Marriott Vail Mountain Resort & Spa
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We had a great time away geocaching!
We left Lake City, Minnesota this morning at 7 with plans on driving a more southerly route on our return to California. Thanks for technology, using my Droid we were able access the National Weather Radar for real time tracking of weather across the entire U.S. Upon seeing severe weather warning and listening to our XM radio weather channel, we …
We're getting ready to leave Vail, and we finally got around to writing the travel pod. Well here's a recap...
We picked up Suzy from the airport in Denver Thursday afternoon, and headed to Vail. On the way we had three very exciting sightings. First, we saw a heard of Buffalo, then we saw mountain goats, and then (the one we were all waiting …
Both my trips to Vail were different from one another. The first time I went (Jan 30-Feb 2, 1999), it was just DH and I staying at the Spa & Lodge at Cordillera. DH was attending a conference there. The hotel is a beautiful, small boutique hotel, very luxurious. Much of our time was spent doing conference stuff (dinners and such). We did get to ski …
Woke up again at 8:00 am. No hangover... totally surprised at that! Kirk was waiting for his snowboard pass, so he came with me and Tamara to breakfast. Todd was at his conference. Same awesome place for breakfast. It was snowing really hard today. I bought a baseball cap to wear. Tamara and I headed into Vail Village and the boys went to …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarriott Vail Mountain Resort & Spa
This stay provided everything we were looking for!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Vail Mountain Resort & Spa
We stayed 2 nights 1st week Oct. The fall foilge was perfect.It had snowed the night before and the golden leaves against the snow were beautiful.The resort is in a good location within 1 mile walking distance to the village. A trolley stops at the front door to take you to the village. The foyer of the hotel is spectaculer with a grand staircase.We were appointed a very small room way at the back-- we got lost trying to find it.The carpet was dirty -so unlike a Marriott hotel. We requested a new room and received a very nice one closer to everything--great bathroom.The staff were very polite especially in the restaurant.Forget the restaurant if you want to have a good meal-very expensive for what you get--no salad or potatoe--only the entre'. A potatoe was $6.There are many other great places to eat in the village.It was mid week so we got a good deal $99 per night but we have stayed at nicer places for less.We would stay again only if we were guaranteed a good room.
Spent 2 consecutive nights here, checking out this morning, Sunday the 28th. Used Marriott points, which are not always easy to redeem, in our experience, for where we want to go. In this case, it was easy becasue of the massive construction going on at Lionshead -Vail. There are construction vehicles, orange signs, cranes, detours, etc, all over, and many shops and restaurants in Lionshead are not open because of this. There is also construction/ renovation going on inside the Marriott Vail. Areas of the hotel have plastic on the floor, are closed or re-routed. The exercise room, for example, is temporarily relocated to the overflow dining area and is scrunched in there, with no TVs, right next to where folks may be eating their breakfasts. This is all, of course, not permanent, but worth a check before you go. In other parts of Vail, things are much more typical.
Just returned from what was originally planned as a two-night stay at this hotel. We booked a one bedroom suite at a rate of $280, and the correct rate for this room should have been $79 or less! Everything outdated, tiny television practically on the ceiling -- so high up you had to strain your neck to see it. Not that we went there to watch TV, but we ordered a movie and it was a big pain to watch it. Extremely small bedroom, felt claustrophobic. Don't know what caught our attention more, the stained pillows or the popcorn ceiling.
Great summer vacation spot
Went to Vail for the first time this past weekend. The Hotel was great, despite the area of Lionshead Village undergoing a huge renovation. We had no trouble getting around by feet or bus (free through the villages). The weather was very comfortable during the day, and a light jacket at night was all that you needed.
The hotel room was very nice, bedding comfortable, and terrace views breathtaking! Would recommend this hotel to anyone who's going to the area.
We loved our stay at the Marriott. The service was beyond expectations in multiple instances. Wow! The staff seemed to go out of their way to help us with everything. I have traveled around the world and stayed at very nice hotels, and was surprised to get this level of service from the Marriott.
This is hands down the best hotel in Vail. The service is excellent, and the hotel itself is a work of art. This was the freindliest most dilligent staff I've ever experienced. Anybody who disagrees is foolish. The security was amazing! Within 5 minutes of contacting them about a lost pair of goggles, they were found and delivered to my room. The housekeepers leave the room immaculate on a daily basis. The food is incredible, best steak I have ever had. When disapointed about my room that I had originally reserved, I recieved an upgrade to a junior sweet with a mountain/pool view for only $40. The room was amazing!
I reccomend this hotel to everyone traveling to Vail!!!
The extra $$$$ is well worth it.
Great hotel - near slopes, shops and restaurants. The hotel itself is luxurious - far more so than the Vail Cascade (which we also stayed in). Tasteful interiors, fabulous views. Perfect amenities - hot tubs, pool, ski/rental shop, restaurants. Breakfast buffets are excellent. Definitely recommend it. Try Travelocity for deals.
We stayed at the Marriott Mountain Resort March 3-6th, 2004. Paid $409/night for a basic "Lodge Room" which was a very small, basic hotel room with two double beds.
Don't do it
What a joke. Big $$$$ for the worst service we have ever experienced.
The hotel is fantastic, beds are great and the place is spotless, but if you think that you are going to get good service - you are sadly mistaken. Waiters, bellmen, front desk clerks, managers, waitresses, and chefs are all slackers. The food is average. Pony up a few more bucks and stay at the Sonnelap in the heart of the village.
Nice but not excitin
the marriott mtn resort was very nice...the rooms were done comfortably and the facilities were fine. Bus service directly in front of the hotel...a little bit of a walk to the lift and to vail...the hotel is at lionshead...a lot cheaper than the lodge at vail or sonnenalp..it was all very fine just not very exciting...