The Best Hotels in Vail, Colorado, for Every Traveler

Tivoli Lodge offers a home-away-from-home ambience in Vail
Tivoli Lodge offers a home-away-from-home ambience in Vail | Courtesy of Tivoli Lodge / Expedia
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15 December 2020

Ski-loving families, outdoor enthusiasts, epicureans and just about anyone who loves a good time appreciate Vail for its beautiful location, welcoming attitude and numerous adventures. Whether you’re into spa days or happy hour on the patio, there’s a hotel in this popular Colorado destination that will fit all of your needs.

Highline Vail – a DoubleTree by Hilton

Luxury, Chain Hotel
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Highline Vail - a DoubleTree by Hilton
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With stylish, modern accents and convenience in West Vail, Highline Vail is all about the amenities. Visit the heated pool or hot tub or its backyard for time with friends around the fireplaces. Alternatively, grab a local craft beer or cocktail and a stone-fired pizza at Pivot62, one of the hotel’s restaurants. On-site Charter Sports is there to help you with equipment rentals, and Simply Massage offers numerous different types of massages for all of your needs.

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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

Luxury, Chain Hotel
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Four Seasons Resort Vail
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At the Four Seasons, the Remedy Bar is a staple Vail watering hole with mountain views and impressive cocktails. Try its signature old fashioned made with bourbon, orange, Luxardo cherry, orange and angostura bitters or the Red Sky in the Morning with tequila, a pomegranate reduction, orange juice and lime. For a bedtime treat or something warm before a day in the snow, try the resort’s “haute chocolate,” a luxurious hot chocolate you’ll never forget.

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The Arrabelle at Vail Square

Luxury, Chain Hotel
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The Arrabelle at Vail Square
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If you’re not really a skier or big outdoorsman, you can still have fun in Vail, and the Arrabelle makes it easier for the indoor type with its location smack dab in the middle of Vail Square in Lionshead Village. Here, you’re close to endless galleries, restaurants and boutique shops. Want a bit of indulgence? Head to the hotel spa for a body wrap or massage, or spend an afternoon next to the heated pool.

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Evergreen Lodge at Vail

Budget Hotel, Independent Hotel
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Evergreen Lodge at Vail
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Within walking distance to Vail Village and Lionshead Village, Evergreen Lodge at Vail is in a great location. Just a short walk away is the complimentary town shuttle, which will take you straight to top-notch dining, shopping and entertainment all around, or connect you with the area’s popular biking and hiking trails.

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The Lodge at Vail

Resort, Hotel
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The Lodge at Vail
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As Vail’s first hotel, the Lodge at Vail brings the traditional mountain-town vibes and a healthy dose of old-world charm. Find picture-perfect mountain views from your room, along with rustic touches that fit right in. Suites have wood-burning fireplaces, which is a nice nod to tradition, and its ski concierge means you’ll feel right at home on Vail Mountain.

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Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

Luxury, Chain Hotel
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Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
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Families love Vail Marriott Mountain Resort for its amenities available to kids and adults. The heated outdoor pool, hot tub and firepits are all great places to burn off some energy, or you can spend a relaxing day with a drink in hand. Kids will love Gore Range Pizza, while parents will enjoy happy hour at Avalanche Pub. Room options include suites, adjoining rooms and multi-bedroom condos with plenty of space for the entire family.

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  • The Sebastian Vail

    Luxury, Chain Hotel
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    The Sebastian - Vail
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    The young and young at heart appreciate the Sebastian for its sleek design and modern decor that departs from traditional alpine lodging. Add to that its location in Vail Village and the fact that it’s within walking distance to lively bars and restaurants, and it’s no wonder twentysomethings like it. The tapas menu and impressive wine list at Leonora also add to the hip factor, and breakfasts of trendy avocado toast with bloody marys beg for a photo for Instagram.

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    Tivoli Lodge

    Luxury, Independent Hotel
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    Want a taste of Vail from a local’s perspective? Head to Tivoli Lodge, a family-run lodge that’s been in business since 1968. The owners, the Lazier family, have lived in the area and watched Vail blossom from a teensy village into the world-class resort it is today. Ask a front desk member for some pointers on your itinerary, then retire to the Brown Hound Lounge for the resort’s signature Indini cocktail after a day of adventure.

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    Sonnenalp

    Spa Hotel
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    Sonnenalp
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    Modeled after a traditional Swiss chalet, Sonnenalp attracts guests with its impressive dining scene. The Swiss Chalet offers classic European cuisine, such as delicious fondue and raclette dishes, in a Swiss-alpine style, and the King’s Club is a favorite spot for an après-ski cocktail or a nightcap by the fire. Bully Ranch has Southwestern and American fare, such as fried chicken and fish tacos, and Harvest Restaurant and Bar impresses with its unmatched views and New American cuisine.

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    Gravity Haus Vail

    Hotel, Apartment
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    Gravity Haus Vail
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    Renovated in 2020, Gravity Haus Vail is a modern alpine retreat in the heart of Vail Village, where those wanting to stay healthy while traveling can rejoice. The on-site restaurant, Slope Room, has sustainably sourced and local produce and proteins throughout its dishes, and Dryland Fitness offers group classes and an open gym to stay in shape while vacationing. The outdoor and indoor hot tubs, sauna and steam room mean tired muscles get a break after a long day.

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