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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 673 Reviews
Absolutely One of the Best!!
Reviewed 24 hours ago

From start to finish, the Arrabelle is top notch on service, accommodations, food, employee professionalism and welcoming style.From the moment we checked in we felt valued and there was nothing we wanted for. Accommodations and bedding were roomy and comfortable. Shuttle Transportation to restaurants and shops was timely and excellent! Restaurant within the hotel was wonderful and the buffet breakfast was off the charts. Loved this hotel, location and staff! Can’t wait to go back.

My fave in Vail!!
Reviewed 4 days ago

Third visit and The Arrabelle never disappoints. Consistently excellent service, great apres ski bar options-the patio area is great, delicious breakfasts and the location is unbeatable. I prefer to stay in Lionshead, the ski school is just outside the hotel, although for younger kids ( <5) I would recommend taking them to the main ski school as it does have a creche. Beds are super comfy and I highly recommend the massages at the spa.

Luxurious and dog-friendly!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could not be happier with our one night stay in Vail at the Arrabelle Hotel. Our room was gorgeous, the rest of the hotel immaculate, and the staff was wonderful. My husband and I are traveling cross country with a two month old infant and a large coonhound (Penelope the Coonhound of Have Coonhound Will Travel). Arrabelle is effortlessly dog-friendly. There are many restaurants at Vail Square that have patios, and there are numerous nearby dog-friendly trails. This was an amazing experience and we will be back.

Pure bliss!
Reviewed 2 months ago

The epitome of luxury on the slopes. Every need or want is thought of before you know you need or want it. The staff were so helpful, friendly and professional. Elegant decor throughout and a wonderful sense of calm. Only a step away from the lifts with a lovely apres area as you come off the mountain.

Unmatched!
Reviewed 2 months ago

We went to Vail not knowing that the ski season was over, and that most of the places to visit were closed. We were not able to go on the property's gondola as it was closed for maintenance. Instead, the Property Manager, Lucas took us by surprise when he graciously complimented us with upgrading our room, to a room with a view and a complimentary dinner. The Front Desk Associate, Susanna was so gracious, to share with us the nearby locations of interest. We were able to get a shuttle ride to Ford Park and back by the shuttle service. It is hard for me to express the level of hospitality and services we received at the hotel. If you plan to visit Vail staying at the Arrabelle is definitely worth the price if you are celebrating a special occasion.