We are frequent travelers to Vail but this was our first time staying at the Four Seasons. The hotel is HUGE with a somewhat confusing layout of rooms and seemingly miles of spacious corridors. Our room was very large by Vail standards - entrance "hall" with walk-in closet, large bedroom with fireplace and balcony with mountain views, big bathroom with double sinks, private toilet, nice shower, and an oddly placed free-standing bathtub (like you see in the Cialis ads). The room was very quiet and the bed very comfortable. Decor (as mentioned by other reviewers) is a little "sterile/corporate" compared to other hotel properties there - but Vail tends to overdo the the whole Alpine/Tyrolean thing as a rule.
We only ate breakfast at the restaurant. Service was a little hit or miss and the prices were a little steep - really? $6 for a glass of milk? On the other hand the waffles were awesome and the Bananas Foster-themed French toast was fabulous.
I don't mind a short walk to and from the ski hill as long as I don't have to wear my ski boots. The ski concierge service was really one of the best features! Lockers are roomy and have built-in dryers for boots/gloves. The attendants ask if you need assistance with putting on/taking off your boots. You can ski right up to the rack where you drop off your skis at the end of the day. Espresso machine/ fresh cookies & muffins/bottled water are available gratis and the ski rental shop is right downstairs - accessible by elevator.
We had super warm sunny weather last week (March 21-25) so there were lots of people using the outdoor pool/hottub area. It looks like a fabulous spot but we did not avail ourselves of the pool or spa facilities.
All in all, I would stay there again if the price was right. It pays to shop around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the gateway to Vail Village, Four Seasons Resort Vail presents a fresh interpretation of a grand alpine hotel. With 121 guestrooms, 19 Residence Club units and 16 Private Residences, the Resort features amazing mountain views, a signature restaurant, Flame, and full-service Spa with 13 treatment rooms. The heated pool, flanked by a fireplace, is open year-round. In winter, skiing is a breeze with the Four Seasons Ski Concierge at the base of the Vista Bahn chairlift. In summer, families discover dazzling outdoor enjoyment, with an abundance of activities including horseback riding, fly fishing, zip lining, rafting, biking and more. With the largest guestrooms in all of Vail Valley — each with a soaking tub and a stone fireplace — you may not want to leave the room! Yet the Resort is just steps away to Village nightlife, shopping, al fresco dining and the renowned Village "apres" lifestyle Vail is known for. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Four Seasons Resort Vail Hotel Vail
- 4 Seasons Resort Vail