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“Great location & views.. but too many steps!”

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VRI Streamside at Vail - Cedar
Ranked #20 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Vail
Reviewed 7 February 2011

This was our first time staying in Vail. We’ve been to almost every ski town in Colorado and Vail is among the nicest. The mountain is enormous, great conditions and Vail Village looks like you are in the Swiss Alps with its architecture. We traveled with 6 adults, all in our late-20’s.

Pros:
Great location! Grocery stores & shopping centers across I-70, only a 2 minute drive.
Free, reliable shuttle to and from Lionshead & Vail Village every 15-30 minutes.
The unit we stayed in was very spacious and clean with a loft. The unit was completely updated with granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need including coffee filters, dish soap & dishwasher detergent. It had 3 full bathrooms and could sleep 6 people with privacy or has accommodations for 10.
Plenty of towels, sheets, blankets & pillows for everyone.
The living room had a wood burning fireplace and a large flatscreen tv with HD cable & free HBO.
Great views of the mountains.
Free laundry facilities within the Cedar building.
The whole complex had a clean, but had a dated appearance. The pool, hot tubs, steam room & sauna were clean.
Parking was never an issue, there were always spots available.


Cons: The STEPS! There were alittle over 100 from parking lot to the third floor units. There are no elevators within the Cedar building and it’s a hike. We are all young and athletic and didn’t think it would be a problem, but towards the end of our stay, we found the steps nothing but an inconvenience. Going up and down the steps daily with luggage, groceries, ski gear was a pain and tiring.
We didn’t like how the unit was heated. There are only base-board heaters & the fireplace. When temps dipped into the negatives, the heaters couldn’t warm the unit adequately. It was freezing, but in the mid-20’s/30’s, it was comfortable.
We also didn’t like that the fireplace was wood-burning. You had to lug the firewood up 50 steps to the unit, which was a huge pain. Not something you want to do after a day of skiing.

Would we go back? To Vail, definitely. Would we stay at the Cedars again? Maybe. While there are a lot of positives to staying at the Cedars, without an elevator, I couldn’t recommend staying here to anyone other than athletic individuals. At over 8,000 ft elevation, hiking these steps daily is even more challenging. I couldn't see a family with children or older people walking the steps multiple times a day.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Address: 2244 S Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657-4322
Region: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Vail
Price Range: £128 - £367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — VRI Streamside at Vail - Cedar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cedar at Streamside has all the ingredients for a perfect escape amid the beauty of the Colorado high country. Luxurious accommodations and a host of world-class resort amenities combined with the dining, recreation and shopping of Vail for a memorable vacation experience year-round. The resort boasts spacious one and one bedroom with loft villas in a beautiful Colorado Mountain setting. ... more   less 
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