space with heavenly beds, and our room was always made back up by the time we got back from breakfast. The bar downstairs had nice big TVs, and the food was just average, but a free breakfast every morning was nice. Didn’t love the $75 a day resort fee, but parking was free.

We are definitely coming back here!!