Solaris Residences

European-style charmer in the Rockies
Set in the center of Vail, Colorado, Solaris Residences is a complex of 79 studios and multi-bedroom residences. The brand-new residences debuted in 2011 and are located in the larger Solaris Vail complex in the heart of Vail Village, which also includes a trendy bowling alley, a movie theater, an ice-skating rink, an upscale Japanese restaurant and a handful of shops. It’s a haven for skiers, as the Vista Bahn chair lift is just a five-minute walk away.

You’ll find Solaris Residences has everything you could desire when it comes to amenities. Take a dip in the indoor pool and hot tub, indulge in a massage in one of the three spa treatment rooms with soaking tubs or work out at the small fitness center. With underground parking, on-mountain ski storage and a ski valet as well, staying at the Solaris Residences makes a Vail ski escapade easy.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Solaris Residences occupies an enviable location in Vail, Colorado, on the pedestrian plaza in the center of Vail Village. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is just steps from dozens of art galleries, stellar restaurants, luxury boutiques and funky shops.
  • If you’re a skier or snowboarder, winter is the best time to book a vacation at Solaris Residences. With the brilliant Vail Village location, you’re only a couple blocks from the Vista Bahn chair lift and the world-renowned Vail slopes.
  • Strap on some skates and hit the ice at Solaris. The 6,500-square-foot outdoor rink is open from mid-November through the end of winter. Bring your own skates or rent some at the rink.  Lessons are available, too.
  • Guests are pampered at the lavish CinéBistro at Solaris theater, which features first-run films. Relax in a high-back, leather rocking chair as you take in a show and an extensive American bistro menu featuring burgers, seafood, and more is available for moviegoers.
Things to Know
  • Guests are paired with assistants who are ready to meet any need. They can handle a variety of tasks including grocery shopping, dinner and movie reservations. If you need help arranging transportation, then they can assist with that request, too.
  • You won’t have any excuse for not working out during your visit to Vail if you’re staying at Solaris Residences. It is equipped with high-quality Precor brand fitness equipment and a whole set of free weights will help you strengthen your muscles.
  • Solaris Residences has a unique partnership with Folsom Custom Ski Company that benefits discerning clientele. When Solaris guests reserve the custom ski package they receive custom skis of their own.
The Rooms
  • When you first walk into a guest room at Solaris Residences you’ll be wowed by the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows with mountain views. That picturesque view will remind you that you are truly on vacation — far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and planted, instead, in a relaxed mountain resort.
  • The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel offers studio and one- to six-bedroom residences for nightly rental.
  • Each unit is perfect for a quiet get-away or for entertaining family and friends and is equipped with stone fireplaces, hardwood floors and granite or marble countertops throughout, a gourmet kitchen with Sub Zero refrigerators and freezers, luxurious bathrooms, Frette linens and extra-plush terry cloth bathrobes and slippers.
  • Bathrooms are all adorned with the finest materials and amenities. Granite, stone, tile and marble countertops, showers and tubs are prevalent throughout the varied bathrooms.
  • Luxurious Aveda brand hair and skin care products are provided in each bathroom. Dry off with a 35 percent organic bamboo and 65 percent Egyptian cotton towel produced by the Orchid Collection and then cuddle up in a 100 percent cotton bathrobe made by Traditional Collection brand.
The Restaurants
  • Occupying a prominent place on the lobby level of Solaris Residences is Matsuhisa, the upscale Asian fusion restaurant owned by famed Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The restaurant and freestanding bar, which share an open, airy, modern design, open daily at 6 p.m.
  • The menu, which features Japanese cuisine with Peruvian influences, serves creative seafood preparations, including chef Nobu’s famous black cod with sweet miso, king crab tempura and scallops with wasabi pepper or spicy garlic sauce.
  • Be sure to make dinner reservations if you’re visiting the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel during the peak winter months; reservations are accepted up to a month in advance. 
  • Also part of the larger Solaris complex is bōl, a restaurant, bar and bowling alley; CinéBistro’s upscale, dine-in movie theater; and Yeti’s Grind coffee shop.
Getting There
141 East Meadow Drive, Vail, Colorado 81657
EGE (40 min)  
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