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Lion Square Lodge
Ranked #17 of 31 Hotels in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Excellent position at the bottom of the slopes, great views, outdoor pool overlooking the mountains... What more could you ask for? Well, maybe friendly staff, a great restaurant on site and the best of service? You GOT IT!!!
If you're in town for a great vacation this is the place to stay at!!!

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We had a great stay this past week in Vail. Lion Square Lodge is not as fancy as some of the other resorts but the location is fantastic and the service is great. My son had a bad stomach flu and one of the drivers, Simeon, drove him right to the ER. Everyone was very accomodating. My only criticism is that breakfast is understaffed so we had to go elsewhere to eat because the service is very slow.
Otherwise, I would recommend Lion Square without reservation and hope to come back soon.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank azpNewYorkCity
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

My wife and I have 3 kids, ages 5,7 & 9. Picked this place after a recommendation from a parent of my 7 y/o's classmate. The place is clean and although there was some construction on site, it was never intrusive. Quality of the lodge was at par with other Wyndham resorts.The staff was courteous and helpful. The best thing about the place is the location. The ski-rental place was in the same bldg so on our first day skiing, we just went down in our ski clothes and socks, put on our boots, grabbed our equipment, and walked over to the gondola. The hotel restaurant also offers morning grab-and-go breakfast bagels and burritos for a quick bite. Within walking distance are a bunch of very good restaurants, shops and a general store. We would definitely stay here again if we go back to Vail.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

I stayed with my family at the Lion Square Lodge (one bedroom + loft) last january. It was a great experience . The Lodge is not luxurious nor fancy, but it is just perfect for fantastic winter holidays. Everything, from good food to great skiing, is at a walking distance. Best of all, prices are reasonable and service very good. I will definitively go back next january.

Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

Brought my oldest & youngest sons to this lodge, and found it to be a perfect location (right next to the gondola & lift), perfect service (cookies for free at the end of each day), good food and friendly service. This is not a "ski in, ski out" establishment, but it is within just a few steps of the lifts, so it is perfectly positioned. And oh yeah, Vail has the largest acreage of ski-able/board-able snow in Colorado, so coming here is a hoot ! Rooms are reasonable sized, and are clean and well maintained - there were 3 of us, so we had room for all of our equipment & luggage, etc. We stayed for a week and enjoyed every aspect of the Lodge and Vail !

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Stayed here 5-12th April with Hubby plus 2 daughters. Informed front desk in advance that we would be arriving late which they acknowledged, however there was no bell boy to help with luggage and ski gear on arrival at 9pm which would have been nice especially as our unit was on the first floor (UK readers!) or 2nd (if not!) and up a flight of stairs with no elevator. Our driver from Ride the Powder helped with luggage thankfully.

Our unit in the East building was adequate but in serious need of refurbishment which was due to start on the 16th April. However it was fully equipped with everything we needed so no complaints there and there was a welcome bottle of wine which was a nice touch. The floorplan was exactly as shown on the Lion Square lodge website but according to plans we saw, the units may be enlarged as well as having elevators put into the East Building.

The unit balcony from the living area faced onto the gondola and the Tavern outside sitting area so there was some noise from people sitting eating/drinking until it got too dark/cold to sit outside but other than that we didn't have any problem with noise The beds were comfy; we had a king and the girls had a double plus bunks in their room. Main problem was trying to control the room temperature, the bedroom windows opened a maximum of half an inch and despite the heating being turned off the rooms were far too hot, but again think this is being addressed as part of the refurbishment . Maid service was provided each day but bathroom floors were frequently not swept or cleaned.

Continental breakfast was provided in the restaurant each morning but didn't try it and a shuttle service was provided at 5:30pm each day to the grocery stores (Safeway and City Market) about 2.5 miles away for those without a car but you have to pre-book places that morning at reception. This was particularly appreciated given the ridiculous prices charged in the local grocery store even though it was less than 5 minutes walk away. The liquor store was even closer with a good selection of wines and beers and there were loads of shops and restaurants in Lionshead within 1-10 minutes walk. The unit has a Dining Directory with all restaurants and sample menus listed for Lionshead which was useful and free wireless internet was available.

The bus stop for the free Vail bus was about 3-5 minutes walk away but we never waited more than a couple of minutes for a bus.

Reception staff and ski valet were always pleasant and helpful and free cookies/coffee/hot drinks were available in the reception area. it was only a few steps from the ski valet to the Gondola and from the end of the ski-run back to the Valet!

In summary we had a great trip (apart from the snow conditions but that's another story!) and the location of Lion Square Lodge is fantastic, you really can't get closer to the lifts or the end of the ski run back to town and shopping/restaurants are on your doorstep so you don't need a car unless you're planning on visiting other ski resorts. We booked through American Ski Classics in the UK and got a good deal for a property in such an ideal location and would stay here again but suspect prices will increase dramatically once the refurb is complete!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We just spent one week in a one bedroom condo in the South Building, which is the one that faces directly out onto the mountain. The room and the balcony were a bit shabby, however this building is about to be completely renovated. Here are some things that will not change: 1) The view was amazing. 2) The service was excellent. 3) The location cannot be beat. You walk out of the building, get your skis and poles from the ski concierge and then walk a very short distance to the gondola. 4) The pool and the hot tubs were great. I assume that they will remain as is. (My only very teeny complaint was that the very nice changing room did not have the lovely Aveda bath products which one did get in the room. Instead they had the soap/shampoo combo which is always sort of dreadful. And no moisturizer.) One thing that I hope they will change is the restaurant, Mezzaluna. Except for the pizza which was good, the food was absolutely horrible. The worst pasta I have ever had in my entire life. Such a pity. The space also needs to be completely re-vamped. Views are great, though and the service was fine. I would love to be able to stay in the South Building again next year, however I assume that the price will go up quite a bit. If too pricey, I would consider the North Building even though it is not as convenient to the ski concierge or to the pool. It has already been renovated and does look very nice. I also hope that they put the guest laundry in a nicer spot. Awkward to have to walk past the hotel laundry to get there.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Lion Square Lodge

Address: 660 Lionshead Pl, Vail, CO 81657-5295
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Region: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Vail
#10 Business Hotel in Vail
#12 Romantic Hotel in Vail
#13 Family Hotel in Vail
Price Range: £300 - £1,009 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lion Square Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Lionshead Village adjacent to the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Lion Square Lodge grants ski-in/ski-out access to the Vail Mountain Base area. The Lodge offers a variety of accommodation types. The property’s comfortable hotel rooms sleep 2 to 4 people with a choice of one king-size bed or two queen beds. The 1- to 5-bedroom condominium units include a fully equipped kitchen, living room with gas fireplace, private balcony or patio, and a private bathroom for each bedroom. The Tower Residences at Lion Square are among the finest luxury Vail condominiums, boasting private elevator access, southern sun and spectacular unobstructed views of Vail Mountain. ... more   less 
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