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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 643 Reviews
The best place to stay in Vail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful hotel located centrally. The service is top notch, and they go out of their way to treat you well from the house-keeper to the host at the restaurant everyone is hospitable and kind. They offer complimentary rides to anywhere in the city which needs to be reserved 10 mins ahead; the chauffeurs are friendly and entertaining.
The rooms are clean, spacious and tastefully done with a great view. The hot tub/ pool area need a special mention which perfectly compliments the cold weather and is just what you need to soothe your muscles post skiing.
The walkway on the 2nd floor is where the magic happens with a perfect view on both sides and serves hot chocolate between 4-5pm, they'll be happy to spike your drink to perfection when your age is in your favor. The cocktail/happy hour is from 5:45 - 6:45 pm which has small bites and every spirit for your mood.
You won't regret staying here!

Felt like a valued guest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a few days in July 2018. Mark, Kyle and Mia at the front desk went above and beyond to help make our stay smooth. They were quick to provide us with waters during the heat wave. A few times they escorted us to where we were going. We loved the village itself. Our room was huge and very comfortable. The bathroom is enormous and luxurious as well. There are many good restaurants nearby. Everyone we encountered was so helpful and nice. Loved our stay here!

Amazing Birthday/Babymoon
Reviewed 2 months ago

We spent four nights at the Arrabelle in late October for a “babymoon” before our kiddo arrives. I knew it was off-season and was a little worried that we’d get bored, but it turned out to be just our pace. The staff was all AMAZING (special shout out to Abby at the concierge desk for helping us several times). Our room was great, too! We stayed in a Deluxe Room, which was so big. The bathroom was amazing and extra large, which made it easy for both of us to get ready. The included breakfast was the icing on the cake, and I’m still dreaming about the pancakes!

In case you’re worried about visiting during the off-season (like I was), DON’T BE! There are still lots of great things to do. Yes, some of the restaurants and shops may be closed, but you’re saving so much money on your room rate that you can go to the spa, book a day trip, etc.

The hotel is in Lion’s Head Village, which is about 10-15 min walk from Vail Village. If you don’t feel like walking, you can easily hop on one of the free buses or have the valet crew give you a lift in the complimentary SUV. They would take us/pick us up from late-night dinners, and they saved us from getting rained on one night!

Overall, we had a great time and hope to visit again next year with our little one.

Spa day
Reviewed 2 months ago

They gave an amazing spa! This was to celebrate a early anniversary so we checked in after our hike to use the facilities. We started out at the rooftop pools and hot tubs which was so beautiful and relaxing, feeling like we were amidst a dreamy Swiss village. We could watch from above a wedding going on at the foot of the mountains. The relaxation room was nice with comfy chairs and the massage was excellent. I followed that up with the steam room and then getting ready to go out to dinner! They had all the necessary essentials to shower and get ready!

Pure Luxury!
Reviewed 2 months ago

What a fabulous property! The grounds and rooms were above and beyond. From iPad alarm clocks to heated floors- there wasn't anything that they didn't think of! Rooms were even equipped with yoga equipment and a humidifier. Location was great- right at the base of the Lionshead gondola- restaurants and shops were all just outside the door.