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Lion Square Lodge
Ranked #17 of 30 Hotels in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Winchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic location”
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

The gondola was so close that it was only twenty steps. The rooms and accommodation was definitely five star and all the staff were very helpful.
There were people to carry your skis to the gondola. Front desk staff to drive to any local location. There is a great pool and jacuzzi along with a sauna and exercise room and a very lively restaurant. All in all excellent value, just the greatest time.

Stayed February 2014
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Plainfield, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Great location for a ski vacation. We had a 2 bedroom condo with 2 sleeper sofas in living area. Our condo was beautifully decorated and well equiped with everything we needed to cook our own meals. Our group of 5 ranged in age from 66 - 86. The staff was exceptional and looked after every need we had. When we first arrived, Max (bellman) took care of everything in getting all of our luggage and skis to our condo. He was so great and helped us again when we left. We can't say enough good things about him. When ever we had a maintenance issue, Tom and Mike took care of things right away. We were very close to the gondola and all the restaurants and ski shops. If we go back to Vail, we will definitely stay at Lions Square Lodge again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Our first visit to Vail and extremely impressed with this lodge. Room was fantastic with a full kitchen and anything you could want. The staff very friendly and willing to help with anything. We managed to take the wrong power converter and they even helped us out with one to see us through. Blown away by the valet ski service as they carry your skis to the gondola and meet you to bring them back. Although we were close to the hotel lift and vending machines we heard no noise what so ever. Our room opened up to the pool concourse and had a view to the mountain. Recommend a room with a view. We were in the South building which we had no problem with but some of the rooms in the East wing open to the snow right in front of the gondola. Next visit would try for that location.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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St. Augustine, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

This was our first trip to ski at Vail and, although we did as much homework as possible before booking our lodging, we were a little worried about the accommodations (after being burned a few times on previous ski trips elsewhere). But, boy, did the Lion Square Lodge nail it for us! The staff, from the front desk to the maintenance to the ski valet, really and truly makes this a great lodging experience. Some of the best customer service we’ve encountered. The location of the lodge, in and of itself, is hard to beat as well. You literally ski and ski out from the backdoor of the lodge. Sometimes if you time it right in the afternoon, the ski valet will be waiting at the ski racks at the bottom of the run (saving you a walk to the valet check-in at the front of the lodge). Shopping and restaurants are both literally a two-minute walk away. We stayed in a 1BR/1BA condo which was perfect for a couple over the course of a few days. The only negative things I would have to say is that the bathroom is really small and the ceilings kind of low (since you’re essentially in the basement of the building). It looked out the slopes and was convenient to the pool, hot tubs and sauna. However, it would be great if the flood lights in the back of the building had motion sensors so they wouldn’t shine all night into the bedroom. The Lion Square Lodge made this a great first trip to Vail, and we can’t wait to return next season.

Room Tip: Rooms on the slopeside are very quiet and private. Rooms in the basement might be somewhat claustrop...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

The service has been great. We had groceries delivered prior to our arrival. The general store and lions square is a few feet from our front door. We have enjoyed the gym, hot tubs, and pool. The lifts are close. The bus to vail village is a 5 minute walk. This place has it all.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013

I gotta tell ya' ... I really like the folks who work at this place. Everybody seems to be 'way above average when it comes to being friendly and helpful. It doesn't hurt that the place is perfectly located at the Gondola and has a restaurant and a ski outfit right in the building. I have stayed here the last three Decembers since it's one of the favorites of the Space City Ski Club. Talk about a good deal! Cheap trips and nice folks. But, back to the Lion Square Lodge - the condos are all pretty nicely furnished and seem to be universally well maintained. I don't know what it costs during the high seasons, probably and arm and a leg, but on a SCSC trip, you can't beat the deal. Each of the condos is a multi-bedroom setup and has multiple TVs, fireplace, kitchen, balcony, etc. The one I'm in right now, as I type this, is a two bedroom with loft. Each of the bedrooms has a king bed and the loft has two twins. There's two full baths, too. Great place. I recommend it.

PS: Right now they are updating and renovating the rooms a group at a time. The construction, however, is not particularly disruptive. They've done a very good job of keeping it from interfering too much in guest activities.

Room Tip: Obviously, the best views are on the south side of the south building, facing the mountain and overl...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

For location you can't get any closer to the lift!

We stayed in January this year for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms in the main lodge are a little outdated decor wise, but they are clean, with two queen size beds, so you can pick which one you wish to sleep in. Only complaint we would have is that the walls are paper thin and you are easily disturbed.

We had 3 days of a really rude family that had the room next door and one opposite us and they would slam the doors or yell across the hall at all hours which was a little maddening. We debated on complaining, but after a bad third night we went to reception to ask when they were checking out, to see what could be done. To their credit, they were mortified that we didn't complain earlier, and they informed us they were leaving that day (much to our relief) and then not even 30 mins later the Hotel Manager rang us to tell us they were paying for our dinner that night in the restaurant as an apology. Great service and we were a little sad we put up with the noise for longer than we should have!

The ski lift is only about 20 metres walk from the hotel door which is perfect, and the view of the mountain is breathtaking. It is ideally located in the centre of Lion Square, so you are close to all the shops and restaurants. The bus stop to Vail Village is less than 5 mins to walk to and runs every 5 minutes or so, so you can have more choice of bars, shops and places to eat.

Will definitely be back as the skiing was amazing and service and facilities were great!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#5 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Vail
#10 Business Hotel in Vail
#12 Romantic Hotel in Vail
#13 Family Hotel in Vail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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