The Sebastian - VailVail Village, Vail, Colorado
- Gorgeous, high-end mountain decor
- Year-round outdoor pool and four Jacuzzis
- Slope-side valet services at Base Camp
- Upscale spa and salon
- Organic, locally-sourced menu at Leonora
- Coffee, snacks, and sit-down fare at Market
- Chic Frost lounge with great scotch and local beer selection
- Beautiful suites have kitchens, fireplaces, and washer/dryers
- Free Wi-Fi and free in-room water and soda
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- 131 Amenities
- 42 Executive One Bedroom
- 87 Executive Two Bedroom Suite
- 34 Luxury Family King
- 26 Luxury One King
- 27 Luxury Two Queen
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A grand mountain vibe without the kitsch, and warm, modern, and textured decor
This modern hideout in the Rocky Mountains is a beautiful twist on the traditional Colorado mountain hotel, with remarkable attention to detail in the public spaces. The big, airy lobby has light stone walls, a barrel ceiling with wood beams, stylish furniture, and a sleek black fireplace with a surround of perpendicular stacked wood slats. The intimate library, by contrast, is a cozier area with comfy leather seating, dim lighting, and an extensive collection of books within its towering black bookshelves.
The hotel also hosts an impressive, rotating collection of private art, including paintings and abstract sculptures from artist Manuel Felguerez, and works from other local artists.
Right off I-70, within walking distance of Vail Village and the Vista Bahn ski lift
The Sebastian is situated on Vail Road, right off of Frontage Road and I-70. It's within walking distance of Vail Village, the Vista Bahn ski lift, and Base Camp, but there's not much immediately around the hotel.
- 2-hour-15-minute drive from the closest airport, Denver International Airport
- 7-minute walk to the Colorado Ski Museum
- 8-minute walk to downtown Vail Village
- 9-minute walk to the Vista Bahn lift up Vail Mountain (or take a shuttle to Base Camp, The Sebastian’s own slope-side retreat)
- 1-hour drive to the hot springs at Glenwood Springs
The lower-level room categories are on the small side for the Vail Valley area, with understated decor: quality white bedding, solid wood furniture, and beige walls. The Nespresso espresso machines are a highlight, with easy-to-use instructions and barista-quality results. If you’re not a fan of espresso and prefer traditional coffee, there’s a coffeemaker tucked away in the closet -- right next to the humidifier. The bathrooms are also somewhat tight, but have marble countertops and modern fixtures.
The freebies are a nice plus -- free Wi-Fi and a semi-stocked mini-fridge with free sodas and water.
- High-end cotton linens and down duvets
- Flat-screen TVs and DVD players
- Alarm clock radios with MP3 plug-ins (iPods are not charged when plugged in)
- Nespresso espresso machines and traditional coffeemakers
- Plush bathrobes
- Marble bathrooms with modern fixtures, but shower/tub combos
- Hotel-brand toiletries in large bottles (not free to take home)
- Plaza Studio Rooms come with kitchenettes
- Suites are markedly more luxurious, with sophisticated decor of the quality you'll find throughout the rest of the hotel. They come with full kitchens, gas fireplaces, washer/dryers, and pull-out sofas.
One of the best features of The Sebastian Vail is the slope-side Base Camp, with gear rental and a cafe (where you can get hot chocolate and cookies to warm up with after a long day on the slopes).
- Bloom Day Spa, offering a variety of treatments and salon services
- The Library, with free morning papers and plenty of leather chairs for reading or relaxing
- Attractive outdoor pool with waterfall, stone surround, and four Jacuzzis
- Big, modern fitness center with wood beams and trim
- Exclusive art from different mediums, including abstract paintings and sculptures from Manuel Felguerez
- Base Camp at the base of Vail mountain offering valet services including ski rentals, boot warmers, and a cafe with sweets and hot cocoa.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Pet-friendly, but for a fee; services include food and water bowls delivered to the guest rooms
- Leonora is a wine and tapas bistro with organic, locally-soucrnced ingredients. The restaurant has an impressive display of wine and warm, elegant decor.
- The lounge, Frost is located just outside the lobby and offers over 30 different types of Scotch whisky, a good local beer line-up, light fare, and glass "icicles" hanging from the top of the bar.
- Market is a coffee shop, a provisions store (where you can purchase bread, cheese, meats, beer, beverages, dipping sauces, and other goodies), and a sit-down restaurant.
- The slope-side Base Camp has its own eatery, Beignet Cafe, offering sweet treats and the namesake beignets -- donuts that customers can customize with different toppings, including Oreo and praline.
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Address16 Vail Rd, Vail, Colorado 81657, United States
- Classic Room
- Deluxe Plaza King
- Deluxe Plaza Two Queens
- Luxury Plaza King
- Luxury Plaza Two Queens
- One Bedroom Suite
- Plaza Studio Room
- Three Bedroom Suite
- Two Bedroom Suite