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Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
Ranked #15 of 30 Hotels in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Pace, Florida
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182 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Cozy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

We read the reviews and were expecting mediocrity, but were surprised by how nice this hotel was. It has a cozy, small hotel, rustic ski chalet feel. Great location near the gondola, ski school, restaurants and shopping. Wonderful view of the mountain.
I didn't care for the shared balcony, because sliding glass doors typically aren't that secure.
There needs to be more variety with the breakfast pricing (steers you to get the buffet), but this is typical at all Marriott hotels.
Unlike other reviews, we didn't feel like the decor was outdated, it just felt rustic. The queen size beds were not truly queen size, they felt like double sized beds.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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JasonPolland, Manager at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, responded to this review, 7 January 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay with us. We are pleased to read that you had a nice experience overall. We do not have rooms with Queen Beds all of our rooms with two beds are double beds. If you were told that these are queen beds prior to your arrival I do apologize, this not accurate information. We will share this feedback with our entire Hotel Staff and use your feedback to help better our Resort Hotel.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

We've stayed here many times for ski vacations. Short walk to main gondola. Large dining room with great buffet breakfast, indoor and outdoor pools, hot cocoa/apple cider and homemade cookies in lobby for après ski, spa, bar with live entertainment. Large gift and ski shop to store equipment overnight. Great assortment of rooms, many with great view of slopes. On bus route.
Friendly staff. Overall, one of our favorites.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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JasonPolland, Manager at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, responded to this review, 14 January 2013
Thank you for sharing your positive experiences with our Hotel. We truly do appreciate your loyalty to our resort over the years. We will be sharing your comments with our entire Hotel staff. All of our associates take great pride in knowing that we have guests who come back year after year.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012 via mobile

Pros:

- Located right in Lionshead. As well free town bus stop is right in front of hotel
- Great ski valet with service right to the Gondola
- One of the few hotel brands in the area where you can easily use frequent traveler points

Cons:

- Rooms - reserved King room. Got a handicapped accessible room with two double (not queen) beds. Not good for a romantic trip to the mountains. Room furnishings were dull and outdated. Not up to standards when compared to competing properties
- Pool - again outdated and not in good condition. 1 outdoor and 1 indoor pool. Two outdoor hot tubs and 1 indoor. 1 outdoor was cold and the jets were not working. The indoor hot tub had blood pooled next to the steps if you can believe. Called both problem to hotel
- for the money you pay, expect a lot more from this property. Surrounding properties have comparable location but are MUCH better for the money. If Marriott would invest to bring this property up to their standards, it could be one of the great hotels in Lionshead. But for now, I'd stay away unless you get a great deal

  • Stayed December 2012
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JasonPolland, Manager at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our Hotel. We are pleased that your experience with our Ski Valet was positive; we will share your comments with our entire staff. Your feedback regarding the overall dated feel about our resort is also appreciated. We are currently working with our ownership group on a room renovation for 2013 as well as some long term plans to address the pool areas. I do hope that if you return to Vail you choose to stay with us again and look for some of these improvements.
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

We stayed here for a week in December for a Family vacation. We were happy with our choice as the room we had (1 bedroom suite) fulfilled our needs. It was clean and roomy enough for us and had 2 bathrooms. The location is great. We had just a short walk over to the lifts and the stores at the bottom of the mountain. We would stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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JasonPolland, Manager at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our Hotel. I am very pleased to read that you and your family had a great stay with us. We will share your feedback with our entire team here and we look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to Vail.
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Roswell, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

We are here for a couple of days for a mini-vacation and to see the snow. (I was born and raised in Coral Gables, FL, so, this is my first time to ever see snow like this!!) Our stay here has been great! The resort is truly lovely, and, although we are not skiers, clearly, the services such as a Ski Valet delivery to the slopes, seems really first class!!! And, of course, there is a fully stocked Ski Shop and Ski Equipment service on site. We went back out late yesterday afternoon to drive over to Frisco and the valet guys out front hand you bottles of water, to help you stay hydrated. Oh, and a note about Shane and the guys out front, they are delightful and go out of their way to be helpful!!! Also, the ladies at the Concierge Desk could not have been nicer or more helpful!!!
The hotel is only a couple minutes walk to the Eagle Bahn Gondola, as well as many eateries and the Lionshead Village. There is a free shuttle/bus service that runs all over Vail/ Vail Village and Lionshead/Lionshead Village, so, getting around is extremely easy, and once you park your car, you really don't have a need to drive anywhere, unless you are going someplace outside of Vail or Lionshead area.
On to the room.....we did get a room with a nice view of the pool area, as well as a view toward the mountain. The room is nicely spacious with a large and very nice bathroom! The rooms come with a humidifier, which is a lifesaver!!! My only complaint, the room has 2 double beds. Double beds? I did not know they still made them!!! It's a good thing we are both small people, because, otherwise there is no way a couple could sleep together!! I had forgotten how a double bed is really nothing more than a glorified twin bed!!! Other than the small size, the bed is very comfortable,
Overall, this has been a great time at a really beautiful spot!! It has snowed and snowed and the annual Tree Lighting in Vail Village was this evening with carolers and musicians and Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph and Santa to help flip the switch to light the tree!! What a great way to get in the holiday spirit!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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JasonPolland, Manager at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your feelings about your experience at our Resort. We are very glad to read that you had such a great time and that our associates helped to make that happen. We will share your comments with our team. I hope that if you make another trip to Colorado and the Rocky Mountains you again choose to stay with us.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

Can’t complain about Priceline price I paid or the views of Vail Mountain but not much else to like. I had a smaller room. Restaurant staff was overstretched. Valet staff was not well coordinated. Poor lighting in room. An obnoxiously loud fan came on with bath lights and can’t be turned off. There wasn’t a single bottle of water in the room – at Vail’s altitude this is irresponsible. I think this was an older property that got a makeover recently, but lack of attention to details in design and in service shows.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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JasonPolland, Manager at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Thank you for taking them time to share your experience about your stay this past summer. I am disappointed to read that you did not have a good experience and we will use your feedback to address these issues. We will also share these comments with our entire staff at the Resort. We do work daily to improve and your comments help us make changes to improve each guest’s experience. I do hope if you make another trip to Vail you choose to stay with us again and that when you do our service levels show marked improvement.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2012

Nice property in a great location...shuttle pulls up right in front of the door. All of the Marriott typical attributes - great service, comfortable bed and room and excellent room service. The lobby is very nice and the hotel was well decorated for Christmas. Room service was prompt and the food was excellent

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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JasonPolland, Manager at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback. We will share this information with our entire Hotel team. We hope that when you return to Vail you again choose to stay at our resort.
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Additional Information about Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

Property: Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
Address: 715 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5070
Region: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Vail
#8 Luxury Hotel in Vail
#9 Spa Hotel in Vail
#9 Business Hotel in Vail
#12 Family Hotel in Vail
#14 Romantic Hotel in Vail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Vail Marriott Mountain Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 344
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Lionshead Village is one of Colorado's most celebrated resorts. Our Vail ski resort is just 150 yards from the Eagle-Bahn Gondola and offers relaxed lodging options for daredevils, daydreamers and those seeking a little adventure. Featuring all the hospitality and charm of a European ski and spa resort, our Vail resort is the destination of choice for vacationers seeking the exceptional. The natural beauty that surrounds our breathtaking Vail luxury resort is reflected in a chateau atmosphere of warm elegance, complete with rich wood accents, cozy rooms with plush beds, heated pools, outdoor recreation and a luxurious spa. With 5,289 acres and seven legendary bowls, Vail Resort is the largest ski resort in the nation, welcoming skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. We invite you to stay with us and discover why Vail continues to top ski resort polls year after year. ... more   less 
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