Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a trip and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our top kid-friendly hotel picks in Vail, and get inspired!
The Four Seasons Vail opened in 2011, and is one of the area's top hotels. Not only do families (and kids especially) enjoy the beautiful outdoor pool (open year-round), but the Teen Club, with an air hockey table, video games, foosball table, and iMac computers, is a popular hangout. On-site daycare is available in the kids' club and young children receive a welcome gift upon arrival.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences are easily among the most luxurious private condo rentals in Vail Valley, but that doesn't mean they aren't kid-friendly. In fact, many families choose to stay at the Ritz-Carlton, since residences have from two to six bedrooms, and all have full kitchens. The year-round outdoor pool is also a family fave and the teen room features a pool table, air hockey, foosball, video games, and more.
In a beautiful secluded setting west of Vail proper, the Marriott StreamSide offers upper-middle-range condo rentals in three different sections -- Evergreen, Birch, and Douglas -- with full kitchens (great for saving money on food), fireplaces, and and homey mountain decor. The year-round indoor/outdoor pool is uncommon in Vail, where most pools are outdoors, and the hotel prides itself on its free extras (free Wi-Fi, free parking, and no resort fee). But it's right next to the interstate, and you'll have to take the hotel shuttle to the slopes.