by Julie Bielenberg
Formerly the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, the Grand Hyatt Vail is the second Grand Hyatt hotel in Colorado and the first in a U.S. mountain resort destination.
Designed by the acclaimed LEO A DALY firm, Grand Hyatt Vail completed an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation in 2018. Influenced by the area’s surrounding mountains and history, the hotel’s contemporary guestrooms and common areas offer guests an elevated modern retreat with clean lines, gentle curves and subdued patterns with rich wood, stone and leather textures. The hotel’s artwork and unique interior design touchpoints pay homage to The Southern Ute Native American tribe through local artists and artisans.
The 285-room, ski-in/ski-out resort sits at the base of the iconic Vail Mountain on the banks of Gore Creek, and offers guests their own ski lift, Chair 20, for convenient access to world-class skiing and snowboarding. Located in the heart of the Vail Valley within the Cascade Village neighborhood, the hotel features bold, vibrant architecture inspired by its scenic locale and welcoming service with exclusive amenities ideal for group and leisure travelers.
The property features three dining venues, The Spa at Grand Hyatt Vail, a 58,000-square-foot athletic club, inventive après ski offerings and curated alpine experiences.
Our Editor Loves
- On-mountain location
- Streamside pool and hot tub
- Access to hiking, biking and outdoor activities
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
When my sister booked the hotel there was nothing on their website that said the hotel was doing some upgrades/construction to the pool & hottub areas so that was unavailable but could use the athletic club connected to the hotel. Wasn't even mentioned at check-in! It wasn't until we were walking around the hotel and asked that we were told it was all being worked on. UGH!! Nothing has been done to the athletic club in yrs (since it was the old Vail Cascades). My sister asked for an early check-in since we had spa treatments at another hotel. We were able to get an early check-in but the room was in the basement (room 141) with the mechanical rooms, day care center and down the hall from the spa. There are only about 4 rooms in that area so it felt a little creepy ... Not an ideal location. Considering it's shoulder season you would have thought we could have gotten a room that wasn't secluded in the basement. Valet parking was $38 in shoulder season. Seems a little steep for off season. The hotel has no mtn feel to it that the old Vail Cascade did. This very modern feel feels out of place in a mtn community. The staff in restaurant, valet, shuttle drivers and bell hops were all nice and helpful. Front desk staff didn't even ask how our stay was upon check-out. :-( Rooms were nice, shower was big but with marble floors it gets slick when wet. Beds and comforter were nice and comfy. Not sure if I'd stay here again ... just not the feel I look for when heading to the mtns.
by Jennifer B
Gorgeous suites. Terrific food. Nice location. Beds are so comfy and down filled that you will sweat even with the heat turned down to its lowest, so be sure to open your windows and let in the cold mountain air.