The Best Vail Family Hotels

by Santorini Dave • Updated: December 3, 2018

The best luxury hotel for families in Vail, Colorado ski resort.

The heated outdoor pool at the Four Seasons Vail.

The 8 Best Hotels for Families in Vail, Colorado

1. Four Seasons Resort Vail

Top-notch, contemporary hotel with European flair, that offers ultra-luxurious rooms, suites and private residences, with limestone & wood interiors, gas-burning fireplaces, furnished balconies and mountain, village or garden views. Suites come in 2-bedroom to 6-bedroom layouts. They pamper guests with a complimentary use of 6 Mercedes Benz cars. Hotel has a very large gym, 4 dining options, 1 heated pool & 2 whirlpools, a ski concierge, spa with high-altitude therapies, young adult club. Good location at the entrance to Vail Village with a free shuttle to the slopes (10 min walk). Hotel Phone: +1 970 477 8600.

2. Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort

Resort set in 20 acres offering affordable, slightly dated 1-bedroom (family of 4), 2-bedroom (family of 6), and 3-bedroom (family of 8) townhouses and condos with full kitchens (heated kitchen & bathroom floors), electric barbecue grills, washer/dryers, a fireplace (ask), and humidifiers. Only stair access to all 3 floors, so opt for first-floor condos to avoid long walks up and avoid the noisier condos on the highway side. Has a heated swimming pool, sauna, hot tubs, 9 tennis courts, kids’ playground, a bbq area and one on-site restaurant. Good for long stays and located in a quiet location (has hiking & biking trails), that’s a 10-15 minutes ride to the gondola (frequent buses/free shuttle). Hotel Phone: +1 970 476 4840.

3. Austria Haus Hotel

European-style boutique hotel offering charming deluxe double rooms (family of 4), right in the heart of Vail village, within walking distance to sights & entertainment (ahopping, restaurants, galleries, movies, farmer’s market, skiing). Stylish rooms feature custom-designed furniture, coffered-ceilings, natural wood accents and bathrooms with heated marble flooring; some have gas-log fireplaces and French balconies. Ask for rooms with a fireplace or one with a balcony overlooking the river. Hotel offers a outdoor heated pool and hot tub overlooking a creek, complimentary breakfast buffet, library, slope-side ski storage and a heated, underground garage. Short walk to the gondola. Hotel Phone: 1-877-644-7625.

4. The Arrabelle at Vail Square

Emanating old-world charm and loaded with high-tech conveniences, this delightful, alpine ski-in/ski-out resort enjoys a fantastic location right at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Vail Square. Offers exquisite, opulent 4 and 5 bedroom residences (8-10 people) with gas fireplaces, fully-stocked kitchens, humidifiers, jetted soaking tubs, heated bathroom floors, ipads, Bluetooth speakers, balconies (some rooms), and stunning resort or mountain views. Hotel also manages and offers more exclusive, very spacious private chalets, townhomes and penthouses. Ask for rooms with balconies overlooking the vibrant square. Lots of entertainment available at the Square, which has an ice-skating ring, fire pits, outdoor concert area, and numerous cafes, galleries, and boutiques. Excellent range of amenities that include 1 restaurant, a 10,00 ft spa (sauna, plunge pools), kids’ activities, nearby kids’ ski school, rooftop hot tubs, lap pool, library, grocery delivery service, exclusive access to a golf club, complimentary ski valet and storage, complimentary GoPro cameras (for the day) and a 24-hour room service app. Hotel Phone: +1 970 429 5045.

5. The Sebastian

Gorgeous, hip resort offering grand, inviting rooms, suites and 1, 2, & 3 bedrooom residences (families of 4 to 8) with fully equipped gourmet kitchens and sofa sleepers. Ask for rooms with balconies. Offers family add-on amenities like snowman construction kits, game night fun. Has a games room, kids’ room, bar, spa, library, heated pool, 3 dining options, 4 hot tubs, ski storage, and a ski valet service at their own ski center next to the lifts. Gondola One is a 5 minute walk. Hotel Phone: +1 970 477 8000.

6. Marriott Vail Mountain Resort & Spa

Close to the Eagle Bahn Gondola, this resort offers good value, slightly dated, mountain view lodge rooms (up to 4 people) with full kitchens, fireplaces and balconies. Vail village is nearby (15 minutes walk). Hotel has both indoor & outdoor pools, 3 dining options (including a pub) and hot tubs. Not ski-in/ski-out but has a ski valet. Hotel Phone: +1 970 476 4444.

7. Antlers at Vail

Steps away from the Lionshead gondola, this resort on the banks of Gore creek offers spacious, picturesque 4-bedroom apartments (group of 8 people) with fully stocked kitchens, gas fireplaces and balconies with mountain/village views. Ask for creek facing apartments. Has on-site ski rentals, complimentary ski valet and athletic club membership, outdoor pool with 2 hot tubs, 2 saunas, complimentary underground heated parking, free shuttle to the grocery store, and loans go pro cameras. Additional kitchen appliances (rice cookers, crock pots, spices) are available on request. Hotel Phone: +1 970 476 2471.

8. Simba Run Vail Condominiums

Set away from town, this hotel offers reasonably priced 2 bedroom condos (families of 4 to 6) with fully-equipped kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces and washer/dryers. Ask for south-facing rooms in building one for the best views. Has Vail’s largest indoor pool, 2 hot tubs, saunas, 3 tennis courts, outdoor patio with grills. Excellent free shuttle service to the village. Hotel Phone: +1 970 476 0344.

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